For people living in Metro Manila, Cavite is one of the great options and a good alternative for a crowded place such as Batangas for a weekend getaway.
The Long Beach Resort in San Rafael, Noveleta is one to consider if you are a beach lover for it offers aqua activities while capturing a good sunset.
While it does not have fine white sand and it is not as grand as other beach resorts in the province, the local government of Noveleta, with the help of various NGOs, spent extreme efforts to restore the place and beautify it.
Now starting to reach its full potential, Long Beach has become one of the most visited beaches in Cavite because of its proximity to Manila.
Located just a few meters away from the highway, a great ambiance of the beach will greet visitors along with its welcoming staff. Guests do not have to worry for the resort is following government-mandated protocols to ensure safety during the pandemic.
Since it is a public resort, everyone can access Long Beach free of charge.
However, locals and tourists could opt to rent cottages should they want to. Currently, there are more than 20 nipa huts with electricity within the resort and each costs P500 for 12 hours.
Aside from cottages, there are also tables available for rent which range P200 to P250. Long Beach also has basic amenities such as comfort rooms and shower rooms.
While tourists are allowed to bring their own food, there are also food stalls run by locals within the area. This is one way the town helps its constituents to revive their small businesses deeply affected by the ongoing pandemic.
The beach is also buzzing with aqua activities including jetski, banana boat, kayaks, and surfing among others. To entertain the guests, live bands are also there to serenade you every weekend.
In addition to all these, Long Beach boasts of its red and orange skies during sunset that is perfect for postcard-like photos.
Currently, Long Beach is not open for overnights because of the pandemic and Cavite’s curfew restrictions.
With more and more people patronizing Long Beach, Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua and the tourism office of the municipality want nothing from the tourists but to dispose of their trash properly, maintain the cleanliness of the beach, take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing but footprints.