Weekend Adventure at Punta Verde Resort (Lobo, Batangas)

Monday, March 12, 2018

Exuding a laidback vibe, Punta Verde Resort in Lobo, Batangas, is set against a pristine pebble beach overlooking the seas of Isla Verde Passage - an ideal destination to enjoy a peaceful seaside vacation. “Sorry there is no wifi. Talk to each other and pretend it’s 1995,” says of one the signages in the resort. True enough, being on a weekend detox from Social Media made our short holiday more memorable. Instead of posting pictures on Facebook or Instagram, we were there busy talking just about anything we could think of.
drone photo c/o Punta Verde Resort
The Resort
One of the most beautiful resorts in Lobo, Batangas, Punta Verde Resort is the kind of place that guests return to time and again to get experiences that remain etched on their memories. The resort is homely and familiar. An overnight staycation here feels like visiting a friend who happens to own a seaside resort! Owned by Nick and Linda Jimeno, the resort was originally built to be a family vacation home. With a shared love for nature and the sea, the family decided to share the resort to the world.
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Punta Verde's restaurant and infinity pool overlooking the Isla Verde Passage
The View
The warm welcome begins with the wide open space of the resort’s pavilion that offers fleeting views of the ocean and infinity pool, accompanied by the sound of the crashing waves against the shore. The surrounding environs, the blue sky, and the native Filipino design of the lobby all collude to announce that your short holiday has officially started.
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Facing the ocean and overlooking the pebble beach, Punta Verde's infinity pool is the ideal place to enjoy a morning or afternoon swim. 
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imagine waking up to this view every day :)
The Rooms
With 3 room categories ranging from superior to deluxe villas, each accommodation options are spacious with Spanish-influenced and Native Filipino designs that amplifies light and airiness. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units and en suite toilet and bath with water heater. Breakfast is also included in the room rates.
Mulawin Villa
Mulawin Villa, our home away from home, has two adjacent rooms (good for 6 persons per room) and an open-air veranda that can open up to connect both rooms. Adequately furnished, this villa is an effortless blend of Spanish and Filipino Native designs. In conformity with the resort's theme, the rooms are decorated with native furnishings. The mattress is perfect - not too hard and not too soft. The bathroom is very basic but clean. Outside the room, there were wooden chairs, which afforded me a front row seat to take in the glorious garden view.

*Mulawin Villa is currently priced at 8,000 pesos per night, good for 6 persons with free breakfast

The Food
The resort has one restaurant and the food they serve was okay. The menu consists of all the usual Filipino favorites as well as some Western dishes. Please note, due to the remote location of the resort, pre-ordering is required. Since snacks and dinner are not included in the price of the accommodation, you may bring some baon before you go to the resort. It is, however, not allowed to bring in cooked food or use the resort's kitchen for cooking. 
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Breakfast is included in the room rates (overnight accommodations only; day tour not included).
*There aren’t any other restaurants nearby so I think the resort can still improve its food department. 

Resort Amenities and Facilities
Since the resort is family-owned and not part of a mega resort group, they currently offer limited amenities and services. But fret not! Punta Verde Resort still offers basic array of facilities and services to make your stay relaxing and fun. For those who want to cool down, the resort has the thing for you - a luxurious infinity pool with a spectacular view of Isla Verde Passage. At the side of the pool are comfortable lounge chairs for guests’ comfort. Pool service is also available from the restaurant, which offers a delightful selection of refreshments.
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thanks for joining this trip Ken!
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it was gloomy on our first day but the sea still looked amazing!

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one of the highlights of Punta Verde Resort was this pebble beach :)
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no wifi? no problem! chika na lang lol!
Resort Activities & Other Things to Do 
A weekend staycation in Punta Verde Resort will give you a peaceful retreat no matter what time of the year. If you are stressed out in the metro, you can stay for the weekend in the resort, where you can just laze around, sip on fresh buko juice, not worry about anything you have to do for the day. If you're a weekend warrior and you would like to squeeze in a few tourist attractions while you're in the resort, then you may visit the historic Malabrigo Lighthouse
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The historic Faro de Punta de Malabrigo, is one of the 24 lighthouses erected in the Philippines during the course of the Spanish Colonial period. 
Overall Experience
Staying at Punta Verde Resort was indeed a great experience. That short vacation away from the noise of both the city and social media was pretty rejuvenating. My absolute favorite parts of the resort was the infinity pool and the pebble beach, which were the perfect places to watch the azure waves crash or the stars come out at night. Getting there took so long, but for me, it was truly worth it!
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Moana Feels!
A big thank you to Riza of Rizanoia.com for asking me to be a part of this trip. A big thank you to my fellow bloggers as well! Lastly, thanks a million to Punta Verde Resort for a relaxing weekend vacation! To my dear readers, if you need more information about the resort, you may send inquiries at puntaverderesorts@gmail.com or send them a message at @ PuntaVerdeResortBatangas on Facebook. For reservations, check out this link.

Travel Notes
How to get to Punta Verde Resort:

By Public Transportation (It will be a trek but it’s worth it!)
Option 1 
-  Board a bus (JAM Liner) bound for Batangas Pier from Cubao or Buendia Bus Terminal. One way fare is 165 pesos and travel time is 2 hours.
-  Get off at Batangas Grand Terminal and board a jeepyney bound for SM Batangas. One way fare is 25 pesos.
-  Get off at Jeepney Terminal going to Lobo (this terminal can be found at the back of the nearbychurch).
-  From there, ride another jeepney going to Lobo Town Proper. One way fare is 55 pesos and travel time is 1 hour.
-  Once in the town proper, make your way to Lobo Bridge where Punta Verde jeepney will pick you up. Roundtrip fare is 150 pesos per person and travel time is 30-45 minutes.

Option 2
-  Board a bus (JAM Liner) bound for Lipa City Grand Terminal from Cubao or Buendia Bus Terminal. One way fare is 132 pesos and travel time is 1.5 hours.
- Board a van bound for Lobo. One way fare is 120 pesos and travel time is 1-2 hours.
-  Once in the town proper, make your way to Lobo Bridge where Punta Verde jeepney will pick you up. Roundtrip fare is 150 pesos per person and travel time is 30-45 minutes.

By Private Car (Highly recommended!)
- By private car, it will only take 3-4 hours to get to Punta Verde Resort via Batangas Exit or Ibaan Exit. Do not use Google Maps or Waze when navigating because the road conecting Laiya and Lobo is stil,l under construction and currently impassable. Check out this printable guide on how to get there by private car.

Sample  Day Trip Budget
Cubao to Batangas Grand Terminal – 165 pesos
Batangas Grand Terminal to SM Batangas – 25 pesos
SM Batangas (Jeepney Terminal) to Lobo Town Proper – 55 pesos
Lobo Town Proper to Punta Verde – 150 pesos (roundtrip already)
Punta Verde Day Tour Entrance Fee – 750 pesos
Lobo Town Proper to SM Batangas – 55 pesos
SM Batangas to Batangas Grand Terminal – 25 pesos
Batangas Grand Terminal to Cubao – 165 pesos
Total: 1,390 pesos
*food and pasalubong are not yet included


Sample  2D1N Budget
Cubao to Batangas Grand Terminal – 165 pesos
Batangas Grand Terminal to SM Batangas – 25 pesos
SM Batangas (Jeepney Terminal) to Lobo Town Proper – 55 pesos
Lobo Town Proper to Punta Verde – 150 pesos (roundtrip fare)
Punta Verde Overnight – 1,750 pesos (assumming you will be staying in Superior Room and you are traveling with 1 companion)
Lobo Town Proper to SM Batangas – 55 pesos
SM Batangas to Batangas Grand Terminal – 25 pesos
Batangas Grand Terminal to Cubao – 165 pesos
Total: 2,390 pesos
*food and pasalubong are not yet included

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Punta Verde Resort
Address: Lobo-Malabrigo-Laiya Rd, Lobo, 4229 Batangas, Philippines
Contact Numbers: (02) 8998726; (0906) 529 3614; (02) 2195959
Email Address: puntaverderesorts@gmail.com
Official Website: www.puntaverde.ph
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PuntaVerdeResortBatangas
Check-in Time: 1:00 PM
Check-out Time: 12:00 PM


Pricing Disclaimer: All prices on this website are subject to change without notice. While I make every effort to provide you the most accurate, up-to-date information, occasionally, one or more items on thie website may change. Last update on this post is March 12, 2018.

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