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El Masfino Resort in Bulacan 
The Road to El Masfino

As part of a training team, I was particularly excited taking on the function of being program lead in our company’s team building outing. Management set specific directions on when, where and how this will be done—in two weeks’ time, somewhere in Bulacan, activities must be held outdoor, rain or shine, and getting there should be part of the program.  After doing my online research on potential facilities in Bulacan, management approved the group rates offered by El Masfino Country Club, Inc. in San Rafael, Bulacan, succeeding an ocular done by our HR with a few of our bosses. Involving 150 participants, it required the ad hoc team to organize the transport, meals and program arrangements.

Luckily, I was with half of the committee assigned to the advanced party, while the other half stayed with the participants to give out more clues during the journey to the venue. We were also tasked to coordinate with managers of restaurants located at rest stops along NLEX. We took the Sta. Rita Exit to enter Maharlika Highway, then after a 10-minute drive further, a right turn at Pinacpinacan Road, then a left turn at F. Viola Highway. In no more than 10 minutes, we were at the entrance of the property.

Arriving close to 4:00 PM the day before the event, we were welcomed with smiling staff assisting us with our luggage and training materials. We checked into our spotless rooms then proceeded to the grounds to scout for areas for the program activities. The swimming pool area was pristine, the grassy areas were well kept and the landscaping of the grounds were meticulously planned. We were so pleased to see that an obstacle courses sprawled over the property, like the stations we needed, and even tried them out for safety purposes.

After a dinner out, we talked to some of their staff at the reception area, and they said that the facility actually required membership to access the country club, but since exclusivity is frowned upon by many residents in the area, they allow walk-in guests when they are not fully booked, or when there are no social events scheduled for the day. Entrance fee for non-members is P300/head for adults while P150/child below 4 feet and these fees become cheaper during the off-peak months of June to October. These seem a bit pricey for the usual day tour but the beauty, wholesomeness, and ambiance of the club is definitely worth the expense. An added discount is also provided for guests of members.

As the team turned in for an early tomorrow, we appreciated the immaculate beddings of our rooms, as if it was like we were laying on clouds. Their bathrooms, too, were very modern, and most importantly, very clean.

The following morning greeted us with a great view of the property—the rolling greens and trees swaying in the wind. A beautiful sight to kick-start our preparations for the activity stations. The staff happily helped us out by carrying around our training equipment to the assigned areas. When done, we had a very filling breakfast, inclusive with the room rates, and then proceeded to our assigned stations when the teams finally arrived.

Judging from the laughter and smiles from our colleagues, everybody seemed to enjoy and praised the committee for selecting a luxurious place for the company’s team building, most especially their buffet lunch. It now poses a challenge for the next company outing committee to top that.

Affordable Resort in Bulacan

El Masfino Resort RAtes

Contact information:

El Masfino Country Club

San Rafael, Bulacan
Email at [email protected]
Manila Phone #: (02) 5429150
Bulacan office (044) 8020692
Mobile #: 0917-5421866

Dona Jovita Garden Resort Rates

Km. 57, National Highway, Brgy. New Roads, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines, 4027

Need to get away from the city's busy traffic, noise and pollution? Come and visit and check in to Laguna Dona Jovita Garden Resort for a weekend. The resort got its name from the grandmother of Ted Javier who now runs the hotel together with his wife, Rose. The land where this paradise rests was owned by Doña Jovita and her husband, Michael. It boasts a spectacular panoramic view of both Mt. Makiling and Laguna de Bay from the top of their grotto and life size stations of the cross. It's not just the beautiful scenery that you get though, the atmosphere is cool and breezy which is a perfect getaway from the soaring heat and heavily polluted air. So take a stroll with me and let me show you what this resort has to offer.

Affordable Public Hotspring Resort in Pansol
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As the name suggests, the resort is decorated by beautiful plants, flowers and fruit baring trees that make for a picturesque ambience. You would also be able to see various species of birds fly out from their natural habitat and Mt. Makiling. The resort also has a pair of peacocks and several magnificent horses which you can rent out if you want to go horseback riding.

Affordable Resort Rates in Pansol
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That's not all! There are other recreational activities that you can also enjoy with your family, friends and even your co workers. You can host sports games like basketball, volleyball, table tennis and darts. You can even take your significant other with you for a romantic weekend escapade and go on a buggy ride. Is not that sweet? They even have a zip line for all of you adventure seekers.

Dona Jovita is located just by the highway which gives its guests easy access to all the other tourist spots of Calamba, Laguna. You can visit the Jose Rizal Shrine which is the reconstructed home of Jose Rizal.

If you are fascinated by plants, then you can visit the Makiling Botanical Garden. This is just located in the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. If you're a groupie food then I recommend you try Laguna's original pie and Mer-Nel's chocolate cake. Locals preach about them so they are definitely a must try. You can also take a joyride and head on to see the Museum RiceWorld IRRI, Los Baños Magnetic Hill and of course, the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve.

No visit to Doña Jovita is ever complete without taking a dip in their hot springs pools. The water comes from Mt. Makiling and is naturally heated. It's perfect for your much needed R & R. You can choose from several pools or you can book an exclusive package pool for big groups like family reunions or team buildings. You can go on a day trip and rented one of their cool tree houses. Just be extra careful if you have toddlers with you. You can even choose from a nature inspired ambience, Garden Getaway, or go with a sexy Mediterranean Escape. It's perfect for a honeymoon simple if you ask me.

Affordable Public Resort in Pansol
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So come and take an escape from the city. Transport yourself to a beautiful paradise. Visit Dona Jovita Garden Resort.

For more info please click the link below:  Dona Jovita Garden Resort

Monte Vista Hotspring Resort Rates

Monte Vista is one of the biggest and oldest resorts located at the foot of the legendary Mt. Makiling in Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna.

They offer the chance for you to get away from the stress of city life. Whether you want to relax with family and friends or have a dynamic group seminar, they have all the facilities to cater for your needs. They have 16 mineral hotspring pools and 8 giant slides, fully air-conditioned private rooms, a variety of recreational activities and a spacious two - story Conference Center all in one resort.
If you are located in Manila area or any places outside Calamba City and would like to check their availability for rooms etc... You may call their phone # listed below.

Monte Vista
Affordable Resort Rates in Pansol

 Policies: Room Accommodation

  • They require full payment to guarantee reservations.
  • Rates are subject to 12% government tax and 10% service charge 
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice 
  • Rates are in Php 


How to get to Monte Vista Pansol from Manila:
Use our Map Sketch at the bottom of this page CLICK HERE

Contact Information:

Makati Metro Manila Office 
Room 1634 146 ALFARO PLACE LP Levista St., Salcedo Village, Makati City Telephone #s:(632) 892-8018 (632) 892-8036 (632) 892-8039

Experience the allure of Philippine country life at Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort.
Think of spending a weekend with your family far from home but feeling like you are in a whole new world. Or spending some quality time with your spouse in a cool and fulfilling atmosphere. Where almost everything you want is available for you and special. What about going out with your old friends for a night or two in a beautiful place where you can enjoy yourself? Or last but not the least holding your party in a special place.

If you are thinking of all this, then what you is a wonderful resort. A resort that will not only serve you better, but also make you feel like you are in a whole new world. Am talking about a resort with affordable prices as well. Villa Escudero is this kind of a resort.

About Villa Escudero

It is a resort covering up to 2,000 acres of land, located in Tiaong Quezon Province Philippines. It also made in the design of a large plantation that consists of different attractive features mostly relating to the Philippine culture. It is in a setting of natural environment that provide beautiful features.

The resort has been in the area for couple of years providing high quality services to its visitors. It has also been a home for tourists with special interest in Philippine’s way of life and culture.

Villa Escudero also contains a museum that has served as an attraction site for most of its visitors. The museum is a collection of:
  • Chinese porcelain 
  • Second World War relics 
  • Ethnic clothes 
  • Antique furniture 
  • Philippine presidents’ clothes 
  • Butterfly collections

Villa Escudero Rates

Day Tour Packages
Mondays to Thursday Adults : P1,250
Half rate : P625 (Children below 4 feet)

Fridays to Sundays & Holidays Adults : P1,400
Half rate : P700 (Children below 4 feet)

Welcome drink, carabao cart rides, use of out door recreational facilities and lunch at the waterfalls.By special arrangements with the AERA Memorial Foundation, the museum is open to resort guests.

Cultural Show at 2:00 - 3:15pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.
  • Lodging 
  • Rooms 
  • Total number : 30 
  • Capacity : 4-12/unit

  • Private Restrooms 
  • Electric Fans/Aircon 
  • Hot/Cold Shower 
  • Fresh Linen 
  • Insect propellants
Villa Escudero Package Rates

**Rates are in Philippine peso and updated as of January 5, 2017**
**Rates are per person per unit and inclusive of meals**

  • Nipa Hut Day Rental: P750/day (9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.) 
  • Conference Hall Rental: (P5,500 / room)

Available for rental
  • Facilities 
  • Sound System 
  • Overhead Projector 
  • Whiteboards 
  • Screens 
  • Business Center 
  • Cellular Phones 
  • Copying Machines 
  • Fax Machine

Recreational Activities
  • Bird Watching 
  • Basketball 
  • Fishing 
  • Volleyball 
  • Swimming 
  • Bamboo rafting 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Filipino Games 
  • Obstacle Course 
  • Palo Sebo 
  • Hiking 
  • Hit the Pot 
  • Tennis 
  • Pabitins
Other Facilities 
  • Wedding Center 
  • Chapel 
  • Jeepney Service 
  • Carabao Carts 
  • Bar 
  • Clinic 
  • Restaurants 
  • Auditorium 
  • Videoke 

Mode of Payments
Cash/Currency: Philippine Peso & US Dollar
Travelers Checks: PNB Mabuhay Card, American Express Credit Card, Visa/Master Credit Card

How to get there?

Land routes: 
Take the South Super Highway and exit at 50 (Lucena, Legaspi, Batangas exit). Turn to left at the Sto. Tomas junction. Head straight down, by passing the town of Alaminos and San Pablo City Proper. Slow down upon seeing Quezon arch and turn left immediately after. Use caution when running left.

Bus lines:
(Lucena routes) Lucena Lines JAC, Grand Star, Jam

  • Reservations must be made at our Manila Booking Office at least 48 hours before date of visit. 
  • Resort hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
  • Museum hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 
  • Children below 7 years old are not allowed inside the museum. 
  • Food and drinks cannot be brought into the resort without prior arrangements. Corkage is applied to all alcoholic drinks, tetra packs and softdrinks. 
  • Only proper swimming attire in our swimming pools please! 
  • Please leave you pets at home. 
  • Tariff rates inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT). 
  • Prices and cultural show schedules may be change without prior notice. 
  • For overnight guests, check-in are 11:00 am or 5:00pm. 

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort
Km 91, Tiaong, Quezon

Manila Office1059 Estrada Street, Malate 1004 Metro Manila

Telephone Nos.
(632) 521-0830
(632) 523-0392
(632) 523-2944

Fax Number:

(632) 521-869

E-mail: [email protected]

Provincial Mailing Address

P.O. Box 4 San Pablo City 400, Philippines

Reserve Villa Escudero

 Private Resort in Pansol Calamba Laguna

Perfect for team building, family or class reunion, you will surely enjoy your stay at this resort. 


Four Rooms
Tables & chairs
Kitchen Area


All rooms are air-condition and has TV.

RM1: Two Queen size beds
RM2: Two Queen size beds
RM3: 1 Double Deck & 1Queen size bed
RM4: 1 Double Deck & 1 Queen size bed


Conference room
Billiard table (extra 500php)
Stove (extra 200php)

For inquiries and Reservations

Affordable Private Resort in Pansol

If you want to keep your budget for the rent at minimum this place should be perfect to consider. This place can accommodate up to 40 guests.  


  • Adult Pool 4 - 5Ft
  • Kiddie Pool 3 ½ Ft


  • Karaoke
  • Billiard Table
  • Refrigerator
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Grill 
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Kitchen area


  • 3 Air-condition rooms
  • Room 1: 3 Queen Size beds
  • Room 2: 1 Queen Size and 1 Double deck
  • Room 3: 2 Double deck and 1 Queen size beds


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For inquiries and Reservations

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