An emerging trend in the Philippines, glamping has more people putting up exclusive campsites offering hotel-like services. One such place is Easy Adventure Glamping in Charlie’s Point Reserva, Baler. (Not to be confused with Charlie’s Point in Sabang Beach, Baler.) It’s a 5- to 6-hour ride from Metro Manila. The place was very quiet and had a good view of the peaceful river. It was breezy all day long, and we could hear the sound of crashing waves in the distance.
There’s a certain appeal to being surrounded by nature and sleeping out in the open, but some people just can’t let go of their luxurious lifestyle. Why not get the best of both? Glamping or “Glamorous Camping” deals with this problem. You can experience the great outdoors while maintaining a certain level of comfort and style.
Easy Adventure Glamping Amenities
I was able to get a voucher in Deal Grocer for a couple’s overnight stay at PHP 5,100.
-Overnight Stay for 2 in a Weather-proof Pitched Tent
-Comfy Bed with Pillows and Linen Sheets for 2
-Fresh Buko Upon Arrival
-Full Board Meals (Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner)
-Unlimited Water, Coffee and Bananas
-Towels, Foot Bath, Night Lanterns
-Use of Facilities (Showers, Toilets, Charging Station, Hammocks, Siesta Hub, Balance Center, etc.)
-24/7 Butler Service and Security detail
-20% off on Selected Activities (Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak, Dune Buggie and Kombi Van)
What I liked about the set up is that the heavy duty Coleman tent was on wooden floorboards, which meant that we did not have to sleep and walk on the lumpy ground. Our “porch” had a foot wash ladle and a trash can. Stepping inside, a rug greeted our wet feet, and the rest of the floor was carpeted. It was so spacious inside that the tent could fit a queen-sized bed, 2 armchairs and an end table. It was also high enough for a 6-foot person to stand in.
We had our own picnic table equipped with a pitcher of water, bananas, condiments, glasses, mugs and tissue. Both the tent and the picnic table had canopies above them to catch the rain (and it did rain during our stay).
Full Board Meals
The staff intuitively served the food during the typical meal times. They would come out holding trays of food with new utensils each time. They would also keep an eye out for when we finished, returning to clean up after us. We had nothing to worry about in terms of food, except for how to finish it. Each meal was a balanced, home-cooked one with generous portions.
Note: Guests are NOT allowed to bring food and drinks, except for light snacks. Chips are allowed. For alcohol, there’s a corkage fee of PHP 600 per bottle.
Easy Adventure Glamping Facilities
Showers and Toilets
Yes! There were showers and toilets with tissue paper! No hot water, but still So. Much. Win.
Wind Turbine and Charging Station
Easy Adventure has at least 2 wind turbines generating renewable energy, which is used to power the campsite. There’s a Charging Station in the middle of the camp, but it rained during our stay and we were practically the only guests, so the staff used extension cords to bring an outlet directly to our tent. Awesome service.
For those who want to do yoga or simply watch the sunset or sunrise, Easy Adventure has a Balance Center, a wide elevated area with a good view of the sea facing east.
There’s a view deck at the edge of the camping grounds, which leads to the river. That was the jump-off point for the water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddling.
Easy Adventure Activities
Apart from siesta-ing and drinking all day, guests can paddle up and down the river. We rented a Kayak (PHP 400/hr) and a Stand Up Paddle Board (PHP 400/hr). Because of the Deal Grocer voucher, we got a 20% discount on these rates, so we only had to pay PHP 320/hr. However, we only wanted to do 30 minutes per person instead of 1 hour, and the staff let us! Even though we extended by 15 minutes because we went all the way upstream, we only paid PHP 320 total. They were super nice about it. 🙂
Watch the Sunrise from the Balance Center
Apart from yoga, the Balance Center comes in handy for watching a romantic sunrise. Waking up to this view was amazeballs. I mean, just look at it.
Visit the Beach
If you’re done exploring the camping grounds, you can sort of “leave” through this bamboo pathway leading to the beach. You will pass a field of flowers and vines on the way. One interesting feature is the colorful pebbles on the seashore. That and the continuous push and pull of the crashing waves. The gray sand is somewhere between powdery and grainy.
Easy Adventure Add-on Rates
Driver’s Quarters – PHP 500/night with 3 meals
Extra Meal – PHP 400
Surf Lessons with Board and Instructor – PHP 550/hour
*Kayak and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) – PHP 320/hour
*Dune Buggie Rental (Good for 4 persons)
-PHP 2000/6 hours
-PHP 3200/12 hours
*Kombi Rental (Good for 6 persons)
-PHP 2400/6 hours
-PHP 4400/12 hours
Pick-up and Drop-off – PHP 150/one way/person
Corkage – PHP 600/bottle
*Discounted by 20% due to Deal Grocer voucher
Getting to Charlie’s Point Easy Adventure
From Metro Manila: NLEX >> SCTEX (Exit 122 Tarlac) (125.6 km)
-Keep right at the fork and follow signs to La Paz. Merge onto Santa Rosa – Tarlac Road (17.4 km)
-Slight left onto Carmen – Cabanatuan Road (10 km)
-Continue on Carmen – Cabanatuan Road (3.9 km)
-Turn left onto Felipe Vergara Hi-Way (4.3 km)
-Turn left onto Pan-Philippine Highway (2.2 km)
-Slight right onto Junction Pinagpanaan – Rizal – Pantabangan Road (26 km)
-Turn right onto Quezon Street (0.97 km)
-Turn left onto Agaran Street and continue along Junction Pinagpanaan – Rizal – Pantabangan Road (15.2 km)
-Continue along Pantabangan – Baler Road (55.8 km)
-Turn left onto Maria Aurora-Baler Provincial Road (2.1 km)
-Turn right to stay on Maria Aurora-Baler Provincial Road (6 km)
-Turn right (0.5 km)
-Turn left onto Baler – Casiguran Road (0.4 km)
-Turn right (0.3 km)
-Continue Straight (0.4 km)
Easy Adventure Contact Information
Location: Charlie’s Point, Reserva, Baler Aurora, Philippines
Reservation: (+63916) 767-7971
Assistance: (+63905) 328-2605