It was a one laid back Saturday in Tacloban City when we had a lunch date in a beautiful farm named, Rafael's Farm. Kim and I were both searching for a quiet place and a good place to relax. One of my friend whose been to Tacloban has strongly suggested this place because of the good scenery we can find and the peaceful ambiance it can give. I see this farm as a place for bonding, picnic, 1st date, siesta or perhaps a proposal venue? :)
Rafael's Farm is only a Jeep away and roughly 40-50 minutes ride from downtown Tacloban. There are no specific landmark I can tell to find this farm so just inform the jeepney driver or conductor that you will be alighting to this farm. It's going to be on the left side of the street.
Beautiful landscaped gardens will welcome you in the farm. The more we moved forward the lighter our mood changed.
After strolling around the gardens, it was time for lunch. Rafael's Farm has a big restaurant enough to manage a number of people. Since there were very few guests that time, we had the privilege to choose the most relaxing spot for the two of us. We had a great view of the lake from our table and everything was perfect to our preference.
We settled with 'Grandma's Recipe Box' which I personally think reasonable with its price. Kim chose the Garlic Butter Fish Steak as her main course while I ordered Baby Back Ribs. Both dishes were amazing and heavy in the stomach. I'm not a big fan of Turons but I liked 100% with what they served me. The waitress also strongly recommended their home brewed iced tea so I went for it. It was good to the last drop.
After eating, we strolled around again and got some clicks. The lake side view is just irresistible to for a good photoshoot with Kim. We also went boating by the lake while having good laughs in our conversations.
Rafael's Farm also offers a tree house and this is the best place for my siesta. It's really tempting to just lay down and kill time until late afternoon.
That was our simple yet very relaxing Saturday in Rafael's Farm. :)
Until the next destination,
p.s - no entrance fee required in the farm