A day at Villa Escudero

A weekend ago, I was invited by our church’s Blessed Choir to join them as their official photo taker. Well, actually I insisted to come.

When my father asked me to open the Villa Escudero site. I was amaze by the beauty of the place, especially the Waterfalls Restaurant.

So, when everything was set. Meaning I’ve convinced forcefully myself to come. I packed everything I needed, my camera, charge battery, my tripod and a good pair of flip-flops.

It was a long trip going to the villa from Angono, Rizal. When we arrive, we were given sama-lamig (cold drink). The reception areas was a big nipa hut. After paying for the day trip activity. We went straight to the AERA Memorial Museum.

The AERA Memorial Museum, houses one of the largest collections in the country, unmatched in its eclectic diversity. The museum itself is a replica of a long-gone church in Intramuros with painted trompe-l’oeil ceilings, the present building opened for viewing in 1987. It houses a collection from different religious arts, war memorabilia, and a collection of different Philippines money.

After the museum we headed to the Waterfalls Restaurant for lunch by a Carabao cart. Its a buffet style lunch with a little twist. We will be eating beside a man-made waterfalls. Furnished with bamboo dining table is the middle of a 1 1/2 feet of crystalline running water from the falls.

Yes, this is truly a dining experience you wont forget. Just a reminder you should alway be careful walking back and forth from your table and the buffet table. It tends to become slippery.

It was a great lunch, a great ambiance, with great company.

After the lunch we were treated by a performance by the Philippine Experience Show (Villa Escudero’s own employees). It was a cultural show, showcasing different kind of ethnic diversity to its colonial legacy. Accompanied by the resort’s own musicians and rondalla ensemble, makes this show a far cry from the stylized performances one sees today. (Fridays-Sundays/Holidays only)

After the show different activities are available. Some of us went on fishing. Which was very fun for others. I didn’t caught even one. But we manage to caught 12. My cousing and I spent a couple of minutes in a 30ft lake for bamboo rafting (until it started to rain that cause us to return).

It was a wonderful day for all of us. I will be coming back here with my whole family. This is a great place for the whole family.

One thought on “A day at Villa Escudero

  • January 4, 2011 at 11:51 am

    This is a very informative article of yours. I am planning to go there this feb. Do you have an idea on how their day nipa hut looks like. Does it have a room in it? Can you maintain privacy with it? Please give some details since you’ve been there already. Thanks.

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