May 19, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend at Porta Verde Resort, Cavinti, Laguna

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I was here more than a decade ago when the place was still a private vacation place of the Imperials, who was a friend of a friend and I just happened to tag along, they've expanded it and turned it into a resort called  Porta Verde Resort Villas. I got excited when I recognized this place being offered at 50% off a night stay at one of those groupon deals site I used to frequent and right away decided to snag the deal. Regular rates range from 10,000 pesos to 13,000 pesos a night depending on the type of villa you wish to stay and  50% off that amount meant huge savings. What made the deal more attractive is the fact that I can bring my parents and my dogs, yehey to that :))

Porta Verde Resort Villas
woke up 7am to these awesome creation

The Deal

The deal offers 50% off the tariff rates, accommodation for 6 pax, plus 2 minors below 10 yrs old and pets allowed, unlimited use of kayak and free motorized boat tour around Lumot Lake (a manmade lake just like Caliraya that's located on the other side). I'd say that was an awesome deal I wouldn't want to miss. After the purchase, I called the reservation number and book the date coinciding Mother's day so I can bring my Mom and celebrate the day here.


Our Villa

Catmon Terrazo Suite, Porta Verde Resort Villas
Catmon Terrazo Suite
Catmon Terrazo was our villa of choice, it was the main villa where we stayed before that offers an unobstructed awesome view of the whole place. It got two air-conditioned rooms, a servant's room, a huge living room with sofa beds, a functional kitchen, 2 comfort rooms with bathtubs and a very spacious balcony for all my sightseeing and photo op needs. All kitchen utensils will be provided and then accounted for at the end of your stay. A gallon of mineral water a night is also free. There's no TV or Radio in any of the Villas, well I didn't find the need for it, but they offer free Wifi, I guess that's enough to stay connected with the world. You won't also need to bring your towels because those are provided as well. Just bring your food and no corkage fee will be charged. Just a quick tip, if you are grilling your food, bring some charcoals with you, they don"t provide it here. If you can't avail of this villa, just pick the one beside the jacuzi and infinity pool, that accommodation offers nice views as well.

 Activities

Activities at Porta Verde Resort
  • The place is really picturesque and if you're into photography, you can definitely use that skill to capture the place.
  • You can do morning, noon and night swimming in the infinity pool or in the lake. They will require you to wear a vest if you choose to swim in the lake. They say its 30 ft deep.
  • Kayak all you can, just wear a vest and sign the waiver.
  • Motorized  Boat Tour within Lumot Lake for groups.
  • Riding a Jet Ski would be perfect if you can bring your own and ride it here.
  • Fishing is also allowed, just bring your fishing gears.
  • Free unlimited billiards and Karaoke for a fee
  • Relax, eat, enjoy the nature or read a book
Kayaking at Porta Verde Resort Villas
getting ready to kayak


playtime with my dogs

How to Get There

Google map directions showed that from Alabang, you can get to Porta Verde in less than 2 hours. Well, that's if you have no idea how congested traffic is once you enter Calamba. Our travel time took us more than 4 hours to reach the place with several stops to ask for directions. My suggestion is just go to Pagsanjan, Laguna the best way you can and once you reach the Pagsanjan arch, check the Pagsanjan Municipal Hall on your right, if the Pagsanjan-Cavinti bridge is already repaired, turn right and access that road, that's 2 kms less travel however if its not yet accessible turn left and pass thru Lumban, that's what we did since we have no choice. When you see a fork road, just keep right and there's a check point, from there the road will be uphill and zigzag. You will pass thru Caliraya Springs Resort, Lagos Del Sol and when you reach Lumot arch, try to slow down and look for a signage on your left (I only saw one) that says Porta Verde Resort - turn left (just turn left, right away) its a narrow road leading to Porta Verde. The zigzag road from Lumban to Porta Verde took us 25 minutes  covering 20kms.


Google map to Porta Verde

One final group shot before saying bye bye, see you again next time. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks to all the helpful staffs :)


If you want to get more details about Porta Verde Resort Villas, their other accommodations, rates, amenities, etc., you can check their website here.

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An occasional blogger, photography enthusiast, apparel designer, engineer and a firm believer of God. In her spare time, she enjoys doing DIY projects and on certain times you'll find her chasing the bliss of solitude, sipping a cup of nicely brewed coffee, munching some yummy cookies while reading a good book in a new place with a great view.

19 comments:

  1. perfect getaway for mother's day. looks like you really enjoy the place. :)

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  2. Your villa is huge and has a great view. I will consider the place for our family outing.

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  3. the place really looks nice and a good deal also... best place for a family bonding .. tipid!

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  4. Such a nice place... very ideal for family bonding :-)

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  5. An ideal place for family bonding... seems like you all really had fun :-)

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  6. I've heard nice reviews of this place from my friends. Minsan nga, dalhin ko family ko riyan. Oks naman ang rate.

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  7. That resort looks like the perfect family getaway and it is only in Laguna! There are also a lot of other activities other than laze around.

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  8. This is one destination in Laguna that's perfect for family and friends to gather and have fun activities together. The place is one complete package for an escapade to remember.

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  9. Good thing they allow you to tag your pets along with you. That's a perfect way to bond with your mother or any family member. How I wish I avail of the same Groupon promo sometime this year (or next year). Thanks for sharing:)

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  10. That's a hidden gem alright! I too, am a sucker for online deals. I would've probably snagged this one too if I saw it. My family would absolutely enjoy the amenities. :)

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  11. Happy mother's day! you really had a memorable family day with this amazing place

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  12. This indeed a perfect place for family outing! My first time to read about this resort in Cavinti- thanks for sharing

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  13. Porta Verde seems to be a very secure place to have an unforgettable event there. ^_^

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  14. i should go here also with my family when i get back in philippines! its near to my place to staying there would be cool! love the activities too!

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  15. Unlimited kayak? wow!
    I could probably do that all day.. hahaha!
    I'm used to go on back packing trips, so this kind of trip would not wind my list, if uninvited.
    As is, sounds like this is a great place for family getaways..
    i'm thinking of suggesting this to my team, for our quarterly team building. :)

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  16. 10,000 to 13,000 pesos per night? Wow. This is way too expensive. Good thing you were able to get a 50 percent discount. But I think you have enjoyed a lot though and that's priceless.

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  17. Porta Verde is so beautiful... I seriously think it is worth the price.

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  18. Porta Verde is so beautiful... I seriously think it is worth the price :)

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  19. Ganda ng view and the place is not too far from Manila. The regular rate is a bit expensive but looks like a great place for the family.

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