FoodTrip, Picture Perfect, RoadTrip

Batangas Escapade : Cintai Garden ♥ Marian Orchard ♥ Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe

​Our road to 2190 🐱 ♥ 

As we both love to travel, we celebrated our 6 years anniv together by doing a Road Trip to Batangas City.

Ang una namin pinuntahan is the Cintai Coritos Garden.

20170115_095958Cintai in Indonesian for the word LOVE ♥ . A bali inspired garden and a home 🏡 of different trees 🌳 and plants🍀. The Garden started out as an ordinary private family rest house that the family visited every weekend. In 2005 however, their mother Corito was diagnosed with a terminal disease. To help her recuperate from treatment, the family oftenbrought her to the garden because the place made her relax and temporarily forget her sickness. Two years later, Corito finally succumbed to her illness.Her husband together with his 4 childrenthen decided to focus all their efforts into making the garden a paradise since she loved the place so much. They wanted the beautiful memories they shared there to live on thus the creation of Cintai… love for their mother and love for his wife. (Info from Cintai website)

Meron silang weekend promo na buffet lunch for only 530.00 from 11 am to 2 pm. Pero you need to make a reservation bago kayo pumunta. medyo mahigpit sila kapag wala ka reservation hindi ka nila papasukin. Reservation is through their facebook account (link will be posted at the end of this blog ;p) May mga nakakasabay kame na walang reservation na hindi talaga pinapasok.

Around 10 AM dumating na kame, nag hintay muna kame sa waiting area.

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1..2..3..Pose 📷

 

10:30 AM nag start na kameng maglakad pababa habang panay ang awra.

 

Super lawak ng garden, nasa itaas palang kame pero para na kame nasa loob ng napakalaking farm sa ibang bansa.

 

11 am na ng makarating kame sa pinaka lobby nila hahah sinalubong kame ng coordinator asking for my name and contact. Tatawagan nalang daw kame kapag mag start na ang buffet lunch. So nag ikot, nag gala at nag picture taking muna kame.

Entering Bali hahaha

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Awra pa more…

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Meron din silang mga ibat ibang klase ng animals sa loob pero hindi naman ganun kadami.

 

Merong mga swimming pools at rooms for day tour and overnight stay.

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Photo taken from their website…

Perfect din ito for big events, social functions and corporate events..

May mga umbrella din sila na pwede mo hiramin kasi medyo mainit. Masyadong malaki ang resort at medyo nakakapagod mag ikot. Much better din kung may mga ideas ka na kung anu yung makikita mo sa loob para mas madaling mahanap. May mga part kasi ng garden na parang hindi na namin napuntahan heheh

Pwede ka din magpa body massage for only Php 1,000.00 per hour per person.

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Feels like we’re in Bali Indonesia….Pang instagram ang peg..

 

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My very supportive boyfriend…hehe

After namin malibot almost ang buong resort sakto naman na mag start na ang lunch buffet.

Happy tummy 🍽️…I love the foods…My favorite is their pinakbet

 

Settings is still Bali inspired…

 

Payment was after you ate.

After Cintai dumiretso na kame ng Marian Orchard, sumakay kame ng tricycle pero pwede din naman ang jeep kaso madalang lang lalo na at 2 pm na.

Marian Orchard is secret garden located at Malabanan Balete Batangas.

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During our visit ang daming nag pi pictorial at mga pre nup. Ang ganda kasi ng lugar, simple yet solemn. Para kang nasa ibang bansa….Simply perfect….

 

A small chapel…

 

Meron silang tower for those who wants to pray silently. Sabi kasi mas malapit ka daw sa langit kaya mas madaling maririnig ang mga dasal mo.

 

Nakakalula pero and perfect ng view..Masarap din mag nilay nilay dito at magdasal.

After namin sa Marian Orchard, pumunta muna kame sa mga kamag anak ni Phieb then saka kame pumunta ng Dreamland Arts and Crafts cafe. Malapit lang ito sa Dela Salle Lipa.

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Hindi mo masyado mapapansin yung place kahit na bungad lang kasi medyo maliit yung signage, para lang syang bahay na ginawang cafe. Pero pagpasok namin sa loob ayy ang bongga…meron sila maliit na store for souvenirs and most of them are hand made like dream catcher, bracelet, headbands, key chains, shirts and many more.

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I’ve tried one of their dreamcatcher head dress…It was so cute..

Very cozy ng place at very cool. Napakadaming dream catchers sa paligid, small medium large at extra large hehehe

 

Ang cute din ng set up nila, yung chairs and tables iba’t iba. May small, meron namang normal lang, meron ding indian seat style, meron naman high chairs. For us yung indian style talaga ang bet ko.

 

Meron silang mini stage na reggae theme, pwede ka kumanta at tumugtog.

 

Pwede din kayo maglaro or magbasa ng mga libro, sa may corner meron sila ibat ibang klase ng board games at books na pwede nyo mahiram.

 

And of course the foodies…Since milkshake lover ako, yun ang unang una ko hinanap sa menu nila hehe

 

You have to patiently wait for your orders kasi sabi nga nila hindi daw sila fast foods hehe

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Pero sulit naman ang pag hihintay hihi

Well, the food was great pero medyo pricey lang yung iba.

But overall…I really love the place…Almost 2 hours kame nag stay dito, kwentuhan, picturan, bonding talaga namin…

This is one of our best anniversary 💏💕….

Our road to 2190….Happy Feet…

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💰 Breakdown of expenses

530.00 Buffet Lunch at Cintai Coritos Garden
50.00 Donation/Entrance fee at Marian Orchard
132.00 Cubao to Lipa Batangas
8.00 Multicab going to Levitown
10.00 Jeep to Cintai Coritos Garden
15.00 Tryc to Marian Orchard
15.00 Tryc to Jeep Terminal
18.00 Jeep going back to Lipa (Dela Salle Lipa)
8.00 Multicab going to SM Lipa
250.00 Foods in Dreamland
132.00 Bus going back to Cubao

🚗 How to :

DIY : Ride a bus going to Lipa Batangas (JAM Liner) then advice the driver to drop you off at Dela Salle Lipa infront of Mcdonalds. Then sakay kayo ng multicab ask kayo kung daraan ng LEVITOWN (Gasoline station) pagbaba nyo tatawid kayo papunta dun sa gasoline station makikita nyo dun yung arko na LEVITOWN. Then sakay kayo ng jeep sabihin nyo sa Cintai Coritos Garden. Along the highway naman yung Cintai at sasabihin naman ng driver kung baba na kayo.

Sa entrance tatanungin kayo ni Kuya Guard if you have reservation and will check on their list. Patiently wait for the time hehe

To Marian Orchard : From Cintai sakay kayo ng jeep or tryc papuntang Marian Orchard. Medyo malayo at hindi kayang lakarin.

To Dreamland : From marian Orchard may terminal ng tricycle dun sabihin nyo dun kayo sa sakayan ng jeep papuntang Lipa. From jeep terminal sakay kayo ng mga jeep na byaheng Lipa. Baba kayo sa may Mcdonalds malapit sa Dela Salle Lipa, then lakad kayo papunta sa may foot bridge. Sa may kanto kaliwa, lakad lang kayo una nyo makikita ang Hugot Cafe then yung unang kanto sa may kanan naman ang Dreamland.

👤Contacts :

Cintai Corito’s garden :

Call 0917-833-1508 or visit their website at coritosgarden.com or facebook account https://facebook.com/cintaicoritosgarden/

Marian Orchard 

Visit their website marian-orchard.ph or their FB page Marian Orchard, Balete, Lipa City, Batangas – Facebook

Dreamland Arts and Crafts Cafe

Visit their FB account  https://facebook.com/DreamlandLipa/ or https://facebook.com/indiegreencultureshop/

💡 TIPS and things to remember :

Make an early reservation at Cintai Coritos garden. No reservation No entry.
Buffet lunch starts at 11 am until 2 PM.
Buffet lunch is available only at every weekends.
Buffet lunch excluded use of swimming pools and villa/rooms.
Visit Marian Orchard and Dreamland arts and crafts cafe when you are planning to visit Cintai.
Don’t forget to bring your cameras for a picture perfect.

🐱 Travel without spending much 🌻

Happy feet 👣 … 😊

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