Friday, October 22, 2010

Mateo Hot & Cold Springs Resort

One of the Irosin's Town Pride
San Benon, Monbon, Irosin, Sorsogon
by lakwatserong tatay

Located around the foot of Mount Bulusan, in the adjacent towns of Irosin and Bulusan, are the hot and cot spring resorts. One of this is on San Benon, where we had stayed overnight, other is in Mapaso, and the mineral (soda) water spa's of Masacrot and Palogtok to soothe tired bodies and rickety bones.

So after hours and few minutes of photo opps at Irosin's Hilltop Church, we proceed to Brgy. Monbon, Irosin, Sorsogon, were Mateo Hot & Cold Spring Resort. Before you will arrive on this resort you will also passed another spring resort. I forgot the name of it. But based to my xplorer body, it is not as hot as Mateo offers. And the ambience of nature is not as like as Mateo. So after some discussion we proceed, it is almost the last part of this Brgy. The road is not establish as others, neither asphalted upon reaching this resort it is really a bit bumpy ride and passed by also  PHIVOLCS Bulusan Volcano Observatory. Mateo Hot & Cold Spring Resort has dormitory-type accomodations, including poolside picnic cottages, shower and dressing rooms, features swimming pools with hot to tepid water, and cold spring water. Soaking in the hot water pool is soothing and relaxing, and is believed medicinal. The hot spring water flows from the Bulusan Volcano since the resort is located at its foot.

It was really dark when we arrived, they were few guest also staying overnight. As you can see opps is the first thing we did....hehehe...

photo opps first...hehehe...
So after deciding on what room we will stay. We selected a dorm house that could cater us four. But with only a ceiling fan......not an air conditioned room. We headed to their resort's canteen. Crissalyn's Mini Canteen. We had our dinner as you can see below.....ang dami ba...4 persons lng kakain nyan....hehehehe!!!!!
dinner is served.....yahooo.....
Of course, what you will do, if your in a resort. 1st we have to have liquors and 2nd of course ready ourselves to a night swimming....and last of course the most important do not forget your camera's.......It was indeed nice to swim by night because you will really appreciate the hot spring pool. By the way this resort has two pools one is for kids and other is for big guys like us. In  the bigger pool there is a portion that the tube of hot water is in hot po be careful if you go there...Here some of the pictures taken on our night swimming.

xplorer's in swimming mode again....hehehe...
After a bit tiring night...It was really nice that while drinking you will take a dip into a hot spring. It really helps you to decrease the alcohol effect that you will feel afterwards...So in short, we all do not have hangovers....yehey...Once again, photo session started....To much appreciate the beauty of this resort. To see the nature within. And lastly, to give you some advice about this resort with regards to its accomodation and rates. This resort is really quite affordable but don't expect as much as you can do. This resort need some improvements but all in all. It was a really nice stay at this resort.

xplorerboyz in photo session mode...
Here are the two pools: below is the pool for adults 5ft deep and the other one is for kids that can be accompanied by their parents and it is not as hot as this below...
for adults....
for kids....
Here are some informations for Mateo Hot & Cold Spring Resort:

I. Swimming entrance fee:
     Day Swim           P25/head
     Night Swim        P30/head
     Shade Rentals (umbrella type):
     Big Shade        P150
     Small Shade     P80
II. Lodging- Room Rates:
 A. Rooms w/ CR outside:
     Overnight Stay (12hrs.)     P150 / head
     Whole Day        (24hrs.)     P250/ head
 B.  Rooms w/ CR inside:
     Overnight Stay (12hrs.)     P250/ head
     Whole Day       (24hrs.)    P300/ head
 C. Aircon Rooms:
      Rooms nos. 301 & 304 (24hrs)    P1500/room
 **additional of P250/ head (excess of 2 persons)**
 D. Big Aircon Rooms (24hrs.)      P3000 (8 person max)
Resort Cr's
Here are some of our pictures taken while we were in this resort. Hope it helps you alot to appreciate this resort.

Hot pool signage for adult pool
The nature view of this resort
view from the upper part of the pools
the lodging rooms
Below is where our room located. Last room right side of this isle. Please don't expect as i have said. This resort maybe needing improvement when it comes to room accomodations.
this is a one big painting....hehehe...
Our room....please feel free to visit....hehehe...what do you think?

Our 4 beds
our comfort room
Here is the house rules of Mateo Resort:

1.  Upon check-in, be sure to identify your stay whether it is whole day, overnight or shortime by signing the logbook sheet at the information office.
2.  Direct all payments at the information office and secure for an official receipts.
3.  All items that are found inside the room are your accountability during your stay. Any damages or losses of properties or items found inside the room will be your liability to the mngt.
4.  Strictly no vandalism, drinking of liquours, smoking, and cooking inside the room.
5.  As to your valuables, (cash, appliances, gadgets or any pertinent documents) please deposit them to the information office in case you want to go out for whatever purposes.
6.  Failure to comply with no. of five stipulation, we shall not be responsible for any losses.
7.  Only those registered customers are allowed to enter the lodging house.
8.  In case of ordering meals, do not hesitate to inform our caretaker.
9. Silence should be observed properly.
10.  Before checking-out, please turnoff the lights, fan or air con and faucets. Caretaker will do the final inspection before collecting the room key.
Mateo Resort's Fees
Canteen Resort
A pavilion house located beside the office where you could have your videoker session or you could use when you dine in on their resort's canteen.

Resort's Pavilion
breakfast time...
After staying halfday and an overnight in Town of Irosin. We passed by also the Phivolcs Bulusan Volcano Observatory but sad to say it was closed that time...huhuhu....So to end our  experience in the town of Irosin. It was really nice to be here, and we will really definitely go back here. We have to proceed for our next destination the placed of Bulusan and Rizal, Sorsogon. Start the 3rd day of a 5 days of different adventure.

Xplorerboyz with our Trike Mobile
Yours truly at Phivolcs Mt. Bulusan Observatory


Anonymous said...

May contact number po ba kau ng mateo hot spring nag babalak po ksi kmi nextweek mg punta dyn, tga manila po kmi. Bka ksi po sarado dahil sa lahar issue ng bulusan vulcano.

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous, im very sorry sa late reply ha...tingin ko naman po open parin siya kasi medyo malayo naman sa mt.bulusan yung resort, and about sa contact information hindi talaga sila nagproprovide, ah first come basis po ang tingin ko ruling nila, tingin ko naman po hindi mahihirapan yung group niyo kung pupunta dun and malamang open na open un sa mga katulad natin turista...^_^

Drew | bicol tourism said...

Hello, when po ba last updated ng billing info? im planning to update my blog and i want to feature this Mateo Spring Resort at Bicol Tourism. thanks!

lakwatserong tatay said...

@drew, actually as of now, yun padin daw po yung price nila sabi ng friend ko na taga dun...^_^.

Andrew Chamberlain said...

Hi, I have been to San Mateo Spring Resort just this year and I would like to share an updated link about the place. Hope you don't mind.

Update information about San Mateo Hot and Cold Spring Resort at Irosin Sorsogon by Orgolyo


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