Viaje del Sol Lifestyle


When we received the charming Viaje del Sol travel map we began traversing the roads of the Southern Luzon provinces of Laguna and Quezon. This art, nature, culture and leisure trip runs through off-the-beaten-path cafes with artists’ galleries and workshops and quaint bed and breakfast inns located within vast plantations. 



We thought we could experience everything that’s on the map in a single day. But we realize that for us appreciate the warmth and the slow and relaxing pace of the country side we need to dedicate at least a day or two for each of the15 suggested destinations. For us, following the “way of the sun” is not just a one day excursion but has become part of our lifestyle. 


Here is a recap of our Viaje del Sol experience:



Our Viaje del Sol Begins at Kusina Salud

Barangay Sta. Cruz (Putol), San Pablo City Laguna


Kusina Salud has become a tourist stopover in San Pablo. Owned by the family of famous Filipino fashion designer Patis Tesoro, the restaurant is located in a half-hectare property of the Tesoros…





Pillar’s Plants and Novelties

Barangay Sta. Cruz (Putol), San Pablo City Laguna

Within Kusina Salud Compound 





The Bucolic San Pablo City and the Legend of Sampaloc Lake

Sampaloc Lake Loop, San Pablo City Laguna


San Pablo is a known as the “City of Seven Lakes.” Altough declared as a city, the presence of vast coconut plantations gives San Pablo the pastoral charm. Blessed with natural wonders, the seven lakes can be accessed within city limits… 





The Calmness of Lake Pandin

Barangay Sto. Angel, San Pablo City Laguna


Lake Pandin is away from the main road. From the main road we trekked a narrow path surrounded by tall plant life. Along our trail, we were occasionally greeted by children on horseback…





Comfort Food at Kinabuhayan Café

Dejarme Street, Dolores, Quezon 


Dining over a hundred kilometer away from home, one would expect the food to be unfamiliar and novel. Not when we visited Jay Herrera’s Kinabuhayn Café in Dolores, Quezon… 





Our Viaje del Sol Experience Continues at Ugu Bigyan

 Barangay Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon


Our experience at Ugu Bigyan’s in Barangay Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon is best described not in words, but in the images we’ve captured. 





A Pleasant Sojourn at Casa San Pablo

Barangay San Roque, San Pablo City Laguna


…the last time we followed the way of the sun, we made prior arrangements with resort owner Boot Alcantara to experience an overnight stay at Casa San Pablo… 




We will check out the following destinations soon:



Herbana Farms

Sitio Amor

Forest Club

Casa Rap

Tara Woods

First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities

Earth Keeper’s Garden

Villa Escudero



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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I ♥ Viaje del Sol! I was able to organize a daytrip to Lake Pandin and Ugu Bigyan. Shame that I wasn’t able to go to more of those charming locales but the next time that I’m back homw, will definitely try my best as I’m from the south too – Las Piñas City!

  2. Hi,

    Your website and the pictures are great! =)
    I wanted to ask – where do you get a Viaje del Sol map?

    Thanks!… and i hope everything is ok w/ you, your family, your pets and the wonderful items you’d picked up from your travels…

  3. I suggest you give it another tour pusa. Pero I would reccomend that you reserve a day for each destination to appreciate.

  4. wow inggit naman ako ang dami mo napuntahan na sa map, ako 2 lang nun nag roadtrip kami hehehe kelangan talaga maulet

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