Date: April 7, 2015
After another challenging school year, my co-teachers and I decided to welcome summer vacation by taking a tour at Villa Escudero, a plantation and resort on the border of Tiaong, Quezon, and San Pablo City, Laguna.
We didn’t go swimming, we just mostly enjoyed the view and the buffet! Hehe. Here are some of the photos I took during the tour using my phone camera.
We arrived too early so we had our breakfast first at McDonald’s San Pablo City…
The reception hall opens at 8:00 AM so we waited outside first and just took some pictures.
We found very random stuff inside the museum including religious art, household furniture and many other items of interest collected by the Escuderos in their travels around the world. Read more about it here.
The hacienda is so vast that we need a ride to bring us to our next destination. We headed to the resort proper through a carabao-drawn cart.
The ride was relaxing and even accompanied by live background music. A singer and a guitarist sat with us and performed some native folk songs.
Some of the pools from the resort.
It’s embarrassing but I dunno how to swim so I wasn’t able to experience it but I kinda cheated by asking others to take pictures of me sitting on the raft. Hahaha.
While waiting for the others who were riding the raft, we walked and looked around.
You can actually stay at Villa Escudero overnight but we only chose the day tour. However, we found one cottage unlocked and empty so we stayed there for a while. Haha. Let’s keep this a secret.
Next stop is the Waterfalls Restaurant.
We opted out from the cultural show and decided to leave early. We had another “tour” on our way to the gate. We passed by this church.
The tour was short and fun. I like the relaxing rural atmosphere. This day tour cost PHP1,250 per person without the cultural show. It kinda sounds expensive but come to think of it, it’s hard to maintain a plantation this big and they have a lot of employees. Hehe. Anyways, if you are interested, you can visit their website.
What do you usually do to unwind and escape stress? Share it in the comments!