On our last day in Tacloban before heading to the airport for our 4:30PM flight back to Manila, our gracious hosts, Gerry & Ludette Ruiz, together with their vivacious daughter Nani (family owners of Leyte Gulf Travel & Tours), treated us to a sumptuous lunch at the San Rafael Farm & Restaurant located about 30 minutes away from downtown Tacloban. It is located in the hilly area of Babatngon in Leyte.
San Rafael Farm is more of a park rather than an actual farm – the wide open green spaces, beautifully landscaped by the owners, are so inviting and picture-perfect. No wonder this place has been, of late, a favorite venue for wedding receptions for Leyte couples. The place is simply so romantic!
There are plans to put up cottages within the farm so guests can stay overnight or even longer, and enjoy what the farm has to offer. Or just prabably meditate in any one of the pocket gardens all over the place.
Oh, I forgot about the FOOD… it was so good. But my wife would have to make a separate blog about that here.
If you want to have a hassle-free vacation in Leyte and Samar, try the Sudoy Ha Leyte Tour. You can contact:
Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours
c/o Calle Zaragosa
Tacloban City, Leyte 6500
Tel. No: +6353.321.7966
We promised, just like General Douglas McArthur, “I (we) shall return” … probably in June, in time for Tacloban’s fiesta next year.
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