Gota Village Resort
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Awesome VIP Adventure Package May 27, 2015
First, let me tell you the package we booked which I believe is an excellent value:
Jan 26-28, 2013 :Caramoan islands (Survivor TV series location)
3 days & 2 Nights (via Naga) Php. 11,000 per person Full Package
Gota Village Resort
Honungan Cove- VIP Area
Standard Occupancy 2 people
Fully Air Conditioned Room
1 Private Toilet, 1 Bathroom with hot and cold shower
1 Master Bedroom (King Size Bed)
All Inclusive of the following:
Land and Boat Transportation (round trip)
Sabang Port- Guijalo Port (2.5 hours boat ride)( guests pay for the
boat fare and Gota will deduct from the final bill)
Guijalo Port- Paniman (40 mins land trip)
Paniman- Honungan Cove (15 mins boat ride)
Land and Water Activities
1 day Island Hopping Tour (Matukad, Lahos, Tagbalinad, Busdak and
Minalahos)- depending on tidal condition
Underground water river
Trip to Umang Cave
Inclusive of 15 minutes foot spa
Inclusive of 15 minutes full body massage
Inclusive of 2 day full breakfast, 2 lunch
As for the experience, I love it! We had the VIP area of Honungan Cove all for ourselves! The rooms are nice and beach front. It felt like we booked exclusively that place :)
Food is alright and there is limited options and not as cheap but it was ok.
We had several activities included in the package but I had to take a pass of abseiling...it feels too much for my acrophobia. I did rock climbing tho and had a few cuts and bruises and was very exhausted after which is prob why I passed on the abseiling one. We were taken to a small underground river cave where we had to swim. It was awesome :)
We also did island hopping for extra cost and hiked up a hill/mountain for a great view that reminded me of Coron.
Overall it felt like a combined experience of Coron, El Nido and Puerto Princesa in a smaller dose plus great adventure!
Would love to go back for a romantic and adrenaline-filled trip :)
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Beautifully designed cabins BUT!..... Nov 27, 2011
We stayed at Gota Village Resort.It is the official home of the SURVIVOR staff and crew in Caramoan but managed by the municipal's government.
The village is beautifully planned and designed, the cabins were said to be imported from i forgot where and not locally built. Fair enough, the cabins are small but cute, it's like staying inside a boat, you have small bedroom, small seating area, small dining area and a small bathroom. It's very modern and in fairness with them, it's clean.
HOWEVER! It is poorly managed. The staff are not well-equipped and could not decide on their own, and if you look for their manager, they do not know on how to tell you where and who even! It's very frustrating to complain coz you will get nothing from them. What are our complains?
Once you are in the resort ( i couldn't even call it a resort!) you are trapped...it is far from town and if you use their van you will pay 500 pesos for round trip, so we have no choice but to order our dinner and breakfast with them (yes, for 4,500 pesos a room, it does not include breakfast yet!)...in fairness again, the food tastes good and the servers are friendly, and they somehow agree with us too that their prices are very expensive! One meal is 300pesos and the serving is so little.
I couldn't call it a resort coz it lacks the amenities of a standard resort. Yes, it has its beach shore but you can't swim as the waves are too high and one thing that frustrated us is we have to pay for "docking" our hired boat for the island hopping coz we didn't avail their trip package as of course it is more expensive. We felt that we have to pay for every move we make in this resort.
I will suggest, just stay here for a night (as most of the visiotrs are doing i guess) just for the experience, then move to another resort somewhere else.
Gota Village Resort Feb 27, 2009
Having traveled for two weeks in the different parts of the Philippines, my fiance and I were disappointed with our stay in this resort.
We expected to arrive in the resort from CWC in 3 hours but it took us five hours before getting there. We and the other guests had to wait in the ferry for more than an hour for a couple who came late. If we did not ask what we were waiting for, then we would not have been told.
Considering that the roads from the port going to the resort were poor and we were jammed in the van...we were very hungry when we arrived past two p.m.
Our check in and check out experiences were horrible. I heard that we were the biggest group that they had..with different needs. The staff were very inexperienced. We were asked to pay for the whole package when we already did before checking in. The resort did not have a system, not even a manual procedure, on how to identify the guests with different packages. It was so chaotic that it took almost an hour just to check in/ out.
In the first afternoon, we wanted to go island hopping but we were told that the waves were strong...but I learned from a TB member that he and his friends were able to go to an island. I wonder if the resort has run out of bancas and they did not know how to say it.
I insisted on having our island hopping so the staff scheduled us for the following day. Unfortunately, it rained hard day and night and we did not have the chance to go around and do the nice activities which they have published...except for an island.
During our second night, the weather was so bad..we thought there was a storm. We were stuck in the small cabana. I wanted to check the weather only to find out that there was no satellite eventhough there was a TV. To add to our dismay, no refrigerator, no drinking water, no water pot, no telephone, no umbrella. Since we were very hungry and thirsty, my fiance had to run under the rain just to go to the reception area and request for a room service and borrow some DVDs.
Overall, the food served in the buffet were just fine to fill the stomach. Few took the dried fish...I knew why...it was super salty. The resort has a small store where you can buy some drinks.
With the open area of the resort...no covered walks, one can hardly go from one place to another. There is not even a small amusement or activity center for the kids. Who would want to go to a far flung place and pay just to be stuck in the room and be biten by big red ants?
I should say that the resort is a good place for reality TV survivor shows, very adventurous people but not for a vacation especially if there are small kids.
If the management improves their system and the resort, it will be a nice place to stay though.
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Gota Village Resort Oct 26, 2008
Gota refers to the small cove located at the northwest portion of the project area. It includes 2 narrow beaches separated by a small limestone hill along the coast but linked farther inland by a concrete pathway built along the edge of a mangrove area. The beach east of the hill with an approximate area of 5,000 m2 corresponds to Gota East. The beach west of the hill with an approximate area of 4,000 m2 is referred to as Gota West. Both beaches are covered by well sorted, fine to medium, brownish gray sand of undetermined thickness which were derived from the erosion of the sandstones and conglomerates belonging to the Pagsangahan Formation.
This is the best place to stay if one wants to enjoy the islands of Caramoan. They provide pickup from Guijalo port for free. Food prices are really resonable. Security is a sure thing as well. It is not hard to fall in love with the resort. They got beautiful cabins with perfect settings.
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