Friday, November 15, 2013

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines

The Labassin Waterfall Restaurant is a truly singular and memorable experience. Located at the Villa Escudero Resort in the Philippines, guests can enjoy lunch while the water flows under their feet. Besides enjoying the authentic local cuisine, you can enjoy the almost untouched nature of the region formerly occupied by a farm and coconut plantations. As you can make out from the pictures below, Labasin Falls is not a natural waterfall. It is actually a spillway of the Labasin Dam – the country’s first working hydroelectric plant – built by Don Arsenio Escudero in 1929.

What to See

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines
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Dining is, of course, under the spillway of the Labasin Dam. The dam’s reservoir has been turned into a lake where visitors go rafting in native bamboo rafts. Other attractions include live cultural dance show, sports facilities, and even more restaurants, albeit in dry places. Visiting this interesting Waterfall Restaurant located in San Pablo City, Philippines at the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort can be a truly unique and memorable experience. Visitors can enjoy in lunch served on bamboo dining tables while the crystalline running water flows under their feet.

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines

Also, guests have the opportunity to watch the Philippine Experience Show where the country’s rich culture comes to life, from its ethnic diversity to its colonial legacy. The dances were painstakingly recreated by the late National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Mr. Obusan’s insistence on authenticity sets this show, performed by resort employees and accompanied by the resort’s own musicians and rondalla ensemble, makes this show a far cry from the stylized performances one sees today.

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines

Bamboo dining tables and grass-fringed buffet stations are set a few feet away from the cascading waters of the Labasin Falls. Diners enjoy delicious local dishes such as fish, curry meats and rice, as the sparkling water massage their feet. After lunch guests can even lie against the rushing water-covered wall and get wet.

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines

The entire villa is in fact a historical plantation surrounded by mountains and coconut trees. Once guests have dried off from their refreshing lunch, they can enjoy numerous local activities such as bamboo rafting, birdwatching, and can even venture off to nearby rural villages on a ox-drawn jeepney. Coconut harvesting lessons are also available on the plantation grounds.

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines

The plantation was opened to the public in 1981 as a tourist attraction, offering glimpses of plantation life. The family's eclectic private collection was presented as a Museum tour. Carabao cart ride takes visitors to the resort area, surrounded by park-like setting while being serenaded by locals.

Dine At The Base Of Waterfall In Philippines


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