by shebelmarie May 11, 2017 5 comments

Processed with VSCO with s3 presetAnnnd I’m finally sharing my favorite quick gateway paradise!!! As it says in the caption it’s called Heartland and it’s located in Bataan. It’s just a 3 hours drive from Manila and since it’s a private property you can’t easily search the place with maps or Waze. But don’t fret because you can have a guide and rent a home via Airbnb. The one we stayed at was a Bahay kubo (Nipa hut) equipped with some basic appliances and a hot and cold shower. We were supposed to stay at the tree house but unluckily it wasn’t available for use during that weekend 🙁  But still the Bahay kubo had the perfect native vibe we were looking for to have a break from the city.

img_6159-2img_6172-1Bataan Heartland is located atop hill then all the way down a river. The place includes 3 Ifugao houses, Bahay kubo, Tree house, Cave house, and a Vigan house. And it has an underwater aquarium, a river fed natural pool, and giant swing located at the edge of a cliff. Here’s my photo diary of our quick gateway, and did I mention that it’s also a great place for those who likes to take pictures like me! 😛728cb8fb-8dc0-4adb-975f-3cd5a0582416-1IMG_1370Swimsuit from Costaimg_6175-1img_6174-1img_6161-1img_6162-1The inside of the Ifugao house has a convenient cr inside!img_6171-1Processed with VSCO with s3 presetCan’t believe that there was a bunch of Moai at the garden!I think this is just new since these weren’t here the last time. A great pictorial opportunity to make people think that you went to Easter island! hahaIMG_6195img_6198Giant swing with a view of Mt. Samat! 🙂Processed with VSCO with s3 presetIf you ever plan on visiting Bataan, I definitely recommend this place! Bring your family and friends for more fun!! <3

xoxo, Shebel

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Edmond May 11, 2017 - 1:43 pm

This is such a nice surprise. Thank you for your kind words n great pictures. I’m so glad u enjoyed your stay as nothing gives me more pleasure than a satisfied guest. May Heartland leave u w priceless memories for years to come.

shebelmarie May 11, 2017 - 1:53 pm

We had a great time tito Edmond!! Can’t wait to go back 🙂

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Amielle De Torres June 23, 2017 - 9:33 pm

You are sooo sexy, Ate!! Love the photos!! Will def go here when I get back in the Ph. 💖

shebelmarie June 23, 2017 - 9:50 pm

Thank you! 💕


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