Prado Farms in Lubao, Pampanga - Nice Prenup Photoshoot Location Outside of Manila and Great Meryenda Place!

We went pretty much everywhere in Pampanga for our Electrolux Discover-E Food Tour! From Mexico to Arayat to San Fernando to Guagua and now, Lubao for Prado Farms, also called Prado Center for Renewal and Development. I liked how all the junk was put together into art and how they brought whole areas, a train station and an old house for example, then made it all blend in this place. I would describe this place as an ideal photo shoot location just a fews hours away from Manila. You should come here early then end the tour with a very yummy snack like we did! Prado Farms used to be a "warehouse of LPG tanks". Today, there are accommodations available - a conference area, a theater, a church and pool in the midst of carabaos, pigs, organic veggie beds, old structures and farm land.

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I hoped Mr. Reimon Gutierrez was there to give us a more comprehensive tour. During our hacienda day, I was content with being trigger-happy and testing out the limits of my GF-1 hahaha. Welcome to Prado Farms!

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This is the Prado Store.

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We just passed by the dining area. Later mamon =)

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Let me show you the other sites first. If you walk to your left, you'll see the blue hall.

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Upstairs, you'll find the Blue Room for meetings.

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Here's a view from the balcony.

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The red structure on the left is the theater - used to be a train station =)

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People used to wait for trains in this structure. It was transported to Prado Farms and transformed with a stage. Very high ceiling with eerie chairs..

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The yellow house next to it was also transferred here. 

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This is part of the Viajeng Kusinang Matua (old kitchen tour). This house has its old kitchen intact.

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Upstairs is the library. This will be cleared out if you decide to get this room.

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This is the 2nd floor veranda.

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There are these very old things that make me want to go out here quickly.

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We went on to tour the rest of Prado Farms.

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Please be aware that there are snakes here.

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This is the bigger dining hall where you can have the buffet and functions.

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I dunno about you but some old things here and places gave me goosebumps haha. It was also getting dark and super quiet. A la Adam's Family hahaha.

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There's another building with a restaurant.

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It's more modern and has a hang out area. I think there was WIFI here.

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But their spa room made me think of a hospital..

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This is their chapel.

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They have bicycles all over the farm too.

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The kuya who toured us said one can stay and sleep in this hut al fresco.

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Walk a little more and you'll reach their newly opened pool.

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There's no heater though.

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You can tour the organic beds but there's nothing yet when we came a few weeks ago.

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One of my favorite parts is this modern villa. I believe its the newest part and you can stay here also. It's detached to the rest of the old structures in the farm and closer to the pool.

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I loved these plane carts (according to the Kuya who toured us) made into cabinets =)

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I wonder which planes these were from..

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Time to head back!

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We got a sneak peak inside the owner's home..

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Very nice..

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Alas, we can sit down and eat! Back to the tambayan =)

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The fountain was a very nice touch.

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Felt like it was raining even on a very hot and sticky day...

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OMG! This Pampanga minindal (meryenda) was over the top haha! Mmm..

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I'm not a fan of batirol chocolate and I'm also allergic to cocoa anyway.

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But of all buts, I'm definitely a fan of this - that's Pistou (see Atching Lillian's Pisto and what it is!), Guagua Pandesal and homemade Kesong Puti with Basil! 

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You should definitely eat the Pistou, Kesong Puti, Basil and Pandesal in one bite! ;)

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How about spending a day or even an afternoon at Prado Farms? =) You can check out other activities and details here and here.

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Details:
Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga (along Olongapo-Gapan Road)
02-4002185 / 0920-9030964 / 0922-8135358
pradofarmlubao@yahoo.com / pradofarm@gmail.com


Check out my other Pampanga food trip posts =)





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