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…

Nayong Pilipino sa Clark Expo

We once visited Nayong Pilipino when I was little and that was the one that is found near the Manila International Airport (now Ninoy Aquino International Airport). I vividly remember running around the park and being amazed at how a miniature Mayon Volcano "sprouted" there. I'm happy to visit Nayong Pilipino once more but, this time, it's Nayong Pilipino sa Clark Expo which is located at the Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.


Nayong Pilipino Sarao jeepney


Like its predecessor in Manila, Nayong Pilipino (Philippine Village) sa Clark Expo features bits and pieces of Philippine heritage and culture in its three-hectare property. It's actually a good place to learn more about Philippine history which is perfect for kids. the place is divided into the Pre-Colonial Plaza and the Colonial Plaza.


Ifugao hut
Museum at Nayong Pilipino sa Clark Expo
KKK flags


It was raining the day we visited the place so we weren't able to really go around the property especially in the areas that did not have cemented pavements. But since it was a Sunday, we were able to hear mass inside the mini Barasoain Church.


2011-08-27to29 Ate Cel in Manila (46)Miniature Barasoain church


After the mass, we proceeded to the theater where we watched the Nayong Pilipino Dance Troupe perform a medley of traditional dances. We did not only learn so much about our Filipino culture through the dances that were performed but we also enjoyed dancing the Tinikling and playing the Kulintang.


Sayaw sa bangko
Maglalatik
Pandanggo sa Ilaw
Kapa Malong Malong (Men's version)
Kulintang
Tinikling


Nayong Pilipino sa Clark Expo is located at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. The park is open everyday from 8 am to 6 pm. Sunday Masses are held inside the Barasoain Church every 10 am. Meanwhile, the Nayong Pilipino Dance Troupe performs at the theater from every 11 am and 2 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. I also learned from the brochure I got from the place that there is a shuttle service from SM City Clark Main Gate from 8am to 6pm. For reservations, inquiries, and other details, call (045) 436-1718 / (+63)927-2870097 / (+63)949-7681893.


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Comments

Marielle said…
How much is the entrance? :D
Mauie Flores said…
It's 30 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for kids.
REYAHDELCARMEN said…
may research project kami next month sa zambales.....after that, gusto kong bumisita dito.
anneG08 said…
malayo na po pla Nayong Pilipino ngaun! sayang sana mas convenient sya puntahan. :(  pero better na po ba kesa sa dati nilang location? 

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R_opes22 said…
my cottages po b n pdeng i-rent? how much po ang rent?
melvin said…
mas maganda ba ang nayong pilipino sa clark kay sa manila?sulit ba puntahan?