Philippines does not enjoy the same status as a tourist destination when compared to its neighboring countries in the Far East. But Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort is all set to change that perception and for good reasons. Because of its natural surroundings and location the resort is able to offer a one of a kind unique experience that’s not easy to replicate anywhere else. Sections of the resort are at the foot of the Labasin Falls. Waterfalls are always fascinating. They are some of the most majestic and mysterious sites in the world. The Villa Escudero resort has created a restaurant at the foot of the falls.
Have Lunch While Water Runs Over Your Feet
The guests can get close and personal with the roaring waterfall. It is an unmatched experience as the guests can have their lunch while clear spring water runs over their feet. The cuisine is local and the furniture in the restaurant is handmade from bamboo. The Labasin Falls are not dangerous like some of the other falls but exciting. It is what can be called, people friendly. Visitors can even lie against the wall covered with rushing water without fear of any injury. Guests can even opt for a massage there. You can very well imagine how casual and relaxing the whole atmosphere and ambience is at the resort.
Must Visit Destination
The resort is located in an old plantation. It was founded by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan way back in 1880. After more than a century it is still a self contained working coconut plantation. Don Escudero had started a sugar plantation but his son Don Arsenio Escudero converted it to a coconut plantation. He is also credited for starting the first working hydroelectric plant which he set up to supply power to his coconut factory and Villa Escudero which he built in 1929. The later generation Escuderos opened the estate to the public in 1980s. It was a humble beginning but has now gained a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage. The resort offers the most comprehensive experience of Philippines’ cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty along with its history. Local activities like bamboo rafting, bird watching and exploring nearby villages can be a unique experience for a luxury traveler.