For those of you looking for a quick getaway that’s only 3 hours away from the city.
Let’s head out of the city and over to Calatagan, Batangas where Ybonita Farms and Villa is located.
It’s a place where you can unplug, unwind, and re-connect with people you care about.
Let’s take a drive down south and immerse yourself in the diverse scenery you can only find in Calatagan.
Ybonita Farms is a 2.9-hectare farmland with an excellent view of the Calatagan sunset.
Think towering trees, green pastures, farm animals, hammocks, day beds, and an excellent host.
Everything in this family-run villa by the Caunan family is well thought of- from the comfortable beds, interior design, and the way everything is set up.
Every little detail is taken note of, from how there are walkie talkies at the villa to connect with the staff, to how they prepare your meal. It’s hard not to fall in love with the place.
The Yvatan Villa can easily accommodate 12 pax and once booked, it comes with a complimentary breakfast.
WHAT TO DO
Aside from taking the time to appreciate nature here are some activities that you can do with your friends and family.
GO TO THE BEACH
Ybonita Farms and Villa is roughly 5 minutes away from the beach. You can easily arrange a tour at the nearby sandbar.
Cold crystal clear waters, white sand, and the warm sun set you up for a great afternoon.
Your lunch is prepared for you, as you dine in their boats. They serve you an assortment of Filipino favorites comprising of grilled meat, seafood, Ensalada, and of course, adobo.
One of the best things about being outside of the city is being to experience. Have your dinner arranged in the garden and you’ll be surprised at the feast that awaits you.
The twinkle lights, classy set up, and welcoming staff are enough to get you excited for your evening meal.
They have an array of Filipino classic dishes, prepared by Chef Monique Caunan. We recommend their Kare Kare, Crispy Pata, Sizzling Bulalo and their homemade Chicharon that is paired with their homemade Sinamak Vinegar.
Each of the dishes were well executed and stay true to authentic Filipino flavors.
HAVE A BONFIRE
End your night by sitting under the stars. This tradition of sitting around the fire as a sort of bonding has been around for ages. It’s a place of commune where you sit in a circle talk, eat, and stay close to the fire for warmth.
You can ask the staff to prepare a bonfire for you after dinner, and they’ll even bring out some marshmallows, chocolates, and sticks so that you can prepare smores.
This activity is a sure hit for kids and adults alike.
HOW TO GET THERE
From EDSA, head southwest to South Luzon Expressway
Take the ramp to Metro Manila Skyway to the the Calamba Exit
Take Exit No.38 towards Sta.Rosa
Turn Right to Sta.Rosa – Tagaytay Rd.
Turn Right to the Tagaytay – Calamba Rd.
At the Tagaytay Rotounda, continue straight onto Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
At the Roundabout take the first exit onto Palico – Nasugbu Highway/Tuy- Nasugbu Highway
Turn left at J.P. Laurel St.
Continue onto Calatagan -Lian Highway
Turn right onto Calatagan – Lian Highway/Zobel Highway
Turn left at the second cross St. onto M.Apacible
Turn left, Ybonita will be on your left
The Yvatan Villa at Ybonita farm is a place where you can have a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a place where you can reconnect with friends and family while spending your time in a beautiful place with numerous activities that’s sure to strengthen any bond.
For an overall hassle-free drive to your Ybonita Farms and Villas experience, don’t forget to book your car here. #OnOurWayTogether.
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This post was written by Paula Ferrer