Our Family Day Trip to Andy's Place in Bacolor, Pampanga

October 27, 2023

Sharing our day trip experience at Andy's Place in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Pampanga has always been a popular travel destination among residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces because of its accessibility and highly urbanized localities. A good example is the City of San Fernando, the capital city of Pampanga, which is as bustling as Metro Manila. It's also home to several big shopping malls, popular restaurants, and cafes. hotels, and resorts.

Our Family Day Trip at Andy's Place in Bacolor, Pampanga

Our Family Day Trip to Andy's Place in Bacolor, Pampanga

    However, Bacolor, a small town near the City of San Fernando, is also slowly gaining popularity among travel enthusiasts because of its historical significance, the Spanish-era San Guillermo Parish Church (half-buried because of Mt. Pinatubo's eruption in 1991), and the many modern resorts that cater to family staycations (or large groups of travelers).

    The main guest house of Andy's Place
    The main guest house

    One of the beautiful and family-friendly resorts that we've recently visited in Bacolor was Andy's Place. Tucked away from the busy buzz of the city and in the midst of rice fields and trees, Andy's Place perfectly encapsulates the meaning of a weekend getaway.

    How to go to Andy's Place


    Going to Andy's Place is fairly easy. If you are coming from Metro Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway and exit to the San Fernando toll plaza (around 45 minutes depending on your speed). From the toll plaza, turn right to Jose Abad Santos Avenue en route to Bacolor town. We used Google Maps (you can also use Waze) and followed the directions since we were taking provincial roads.

    A hammock at Andy's Place
    A hammock at Andy's Place

    When you arrive at Andy's Place, you won't miss it because of the signage at the entrance.

    What to do at Andy's Place


    When we arrived, the kids immediately wanted to swim in the pool. There are actually two swimming pools: adult and kiddie pools so that everybody can enjoy the waters.

    Inside the main guest house at Andy's Place
    Inside the main guest house

    The activity area is spacious for games, family meals, and even team-building activities. There is also a karaoke to complete the fun and a billiards table for those who want to play a game or two (or even more since use of the facilities is free during your stay).

    Kiddie pool at Andy's Place
    Kiddie pool

    Meanwhile, the air-conditioned rooms feature sturdy double-deck beds so that guests can have a comfortable sleep. The main guest house features a modern home design that looks good both in person and in photos.

    Swimming pool at Andy's Place

    Speaking of photos, the unwritten requirement for resorts and vacation homes these days is to have spots where guests can take aesthetic shots. Don't worry because Andy's Place has a garden with lush plants where guests can take Instagram-worthy souvenir pictures.

    An aesthetic bench at the garden of Andy's Place

    How much is the overnight rate at Andy's Place?


    The overnight rate for Andy's Place is P15,000 which includes free use of the guest house and all facilities. Guests may bring meat and fish that they can cook in the kitchen area.

    For inquiries, you may reach Andy's Place's Facebook page or send an email to andys.place0227@gmail.com.

    Billiards table at the activity area of Andy's Place
    Billiards table at the activity area

    Other resorts to consider in Bacolor, Pampanga


    If you are looking for more options, you can also consider the following resorts in Bacolor, Pampanga: Depending on how large your group is, the overnight rate will be a little bit over or below P15,000:

    Aslag Villas

    Location: Bacolor, Pampanga


    Aslag Villas feature cabin-style rustic accommodation that is perfect for family vacations, weekend staycations, or out-of-town trips with friends. The room rate starts at P4,000.

    Organic Sunset Farm

    Location: Megadike Access Road, Bacolor, Pampanga


    Organic Sunset Farm is a farm-style villa set amidst lush greens and the charming countryside of Bacolor town. While it’s proximate to Metro Manila, Organic Sunset Farm offers an experience that is different from what we are accustomed to in the city. Overnight rates are not published.

    Rachel's Private Resort

    Location: Zone 1, Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga


    Rachel’s Private Resort offers all the comforts and amenities to make family vacations fun and memorable. Think of a private pool, jacuzzi, kitchen, and comfortable rooms. The day tour rate is P12,000 while the overnight rate is P17,000.

    The House of Villas and Resorts

    Location: San Isidro, Magliman Road, Bacolor, Philippines


    The House of Villas and Resorts is a modern artistic resort/hotel that is perfect for corporate events and team-building activities, family reunions, and other big gatherings. The overnight rate is not published.

    Epilogue


    We had a wonderful time at Andy’s Place in Bacolor, Pampanga. It’s a great private resort for families who want a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Aside from Andy’s Place, Bacolor is also home to other resorts that you may want to consider for your next adventure in Pampanga.

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