Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Fun Stay at Villa Socorro Farm ~ Back to Basic


I wanted the boys to experience something different than the usual hotel staycation.  I wanted lots of under the sun activities... 

The adventurist mama in me, brought me to Villa Socorro
~ an Agri-Eco Village and Farm Resort.


Villa Socorro promises a commune with nature experience ~ some real country living. 

There are so many things to do at Villa Socorro and we loved the "ruralness" of it all. The boys seemed to have forgotten about their gadgets for the time being we were there. 

We stayed at the "Mustasa" room. It was designed as a junk shop from the outside, but decent inside. 

We were welcomed with Villa Socorro sabanana chips produced ~ which were really very good. I bought a box of 60 packets as "pasalubong".


The room is air-conditioned, with three (3) double beds that sleeps six (6) comfortably and a television (showing only local channels, but it was okay, since we were outside most of the time, we hardly opened it). The bath room was a bit too rustic for my liking, but it was okay, water pressure was very good with hot and cold water.

The room is clean, beds and pillows were comfortable and the bed sheets and linen soft and well laundry.  They also provided shampoo, soap and tissue.

A billiard area is attached to our room ~ which my boys enjoyed a lot.



So what do we love about Villa Socorro?
  • Tree planting, fruit and vegetable picking activities.
 

  • The trip to Balanac River for some real "ilog" type swimming via the resort's carabao "Kara"

  • Running after native chickens and hunting frogs at night.

  • Waking up to the chirping of the birds and falling asleep to the sounds of "tuko" and "kuliglig".
  • The bonfire night underneath the clear starry night skies ~  perfect for some scary ghost stories. 

  • The resort's chapel (where they celebrate anticipated mass, Saturday  at 4pm)


  • The delicious food ~ freshly prepared using ingredients from their farm (we had "pinakbet" but I forgot to take a photo"... I guess I was too busy eating).


(Meals are served inside the Lipton Dining Hall)

  • The "buko" which were also harvested from their own coconut trees. We had a "buko feast".

  • Villa Socorro's huge space to run around and just experience nature.


 



  • And of course the welcoming and very accommodating personnel of Villa Socorro. Kudos to Ryan for making sure our stay is really an experience worth remembering.






For more information about Villa Socorro Farm, visit their webpage www.villasocorro.com.ph or their facebook page www.facebook.com/villasocorrofarm


Villa Socorro Farm is located in

Agawin Road, Barangay Dingin, Pagsanjan Laguna

0917-5229038 or 0929-1216672

 

23 comments:

  1. Basic indeed! I love the bonfire activity. I wanted to try it out with my kids one of these days. And the fresh buko.. Yummm!

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    1. Yes the bonfire was a big hit to my boys.

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  2. Looks like you had a great time! I bet this was a great escape from the city life :)

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    1. Hi Sis, my family really enjoyed this back to basic trip. It was a good experience.

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  3. Buko!!!! I miss that. When we were kids, my parents brought us to the province to visit some relatives and stay overnight. Looking at your photos made me reminisce those moments. :)

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    1. It was buko overload for free. Villa Soccorro really takes care of their guests.

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  4. Waking up to the chirping of the birds and fall asleep to the sounds of "tuko" and "kuliglig".

    I also love this kind of scenario. And the smell of the nature. I miss summer getaways like this. Villa Socorro is a good place to de-stress and detach from the city. Im glad your family had fun :)

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    1. Time slows down inside Villa Soccoro. It was a good relaxation experience for me and hubby.

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  5. We've been taking our minis to weekend trips this summer and this is definitely included in our list! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. OOhhh what a really rustic experience! I'd love to take my kids here one day. I'm sure my five-year-old son would especially love it.

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  7. halfway through reading this i was already sold! been looking for experiential resorts such as this. thank youuuu!

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    1. Glad you liked it. I wanted my kids to experience rural living and not just see it on tv or hear me and their dad (certified promdi) talk about it.

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  8. This is so rural! I love it! Living in the city is so complicated that it makes us appreciate the simple things like this.

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    1. Hi cheanne, rural but not so much, we have soft beds, aircon, heated water 😀!

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  9. I like it there. Would Definitely tell my mom about this as she's been forcing me to book anywhere. Haha. I love the bonfire. Perfect for smores and campfire song!

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  10. I love love love the the vibe of the provincial life. The place is so nice! Perfect and bonfire at night. I wish we could do the same with my kids. =)

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    1. Glad you liked it. I figured we should try something rustic so my boys would experience life in the province and not just see it on tv or hear me and their dad (certified promdi) talk about it.

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  11. Looks like there are a lot of things to do there :)

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  12. Probinsyang probinsya! ang saya! It looks like the kids enjoyed your stay there!

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    1. We had so much fun, the boys enjoyed running after frogs and the bonfire activity.

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  13. Villa Socorro looks like a "cool place to stay in ha.

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    1. Hi Peachy, it was really rustic... I bit rough for me, but the boys really enjoyed it.

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  14. This place looks perfect for family bonding. Will consider this on our next family trip.

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