In Photos: Tierra de Lago - The Intersection of the Mountain and Lake Breeze


One fine Saturday, I was blessed enough to be part of the people that will have an ocular visit at Tierra de Lago. It was a great and amazing opportunity to meet some fellow bloggers and photographers alongside with the founder of SJCAM Users Philippines group, sir Troy. It was also a very nice and inspiring experience to meet the owner of Tierra de Lago wherein all his vision and ideas are sooooo cool and so on point! It's like he has planned this resort his whole life because his vision is very firm and well documented. Also, this trip was a major milestone in my blogging side as this is my first time to meet other bloggers. Not really a big event but you see, opportunities like this are rare, at least for me.

Our pick up point and meeting place was Shell Magallanes and we were personally picked up by the  owner himself. Being with the owner for a whole day was enough for me to see his humility and good heart. Seriously, I am really amazed that he has this very beautiful and big resort but is still humble and is not boastful. 





Given that it's a Saturday, there's no traffic and our travel was comfortable and fast. Tierra de Lago, or also known as "Land by the Lake", is situated at Brgy. Bambang, Los Banos, Laguna, just an hour drive from the metro. Honestly, even though I went to Laguna numerous times already, I just can't seem to find my away around there. I've been a north person my whole life and at this age, I am still not familiar with most of South's cities and districts. 




The resort is not yet fully developed but is halfway through. But... don't be deceived, even though the resort is not yet fully developed, you won't even notice that some parts aren't finish yet because the view alone can relax your senses. Actually, this is one of the most relaxing resorts I've been to. Everywhere you look at is a view to digest. 






There are various room types depending on how big your group is. And during our ocular visit, all rooms cater to the needs of the guests. Airconditioned, clean, comfortable, and has a cozy ambiance. All room rates are inclusive of use of all amenities inside the resort. Amenities includes pools, jacuzzi, spa, different pavillions, kids' playground, game lounge, fish hut, and so much more. This isn't for people who like to do sporty activities. This resort is for pure relaxation and de-stressing when you're already fed up with life (WHUT) or with your work. Though if you're into fishing, this is something for you. You can go fishing and the catch can be requested to be cooked. 




Everywhere we go, the view is something that can be used for photoshoot. So being the blogger that I am, I wanted to have photos in almost every corner of the resort but unfortunately, I was too shy to ask someone to take my photos. HAHA #bloggerproblems. If you're so into instagram, then I promise you, you'll never run out of instagram worthy photos here. ;)





The location is 10,000 square meters and is still expanding because there are more exciting things the owner envisioned. So just imagine our pagod while roaming the whole area. Good thing is even though sun is quite bipolar, the breeze is calming. After a half day of roaming around the resort, we had our lunch at the fish hut where our scrumptious lunch is waiting for us. And when I say scrumptious, I mean pata tim, pinaputok na plapla, igado (first time to try it here), chicken-pork adobo, inihaw na relyenong bangus, piniritong tilapia, salted egg with mangoes tomatoes and onions, Balut, cassava cake, buko pie, bonete, and beer. Daming food. Muntik na akong maimpacho. HAHA. Kidding aside, the lunch was like a scene from a probinsya setting. lol. The breeze of the air, the Filipino food, the laughs and stories shared in within the conversations.




Right after lunch, we dip in the pool for an afternoon siesta. Though I didn't really swim because I'm too lazy to change to swimming attire. HAHA. And I still have errands in the evening. I just had a little chitchat with my fellow bloggers and asked for some tips about blogging. Ehem. :)





We are scheduled to depart the place after sunset. It was quite a tiring day for me because I only had 2 hours of sleep but it's still a good thing that I had this opportunity to experience. It felt like I stepped out of my comfort zone because I'm not really into meeting new people. As what my friends would always say, I'm such an awkward person. But hey, I'm working on it. Especially that my work requires me to talk to different people. 





Also, I'm glad that I met sir Eric and his humility. I'm just really inspired. Oh well.. Another thing we're thankful for was the pasalubong he prepared for us! We all took home a dozen of salted eggs, half dozen balut, cassava cake, buko pie, and bonete. Our tummies and eyes aren't the only happy ones, our families too! Hehe.





So guys! I'm stressing this one out. If you're looking for a resort this summer where you just want to relax, give Tierra de Lago a try. Kita naman sa pictures, right? How beautiful the place is. I'm sure you won't regret your experience here. This isn't your typical Laguna resort because in here, they really value peacefulness and the relaxing ambiance. If you're tired of the noisy metro, or if you're so not into noisy resorts, walwalan type of resorts, and if you're really stressed out.. come here. :) 


Some of my fellow bloggers.


The view of Laguna de Bay



Thank you to sir Troy for opening up this opportunity to me. To sir Eric for opening his resort's doors to us. What an experience! I hope I get to experience more of this in my coming blogger days. HAHA.. One step at a time. :)





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22 comments:

  1. I like the resort. I hope the prices lalo of food is reasonable. Sa rooms, I think all the rooms are fine except the ones with... ridiculous wall colors...

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    1. Actually all the rooms are amazing. Thanks Robert! :)

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    2. Pwede po ba magpasok ng foods sa resort? If no, how much naman po yung foods nila sa resort? :)

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  2. This is beautiful!!!! I would love to spend some time in somewhere with such vibrant and tropical greenery. I'll for sure have to add this one to the infamous neverending bucket list! I have to agree with Robert though... Some of the wall color choices are questionable. LOL

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    1. Hi Riley! You should tick this off first on your bucket list! Truly a very relaxing discovery.

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  3. What a perfect place to visit :) I loved the pictorial <3

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    1. You should visit this soon. :) Thanks Aqsa!

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  4. Wow , wow , wow ! First of all , I love your homepage , what a lovely design ! These rooms are so romantic , a really gorgeus place in a stunning surrounding . I wouldn't mind staying there for a month or so :) Amazing photos !

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    1. yay! glad you liked it! Thanks Klaudias. And yes, if money and time permits.. would also love to stay here for a month! HAHA!

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  5. What an amazing opportunity to meet some fellow bloggers, photographers AND the founder of SJCAM Users Philippines! You're images are gorgeous! Although it's raining in France at the moment, a part of me felt like I was beside you through your photos! Keep up the incredible work! :)

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  6. The resort looks relaxing. The rooms look pretty ok. It's not very luxurious maybe but you have a great view, a great pool, a lovely garden and a nice place to sit, talk, rest, relax and do everything you want to on a holiday or trip!

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  7. So many nice places to visit. The place doesnt look like a work in progress considering the beautiful me spots and the ambiance.

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  8. Awesome shots! It made me yearn to get out of the city and go on vacation! The place looks wonderful and relaxing. Wish I could visit this place someday too. :(

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  9. Every picture you took was beautiful! The colors were so vibrant and it looked like a great place to go on vacation to! I liked that it was for relaxation. Sometimes the vacation has to be all about taking a breath and recharging.

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  10. I just want to go there for a month and free my mind. Looks absolutely amazing. Im in love with all the nature.

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  11. OMG! Never thought that a gem like this is now available in Bambang, Laguna... this is something that I will also have to put into our itinerary for must visit places! I am wondering though if the billards area is near the pool? So that while the kiddos go swimming me and my husband can play a game of pool as well :3

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  12. I think I would love the resort. All your photos are beautiful and I think you've enjoy your vacation. And the food looks delish.

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  13. Another way to imagine Laguna. I haven't explored Laguna that much so this place could be included in my must-visit places there.

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  14. Anonymous4/30/2017

    If you are a nature lover, if you want a place thats serene and peaceful this is the place to go. We were welcomed with free fresh coconuts upon arrival. Little did we know that the welcome drinks will be a precedent of the worst things to come that day. The jacuzzi was filthy when we arrived, the covered pool has no water at 2pm and their other pools was not that appealing to swim into cause there were fallen leaves in the pool and overall it wasnt all that clean. The room in my aunts cottage has a busted tv, videoke was not available at 330pm, the wifi is only available in the gazeebo but inside the cottages there was no connection. Everything wasnt ready. Whats ironic,we saw the supervisor & mgr have these walkie-talkies with them,always seemed like they are always busy, but everything was in shambles when we arrived. All the cottages were occupied that day but the amenities were not prepared prior. Imagine we dont have any single blanket prepared for us in our cottage and we were 3 adults & one baby staying there. I still have to raise everything for things to move. Otherwise we would have simply stayed in our rooms and slept the entire time. Our stay was a disaster all together and a big disappointment. If you want to cook and use their kitchen, you still need to pay extra 500 when it could have been a perk for staying in their resort. They only have one kitchen so you need to share this with the rest of the people staying in the resort who are all lined up to cook as well. There are no restaurants in the place so you either cook,bring your own or deliver from a fastfood. They increased the price of our room to an additional 2,5k because they counted our 2yo baby as an adult. The playground was all dirty as well and broken. We were 6 adults but only 2 single-sized blankets were provided for all 6 of us, there was no one to ask for help that night, we felt so alone and helpless because the reception was always empty. You wont find anyone there to ask for assistance at night. There were nowhere to be found. The entire place is picture worthy, but they fail in customer service,coordination and amenities benefits. At the end, since my aunt's knees ached the whole night ( a senior citizen), because it was cold & there was no blanket for her to use, she was sleepless & aggravated. It was an immensely appaling experience. An unforgettable weekend indeed.

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