La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds

La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds

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#1 of 1 campground in Caramoan
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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ExperienceEnthusiast wrote a review Aug 2010
Quezon City, Philippines
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Minus their erratic electricity, our stay was more than what we even paid for. Best rate we got for an overnight package including accommodation on 2 family air conditioned rooms, full meals, shuttle from and to the port, as well as island hopping.

Although the food they served did not have the wow factor, the AC in our room was barely felt since the generators were not enough (I believe they do not have electricity on the area yet so all they have are generators), the boat used for island hopping was quite small, and the multi-cab that brought us from and to the port was the most uncomfortable 4x4 we ever experienced, the price we paid made everything manageable.
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Date of stay: May 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MGlick711 wrote a review Oct 2012
Liverpool, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
La Playa camp resort is simply the most amazing place I have ever stayed. From the minute you walk in the manager Ome and all of the staff will treat you like family and do their best to take care of any need. The location and the view is mesmerizing and you will find yourself questioning if you even want to leave to see the rest of the island. The beach is right there and if you decide to go for an island hops, the famous and beautiful island of Matucad or Lahos is just15 minutes away from the camp. At sunrise, make sure to catch the amazing view, the best time to see the islands from this camp resort. Also, the foods are so yummy and excellent. Every dish I ordered was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere of the camp is so relaxing , pleasant and peaceful that you will never want to leave, I know I wish I could have stayed forever. They also have dogs dogs named D1 and D2 who is so adorable and friendly that she will make your stay even that much better. I have done a lot of traveling and this is the first time my experiences at a hotel/resort has been the most prominent memories of my trip. Words simply can't do it all. You have to stay here to experience the inexplicable magic it has to offer. I certainly will be staying here again and again in the future... there is no need to even consider another place. Simply amazing!!!
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Date of stay: June 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Vacation house
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Holger R wrote a review Aug 2015
Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a package tour through Caramoanseascapers at fb last July for our family 10 persons . Everything was wonderful! Everyone's so friendly. Starting from our driver Mang Ben (mobile: +63 (0) 9292 796288 or +63 (0) 9065 021672 )who picked us up from Naga- he also offers van Rentals in the whole Bicol region, Julius our very friendly tour guide, the cook who prepared the very delicious meals and the entire staff, thanks for making our stay unforgettable! Our family enjoyed the island hopping and snorkeling. The beaches were beautiful and we enjoyed our holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Traveled with family
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creyra wrote a review May 2012
Iriga City, Philippines
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear Fellow Travel Adventurers... If you are expecting for a comfortable resort experience, please do not expect it from La Playa. Coming from our very recent escapade there, I have to say that the negative reviews ahead of this are TRUE! very poor water supply, frequent brown-outs, very unstable air-conditioning system brought about by the insufficient generators, no customer service resort staff, late servings of "on-package" menu & no over-all quality management in the resort. At this point in time, they still need a great deal of improvement in order to make their clients come back.Being one of the beachfront accommodations in Caramoan, La Playa's management should take note of these pressing problems, otherwise, tourists will have no choice but to despise their stay in there. I'm calling on the management &/or owners of La Playa. I hope this will reach your ears so that you could make your way to have a stable tourist-market.
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Date of stay: May 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: I guess it would be better if you choose the "NON-AIRCON" rooms or fan-supplied nipa...
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youdontknowmhie wrote a review Apr 2012
Quezon City, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not plan to stay here. We spent our Holy Week in CamSur, went to Caramoan on the second day, too bad, there's available accommodation for us here in La Playa..

Poor service! There's not enough supply of water, food order will take 3 hours or even longer. I will never go back to this place and definitely will not recommend this to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Michael B wrote a review Mar 2012
Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
La Playa Camp Ground & Picnic Grounds - looks like a nice place to stay, but the management is serious cheating on guests and clients. - We had just lately about 29 complains from a bigger group... - Suddenly they did charge for guests which are already gone and have paid already - same with people who share a room, La Playa tries to get the whole amount for the room from ALL parties sharing.

NEVER EVER BOOK A BOAT TRIP WITH LA PLAYA
Don't do their tours - their boats are not really safe and the always get more people on the boat as allowed!!! - You risk your life! In our case they put at least 30 people in a boat for 14-16 people!!! Good Luck with that - La Playa, sorry - never ever again!
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Date of stay: February 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: In case you really wanna still try this - than you have to go to the Guest House right at the beach!
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babymadison wrote a review May 2011
Pasig, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't let the trike drivers discourage you on staying in town proper or centro. Get away from the karaoke, trikes & crowds. We took the longer route by taking the bus to Caramoan which took us 16 hours of total travel time. We almost gave up & stayed in one of the town proper inns. Good thing we read a review here & didn't give up.

My brother is on vacation from California. So what we were looking for is off the beaten path & far from the rat race. We wanted the old school rustic Filipino feel that's close to all the action w/ great views of the water, sea breeze & mountain side. La Playa delivered plus more. Nothing fancy, just real basic Bahay tropical kubo at its best. Ain't that the reason why you left the city in the first place. Its really quiet at night. Province feel that you definitely misses. There's only two beach front places where you can stay in Caramoan. La Playa simply kicks butt. The proximity of the islands saves you a lil over 30 minutes. You just literally walk out the hut & get in your boat. No need to ride another trike if you stayed in the town proper.

The staff are great. We had Andy & Jon as our boat man plus we had their second chef Andy to help us with the food. I give them 5 star service. They made our island adventure very easy & relaxing. They have everything on hand. Hassle free really. They asked you before hand what you would like to eat while island hopping. We tried giving them tips & they didn't want to take it. They kept saying that they want to promote Caramoan & their service.

I'll let some of the pictures that I will post speak for itself.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: They have a two floor hut. Try that one.
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Stephann M wrote a review Nov 2009
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ome (the owner of La Playa) made us feel extremely welcome in our air conditioned wooden huts by the beach.

This is one of the few beach-front properties in Caramoan and staying here will save you the 30 minute journey from Centro (the township) to the port where the boats leave for island hopping.

Facilities are basic (shared bathrooms)... but Ome is fantastic! From drinking water, to a picnic lunch when island hopping, to a boat and boatman, everything is available from the hotel (at pretty reasonable prices).

I didn't really want to write this review, however, as Caramoan is probably one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to... with so many pristine islands to choose from (indeed, the TV show Survivor is filmed there). So I feel a bit sad letting the world know about it :-) It was fun being the only non-Filipinos there for 3 days!
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Date of stay: October 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jaime M wrote a review Aug 2018
Madrid, Spain
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We planned to come here for 2 nights but after see the place and meet the staff we decided to stay just one night. The photos on their facebook account were not the same. Rooms are simple and overprice. The staff is unfriendly and unhelpful, they do not have anything and they forget most of the orders, at least the guy smile cos the girls do not almost say hello, but also unhelpful.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Arzed2657 wrote a review Aug 2015
North Sydney, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I really think this place is very over rated. We were at La Playa mid August 2015. After a long trip from Legaspi we arrived at the resort at 10am, to our surprise we couldn't find anyone in the reception area until 20 minutes later. There was no electricity at all for 9 hours and no water for showering after a long and hot trip. No cold drinks,no beer and no drinking water to buy and not even food for lunch..! We managed to find the shower room using our own torches late in the evening. The TV set had the wrong power plug and couldn't be used on the normal power points, so we had to use an adaptor..! Next day we left first thing in the morning.I don't think we will visit La Playa ever again.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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rod m wrote a tip Nov 2016
Dasmarinas City, Philippines85 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose rooms with own toilet"
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jolabee wrote a tip Apr 2016
Rizal Province, Philippines6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring jacket because its cold at night. :)"
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Jhem B wrote a tip Sep 2015
3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"You may ask for a room with TV, but you can only change channels through the reception area. They only has one cable connection kasi."
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FranzMed wrote a tip Feb 2013
Las Pinas, Philippines6 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the up and down cottage"
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MGlick711 wrote a tip Oct 2012
Liverpool, United Kingdom5 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Vacation house"
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds
Which popular attractions are close to La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds?
Nearby attractions include Matukad Island (2.2 km), Lahos Island (3.4 km), and Our Lady of Peace Grotto (7.5 km).
What food & drink options are available at La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bay Sand restaurant, Caramo-tan Grill and RestoBar, and Kape Real.
Are pets allowed at La Playa Camp and Picnic Grounds?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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