This New Surf Camp in Zambales Is "A Good Vibes-Only Zone"
(SPOT.ph) How many times have you dreamt of just leaving behind the pile of paperwork on your desk to hop on the next bus to any beach strip nearby? Liwalize It Surf Camp, a new resort in San Felipe, Zambales, offers a much-needed respite from the city and more. It is located in Liwliwa, a quiet fishing village known for amazing beaches that serve as playground for surfers, skimboarders, and beach-lovers.
"Liwalize It was derived from the popular hashtag and expression #liwalized which describes the experience of spending an amazing time in Liwliwa," resort owner Paolo Manuel Soler explains to SPOT.ph.
Though based in Manila, this certified surf instructor and surfer frequents various Philippine surf spots like Liwliwa. So it was only natural that his team "prioritized two factors that would make this place an expression of how meaningful and fun Liwliwa is to [them] and to [their] guests—good vibes and great bathrooms!" Liwalize It Surf Camp currently has two small traditional kubos (P1,500/night) with electric fans that can accommodate up to four people each; and a two-storey Balinese-inspired nipa hut which has a fan room (P3,500/night) for five on the first floor and an air-conditioned room (P2,500/night) for six on the second floor. You can also pitch your own tent or rent one (P400/tent), and just pay the overnight fee (P400).
Recognizing the importance of bringing people together (in between surf sessions, at least), the huts have their own chill-out decks and private terraces. Guests can also hang out in the property's open area by the colorful tables glazed with resin.
Liwalize It is having its official launch party on November 4, from 2 p.m. onwards. Aside from an all-night party to beach tunes and reggae music, guests also get to have an afternoon yoga session or workshops on poi- and hoop-handling. Tickets, priced at P1,000, are available at Pura Vida in Makati and Tortuga along Katipunan Avenue.
"Liwalize It is a good vibes-only zone, so come over and make new friends minus the drama," invites Soler.