As part of our Mother’s Day celebration, our family went to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to have a fun and relaxing time. There are many activities to be done in Nuvali for little or no cost. I’ll share to you some of them 🙂
First is their Koi fishpond. People can opt to buy a bag of feeds for P15 to enjoy themselves in feeding the hundreds of kois in the pond. Kids were mainly the ones throwing feeds into the water and parents were just enjoying the sight haha!
Second is the boat ride. A somewhat short ride will cost P30/person. If you’re not much of a water person but wants to experience riding a boat, this is for you! The waters are not too deep and there are no dangerous water creatures to scare you 🙂 hahaha!
Third is biking. We were suppose to do this but my parents were wearing sandals and so the people in charge didn’t allow them as they require closed shoes. The bike rental will cost P60/hour and I think that is already a fair price. You can already go far (and to their other attractions) in an hour. They have bicycle lanes in the area which makes it really safe for bikers 🙂
I guess, visitors may also have picnics in the area as there are grassy spots. Just don’t litter 😉 As for us, we just took a stroll and took pictures along the way. Obviously we had fun! Hahaha 😀
To cap off our afternoon stroll, we ate in Conti’s. It’s a popular bakeshop and restaurant here in the Philippines; they are most famous for their Mango Bravo (which I have yet to try!!). My parents shared a plate of lasagna, bananaliscious pie and each had a small halo-halo. Halo-halo is a very popular type of dish in the country. I’m not sure if I should put it in the desserts category or in the snacks since Filipinos eat it either way. Haha! Halo is mix in English, so halo-halo is like mix-mix HAHA! There are different versions of halo-halo, depending on the place or what the restaurant wants to put in. But usually it contains, sweetened Cardaba bananas (saba), nata de coco, cubed gelatin, sweetened mung beans (monggo) or white kidney beans, jackfruit, sweetened palm fruit (kaong), macapuno, purple yam jam (ube) and leche flan. It is topped with shaved ice then milk is poured on it before serving. To eat, one has to mix it first — thus halo-halo 🙂
My brother had angel hair puttanesca and New York cheesecake, while I had Italian supreme pasta and a small glass of halo-halo as well. You may safely assume that that was my heaviest snack ever!! Hahaha! Happy tummy, happy family 😉 😛