real coast & surf

Tucked in the serene coastal areas of Quezon, Real Coast & Surf was designed and created with travelers’ wants and needs in mind.

This premier destination offers a lifestyle and vacation unlike any other in the area. Divided into two establishments, Real Coast and Real Surf, the resort’s features are carefully curated to ensure a one-of-a-kind summer adventure.

Since Leif and I couldn’t pick between the two equally exciting establishments, we’ve decided to try both during our 3-day getaway at Real, Quezon. Long story short, we loved them! But hey, if you want the long story + tips, read ahead. *wink*

Day 1

Upon reaching the place after a 5-hour bus trip from Manila, we checked-in at Real Coast.

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I must say, the whole place was designed to convey a sense of comfort, convenience, and elegance anyone would surely love. From its luxurious pool and cozy cabanas to its comfy hotel rooms and well-prepared meals, Real Coast has really outdone itself.

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The air-conditioned room is very spacious with a queen-sized bed, coffee table, and television. A pull-out bed is also available so no need to worry if your plus one decided to bring a plus one. LOL. On top of that, the wooden accents and the garden view made the whole space more relaxing.

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The pool is amazing and even at first glance, you’d totally want to soak in. However, it’s kind of deep so I had to stay on the corners. Worry not because they have an area for kids and not-so-tall people like me. Beside the pool are cabanas where you can chill and hang out with your friends or fam.

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You can either sign up for full-board meals or opt for just the complimentary breakfast. Meals are served at the function hall which you can also rent for events. Other features include beach-side cabanas, 360-degree viewing deck, hanging chairs, and the popular Lady Tree.

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Basically, we spent our first day chilling at the hotel, enjoying the amenities, and taking a nap – something we don’t usually do on weekends due to busy schedules.

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Day 2

We tried to wake up early and catch the sunrise but to no avail. Anyway, after having our breakfast, we took a quick dip in the pool and made the most out of our stay at the hotel until check-out.

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Finally, Leif & I have a photo together!

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So, that’s it for Real Coast. If you’re the kind of person who travels to de-stress and escape from the hustle and bustle of the metro, and if you don’t mind splurging a bit for a fuss-free vacation, then this one is for you.

We then checked-in at Real Surf.

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Known for its cozy cabanas, colorful bean bags, and chill vibes, this hub is a laidback traveler’s haven. Here, everyone’s in pure bliss while swimming, skimming, surfing, or even just plain beach bumming. The v chill ambiance is perfect for those who are after the adventure and raw seaside fun.

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You may rent a cabana with a single foam, hammock, table, mosquito net, and electric fan or pitch your own tent when staying overnight at the resort. Don’t worry, it’s totally safe and the place is secured 24/7!

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After settling down, we then hit the beach and jumped with the waves! The whole thing reminded me of La Union, you know, the waves and the surfers. Is Quezon my new LU? Hmm..

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Another great thing about Real Surf is the fact that they have a Food Shack so you don’t have to go far for food. Since we stayed at the resort for three days, we’ve pretty much tried everything from the menu. One thing’s for sure, Real Burger and Buko Shake are the best! The food is a bit pricey though, so if you’re a bit short on budget, the carenderias near the area got you! Also, I just realized that we didn’t take photos of the food.

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Aside from swimming, the resort also has board games and cards that guests can borrow. At night, the shack assembles a semi-outdoor film showing where everyone can just lie on the bean bags while watching movies and munching on their bestsellers.

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As compared to Real Coast’s fluffy duvet and air-conditioned room, in Real Surf, we spent the night with the cold sea breeze while squeezing in on a single foam. Yup, it might not be as cozy but it made me realize that some trips are just as sunny even without the “comfort” we usually look for.

And so, we drifted off – happy and a bit cold.

Day 3

We woke up a bit early and were finally able to catch the sunrise! Yay! After chilling by the beach, strolling around the neighborhood and taking lots of photos, we’ve decided to say goodbye to the place and go back to reality  Manila!

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The whole weekend had been really fun despite the lack of internet connection and signal. Yup, so make sure you informed everyone otherwise, you’ll find your dad worried sick (hehe). But hey, to be honest, I didn’t really mind not being able to check social media during my whole stay. If anything, I learned that “disconnect to connect” does make sense. #socialmediahiatus

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Overall, I highly recommend Real Coast & Surf for your next summer adventure! As promised, here are some tips and FAQs with answers to help you have a smooth vacay!

TIPS:

  • If you’re staying at Real Surf, it would be best to bring a pillow and blanket, or your S.O. to ensure a good night’s sleep.
  • Try to bring baon with you. They allow food inside Real Surf as long as it’s not being sold at the shack. They have a grilling area so yes to hot dogs, fish, and pork!
  • No liquors and drinks. (Or pay the corkage fee)
  • Reserve your room at Real Coast ahead of time. I’ve seen people who got turned down because all rooms are occupied.
  • No reservations for cabanas so be there early, especially on weekends. Bring your own tent, in case.

RATES:

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HOW TO GO THERE VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

  1. Ride a Raymond bus from Legarda, Manila. The fare is around P 180.00 for regular buses and P 230.00 for air-conditioned buses.
  2. Alight at Real, Quezon. Ask the conductor to inform you once you reached the stopover for Real Coast & Surf or look out for their signage along the highway.
  3. Ride a tricycle going to the resort. The fare is P 200.00 since it’s around 5 kilometers away from the main road.

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Watch the video below for a sneak peek.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. 🙂

Stay sunny,

yza

Real Coast & Surf

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