Kamay ni Jesus, Batis ng Aramin and Majayjay Falls | Backpacker Mix

April 24, 2015

For Holyweek 2015, I had quite the great adventure as my family went on to do their "panata" which is to go up the Kamay ni Jesus shrine in Lucban, Quezon and spend the Easter Sunday with a Healing Mass in the church of the said shrine...

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We got out of the house and on the road Black Saturday, had a stop over at a Jolibee for a quick mirienda, and within around 3-3.5 hours we were there at our destination- Batis ng Aramin located in Lucban, Quezon.

Batis ng Aramin is a resort/hotel conveniently located right in front of the Kamay ni Jesus shrine, all you have to do is cross the street and you're there. :3

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We got the Hilltop room that has enough beds for around 14 people and 4 kids.



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Batis ng Aramin, being a resort first, has quite a LOT of pools. There's one near our place, a kiddie pool and a private pool with a playground set of swings and slide on one side for the kids, another below the Lambingan Bridge, and 2 more sets of pools, one having slides for kids and adults alike and another is a private pool for the other cottage rooms.
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We got to go swimming first (night swimming) and the slide was a blast as it was as smooth as butter, and my daughter Jenae really liked the kiddie slides. Unfortunately, his dad had to hold him wile sliding cause she doesn't know how to swim by herself yet...

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The next day we went ahead with the mass and got to Kamay ni Jesus. As I have a couple of really really makulit kids, I didn't bother to go up the shrine, as I have already done it before my baby Rafael was born.

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After the mass, Pichi and I had our share of fun by doing another great activity that is for the more adventurous- Wall Climbing, Rappelling and Zip Line.

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The Zip line was great as starters, and I even saw this 4 or 5 year old girl going on it again and again and again. It's not that long, but as I said for those who are just trying things out, this is a great start to get the adrenaline pumping.

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Next thing that Pichi and I did was wall climbing. I pretty much sucked at it, or maybe Pichi was just that good cause he got up the whole course in less than 1 minute. And to think that I got a couple of stones ahead of him... GAWD. I think I married Spiderman... :3

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Me and Pichi Wall Climbing

Rappelling was the one that I liked the most cause it reminded me of the trapeze thing I did a couple of months back. The great thing with Rappelling is that you are the one who controls the ropes, at ikaw rin ang bibitaw... It's up to you if you wanna go faster or slower... Pichi was a natural at rappelling, or maybe cause it's his second time to do this... I did this one a couple of times and I really love it. :)

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Pichi and Me rappelling

After that, we were set to check out of the hotel, and so we got out and bought a couple of stuff from the market, mainly Lucban Longganisa and Broas. Lucban, Quezon has the best longganisa for me, as it is very garlicky and meaty, but I'll be going deeper into that in another post.

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Afterwards we drove off, and on the way home we stopped by Majayjay Falls... We first walked along this trail that took around 15-20 minutes...

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But all that walk is totally worth it for what I got to see- the rocks and the riverbed beneath seriously clear and pristine water... It's like magic for me. Sorry na, first time ko kasi makakita ng falls in real life eh hehehe...

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I really enjoyed the view and I think that if one will come in here on say a weekday or a non- holiday weekend then this is THE place to enjoy the great outdoors and have your Tadhana moment on. :3

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17 comments

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  3. My mom and son went to Quezon for a Holy Week event. They want to stay for the night as it was already dark and they were tired. They did not push through as they have no idea where to stay. Should ive known this, they would have had a refreshing stay at Quezon and likewise enjoyed Holy Thursday.

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  4. Glad you had a good time together as a family. The nice thing today is that there are more blogs on destinations so you will never run out of places to go to, as sure as I am others will find themselves visiting places you posted here because they saw in your blog.

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  5. curated1ifestudio14 April 2016 at 02:25

    This looks like such an incredible time for you and your family! I'm overwhelmed by the amount of activities you all shared together! Pools! Zip Lines! Rappelling! Wow! Normally when I go on vacation I'm content with simply going on a hike!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your future posts! :-)

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  6. Oh , what a great adventure for the whole family ! Your children are adorable , the little girl is so so sweet . This place seems to be just perfect to spend a fantastic time with your family . Amazing photos , really enjoyed 'being part' of your adventure !

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  8. I can't believe how many fun activities were close to you on your vacation! I think the rappelling would be so much fun! The pools looked amazing. I know my kids would be in heaven just staying there all day! The best part was it sounds like you had plenty of space. Glad you had a great trip!

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  9. The hotel/resort looks lovely and very accessible since this is located only in Quezon. Will bookmark this so we can also visit the place. Thank you for sharing! Glad that you had a great time staying there.

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  10. Well spent family time and great place to relax. It's important to set aside some time for family and the ones who you love.

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  11. I love the waterfall at the end! What a lovely Holyweek trip! It's good to hear that you had such a great & easy time with all the kiddos. My family has 7 children, so I know its not exactly easy to travel and go do adventurous things with them!

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  12. Good to know that you have family traditions every holy week. my family just stays in manila during holy week so i just planned trips with my friends. Im also hearing good stuff about majayjay falls and would definitely visit it one of these days. Looks like you had an awesome vacation. :)

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  13. Love your Holy week trip! All your photos are beautiful and I wanted also to visit Batis ng Aramin.

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  14. I've been hearing Kamay ni Jesus Shrine a lot but this is the first time I bump into a photo of the location. Great thing there's a nearby leisure area to maximize your visit in the place. :)

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