Take an Extreme Adventure or Just Chill at Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa

The last weekend of February had us driving to UPLB to fetch Ralph who went on an overnight debate competition. Since February 25 was declared as an official holiday, we thought that it would be the best time to spend the night at a resort in Los Baños. It was a last minute decision so I failed to reserve us a room at the Makiling Onsen Spa. Thankfully, Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa was just a few hundred meters and a phone call away.

It was actually my husband first discovered Laresio Lakeside Resort and Spa. He saw a viral post on Facebook about it and tagged me. I didn't realize that it was also located in Los Baños until our car drove past its signage along the highway. Luck was on our side when I booked because there were still a few rooms available. As the night passed, we saw guests coming and checking in the rooms beside ours.

Checking-in at Laresio
We availed of the Small Group Overnight Package for 4 which cost us 1,500 each.

The package an airconditioned room good for…

15th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (February 11 to 14, 2010)

Witness the 15th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta on February 11 to 14, 2010. The event will be held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) grounds within Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

The event is held annually featuring balloons of participants from all over the world. Over the years, the event evolved into a convention of sorts featuring not only hot air balloon exhibitions but aerosports and other aviation-related pursuits as well.

Click here to see the event schedule.

Tickets are available at the gate for Php 150. Riding the hot air balloons are subject to a first-come-first-served basis and costs 150 USD. Don't worry if you don't get to ride a hot air balloon, just enjoy the awesome sights and the food from the food booths set up in the grounds. You may also avail of the ramp tour that will allow you to walk around the active flight line and interact with aircraft pilots and the ground crew.

Visit www.philballoonfest.net for more details about this wonderful event.

Clark Freeport is located at the Clark Special Economic Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga. Click here to view the instructions on how to get there.