Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales

Crystal Beach Resort San Narciso Zambales

Blogging about this feature took me a while before I actually started writing. Took me quite a while and does not know where to even begin with. I took a stroll down memory lane and browsed photos of previous visits in this resort, and, for some time years ago, we kept coming back.

Two weeks ago, after 4 long years, we made it back in this coastal town of Zambales, but this time, we’re here not feed our cravings for that salt water and beach vibes, rather on a mission letting others experience the fun and memorable moments we treasure before. These memorable moments pulled us back to were it all began. Let me tell you about this local weekend spot. Let’s go to Crystal Beach, San Narciso, Zambales.

Long stretches of beach made this province one of our favorites for weekend getaways. Few days ago we went to La Paz Crystal Beach Resort, commonly known as Crystal Beach. San Narciso made it’s way to the maps being popular among surfers and was considered one of the popular surf spots closest to Manila (though Real I think is much closer), and then there was Crystal Beach accommodating surfers, visitors and guests who wanted to spend their vacation in town.

La Paz Crystal Beach San Narciso ZambalesFront gate of Crystal Beach Resort

San Narciso Crystal Beach ZambalesBeach front.

Crystal Beach San Narciso ZambalesNipa hut facing the open sea.

Crystal Beach San Narciso ZambalesCogon huts.(Pictures of rooms coming soon)

campsite in la paz crystal beach san narciso zambalesTent pitching area.

Playground in Crystal Beach Resort San Narciso ZambalesSwing hanging on a tree.

covered walkway in la paz crystal beach resort san narciso zambalesWalkway to the beach. (I just love this structure that’s why I included it)

Though Crystal Beach is known among surfers, Crystal beach has also attracted different market such as beach lovers and enthusiast, weekend warriors, and those who simply just want to get out of their busy lives. The resort caters to all social classes since there are many types of lodging and accommodation to choose from. From tents to cogon huts, fan rooms to air-conditioned rooms, from traditional nipa huts to modern rooms complete with air conditioning, private toilet with hot & cold shower, and cable TV, and so on and so forth. Crystal Beach’s accommodations will definitely suit any traveler’s pockets.

surfing in san narciso crystal beach zambalesSurfing in San Narciso. Capones Island on the background.

skimboarding in san narciso zambalesSkim boarding on shore breaks.

beach volleyball crystal beach san narciso zambalesPlaying beach volleyball

When the sun is up, there’s nothing else to do but to enjoy the sand, saltwater, and the surf. Crystal Beach has been known for it’s occasional friendly to crazy waves (I don’t know how to call waves, not a surfer, an enthusiast though) has been a prime location for beginners to advanced surfers especially for those who just want to surf over the weekend without heading far out to Baler, Daet, La Union, etc. Aside from surfing, skim boarders enjoy the shore breaks sweeping the beach. We saw this group spending the whole morning skim boarding through the quarter piped waves (if that’s how you call it) riding their way back to shore. If you’re not the athletic type, who would rather watch and bum at beach, you can seek shade under the cool  of the cogon hut standing on the grey washed sand. After a few rides, some bruises and sun burn, but still up for some activities, Crystal Beach also offers other activities such as volleyball, billiards, darts, or try their obstacle course if you like. There’s simply a lot of things to do that you’ll never run out of activities.

huts in crystal beach zambales san narcisoResting under the cool shade of beach front nipa huts.

skimboarders in crystal beach zambales san narcisoTall mountains serve as a wonderful backdrop.

My beloved friends and I have been to Crystal Beach for many times but the good vibrations and steady environment never changes. We’ve spent so many occasions and holidays in the resort, such a birthday parties and despedida’s. From the very first time we sat foot in San Narciso, we already fell in love in the place. It’s sand may be not as white as Boracay, rooms not as fancy as first class hotels, but its simply great for simply being simple. We love its beach, we love the mountains on the background, we love everything about it. Most of all, the beautiful place for reasonable price keeps you coming back for more.


Now, here are some fast facts that may help you on your trip:

1. If you’re commuting to Crystal Beach Resort, you could take a Victory Liner bus bound for Iba, or Sta. Cruz, then get off at San Narciso town proper. Take the tricycle to Crystal Beach Resort.

3. Directions

Crystal Beach is situated in San Narciso, the 3rd town after Subic and 4th after Olongapo. Accessible by commuting and driving, the town’s most popular resort can be easily located. Victory Liner buses have daily trips to several towns in Iba and Sta. Cruz that passes by the town proper. Tricycles await  travelers getting off buses. Just ask the tricycle driver to take you to Crystal Beach and you’ll be standing at the resort’s gates in minutes. If you’re driving on the other hand, you take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). From there you have two choices, (a) take San Fernando Exit, head west then enter Dinalupihan SCTEX then exit at Subic, or (b) take the farthest exit, Dau, then take the SCTEX to Subic. (Personally I’d prefer taking San Fernando if we leave Manila very early in the morning. Traffic is light. But if the sun is up and volume is rising, I’d take Dau SCTEX). Upon exiting Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), head North passing the towns of Castillejos, and San Marcelino. From San Marcelino town, head straight and do not turn left to San Antonio. Once you reach San Narciso, you will see signs to Crystal Beach.

2. Crystal Beach Resort’s address is at Barangay La Paz, San Narciso, Zambales , Philippines

3. Check out their website for rooms, rates  and reservations.

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87 thoughts on “Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales

  1. Hey dude, thanks for this blog. Since you’ve been to Crystal Beach, would you know if there are sari sari stores nearby the place so we could buy stuff like liquors, etc??

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  4. Hi, where do you meet for transpo? And what is the mode of transportation? Thanks. Do you have a vacancy for march 17-18, 2013? We are a group of 9 persons.

  5. Hello po! We’re planning to have a short trip in Zambales tomorrow and I saw your blog. Wanna know how much is the rate for a family of 7-10 for just a day stay? Also, we’re planning to go tomorrow. Sorry for the short notice and thanks in advance for the reply.

    Best regards,

  6. So helpful complete and detailed infos with pics of your beach adventures. Indeed helped me a great deal to decide where to go with my family, instead of beach hopping ourselves which is soooo time consuming. kudos Sir! keep it up. 😀

  7. brad..ganda din pala sa zambales hehehe….. limited place lang alam ko zambales but reading this blog it change my notion about this beautiful paradise

  8. Hello, our organization is planning to have a Leadership training and seminar ang team building. Is this a perfect place to be? We’re planning to have 2 days and 1 night sana. Pwede bang magdala na lang kami ng tents namin and have bonfire at night? Maximum of 1 hundred kami.

  9. hello. was searching for a place to stay in subic and zambales and google led me to your site. 🙂 i would like to ask lang if crystal resort is recommended for kids and for swimming , i read kasi na there are surfing activities so meaning the waves may be a little bit rough for kids/swimming. hope to get your inputs on this 🙂 thanks

  10. Hi!

    Ask lng po aside from swimming at the beach meron pa bng must try near the resort like visiting a waterfalls? And how much would be the expenses from pampanga? ( Trip, fees, and others) a breakdown of expenses. Planning to visit the place after reading your blog e thanks:)

  11. Hi!

    Ask lang po, meron po bang accomodations like hotels or inns na malapit sa crystal beach. as of now po kasi no vacancy na sila according sa site. may alam po ba kayong place na pwedeng tuluyan overnight near Crystal beach? Thanks!

  12. Hello. May i ask kung magkano po yung entrance sa pag nag swim lng sa beach cmula morning hanggang hapon? Tyaka yung sa nipa hut po mlapit dun? D ko po mkita sa web nla e. Please and thank you 🙂

    • Hi Genevieve,

      Naku, I have no idea actually. Ang alam ko lang entrance fee ng overnight is P150.00. Kakainquire ko lang kanina kase punta ako dun on Wednesday. Add mo na lang sila sa Facebook, tapos message mo.

  13. hello, im so thankful about ur blog..;-) if i may ask… when is the best month to surf there, with it’s big wave??.. my husband has been askin me for a place a surf….since this is the nearest spot from manila.. we’re really interested to go there ..Thanks. 😉

    • Meron naman po. You could ask Crystal Beach Resort to assist you sa island hopping. Ang pinakamalapit na island na alam ko ay ang, Capones and Camarra. You could actually see it from the beach.

  14. Hi 😀 I’m planning to go on a solo trip over the weekend… i would just like to know if there’s an entrance fee and hm plus if i bring my own tent, will there be extra charges for it? and normally, hw much would a meal cost me? thanks 🙂

  15. sir,

    I would like to ask balak po nameng mag kakaibigan na mag outing this oct 31 to nov 1 sa crystal beach group of 7 to 10 po kame how much po kaya yung package trip(accomodation,rates and transportation if included in the package) namen bale po mag gagaling po kame bicutan. and pede rin po ba kame mag island hopping to anawangin, capones or potipot?


  16. hello po how much ang per nigth dito crystal resort? malalaki ba abng cottages? were about 20 sana na pupunta on dec. 23 to 25 this month


  17. Sir, magkano rate sa surfing, rent ng surf board and instuctor? pag may dala tent magkano entrance.. rate ng food sa loob ng resort sir mgkano.. thanks

  18. Hi, ask ko lang sana magkano transpo let’s say from Cubao to Crystal Beach? Or rather, how much ung package for just the transpo going to Crystal Beach?! Thanks much! It’ll be probably April last week or first week of May 2014.

  19. hi..pwede ba mag company outing entrance ba?naghahanap kc ako pra sa may25, need ko sagot asap….than you

  20. Ria says:
    April 2, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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    Ask lng po aside from swimming at the beach meron pa bng must try near the resort like visiting a waterfalls? And how much would be the expenses from pampanga? ( Trip, fees, and others) a breakdown of expenses. Planning to visit the place after reading your blog e thanks:)

  21. Hi! Olongapo is not the’s actually Iba. You may want to check that if you are in doubt. Born and raised ako na Ibanian.. Great pics!canon or nikon? 🙂

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  23. Good day biyaherong barat…

    I’m planning to go to cyrstal beach this weekend alone. Do they have an area for tents and can I rent tents there?

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  25. Hi! I would just like to ask if you happen to know where to ride a bus from San Narciso going back to manila or pampanga? Are there any buses passing by from the municipal hall? Thanks! 🙂

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