Weekend Getaway at Greenspace Artist Village, Liwa Zambales

Liw-liwa in Zambales is only 3-4 hours away from Metro Manila, my go-to-beach on weekends whenever I feel like I need to escape the city life. Though Liwa is known for partying, surfing and long beach walks, Greenspace Artist Village prefers guests who are looking for serenity.
I came to Liwa for the first time 3 years ago. I went here with my friends to try out surfing as this was and still is one of my goals to achieve. Unfortunately, there were no waves to surf to, therefore we ended up just basking in the sun, stargazing and basically just had some fun with friends.
Years have passed by and I have come here so often, and more and more establishments have been put up here and yet I haven't got the chance to ever checked off one of my goals' list. I know this is not an excuse. If there's a will, there's a way..But don't be so judgemental. Probably next time..I know, I say this again and again...
Greenspace is the place for individuals who seek a place to rest the mind, space to create more ideas or simply to just relax far away from turmoil, the last one sounds exactly what I need every weekend.
Sometimes, you can just even play guitars or ukelele around the resort. They have it hanging in their dining area  or kitchen, in which by the way, you can bring your own food and cook for yourself here. If you don't feel like cooking however, you can ask Karr, who is managing the resort, to include you in her daily meals and you will just need to pay her depending on the food she prepares.
Greenspace Artist Village goal is to create projects that will benefit travelers as well as locals. One of the popular project they have is the You-kelele Kids Zambales. This music group is volunteer-based and non-profit. If you're lucky, you may find them here practicing on weekends. 

The atmosphere in this resort gives you a homey and cozy feeling. 
Their cottages is set-up in a bohemian style which I really love. Each cottage is owned by Karr's artist friends who are very supportive of her programs and advocacies that's why it has its distinctive decoration. Nevertheless, they are all cute.
Most of the time, even though it's quite hot and their rooms have no air con, I can sleep for hours and hours here, even better than in my own room. 
Greenspace still has some on-going renovation. Karr has always new ideas in order to make Greenspace the perfect hang-outs for artists.

How to get there : 

- take victory liner bus bound to Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales in Pasay or Cubao
- get off at San Felipe town proper, 
- you may opt to take the Olongapo-bound bus, but you will need to transfer once in Olongapo (this is the longer travel version, but easier to catch)
- from San Felipe town proper, take a tricycle going to Greenspace, Liw-liwa. 
Travel time takes 5-6 hours. 
Contact  and Address :
Karr : 09176300238
Liwliwa, 2204 San Felipe, Zambales
Campers can bring their own tents.
Rate : PHP 350.00 per person
Kubo, standard rate : PHP 2,500.00
For more info you may visit their FB page :

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