Image via WikipediaIt was a cloudy Tuesday afternoon with a threat of rain. The plan was to have the family gather and eat lunch here then soon after head out to a resort that we've been dreaming of visiting for such a long time. The lunch started around 1 pm. Though we all thought that we were going at 11:30 or 12 noon. The guests arrived late because of the traffic caused by a construction going at Santa Barbara, Pangasinan. They are renovating the bridge.Guests were arriving from Asingan, Pangasinan - hometown of President Fidel V. Ramos.
Yummy food was served and a reunion soon ensued. It was an eat and run event for the guests who were not going with us on our trip.
Destination: Covelandia Du Labrador Family Resort
The fun part of going there on an almost
stormy rainy day, is the fact that we almost had the resort all to ourselves. It was only when we were about to leave that 2 other cars arrived. Click on the link to see pictures taken professionally and from the site.
Here are pictures I took: (sorry - low quality photos, bad camera and photographer(me))
This last picture, where you get to see the lighthouse, that lighthouse is in Alaminos, Pangasinan - famous for the Hundred Islands, where they also shot Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition (where the famous Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu were cast members).
Here's an official picture from their site. This one is where my kids played. The dolphins spray water like fountains and the middle portion (gazebo) is also a fountain which oozes water in 4 corners. My little man hated being hit hard by the water, but my little lady didn't mind. She feels as if she's taking a shower.
It's not much of a beach. The water is flat, no waves when we were there. But the facility offers banana boat rides, jet ski rentals and kayaks which we didn't try because we we're there around 3 pm already and the kids didn't want to leave the kiddie pool. There's a bigger pool with a very great slide which we didn't try. Those daredevils would get a kick out of trying it out.
Fun and fast fact with this trip:
Little lady was game on as soon as she hit the water!
Little Man cried at first until I convinced him that it's just like the tub he uses at home when he takes a bath.
By the time we had to leave and get out of the water, little Man was saying: SwimT, with a pleading look on his face. This from a guy who was screaming his lungs out when he first hit water.