FarmPlate in Albay will put Old McDonald’s farm to shame with its view of Mayon volcano.
There’s a new place in the town of Daraga in Albay that’s pretty hard to beat: FarmPlate, an eco place that offers camping, activities like kite flying, carabao riding, biking, vegetable picking, and mere chilling on its cozy foliage-wrapped cottages. It’s a nursery rhyme book come to life—a red barn on a hill with expansive greens overlooking Mt. Mayon, an active volcano at the heart of Albay dubbed the Philippines’ perfect cone.
If you wish to stay for the night, rough it out at the camp site equipped with tents and a bonfire area so you can bond over smores and some singing under the starry night.
At day time, the hammocks will lure you to it to dose off to clear fresh air.
Seedlings—there are pine and other backyard plants—are for sale to those who’d like a bit of the farm into their homes.
FarmPlate is at its soft opening stages—it’s a privately owned land that soft opened to the public with minimal facilities in September 2018—and will slowly be building more eco attractions best for families and groups. It will have a pool and a restaurant serving farm-to-table meals.
FarmPlate Facebook: @FarmPlateAlbay
SkyJet Airlines has regular flights from Batanes, Coron, and Siargao to Manila. It will resume its Caticlan-Manila flights in March. From Manila, take any Legazpi-bound bus from Cubao bus terminal such as Cagsawa Bus or Penafrancia Bus. The trip is a scenic 12-hour ride, or you can take the night trip. Book SkyJetAirlines.
Words by Monica De Leon