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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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Ranked #14 of 77 Attractions in Manila
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Type: Museums, Performances, Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Makati, Philippines
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335 reviews 335 reviews
126 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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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
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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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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39 helpful votes 39 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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Saba
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6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family of 3 adults and 3 kids went to Villa Escudero in summer of 2013. It was very accessible to public transportation. We took a Lucena-bound bus, and got off at the tricycle terminal (along the highway) going to Villa Escudero. Each tricycle is PhP50 to the reception hut, where we were given cold gulaman drink while we took... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The three hour drive from manila is worth it !Clearly this ecotourist place is the result of love, hard work ,dedication and respect for nature. This is heaven for nature and historylovers.The plantation house ,the church,museum ,workers village and the impeccable landscaping is breathtaking.This place breathes harmony .The small hotel looks very romantic. The bullockcart ride to the waterfall and... More

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