HACIENDA ESCUDERO PHILIPPINES
Villa Escudero Plantations is 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of working coconut plantation and hacien...
Villa Escudero Plantations is 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of working coconut plantation and hacienda located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of the city of San Pablo, Laguna province on the border with Quezon province in the Philippines.Since 1981, the plantation has opened its doors as a resort offering village tours, museum tour, food and accommodations. It has developed a worldwide reputation as a focal point to experience Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting.
Labasin Lake is the narrow lake or reservoir created by the Labasin hydroelectric dam. One of the amenities provided by the resort to visitors is rafting and native bamboo rafts are available and is included with the day tour. Some accommodations made with native materials are beautifully set protruding by the lake.
Villa Escudero is a pleasant two to three hours drive south of Manila. The fastest route is by taking the SLEX or South Luzon Expressway and exiting in Sto. Tomas (Exit 60) and following signs to Laguna and San Pablo City on the Pan-Philippine Highway. After crossing the Luguna/Quezon border arch, the plantation entrance is a few hundred meters on the left side. A longer route passes through the picturesque towns of Laguna province by taking exit 50 in Calamba, passing through the towns of Los Baños, Bay, Calauan to San Pablo City.
The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant is a truly singular and memorable experience. Located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the province of Quezon,Philippines. Guests can enjoy lunch while the water flows under their feet . Besides enjoying the authentic local cuisine, you can enjoy the almost untouched nature of the region formerly occupied by a farm and coconut plantations.