Monday, 18 April 2016

DIY Itinerary to Bato Springs Resort in San Pablo Laguna: How to Get there







It is summer here in the Philippines. While I prefer the sunny feeling than the rainy season, for weeks now we've been experiencing the scorching heat of the sun so much that the temperature has reached around 36 to 40 degrees! I am based in the capital city which is Manila so imagine the crowd, pollution of all sorts and the heat multiplied many times. I have eaten so much of halo - halo, ice cream and cold drinks to stay cool but really these are just good as 10 to 15 minutes then I am back to feel like I am near a fire place!

I was checking the feed of my favorite backpacking group here in the Philippines to see any near place I can cool off this coming weekend. I actually have an all expense - paid trip to Aquaria Beach Resort in Calatagan Batangas but with a heavy heart I have to say 'No' since it was held Thursday last week.  



My first thought is to see the Pagsanjan Falls in the same province but that time I have not seen any blog reviews about it which for me is a bit surprising since this is a famous tourist spot in Laguna. What actually caught my eyes is the Bato Springs Resort in San Pablo, a town in Laguna. I swear, I have never heard of this one before. I have been to Laguna so many times inside the UP Los Baños campus and nearby but this one not yet. I quickly texted my sister if she knew this, she sad she has not. First thing that came to my mind when I saw this photo above is the Villa Escudero Plantation in San Pablo City. You eat al fresco with a backdrop of a beautiful fall.   

As always, I asked Diona Jane Gatchalian who is the one who posted the itinerary including how to get to Bato Springs Resort in Laguna. Please see below the details:



Book your hotels in Laguna HERE via Agoda




How to get there?
Take a Bus bound to Lucena either: Terminal of Pasay Taft,Cubao, or Buendia
Sample Bus: JAC Linear, DLTB.
Fare :  Php 132
Tell the conductor to drop you at Maharlika Highway San Pablo, Going to BATO SPRING. You can see  the sign board "BATO SPRING" with arrow.
We took Jeep, since tricycle are not available that time (They say they are all on a meeting) but it was a blessing in disguise. We only pay Php 15 instead of Php 150  for a special trip in tricycle.  We also had to walk for half -  kilometer to reach the Bato Spring Gate Entrance.

Book your hotels in Laguna HERE via Agoda. Advantage: Can took lot of photos for their Man Made Forest in Bicol inspired forest 



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Day tour:  Php 70
Overnight: Php 125
Food: They brought their own food. Diona says the meals inside aren't that expensive so if you don't like the hassle of bring yours and cleaning the utensils after just bring enough cash. 

Damage per pax:
Bus Fare - 132 x 2 RT (Round Trip) - 264
Jeep - 15x2 RT (Round Trip) - 30
Entrance - 70
Total Damage: 364 

Book your hotels in Laguna HERE via Agoda

To read more reviews about Bato Springs Resort, please see below:

One weekend getaway to Bato Springs Resort via  A Trip To Happy Life 
Laguna: Bato Springs via Nicerio Adventures 
Bato Springs Resort, Laguna via Perhaps Melissasmile emoticon

6 comments:

  1. tnx to your blog

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  2. how much po ung rooms nila for example 2 paxs lng. thanks

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    1. Please ask them for their rates na lang po kasi pabago bago like if it is holiday or not depende po :)

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  3. hi there Ms. Maria, day tour lang ba kayo? Did you rent a cottage? If not, pano yung mga gamit nyo san nyo sinecure?
    Thanks

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  4. Hi Ms. Rona pag nag overnight po ba kami pwede po ba kaming mag tent. and ask ko na din po kung may kamahalan yung mga alcoholic beverages nabinebenta nila sa loob?

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