Paseo Verde Beach Resort: An Affordable Family-Friendly Getaway

June 22, 2023

Paseo Verde Beach Resort is an affordable and family-friendly destination in Laiya. Batangas.

Paseo Verde Beach Resort is one of the more popular beach resorts in Laiya, Batangas. One of its strongest points is its affordability and family-friendly facilities. 

Boats at Paseo Verde Beach Resort
Paseo Verde Beach Resort

Paseo Verde Beach Resort: an affordable family-friendly getaway

    A family getaway

    After a brief and spontaneous planning session, we decided to have another family beach getaway in Paseo Verde Beach Resort in Barangay Laiya Aplaya, San Juan, Batangas. It was my sister-in-law who suggested the place which looked pristine in photos.

    How to go to Paseo Verde Beach Resort

    We hit the road early on a Saturday morning hoping to get to Laiya by 9:00 AM. However, while we were at C5, our van overheated twice so we had to park it in my sister-in-law's house and then cramped ourselves in the other vehicle.

    Beach scene at Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    Vendors selling chicharon along the beach

    We drove through SLEX and made an exit in Batangas. However, by the time we got to Sto. Rosario, Batangas, we could feel our engine wanting to give up on us, especially during the uphill ride.

    We finally arrived in Laiya by 11:00 AM after a grueling and scorching five-hour drive and despite all the engine and mechanical failures along the way.

    First Impressions

    The resort, with its trees and lush ornamental plants, looked very welcoming. It looked like we made a good decision after all. We immediately went to the reception area to settle our payment for the cottage which is called a small cavana.

    At the entrance of Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    Inside the resort

    The cavana is a regular bamboo cottage that can fit a maximum of 15 people. It had a big bamboo table in the middle where a group can comfortably have their meals or drinks. We brought food with us to save on cost. If you want to cook your own food, there are grills beside the cottages. You can bring with you fresh fish and meats for grilling.

    Enjoying the beach at Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    Enjoying the beach

    Aside from cavanas, the resort also had casitas or overnight cottages of various sizes. Common comfort rooms are at the side of the resort near the entrance; a bit far from the cottages. The male restrooms only had around 8 cubicles so expect long queues. The same long queue can be seen in the female restrooms.

    Testing the waters

    The beach itself is a short strip of sand lined with flags. The sand is also not white, as opposed to what you might see in photos on the internet.

    Flags at Paseo Verde Beach Resort

    Honestly, it was not at all that impressive, especially for those who have been to well-known beach destinations. The water was just fine, not an aquamarine blue and a bit dirty with debris and some floating plastic bags and cups. I hope the resort personnel would allocate time to regularly clear the water of rubbish.

    Swimmers enjoying the beach at Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    Swimming on the beach

    However, if you are a big family like us who just wants to bring your small children to the beach or treat your loved ones to a simple beach getaway, then Paseo Verde Beach Resort is for you. It was not bad although it was also not spectacular. 

    Things to do at Paseo Verde Beach Resort

    In terms of water activities, I don’t think the resort offers any although there were individuals offering banana boat rides and paragliding. However, when we inquired about the boat ride, we were a bit turned off because of the exorbitant fee.

    Playing volleyball at Paseo Verde Beach Resort

    There was, however, a volleyball court in the middle of the place. The ball is for rent on a per-hour basis. I also saw a karaoke for rent for those who want to sing a few songs.

    Our Verdict

    All in all, the resort was just average. What I liked about it though is the numerous plants and trees inside the property. Walking inside the resort was comfortable because of the shade provided by the tall trees. However, there were a few only shower rooms so lines may form when many people are showering after a dip in the beach.

    Couple travel bloggers at Paseo Verde Beach Resort
    We had a good time at the beach

    If you are embarking on a long journey from Metro Manila like us and expecting to see a breathtaking resort, then this is not the place for you. I would suggest going for other options, even if it meant shelling out a higher budget. 

    But if your objective is just to have a family beach outing and you are treating out a big group, without much regard for distance, then Paseo Verde Beach Resort is just fine. In the end, we were happy to have given the kids a fun time at the beach.


    By 5:00 in the afternoon, we decided to head back to Manila because of the long travel time. Since it was already early evening, the traffic was lighter as compared to how it was during the morning.

    Paseo Verde Beach Resort is located at Pook Magalang, Laiya Aplaya, San Juan Batangas, San Juan, 4226 Batangas. The resort's contact number is (02) 998 5059.


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    1. Hotel and beach look great. I seriously need beach vacation! My son gonna take swimming classes this summer. I hope he will be ready for ocean next year.

    2. I could go for some of that right about now. Paseo Verde looks like an amazing place to get away.

    3. That looks like an amazing resort to kick back and relax in. All that beach and all that posh comfort? I'm sold!

    4. Such a detailed and thorough review. I love that you gave your honest opinion.

    5. So many beaches- living in an island nation certainly has its advantages!

    6. I miss the beach so much! I hope we can visit one very soon.

    7. The resort looks just as you said, "average." It would be a good alternative for a weekend vacation, although I wish the cabanas had their own shower room and toilet.

    8. I had to google Laiya, Batangas, I had never heard of that place at all. Love learning new things, so that you for the geography lesson :)

    9. I wanted to go for a beach vacation. Maldives and Bali were in my mind. They are beautiful but expensive. I'll book tickets for this beach as it is near to my place as well.

    10. I wanted to go for a beach vacation. Maldives and Bali were in my mind. They are beautiful but expensive. I'll book tickets for this beach as it is near to my place as well.

    11. Paseo Verde looks like such a wonderful place to relax and decompress. I'd love a nice, long stay there.

    12. Paseo De Verde looks like a perfect place for us to enjoy this summer season. I will definitely visit that place.

    13. It doesn’t always have to be spectacular to be nice. It is just great to be able to think of traveling again.

    14. This place looks beautiful! I could use a few days at a resort like this.

    15. This looks like such an amazing place to visit! I hope to go myself one day in the future. :)

    16. Looks like a lovely getaway you guys had! I dying to jump in that water. I'm in need of getaway asap!!

    17. What a beautiful place! I'll add to my bucket list.

    18. The beach and accommodations look wonderful. A fun time for all.

    19. I want to visit Paseo Verde Beach Resort. Seems like a fun place to go with the family. Can't wait to travel soon!

    20. Looks like a great beach to visit!

    21. Ang ganda dito ohhhh at relaxing din
      Perfect for family getaway na sure talaga mag eenjoy💯💯

    22. LAURICE GILLAMAC23 June 2023 at 07:05