5/28/2014

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Camping at Katungkulan Beach Resort - Formerly known as Boracay De Cavite


A lot of people are probably looking for a beach closer to Manila and most of them probably end up in Subic, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas or Quezon where you can really find beautiful beaches. Now I know that there is also one in Cavite that can match the beaches of other neighboring provinces . That is the Katungkulan Beach Resort .

Before we move further, I would like to make it clear that FOREIGNERS are NOT allowed on this area. This is a marine base and sometimes still being used for military exercises. 


Located at the Marine Base in Ternate, Cavite, this place is probably the nicest beach resort close to Manila. 

Once used exclusively as a training ground for the Marines, they now decided to open this to the public and it is now one of the most visited beach resorts. 


The travel from Imus, Cavite to Ternate, Cavite only took us a maximum of 2 hours driving a private vehicle. It is very easy to get to this place. 

For those are planning to commute, you can take a bus going to Ternate, Cavite and you will need to organize a jeepney transport to take you there and to pick you up from the beach. 


Once you are in Naic, Cavite, you will pass Maragondon and then Ternate. They share the same road if you are planning to hike at Mt. Pico De Loro. We also used our GPS on our mobile phone as our navigator.


Entrance fee is Php 200.00 if you are planning to stay overnight. I'm sure staying for a day is even cheaper. Guests will have to register and pay first before they can enter the camp. 


The drive from the gate down to the beach is approximately 5 kilometers. The view was beautiful overlooking the ocean. 


We arrived at 4:00 pm and it was a hot busy Saturday. 


At first, we were so worried thinking we were not going to find stores around the beach so we bought so much with us. But, they have a store! You can get water, ice and other things here until 10:00 p.m.




We were surprised with the amount of people and how many are camping for a night. 


This cove gave us a panoramic view of the beach. Even with the amount of people, I still find the beach very clean. 



Visitors can do different sport activities such as volleyball, jogging, soccer and many more. 




We finally found a place to camp for the night. Time to set up our tents. They have common bathrooms and shower rooms for visitors and those who decide to camp. 



They always have a life guard on duty to make sure every one is safe. What I like about this was they have rules they implemented inside the beach in terms of cleanliness and orderliness. 

One of their rules is not allowing the the visitors to bring plastic bottles on the shore. Otherwise, violators will be fined 300.00 Pesos.

They have a huge speaker, and always reminding the visitors about safety matters and other announcements. I like that idea! 


More campers are setting up their tents getting ready for the night. 


They have rooms available for Php 1500.00 / night. It is advisable to phone and reserve for a room since they often run out of rooms, specially on weekends. 




I still couldn't believe that this beautiful beach is basically less than 2 hours away from where I live. 


Water was clear and clean. We didn't find any thing floating on the water such as sachets and plastic cups. 



Aside from the rooms, they also have cottages for rent which cost Php 350.00. For others, specially only for day time visitors, they have tables and chairs for rent and you can put them anywhere you want. 



We paid Php 400.00 for the table, chairs, and the place where we pitched our tent. 


Katungkulan Beach Resort is also a pet friendly beach. But be aware that there are also local dogs playing around the shores. But I only saw them at sunset time.

So make sure to put your pets on a leash and always keep an eye on them. I am now planning to bring our 3 dogs here very soon.

Drew already started preparing our supper. 


They also have a beautiful sunset!


It was a great idea that they set up lights at night. It made us feel safer specially for our belongings. 


We're very happy that we made the right choice of staying here. 


When we woke up Sunday morning, more tourists arrived. This just shows how popular this place is for tourists. 




The light grey sand at the beach was fine and very compact. 




Katungkulan Beach is highly recommended, especially if you want to get out of the city with friends for a weekend. We felt very safe all throughout our stay with all the marines surrounding the area. All in all, including petrol, food, accommodation and entrances, It only costs us maximum of 1500 per person. 

I went to Mt. Pico De Loro last April 29,2016 and I saw this sign posted at the entrance. :(


Katungkulan Beach is the best closest Public beach in Manila! 

UPDATED PHONE NUMBER
 as of March 30,2016

Capt. Alex Pinlac
0905-909-0022

84 comments:

  1. I'm from Cavite for many years but this is the first time to know that's open for tourists. Nice knowing this place 'cause I could plan in advance.

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    1. Yes Fernando! I am glad they did and implemented strict rules to maintain the cleanliness of the place! ;)

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  2. a well-guarded beach with a lifeguard securing the place. worth visiting...

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    1. Indeed Sir! Sometimes it's very irritating but it's for the safety of everyone who is inside the camp. ;)

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  3. The place is so close to Manila plus the rate is really affordable. This would be a great place to visit.

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    1. That is what I like about this beach Sir Franc. It's so close that spending weekend on the beach is so easy and near.

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  4. My husband and his friends went biking there and also camped for the night. Nice to know a place like this that is near Manila.

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    1. Yes it is! Its nice to do a weekend trip here with friends and families!

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  5. It's one of the nearest beaches to manila but I haven't been there!. Will add this to my list of must-see places.

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    1. I am sure you will have a great time here! ;)

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  6. looked like you had a great time in this beach...just quite crowded though...:)

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  7. Does the resort offer tents for those who wanna camp by the beach? How much would it be? :)

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    1. I wish I could answer that question but I really don't have any idea. It would be best to phone them directly with regards to that. My apologies.

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  8. how long will it take from molino cavite to ternate?

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    1. Since I am from Daang Hari, it took us maximum of 3 hours to our destination including a stop to the grocery for food. Take the Naic - Ternate road. ;)

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  9. yes there are tents for hire available

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    1. Oh I am not sure if they have. Normally they bring their own.

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  10. hi.... do u have the contact number for katungkulan beach resort??

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    1. that was the number provided to me above.

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  11. Hi Sir. Would you know if they provide Official Receipts for the entrance and accommodations?

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    1. I think they do! I remember we were given receipts before. I am just not sure about accommodation though.

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  12. Hi!
    do they offer a place for those who wants to stay for an overnight? How much is the rate?

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    1. It's really nice to stay overnight dyan... I am just not sure about their rates at the moment.

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  13. ask lang open kaya ang beach ng may 1

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  14. Just want to ask if there are any aircon rooms available for 10 pax?

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  16. hi .. How many pax can accommodate 1 room that cost P1,500? TIA

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  17. Sir Angelo, how much po kaya ang room na aircon? kasama ko kasi si misis and baby.

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    1. naku I am not sure po tlga. I am sure hindi naman masyado mahal na aabot ng sobra since simple lang po ung mga rooms.

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  18. hi mr angelo, is it open this coming holy week? and how many person a room can accomodate?

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    1. Hi Po Mam/ Sir, I have a strong feeling po na open sila since Holy week pero expect po na sobrang dami ng tao po dyan. Salamat po.

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  19. Is the number listed still updated?

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  20. Hi Sir Angelo,

    Wala na po ba kayong ibang contact dun? May plan po kasi kami this coming holy week kaso ndi na po macontact ung number. Follower po ako ng mga blogs nyo :)

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    1. I just phoned them and they said they are open on Holy Week. However foreigners are NOT allowed po. :)

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  21. Hi Sir Angelo,
    Ok lang ba na dumating dun ng mga 10pm, kasi aalis kami dito sa novaliches q.c mga 6pm pa.

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    1. Siguro naman po since open sila sa public. They also advised the foreigners are not allowed po sa resort

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  22. Boss, sana may updated phone num po para matawagan ko sila para makapag pareserve nadin? thanks boss

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    1. I have the number of one of the Captain there. Im just waiting for his text asking the official number of the place. Will update it once im back from holiday

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  23. hi Mr. Angelo, possible po kaya mag walk in lang dyan? or kailangan po by appointment pa rin? last time kasi nagsubmit pa ako requirements sa fort.

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    1. Good day Sir! Normally walk in naman po tlga.. I have the udpated number posted na po Sir. Thank you po! Happy Summer!

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  24. hi po..any updated contacts po with the beach?we are planning this weekend..may mga query po sna. ie overnyt stay..accomodation...etc..thank sir..

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    1. I have posted the updated contact number po. Enjoy and Happy Summer! ;)

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  25. hi sir angelo, open po kaya sila this coming april 9, araw ng kagitingan, baka kasi sarado sila dahil araw ng kagitingan. salamat sir sa pag reply.

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    1. Hi Sir I wish I could answer your question, but I now have the udpated number of Katungkulan beach resort posted on the article napo. Happy Summer!

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  26. Hi sir ask q poh sana kung pano magcommute mula sa dasma papunta jan sa resort at kung di ba mahirap sumakay mula ternate papunta sa mismong resort?

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    1. Hi po, as far as I know wala pong public vehicles na bumabyahe to the area unless na mag hire ng jeep or trycicle.. Mahirap po kasi ang paakyat dun at pababa.. madami pong matatarik na lugar.

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  27. Good morning po sir Angelo. May idea po ba kayo kung open sila tom? D po kasi nila sinasagot tawag q. And what time po pwede magpunta? Marine base daw po kasi. Salamat po.

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    1. Good day po Maria, they are normally open during holidays po. But be advised po that foreigners are not allowed that po. you may contact them po with the number written above po. Thanks po

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  28. Hi sir angelo ask q lng po open cla ng 1st week of may?? Panu pag punta pag galing kmi manila pag commute lng

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    1. Hi Jhay, I am sure po they are open. But best to call po the number I included sa article po. Salamat po. Mahirap po ang commute normally wala pong nadaan na public jeep. Its either mag hire po kayo ng jeep or trycicle since malayo po tlga sya.

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  29. ask ko lang po sir .. marami kasi nagsasabi na sobrag nakakatakot daan papunta don .. dahil magnetic field daw .. may ibang way pa po ba gling kami imus ?

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    1. There is what they call magnetic field. The key is to drive slowly po dahil matarik po tlga ang mga daan papunta dun. Check your brakes po lagi and drive slow po

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  30. Jaycee Ann OliverosApril 21, 2016 at 2:53 AM

    I just called today and was informed that they don't allow overnight stay anymore. so sad :'(

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    1. Oh my really? I am going to confirm this info. I wonder why?

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  31. Gud am sir ask ko lang po if open po kayo ng MAY.10 overnyt po and panu mag pa reserve ng room and cottage po and last po may available na net kayo para sa volley ball na laro. Tnx and god bless

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    1. Hi Po, when I visited Pico De Loro, may nakalagay na sign na WALA na daw pong overnight sa KATUNGKULAN BEACH RESORT po.

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  32. Gud am sir ask ko lang po if open po kayo ng MAY.10 overnyt po and panu mag pa reserve ng room and cottage po and last po may available na net kayo para sa volley ball na laro. Tnx and god bless

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  33. Gud am sir ask ko lang po if open po kayo ng MAY.10 overnyt po and panu mag pa reserve ng room and cottage po and last po may available na net kayo para sa volley ball na laro. Tnx and god bless

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  34. Sir open po ba kayo na May.10 overnyt? Tnx

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  35. Sir open po ba kayo na May.10 overnyt? Tnx

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    1. Hi Po, when I visited Pico De Loro, may nakalagay na sign na WALA na daw pong overnight sa KATUNGKULAN BEACH RESORT po.

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  36. close daw po May 10-15 2016 :(

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    1. Ay yun lang... I guess with the military exercises going on there, we cannot really tell when they are available for tourists. ;(

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    2. open daw po sila sa weekend, may 14, wala na daw po overnight at bawal na din daw po ang aso, as usual, no foreigners allowed. after ilang attemp, nakontak na rin namin si capt alex dun sa number na naka post sa taas.. fyi

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    3. Hi Bogz, Thank you sir for the info. laking tulong nito lalo na sa mga readers. I think to contact them really is very hard since its also used by the Marines. Thank you po ulit.

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  37. Hello po.tanung ko lang po. pwede po ba mag pa reserve? thanks. frenelyn po ito. pupunta po kami sa lingo may 15 2016

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    1. ayon po kay capt alex pinlac, wala daw po reservations, first come first serve daw po. punta na lang po kayo ng maaga. sa pagkakaalam ko po ay 5am sila nagpapapasok..

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  39. Knino po pde mag pareserve nung room?

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    1. Alam ko walang reservation po at at the moment wala pong overnight po Jhean.

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  40. Ask ko lang po kung open po sila ng June 8,2016?

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  41. Ask ko lang po kung open sila ng June 8,2016? thank you!

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    1. I think they are! Patawagan nalang po mam ung number na naka indicate as taas. Thanks po

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    2. Maraming salamat po.

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  42. Are they allowing overnight kahit Tent lang po kami? Thank you

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    1. Yes they allow tent but I am not sure if they allow overnight at the moment po. Try this one po http://www.angelotheexplorer.com/2016/06/layag-layag-beach-ideal-beach-camp.html

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  43. Katungkulan Beach Resort is a great place to travelling. I want to go and I've got idea to tenting at Katungkulan Beach Resort. thanks for your share.

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  44. HI! Ask ko lang po do we really need to hire a tryc or jeep papunta sa beach? Since 2 persons lng po kame

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    1. Yes po better trycicle since mahal ang jeep. There are no public transport po kasi sa ternate road.

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  45. is it open pa for public, we are planning to go there this weekend.

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