FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get to Isla Vista Beach Resort by private vehicle?

Our resort is at least 5 hours (249 kilometers) from Manila OR 3 hours from Subic Bay. Take NLEX to Subic-Clark Expressway (SCTEX). From Subic Bay, follow “to (Sta.Cruz) Zambales” road directions. Check MAP to guide you through the road and be able to take advantage of the shortcuts (triangles) in Zambales particularly Subic Bay, San Marcelino and Iba. Thru the MAP, you can by-pass several towns like Olongapo, San Antonio, Palauig, Masinloc and Candelaria to save several hours of extra travel. You can always call or text us at 09175149007 (Globe) and 09209696845 (Smart) to guide you during your travel.

How do we get to Isla Vista Beach Resort by bus?

Call the Victory Liner Station and ask for their schedule of departure for Sta. Cruz, Zambales: thru www.victoryliner.com.ph, or call Caloocan Terminal at 361-15-06 to 10 or Sampaloc Station at 741-14-36. Upon return, you can call the Sta. Cruz, Zambales Station for their updated sechedule at (047)831-1337.

Take the Victory Liner Bus – from Caloocan, Sampaloc, Cubao or Pasay Station. Get the aircon bus with Sta Cruz destination. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Isla Vista, Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales and walk 100 meters from the highway. or get off at the Uacon Barangay Plaza and take a tricycle. Stations the bus will pass thru: Double Happiness, Food Station, Lubao, Pamapanga > Olongapo > Iba > get off at Ealdama St, Uacon, Candelaria > Sta. Cruz. The bus fare is about P450/person.

The resort is well known in Barangay Uacon or Candelaria Town Proper, ask around for direction if you don’t notice our road signs. You can always call or text us at 09175149007 (Globe)and 09209696845 (Smart) and  to guide you during your travel.

Upon return, you can wait for the bus at the Uacon highway giving an allowance of 30 minutes for the bus to travel from the Sta.Cruz Station. Refer to the bus schedule.

How do we get to Isla Vista Beach Resort by Car Rental?

We recommend the following car rentals because of their familiarity with Zambales road that would make your travel more comfortable and shorter.

Budget Car & Van Rental: Central Reservation Office (02)766-8118 to 20

Ninoy Aquino International Airport – (02) 831-8247

Olongapo City – (047)223-5279 or (047) 223-2609; Makati – (02) 885-774 or 885-7767 OR inquire from our contact details.

or visit www.avis.com.ph

How do we get to Isla Vista Beach Resort from another country?

There are 2 airports you can choose from: Manila and Clark Pampanga. Clark Pampanga about an hour from Subic, while Manila is about 7-5 hours travel to the resort depending on traffic.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila where most of the more popular airlines are in operation. http://www.manila-airport.net/

Airlines Serving the Manila International Airport: Air Macau , Air Nlugini , Air Philippines , Asian Spirit , Asiana Airlines , Cathay Pacific , Cebu Pacific Air , China Airlines , China Southern Airlines , Continental Micronesia , Egypt Air , Emirates Airlines , Gulf Air , Japan Airlines , JetStarAsia Airways , KLM Royal Dutch Airlines , Korean Air , Lufthansa Airlines , Malaysia Airlines , Northwest Airlines , Philippine Airlines , Qantas Airways , Qatar Airways , Royal Brunei Airlines , Saudi Arabian Airlines , Singapore Airlines , Sea Air , Thai Airways , Vietnam Airlines.

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) at Clark, Pampanga visit http://www.dmia.ph/ for airlines and flight schedules: Air Asia from Malaysia, Tiger Airways from Singapore, Asiana Airlines from Incheon, Korea and Hong Kong Airline HKAL from Hong Kong.

Car / Van rentals can take you from the airport to Isla Vista. Try to make prior arrangements.

Potipot Island Day Tour

Potipot Island is right across our shore. We are the nearest kick off point, just a 3 – 5 minute boat ride away. We offer Boat Transfer. Potipot is a 7 hectare Island with white sand and blue clear water. You can walk around it in 30 minutes. Island entrance fee is at P300 per person payable to the island. Potipot is not part of our resort, it is another resort, so we can’t entertain inquiries regarding its operations.

For our checked-in guests, boat tickets are available at the Information / Front Office. For NON – Guests, we charge Isla Vista Entrance fee of P150 per person and parking fee. earliest trip is at 7 AM and latest trip back is at 5 PM.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you can bring in food/drinks in the unit that you will take subject to corkage charges.

No outside food/drinks in this Areas: Club House, where the bar / restaurant by the sea overlooking Potipot Island is located, Beach front swimming pool area, Pavilion and the Beach front cottages where the videokes are located.

Food/Drinks Corkage: P30/pax/day; per pax: P60/night, P90 for 2 nights; Corkage Waived: IF 3 nights stay or longer; IF we cater for at least 3 meals/night.

You can do your marketing at Sta. Cruz Public Market (11 kms) or Candelaria Public Market (5 km).

How far are the rooms from the beach.

We have a 130 meters wide beach front. The farthest rooms are only about 30 meters from the beach or 3 minute walk.

Any place to go? To see? Or to dine?

You can break your travel by passing thru Subic Bay and do your duty free shopping. You can dine at Pier One Subic located the the Waterfront Street. It is the biggest restaurant overlooking Subic Bay and Zambales Mountains. Take a leisurely walk at their bay walk and experience Subic’s well known ambiance.

House Rules

Everyone is welcome to our resort as long they are willing to respect our rules and policies as any honorable guests do. So, we reserve the right to refuse / reject any person who misbehaves or acts in disrespectful / condescending manner.

We will appreciate your comments or suggestions, please email us at isla_vista_resort@yahoo.com.