A friend is leaving for Dubai and while we exchange good wishes for each other an idea of having a despedida getaway suddenly just popped into our head. We decided to invite two other friends and engaged them in planning. After a short discourse on where to go, we agreed to try the Shercon Resort and Ecology Farm in Batangas. This close-to-nature- vibe resort can be found just a little more than two hours ride from the heart of Manila.

Location: Shercon Resort and Ecology Park located in Brgy. San Sebastian, Mataas Na Kahoy, Batangas. It provides good view of the Taal lake and Tagaytay ridge.

How to go:

Take a bus in DLTB Terminal Buendia heading to Tambo Exit. Then tell the driver to drop you off at Jollibee Tambo.
Fare: P124.00
Travel time: 1 hr & 30 mins

From Tambo ride a jeepney to Mataas na kahoy and tell the driver to drop you at 7-Eleven

Fare: P9.00 Travel Time: 15 minutes

From 7-Eleven ride a tricycle to Shercon Resort

Fare: P15.00 Travel Time: 20 minutes

Going back to Manila:
1. Ride a tricycle back to 7-Eleven and ride a jeepney to SM Lipa
2. There’s a bus terminal in SM Lipa bound to Buendia & Cubao.

Please take note that you have to contact them for a reservation since the resort is fully booked most of the time for a wedding, team building and other corporate events. When we arrived, there’s a wedding reception being held and at least 4 big groups are having their team building activities. The place is huge and there are 7 big swimming pools to choose from within huge hectares of land.

The resort has a lot of amenities to cater their guests aside from the swimming activities- like wall climbing, paintball, maze, obstacle relay course, zip line, basketball, videoke, trekking and a lot more.

Room Rate in Shercon Resort:

S H E R C O N  H O T E L
– PHP 5,000 for 2 pax and additional Php 1,000.00 for extra person. This comes with complimentary dinner and breakfast.

F O R E S T V I L L E   S U I T E S
– PHP 5,000 for 2 pax and additional Php 1,000.00 for extra person. This comes with complimentary dinner and breakfast.

C L U B M A N U E L  C A B I N S
– Php 5,000.00 with 4 pax free and additional of Php 450.00 per head in excess of 4 pax. (Ideal for 8-10 pax)

IN F I N I T Y   D U P L E X
– Php 5,000.00 with 4 pax free and additional of Php 450.00 per head in excess of 4 pax. (Ideal for 8-10 pax)

B L U E  H O U S E   S U I T E S?
– Php 4,000.00 with 4 pax free and additional of Php 450.00 per head in excess of 4 pax. (Ideal for 8-10 pax)

B L U E  H O U S E   D O R M
– Php 4,000.00 with 4 pax free and additional of Php 450.00 per head in excess of 4 pax. (Ideal for 8 pax)

F O R E S T V I L L E   C A B I N S
— Php 5,000.00 with 4 pax free and additional of Php 450.00 per head in excess of 4 pax. (Ideal for 10-12 pax)
Note: Room rates based on their website.

Day Trip:
1. 250 per head entrance fee.
2. They can provide table & chairs for P800

Food: You can order in Sam’s Kitchen inside the Shercon Resort and Ecology Farm. We ordered a set meal of P1,200- Crispy Pata, buffalo wings, rice, a pitcher of fruit juice and since two of my friends don’t want halabos na swahe (which has shrimp and is part of the set meal), the kitchen staff allowed us to swap it with pork sinigang.