Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018

Lucban is a town in Quezon known for their “longganisa” for its strong flavor and sumptuous taste and of course, the well-known colorful festival, Pahiyas Festival, in honor of San Isidro Labrador. Aside from these famous events and food in the town, there’s also a lot of places to see in Lucban. Recently, we visited Villa Elma that boasts a great view of Mt. Banahaw.

Villa Elma Nature Park lies at the foothills of Mt. Banahaw. It is also known as a pilgrimage site, built in 1992. It is owned by Magdangal Elma, a lawyer and former Chairman of Presidential Commission on Good Government, hence the nature park name Villa Elma. The nature park was opened to the public in 2016.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT AT VILLA ELMA

1. There are numerous artworks and sculptures present in the nature park, either religiously crafted or just a great work of art.

2. Getting to the spring takes a few steep walks so bring your most comfortable footwear.

3. Swimming in the natural spring pool is allowed in the nature park. Bring extra clothes and keep note that the water is cold.

4. You may bring your own food. There is no corkage at the nature park.

5. There is no television in the rooms of Villa Elma.

6. The mobile or data signal is intermittent but there’s a good 3G signal at the center pod.

7. Children can also enjoy Villa Elma. There are areas that are comparable to a small amusement park.

8. Some of the facilities are old and abandoned especially in the spring (batis) area. Seats are rusty and moldy and is obviously not being taken care of anymore. Comfort rooms in that area are also closed permanently.

9. It’s really quiet at night so if you’re a person who is terrified of darkness/dark areas, better stay in your room.

10. Scenic view, everything is lush greens and sound of nature. Total recollection of energy!

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018

How to get to Villa Elma

1. Ride a bus from Buendia/Cubao to SM Calamba.

2.  From SM Calamba, take a van heading to Lucban for about ₱120.

3. Once you reached the town of Lucban, you can hire a tricycle going to Villa Elma ₱20 per passenger.

Going back to Manila

1. There are tricycles outside Villa Elma that can bring you back to the town, same fare 20Php per passenger.

2. There are several ways/routes heading back to Manila. Take a van (direct trip) to Manila/Buendia 240Php. There also are trips to Cubao.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide

Villa Elma Rates

Open every day 8am-6pm
Entrance Fee for Daytour
Adult = ₱100
Kids 8-12yrs old = ₱50
7yrs old below= FREE

Rooms at Villa Elma

There are numerous rooms that you can choose, from a budget-conscious to a more intimate luxurious stay.

NOTE: Check-in is 2:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 pm the next day.

Twin House

This is suitable for guests who prefer to experience the mountain in their own homey private room. It has its own toilet and bathtub and perfect for budget-conscious travelers and couples. Note: This is a fan room accommodation.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018
Photo from Villa Elma

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱2,000
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 5 person
Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Master’s Room

This room is perfect for couples or a small family. A fully-air conditioned with own dressing room, toilet, and bathtub.

Note: This is where we stayed for two nights.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱2,300
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 4 person

Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Tree House

A spacious room good for a maximum of 8 person. It has its own balcony, bathtub, and is fully air-conditioned. The room and areas are made of wood and may be very cold especially during nighttime.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018
Photo from Villa Elma

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱2,800
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 8 person

Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Log Cabin

Villa Elma’s Log Cabin is a more luxurious type. It is a two-story accommodation which will enthrall the guest’s hearts. The design and feature are modern-like with a touch of nature. It has a balcony with an amazing view of the forest. However, the interior is a bit condescending to what the accommodation is about. Nonetheless, it was surely an accommodation to look forward staying too.

Note: This is where the rest of the team stayed.

Photo by Rizanoia
Photo by Rizanoia

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱3,500
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 8 person

Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Memorabilia

The Memorabilia can accommodate up to 12 persons. This is suitable for big groups who prefer to stay in one room.

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱2,800
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 8 person

Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Glamping Tents

Camping in Villa Elma is made possible thru their glamping tents. For those who prefer to have an outdoor-like atmosphere, glamping is the best pick. They have available tents with fans.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide 2018
Photo by Villa Elma

Base Rate per Night: 2 person
Rate: ₱1,400
Extra Person Charge: ₱350
Maximum Capacity: 8 – 10 person

Package: Inclusive of breakfast for all paying guest

Elsa Cafe

Elsa Cafe is their in-house cafe and restaurant where they serve meals throughout the day at a very affordable price.

Villa Elma: Hidden Nature Getaway in Lucban, Quezon | Travel Guide

If it happens that you would need a kitchen to cook your food, they are offering their kitchen to use for free. We brought our own food especially because they don’t ask for corkage fee as well as we will be staying for 2 nights.


For Reservation and Inquiries

You may coordinate your booking and reservation to Villa Elma’s point of contact.

Contact Person: Joanna Baldejo
Contact Number: 0995-5045385

Villa Elma

Address: A. Mabini Street, Brgy. Palola, Lucban, Quezon Province, ​Philippines
Contact Numbers: +639770496186 | ​+639298388496
Email: info@villaelma.com.ph


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