Looking for a quick summer getaway with backdrop of a beautiful scenery and natural spring water less the crowd of the usual swimming pool resorts?
Answer: Sol y Viento Mountain Hot Springs Resort
You need not drive too far for this resort is very nearby to the metro – 1 hour from Makati perhaps via SLEX. It is located in known resorts area of Laguna in Brgy. Pansol, Calamba city but unlike most resorts, it is not fenced by a concrete wall and flocked by a thousand crowd. The resort is situated on top of a hill overlooking scenic spots of Laguna de Bay and Mount Makiling. Exactly what the name means, Sol y Viento which means Sun + Wind! It is owned and operated by the University of Perpetual Help Systemand was previously a retreat venue for the school and only until this year, they realized the potential of developing it as a resort that would cater to the tourist public. Currently, they are still under construction but the pool facilities are almost complete. And did I say that their day-trip swimming rate is just 99 Pesos? While other roadside resorts are just half the price, it is still best value-for-money! They also have cabanas which are only 3,500 for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. Such great that we have discovered this hidden gem. Highly recommended!
Just like an infinity pool, there’s a great view of Laguna de Bay!
view of Laguna de Bay
stunning Mt. Makiling view
Their cabanas overlooking the bay
pools of clear and natural mountain spring water (definitely chlorine-free!)
relaxing jacuzzi pool
pools with an all-over breathtaking view
Longest swim for the little boy – total 3 hours!
Great impromptu summer getaway for the family
*sigh* So grown-up anak!
Going home as a very happy boy!
SOL Y VIENTO MOUNTAIN HOT SPRING RESORT
Address: Makiling Heights, Brgy. Pansol, Calamba city, Laguna (From National highway going to Los Banos, turn right when you see their huge billboard sign at the corner of Andok’s Lechon. Follow the road signs going uphill.)
Facebook: Sol Y Viento Mountain Hot Spring Resort
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