Lloyd and I planned a date as it’ll probably be the last non-holiday weekday this year that we were both free. He has resumed working as I’m writing this while I chose to be sort of jobless. We really didn’t had any idea on what to do then. Good thing my former officemate told me about Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park. Thanks, Alvin!
I immediately contacted Vista Tala Resort & Recreational Park for their rates. This was what I found out.
This seems reasonable enough for us considering that we heard good reviews of the resort and the PhP 200 (or 4.24 USD) of the day tour rate is consumable for the resort’s food.
As it was highly recommended that we make a reservation on our preferred date, we reserved by depositing 50% of our day tour rates. We received afterward a booking confirmation which also served as our guest pass through their security check.
We had a good first impression on entering the resort premises. The place felt secured and there were adequate parking spaces, so Lloyd easily got to park the car. We then proceeded to Vista Tala’s information center.
We were greeted with bright smiles by the staff as we entered the center. We settled the remaining balance, received our PhP 200 (or 4.24 USD) food stubs, and off we went to the swimming pool area.
By the way, since it was out of town, we had to bring a chaperone as usual. Lloyd and I brought then both our moms plus Lloyd’s brother which was a first time experience for us. We normally just went out with my family for out of town trips.
For those who are roughly our same age group and are also in a BF-GF relationship, we suggest that you bring along your family members with you when you go on an out of town trip. We have to remember that our parents are getting older and/or our siblings are becoming busier, but we still have more time to be alone with our BF/GF once we get married.
And if you’re wondering why we rode a golf cart buggy, this was the form of transportation used to go around the resort. Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park wasn’t that big. However, the path towards the swimming area was uphill which could be tiring for some guests.
Since we went here on a weekday, we felt like resort owners as we had the pool area to ourselves for some time. It was really relaxing for us.
One of the staff led us to probably the best cottage of the resort in my opinion. The cottage’s name was DUNSULAN FALLS which was the closest to the edge of the mountain/ hill where the resort was situated.
We didn’t only had an easy pool access, but we also got to enjoy the cool, fresh mountain breeze and, most importantly, we had an amazing view as well.
We had a hearty lunch at Vista Tala restaurant which we greatly enjoyed. We also ordered our snacks there. We then proceeded to check out Vista Tala’s rooms while having our food go down.
Upon returning to the pool area, we made sure to maximize our day tour fee. We had a photo session at their swimming pool with a scenic view at the backdrop. It was our loss though that we didn’t bring a cool floater like a unicorn, watermelon or a pizza for a cooler photo opportunity.
Although some former guests stated that the pool was dirty, we believed otherwise. We think it’s unavoidable for a pool with lots of plants surrounding it to have floating insects from time to time. We’ve had a similar experience in similar resorts so this didn’t prevent us from enjoying their two pools which are 4ft and 6ft deep respectively.
We also relaxed in their jacuzzi pool. Yes, I’m not peeing on this one.
Overall, our trip to Bataan to experience a day tour in Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park was worth it. We took pleasure in the wonderful natural view, the lovely pool and their in-house food. Thus, it’s a really great place to relieve from stress from work or even studies.
We hope Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park maintain the beauty, the cleanliness and the security of the resort even though they’ll soon have recreational activities such as a zip line, ATV and etc.
Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park
2112 Brgy. Tala, Orani, Bataan.
*Note: We got lost going here by car as the pin in Google maps was wrong.
- Through NLEX, exit at San Fernando, Pampanga (exit 65).
- Go straight ahead Jose Abad Santos Ave. until Roman Superhighway in Orani, Bataan.
- When you see Petron on the left side, turn right to the road where there is a “to Sinagtala Farm Resort” signage.
- Go straight ahead, but don’t turn right to Sinagtala. You’ll eventually see Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park on the left side after going further.
- Ride Genesis bus at Avenida or Pasay Terminal or any bus going to Bataan.
- Ask the driver to drop you off at Sinagtala Farm Resort.
- Ride a tricycle going to Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park.