Serene pathways filled with flowers in full bloom
Upon entering the property of Cintai, we encountered a mini horse and some spotted deer along the road. Looking healthy and happy, together with their caregivers, as we got inside the receiving area, we were introduced to more livestock and poultry living in the area.
According to Mr. Francis Salanguit, Resident Manager, "Cintai Corito's Garden houses a great number of animals, and some of them are alpacas and even the endangered Philippine eagle and falcon. All of them have DENR permit and these creatures are taken care of really well."
As for the whole place, peacock is the main inspiration of the whole place. With this animal’s really captivating color and glam, Cintai has also some peacock pets that go around the place adding more color and life to the whole place.
Heart-stomping art covering the whole Cintai Corito's Garden
Facade, Interior, Lanai and Outdoor Jacuzzi
of the Executive Villa
The prices above include welcome drinks, use of facilities, complimentary breakfast, use of movie room and mountain bikes. If you are coming in with your kids, 12 years old below who will be sharing beds with parents are free of charge. But if you are coming in with an extra adult, extra person in every room will cost you Php1,650.00, this comes with bed and breakfast.
For our stay here, we had their Terrace Villa. Located somewhere below the mountain over looking Taal Lae, our villa has 2 queen-size beds, bathroom, a personal bar refrigerator and its own terrace outside. Since it is located at the far end, we had a very serene stay all throughout. It almost felt like we were the only people there. It’s so quite but not that creepy quite; it shares a stunning garden feel that you’ll forget how chaotic outside; and it renders a stunning purplish sky during sunset – something that made me love the place even more.
The Interior of our Terrace Villa
One of the 4 swimming pools here in Cintai
As for us, well, aside from taking pictures all over the place – and I mean ALL OVER THE PLACE – we got to enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for us. For example, when we got there, we were offered with these sumptuous and I must say the BEST SUMAN EVER – the Balete Suman with Melted Tablea Chocolate. You should try these here in Cintai Corito’s Garden, seriously! THE BEST!
Balete Suman with Melted Tablea Chocolate
For dinner and lunch, since we were there with a large group, which we really didn't actually notice, they served a buffet dinner and lunch for all of us. We got to enjoy their soups, lechon kawali, grilled tilapia, salad and fruits. For the breakfast, their Lomi is delicious too along with their fried tawilis and chicken adobo.
Cintai Corito’s Garden has two pavilions, which are perfect for some gatherings - birthdays, debuts and weddings. There's the Napas Pavilion that offers a Balinese garden feel, while the Pavilion Tresna offers an exquisite and really private area for you and your guests. It has a towering and really, really stunning adorned door that say nothing but LOVE.
The Magical Interior of Pavilion Tresna
The door is so beautiful that it will pull you and have a picture or pictures of you taken.
Day tourists are also welcome to Cintai Corito’s Garden. They can take a dip in the relaxing pool of Cintai and dine at Abadi Restaurant or Gazebo. Changing rooms, which are equally adorned by intricate details, are shared to day tourists.
So, if you are looking for a Balinese escape from the crazy metro and wanna make the best out of Summer 2014, well, head south to Balete, Batangas and find the sweetest and most relaxing escape you could find near Metro Manila.
For other details, you can visit Cintai Corito’s Garden’s website at http://coritosgarden.com. For room inquiry and bookings, you can simply contact them at 0917.833.1508 and 0917.833.1728. You can also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them at https://www.facebook.com/coritosgarden for more details and promos.
Happy summer, everyone and happy Rammmpa!