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Hot Spring Private Resort in Pansol Laguna


Before the summer wrapped up this year, we decided to have a last minute get-away from the city and the nearest place is Laguna which is a one and half hour drive from our place since we left very early in the morning. My 83-year old mom is suffering from arthritis and will be very hard for her a long travel if we will go to the nearest beach resort with travel time of minimum of 4 hours and also the resort we rented is with hot spring pool, it will be best for her aching muscles and us to relax our bodies and to renew energies.


Since it’s a private, the resort is all for ourselves the whole day, we brought food and snacks, then barbecued some meat on the grill near the pool, there is a stove available if we want to cook but with a charge of Php200.



For the amenities, besides the two swimming pools (adult and kiddie) there is also a billiard table if we want to play and Videoke machine, big dining area. There’s a refrigerator to stock perishable food and for cold drinks (we brought our own drinking water as it was not provided), ice and charcoal for grilling. Checked-in time is 8 am and check-out is 5 pm, so we didn’t waste any time and spend the whole day swimming, eating specially the kids, and singing. lol


For the package, there are three air-conditioned rooms and one fan room, two shower rooms, and two toilets, a nipa hut near the pool if you want to relax after swimming, the place is newly painted and okay, but a little improvement should be done maybe on the comfort rooms.


Since it’s summer and peak season, the rent is Php 7000 for day tour only (8am-5pm), overnight from 7 pm- 6am is Php 9000 and 22 hrs is Php18,000 if I’m not mistaken. But during the lean season which is from June-November and January-February it’s lower and you can haggle more during weekdays.

Note: I forgot the name of the resort as this was not the original one we reserved and was transferred to this place because the first one suffered power outage and will not be repaired till the next day. All in all, we enjoyed our stay there, specially the kids in the swimming pool and the adults at the videoke machine with the top pick timber drum at musiciansfriend accompaniment.





La Mesa Dam Eco Park

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This is the La Mesa Dam Eco Park today. La Mesa Dam Watershed is where the source water supply in Metro Manila came from and can be found in the biggest city in Metro Manila, in Fairview, Quezon city.  We used to visit La Mesa Dam before during the 90’s for hubby’s fishing hobby. It was only a 30-minute drive from our place. Hubby and some of his friends will bring their fishing gears and try to catch fish, while me and the kids sometimes stayed in the car or roamed around the forested facilities or watched them catch some fish. They will cook the fishes they caught if there was any and we had a picnic (we also bring some food just to make sure we won’t get hungry if they have no catch 🙂 ). Then as the kids grew-up and we became busy with our home-business, we were not able to visit La Mesa Dam again till lately. But we heard that it was undergoing some development and will be turning into a park which is very good, because there were many times that it was totally neglected and only after water shortage was experienced in the Metro that the administration finally realized how important watershed is for the Metropolis.

Now the new La Mesa Dam Eco Park became the favorite family hang-outs. Even in the heart of the city, visiting this place will make you commune with the nature, with lush greens and cool fresh air to welcome you.The whole family will enjoy the many amenities found there like boating, swimming and  my hubby’s favorite: fishing at a very affordable entrance fee.

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