Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Pico de Loro Experience

Pico De Loro Cove is the first Hamilo Coast's development by SM Land, Inc. A 5,900 hectares where 1/3 of the total area is developable.  It is located in the province of Batangas famous to beaches and vacation destination. Particularly situated in Nasugbu, Batangas.  Pico De Loro Cove is named after the distinctive peak of Mt. Pico de Loro in its mountain horizon, which was claimed to look like a parrot's beak.  It is accessible via Tagaytay-Nasugbu route in 3-4 hours drive from Manila.  The other option is the ferry service at MOA complex to have shorter travel time.

Photo by Rochelle Acosta
There are wide variety of dynamic activities this place can offer.  "LUCKY US" because my beloved company ABOSTA SHIPMANAGEMENT CORPORATION chose this breathtaking place as our SUMMER 2013.  Of course with the best effort and classy choice of our Admin. Dept.  We're accomodated at Pico Sands Hotel which offers a complete lifestyle experience.  One more thing that made me so lucky,,,,  I was able to go with my family.  A luxurious summer "all expenses paid" for my family.  Wow! This is what I call "LIFE".

Pico Sands Hotel
Photo by Rochelle Acosta
A cozy and spacious lobby

The other side of the lobby and dining at night
We just arrived in time for lunch.  And we had it at Pico Restaurant.

Exclusive for us

Our tummy was very satisfied with the lunch they served.  Our lunch came with several choices, from appetizer to desserts.  And since I'm with my family, I need to attend them first before taking photos of food.  And here are my few shots.

Salad Station

Chicken Barbeque


Chopsuey and Pancit Canton

After our satisfying lunch, we had some photo ops for memories.

Photo by Rochelle Acosta

And not so long waiting, we checked in to our room while some have to wait for more minutes.

Front Desk

Premier Room

Comfort Room



We stayed in a 37 square meter simple yet elegant Premier Room.  Its accommodation came with two queen-sized beds  that can fit up to four adults or two adults and two children.  The room is all ours because one office mate couple were not able to join for medical reason.  The room has 7 square meter balcony with the view of mountains and man-made saltwater lagoon.
View from Balcony
Those buildings are the residential condominium which suggests a remarkable vacation lifestyle.  Best for rich citizen who afford to have a quick weekend get away with all-in amenities to enjoy at their own.

A capture of my family's stay in a classy hotel

Pico Sands Hotel by night

Aside from the comfy staycation at Pico Sands Hotel,  we were able to discover the Country Club of Pico de Loro Cove. It is an intimate resort experience with the exclusivity and privacy of leisure club community.  Indulge yourself to the splash of swanky pools in front of the club infinity to the saltwater lagoon.

Country Club
Infinity Pool

My kids enjoying the pool
Gaining friends too
Kiddie Pool
Country Club-Front
I love summer!
My pageant pose in my COTTON ON Swimwear

Oh I love summer as I love my body today after a year of being a SLIMMERS WORLD client.  Actually, I gained weight to have some fluffy face to look better.  I am enjoying it!

Showing off my asset....my perfect teeth
Country Club is engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.  It is an ideal spot for family and friends to enjoy wide selection of indoor and outdoor sports and recreational amenities. They have the gym, billiards, kidsroom, basketball, bowling, badminton, table tennis, long tennis, music room and even wii sports.

Bowling Lane

And my score.....competitive (MIRI 129)

My chubi chubi baby at kids room(By Rochie)

Photo By Rochelle Acosta
We had our breakfast at the Country Club dining "LAGOA".

Buffet breakfast
After our breakfast we explore again the swimming pool at the Country Club. Summer lovin'

My boys and me
My summer lovin' drama
Summer get-up in Forever 21 cover up from Mommy T
With some of my officemates
My family had a great time exploring the Country Club.  We love the place and it's good for you to experience it too.

Country Club at night

In an endless view of South China Sea, 1.5 kilometers sloping beach shore embraced by lush green mountains, where we can enjoy the outdoor activities like biking, beach sports, row boat, banana boat, water taxi, scuba diving, jet ski and ATV.  They also have dining and swimming pool to enjoy.

Beach Front(Photo by Rochelle Acosta)

Busy beach front
Beach Club

Beach Club Pool

Let's go kayaking

Banana Boat

Banana Boat(Photo by Rochelle Acosta)

Jet ski(Photo by Rochelle Acosta)

Banana Boat(Photo by Rochelle Acosta)
A well spent weekend with my Abosta Family.  Thank you very much to the management and to our Director Capt. Chung.  It was a relaxing and refreshing get away.

Cheers to All!

My Abosta Family
Happy Summer! Thank you Pico De Loro