A peaceful panorama with a storied past

Pannzian Beach is steeped in history, and our family, the Ortegas, have been part of that history for hundreds of years, passing on a legacy of unspoiled natural beauty and strong community values. Pannzian Beach still evokes the same peaceful atmosphere since the 18th century.

We believe in giving our guests the same warmth that we offer to our own family. At Pannzian Beach, we don’t have stern resort managers, we have hosts and guides that are excited to serve you a hearty breakfast and give you tips about the best spots to visit in and around the resort.

Families with children of all ages will share the joys of simple, wholesome living in perfect harmony with nature. Pannzian Beach is a place that we call home. We want you to be a part of it.

Important Reminders

Pannzian is the perfect place for a digital detox – phone reception is very limited, and there are no television sets or karaoke machines. There is plenty of space to find your pocket of peace, and you’ll be more than welcome to borrow a book from our open library. Getting in touch with nature means no distractions.

Pannzian aims to keep our surroundings clean – guests are highly discouraged from bringing in outside food, and are not allowed to prepare or cook food inside the resort. Rest assured that our food is sourced fresh from Pannzian’s very own organic farm.

Pannzian is pet-friendly. We do not have any special facilities for pets, but the resort has some very smart and friendly guide dogs that will be more than happy to walk around with you around the farms, or even take a swim with you at the rivers or the beach!

Pannzian accepts payment in cash (PHP, USD or EUR only) or Visa / MasterCard. You are required to pay for your rooms beforehand, and it is highly advisable to bring cash on your trip up north. Very few local businesses accept credit cards, the card facilities are not the most stable (even within the resort), and it is at least 30 minutes drive to the nearest bank branches.

Pannzian welcomes visitors who are not spending the night. Many come just to enjoy a meal at the Kayo restaurant. Access to the beach and other resort facilities is available for a Day Use Fee of Php 200 per person.

Sustainability and Social Responsibility

We are a small family-run business, but when it comes to protection of the environment and benefitting our local community, we go huge.

A long commitment to environmental protection

This land has been in our family for many generations, and our mission is to share its beauty with our guests while strictly maintaining its pristine and natural qualities. We also follow best practices to minimize our overall environmental impact.

• We keep the beach and grounds free of trash.

• All food and drinks are served on real plates and glasses, not disposable plastics.

• Our menu is mostly sourced from local, sustainably harvested ingredients, including from our own organic Pannzian Farms.

• Since obtaining its Environmental Clearance Certificate in 2000, Pannzian has proudly complied with all DENR regulations, long before the recent “crackdowns” in Boracay and elsewhere.

• Ilocos Norte has become a major supplier of renewable energy, so much of our electricity is sourced from nearby mini-hydro and wind farms.

A long commitment to our community

We believe that our resort can only succeed if is embraced by our community.

• Almost all resort staff are recruited from the local community, who are trained in hospitality and resort operations and maintenance.

• In 2017 we built the Menelea Women’s and Children’s Centers, located conveniently near the main residential areas of Barangay Pancian. We partner with regional universities and government agencies to present educational and livelihood programs for community residents.

• We have partnered with local farmers in an agricultural association, benefiting all members with access to government and NGO programs to improve farming and sustainable land use practices.

• We sponsor events for local families, including the very popular annual Easter egg hunt.