After several times of planning and re-scheduling, our Accounting
department finally visited Loreland Farm Resort
in Antipolo. Our client Mr. Ryan Mariñas and his family own that very nice and spacious resort and he personally invited us (for free!)
to visit the place and have fun. (You can book Loreland Farm Resort, Antipolo City with Traveloka
, though, if you can’t go there for free.)
Wonder why he invited us for free? Well, it’s because of the good customer service that we gave to him every time he has a project with us. He did not only offer free entrance but he also reserved 2 cabanas for us. Actually, he offered us room accommodation but that was if we opt for an overnight stay which is very much impossible because most of us have kids and families and overnight swimming will be very inconvenient for us.
It was just a department outing and we are only seven in the Accounting section so we were allowed to bring along companions. I brought my eldest son with me and had a hard time leaving the house without my 2nd daughter noticing her brother and me.
Assembly time was 8am and we just met up with my officemates in front of the Unciano Hospital. From there, we rode at my colleague’s Vios car and just 15 minutes away we got in the vicinity.
At first, we parked the car outside but then the guard said that we could bring it in inside the resort itself. It was very convenient for us because we got lots of stuff to bring in. We parked almost next to our assigned cabana.
Our assigned Cabana #1 and #2
Since our entrance and accommodations were free, we decided to have a potluck for our food. We had Carbonara, Adobong baboy, roasted chicken, salted eggs with tomatoes, green mangoes with bagoong, some junk foods (with my son’s delight), softdrinks and a gallon of mineral water. Too bad I wasn’t able to take a photo of all that stuff (you know I had with me my little one).
Loreland Farm Resort has numbers of pools and there are lots of other amenities available for their guests. However, there is one activity in there that are appealing to their patrons and that is their very own version of Zip-Line. For Php100 ($2) you can go from one end to another with the use of a harness. (Actually I’m not sure about its distance). Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course.
One of the guest trying out the Zip-line
Zip-line is also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or tyrolean crossing and is consists of a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to traverse from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable, usually made of stainless steel, by holding on or attaching to the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child’s play and found on some playgrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy.
***No one in my colleagues dared to try it though.
We dipped in several pools and walked around the resort for some picture taking. Good thing my boss loves taking pictures and actually served as our paparazzi, as an evident today in the office, we saw that most of his shots are candid (he captured all our ngiwi, tawa and takaw mode).
Antipolo is also famous with their OL (overlooking) especially during the night where you can see the city lights and enjoys the cool breeze. But guess what we saw and captured in our camera.
Overlooking the polluted city with smoke and other not so lovely view.
Now that is the latest version of OL in Antipolo. Harming Mother Nature is really becoming rampant nowadays. If only we know how to love and take care of it, we will still have our little ones see the real essence of our environment years from now.
We ate again and packed our things at around 4pm with some of our left over in our bag. (We got lots of it since 2 of our voracious eater officemates did not make it).
Glimpse of Loreland Farm Resort with my son Ciren King
That day we had so much fun especially my son who wouldn’t get out of the pool even when the sun was all up. Imagine, staying under the pool and scorching sun at 12noon up to 3pm. No wonder my mom got very surprised when she saw us. Here’s how we look like:
Sunburned and toasted