La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort a stunning mountain resort located in Tacloban City, the economic center and heart of Eastern Visayas, Philippines. It is a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax while embracing the natural beauty of nature, greenery surroundings, dipping in cool water, and breathing in some fresh air. Have fun and enjoy yourself with your friends and family while using their man-made amenities for FREE.
What to Do in La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort
This 9.5-hectare mountain resort comes with beautiful amenities where guests can use for FREE and outdoor activities you may experience. Amenities include adult swimming pool with pool bar and giant slide, Children’s Water Park with slides, and water fountain. Kids playhouse, swing, seesaw, a short hanging bridge is also there for kids to use. Proper swimming attire is strictly required for those who want to use the swimming pool. Didn’t you bring one? Worry no more, because they are selling swimwear for all ages. Safe and clean changing rooms, comfort rooms. indoor and outdoor shower are also present in the area
A water watcher is present supervises the safety of swimmers, but because of numbers using the pool, it is much better to keep an eye on your own kids.
The Children’s Water Park includes waterfalls, waterwheels and mini slides. What I love in this area is the fantastic big tipping bucket on top that sends liters of water pouring down. It’s not only the kids but parents as well can have fun here with their little ones or relax in the sunbeds that are present around the pool while watching their kids having fun in the water.
Experience a round of carriage/pony and kalesa riding. In that one “lap” of a ride, a resort assistant will guide to ensure your safety. Horseback riding is also one of the mountain resort’s guests can do. Same with the carriage and kalesa, resort personnel is there to guide you along with the one lap of horseback riding, so no need to worry even if it is your first time. A zip line and wall climbing amenities will soon rise in the resort.
There are eye-relaxing scenery and lots of instagramable spots for you to take selfie and photoshoots for whatever occasions.
How to get there and resort cost
Entering and using amenities won’t cost you that much because the entrance fee and cottage rental are affordable. It is a 30 minutes- drive from downtown proper if riding a public utility vehicle route San Roque – Downtown Vice Versa, less than 30 minutes for a personal vehicle. Be guided with the fees of the resort which is listed below:
Resort Entrance Fee – Php200.00 (adult), Php100.00 (children over 3ft.) FREE (children under 3ft.)
Food Corkage Charge – Php200.00
Cottages Rental Fee: Red Umbrella, Green Umbrella, Sun Bed – Php150.00
Mushroom, Gazeebo, Wood Cottages – Php 250.00
Small White Tent – Php 350.00
Big White Tent – Php500.00
Horseback Riding Fee: Php200.00
Kalesa Riding Fee: Php200.00
Carriage/Pony Riding Fee: Php200.00
We enjoyed ourselves and had a fantastic time at La Villa Francisco Mountain Resort. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great family get away and a whole day of fun in the water and nature encounter.
In my comeback to this place I will really try the zip line and wall climbing.