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Villa Escudero

Address: P.O. Box 4 San Pablo City 400, Philippines | Laguna, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines
Phone Number: 521-0830
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$128*
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Ranked #10 of 38 Activities in Manila
Type: Castles, Performances, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation...
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Type: Castles, Performances, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts, Museums
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 older children, Activities for young children
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california
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited with the extended family over the holidays. The setting is very pretty with beautiful huts along the river. Lunch buffet at the falls was refreshing, but the quality of food was only OK. Lucky for me I always pack forks and spoons as they encourage eating with your hands-I'm not there yet. The cultural show was nice, but... More 

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Sidney, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is I guess best suggest for a nice place in the Philippines, it is very native and refreshing. I love the place and the people also the food.

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Olongapo, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

it is a place I recommend to visit. its very Filipino and a nature loving. Very much super like the food and the view at the water falls. I love going to this place again and again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is outside Manila. An old church is on site. One can see water buffaloes. The history of the Philippines is in a way presented through dances. An easy and rewarding day trip away from the crowds and air pollution of Manila.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you look for quiet and serene, this is the place for you. It is a self-contained Hacienda Resort which produces most of what they consume. If i have heard it right, one of the very first Hacienda Resorts in the world. Used to be the coconut plantation of the Escuderos and now transformed into this quaint resort. Definitely worth... More 

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Dasmarinas City, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it was a nice na d great place very cozy atmosphere, folks shows are very interesting food quality very good, staff very accommodating, but i found very expensive fee for a day tour, 2500p.

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place is worth visiting if you are in the Philippines and particularly if you are a Filipino! Although this is a private property, the whole place is considered one of the ideal places that promotes good introduction to Philippine culture. It is just two hours drive from Manila. A day tour is enough unless you want an overnight experience... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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336 reviews 336 reviews
126 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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