Rizal in Gubat is the only beach in Sorsogon that is at the center of a cove. It’s one of the best pristine beaches in the Philippines, where miles of golden sand surround an extensive shoreline.
It is a long, broad beach located 5 km south of Gubat, Sorsogon. It is close to the turbulent San Bernardino Strait thus the big surfing waves that could thrill swimmers and most especially the surfers. The grey-sand beach itself is long and is at the center of a cove surrounding an extensive shoreline. Some say it is the best beach in Sorsogon and it is an ideal place for boating, swimming and beach combing.
Facing the Pacific Ocean, this place isn’t as developed as one might think, which is actually good in some way. Although resorts have sprouted in its vicinity (old Duana resort and new places like Vera Maris) where travellers and vacationeers can stay the night, the rawness of the place have been somewhat preserved.
To date, there is still no entrance fee to the swimming public and although there is paid parking for your vehicles, cottages can still be rented (about 500 pesos/cottage/day) on a first-come, first-served basis.
But if you’re like us, we went at around 3 pm and stayed until almost six. Thus, no need for a cottage, just for a nice relaxing dip and play on the beach.
Rizal Beach Resort Hotel in Gubat, provide cottages and basic rooms in a long, two-storey building. They have their own restaurant.
- Entrance? – Last time I checked, it was free…
- Cottages – 500 PhP/day
Air-conditioned - 1,225.00 to 4,150.00 Php
Non Air-Conditioned - 825.00 to 2,500.00 Php
*Prices are subject for changes. They also have at least 43 rooms and 5 native apartelle-style accomodations.
- Souvenir Shop
- Swimming Pool
- Conference/ Function Rooms
- Basketball Court
- Beach Volleyball
- Boat Rentals
- Massage Room
- Beach Cottages