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    Carabao Cart Ride

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the interesting thing about Villa Escudero is the traditional Carabao (water buffalo) cart ride which will take you from the entrance to the main areas of the compound and the other way when you are leaving the place. These carts move slowly for you to enjoy the surrounding sceneries. The carabao cart rides are included in the entrance fees (see webpage below).

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    Entrance of Villa Escudero

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Villa Escudero lies near the border between Quezon province and Batangas province (I think). Once you cross the arch welcoming you to Quezon province by road, a left turn leads you pass many coconut trees and finally to the impressive entrance. There is a huge traditional hall which acts as the registration place and the souvenir shop is located here as well. After you register, a welcome drink is served and you can proceed to the carabao (water buffalo) carts which will take you to the main areas of the compound. How much does it cost? Well, the daily rates, rules and regulations are stated on the webpage below.

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    House of Escudero

    by victorwkf Written Aug 12, 2007

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    Next to the Escudero Museum is the impressive House of Escudero where the family stays. In fact, Villa Escudero is a working coconut plantation founded in 1872. In 1980, the Escudero family opened the plantation to the general public. Since then Villa Escudero has developed a worldwide reputation as a focal point to experience Philippine culture and history in a beautiful rural setting. The House of Escudero is out of bounds to tourists but you can take photographs at the entrance.

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    Coconut Pavillion

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 12, 2007

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    Coconut Pavillion is a huge traditional building on the banks of the Labasin River where the Philippine cultural show will be held. It is also a place for dinner if you are staying overnight. Light music will be played while you have a buffet dinner. There is a bar counter at the Coconut Pavillion if you want to order some drinks and alcohol. During the morning, the Coconut Pavillion is the best place to watch the sunrise behind the volcano, with the still waters of the Labasin River making a very good reflection (see photographs at travelogue section of this VT page).

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    Be healed walking up the hill50 ft statue of Jesus

    by yellowcab Written Jul 31, 2007

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    One of the most popular tourist attractions in Lucban Quezon. You can be healed here of your sickness as you pray & walk the 292 steps up the hill of the 50ft statue of Jesus Christ - —the third biggest in the world than can be seen miles away.

    There are life size colorful statues of the 14 stations of the Cross up the picturesque Via Dolorosa Grotto of Healing and Purification.

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    See the biggest 15thCentury Cathedral in Quezon

    by yellowcab Written Jul 31, 2007

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    Explore the beauty of the Spanish architecture circa 15th century. - Cathedral of San Diego de Alcala was first establish in 1582, on its present site. It was transferred to Silangan in the island of Alabat in 1638. But was was burned by the Dutch forces in 1665; reconstructed and beautified in 1846. It is known as the biggest and oldest Catholic Church in the province of Quezon.

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    Relive wartime Spanish fortress

    by yellowcab Updated Jul 31, 2007

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    Kutang San Diego (Spanish fort). is the only remaining structure built under the supervision of Franciscans during the latter part of the 18th century. It was erected to help guard the town against sea pirates.

    You can take picture here of the Lamon bay atop the old cannons.

    Although it offers one of the best views of the seas, it has stinking smell coming from the town canal / sewages. By the time we visited there is an ongoing cement road rehabiliatation on the parking area.

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    Villa Escudero - Rafting at Labasin River

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    There are several rafts at the entrance of Labasin River. Although good for 2 people only, and you have to wear a life jacket. There is a warning by the entrance that says that the river is 30feet deep and that swimming is not allowed.

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    Villa Escudero - Swimming Pools

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    There are 4 pools at Villa Escudero. 1 pool is 5 feet deep - this is where they have the jacuzzi; another is 4 feet deep - where the 2 slides are; 2 children's pool. Most visitors (especially day trip guests) hang out here while waiting (either for lunch or te weekend cultural show). We opted to swim at night - the water was warm and not cold, plus there aren't a lot of people. Pool area is open 8:30 am to 10pm.

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    Villa Escudero - Soaking at the Jacuzzi

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    The resort has a small jacuzzi - probably good for 5-6 people sitting comfortably. We first tried to soak at night (avoiding the sun) but the water temperature was unbearably hot! Is probably around 38-40 degrees. If you can take th heat, it counteracts the cool winds at night. Since we weren't able to soak during the night, we decided to return the following morning when the pool area is open. During the day, the water temperature is just right, not too cold nor hot either. So we decided to soak in the morning even though the sun was in our face.

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    Villa Escudero - Splashing at Labasin Falls

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    Labasin Falls is the man-made water fall at the resort. This is where guests take their lunch. Most of the souveneir pictures are taken here. Be prepared to get wet while eating, make sure you wear slip-proof and water proof shoes as the floor gets very slippery. There is a warning that they scrub the floor daily, but algae (lumot) is a nature's way of self cleaning. The algae makes the floor very slippery.

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    Villa Escudero - Carabao Ride

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    To get from the main entrance to the reception area for overnight guests, you have to rid their carabao carts. They named their carabaos after some very nice adjectives like Maganda (Pretty), Pogi (Handsome), Sexy, Sandara (a local korean sensation), Madonna (after who else).

    If you are a bit wary of sitting too close to the animal, don't sit beside the driver. Unfortunately, we did, and one time the carabao took a dump! We of course scampered to move to the next row at the back.

    Another unique thing about the carabao ride is the hotel staff that rides with you. They sit at the last row and sing a lot of tagalog song (some of which are familiar)

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    Villa Escudero - Museum Tour

    by joysweet Written Jul 1, 2007

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    We arrived early for the 11am check in so the resort staff suggested we go take the museum tours. The museum is being maintained by the Escudero Family.

    You can see all the antique saints at the ground floor, together with life sized statues of Jesus - most of which depicting his death - they bring this out during the Good Friday procession at San Pablo City.

    Memorabilias and collections on the 2nd floor - antique jars, coin collections, canes (which I'm sure Jose would have liked), dolls from the world (there are several Pinay barbies), formal wear of the Philippines' presidents from Manuel Roxas to GMA.

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    Philippine Cultural Experience Show

    by victorwkf Updated Sep 17, 2006

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    The Philippine Cultural Experience Show is one of the most impressive traditional cultural and dance show that I have seen throughout my years of travelling. The shows are held Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Coconut Pavillion. The show consists of many exciting and energetic dance items that traces the Philippines from the ancient times to colonial days, plus wonderful dances from different parts of the country. The entire show is performed by staff of the Villa Escudero such as the waitresses, receptionists, cleaners etc. This is a must when you are in the Philippines. More photographs are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

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    National Anthem and Flag

    by victorwkf Written Jul 16, 2006

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    If you are interested in the national anthem and flag of the Philippines, there is a tall flagpole near to the museum and House of Escudero with the Philippines flag. At the foot of the flagpole is the national anthem of the Philippines.

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