Private Getaway: Puesto Del Sol

Saturday, June 07, 2014
When the Memet got a last minute approved leave last year, we immediately packed our bags and hit the road. Truth was, we didn't know exactly where we wanted to go. Tagaytay seemed like the closest vacation spot, so we drove there. However, we've been there so many times already, so we decided to keep driving until we reached Calatagan, Batangas.

Once in Calatagan, we stopped over at several resorts and checked out room options. Stilts seemed okay, but the place was too big and staying there meant we had to do a lot of walking just to get from one facility to another. Sometime after lunch, we found a road side sign that pointed to Puesto Del Sol. We felt like it was what we were looking for, so we decided to follow it. The sign led us to an off road and a steep climb to a very private and secluded resort. There was a family staying in their biggest room, but we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Since we were after some quiet relaxation time, we decided to book a room then and there.

The Room

The room that we got was called Casa Cecilia. It's perfect for honeymooners because it's secluded from the rest of the resort and has its own pocket garden and an outdoor breakfast nook. The bathroom was tastefully done with lots of space and natural light. The entrance to the room is a sliding glass door that has curtains that you can draw for privacy. But when you part the curtains at dusk, you'll get a wonderful view of the sunset with a glimpse of the ocean. 

Here are some photos of the room:

A little something-something about the sliding doors and glass windows... They can be a bit creepy at night, so we made sure that the curtains were drawn real well. We didn't want anyone or anything taking a peek while we were sleeping. It wasn't a problem during the daytime though. Hehe!

The Sunset View

From my understanding, Puesto Del Sol means "sunset" when translated to English. I believe that the resort's name is very apt, because it does have an excellent view of the sunset. You can stay inside your room and view the sunset through the windows, or you can sit by the pool and soak it all in. It doesn't matter where you decide to plant yourself to view the sunset. It's going to be spectacular, nonetheless.

The Pool

The pool was rather small, but since we practically had the place to ourselves, we had no trouble at all. We did some night swimming prior to dinner and enjoyed just looking up at the dark night sky. The stars were aplenty that night because there were no other lights to distract from the beauty of the night sky. It would've been better if we saw a shooting star or two though. I don't know. Maybe there were a couple and I just didn't see them. I wasn't wearing my glasses when we went swimming. Haha!

The Food

Perhaps the only drawback during our stay there was the food. They didn't have an established menu yet when we visited there last year and we had to make do with what they had available at the time. Our dinner was all squid, some rice, and green mangoes. Breakfast was just as simple. It's a good thing the Memet and I aren't entirely picky people. We didn't mind the lack of food choices either, because the staff there were all so nice.

I believe it's also worth mentioning that we still haven't had lunch when we got there well past noon. We asked if we could order anything, but like I said, they didn't have a menu. What they did was they gave us two plates of rice and some pork adobo and fried chicken. Those were the only things they had available, and I believe was also part of the staff's lunch that day. Haha! It was very nice of them to give us some of their food. We must've looked famished. Haha!

Again, this all took place last year, so they probably have a menu by now. :)

The Verdict

Overall, I'd say our stay there was well worth the amount we paid for. We were after some peace and quiet and that was what we got. Casa Cecilia's published rate is P6,800, but there must've been a promo when we went there because they gave us the room for only P5,500. 

Another bonus was that we made a new friend! Near our room, there was this little house that was inhabited by a handsome little guy. I forgot what his name was... But I think it was Henry. Hehe!

Puesto Del Sol
Brgy. Bagong Silang, Calatagan, Batangas
(632) 697-1419 / (63) 918-656-8482


  1. Thanks for the review, I was looking for a resort in Batangas :)

    1. You're welcome, Ms. Cham! Glad my post was helpful. :)

  2. Thanks for the review.. I am actually looking for a nice resort in Batangas for my beach wedding nxt year. The place looks very nice, I hope that they accept weddings there :-)


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