On top of the mountains, tucked away under the beautiful green trees is a place called Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park. A place to relax, enjoy with the family and have a great time! My family and I spent one night here to celebrate my parents silver anniversary and I loved it!
Everywhere you look is a chance for a beautiful photo opt. Which is why this post took so long for me to finish, I had to go through 700+ photos!
Located in Barangay Tala, Orani, Bataan, it’s very accessible for those living in Manila and Central Luzon. About 2 and half hours (depending on the traffic) from Manila and it took us less than 2 hours to drive from Pampanga. It is a very private resort; very secure and safe. If you have booked online be sure to print out a copy of your reservation to show the guard at the entrance gate, he’ll write you a gate pass which you have to show every time you enter. Also I do recommend that you book ahead of time (note: there is a 50% down payment for all reservation).
As soon as we arrived we headed to the information center to check-in. The staff we’re all very polite and accommodating. Checked us in immediately, handed us our room key and breakfast buffet stubs.
We were given a tour of the resort by one of the staff members in one of these golf carts (photo below).
There are 4 types of rooms you can stay in, below are the rates as of February 2016:
- Nipa Hut (Good for 2) = P3,860
- Row Houses (Good for 4, max of 6*) = P7,459
- Villa (standard – Good for 4, max of 8*) = P9,838
- Villa (with Jacuzzi – Good for 4, max of 8*) = P12,278
*Extra person charge (when you exceed the standard occupancy) = P1,220
Standard check-in time is 2pm and check-out is 12pm. If you don’t plan on staying over night you can book a day tour (9am to 5pm).
P600 for adults, P360 for kids (12 years old and below). FREE for infants (2 y/o and below) Inclusive of entrance & pool use only.
As I mentioned before there’s a lot to do here. They have a gym, spa pool, game room, KTV rooms, you can go off-roading by renting one their UTVs and you can go river trekking! (See photos below). We actually did the river trekking on our first day, during the afternoon so it wasn’t so hot. One of the staff members will guide you to the river, it’s not far, but you’ll be climbing up and down a lot of stairs.
With views like this there is always time for photo ops!
A delicious buffet breakfast is also included in the rooms rates.
Some friendly reminders:
- Bringing in of food is not allowed (there’s a corkage free and there is also a convenient store in the resort).
- Bringing in of pets is not allowed.
- No cooking inside the resort.
- No littering inside the resort.
- Cancelled bookings shall forfeit your payment.
- And also signal is very weak, but you can get like 2 or 3 bars in some areas (hehe!)
I really enjoyed this place! Amazing amenities, amazing views! I definitely recommend this to all. For couples, friends and families who want a quick escape to relax and see nature at its finest, this is this place to go!