Rediscovering Calamba Laguna

Family Get-Away at Villa Escudero (Part 1)

During Christmas breaks, me and hubby always planned something different with the family.  Maybe a 3-4 days out-of-town vacation would do for us.  But for 2011 year-ender, it was different.  We got numerous consultancy and last minute job offer from different clients that made our whole month of December very busy.  We can called it a “happy problem”.

What we did was to still push thru with our get-away even for one whole day and very near in Laguna so that we can come back again and work. That was when we decided to go to Villa Escudero last Dec. 26, 2011.

Villa Escudero is almost one-hour drive coming from Calamba – border of San Pablo, Laguna and Tiaong Quezon. Once you see the Quezon arch, turn left immediately and you will see their sign.

Villa Escudero - Entrance/Reception

Villa Escudero - Entrance/Reception

You will found a huge vast scenic view of rice field and coconut plantation just transcending along the entrance going inside Villa Escudero that let us be excited on what still this resort has to offer.

Villa Escudero - Entrance/Reception

During the reception, the staffs were very accommodating to assist us what we can expect during the day tour and offered us gulaman drinks. Ticket price is P 1, 250.00 for regular days and P 1,400 for weekends/holidays. These include the drink, carabao cart rides, swimming, fishing, rafting and buffet lunch at the waterfalls.

Villa Escudero - Entrance/Reception

Villa Escudero - Entrance/Reception

We opted to go first to the museum. The museum is painted in pink designed like a Franciscan church found in Intramuros Manila during World War 2. Taking pictures inside the museum was prohibited. These were what we seen as far as I remembered:

  • huge collection of religious stuffs –  monuments, silver altars,  carrozas, embroidered dresses
  • coin and bills collections from different countries
  • doll collections dressed in different costumes from different countries
  • antique clothes and furniture from Escudero family
  • Chinese oriental ceramics

It would definitely be more great if you will personally see for yourself all those great collections which served as a treasure for the Escuderos.

Villa Escudero - Museum and Park

Beside the museum was the house of the Escudero where the family stays until now.    Tourists were not allowed to enter but can take pictures infront of the gate.

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I thought we will be going out already for a swim, but still my kids even grown-ups play around the whole park running and taking pictures.

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Anyway, we were still early.  No need for us to rush up since we were the first visitors to arrive here before it opened at 8:00 am.  Still more more time to explore the hacienda.

I will be giving three-part series of posts with this get-away.  Here are the related links:

For more information, visit their:

Website: http://www.villaescudero.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Villa-Escudero-Plantations-and-Resort/337893889538?ref=ts

20 thoughts on “Family Get-Away at Villa Escudero (Part 1)

  1. Lifeisacelebration

    Yes, Villa Escudero truly makes for a great day trip. Or a weekend get-away! For that price, sulky na talaga. And it is not too far.

  2. ralph

    you surely had fun as a family. nice place, very tranquil. never seen a pink church before… got the chance, love to visit the place. thanks. Yahweh bless.

  3. Helen

    Pink museum! 😀 I remember being in Villa Escudero when I was a kid, but I’ve just been there once. The dining area was near the waterfall where rushing waters will be at your feet while you eat.

  4. Ruth

    I have been wanting to visit the place ever since I heard about it when I was younger.

    I am glad that after all these years, Villa Escudero manages to retain its beauty and glam. Hope to visit the place soon 🙂

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