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Pico Sands Hotel at Pico De Loro Beach and Country Club, Nasugbu, Batangas
Just two away from Manila is this hideaway of the rich and famous, of which Tutubi is neither of rich nor famous, via CAVITex and the new Kaybiang Tunnel connecting the towns of Ternate, Cavite with Nasugbu, Batangas, Pico de Loro is synonymous with the nearby Mt. Pico de Loro well-loved by mountaineers.
Located inside Hamilo Coast of Nasugbu, Batangas is a condo resort development with a hotel and beach club. It has Pico Sands hotel for guests and events (like a planning session attended by Tutubi that's why he was able to gain access to the facilities), weddings, prenups, parties, swimming pool, a beach for swimming, swimming pools, a man-made lagoon surrounded by mid-rise condominiums for sale/lease/rent or member-only use.
Pictures of Pico De Loro, Nasugbu, Batangas:
the lobby of Pico Sands Hotel
the two queen size beds of Pico Sands Hotel room. Room also comes with a 32" LCD TV and cable TV provided by Cignal with several HD channels (but do you go to places like this just to watch TV? c'mon!)
the key card access of Pico Sands Hotel
Pico Bar and Restaurant just near the lobby of Pico Sands Hotel
sample menu for order and pick-up from your room via Pico Bar and Restaurant. The hotel does not have room deliveries. Just an FYI on food prices and menu for budget purposes
the shower has a sliding glass door with shower controls quite far away from the shower. very nice as Tutubi opens the shower but stays away from it to avoid eeither too cold or too hot water
lotus and lotus flowers floating on the man-made lagoon
the placid water of the man-made lake of Pico de Loro is perfect for early morning photo opportunities
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The beach of Pico de Loro, Nasugbu, Batangas
How to Get to Nasugbu, Batangas