The Waterfalls Restaurant at Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, Tiaong Quezon Philippines
Our family’s migration to Japan is coming very soon, so we are making sure that we enjoyed our time in the Philippines, and while we’re still here in the Philippines, we keep on looking for a unique place to spend our weekends. One in our lists is the Villa Escudero located at Tiaong Quezon. This place is a coconut plantation and resorts with its famous river restaurant serving the best menus of the Filipino.
We decided to see this place because of its unique restaurant situated right at the artificial waterfalls of the resorts. In addition to it, the resorts have their own museum and carabao cart ride while being serenaded by the resort’s staff. Visitors can choose to have an overnight stay or day tour visit. We chose for a Day tour as we only want to experience eating lunch at the resort’s unique restaurant. We booked our day tour via the official website of Villa Escudero.
All you need to do is to input all the personal information of the guests on their website then you will choose the payment option at the end of the bookings. They only accept credit card and MasterCard debit card upon payment then an E-mail will be sent via e-mail as a confirmation of the bookings. On the scheduled date of your trip, don’t forget to bring the printout copy of the bookings.
How to Go Villa Escudero
On the day of our trip to Villa Escudero, we woke up extra early by 5 AM. We left the house by 5:30 and caught the taxi from our home, going to the Buendia Jacliner bus terminal. At precisely 6 AM, we are already inside the bus on the way to Villa Escudero and Arrived at Villa Escudero by 8:30 AM. We got off in front of the Villa Escudero Subdivision area and rode a tricycle that brought us to Villa Escudero plantation resorts. Most of the visitors have their car, and there are very few we spotted riding public transportation.
We presented our print out for the bookings we made and gave us four tickets for two adults and two kids. There are four-part of Villa Escudero that you will need to stop by during a day tour. They tear one ticket as we entered the main gate, another one at the Carabao cart ride, museum, and as well as in the lunch waterfalls buffet.
Besides the museum is the playground where a swing, merry go round, and see-saw can found. Our kids enjoyed here and play for a few minutes just before entering the museum.
The big bags are not allowed inside the museum so there is a counter where one can leave the bags. It’s slightly dark inside the museum and my youngest child is afraid of walking inside the museum. Anything that symbolizes the beliefs of roman catholic religion is the things that you can see inside. Some antique figurines can see in some areas of the museum. Preserved animals and insects are inside too
Visitors need to ride the carabao cart going to waterfalls and cultural shows. There are lots of carabao cart going to the falls and returning to the main gate so there is nothing to worry about, the distance of the gate to the waterfalls is just a few minutes walk in case you prefer not to ride the carabao cart.
We went directly to the recreational activities of the resorts such as bamboo rafting and kids pool. However, Kids below 8 years old are not allowed to do it for safety purposes. Guests need to wear a life vest as a requirement in doing a bamboo rafting. By partners or alone is okay to do the said activity. Swimming in the lake is not allowed for all the visitors.
Since the kids were not allowed to do the bamboo raft ride they hurried themselves to swim at the kiddie pool.
We made sure to roam around the resorts and we saw the rooms where all of the overnight guests will stay.
The lunch in waterfalls is starting everyday by at 11 AM. We patiently waited and before 11 we went to the falls to see it and luckily became the first customers who had an early lunch during our visits.
There are shoe rock and a place to leave some of the belongings of the visitors just near the waterfalls restaurant.
At precisely Noon, we are waiting for the bus going to Manila. We ask the receptionist to help us call a tricycle that will get us to the main highway. Then we waited for a few minutes under the waiting shed, and the bus arrived.
We had a great time at Villa Escudero. Our experience at waterfalls restaurant is the highlight of this trip. Our Kids are half Filipino, so this experience gives them a chance to know the Filipino cuisine and Filipino way of eating by just the clean hand in the middle of running water just beside the waterfalls. Another unique experience from the Philippines that our family will never forget.