How to get there from Metro Manila:
Driving time is about 2 hours (90 km)
Take the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX)
Exit at 50 A (Lucena exit)
Turn left at Sto. Tomas junction
Head straight South. By pass the towns of Alaminos and San Pablo
Slow down upon seeing the Quezon Province Boundary Arch. The Villa Escudero entrance is immediately to the left.
Follow the instructions of the gate officer when turning into the Resort.
Bus Lines: Several Bus Lines serve the route and will let you disembark and pick you up directly at the entrance (e.g. Tritran, JAC Liner, Philtranco, South Star).
Where to take the bus:
Take an MetroRailTransit (MRT, popular name http://www.urbanrail.net/as/mani/manila.htm) Line 3 and get off at BUENDIA station.
From the station, head for your next landmark: NIRVANA.
From there, ask for Tritran or JAC Liner. Take the bus with the signboard: LUCENA or San Pablo. Once in the bus, tell the ticket guy to drop you off at VILLA ESCUDERO. There ya go. Don't you wish your GPS will work in the Philippines?