|The bungalow's interior|
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort and Spa in Lingayen, owned by Roland and Flordeliza Versoza, offers rustic airconditioned native-style bungalows, superior and de luxe rooms, superior beach view rooms and 1-bedroom suites, all of them airconditioned with cable TV and toilet and bath with hot and cold showers.
Its rustic pavilion offers a menu of Asian, Continental and Filipino favorites (includes the healthy pinakbet, honeyed crispy chicken, sizzling bangus belly and cholesterol-rich binagoongan pork or lechon kawali). It also has a bar with wi-fi and Dream satellite TV.
|Building housing de luxe and beach view rooms|
This quiet, family-oriented resort, opened in 2005, is also a haven for fast and slow-paced activity with its two swimming pools, (adult and kiddie with jacuzzi), an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) track as well as other indoor (billiards, pingpong, chess, darts, etc.) and outdoor (fishing, beach, volleyball, surfing, kayaking, skim boarding, etc.) facilities. Tours to Hundred Islands (which we availed of), Bolinao and Manaoag Shrine can also be arranged here. After a full, active day, a steam bath and a soothing, full body massage is highly recommended at its spa. A nice touch is its mini-zoo and koi pond, also home to 2 big South American arapaimas.
|One of the resort's resident arapaimas|
The adjoining, gently-sloping beach is something else, with its clean, fine and gray sand, cool breeze and picnic huts.
|The ATV track|
El Puerto Marina Beach Resort and Spa: Don Martin Domingo St., Pangapisan North, Lingayen, Pangasinan. Tel: (075) 542-5328. Fax: (075) 542-2285. Mobile: (0917) 867-3908 and 3906. Manila tel: (632) 852-3404, 986-3404 and 775-6789. Fax: (632) 824-7384. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.elpuertomarina-pangasinan.com.