Camotes Island is home to affordable white sand beaches and great resorts. Mangodlong Rock Resort together with its sister resort Santiago Bay Garden and Resort are two of Camotes most popular beach resorts. We decided to stay in Mangodlong because we have seen pictures of it and it looks awesome! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that its more affordable than Santiago.
Welcome to Mangodlong Rock Resort
So after our adventure in the high seas of Camotes we arrived in Mangodlong. Unfortunately the huge waves have not normalized, in fact it looks like it’s becoming stronger. Swimming was out of the question for us so we amused ourselves by taking pictures of the scenery, ourselves (ahem) and the local kids oblivious to nature’s fury. Kids will be kids
Local kids having the time of their lives!
Waves of Fury!
The fortress made of bags of sands by the breakwater area was not able to contained the rough waves from flash flooding the white sands of Mangodlong Rock Resort.
White Sand Washed Ashore
We can’t swim, we can’t check out the cool cottages on the side of the breakwater because of the huge waves, so what we did was just take tons of pictures and goof around.
Channeling Son Gokuo and his Kamehame wave!
… err the waves did not cooperate LOL
Favorite spot was at the breakwater with waves splashing
what’s travelling without a jumpshot eh? ^_^
Mangodlong Rock Resort Frothy Shoreline
Oh my! those waves!
The treehouse at Mangodlong!
We stayed at one of Mangodlong Rock Resort’s airconditioned cottages on the annex area not on the beachfront as beachfront rooms are more expensive. We got our affordable accommodation via a single room with 3 beds for P1,700 plus P300 for extra-bed for the extra-person There is a tv inside the room although no cable and only three local channels are available for viewing. That’s provincial life for you. Remember you are in Camotes Island and not Cebu City so expect things to be a bit ‘rural’
The downside to Camotes is that it is not highly developed yet as a tourist destination so there were no restaurants other than that of the hotel so you have no choice. Good thing we did some grocery shopping back in Danao. And you should too!
Food serve in Mangodlong Rock Resort are actually delicious! although they are a bit pricey in our opinion almost like Manila prices say for instance the plate of Bihon was P180.00, their chicken curry was something like P150.00 if I’m not mistaken, and adobo cost P180 per serving. Their Filipino breakfast selections like tapa or single piece tocino or corned beef is at P80.00 per plate with free coffee. They have pizza at P100 which Nicko liked although it took awhile to be served. Generally, Mangodlong serves tasty foods and I enjoyed eating them. The downside is they don’t serve filtered water, their service water is tap water so you again have no choice but to buy bottled water. I wish Mangodlong Rock Resort will serve filtered water to guests dining at their restaurant.
Chicken Curry at P150.00
Pork Adobo served at Mangodlong at P180.00 per serving
oh yeah i almost forgot during early morn someone will visit the resort to offer fresh catch of the day, you can buy fresh fish or seafoods from these people and have it cooked by the restaurant for a certain fee.
We sleep early that night, tired from Bohol trip a day before and also that day’s eventful journey to Camotes.
The following morning the sun finally shone on us in Camotes and we made the most of it! —> Life’s a Beach at Mangodlong in Camotes!