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 Bag of Beans, Tagaytay City Bag of Beans is one of the must visit places in Tagaytay City. I am witness to how Bag of Beans has grown from a small coffee shop to an established dining place that it is now today.  Bag of Beans has also opened several branches along the Tagaytay City tourist stretch with six branches as of this writing. Bag of Beans caters as events venue and is one of the preferred wedding venues in Tagaytay City. Bag of Beans is also now into Bed and Breakfast accommodation. For this particular visit, me and my Family came for lunch. The food is really nice! Of course coffee and dessert after lunch is a must!  It was definitely worth the travel! Photo Credits: Bag of Beans Here is a short video of our latest visit to  Bag of Beans (Main) in Tagaytay City. Here are some photos taken during our last visit to Bag of Beans. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is another side with English County vibe. This is an alfresco area with Italian theme. This is the

Explore MyPhilippines: Hidden Valley Springs


Hidden Valley Springs: A Refuge for Peace and Quite

Alaminos, Laguna


If you are looking for some peace and quite refuge away from the crazy life of the city... then Hidden Valley Springs is just what may be one of best and the nearest place to go outside of Manila. 

It's my wife's birthday and what best place to celebrate her day than to spend over night at the tropical rainforest paradise and natural spring pools that is in Hidden Valley Springs. 

Hidden Valley Springs is in Alaminos, Laguna, which is just a few hours away from Manila. This place is famous for it's seclusion, just perfect for that much needed commune with nature to energize yourself with the energy coming from century old trees and the reinvigorating freshness of the springs. 

Hidden Valleys Springs is landscaped perfectly to retain the natural beauty of nature.    

Here are some photo souvenirs taken during our last visit to Hidden Valleys Springs

This is the main lobby. This is where
you book for your stay.

This is the parking space area.
There is so much space that you
don't need to worry where to park.

The pictures below are just some of the beautiful sceneries that I managed to capture with my ever reliable Canon camera.

This is the pathway going to the
natural spring pools.

This is one of the
natural spring pool. There
are three layers of pools. 

This is a small cottage
that where you can place
your things while you enjoy
swimming in the natural
spring pools. 
Here's one of the bigger cottages
that can accommodate a bigger group.

The spring pools are well designed
that every detail and landscape is
close to how they are naturally in
a rain-forest environment.
Here's naturally landscaped side from
another spring pool.
There are small falls like this whose running water sounds adds up to the overall natural sound of the rain-forest.  

The water flowing in these natural spring
pools come from two mystical mountains.

The source of these natural spring pools
are Mt. Makiling and Mt. Banahaw.
Though the nearest will be Mt. Makiling
where Hidden Valley Springs sits below.

There are ponds of different sizes and
some seems connected with each other.
These ponds are inhabited with Koi
and other fresh water fish.

Cottages for a bigger group.
There are also smaller cottages like this.

Here's one of the smaller pools.

Here's a bridge-way going to the falls. There's a falls nearby, but you have to hike to get there. We tried to go, but unfortunately, part of the bridge-way is being repaired so we were not able to proceed.

These are the cottages available for overnight stays.

We booked one for our overnight stay. This may look small but this is actually two layers. There is an attic with two single beds and a queen size bed in the ground floor.

Here's one of the bigger pools.

Just another view from a different angle.

Here's one of the smaller open cottages.

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