November 27, 2011

Big Rock Farm Resort

            It was almost midnight when we arrived at Big Rock Farm Resort in Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan.  Planned to stay overnight, we rented a bigger cottage right next to the biggest swimming pool, that will accommodate nine (9) of us and our, well, not-so-many swimming stuff.

             It was a Saturday night, almost all of the cottages - may it be the biggest or the smallest are fully-booked and occupied. You can choose to stay in a Nipa Hut cottage or executive cottages or you may also rent an open table available for small group of visitors and day tour packages. The moment we are settled and rested (from the long travel - I'll tell you later what happened on our way to the resort), we excitedly changed to our swimsuit and board shorts and proceeded to the swimming pool.  Oblivious of the cold water - we swum and dove.  The resort has three swimming pools.  Not only that, they also offers videoke-for-rent for those who wants to sing-their-lungs out (He-he!), billiard table and horse-back riding.  The kids will love to have their picture taken with the mini-jeep scattered inside the resort's premises and miniature of cartoon characters.

                The resort boost of a cave bar, cave pool with stage for the live band and singers of the night and Jacuzzi. They also have a large pool with orca slide, a hanging bridge with a man-made running water and a cute garden.  At the far end of the resort, at the back of the parking lot is an open space for a vegetable garden or such.  Terraces of eggplants or so I thought, are visible from the hanging bridge area.  They also have a huge space right in front of the resort for a parking lot (still in progress) and a farm.  In fact, we roamed around the area and took a picture of 'cute' ostrich (I found these ostrich cute for their big-round eyes. LOL!) in the cage.  There are different families of birds and even, monkeys.   

           
          Going to the resort was a real challenge.  We left Manila around 5PM after work and started our adventure.  Going to Bulacan capital's (supposed to be) - Baliwag, is easy for you only need to take and follow the signage and directions along and surrounding SLEX until you reach the entry point - San Ildefonso.  It was when we arrived in San Ildefonso, Bulacan that we don't know where to turn next.  Armed only with our Google maps and directions from the reception crew, we roamed around Bulacan and asked as many as locals as we can to reach San Ildefonso and then, San Rafael. 

             Its advisable to have your own transport when going there for the resort is located a little farther from the main road.  If you are to commute,  you will take a tricycle from the main road to the resort entrance after you get off from the bus (100Php).  Entrance fee for day tour:100Php/pax, a night swimming will cost you 130Php/pax and overnight is around 150Php/pax.

             Food is kind of limited.  There's a souvenir shop/store that also sell food, beverages, swim wear and other stuff necessary for resort's goers but may not provide the specific brand that you need and the price is quiet high compared if you buy it outside the resort.  Its advisable to purchased the above mention stuff in the city for the next available store is a little too far from the resort's location.  You may also order meals from the store and prices varies from the menu.

   
For Inquiries:
Big Rock Farm Resort
Tel. Nos.: (0917) 787-0576
Email: bigrockfarmresort@gmail.com 
Website: www.bigrockfarmresort.com.ph

50 comments:

  1. How to get there from SM fairview?

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  2. The address is Big Rock Farm Resort at Pasong Callos Road, Coral na Bato in San Rafael, Bulacan. You can take any bus that goes to Bulacan. The best option if you are coming from Fairview is to drive to Baliwag Transit in Cubao, Bulacan or wait for a Baliwag bus from SM North-Edsa going to Baliwag Bulacan or San Rafael. Take a tricycle from Baliwag town proper or San Rafael and then take another trike to the resort.

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    1. pano punta jan pag galing ka manila?

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  3. Magqnda b sa bigrock yung room nila for overnyt may tv rhoda ong to

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    1. Oo, maganda naman. maganda din yung videoke.:D Gusto ko overnight dun kc tahimik.:D

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  4. pde bng mkita ung image nio ng mini hotel nah cottage..and then ung entrance rate..tnx

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  5. Click mo lang yung link sa right side ng screen na mga header na Photographs para makita mo ibang pics.:D

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  6. how to get there from sta cruz manila ;)

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  7. I haven't tried travelling to Bulacan coming from Sta. Cruz but you can take Santrans bus, that liber goes anywhere in Sta. Cruz, Tondo, Caloocan and its service Bulacan province. Or may also try Baliwag Transit.:D

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  8. magkano b ung day entrance fee s kids & adult?

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    1. Hi there! P100 yung entrance ng adult for day tour.:D

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  9. Hi there! If you are from Cubao take a bus from Baliwag Transit Terminal in Cubao - along Edsa. That bus line goes anywhere in Bulacan. You may us the conductor/driver to drop you off Baliwag or San Rafael, from there you can hire a tricycle or single motorcycle (habal-habal).

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  10. Hi! My friends and I are planning to go there on Thursday, March 28, do you know how are we suppose to get there? We'll be bringing a car for easy transpo, we're from Caloocan. Thank you!

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  11. Hi! The exact address is Big Rock Farm Resort in Pasong Callos Rd, Brgy. Coral na Bato in San Rafael, Bulacan. If you have a private car, from Caloocan - drive thru NLEX. At Sta. Rita exit, turn to Plaridel,Bulacan. Drive straight ahead until you reach Cruz na Daan (where you will see a BDO bank and sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church right across, turn right. You will pass by Nesabel, Mabalasbalas, Salabungan anf then Coral na Bato. Your landmark is Coral na Bato Elem. School, across is the Coral na Bato Brgy. Hall - turn left at the bgy. hall - drive straight ahead until you reach the huge parking lot of the resort. Enjoy!:D

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  12. May I know what time will the day swimming closes??

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    1. Hi there! Day swim starts at 6AM-5PM. Night swim at 6PM-12MN and overnight at 6PM-6Am the following day.:D

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  14. makano po ang bayad sa tric mula sa mainroad to resort?

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  15. I am sorry, i was not able to check the rate of the tricycle from main road to resort hence we use a private car. One of my friends though who managed to joined us the following day says they paid P100 for the tricycle for 3 persons. So, i guess, depende sa usapan with the trike driver.

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    1. May I ask kung ilang pools meron dito?
      thanks!

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    2. There are several. They have a big pool they call Cave Pool, the main attraction for me and above it is their cave bar. They also have this big pool with an orca slide, they have a small pool right below the man-made hanging bridge. Another pool of the cottages facing the cave pool.

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  16. Yung rate po ba ng cottage, may free entrance fee na (let's say for 2 persons or more), or separate pa yung entrance fee for all guests?

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    1. When we stayed overnight, we paid entrance fee plus the cottage per yung mga nag-stay sa mini-hotel or executive cottages - their cottages rates are inclusive of entrance fees.:D

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  17. Pwede po ba mgdala ng food sa Big rock?

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    1. Hi there! Sorry for the late posting of reply. I am trying to reply on same date but seems i am having my problem logging in. Anyway, yes, pede kau dala ng food. Free of charge except kung mag-grill kau.:)

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  18. compared to Amana Water Park,
    sa tingin nyo po ano pong mas ok na resort?

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    1. Amana Water Park is bigger and better kc cguro ther are longer in the business. kakasimula palang talaga ng big rock eh.:)

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  19. my mga ngcocomment na madumi dw dito,wlang guard and wlang mkausap pg my concern,totoo po ba un and bkt dw po hnd pwede mggrill sa Big Rock?

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    1. Nde naman bawal mag-grill. Pero may bayad. Sa issue na walang maka-usap regarding complains, mayron actually. Yung nasa may tindahan/pantry/canteen nila. Or they may also speak with the receptionist na nasa table right before the entrance - infront the first cottage after the parking lot.

      Sa issue na madumi yung place, its partly true. Some of the pools, especially yung puno ng kids - madumi na yung water (maybe because yung mga kids kc dun sa gilid minsan kumakain at kahit nde naka-slippers - talon nalang kagad sa pool) but the rest of the place naman is not. The parking lot is quiet clean, the garden is green and clean too. Yung water sa hanging-bridge - flowing so malinis din. Yung big/cave pool - may naglilinis at midnight at early in the morning.

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  20. panu kung mangagaling ng ortigas?saan kami bababa sa bulacan at saan kami sasaky ng trycycle?ung exact location ng mga trycycle. and kung anung pangalan ng main road?

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    1. Hi! The exact address is Big Rock Farm Resort in Pasong Callos Rd, Brgy. Coral na Bato in San Rafael, Bulacan. You can ride a bus in Baliwag Transit Terminal in Edsa, drop-off in Plaridel,Bulacan. take a tricycle to Cruz na Daan (where you will see a BDO bank and sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church right across, turn right. You will pass by Nesabel, Mabalasbalas, Salabungan anf then Coral na Bato. Your landmark is Coral na Bato Elem. School, across is the Coral na Bato Brgy. Hall - turn left at the bgy. hall - drive straight ahead until you reach the huge parking lot of the resort.

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  21. Hi, You went there 2011, Do you have any follow ups on what is the status of the facilities in Big Rock as of to date?We were planning to go there this friday night for a overnight stay and we were wonderin if there were changes from your last visit. According to another blog the restrooms are very dirty and the blogger visited the place same year as you though your visit was later. Hope I can hear your thoughts about Big Rock Farm Resort. Thanks!

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    1. My friend just visited the place almost four months ago, the area and facilities were developed but since there are several guests and the place was crowded, tendency, the common bathrooms are dirty.

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  22. anu po Land line plus number nyo ??

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    1. I don't provide my land line but you may have my contact# for inquiry: 09287446776.

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  23. Hi , we're going to Big rock on tuesday, 150 pa dn po b entrance fee for overnight ?? and kelngan pa po b magpareserve ?

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  24. Yes, same rate pa din. Nde na kelangan magpareserve. Marami kc tao eh so first come first serve ang policy.

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  25. Allowed ba ang liquor dyan...??? Thanks

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  26. Sorry for the late reply, I did not notice your message. Yes, its allowed.;)

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  27. Hi, ilang oras ang biyahe from QC? naka private van kami.

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  28. It took us almost 2hours, maybe because it was our first time so nde namin alam yung place. If you'll follow the direction above, more than an hour lang toh.:)

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  29. hi.. how much po yung videoke and billiards? thanks :)

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  30. hi, if you are going to pay for 24 hours stay, are the entrance fees and cottage rent already included?

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  33. un cr po ba malinis at may tubig?

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  34. From Baliuag Transit Terminal to Big Rock Farm Resort.. Magkano po ang pamasahe kada tao pag sa tricycle.?

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  35. hi there ! is there any changes bout s cr nila ? its been years, well maintained na b ? saka nag aaccept b cla ng credit card as payment ?

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  36. How long is the trip by bus from cubao to bliwag or san rafael. Also the trike ride

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