A Weekend in Mt.Natib, Orani, Bataan

I understand how unusual it is for four busy friends to go on a weekend mountain adventure especially on a rainy season. But we are just awesome like that.

BORACAY? BALER? BATAAN? Those were the prospects during the planning of this weekend getaway.

The decision finally settled with Orani, Bataan. The idea came from a very good couple I know (ehem) who made this wonderful expedition possible.

After quite the long wait, the Bataan weekend came. This is a photo of where we went.

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4 reasons why choose this place:

  • It’s near in Pampanga
  • The infinity pool and mountain view is heavenly
  • Not everyone has discovered the place yet
  • We haven’t seen it yet

You’re probably excited to know where in Bataan we headed. Okay, here it is.

This is a semi-private resort nestled on the slopes of Mt. Natib in Brgy. TalaOrani, Bataan. The little paradise is called ‘Sinagtala Farm and Resort’.

 I don’t know much of the place but according to sources it is best if you came with reservations as they are limiting the number of guest bookings. Maybe it’s their way of maintaining the serenity and secludedness of the place.

So how long does it take to get there? Orani, Bataan is just a few hours drive from Pampanga. We left at 9 and arrived around 10:30am. Thanks to Eljay’s reliable Eon buddy and talking Drive machine (hi bap. lol), the joy ride went smooth and fun.

Infinity pool

The infinity pool is the most significant part of the resort. It’s as good as how it looks on photos. Seeing it would tempt you to dip in and enjoy the overlooking mountain view.

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At night, the city view appears like glittering stars in your eyes.

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(Night photo credit: Eljay Santiago)

How was the stay?

The people are very accommodating. You will be greeted with “Good morning” and “Good evening” by everyone you pass by. The rooms are clean and spacious and their rates are very affordable.

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Atmosphere

Sinagtala is not a retreat park for nothing.The place is calm, quiet and light. It’s a perfect place for those who are seeking for tranquility and relaxation.

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The place is surrounded with healthy trees, plants, vegetables and ornamentals. Everywhere you look is a picturesque lush greens. It’s nice to be in a place where everything is just natural and breathtaking.

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The whole place delivers a native ambiance by including bamboo and wood in their structures and embellishments.

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I’m fascinated even by the simplest details, probably because I’m  a traditional style lover myself. 

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Of course, a fun trip wouldn’t be exciting without the awesome companions. I just love this photo of them… lol

(Below photo credit: Ivan Siabungco)

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If I am going to rate the overall experience, I am giving it a 9 out of 10. I’m not sure when my next visit will be but I would love to go back someday.

On the Go

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[Muscle Tee & Arm accessory: #OOTD by We ARE Apparel, Body Bag: Egg; Shoes: SM Dept. Store] Hype On The Go by Earle Hatsumy Enriquez on Lookbook.

Feeling proud to wear this muscle tee from #OOTD by We ARE Apparel’s first collection. I’ve been meaning to purchase their shirt since my last OOTD 2nd collection photo shoot because I personally get to experience how comfy they are to wear. 

Until last week, I was lucky to be given a cool muscle tee, thanks to Sir Ry and Eyds of #OOTD. It came very timely because I will be having my Bataan set the following weekend. 

With the kind of climate we have, sometimes it’s nearly impossible for me to put up something nice no matter how much I like to prioritize style. When shopping, I always go for fabrics that aren’t too hot for my everyday casual wear. Good thing #OOTD shirts carry both style and comfort suitable for young men and women. 

I really love how #OOTD’s shirt designs can let your creativity play around and style them your way. I bet I can put up 10 looks by just wearing this tee. Challenge Accepted! HAHA! (Might squeeze that in my future posts)

Sneakers is one of  my must-have everyday wear item. I feel good wearing them and I’m often seen wearing them. 

I wanted to keep this look as simple as possible. I wore shorts because honestly I don’t feel like wearing jeans anymore. This is most probably how you’ll often see me dressed on a regular day. 

(Credits: Sir Ryan Roberto and Eyds Carreon of #OOTD by We ARE Apparel for the short and Bands of Bros. bracelet, Ivan Siabungco for assisting with photos)