Mr. Raymond Reyes is both a resort owner and a hyper enticer. The moment he answered my phone call I was already thrilled by the beauty of his paradise up north in Pangasinan, The Treasures of Bolinao Beach Resort and Hotel. Sits on top of our conversation reciting how immensely fabulous the resort is and everything peachy from beach breakfast to bonfires. But I think what hit him was when he found out I do travelogues. He went from non-stop sweet talk to high pitch non-stop sweet talk (and guaranteed me for some VIP treatments, so much for the power of blogging). Anyway, with or without TLCs, after a few call and text exchanges, I was ready to award this guy’s song and dance with a huge bunch of excursionists who were off for a 3-day R n’R.
The Treasures is just one of a few resorts that seldom the full length of the charming Patar Beach here in Bolinao. In fact the beach itself is so well-blessed with natural beauties Mr. Reyes needs only half the effort to sell his hideaway to vacationists. White sands and coral reefs, sculptured-like rock formations, huge waves and the breathtaking sunset of the South China Sea. I bummed the days around here with a camera hanging around my neck while the nights were spent on alcohols and videokes.
Got hooked on this crumbling shore gazebo at the tip of The Bridge. The shores of Patar Beach lay siege to huge savage waves which, at first, I thought was a perfect surfing ground. But seeing no wave breakers around, the sharp-edged rock barriers must have hold them off.