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Villa Escudero

P.O. Box 4 San Pablo City 400, Philippines | Laguna, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
521-0830
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$128*
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72%
Ranked #13 of 77 Attractions in Manila
Type: Castles, Museums, Performances, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour and a restaurant underneath a waterfall.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My mate and i found this place on the internet one day several months ago when looking for things to do, and places to eat, on our planned trip to the Philippines. We were taken by the uniqueness of having lunch here, so we made plans to visit Villa Escudero whilst in Manila. Prior to leaving Australia, i emailed VE... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Came here for a quick visit and it was a nice place. The plantation us huge. We first took a caribou ride to the waterfall where you are going to have lunch. I actually felt bad for the caribou that was pulling the cart with all of us on it. For this reason we didn't take it back. You eat... More

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Makati, Philippines
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126 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Villa Escudero, contained within a beautiful compound, offers the visitor a small museum, lush gardens, traditional accommodations, a waterfall and a Filipino restaurant. On certain evenings, expect to be entertained with live traditional Filipino songs and local dances. It's a wonderful and refreshing respite within the busy city.

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dededo
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Made this trip in 2006 with my family of four, returned in 2014 with my children and their other halfs, great family place the weekend stay is all inclusive, breakfast, lunch and dinner we even bought some bamboo poles and fished off the veranda which is over the river. Nightly serenades and good food, the lunch at the waterfall must... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been there for quite sometime and am planning to go back again. Went there with friends and we did enjoy the place. Its so nice and relaxing to see the natures gift to us. It was handles well by people who take care of it for us to appreciate hiw beautiful it is in the phillipines. The place is my... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

this place is unique. You get to experience a ride in a carabao-drawn carriage with a señorita singing Filipino folk songs along the way. There is also a museum for the antique collections of the Escudero family, the owner of the hacienda. The highlight of the place is the man-made falls from a natural river where you can eat lunch... More

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Quezon City
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16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here w/ family members --- senior citizens. :) We did the day tour package. I tagged along to take fotos. Lunch is good. Buffet style. Served pinoy favorites. Dine near the dam falls. A bit slippery so be careful. I suggest bring slippers. If you are not comfortable w/ tje water... They have a dining area overlooking the dam... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have been to Villa Escudero only once. It was an educational tour when I was a High School sophomore. I personally had a great time appreciating its natural scenic views and edifice, making you feel even prouder to be a Filipino. I was in a state of wonderment upon learning about their special interest activity which is rafting and... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was able to visit this place when my former company was having its anniversary. we went here for a whole day trip. historical items can be seen here and some amazing areas like fish ponds and a man made falls which below you will be having your lunch. This is best if you have your family with you. It is... More

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Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We did a day package of Villa Escudero which included the shrine visit, carabao ride, lunch by the Falls and the cultural dance show. We were off to a bit of a bumpy start as we had to flag down a tour guide to lead our shrine visit...felt a little abandoned there. Carabao ride was cute, such impressively strong creatures.... More

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