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Monday, August 20, 2012

Stress-free overnight: Punta de Fabian, Baras Rizal - Day 1

After a seemingly long and stressful day at work, what could be a better way to de-stress and to unwind?.......

I've got the most heavier than air baggage that day.

Got my 3 pair of shoes {one is my boots}, slid the 3 colorful shawl, I positioned my 2 travel magazines at the back of my backpack, I kept also a couple of accessories, I also put in order my clothes and of course, I bet my camera has its own way to set itself at my dense bag!

Coz that day, me and my office mates headed to Baras, Rizal....



It's definitely a whole lot fun barkada getaway. Despite the fact that this plan has gone along way before it finally pursue {Okay, blame it to my measles}.


PUNTA DE FABIAN RESORT (PDF) is about 90 minutes drive from Manila. 

PDF offers a variety of relaxation and gives off a more cozy feeling amidst the magnificent mountaintop in the heart of Baras.

For many, PDF has become one of the most anticipated premier resorts in Rizal. 
Apart from leisure, it can also be a haven for out of town conferences, meetings and events. PDF also provides the perfect ambiance both for relaxing guest and for professionals looking for a place to hold a company outing or team building. It can be a honeymooners nest or a sort of a barkada "suite" escape.

 
First time I saw this resort in net,  I told to myself mapupuntahan ko rin to someday
The wanderlust started when someone from my office mates uttered the phrases, "alis naman tayo" and the rest is history. Haha, shortcut! Totoo naman kasi diba dun naman lahat nagsisimula ang paglayas, pag meron nag aya?! 

So  ako, intended to be generous, share this secluded place na alam kong magugustuhan nila. Pictures palang sa net, PAK na! And this was also confirmed by the blogposts na nababasa ko sa mga dis oras na ng gabi! Kaya effort ko sa pagbasa para hindi ako magkakamali ng isusuhestion ko noh. O eh sige, ako na ang punong abala. GO!

So right after magpakabusog sa naganap na pagdiriwang ng ika aput-napung anibersaryo ng aming kumpanya, nag commute na ang mga atey niyo papuntang Rizal. We booked for an overnight stay for 6pax.

Expenses:
Jeep from Pasay to MRT taft: Php8.00
MRT to Shaw: Php14.00 {buti naka stored value na ko kaya hindi masyado bumula ang kili-kili ko sa pagpila sa dami ng tao nung oras na yon sa MRT}!
FX, from Shaw to PDF, Rizal: Php70.00



At exactly 2:45PM, we are at the gate of the resort.  

Ohp! wag kana mag comment, lam ko ako pinaka maliit pero ako naman ang pinaka maganda! char! 

After ng welcome drinks, dumiretso na agad kami sa aming kwarto, ang LOFT ROOM. Very spacious and very advisable to group, between 3- 7persons.

T/B: Clean, complete with towels and toiletries though quite old. The hotchuva na thermostat ay unfortunately not working and it never came to my mind na pwede pala itong ipa fix sa management. Keri boom boom lang ang lameeeeeg that time kahit may bagyo. hehe

The loft room seemed really inviting to sleep the whole day while you're stayin' at the resort. It has cable TV {madalas nilang i-watch eh ung mga pang kids, because of Sophie}. With A/C of course. However, I just noticed the windows are not maintained that much, quite messy. The room has service water and coffee too. 


In general, passable pa rin sa taste ko when it comes to relaxation slash right accommodation. Eh, mag-iinarte pa ba ko heto't naka two piece na ang mga lola niyo at nag po- photo shoot shoot na!

As you can see, I've been trying my best to be a "photographer" here. Kaya nga umefort ko magdala ng maraming eklavu para sa mga models ko. Pero siempre, makikipicture na rin ang lola niyo!

 



Oh, anu ka! Oh, saluhin mo laway mo't tumutulo na sa ganda namin! Partida, tag gutom pa kami nito. Charot!

Jacuzzi, Di ko na tuloy alam ang totoong description ng Jacuzzi. Ito ba ay umiinit o bumubula lang. Pwede rin na umiinit ito dahil sa mga wiwi?! hehehe at pwede ring kaya bumubula eh may umu utot sa tubig.. oh, ewnezzz!


Night view of the pool


The place gives you a rustic atmosphere and if you are a laid back seeker, why don't you caps off your day at Punta de Fabian INFINITY POOL.




More photos coming up on the next series of PDF.

The day we thought it wasn't a barkada's outing but Gloria's family outing. Hehe, they're one of the SWETest couples I've worked with. {Sige Angelo ihagis mo na yang GF mo para maging aken kana}. Eksena lang sa teleserye! Ako ang kontrabidang bida.. hihihi

At night, we had a very scrumptious dinner. Ako ata ang may pinaka maraming nakain, nakuha ko pa mag pa refill ng sabaw ng sinigang kay kuyang staff. {parang bottomless ice tea lang}! yUm...YuM.... 

Dinner:
Grilled Liempo: Php225.00
Sinigang na Baboy: Php260.00
Rice: Php8.00

May mga left over pa kami from anniversary ng ofis na shakeys kaya tipid pa rin. Hindi pa rin nga namin naubos sa dami.

After a very satisfying dinner, with lots of chit-chat in between, it is just perfect to try their other amenities like VIDEOKE, billiards and dart.












Indeed, our first day in resort is not just an ordinary one. 
It painted us smile on our face albeit some experienced pour rains.  At kung nagulat kayo bakit unkabogable ang mga itsura namin nang gabing ito, ay nakoh, nag make up ang mga atey niyo at rumampa na kahit baboy lang ang kinain namin. hahaha! Might have save that post later on.

Anyways, I have to comment on the staff of PDF, very attentive. Very helpful din nung umulan and I need some shed for my camera. 
Needless to say, the infinity pool always recharges me for another demanding and stressful day ahead.. I can't wait to wallow and swim once again!

Guys, thanks for this wonderful day kahit short trip lang at malapit lang sa Manila. Kahit na postponed, gumora pa rin tayo.

50 comments:

  1. A dream come true trip for me. Sana ma post ko din agad agad ang part II. hehe, excited lang.

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  2. Wow! Ang ganda ng view. Sobrang nakaka-relax nga dyan. :D

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  3. Now we're talking about business. This post is about promotion at its finest. The photos are exceedingly worth digging, you presented this place like heaven. You deserve some commission from the place' owners.

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  4. Empoi: sana nga next time pag may chance pako bumalik dito, sana hindi na umuulan. Mas ma eenjoy ang place pag hindi bumabagyo.
    Olivr: free advertisement to noh. hehe, may positive and negative naman akong pinost diba.. but if, u tink I deserved some incentives for this one, aba hindi ako tatanggi! hehe

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  5. ang ganda naman dyan sa resort na yan. the pool looks inviting. and great pictures too!

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  6. Wow ang ganda...mukhang makakapag lakwacha ako nito ng wala sa oras ahhh..sis keri lang ba ang way here kahit mejo raining ang peg ng weather natin?

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  7. T: love the most: infinitypool :P Thanks!
    Christeen: I suggest, u do visit the place during sunny day. kami kasi maulan. still the place is beautiful.

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  8. ang ganda nung infinity pool!!! and the view rin from the pool is amazing :)

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  9. Kuya Christian: inlababo rin ko sa infinity nila.. kaso umuulan that time kaya di ko siya ganu nalangoy. (as if) hehe..

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  10. salamat sa pag share sa mga pictures....matagal na rin na hindi ako nakakapaglaro ng bilyar..

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  11. Arvin: ung nakita ko nga ang bilyar, na excite din ko kaso hanggang hawak lang ako sa tako at picture, my charge kasi pag naglaro.. hehe eh hindi naman ko marunong, tamang laro2 lang.

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  12. Wow ganda ng place! I so love infinity pools! Para sakin pag di infinity pool ang swimming pool ng isang resort e pangit na sa paningin ko.lol! Ililista ko na to sa isa sa mga bibisitahin namin. Sa totoo lang meron akong listahan ng mga gusto puntahan ang hirap lang e kailangn ng maraming budget. hehe!

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  13. I think I've been here before. Brainstorming session nga lang for work! Kaya di ko masyadong na-enjoy. But I was surprised that there's a place like this in Rizal. Usually, all the resorts are in Batangas so it's nice to discover a quick getaway place in nearby north.

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  14. That definitely looks like the perfect place to relax and unwind. Awesome pictures. Everyone looks gorgeous!

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  15. Mitch, diba mas gusto ng mga girls na mag swim pag walang araw? :)

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  16. omg, the place is very relaxing and breathtaking! i wish i can go there, how much is the entrance fee? and room?

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  17. Anney: uy i share mo naman ang list na yan, I know, jampacked yan sa bongga ba naman ng pinupuntahan niyo, ewan ko nalang kung hindi mahiya ang listahan ko ng utang jan sa listahan mo. And yeah, pag walang magandang infinity pool, hindi masyadong exciting ang resort.
    Koryn: Batangas is far and yet marami maganda. I was satisfied lang talaga dahil may resort nearby Manila at maganda pa. Aside from this, Thunderbird is also nice place to unwind. There are my top two so far in Rizal.

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  18. ChinkyGirl: Thanks for that generous comment girl, gorgeous means US girls! :p
    Kuya Christian: Hmn, yes. Pero diba the place is much appreciated pag sunny day. Enough to have a perfect unwinding, hindi yung takot na takot mabasa ang cam.hehe It depends to you if gusto mo magpaka negre diba, just ENJOY!
    Princess: For an overnight, no entrance fee. But the room we availed for 6 to 7 pax is worth 6k. I just dont know the rate for day tour my dear... btw, here's the site: http://www.puntadefabian.com/

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  19. Hello Mitch, great entry! very useful to those who want to travel particularly on that place. So beautiful! God bless!

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  20. Simplyroselle: thnx gurl. The place is is so inviting diba. iwana try thnderbird resort nextym.Godbless u too.
    Tamara: hey thank you.u like this entry. Have a blest day.

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  21. Woot Infinity Pool ftw! Hindi ko pa napupuntahan itong part na 'to ng Rizal, pero mukhang may rason na akong gumora kasama ang barkada. Hindi pa masyadong malayo :D

    Search ko nga din kung magkano ang rates. Sana hindi ganun kasakit sa bulsa =))

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  22. Ang ganda naman ng lugar :D To think ilang minutes away from Manila lang :D
    Thanks for this post

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  23. INTERESTING PLACE TO TRAVEL! :)
    CUTE BACKGROUND MUSIC BY THE WAY
    I am following you now so that I can keep you on my list
    I hope you can follow back

    fashionerza.blogspot.com

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  24. You all look pang-models, galing ng mga anggulo ng photos at so serene ng place.. nakakarelax kahit galing akong stressful day at work good vibes!

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  25. Mica: No. In fact very affordable and as u mentioned, lapit lang. I'm no sure for the day trip rate but u can check their site for further details @ http://www.puntadefabian.com/.
    Nerza: Oh, thanks for that Nerza.. will check ur site soon. :p
    Gracie: Overrated ko dun ah but well, thanks Gracie for that wonderful comment. I was trying my best to catch nice angle of those models and the place also.. hehe.

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  26. Arvin: thanks lapit lang puntahan tol.

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  27. Wow! Didn't know there's a resort like this in Rizal :)

    Cheers,
    Mac
    http://daughtersofsummer.blogspot.com

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  28. MacvB: thanks for dropping by..

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  29. wow nice place i like the ambiance :)

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  30. Manong Ungol: thanks po manong! hehe

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  31. I love all your pics! ganda ng shots. Malayo ako sa Rizal pero pwede namin tong gawin ng family ko. Thanks for sharing. It was really nice stopping by!

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  32. Littleyana: Thank you for ur time getting in here.. Try it here kasi maganda esp for the family. Your kids will surely love it too.

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  33. These views! Totally love it! And your blog is so nice, I like it! : )

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  34. nice mitch. natuloy ka pala d'yan hehe. si turista project 'to. btw, i transferred blog home na >> http://turistatrails.blogspot.com/

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  35. Vivid: Loaded huh..Thanks for that madem :p
    TuristaTrails: Uy, sige I'll visit u one of these days. Busy lang mejo sa work. And yes natuloy kami. Thanks. dahil sayo yan. hehehe

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  36. Ang ganda naman dyan at malapit lang samen ah! Na-miss ko tuloy mag-swimming..ay magbabad lang pala sa tubig dahil di naman ako marunong mag-swim! Ang sesexy oh! At dapat naka-bib necklaces, taray!

    P.S. Hindi ko alam pero nawala ka sa blog roll ko pero na-add na kita ulet! :( Anyways, I'm back.

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  37. oh my, I shall definitely visit this place! :P

    (following you now via GFC, I hope you follow back as well :p)

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  38. Joanne: hehe, na delete ko. kasi century na ulit ko after mkapag blog. hmp.asar lang. minamigrane ko di tuloy ko makapag post. Thanks na track mo ulit ko. Ganda ng place na to, sakto lang sa budget at malapit pa.
    Sam: thanks! I will..

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  39. Ang ganda.. Nice place. Ganda rin ng mga photos :)

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  40. ganda ng place! saw it first sa FB, sa post ng isang former officemate, dyan kase sila nag-company outing ata o kung ano mang event yun. ;)

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  41. yung infinity pool ay stunning!

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  42. Hi! I'm your new follower, mind to check out my blog and follow me back?^^

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  43. Ganda dito Mitch!

    Anywei,I tag you on my December wishlist. Hope to see yours too! http://www.untiedescape.com/2012/12/all-i-want-for-christmas.html

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  44. perfect next eyar to welcome summer! wait ka lang Rizal mag pictorial mode tlga ako...hahahaha!

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  45. Wow infinity pool? Excited much for summer! Happy new year dear!

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  46. May bayad po ba yung pools? at may entrance fee pa po ba?

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  47. Kasama na sa overnyt package ang pool at entrance - roundtripinay here. D kasi ako nakalog :)

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