El Paril (Caliclic Beach Resort), Island Garden City Of Samal, Philippines
Back To The Roots
Today, me and my family went to IGACOS (Island Garden City of Samal) which is known to be a "must-see" tourist destination here in Mindanao. Most of my mother's genealogy can be traced here. Thus, my maternal grandfather, his father, and my great grandmother's remains are found at one of the Island's known cemetery in Peñaplata which we usually visit 2x a year. Since today we celebrate my maternal grandfather's 8th year death anniversary we thought of visiting him and planned to have our lunch at one of the Island's resort thereafter.
My Aunt E, suggested that we go for Rainbow Beach Resort but it turned out that the whole resort had an exclusive event from today till tomorrow. So much for Plan A, LOL. Then we just moved to the other resort which is just a few meters away from RBR.
I was skeptical at first, since I havent been to that place ever! But alas, it turned out to be a good decision afterall! Okay so it is not like 5star, but Mother Nature indeed played an important role coz it's simplicity made it unique. There's a videoke machine, rentals for swimming gears, stores, name the basics and they got it. I don't actually know if I am exaggerating coz i haven't really been a beach bum since like forever but heck, it was all that I ever wanted that time. It's a perfect getaway from those stressors from the city. El Paril Beach Resort is like my home away from home :-)