Mid-Week Getaway At Pico De Loro Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas

I lived in the city all my life. Because of that I wanted a place where there’s abundance of lush greens, deep blues and fresh air. When we spent an overnight mid-week getaway at Pico de Loro at Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu Batangas, I know now where I want to retire. I am so in love with the place. I can see myself growing old in there and I can see my daughter enjoying the nice scenery and beautiful environment. Living there would be like living in paradise. The place has beautiful landscape, an amazing view of the South China sea, surrounding lush green mountain view, salt water man-made lagoon , swimming pool, sports complex and everything you wanted in a residential community.

Pico Sand Hotel:

I know I sounded like a marketing officer who’s hard selling but I’m not. Take a look at the lovely  room we spent the night in at the Pico Sands Hotel and the lovely view you wake-up to each and every single day you are there.


Our two-bedroom hotel room is complete with all the usual amenities and free wi-fi connection and a lovely view! Room views at Pico Sands Hotel is either mointain view or lagoon view. We had the lagoon view which is perfect!



The bathroom has hot and cold showers and very spacious and complete with all amenities as well.

With my room mate Nikki!


and the standard mirror shot! haha

Pico Sands Beach Club:

After settling in our hotel room. We went to Arribada Lounge at Pico Sands Beach where the launch and spa party for Orly Feel The Vibe was held.   Our trip to Pico de Loro cove  was meant for the spa party event by Sprint Asia Beauty for Orly.  Going around Pico de Loro cove is just a call away.  Shuttle service is on-call anytime and that is what we used to go the beach area which is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel.


The Arribada Lounge is huge! I love the interiors, walls are made of some sort of shells and has a lot of natural lighting!  It is located at the second floor of this lovely structure:

Long-sleeves top: Promod Board shorts: Sassa Active WearThere are lots of dining tables and lounging area at the Arribada so lovely!
Sun Coral Cafe is just below


The view above is even more spectacular!
Here’s the dipping pool in case you want to test the waters first before going to the beach area!


Lounging areas


and the beautiful beach that looks like Paradise to me!


After getting our nails done I, Nikki and Trixie took the opportunity to lounge around the beach while waiting for the sunset!



Photo grabbed from Nikki!  Coverup:  Promod Long-sleeves Swim wear: Rippled one-piece by  Roxy Footwear: Sanuk Yoga Matt Wedge Sandals
Aside from swimming and sunbathing, you can also do other sorts of water sports like Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Jet-Ski and Sailing at the Beach. Other activities you can do at Pico de Loro cove includes Hiking, Biking and Trekking.

Pico Point and St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel:

When everyone was done, we went for a quick tour at the St. Therese Chapel located at Pico Point which is the highest point at Pico de Loro Cove




Sheer White Tattoo Top: Freeway Black Roche Swimsuit: Roxy Board Shorts: Sassa Active Wear Foot Wear: Sanuk Yoga Matt Wedge Sandals


The chapel is a nice place to get married ! In fact this is where the grandson of the developer of Pico de Loro got married. The chapel was built mainly for him whom did not have a place to have his marriage ceremony held. Bongga!

Pico de Loro Country Club:

After that we went to Pico de Loro Country club where all amenities for entertainment, sports activities and fun for the family can be found. They have game rooms, basketball court, tennis court, bar and lounge, billiards, kids play house, gym, and everything you can think off!






And the infinity pool at the clubhouse. The sun was almost down when we got there though! We had a quick dip before dinner!



Food and Dining:
They have different dining facilities and lounge area. At the beach area they have Sun Coral Cafe, Brisa Bar, Arribada Lounge and the Lagoa Restaurant at the Country Club. We dined mainly at the Pico Restaurant and Bar which is open 24/7.


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I didn’t took much pix of the dinner because honestly I was disappointed the food were served really cold and really late! The only redeeming factor for dinner was the yummy Banana Cake. I didn’t know what was the reason behind serving the food cold and late I hope this incident only happened that time.



Was good. Everything was served hot. Bacon was crispy and I loved the Tortang Talong with that nice tomato thingy! Egg was good and longanisa was ok!


Drinks at Arribada!
Mojito was so strong but the food was great! Too bad I forgot to take pics I was overwhelmed by the beautiful scenery and the pampering session!

How to get to Pico de Loro Cove:
From SM Mall of asia by land it will take about 3 hours. If by ferry ride it will take about 1 1/2 hours. By air (chopper) it will take about 20 minutes. I heard a national highway is already being constructed that will traverse Ternate Cavite going to Nasugbu Batangas, once this road is completed then land travel will be reduced to 1 1/2 hour only!

Other info about Pico de Loro:

  • Pico de Loro cove is just one of the properties at Hamilo Coast, one of SM Land’s premiere coastal development.  There are a total of 13 coves in all.   Having been located at Nasugbu, Batangas, Pico de Loro is fortunate to be a part of the Verde Island passage in the Philippines and of the global Coral Triangle. Pico de Loro Cove is a 37.5 hectare coastal community with low-impact condominium buildings an exclusive beach and country club and Pico Sand Hotel.
  • The residential community are composed of eight mid-rise buildings up to 8 floors and are divided into cluster.  Each cluster has 2 buildings.  Average sizes of condo units are 1 bedroom (40-46 sqm), 2 bedroom (91-94 sqm) and 3 bedroom suites (134-143 sqm).  Condo unit prize range from Php3.5 milion and up!
  • To be able to check-in the hotel a family member or a friend must be a member as this is exclusive for members and residents only!   If you want to buy membership at Pico de Loro you have to pay at least Php550,000 that includes shares.  Owning a condo unit does not entitle you for free membership though!

If you have the money I highly recommend you get a unit here at Pico de Loro Cove. It is worth it and looking at their plan for the residential community it won’t get overcrowded and set to certain number only so its perfect retirement place for your family.

Btw, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

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  • Steph 10/30/2012 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Hi earth! I’ll actually be visiting pico de loro with my family 2 days from now and I just wanted to know if it will still be an enjoyable experience for teens? I mean is it a place where the teens would want to go outside to enjoy cuz there are many things for them to do? 🙂

    • earthlingorgeous 10/30/2012 at 7:59 pm Reply

      Hi Steph! Yes, yes there are many things to do there. you can ask the info for water sports or the indoor sports at the club house ! But I bet if they love the beach they would love to stay there and enjoy the sun and the sand and the water sports or take them to hiking activity or a tour at the place . 🙂 AM envious! I miss the place I wanna go back! Enjoy!

  • Ro 05/21/2012 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Hi, Earth!

    Thanks for blogging about Pico de Loro! 🙂

    Sorry about the lunch being served late and cold. It does not normally happen. It was just that we were behind on our scheduled itinerary so they might have cooked the food an hour before the group arrived. But definitely no excuses. Sorry about that!

    Noted also on the too strong mojito. Will be sure to tell the Chefs.

    Hopefully, you will enjoy the food and drinks more when you come back.

    Thanks again and see you soon!

    • earthlingorgeous 05/21/2012 at 4:28 pm Reply

      Hahaha! Hi Ro, thanks for commenting! But no worries I enjoyed my short visit there, hopefully longer the next time hahaha! 🙂 Looking forward to see you soon definitely! 🙂

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