3. Villa Escudero
Villa Escudero Plantations is 800 hectares of coconut plantation and hacienda situated in the town of San Pablo, province of Laguna. Since 1981, the resort opened its doors and offers services such as museum tours, villages with food and accommodations. The museum includes the family's private collections from their regional and worldwide journeys. Arsenio and Rosario Escudero started it and passed it on to the family's living generations. The assorted collections include, among others, religious artifacts, Chinese porcelain, antique furniture, ethnic clothing, relics from the Second World War, clothes of Philippine presidents, butterfly collections, up to Jose Rizal’s letters in his slum book. It has built a worldwide reputation as a focal point in a beautiful rural setting to experience Philippine culture and history.
Their waterfall restaurant is situated at the foot of the Labasin Falls where visitors can enjoy local cuisine at their hand-made bamboo tables while clear spring water flows over their feet. The Labasin Falls are so friendly to people, guests can even lie against the wall covered with rushing water for a quick massage or rinse off after lunch. Villa Escudero offers other activities that guests and visitors would surely enjoy such as bamboo rafting, bird watching, and even venturing off on an ox-drawn jeepney to nearby rural villages.