Travelling has become more and more popular in the last few years for most Filipinos. Many things have become significantly so much easier than ever thanks to the low-cost airlines, group tours that have lowered the price so that now almost everybody can afford traveling every now and then, and also thanks to the world wide web that makes it easy for everybody to plan and organize a trip.
Now the really challenging thing is to find an interesting destination with astonishingly new activities. If you are convinced in trying something unique and different, you should check out the farmhouse by EDL. The Farmhouse at EDL is a farm tourist destination in Tarlac, a province in the Northern Luzon.
It might seem a normal farm or destination for tourists, but believe me when I say that this place gave me good memories and unforgettable experiences. My personal experience there was interactive, fun and made me view farming from a whole new perspective!
While other hotels offer visitors plain and horribly boring guided excursions around the town, the main attraction of the Farmhouse by EDL is, as its own name says it, its farm. A two-storey hotel sits at the center of a 29-hectare farmland with a nice pool, garden, a bar and kitchen serving goods that are locally grown and produced.
I love the farm-to-table concept because it embraces a sustainable approach to agriculture and dining. Farmhouse by EDL offers a simple accommodation. It has 16 simple rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, cabinets, bedside tables so don’t expect too much. The Farmhouse by EDL opened their doors to the public last January 2017.
Let me tell you that there’s a lot of fun and interesting facts to discover here. Our tour started early in the morning and during this activity, we had a crash course on making salted eggs in a traditional way. One gets to learn to differentiate the different kinds of eggs using local techniques.
We learned about vermiculture and vermicompost using African Night Crawler worms. Vermicompost is the technique of using worms to convert organic wastes into a very high-quality compost. You will have the privilege of seeing the different stages and learning how it works. Visiting farms like this gives tourists educational experiences away from their regular guided tours. There are lots of opportunities to rediscover including fun and interesting activities here. In addition to learning adventure, places like this promote a healthy lifestyle and it enables kids and adults to explore and appreciate more about their environment.
The Farmhouse by EDL
Address: EDL Drive Sitio Nueve Barangay Dolores Capas Tarlac
Contact details: 0917 709 6908 | (045) 206–3345
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Things to Do in Tarlac
The trip in Tarlac is not only limited to the farm, of course. The province of Tarlac has many different things to offer and places to visit. Here you have a selection of the 5 best places to go in Tarlac so that you can make the most out of your adventure.
1. Anao Ylang-Ylang Centre – the only center that produces Ylang-Ylang Essential oil in the Philipines
2. Kape Agape – quite close to the Anao Centre. Drop by for quick morning snacks and some drinks. You won’t regret it.
3. Santa Faustina of the Divine Mercy Parish – Asia’s only and world’s first parish devoted to Santa Faustina of Poland.
4. Tatun’s Kambingan – here you can try their awesome and unique goat dishes.
5. Aquino Centre and Museum – this museum is dedicated to the Cojuanco-Aquino family and displays a wide variety of personal memorabilia of the family, from letters, election paraphernalia, family heirloom that will give you an idea about their family life.
Lakbay Norte Familiarization Tour was organized by North Philippines Bureau (NPVB) in partnership with NLEX Corporation, Bulacan Tourism and Convention Visitors Board (BTCB), Tarlac Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB), Ilocos Norte Convention and Visitors Bureau (INCVB), Victory Liner Inc., Department of Tourism Region 1, Department of Tourism Region 3, Jollibee Foods Corporation, and Merrell Philippines. Lakbay Norte is an annual media tour aiming to boost the tourism in the Northern Luzon. | Photo credits: Martin San Diego