Sanchez Agrifarm | Things to do in Jalajala-Rizal
|Address:||Sitio Tanauan Rd, Jalajala, Rizal|
Dragon fruit or pitaya in the native language has been one of the famous products in Jalajala, Rizal. Sweet pitayas come in three types, all with leathery, slightly leafy skin:Hylocereus undatus (Pitaya blanca or White-fleshed Pitaya) has red-skinned fruit with white flesh.In a small town just an hour and a half drive from Manila, there's a two-hectare farm off the main highway of Barangay Palaypalay, Jalajala town in Rizal.
Dairy Delights comprises the Llano Farmers MultiPurpose Cooperative, Inc. There are 90 members but only twenty of them have carabao holdings. The cooperative produces roughly a hundred liters of milk per day during peak season and the least is twenty liters during dry season. They market their produce in the vicinity and goes as far as manila for special deliveries. This usually happens when there is a national Trade fair and cooperatives under the regional level are encouraged to participate.
A bamboo church was constructed by Franciscan Father Saro where people could gather for catechesis and worship in 1676. The bamboo church was replaced by a church of stone more than half a century later, in 1733, and it was around this time that the parish is said to have welcomed the patron for their church and community-St. Michael the Archangel, protector of the people and of the land. The devotion to St. Michael is so strong to this day that the municipality of Jalajala is practically synonymous to St. Michael.
Things to do nearby
Experience shooting the rapids in Pagsanjan Falls, Laguna with your travel buddies and enjoy exciting boat rides along rapids surrounded by the lush landscape. Enjoy swimming around the waterfalls and in a hidden cave.
Where to stay
Our home is located at the center of Pagsanjan Town very near quaint restaurants, bars and shops that line the historical town plaza. Pagsanjan is approximately 2 hours from Metro Manila and can be reached through Los Baños National Highway or Santo Tomas – Bay Connection Road. The latter being the longer yet more scenic as you drive through the foothills of Mount Makiling.
The property is a heritage home renovated to include modern conveniences. Great care was taken to ensure the home stayed true to the original. All the wood from the old house were rescued and those that cannot be reused were repurposed into furniture, shelves, flooring and paneling. Even the old furniture such as the Console TV, Tube Radio’s, Living and Dining Sets and Cabinets were kept and refurbished. The result is a well appointed, vintage home complete with all the modern amenities to make your stay convenient and memorable.
Welcome home and have a great time!
What started out as a backyard farm is still very much a backyard farm.
Over the years, we have enlarged the plots, added more veggies and welcomed visitors to Lotus Pod. We made up our minds early on that we wanted a veggie farm that was pesticide free. That meant organic and while we went into it not really knowing the many challenges of an organic farm, we are still learning little by little (literally week by week) how to make the veggies happy so they can give us that unique sweetness in their taste which tells us that we are doing it the way
nature planned it!
The name refers to the pod seed of the lotus flower.
The pod is a green, round, soft in the middle cushion with several round-like balls that are arranged in a circular pattern. Each of these seeds can become another lotus plant. We named it Lotuspod because within the 3 - hectare property in Bay, Laguna, there are as many opportunities to do fun stuff as there are seeds in that pod!
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Los Baños. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.
Getting there and around
Sitio Tanauan Rd, Jalajala, RizalGet directions