Crystal Beach Resort

San Narciso, Zambales

Crystal Beach Resort
4.7
4.5 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 10
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 17 Reviews
  • 14 Recommend
  • 15 Reviewers
Category:
Hotel
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours
Phone
+63472529978

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot

Facilities

Hotel Star Rating:
2
Restaurant:
Yes
Tours:
Yes

Useful Information

Check-Out:
12:00p
Earliest Check-In:
2:00p
Number of Rooms:
34

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
10

Crystal Beach Resort is easily reachable by driving 3-4 hours from Manila to San Narciso, Zambales or taking a Victory Liner bus headed to either Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales and simply get off at San Narciso (right in front of San Sebastian Catholic Church). From the bus stop, simply take a 10 minute tricycle ride to the entrance of the resort for Php 15. 128077🏼

They have rooms available from Php 1,700 (fan room with use of the common toilet and bathroom) to Php 11,250 (for up to 15 pax). They also have air conditioned rooms and rooms that have private bathroom. All their room rates includes a buffet breakfast. Almost all their rooms are pretty simple.

They have a tree house right across the King Solomon's Hall which is called the Timothy Tree House. There are two rooms up in the tree house with a maximum height of 5 feet from floor to ceiling. So those two rooms are not recommended for tall people. You would really need to crouch down. 128517Right below the two rooms are the billiard tables and ping pong tables.

The beach is easily walked from the entrance through a beautiful framed pathway. But before reaching the beach, you'll see rows of pine trees with tents pitched up in between. That's the Kampsite where the resort offers camping and glamping to their visitors.

For the camping rates, if you have your own tents or hammocks, you can enter for just Php 295 per person. But if you'd like to rent a tent with mat and pillow, it's Php 500 per person. They have "glamping" or glamorous camping for Php 2,400 for 1-3 persons max which includes a complete set of tent, mattress, fan and light. The glamping rate also includes breakfast. 128077🏼

The beach's sand is quite fine but it's not as fine as Boracay sand. There are rocky parts though so be careful when walking without slippers.

The beach front is quite wide and there are quite a number of huts available free of charge once you're inside the resort. Be careful when swimming here as the waves tend to be a bit unpredictable. There are times when the waves are small and it's easy to swim but it this resort also has a surfing school which means waves here can become quite big and strong.

Their public toilet and shower rooms are kept pretty clean but be warned that they don't have hot water for shower. They do have a bidet in the toilet! 128514 The only place to hang your clothes is by the door but the water's not so strong that it'll make your clothes wet while showering.

At night, the resort doesn't allow people to swim anymore because it's too dark and the waves are very risky. They have a lifeguard during the day but at night, they really prohibit people from swimming. Instead, just head on over to the beach, pick a spot, lie down and stare at the stars. It's one of the things in life we shouldn't miss or take for granted. With all the city lights in Manila, it's so hard to see thousands of stars at night.

Going back to Manila, simply take a tricycle again from Crystal Beach to the waiting shed/bus stop for a Victory Liner bus towards Olongapo. There are 3 routes if I'm not mistaken, Sampaloc (near UST), Cubao and Pasay.

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Jay L.
5.0 Stars
4

Awesome place.Worth visiting!128077128077128077

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Julienne D.
5.0 Stars
3

Went here for an overnight trip with other instagrammers from the Worldwide instameet 13. I loved camping ever since I tried it in Calaguas so when I found out that they’re going camping for the weekend, I joined right away.

However, I didn’t consider the fact that the weather is off the roof now than the time that I went camping in Calaguas. So it was a very different experience. Personally, I thought I made the wrong decision joining because the weather that day was between 95-100F. And the pine trees didn’t help that much, even the fact that the beach is just a few steps away and its supposed to give off a cooler vibe or something. We were sweating inside the camp even though ours was netted.

But, if not for the weather, this place is amazing. I mean, camping under the pine trees, beach a few steps away? Not to mention they have a bonfire readily available for happy campers. Also, they have this live band playing near the beach. So you can either do the bonfire or listen to the band at night. You pretty much have a lot of activities to choose from. This is the perfect getaway!

You can bring your friends, your family, or your workmates! They offer cottages as well if you’re not into camping, or maybe you wanna try “glamping” aka glamorous camping! For food, I think you can bring your own - you can also eat in their restaurant. I am not familiar with their rates though but you can just check out their website.

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Edessa T.
4.0 Stars
5

Looking for an awesome getaway? Tadaaa!

Away from stress and all!

Grab your summer essentials and let's hit the beach! 127754

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Lark C.
5.0 Stars
3

Spent the weekend here and still have a hangover as I write this. 128584

I found the best sunsets, the most breathtaking ones here. Taken on day 1, photo #1 was shot effortlessly. It really was quintessential. But on day 2, I had a hard time capturing the absolute blend of orange, red and yellow radiated by that perfectly round sun. Indeed, no day has closed with the same sunset. Ever.

Crystal Beach is a known surfing spot, but I was not there for that. I was there for a glamping event partnered with Summer Siren 2016 Music Festival. There were lots of activities - from volley bong to basic calligraphy, to create your own bracelets, and ice cream, to movie night under the stars, and of course, partying.

Lakas maka-College feels ng Summer Siren Day 1 with bands such as Quest, Ransom Collective, Hale, Moonstar88 and Ebe Dancel. Day 2 was more of the tugstugs music, so, as very tita as this may sound, we decided not to go, and instead opted to join the small crowd doing the 'movie under the stars.' 128516

Really had a blast with this weekend glamping experience. The beach is beautiful, the people (both the staff and the residents living just outside the resort) are beautiful - they were warm and friendly, the experience in totality is beautiful as well. One for the books, as they say.

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Erick B.
4.0 Stars

Crystal Beach, a simple and laid back beach resort in Zambales. I hate driving and I hate it even more when it's a 4-hour drive from the south. But hey I did go here with my family and I don't regret it!

The beach is well-maintained and the staff is friendly. The waves are noob-surfer-friendly. If you're not into surfing you can still go into the water without the waves eating you. My 1-year-old also enjoyed playing along the shore. Family-friendly beach!

The food is okay. Nothing spectacular but still of good quality. Nothing to complain about. We booked a Malachi air-conditioned room which has cable TV and bathroom. Good and clean enough for the stay.

If you want to relax and unwind, this is a good place to visit.

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

dumami na bonefire places sa sat nyt!

may bar to tambay near the beach na kung gusto mo chill ma kwentuhan lang near the beach side!

d pa rin bumilis serving nila ng food, pero high tech na resto sa sari sari store nila kasi ipad na kami nila for ordering system!

sakto may guests ng wedding here, d ako natuwa sa setup (d ko alam kung idea ng couples na sinundan lang nila or badoy lang event orgamizer nila), pero kita mo maalaga sa mga guests :)

sarap bumalik here! all time personal fav retreat place ko na eto!

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Roegan T.
5.0 Stars

About 3 hours away from the metro, Crystal Beach in San Narciso, Zambales has to be one of the nearest beaches.

Rooms start at around Php1,500 (standard room, fan, use of common shower/restroom) and can go up to around Php10,000 (for groups).

After monitoring the wave forecast for almost 2 weeks, last weekend was the perfect time to surf especially for beginners since the waves were only about 0.5m-1m. No overhead. 127940

My friend and I booked Malachi (Php2,550 per night). The room was okay. It's not posh but it will do. It's air-conditioned, has its own bathroom, and cable tv. It's pretty small. But who needs a big room if you're going surfing the whole day anyway? 128527

The beach itself is okay. Not white sand. And it's not as fine as boracay nor pangasinan. The reason why I kept coming back is because of surfing and the resort staff. Everybody's just so welcoming and kind. Even the surf instructors, they're all cool! Unlike the instructors in LU, some of them are rude and impatient. 128548

The resort has one restaurant that serves mostly Filipino food. Their tofu sisig is a must try. Also the pork binagoongan! All dishes are good for sharing. 128077

Other info:

✔️ Surfing w/ instructor (1 hr) costs Php400 which includes a rashguard and a surfboard.

✔️ Wearing their Quiksilver rashguard is required if you're getting an instructor/surfing lessons.

✔️ Rent for the board costs Php200 for an hour. M

✔️ No room wifi. Only in the lobby area.

✔️ Parking's not a problem. You can even park your car in front of your villa.

✔️ Acoustic night during Saturday nights. They place banigs on the sand where you can just chill, look at the starry skies, and listen to good music. 128525

✔️ There's also a bonfire every Sat night! If you're a social butterfly, sat nights are perfect!

✔️ If your focus is just to surf, I'd recommend camping instead of booking a room. If you have your own tent, it'd only cost Php280 per head which gives you access to all of the resort's amenities for the whole day. Their common shower rooms / restrooms are actually far from bad. My friends and I camped here last month and it was fun! 128516

✔️ They also have their own tents if you don't have one.

✔️ Nicest people in the planet. We left our wet rashguards, GoPro mounts, and boardshorts outside our villa since it was wet. When we woke up in the morning, nothing got stolen. We even left the key in the door knob. And yet, nothing was stolen from the room. 128514128077

✔️ Can't wait to go back! They have a surfing event this October 27 for noobs. It's more like a tournament / assessment for noobs. 128514

✔️ Look for either Chad or Adonis. Nicest and coolest instructors in Crystal Beach. 128077

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Tommy E.
5.0 Stars

Crystal Beach Resort has a very nice set of staff, they were all accomodating and the place was nice and big. They offer lots of rooms that are cheap for those looking for cheap getaways you can go here. They also offer surfing lessons, island hopping, bonfires, and they have a Kampsite (yes, spelled with a K) if you're into camping. Although cheap the beach is beautiful!

For those looking for a bit of adventure, my friends and I went to Anghalo Falls in San Felipe very near this place. We took a bus ride going to San Felipe 4-5 minute drive, then rode a tricycle, just tell the tricycle driver to drop you off at the path leading to Anghalo Falls. I suggest you get their number so that after you're done they can come and pick you up. You could also ask them to find you a guide if you're not familiar with the place.

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

when the weather is so hard to predict, the best thing to do is simply embrace every quiet moment of the water 100841008410084

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Jona P.
5.0 Stars

Beach purrrrrrfect! Must visit in Zambales128525

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

no wave to surf, but the beach is so chillax to just lie down on it!

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Joshay S.
4.0 Stars

Just because my guy love surfing and he already went here and this time its his second time and he insisted that I'll joined him together with his officemates, I can't say NO. I was hesitant cause he will let me try to surf which I was afraid of cause I dunno how to swim. But thanks sweetie, I know how to surf now and I love the place seriously.128525127946

If you're a beginner and willing to learn how to surf, come visit this place. They trained and teach you well. I was so happy the moment I stand on the board128516. Dunno how to swim but I'll able to surf. Yay...127946127940

We rented a double bed cottage together with my friend and his boyfriend. At night, they had bonfire which I like. That night was one of the memorable night for me in this memorable place cause I've seen my guy transformed into an emotional person which I love.

They have this wide white beach that's so lovely 128525

For sure Im going to come back here. I wanna learn surf more128540

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Abi J.
5.0 Stars

The nearest surfing point from manila. We paid p150 for the entrance and p400 with for the surfing 101 with the whole get up and the board. At first I thought it was kinda expensive but it was worth it, because we had one instructor each. :) I had a really great time!!

P.s.
I know how to surf na!!!! XD

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Jaye C.
5.0 Stars

I LOVE THIS PLACE. And I honestly mean it! 10084

I can't even compose myself to actually write a decent review. Because my weekend here was too perfect to put in words! Okay, let's start with how we got there. We rode Victory Liner to Olongapo then another bus going to Iba Zambales. It was a nice and fun road trip.

We were actually stunned to see Tents, Cogon huts , Pine trees(I cant even ugh pine trees in a beach can you imagine!!!), long stretch of beach, surfers everywhere, modern rooms, hammocks, bonfires and rainbows and butterflies - I almost thought na nasa heaven na ako! Geez life is so good!

The place is so big kahit madaming naka check in you'll never bump into someone! And the waves, dude CRAZY waves! Its a sure hit for surfers! You can also play table tennis, volleyball, billiard and even throw yourself up on a trampoline! See you'll never run out of activities!

If you're up for a perfect, simple, chill weekend, then you should visit this place! 128077 highly recommended by yours truly! Visit my instagram for more pictures! Haha! Yes! I'm selling my account just to verify my thoughts on this place! Please make yourself a favor and go out! Explore! Always be hungry to travel! I'm serious visit my personal instagram account: anncalatcat 127807127811127794127754

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Ana A.
5.0 Stars

I heard there will be a gig here, the Summer Siren I guess. UDD, Franco, Pedicab and many more will be there. Visited this place late last year. My friends/officemates enjoyed surfing here. And we had bonfires 128293 !!

They have an eatery there and I tell you, it's good! There food is excellent. I don't know why but I miss there food. Anyway, they also have a buffet every morning!128076

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Paula P.
4.0 Stars

This was last May's unexpected trip with friends. My boyfriend used to surf here back when he's still fit and strong. Now he gained weight so I don't think if he can still balance. Heh. So he suggested this place.

It was hard to find this place so you have to ask for directions if it was your first time.

When we got there, we were just planning to get the kubo type wih fan but unfortunately its not available, we wanted to enjoy the breeze, ya know. So we opted to get the aircon room for 4 people. It was separated in two with separate bathroom and toilet. Even their sink is separated. Sosyal. Pero its not that fancy type of room. Parang kubo type pa rin with aircon. It has TV with cable and 2 separated beds. We got it parang 5k overnight? Idk.

When it comes to the beach, you still have to walk from your room like 3-4mins. Its far away from the beach because waves here are big. This is a surfing spot as we all know. They have cottages naman so you can stay there for free. + they have campsite where you can stay in your own tent and just pay 100php+ with public bathroom.

Sands are not as fine as Boracay. Its rocky but kinda white. Waves are big! Takot ako sa dagat. Feel ko kakainin na ko pag magisa. If I may add, this is not a crowded beach. Super tahimik and magkakalayo yung rooms so all you can hear is the wind and waves. Walang night life and stuff. But if you love to surf, this one is perfect for you. 127940 They offer classes and you can rent wave boards.

We also got free breakfast buffet for 4. Choices were: Pancakes, tocino, egg, tuyo, lugaw, coffee, juices, etc. Kami lang kumakain kasi kami lang tao. Heheh.

Mas madami daw tao pag rainy days kasi mataas ang waves. Then they also have events every December?

If you are looking for a quiet place to unwind, this is perfect for you. Just make sure you can survive eating like you are in Survivor. We cooked our foods using ihawan and camping tools. Hahaha. We brought raw foods and rice.

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