Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Not So Worth It Experience @ Pico de Loro

A nice place where EVERYTHING has a price. Yes, that's the straight to the point description to summarize this post. 
After a long and tiring trip going to Nasugbu, we reached Pico de Loro after 4 hours. Whew! All I thought that Pico de Loro is for members only, but No. As for our trip, a friend has a contact inside. A member of Pico de Loro's condo where she's allowing her unit to be a rented.
Each guest is required to pay 500 pesos. Plus 1000 pesos consumable for facilities. 
We all thought it's okay since it's consumable. At the back of our mind, "grabe, sulit na sulit yung 1k sa mga facilities nila" 
The Condo
But we are wrong! It's a gold place! Read on...
The room we rented is for 5500 per overnight. Maximum of 8 person. 
1 double deck, 1 queen size bed , 2 couch that can be turn into bed, and TV. No wifi. 
Balcony
 The unit has a kitchen (on a blurry phot T.T)
With stove and utensils. 
Small CR (with no lights)
This is their free shuttle, wherever you want to go inside the vicinity. We were informed that we can swim everywhere, but when we went down their shuttle, they blocked our way and said that there's a occasion that time and we can't enter blah blah.
The price they indicated is not the actual price. Meaning, lots of add ons during your stay. Be warned!
But I admit, this bridge was such a beauty! Hello to my friend Pat! :D
Their lovely piece
This is their reception area. Twas really hot when we arrived. I thought it's centralize :(
Billards --for those who dare.
The bowling will cost 1k per game! (total for us) WTF?! Kung nag Paeng kame sa 1k na yan, lupaypay na kame! haha Then we thought of videoke instead, but guess what, 1k for 1 hour, and for 4 persons only. We decided that the boys should use the 1k for basketball , but the half court, for half hour is 1k. Seryoso??? :(
We went to the other pool. We all understand the proper swimwear should be implemented, we were all wearing swimming attires plus cover ups which was considered as swimming attire nowadays.But as soon as we dipped the pool, the life guard approach us and asked us to remove the cover ups. Okay, para walang talo, go na. Then afterwards, they were asking us to remove our shorts (swimming shorts) REALLY? They're getting on my nerves already that I can't help it to say "kuya baka naman panty and bra namin ipahubad nyo din?!!" What irritates us is they don't even ask others (30 ish people?) to do the same. Oh ano meron, bat ganon?!
Wasn't able to enjoy the pool because of the consecutive irritating moments happen. Decided to leave the pool after an hour. I asked where I can get a towel, and to my surprise, may bayad din! That made me irritate even more. 
I've been to different Country Clubs/Hotels before, and it's my first time to encounter a towel payment in the pool 
area and if you don't return it within the time they told you, you will be penalize.
Their pool at night.
Infairness, their beach is clean and well maintain.
Shot from their beach

Good thing I have a good company with me! Overall, I will definitely NOT going back at Pico de Loro anytime soon. I don't mind spending so much for as long as it's worth the price. Even traveling that long is not worth my time. I'll still prefer Acuatico than this. 

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31 comments:

  1. Hi you could have asked the reception to send a technician to fix the lights in the CR. Most owner really dont come there to check. And yes cover ups are not allowed in the country club. With the shorts, it is allowed to wear board/surfing shorts but ordinary cotton shorts or those with zippers are not allowed. For men, even basketball shorts are not allowed.

    The price is just right for the place like Pico:)

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    1. Yes, but I'm wondering why they don't impose that rule to everyone. :(

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    2. Hi ms Theresa Lim I was wondering if you have pic of the unit that you rented and if you still have the number of person who rented it for you I'm interested and planning to stay there on feb . Thanks

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  2. I've been to Acuatico also, stayed for 2 nights with my family, it's beautiful but Pico de Loro is way, way better than Acuatico! I agree with Mommy Traveller - you get your money's worth with Pico. The big plus for me is the beach - the cove is safe for kids than Laiya, San Juan.

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    1. I guess I should give them another chance then with my boyfie! :) But my friend recently visited Pico and told me that they saw Jellyfish on the beach that's why they wasn't able to enjoy and experience the beach. :(

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  3. may questions lang:
    500 entrance fee + 1000 for consumable? = so total 1,500?
    also need to be a member? or guest of a member to stay?

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    1. Hello Al!

      Yup, 500 entrance fee per head then 1000 consumable pero can be divided by your group. Yes, you need to be a member, in our case, my friend has a contact inside where they allow their unit to be rented, pero wala sila dun. As in binigay yung key nung unit nya. Hope it helps Al! :)

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    2. hi Ms Lim as i know you dont have to be a member to visit pico as long as you book the hotel or rented the condo, Ms Lim with due respect i hope you will be more sensitive in your comments with pico =) medyo kawawa naman yun mga nag invest dito, maybe because of your bad experience many other people who read your blog will be afraid to go to this spectacular place, though my personal experience its worth the money, regarding on food, many visitors just cook there own food sa condo so tipid, and one unit might cost you 5k but pwede naman ishare ng 6 people, so not that expensive na rin, not like aquatico a night will cost you about 8k for 2 only, if you can reconsider pico for a night or 2, i can provide you a 1 bed room condo for free, just to show you that pico is not as bad as your comment was. thank you very much.

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    3. Hello Aidenalec Lao!

      I don't have any bad intention with this Pico de Loro post. Whether to the investors of that place or the visitors that might want to go there in the near future. Please take note that I do review a particular place based on our personal experience nothing more, nothing less. I just want to give idea on what we experienced during the time of our visit. After all, I don't want to sugar coat my review, I'm just sharing our experience. And ofcourse, I have this belief that "Every Experience is Unique". A particular visit may be different the next time, or my visit may be different from others. I'm not closing my doors with Pico and that's for sure, especially there's a lot of people saying it's good naman. :) I do appreciate this comment of yours in my blog. Thank you so much Aidenalec! Wishing you a great day! :)

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    4. Hi miss aidenalec lao.member po ba kayo ng pico de loro.nagpaparent po ba kayo ng condo?how mch po mam?

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  4. Hi,

    gusto ko sana i try ang pico this coming june 11-13...i heard of condo units for rent pero need to contact the owners...any info pls.

    tnx.

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    1. you may contact 09989095473 for condo rentals

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  5. Hi,

    wanna be in pico on june 11-13,
    any info for the condo unit owners that are renting?

    thanks guys...appreciate it.

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    1. Hello Mockingjay35,

      Sorry it took sometime for me to reply you, since I have to ask my friend for her contact. No number of the owner, but you can reach her thru this email address:

      maryjean_ner@yahoo.com

      Hope it helps! :)

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    2. Pico De Loro Beach Resort & Club (Philippines)


      FULLY FURNISHED CONDO UNITS FOR RENT @ pico de loro beach & country club-HAMILO COAST

      Overnight Stay starts P4,500/night

      COOKING is allowed

      peak season rates:
      STUDIO UNIT Php 4,500- 5,500k/night (maximum 6 persons)
      1 BEDROOM UNIT with balcony P5,500-6,500/night ( maximum 7 persons)
      2 BEDROOM UNIT LOFT TYPE 104 sqms. P9,000 P10,500/night ( maximum 9 persons)
      2 BEDROOM UNIT - FLAT TYPE 92 sqms. P9,500- P10,5000/night (maximum 9 persons)

      Total of 10 UNITS available FOR RENT


      Thanks,
      jean ner
      0916-7782878
      0935-7979636
      maryjean_ner@yahoo.com

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  6. I have to agree with you theresa. We stayed here for 3 days during a wedding of a friend and they have the worst service ever. The only time we had a fast service is during checking out. Not to mention the jelly fish that's why we wasn't able to swim on the beach. Thumbs up for Acuatico!!! :P

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  7. http://www.flipkey.com/nasugbu-resort-rentals/p404419/Pico De Loro Beach Resort & Club (Philippines)


    PICO DE LORO BEACH & COUNTRY CLUB - Hamilo Coast

    FULLY FURNISHED CONDO UNITS FOR RENT @ pico de loro beach & country club-HAMILO COAST
    Overnight Stay starts P4,500/night

    COOKING is allowed

    rates:
    STUDIO UNIT Php 4,500- 5,500k/night (maximum 6 persons)
    1 BEDROOM UNIT with balcony P5,500-6,500/night ( maximum 7 persons)
    2 BEDROOM UNIT LOFT TYPE 104 sqms. P9,000 P10,500/night ( maximum 9 persons)
    2 BEDROOM UNIT - FLAT TYPE 92 sqms. P9,500- P10,5000/night (maximum 9 persons)

    Total of 10 UNITS available FOR RENT


    Thanks,
    jean ner
    0916-7782878
    0935-7979636
    maryjean_ner@yahoo.com

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    1. Available po ba on sat-sun jan. 17-18? 7 adult and 2 kids. Pls contact nyo nalang po ako sa 09999998274. Ty

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    2. PICO DE LORO BEACH & COUNTRY CLUB
      Condo Units FOR RENT
      S T U D I O 1 B E D R O O M 2 B E D R O O M U N I T S
      COOKING is allowed

      rate starts P5,000/night

      for booking inquiries,

      picodelorobeachresort@gmail.com
      0935-7979636
      0922-8855552 (viber)

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  8. Hello!ü
    Jacana B 201 (Mountain view unit)
    2 bedroom
    Condo rate is Php11,000.00 / night good for 8 person
    *walking distance to the Country Club
    * fully furnished
    * fully air conditioned
    * hot and cold water
    * cignal cable with 47" flat HD TV
    * complete kitchen & dining wares

    For inquiries:
    Call / text : 0922-8652946

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  9. Hello!
    1 bedroom Condo Unit for Rent Miranda B for 6 pax
    Fully Furnished
    Can cook
    Free WIFI
    Cable TV
    Dining table and chairs for 6 pax
    Queen sized bed with pull out bed
    Sofa bed almost queen size
    Table and Chairs at the veranda
    Unit is walking distance at the beach
    hot and cold shower
    Fully air-conditioned

    Call or text me if interested.. 09337212020

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  10. Hello!
    1 bedroom Condo Unit for Rent Miranda B for 6 pax
    Fully Furnished
    Can cook
    Free WIFI
    Cable TV
    Dining table and chairs for 6 pax
    Queen sized bed with pull out bed
    Sofa bed almost queen size
    Table and Chairs at the veranda
    Unit is walking distance at the beach
    hot and cold shower
    Fully air-conditioned

    Call or text me if interested.. 09337212020

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  11. Hi All, You cant try Anvaya Cove as another option: www.anvayaseabreeze.com Thanks

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  12. Oh I feel sorry for you, but there's a lot of beautiful resorts in Batangas, you may try Playa Calatagan Residences the best beach condos in batangas

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  13. Oh I feel sorry for you, but there's a lot of beautiful resorts in Batangas, you may try Playa Calatagan Residences the best beach condos in batangas

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  14. Truly that there's a lot of awesome place in Batangas, you may also visit Playa Calatagan Residences where you can relax and enjoy the beach condos in batangas.

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  15. Hi. Panu po ba pmnta pag commute lng s pico?

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  16. I want to ask, if I own a 2 unit condo, if i want to have visitors say, one dozen, they have to pay just to get inside?

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  17. We were at Pico last week from April 2-4. I can say, it was a great experience. From all the preparation, the travel time and money spent, it's all worth it.

    I was with my family. All in all we were 8 including 2 kids (7yo and 11mos old). I don't know but I guess we rented exactly the same unit (as shown on your photos, the beds, the stove, fridge, the arrangement- everything looks familiar ��) Jacana A, 5f? Only now it has minor improvement. There's already a smoke glass in the bathroom and it's well lit. The unit is more than fine. Somehow it gave us the hotel feel. With the pin lights and all. The AC was functioning well. It was clean. I just didnt like the stove and the gas tank exposed, but I know it's a must for ventilation while cooking. And in all those times that I used the bathroom, the shower was not working. But there's water coming out from the faucet. So it's ok, I'm used naman with "balde and tabo". �� I also love the veranda. It's so nice to eat breakfast there with the mountain view. And it's also useful for drying clothes.

    UPDATE: Guest fee already increased. We paid 1300(+100)/pax and 500(+200)/kid if 7 and above. And still minimum of 1k for cashcard deposit for consumables (you can use to rent towels, buy yourself a drink, etc)




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  18. pico de loro beach & country club
    CONDO RENTALS
    overnight rate starts P4500/night
    COOKING IS ALLOWED

    100% secured booking
    Book directly with unit owner

    Thanks,
    MJNer
    09167782878/09357979636 (viber & sms)

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