Friday, October 12, 2012

Bato Springs Resort, San Pablo Laguna


The resort is huge but needs improvement in some areas specially the restrooms. Some of the sinks and  toilet bowls are clogged. There were numerous annoying flies buzzing around our food. They should use a pesticide or natural repellent  to terminate those pests and prevent them from coming back. Despite my negative comments, we enjoyed our stay because we got to celebrate my niece's 3rd birthday. It was almost 9AM when we got to the resort. Day trip is from 8AM-4PM only.

Entrance Fee (Adults and Kids)
Weekends/Holidays - P80/pax
Weekdays - P70/pax
Overnight - P125/pax


Diuata Picnic hut- We availed this hut  which features a  double deck and a picnic table for P1,200.


with the celebrant


The birthday celebrant. My cousin smeared icing on her face which made her cry!


 Gabbie wearing her mermaid costume which was given to her as a gift. She adores Aryana (Philippine fantasy drama TV series) the girl who was cursed to turn into a  mermaid when she turns 14.


Man made spring and waterfalls
 
 

  Posing with the little mermaid
 


 The water was freakin' cold! We didn't let the kids wear their swimsuits.




No one can  ever stop the kids from swimming no matter how cold the water was! Ayaw nila umahon!

 Swimming pool

The swimming pool also features a man made waterfalls.

 Kiddie pool

 Playing monkey!



 Nieces reheating spaghetti sauce and milkfish relleno. I made a refreshing zesty lemonade with lime slices and prepared the sandwiches.


 We brought our own grill knowing the grill at the resort would be rusty. We also had pork BBQ, grilled pork belly, buttered shrimps, ham-spam sandwiches and chicharon.

 My sister made this heavenly mango pandan salad for dessert.


Linking to: Color Connection

44 comments:

Em said...

The place looks nice naman kahit papano at talagang well planned ang color combi ha! :)

Happy birthday to your niece.
Ykaie is getting prettier and prettier, btw. Looks like she lost weight, no?

Oo nga pla, sad to say Balai Isabel hasn't improved their services yet. I shouldve followed my intuition. Anyway, ok ndin kasi enjoy naman si Bagets. Oo nga pala, were you able to buy Coupons for Canyon Cove? :)

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

Mukhang malaki naman sya at malinis yung water at enjoy na enjoy mga kiddos. Love din ni meg yang Aryana na yan, gusto maging sirena hehe

Phioxee said...

Wow ang ganda ng resort. Amg laki ng pool

just me
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joanne said...

Ang cute ni bday girl sa mermaid costume! Ang mean nun nagpa-iyak sa kanya, haha..

Hindi keri ng powers ko maligo sa malamig na tubig.. Ang bongga talaga ng mga kids pag pictorial..

michi said...

same ang mga review na nababasa ko. ok ang resort pero CR nga hindi and malangaw. 4yrs ago ko pa nabasa yun. hehe! so hindi nag-improve.

malayo ba yung mga cottage sa pool and springs?

Gracie said...

Love the man made waterfalls at laging good vibes ang group pics nyo with the kids.. katuwa.

Leah TravelQuest said...

Your photos makes me smile :D everyone is having a great time that is good at least sulit ang entrance and cottage fee he he! Lovely family u have.

MEcoy said...

ang gaganda nmn talaga ng pinupuntahan nyo annie love n love nu tubig ha
cute nung bata umiyak ee

joy said...

Aside from the hut, the place is beautiful and the models of course. I enjoyed the swimming with you all:)

suituapui said...

Aiyor...so sad! Why you people made the poor little girl cry? And who's that floating in the pool? Eeee...looked like the poor guy drowned or something. LOL!!!

Love the place, looks so very nice despite some of the negative comments you made.

ZaiZai said...

Love the yellow theme! Ang cute cute ni bday celebrant, wawa naman at umiyak..pero cute pa din :)

Saya ng outing, at winner as always ang inyong mga handa! :)

Balut said...

cute ni crying arielle ha ha (sensya naman di ko kilala si aryana ha ha ha)

sis parang napuntahan ko na to nung unang panahon, but wala ako picture eh kaya di ko ma-recall kelan lol

J said...

Ahehehe... sino nagpaiyak kay Gab-Gab? Si Rome ba? ;-)

xoxo_grah said...

oks lang na medjo hindi high end yung place...what matters is complete yung family tsaka you had so much fun...the kids are really adorable...:)


xx!

McRICH said...

Finally may nakita na kong maayos na post about bato springs happy birthday sa iyong pamangkin!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I love those pretty colors. That place is fantastic, you look very happy.

Pink Line said...

malinis at malamig ang tubig..sarap maligo jan lalo pag summer.. feel na feel ni bday baby ang mermaid costume..feel ko rin magsuot nyan hehehe...

LadyD Piano said...

Lovely family photos; they are all great! Everyone wearing vibrant yellow is a great contrasting color. Gabbie is priceless; a very special mermaid!

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

At talagang pinagtabi yung pic na may hawak na cake tapos umiiyak. Ligaya at luha. ^_^

Kainis talaga sa isang lugar kapag may umaaligid na mga langaw at peste. Bugaw ka nang bugaw kaya di ka makapag-enjoy.

Wonder Woman said...

Gorgeous waterfalls! :)

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vaneneng said...

ganda pala jan ate, saka very affordable pa.. keriboom2x na ang flies winner naman ang mga man-made falls.:) ganda nmn ni little aryana and xmpre ang pix nakaka-hapi lagi ng buhay kya wiling-wili ko dito e good vibes lng ang peg. iloveit!

Reydan Duldulao said...

And I remember how freezing the water was... sobrang lamig talaga! Haha!

Marjorie Gavan said...

I think it's a good call that you actually mentioned the weak points of the resort so the admin could work on it. Even so, I'd still consider going to this place if only for the man-made spring and falls.

Gabbie looks really cute in her mermaid costume. I wish I have one too, hahahaha...

Pareng Jay said...

but needs improvement in some areas specially the restrooms - baka nag-emphasize sila sa ganda ng mga pool. grabe ma-try nga minsan dumalaw jan.

* Pareng Jay was here

Ile said...

team yellow FTW! Ang cute ng mermaid costume. And ang cute rin ng niece mo umiyak.

Cee S. said...

Ano ba yan, I am drooling over the mango pandan salad! Bad anney!Haha anyway, and cute talaga ng mga nieces mo.

papaleng said...

Hala, isususmbong kita sa may-ari ng resort. Kakila ko siya. Yes, tama ang observations mo, the place needs some improvement. Libre ako riyan.

Lady_Myx said...

that's a wonderful place to spend time with family. So this is the place called BATO mom always wanna go at Laguna. So its cold, that how my friend described it. hmmm, i wish we could visit this place too :D

Myxilog

Krizzia Jimenez said...

Ung una mong sinabi saka ung unang photos seem to me like na mejo pangit, dirty ung lugar pero when I browsed it pa, parang gusto kong pumunta hehe. And all the food looks interesting lalo na ung salad ng sis mo.

Rovie Aguis said...

The celebrator is so cute and I the mermaid costume is amazing.

Bongga din ang color coding the event ha. Ang saya ng family ninyo kasi parang laging may theme ang party. :)

SunnyToast said...

The place looks great naman:)The birthday girl looks lovely on her mermaid outfit! winner:)

mathea said...

hi! ann, happy big day to your niece!

Rome said...

bat wala kang facebook share dito sa post mo?

Manong Unyol said...

NICE ang ganda jan, saya family bonding and bday celebration

Missus Cee said...

ang saya! parang gusto ko sama next time! :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Enjoy ako lagi sa family gatherings nyo hehehe.

Thanks for joining Color Connection last week. The linky is up now, come and join again. Can't wait to see what color you will share this week!

KM said...

Parang ang sarap ng tubig dun sa falls! Hindi ba malamig? Kawawa naman ang birthday celebrant - pinaiyak. Hehe! Kyut kyut pa naman nya sa mermaid outfit nya ;)

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Brings me back to the days when we used to visit resorts like that during the summer. =)

Raya said...

How fun! I am sure you all had a blast! The food photos made me drool! Thanks for the visit via Color Connection, sis.

Rubhie - said...

i've been there as i remember in 4rth grade year,,,ang laki ng pinagbago niya...lalung gumanda,,,di po ba super cold ng water dyan ??

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

ang saya ng family outing nyo!
at katuwa, kapag may escapades kayo eh pare-pareho color/shade ng outfit nyo, ganda tingnan. :)

mymy said...

wow, ang saya saya naman! sayang naman at clogged ung cr nila...pero at least you enjoyed your stay!

Rovie Aguis said...

Your photos speaks like the place is really cool and awesome with its pool and man-made waterfalls but then again after reading your assessment on bathrooms and all, I am having second thoughts about the place.

But anyway, the most important part is that your family enjoyed the celebration. :)

Anonymous said...

oks yung resort.. the problem?! madaming langaw.. as in langaw!! dala nalang kayo madaming kandila.. pero maganda naman. :)

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