When we were looking for a place to treat the family during our last vacation in the Philippines, we found a beautiful mountain resort located at Cuenca, Batangas, the province where my husband Ferald grew up.
We found Tierra Mercedes Nature Resort. It is a beautiful property by Mt. Maculot trail and it has 7,000 sq. m. of resort space.
We left Laguna early to be at Cuenca Batangas by 9:00 in the morning. We wanted to maximize our time to enjoy the facilities and to do as many activities as we can.
Before heading to the resort, we stopped by the local market of Cuenca to buy some more food. The resort has its own restaurant but they allow guests to bring in food and there are grilling facilities where guests can grill their own food as well. We brought with us some already cooked food like chicken adobo, longanisa and salted egg mixed with tomatoes. We grilled some aubergines, milk fish stuffed with onions and tomatoes, tiger prawns and pork marinated in barbecue sauce. All this for our boodle fight style lunch later that day.