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…

5th enshrinement anniversary of the relic of the Holy Cross

All pilgrims are invited by the Servants of the Risen Christ Monastic Community to attend the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to commemorate the fifth enshrinement anniversary of the relic of the Holy Cross on January 30, 2012. The mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Monaserio de Tarlac Plaza, Mount of Resurrection, Eco-Park, San Jose Tarlac.

Chapel of Monasterio de Tarlac_2

Presiding the Holy Mass will be Most Rev. Socrates B. Villegas, DD, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan together with Most Rev. Florentino F. Cinense, DD, Bishop of Tarlac and other bishops and priests. The exposition and veneration of the relic of the Holy Cross follows after the Eucharistic celebration and will last up to 4:00 p.m.

Silver arqueta containing the relic of the true cross of Christ

A silver arqueta holds the actual fragment of the true cross and it is found at the foot of the altar behind grilled doors. It's closely guarded by local authorities and the relic is venerated by monks seven times a day. The public only gets the chance to do veneration twice a year, every January 30 and September 14.

Everyone is invited to come early as limited parking slots are available, the gates of the monastery will open at 5:00 a.m. There will be food kiosk within the picnic area, but guests may bring their own snacks and refreshments. Foods are also available for sale.

For inquiries, please contact the Monasterio de Tarlac Information Office at (045) 4933002, 09162508414 or visit Monasterio-de-Tarlac.weebly.com.

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