Imagine swimming in fresh flowing spring water surrounded by lush green trees. This is what Bato Springs Resort has to offer.
Tucked in the city of San Pablo, Laguna, it is frequently visited by weekend warriors in search of a relaxing environment.
For our friend’s birthday, she invited us to a pool party at the Bato Springs Resort. Hearing of a mini-falls and a refreshing swimming pool, we immediately accepted the invite and looked forward to the trip.
On the road near the resort, there are rows of trees which scream “awesome resort straight ahead.”
The Bato Springs Resort
True enough, the Bato Springs Resort exceeded my expectations. There were HUGE trees, clear water, and clean pools except for the occasional leaves falling from the trees.
Being so close to nature, one can also see dragonflies and butterflies here. With three swimming pools, the resort is a perfect weekend escapade, especially on a hot summer day.
Unlike regular swimming pools, rip-raps surround Bato Resort’s pools. This design gives the place a unique feel.
The top attraction of the resort is a man-made waterfall. The water was so cold. Standing under it will make you feel like one of those people who train and meditate under some falls.
From swimming to photo ops, the resort offers a one of a kind experience. Here are some of the best spots to take photos when you get the chance to go to this excellent place.
I don’t know what else to call it aside from “The Wall.”
The Mini Falls
With all the water coming down from the mountain, it forms mini falls on the rip raps beside the pools. It further creates the perfect background when you’re looking for that picture-perfect shot.
The Pool’s Edge
Not only are the pools here clear and clean, but the running water also overflows and creates a fantastic view of the impressive rip raps with the trees behind. The view gives off that ‘wow’ factor to your photos. Look at the samples below:
Of course, let’s not forget the primary attraction of the resort, the man-made falls. It’s stunning. Just looking at it, makes you wanna say “Take a picture of me.” Although it’s freezing, the fantastic experience is worth the chills.
On the farthest pool, you can find a mini cave. Behind a curtain of water, the cave is a pretty good place to relax, chat and take photos.
I mentioned this before, but I’ll repeat it, the trees here are colossal. The roots below the tree are also sticking out which gives the tree a better view.
Last but not the least, the pool. Don’t forget to take a photo by the pool. With the trees around and the clear water, why not? This is what makes the resort worth the visit. Too bad though we enjoyed the two pools that we forgot to give the other pool a visit.
Accommodation varies from huts to air-conditioned rooms. You can also bring your tents since they have a full grassy area, great for camping.
Check-in is at 8 AM and Check out is 4 PM.
For overnight Check-in is at 6 PM and Check-out is at 4 PM the next day.
I highly recommend making a reservation in advance since a lot of people visit the place especially during weekends. Huts and tables are on a first come first serve basis. You can contact the resort at the following numbers 09163723926 and 09265822822.
For more info, check out their facebook page Bato Springs Resort.
Fees & Rates
Entrance Fee (For both kids and adults)
- Weekends / Holidays: P100
- Weekdays: P80
- Overnight: P150
- Electricity: P 100
*Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Our Budget Breakdown
- Sto Tomas to San Pablo 35
- San Pablo Jeep to Bato Springs Resort Rent 60
- Entrance Fee 100
- Food 200
- Tricycle to Highway 50
- San Pablo to Sto Tomas 35
How To Get There
From Manila, ride a bus going to Lucena for 130 pesos. Travel time is around 2 to 2.5 hours. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Maharlika Highway in San Pablo going to Bato Spring Resort where you will see the first Bato Springs signage.
Upon drop off, you have two options. Either ride a tricycle to the resort or a jeepney going to Dolores, Quezon to bring you to the second sign.
From here, ride another tricycle to bring you to the resort or walk going to the resort.
For reservations, contact 09163723926 or 09265822822.
Are you willing to give Bato Spring Resort’s freezing water in summer a chance?
Johanes is a digital nomad and a web content writer who loves to go on spontaneous travels. She likes to go camp under the stars and play with her dog and cats.