Resorts in Vigan
Most travelers look for a wide range of new experiences or activities when they travel long distances and reach their holiday destination for the needed rest and recreation. For travelers who want more then just a visit to the UNESCO-appointed World Heritage Site in Vigan and other cultural and historical sights, a visit to Vigan’s resorts may be in order. Visitors who are looking for resort accommodations right in front of a wide expanse of clean, sandy beach, should consider the Playa de Oro Resort.
The resort is located in Barangay Mindoro, five kilometers West of Vigan’s center. It is owned and operated by the city government. It is simple, spacious and bright, perfect for a relaxing stay that would tempt visitors to just laze around their rooms with their windows open to watch the hypnotic ocean waves and inhale the cleansing sea breeze. Travelers can walk along the three-kilometer beach in the early morning for an invigorating exercise to whet one’s appetite for the hearty breakfast served at the resort. They can also sit on the wide beach, dig their heels in the sand and watch as the sun sets and the skies fill with a multitude of stars.
It’s a wonderful arrangement for visitors who are on a budget, as an air-conditioned room’s rate is almost half that of accommodations in the city center. It’s perfect for those who plan to bring their cars. For those who don’t, they can negotiate with a tricycle driver to pick them up at an appointed time for a tour of the city attractions or to convey them to their transport back home. For travelers who still want to have the experience of staying in a Vigan heritage inn and must also have that dip in the ocean to consider their vacation well-spent, it is good news that Vigan’s beaches are free for the public’s use. They can just appoint a day or half to take advantage of the Mindoro Beach Resort, Vigan’s community’s beach. Here, visitors can enjoy the sun, sand and sea together with the locals. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks or otherwise have their meals at the Playa de Oro Resort. Mindoro Beach has picnic sheds for rent, its proceeds goes to the city coffer.
Swimmers will appreciate the work-out of swimming in moderately strong waves, as well as a coral-free sea floor. How about a resort for the traveler who want to enjoy rustic accommodations but not necessarily of the 19th century kind? They can have this when they check in at Mom’s Courtyard in Bongtolon, still within the Vigan city proper. The resort is enveloped with trees and offers air-conditioned rooms and cottages made from a combination of modern and local materials, such as thatched roofs. Accommodations are equipped with their own toilet and bath and television. The nature-inspired resort not only has a restaurant and swimming pool but also facilities for picnics and fishing.