Several weeks ago, after an event in Balamban, the host took us to a resort called Costa Roca Resort Club. To be honest, I have never heard about this resort before this visit. In fact, I didn’t know that Balamban had any beach resort at all.
So imagine my surprise when I found out that Balamban indeed has a beach resort and that it’s located very close to the town center. If you haven’t heard about Costa Roca Resort Club before, here are some of the many things to expect.
Costa Roca Resort Club
Costa Roca Resort Club is a beach resort located in Pondol, Balamban, Cebu. It is formerly known as the Binghay Marine Park. From the TransCentral Highway exit, turn left and keep driving for about 500 meters until you see the new Gaisano Grand Mall Balamban. Look out for a sign on the right side of the highway which points towards a small private road. Turn right, and follow the road for about 3 minutes until you reach the gate of Costa Roca.
Once inside, you will notice the absence of a wide and open beach. Instead, what will greet you is a thick forest of healthy and thriving mangroves. Exciting, right?
To get to the main reception area and restaurant, you have to walk through this nice-looking footbridge which snakes through the forest.
Along the way, you will see a vast network of footpaths which take guests to different parts of the resort.
This dining hut is standing a few meters from land and can be reached through one of the many foot bridges. Imagine eating a meal here while enjoying a wonderful view of the sea!
The longest foot bridge within the resort stretches several meters towards the ocean. The foot bridge ends at a ‘cottage’ which can house a group of up to around 30 people.
Here is a view from the big cottage of the mangrove forest (as well as the foot bridges) within the resort.
Here is a closer look at the El Fonte cottage, one of the many ‘floating’ cottages within Costa Roca Resort Club. The cottage has its own sink and changing room.
The cottage can accommodate large groups that want an unrivaled view of the ocean. It is perfect for private gatherings as it is away from the business parts of the property.
From the El Fonte cottage, a short foot bridge takes visitors to a smaller cottage a few meters away.
Take a look at this gorgeous view of the mangrove forest with the resort’s longest foot bridge on the right.
Regular Rooms and Smaller Cottages
Aside from the ‘floating’ cottages, the resort also has rooms for both small and big groups. The resort even has a gigantic swimming pool!
They also have big open spaces for functions and all sorts of activities for large groups.
The resort also has ‘floating’ huts which are perfect for smaller groups. This one, for example, is covered by mangroves and is situated just a few steps from land.
This one, on the other hand, can fit around 5 people and does not have its own foot bridge.
Have you been to Costa Roca? Is this your first time reading about this resort? Would you like to visit it one day? Let us know about your thoughts in the comments below!