Exploring Coto

3:50 AM Wanderlusting

After two foiled weekend plans (Marinduque with Guys4Mountains and General Nakar with Haribon Foundation), I was expecting to just spend my weekend in Manila.  Good thing, Pilipinas Sierra had slots available on their weekend trip.  So, we signed up and expected to have a good time, and a good time we had.

Prior to this trip, I didn't know much about Coto.  All I knew was that it was a mining site.  There was not much available information on the internet. 


The Kidz Pool Mountain Resort


Our destination was Kidz Pool at Coto River in Masinloc, Zambales.  A permit is needed to get in the resort, plus patience in traversing the almost 30 kilometer rough road leading to the resort, with several very strict checkpoints. 
But, of course, the clear waters of the river makes it all so worth it.  




We couldn't help it but be amazed at how crystal clear the waters were.  We could see right through the bottom of the river.   I wanted to jump the moment I saw the waters but of course, we had to settle in first and of course, prepare our meals.


There were rooms available, with flowing water and clean comfort rooms, so we didn't have to pitch our tents.  So, I just decided to help in the kitchen while my other friends busied themselves setting up a slackline and of course, trying their skills on tight rope walking.

It was a relaxing day.  We didn't have strict itineraries, so most of our time were spent sharing our adventure stories and of course, getting to know each other, which continued until nightfall.  


The following day, we explored a nearby lagoon.  We trekked for about an hour.  When we got there, some of our friends left already but there were still a few swimming so we joined them.  The clarity of the water was really amazing.



Since we woke up late, we just decided to spend a little more time swimming than join the rest of the group who went to a nearby bridge to rapel.  It was difficult to leave that very  invigorating lagoon, but of course, we had to eventually.  We all had work to go back to.


So, that was another fun Sierra Adventure!


I know a lot of us Filipinos are beach people but once in a while, it's fun to explore our inland waters, be surrounded by greens and of course, be refreshed by much cooler waters.  


So, thank God for instant adventures, wanderlust friends and a beautiful county.

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8 comments

  1. Thanks for a nice blogpost about my birthplace.

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  2. Thanks for the feedback and you are welcome :-)

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  3. The remake of ABS-CBN's Pangako Sa'Yo teleserye is currently filming at Coto, Masinloc, Zambales.

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  4. I've been here before but is the resort still operational? Their page isn't updated. Thank you.:)

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  6. The photos are stunning! Is the resort still operational? If yes, can you help us with a contact number/person?We're looking for details since Saturday and your page so far is the most reliable. Thank You!

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    1. Hi! Am sorry, but haven't been back since I visited more than 4 years ago.

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