I have always though of this area of Rizal as remote,meaning,underdeveloped and difficult to access.That was a year ago when my views about isolation is more on the negative context.Now,isolation to me means relaxation and peace of mind.That's what resorts like PUNTA de FABIAN in Baras Rizal is for.
I looove the Big glass windows plus the garden view when the blinds are opened
The room feels bigger
I like the location.It's a comfortable 1.5-hour drive from Manila and 30minutes from my house in Binangonan.(Yeah,it was another misconception,me shortcut naman pala via Morong then Antipolo then Manila na).We had to go to Shangrila-Mall the next day to join our movie buddy in watching the Avengers and it took us one hour thirty minutes to get there.Not bad.
FAMOUS FOR CORPORATE AND GROUP EVENTS/RETREATS
Punta de Fabian is famous for corporate events.There were a couple of groups checked in during our stay.I noticed they had team building activities and stuff but I didn't get the feeling of my sense of "quiet sanctuary" being violated.I guess it's because the resort has a lot of trees and open spaces that even if there’s a lot of action going around,you can still keep your quiet little space in it.
I actually felt a bit envious seeing those young people having games and team building activities. They reminded me of my youth.OMG.Do I feel old?No.Or maybe I just miss being employed (I work from home).You know,company outings? I guess what I am saying is,I would love to go back and bring my barkada here so that we could also have our fun in Punta de Fabian.
Overall,the experience at Punta de Fabian was something unexpectedly good.And that's the best part there.It's not that I set my expectations low,I simply didn't expect to find this good of a place in Baras.Life is full of surprises indeed.And there was something about the place.As I said,my wife and I both switched into vacation mode the moment we got there.Yung talagang relax lang and you don't care if the world will end tomorrow kinda stuff.Seriously. Few places has ever done that to me.:)
PS: they are usually packed during weekends so be sure to make reservations early.That said,they don’t usually accept walk in guests so you still have to call their Manila office for reservations.
Punta de Fabian Resort
Manila East Road, Barangay Evangelista, Baras, Rizal, Philippines
+63 (2) 994-9560 /+63 (2) 994-9546