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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 81 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The waterfall restaurant is a great idea for this weather. The food is good if relatively standard-fare buffet, and it gets quite crowded, but we had a good time. Take the bamboo raft and skip the cultural show, we used the time to go to a beach resort instead. The museum is really just a huge collectors dream come true... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Upon arrival, the crew gave us free Gulaman and it was very refreshing coming from a 3-hour drive under the sun. After paying the cashier, we took a Carabao ride to our villas. Check-in starts at 11AM and check-out is at 10AM the next day. We paid P2500 each for the accomodation and buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was here with my husband and my 15 months old baby. This is just a place far from Manila. The waterfall restaurant here is famous and that is why we decided to go here. The food was horrible. Not worth the 1250 Peso we paid per person for the entrance fees. Otherwise, nothing soo great about these place.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Like other theme parks, this one has its cheesey moments, but all was saved by the fantastic waterfalls restaurant. Picnic tables in the water at the foot of the man made falls. Good food and plenty of it! I recommend the balsa rafting on the lake too.

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Tokyo, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went here with my family, we only commute first because we woke up late & traffic I decide to take taxi, the after almost 4hrs we arrive in villa escudero where from Valenzuela. I think it's to far I expect traveling time about 2hrs but because of traffic it's take more! We went there just for day tour. Even... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Aww.. this place is not that bad, after reading all the bad reviews dated back 2007-2012. This place improved. I went here with my bf, my brother and his wife (Chinese) my dad and his gf so total 6 people. I paid for everything as this is my little treat for them. It was Php 1250 each, includes gulaman welcome... More

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Muscat, Oman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

So, I always take first-timers with me and act like a tour guide. I came here with my family, It was all our first time so we were soooo excited. It starts of with a welcome drink at the reception. The staff were clad in filipiniana costumes and we were lead to a chapel-cum-museum. It was darker and gloomier than... More

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