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