Tadjao Beach Resort
Tadjao Beach Resort Tolosa Reviews
Affordable Lazy Afternoon at Tadjao May 05, 2009
I went home for the Holy Week last April to have a breather from the city. Of course, I would not miss out the beach, so I included in my itinerary a trip to Tadjao Beach Resort in Tolosa, Leyte.
It is a 45-minute drive from Tacloban City, and is located along the coastline of Tolosa, Leyte. The town is famous as the hometown of former first lady, Imelda Marcos, as well as the earthen clay jars that the locals make. In fact, "tadjao" is waray for "clay jar". Originally, during old times, the tadjao was used by the old timers as storage for water or rice wine. It would make the water cold and refreshing to drink.
The resort is lush with abundant coconut trees, red and yellow gumamela flowers planted strategically to complement the landscape, and is dotted with little huts where you can just lay down or laze around. What is charming about the place is the ubiquitous tadjao all over the place. The giant tadjao that greets the visitor near the entrance is just majestic to miss. The resort also has a man made lake where ducks swim around, while a floating cottage is anchored nearby. The last time we were there, a bamboo bridge has just been constructed to connect the banks of the lake. THe kids can do boating with supervision.
Entrance fee is Php 50 per head, with options to rent a tent (Php 700), or a cottage (Php 1,500) for the day. There is also a videoke machine which the barkada or the family can rent for a mere Php 800 per day. I heard that there is also an overnight cottage with prices available upon request.
Compared to other beaches in nearby towns, Tadjao is clean, with an efficient staff, and most importantly, less crowded. I told my friends that for Leyte standards, the resort is good enough.
The beach is something else! Tadjao Beach is a haven for skimboarders. With the rushing waves, a skimboarding competition can be set in motion. I was informed also that last year, they held a skimboarding competition in nearby Tanauan. Hmmm...why not make this as the next CWC?
All in all, this resort has promise and possibilities. I was surprised by its charming addition to the Leyte beach life which I really love.
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Aug 19, 2007
Tent: 500php [will fit a class of students]
Cottage: 1500php [will fit 20]
Pavilion: 3000php [for seminars or programs]
Videoke Machine: 350 php [unlimited time]
-The beach is calm, no big waves and it's not deep near the seashore.
-You'll see fishermen coming back to shore every now and then. If you're lucky you could ask for fresh fish!
-They rent out little boats [banka only not kayak], life jackets for adult and children, volleyball set, skim board. Stuff are from the US since owner is there but they're Filipinos.
-You can borrow kitchen utensils.
-The caretaker is hospitable and friendly. Take note: he has a son who's a policeman and he would love to be a father in law to anyone who's willing Lol [we didn't see his son though]
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