We were glad that we finally had an opportunity to finally visit Bolinao and experience first hand Puerto del Sol ~ for my youngest birthday weekend.
We left Manila at 5:30am and arrived in Bolinao at 1pm.
The road to Bolinao is a combination of both paved and rough road. The travel left us both hungry and tired. I checked the trusted TripAdvisor for recommended places to eat and became excited when I saw a signage directing to Sungayan Restaurant.
Sungayan is one of the best recommended places to eat in Bolinao.
(Will write about our Sungayan experience in a separate review), so yes, we stopped by to re-charge before our final stop ~ Puerto del Sol.
Finally arrived ~ Welcome to Puerto del Sol!
The staff were nice and accommodating. Check-in was fast and efficient too. The receptionist carefully explained our package inclusions, before ushering us to our accommodation for the weekend ~ the Mansion Villa.
Our birthday boy.
Waiting for our room...
The Mansion Villa is a short walk from the resort's entrance lobby and located right in front of the resort's swimming pool.
I was completely taken with the resort's well kept garden...
All that green is truly relaxing!
We were billed in a Mansion Villa (see picture below).
Our room is about 29-30sqm in size with a private patio and seating area. The room is quite small and basic.
The TV channel selections were limited (with some of the channels were not children friendly) and wifi really bad (there are limited areas in the resort that will give you reasonable wifi signal.
The bathroom (the toiletries were mediocre). It was good that the linens and towels were soft, nicely laundered.
But these hang ups were no biggie, since we were there for the beach and the pool (with the beautifully trimmed garden, a plus)!
Pikachu getting cozy!
Sad that there is no real coffee maker/kettle inside the room. We were just given a thermos of hot water (note: you can request for additional hot water anytime). There is also a mini-bar though, items inside were quite pricey (a bottle of beer at P100+).
Our private patio...
If you are not in the mood to go swimming, the resort has a gaming area that checked-in guests can use for free. They have pool, air hockey, ping-pong and darts.
Just a few meters walk from the Mansion Villa ~ Beach Bound!
The water does not go higher than your knees though ~ not very good for swimming, but perfect for beach walks!
And since, this birthday boy has been begging to go swimming since the time we left Manila about 8 hours ago, we just had to go NOW!
Obviously enjoying his swim..
Our room package included buffet dinner and breakfast.
Food is served at Café Del Sol and
La Playa, Al Fresco restaurant by the beach.
Food were good, but with limited selection. I think the resort can better.
The beach and pool are enough reasons to visit Puerto Del Sol.
We enjoyed our stay.
The kids had fun and the parents got to relax.
For questions and inquiries, please check Puerto Del Sol website: www.puertodelsol.com.ph