If you’re thinking of traveling for the upcoming holiday season, then the best way to go about it is by going up. By that, we mean going up north, specifically in Nueva Ecija. 

Although the region is most recognized for being the country’s ‘Rice Bowl,’ it offers more to tourists, especially when it comes to new experiences and unmissable landscapes. 

To give you a clearer picture of what’s in store for you, here’s a list of places that’ll definitely make you want to visit!

Argamosa Farm Resort

Photo from Argamosa Farm’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Argamosa Farm’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Argamosa Farm’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Argamosa Farm’s Official Facebook Page

If you’re someone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila during the holidays, then Aragamosa Farm Resort will be an ideal vacay location for you or your family!

The Balinese-inspired resort offers a lot for the eyes, especially with its proximity to nature, which will surely dampen any feelings of anxiousness or stress from work. On top of that, it hosts all kinds of wellness activities that will surely put you back in shape, spiritually or physically. 

Last but not the least, you’ll gain access to a lot of fresh food – from fruits, vegetables, even meat – that are produced directly by the farm. 

Colosboa Hills in Cuyapo

Photo from Where in Nueva Ecija’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Where in Nueva Ecija’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Where in Nueva Ecija’s Official Facebook Page

Photo from Where in Nueva Ecija’s Official Facebook Page

For those who want to approach their getaway with more active experiences, Colosboa Hills will be your best bet.

The 10-hectare nature park, located on the slopes of Cuyapo, offers outdoor enthusiasts the chance to go camping, go biking, and other physical activities. 

Farm Ridge by Desmond Farm

Photo from Byahero si Bes’ Official Facebook Page

Photo from Byahero si Bes’ Official Facebook Page

Photo from Byahero si Bes’ Official Facebook Page

Looking for a place to relax and rest with nature as the backdrop? Then, Farm Ridge is the place to be!

Lying comfortably within the slopes of Sierra Madre, this part agricultural and part tourism site offers its guests a unique communion with nature, specifically through its traditional-inspired wooden cabins and scenic views. 

Myriad Farm

Photo from Myriad Farms’ Official Facebook Page

Photo from Myriad Farms’ Official Facebook Page

Photo from Myriad Farms’ Official Facebook Page

Photo from Myriad Farms’ Official Facebook Page

Are you someone who admires life in the countryside? If so, then Myriad Farm in Barangay Triala, Guimba is the best place for you to explore!

The facility offers guests the chance to experience ‘buhay probinsya’ first-hand, specifically through the many agricultural programs it holds – fit for both amateurs and intermediate farmers, or even hobbyists. After all, it’s been accredited as a learning site by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

Forest Garden

Photo from Dito sa Central Luzon’s Official Facebook page

Photo from Dito sa Central Luzon’s Official Facebook page

Photo from Dito sa Central Luzon’s Official Facebook page

If coffee and scenic landscapes are something you’re after, going up to Barangay Malbang, Pantabangan’s hilltop cafe/art hub will surely be a worthy venture for you!

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