The Christmas Season can now be felt in most parts of the country, what with the colorful lanterns and other decorations hung in almost every home and establishment. At Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club in Nasugbu, Batangas, the start of the Yuletide Season was heralded by their annual Christmas Tree Lighting last 6 December 2014.

Breakfast at Lagoa Restaurant
Breakfast at Lagoa Restaurant

Upon arriving at Hamilo Coast, We headed to Lagoa Restaurant to sample Chef JP Anglo’s Filipino dishes and native filipino delicasies. For lunch he prepared Chicken Binakol, Smoke Tinapa Lumpia, Crispy Shrimp Guinamos Bell pepper, Tahong Talangka Sotanghon, Baka Salpicao, Grilled Lapu-lapu with Tropical Salsa, Crispy Pork Chop with Banana Chili Garlic Ketchup and steamed Rice.


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Sapin-Sapin sold in the Kakanin Festival
Sapin-Sapin sold in the Kakanin Festival

During the Tree Lighting event, Mr. August Samala, General Manager for Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club, Ms. Faye Deloso, Hotel Manager and Ms. Peggy Angeles, Senior Vice-President for Operations of SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation took the honor of lighting the colorful trees.

Sto. Niño Parish Church Choir
Sto. Niño Parish Church Choir

The Christmas Tree Lighting event was a fun-filled day for members and others guests due to the numerous festive Filipino activities lined up for everyone. Guests enjoyed decorating parols with their families, shopping at the Pico Country Fair and indulging in Pinoy Master Chef Judge JP Anglo’s scrumptious buffet with a Filipino flavor at the Sun Coral Café and Lagoa.

From left to right: SMHCC SVP Operations Peggy Angeles, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club President Rita Dy, Pico Sands Hotel Manager Faye Deloso and Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala
From left to right: SMHCC SVP Operations Peggy Angeles, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club President Rita Dy, Pico Sands Hotel Manager Faye Deloso and Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala

The grand prize of the Staff Christmas Tree making contest went to Food and Beverage service department
The grand prize of the Staff Christmas Tree making contest went to Food and Beverage service department

After the Tree Lighting Ceremony, we enjoyed dinner prepared by Chef JP Anglo. From the food to the nice alfresco setting, our dinner was definitely the one of the highlights of the event. We started by sampling Chef JP’s Lechon Arrozcaldo – It’s really good that I almost forgot I had to tryout other dishes.

From left to right: Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala, SMHCC VP Neil Rumbaoa and Pico Sands Hotel Manager Faye Deloso
From left to right: Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala, SMHCC VP Neil Rumbaoa and Pico Sands Hotel Manager Faye Deloso

Other dishes served on the buffet table include Kilawin with Salted Egg, Ilonggo Lechon Baka Skewers
Grilled Chicken with Mango Barbecue Sauce, Grilled Maya-Maya with Coconut Milk, Crispy Pata Pancit Canton with Chili Garlic Oil and the everyones favorite Lechon.

Guest celebrity Chef JP Anglo
Guest celebrity Chef JP Anglo

Lechon Arrozcaldo with Prichon
Lechon Arrozcaldo with Prichon

Pico de Loro has various activities lined up for guests of all ages. Kids will enjoy Gymkhana, a series of fun sports activities and games on the beach. We also had fun at the Kakanin Festival, featuring traditional snacks loved by many Filipinos. A guest DJ was also invited to entertain members and guests at a lively beach party to close the event.

Ilonggo Lechon Baka Skewers
Ilonggo Lechon Baka Skewers

If you’re looking for a cool, laid-back Christmas, spend it at Pico de Loro. The sea breeze, lush mountains and tranquil lagoon at Pico de Loro will surely captivate you and make your holiday even more spectacular.

From left to right: Tess Calma, SMHCC VP Peggy Angeles,  , SMHCC VP Lourdes Macalindong, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club AVP Jam Manikan, SMHCC SVP Angelo Calma and Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala
From left to right: Tess Calma, SMHCC VP Peggy Angeles, , SMHCC VP Lourdes Macalindong, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club AVP Jam Manikan, SMHCC SVP Angelo Calma and Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club General Manager August Samala

Imagine waking up and breathing in the refreshing Christmas air and being treated to a tropical Christmas. So, book Pico de Loro’s “Noche Buena” package today, inclusive of room accommodation, buffet breakfast and Noche Buena buffet with a glass of Sangria and a Christmas giveaway.

Media with SM Marketing and Communications Team
Media with SM Marketing and Communications Team

Want to welcome 2015 with good vibes? On December 31, Pico de Loro will prepare a reggae themed New Years countdown party. To make your New Year more enjoyable, you can book for the New Year’s Eve party package for two which is inclusive of room accommodations at the Pico Sands Hotel, New Year’s Eve buffet dinner with a glass of sparkling wine and access to the New Year’s Eve countdown party at the beach club.

Lakeview Room
Lakeview Room

Hassle-free beach homes, only 90 minutes away from Manila

A maiden residential development of Hamilo Coast, Pico de Loro Cove is nestled along a quiet stretch of white sand and tranquil blue waters. It provides guests with a glimpse into Hamilo Coast’s future as a premier sustainable seaside community.

Media Team at the Pico Sands Hotel Lobby
Media Team at the Pico Sands Hotel Lobby

Pico de Loro Cove is a fully equipped beach and country club that has eight mid-rise residential buildings around a lagoon, making owning a Pico de Loro beach house as effortless and as opulent as condominium living. Every beach condo is turnkey-ready so you can move in as soon as you pay for it. You can also have peace of mind when you want to lock it up if you’re not going to use it yet.

At the lobby of Pico de Loro Country Club
At the lobby of Pico de Loro Country Club

What sets Pico de Loro apart from other properties is that it has centralized management within the community, reducing maintenance and security cost for every homeowner. All of this will surely make your beach lifestyle truly hassle-free.

Since the new Ternate-Nasugbu Road was opened in late 2013, traveling between Manila and Hamilo Coast has become faster and more convenient, taking you only 90 minutes to get there. This is why Pico de Loro Cove beach condos have become more than just weekend getaway accommodation. This also means that living by the beach is now a real and viable option for urban dwellers, instead of a semi full-time basis.

For inquiries, please call Pico Sands Hotel at + 63 2 464 78888. You can also visit their website http://www.picosandshotel.com and stay connected and updated through their social media pages https://www.facebook.com/picosandshotel and http://instagram.com/picodeloroclub.

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