Thursday, April 7, 2016

Los Arcos de Hermano

Quick barkada getaway, anyone?



If you're looking for an escape that's not far from the city, then check out Los Arcos de Hermano. It's about an hour drive from TriNoma Mall or about twenty minutes away from SM Fairview.
Los Arcos de Hermano
The five-hectare property consists of swimming pools, events halls, overnight accommodations, a camp site, lush gardens, a petting zoo, and team building facilities.
Los Arcos de Hermano
There are even life-sized characters in certain areas for kids and kids at heart to take photos with!
Los Arcos de Hermano
They're everywhere, guys.
Los Arcos de Hermano
We were here in time for their fourth anniversary celebration and the theme was Hawaiian Luau. They hired fire dancers, hula girls, and a live band just for the occasion! The entire night was pretty much a pool party!
Los Arcos de Hermano
Speaking of pools, Los Arcos de Hermano has four - an olympic sized pool, a kiddie pool, an infinity pool that pours into another pool, and a private pool.
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Accommodations are available but they have cabanas for rent for those who aren't planning to stay the night. Rates start at P800 for good for 10 pax.
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
As you can see from the photos, the entire resort is surrounded by trees! I love that they added a nature aspect to it, it makes me feel like I'm in a hidden sanctuary somewhere far away.
Los Arcos de Hermano
One important thing to have during outings is great food, and here at Los Arcos de Hermano, you can bring all your favorites! There's no corkage fee to pay; in fact, they have a grilling station where you can cook your baon for free! They do have food available at the Acacia Bistro (which is currently being managed by a different group), but the food's just so so. I recommend that you bring your own if you can. :)
Los Arcos de Hermano
This area in front of the Acacia Bistro is what we called the Wifi Area. Because folks, this is where you get the best signal! #BloggerProblems haha!
Los Arcos de Hermano
More than just swimming pools, Los Arcos de Hermano also caters to all kinds of events - debuts, weddings, birthday parties - you name it! They aim to be the events venue of choice in the nearby cities of San Jose Del Monte and the best alternative out of town venue for Metro Manila clients.

They have function halls that can fit as many as 200 pax. And what's great about it is that, it's nowhere near the pool area, so you won't hear splashes or loud noises from other groups.
Los Arcos de Hermano
I was surprised that they even had a chapel. Sure it's small, but it's quiet and solemn.
Los Arcos de Hermano
As of now, they have a petting zoo in the middle of the resort, but according to the owner, it will be torn down soon and turned into another pool. It's a pretty big area, so that pool's definitely going to be massive!!
Los Arcos de Hermano
At the far end of the resort is where the campsite is located.
Los Arcos de Hermano
People can choose to bring their own tents or stay in dorm rooms for their team building sessions. I took a few photos of the campsite and immediately imagined having a picnic there! It was so peaceful! Nothing but trees and the smell of fresh air. Even though it was hot out, the trees covered the sun's rays, so we didn't feel as hot as we normally would in the city.
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Hmm maybe we could do some team building exercises on our next visit? Should be fun!
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
The following set of photos feature the infinity pool. We were lucky to have had it all to ourselves that morning. It felt like we had a world of our own, we didn't really hear any of the outside noise. It was just us and nature.
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Perfect swimming weather! :)

Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano
A lot of people come here especially during the summer, but don't worry, there's more than enough pools for everyone! (Photo below was taken around noon on a Sunday)
Los Arcos de Hermano
Thank you, Cheena and Los Arcos de Hermano, for hosting our weekend! 
Los Arcos de Hermano
Los Arcos de Hermano is located at Paradise Farm, Brgy. Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

For their complete rates, visit losarcosdehermano.com
You may also get in touch with them at losarcosdehermano@gmail.com
Contact numbers: (0917) 857-7446 / (0932) 844-4492
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35 comments:

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  1. The city is so stressful we need more of these.

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  2. Thank looks great fun! We don't have the sun very often in the UK

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    1. Really? That's too bad! Though I'd love to visit the UK someday :)

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  3. I loved this place how it looks only by looking at photos, I'm sure it's even better in real life. Great place where you can relax and rest :)

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  4. The place looks really good. Reminds me back in the days when I in the Philippines and having vacations with friends and family. Its summer there and it's the best time to have a vacation in places like that.

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    1. Exactly, Allan! Maybe you could visit this place when you go back to the Philippines!

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  5. This place looks amazing!!! I need a Vacay soooo bad!!! I can't wait till I leave for mine!! This place looks like a great place to relax and have fun! Great blog

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    1. Ohh, where are you going? Hope you have lots of fun! xx

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  6. I love the look of the infinity pool and how amazing is that that you got to have the pools all to yourself?

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  7. Never heard of this but your images clearly show what a fascinating place this is. I will add a bookmark to revisit when I am plan my travels to that part of the world. Loved the tire swings

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    1. Oh, that would be awesome! Hit me up when you visit! ;)

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  8. Wow this looks so cool. I would love to stay overnight and try camping out there. The good thing about it is that it is just near the metro. i hope I can visit soon.

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    1. It's perfect for barkadas and company outings, so hopefully you can visit, and bring your friends! :)

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  9. I liked the fact that the resort was surrounded by trees, but I don't understand why they have to remove the zoo, with so many pools, are they not enough to accommodate the visitors?

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    1. The zoo isn't really being maintained anymore, so I guess turning it into a pool would be the best thing to do. They also rent them out for private events, so I guess that's where the money is?

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  10. This place looks amazing and it's great that you can actually bring your own meat and grill it on the spot, while enjoying a dip in the pool. I bet it's great to go and cool down and a warm summer day.

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    1. I know. Most places will not let you bring food, so you'll have to buy from their overpriced restaurants. But that's not the case here - plus points to them for that!

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  11. Wow! I love this place. I think I have read about it somewhere else as well but you have done a great job reviewing it.

    Fatima | www.blogsbyfa.com

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  12. This place seems divine! It's been raining like crazy over the past couple of days and looking over your pictures makes me can't wait for Summer lol.

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    1. Woaah, where are you from, Vlad? We need some rain here, the weather is crazy hot!

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  13. Reading your post and turning a little bit green of jealousy here is 3 degrees Celsius and some parts of the country had snow. Wish I was there

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    1. Hi Denni! I actually wish I was there! Switch places with me, yes? :P

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  14. This place looks fab! I'd love to lie by that pool!

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  15. The pools look amazing! We are hoping to go on a vacation to some where warm this summer so we can enjoy some pools! I miss having a pool nearby.

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    1. Oohh maybe you could go to the Philippines, Carrie? :)

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  16. This surely looks like a great place for a family outing with those greenery, pools and the idea of putting up your own tents. I specially liked the idea of life sized disney characters. Thanks for Sharing!

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    1. Yes, I saw people taking photos with the disney and marvel characters, old and young alike!

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  17. Such a great place to visit with family and friends. I love the fact that they rent the cabanas as if the visitors don't plan to stay overnight. The firgures of Disneys characters sure is a plus especially for the kids.

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  18. This place looks so great! Photos, memories, weather.. It all sounds like an amazing place!

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  19. What a great and thorough review! This place looks beautiful and we are thinking of staying there in January 2017. Could you please confirm that there isn't a bad smell coming from the pig farms and chicken coops nearby? I have family who live in manila and although they haven't been to that resort, they are saying that area has a bad smell. I obviously can't check that from over here in London England before i oay a deposit!! Many thanks :)

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