Wednesday, March 27, 2013

La Playa Beach Resort - Badian Cebu

Badian is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Its a 3 (or more) hours land travel from the heart of Cebu. People there are friendly and they are lucky to have the beautiful Kawasan FallsI was amazed the first time I saw the river, and the trail going to Kawasan Falls, I don't know, maybe I'm just an easy-to-please person because others say Kawasan falls is just another ordinary waterfalls and besides its the only waterfalls I have seen just yet. You can check out my other article about the Kawasan Falls here.





One of the few places you can stay for a night in Badian, particularly in Brgy. Matutinao (near the Kawasan Falls) is the La Playa Beach Resort. It has a white sand beach, though its not that powdery compared to those you can see in Boracay but its good enough for the entire family to enjoy and it also have an ample shoreline for the children to play. The rooms are huge (2 story) with 4 beds and has air-conditioning units decent enough for a big group or family to stay. Another thing I like about La Playa Beach Resort is they provide (for rent) a good cooking area with stove for you to prepare your own dish. It is always practical to cook your own food than to dine in a restaurant, just like us when we visited the place there were just too many of us and it might have cost us more if we bought individual dish in a restaurant. Plus cooking for me is a good bonding moment with your family or friends.






It was a 2 day vacation for us and we spent the entire 1st day in La Playa Beach Resort playing with the children, taking pictures and a Karaoke session. The main public outdoor dining area has a Karaoke machine not to mention I myself is a frustrated singer (lol) and everyone enjoyed a good conversation while spending the rest of the time outside with the view of the beach.

Sunset at La Playa Beach Resort
Sunset at La Playa Beach Resort


The main outdoor dining area where the Karaoke machine was at.
The 2nd day was our Kawasan falls trekking adventure and we went home after that. Though it was a short stay in Badian, I enjoyed it a lot, good enough to forget about problems and stress at work.
decent beds from one of the rooms on the 2nd floor.

How to get there?

in Cebu South Bus terminal ride a bus going to Badian and let the driver know to drop you in Kawasan falls, since it's famous your busmate might help you with that too. 

My 2 cents: 
  • Bring your own ready-to-cook meat since you can prepare your food in the resort. 
  • If you plan to go to Kawasan falls wear a strapped sandals or rubber shoes instead. It'll be hard to walk with just slippers especially on slippery stones and rocks. 
  • Talk to the locals, you'll get interesting stories from them. 


You may contact La Playa Beach Resort at 09324751194, 09278080972 or 09152889280

41 comments:

  1. La Playa is a good prospect for a future getaway in Cebu. I've been meaning to go back, and try the different beaches and towns this time around -- and this one has potential.

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  2. Cebu is one place i've yet to see... this is definitely one of the places i will visit when i finally get the chance to... thanks for the share and you have very nice pix...

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  3. Nice to see a different kind of a beach that their Nipa hut was near the shoreline or I say in the shoreline.

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  4. Thanks for the info. Sometimes, it doesn't have to be first class I guess. Most of my Caucasian friends prefer solitude over busy, tourist-infested beaches. Nice blog

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    1. there might be some people who prefer a classy resort but I'm pretty sure there are still many who likes a laid-back ambiance like this.

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    2. Nalimot na ko Germaine... mao ni estimate ha...
      plete kay 400 more or less back and forth
      ang room kay 2k good for bisan 15 ka tao...
      food kay amot2x ra guro mi ato

      :D

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    3. hi! Wana ask lng f ang 2k s for the entire 2storey na? Tnx.

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    4. Yes... but not quite sure if it increased... feel free to contact them. You may contact La Playa Beach Resort at 09324751194, 09278080972 or 09152889280

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  5. Wow! I've been to Kawasan Falls in 2007. I heard they stripped down the developments to make it as natural as possible :) I hope I can return there sometime soon.

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  6. So cool! At the end of June we're going to Cebu pero half day na lang because my sister picked Bohol instead. :/

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  7. I better start planning getting a little mancation these coming months. As a guy who's never ventured areas in the PH outside Luzon, Cebu is a top prospect.

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  8. I've been meaning to visit Cebu again soon, and I'm really interested in checking out La Playa Beach Resort :)

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  9. just gotta love the sunset..!! I have never been to cebu and this is definitely one place to visit! :)

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  10. I love this place. But it has been ages since my last visit. Will try to include this in my to-do list this year. Haha!

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  11. I really wanted to visit Badian place but I never got the chance. I love their white sand and beautiful beaches!

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  13. Cebu is one city in the Philippines that is very reach in culture and wonderful places like this resort. It looks an inviting destination.

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  14. La Playa is one of the few places I liked in Cebu , hospitality of the owner, Mrs. Capacio was beyond comparison. I hope I could go back there and stay for more. Not five star but the service is five star .Price is affordable for common person...

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    1. I agree with you..... laid-back type of vacation without worrying about the cost too much is a better type of vacation!! :)

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  15. How much are their rooms for 6 person?

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    1. You may contact La Playa Beach Resort at 09324751194, 09278080972 or 09152889280... I don't have direct relationship with the owner nor the management.. hope you enjoy your stay... :D

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  16. I love the way you post this article.This is wonderful post.

    Matt Levine

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  17. how much ang rent sa room sa la playa?

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    1. the last time I check was 2k - 2 story room. :D

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  18. please allow me to post this:

    TOUR PACKAGES
    (Multicab FB Type)

    CEBU CITY TOUR PACKAGE:
    Tour Package – P2,500.00
    12 hrs van rental
    -to visit major landmarks and heritage places in cebu city like:
    mactan shrine
    fort san pedro
    magellan’s cross
    sto nino church
    SRP & san pedro calungsod shrine
    taoist temple
    Pick up from airport or any port of destination
    Maximum of 10 passengers
    Unlimited photoshoot (grab your photos online)
    Assistance in hotel accommodation arrangement

    Freebies: 10 pcs “ilovecebu” keychains


    ****************************************************************************************

    OTHER TOUR PACKAGES:
    SIMALA CHURCH – P2,300.00 (57KM)
    KAWASAN FALLS / BADIAN – P3,000.00 (103.2KM)
    OSLOB WHALE WATCHING – P3,000.00 (112.4KM)
    ARGAO BEACHES – P2,500.00 (65.9KM)
    MOALBOAL BEACHES – P2,800.00 (85.3KM)
    MACTAN BEACHES – P1,800.00 (23.2KM)
    TALISAY / MINGLANILLA RESORTS – P1,800.00 (16.4KM)

    12 hours van rental
    Inclusive of gasoline
    Pick up point within Cebu City
    Maximum of 10 passengers
    Unlimited photoshoot (grab your photos online)
    Freebies: 10 pcs “I love cebu” keychains

    Contact 09238208202

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  19. naa mo duha ra ka taw nga room sa la playa resort????

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  20. ask lang ko ba f ever kung ma ligo me sa La playa Badian how much is the entrance fee, the cottages...

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  21. Any other contact numbers? We tried contacting those numbers published here but nothing works... :(

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  22. Same rates until now?

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  23. Unsay updated nila nga contact numbers ug rates karn?

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    1. wa na pud koy updated info sa La Playa.. sorry friends :D

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  24. Ilang oras po papuntang la playa pg galkng kng cebu port????

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  25. Tag pila ilang rooms kanang good for 2? Salamat

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  27. unsay latest nga contact # sa laplaya? tnx

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  28. unsay latest nga contact number sa laplaya? tnx

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