Last week, I went to Puerto Azul with the family for a staycation. Puerto Azul is famous for being “the resort that was,” once called Asia’s Paradise Resort that catered to rich locals and foreigners. Now, Puerto Azul is a crumbling facade of its former self, with many of its facilities rundown. However, news is that Ayala Land is planning to renovate the resort and bring it back to its former self.
We stayed at the residential area of Puerto Azul at this large house, and we had access to a private strip of beach exclusive to homeowners. Sadly, the beach is as neglected as the resort. Trash littered the path going to the beach and on the beach itself. The shore was littered with dried algae.
The beach is picturesque, though. It has a lovely view of the sea and sky. We spent the short time we were there talking, eating chips, and looking for pretty seashells. I found a great batch of purple and brown shells.