Hey! A few weeks ago, my family and I flew to the Philippines for a 15-days trip! This was my boyfriend’s and my daughter’s first time visiting the Philippines, so it was all-the-more-special!
Our first stop in our itinerary was Abe’s Farm in Magalang, Pampanga. Pampanga is located in Central Luzon (the main island) and it is widely known as the “Culinary Center of the Philippines”. People who live in Pampanga are called Kapampangans. If you speak the native dialect, it is also called Kapampangan. Abe’s Farm is a local resort and spa. You will be able to roam around the garden, dine at their homey-restaurant, swim in their pool, sleep in the Bahay Kubo(s) (Nipa Hut(s) – a traditional Filipino house), visit the museum, and unwind in their on-site spa. “Abe” (pronounced Ah-beh) is a Kapampangan term meaning “friend”. Abe’s Farm is a nice little getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. The place is perfect for nature lovers and who want to experience good Kapampangan cuisine. Below are some of our pictures:
Behind us is the homey-restaurant where we ate our delicious Kapampangan lunch!
This is located inside the restaurant. You can go up these stairs and it has a place to rest and you can look out the window and see lots of nature!
This is the resting area upstairs of the restaurant. Although, I’m not sure if people actually “rest” here or they just like to take pictures like we did, haha!
This was one of the things they recommended to us. It is called “Binukadkad na Pla-Pla with Balo-Balo and Mustasa”. It is a butterflied crispy tilapia served with balo-balo relish and mustasa leaves on the side. It is very yummy, despite it’s shocking look!
Upstairs the restaurant where you can look out and see some parts of the garden.
More trees and the path leading down to the gardens.
The restaurant and pool behind us. Among these trees are some hanging swings, you can swing on! Perfect for adults and kids alike!
Nice pool. The water was clean, cool, and we had the pool all to ourselves! Around this pool was a Bahay Kubo where you can chill and an Igarot Kubo for educational purposes and a shower/toilet hut.
My daughter swimming with her grandpa, uncle, and dad! Where’s mommy? Oh. I was the one taking the picture.
What you see here is the entrance opposite the garden/restaurant/pool. This is the way towards overnight accommodations, the spa, etc. You will be able to sleep and unwind in your own Bahay Kubo situated in a very serene, zen, and tranquil garden.
If you are ever in Pampanga, I highly recommend that you stop by Abe’s Farm. Whether you decide to just go on a day-trip or spend the night, I’m sure you will truly enjoy this place.
By the way, Happy New Year’s Eve! I can’t believe in a few hours it will be 2018 already!!! I always say this at the end of every year, but — where did time go? 2017 was such an eventful and fruitful year for me, I honestly need to reflect on it and be grateful for all the blessings I have received this year. Please stay tuned for my upcoming posts regarding our other adventures in the Philippines. Until next time …