Situated in the humble town of Cabangan in the province of Zambales is a little piece of paradise that one will surely love and enjoy staying at.
Operating since May 2017, Casa Angelina resort is owned by husband and wife tandem, Roy and Joanne. They designed this resort to be a little different as they have a special story behind each and every corner of this stunning resort.
With just 4 villas, you’ll surely enjoy the quietness and exclusivity as soon as you arrive at the resort. There’s the Garden View and the other is the Beach View.
Each villa comfortably holds up to 6 persons. There’s 1 queen bed, 1 loft double bed, and 1 bunk bed with 2 single beds. All rooms have A/C, electric fan, personal refrigerator, and an electric kettle. They also provide complimentary bottled water, towels, blankets, and toiletries for the guests.
Upon entering your villa, you’ll immediately notice the ramp that’s accessible for those who are in wheelchairs. Each door was also designed in such a way that wheelchairs can wheel right through it. With Joanne’s grandfather in mind when they designed this, they wanted our loved ones to be able to join us even though they’re already incapable of walking. They wanted this place to be where Lolos and Lolas can roll from the van to the sand and watch the waves!
With no wi-fi nor TV, you can surely relax, bond, and do a little soul searching! The rooms have such calming vibes and were kept simple yet still classy.
What made this resort even special is that everything is sourced locally. The furniture and fixtures that are in the resort were all locally made using materials from the province.
- Garden View – P3,000 per night (good for 2 pax)
- Ocean View – P3,500 per night (good for 2 pax)
- Additional P500 per pax
- Senior Citizen and PWD Discount are honored
- Pet fee: P200 per pet (note: the resort allows small, groomed, and free of ticks & fleas pets)
Cook your own meals
If you’re on a budget or you just prefer cooking your own meals, Casa Angelina has an open kitchen which guests can use freely. The resort provides the basic necessities for cooking – electric stove, rice cooker, pots & pans, etc. They don’t charge cooking nor corkage fees so you won’t have to worry about extra charges. You can either bring supplies or buy from the market 15 minutes away from the resort.
Eat at the resort
Casa Angelina serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. They have a menu placed inside each room which you will have to inform them ahead of time if you decide to eat at the resort.
Breakfast is priced at P250 per meal (with the exception of Roy’s American Breakfast which is priced at P300).
During our 2nd day at Casa Angelina, we were invited by the owners to have breakfast with them at their home which is just a short walk from the resort.
We were served generously with – now our favorite meal to date – Roy’s American Breakfast, San Felipe Longanisa, Corned Beef, and Pork Tocino. They also served us a cup of Hot Chocolate and San Narciso mangoes.
We visited just a couple of days ago which, to be exact, is already Summer season in the Philippines. The waves were bigger than what we’re used to whenever we go to beaches but this did not stop us from enjoying our workation.
If you’re looking for white sand, you won’t find it here in Cabangan. As per Roy, what we now see here are some of the remains from the Lahars of Mount Pinatubo. However, if what you’re after is a beach that’s near Manila, fairly isolated, and has soft sand – then Cabangan would be a good choice.
Do take note that there are no lifeguards around and there are hardly any people at the beach, so make sure children are always supervised while swimming.
How to Book
- Message them via Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EHyvnq
- Book via Airbnb: http://bit.ly/2qryNJJ
- Note: get a P1,600 travel credit in Airbnb by signing up using our invite: http://bit.ly/2GQPV2C
The resort is only four to five hours away from Manila (depending on traffic) and the drive is straightforward and relaxing. You may opt to use Waze in order to locate the resort, choose via SCTEX so the travel time is shorter.
If you decide to commute, it’s only a bus and tricycle ride away so accessibility isn’t a problem.
- Ride a victory liner bus headed for Iba from either the Cubao or Pasay Terminal
- Get off at Anonang stop
- Ride a tricycle going to the resort
Casa Angelina is the ultimate destination for those who seek relaxation, those who want to do a little soul-searching, and for those who want a little bit of exclusivity.
Location/Space – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ambiance – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for Money – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Service – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
OVERALL – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: Purok 1 Laoag, Cabangan, Zambales
Phone: +63 919 494 6909
DISCLAIMER: We are not, in any way, affiliated with Casa Angelina. This review is written by April Perez and her team. All are our own words and this review is 100% unbiased. For questions on how we do our reviews, kindly refer to the Disclosure Policy.