Before heading back to Manila, we decided to take a quick trip to a beach resort closest to Gapan because… why not? :p
An hour drive away from Gapan City, Nueva Ecija is Dingalan, which is already part of Aurora province. We went to Family Beach Resort along the shores of Brgy. Butas na Bato.
We went on a Friday afternoon and, surprisingly, we were the only tourists there. There were bamboo cottages available for rent. Oh, and there were no entrance fees for this resort. Parking is free, too.
Family Beach Resort is very kid friendly. They even have swings for your kids to enjoy.
We decided to have our lunch first before taking a dip in the beach. One of the services done by Family Beach Resort is paluto where you can buy your own fresh seafood from the nearby market and have them cooked at the resort.
After having our hearty lunch, we took a quick dip in the beach. Seriously, the entire place was ours!
After taking our shower, we decided to lounge around in our bamboo cottage and even saw some fishermen coming to the shore with their day’s catch.
All in all, I think we spent Php750.00 for the cottage rental and paluto. Not bad for an exclusive beach experience in Aurora, right? 🙂