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I was scheduled to renew my PRC license in Tacloban City. Being the “gala” myself, I thought of going a day before and bring my siblings and friends with me since we’ve never been anywhere this past month. So why not we hit the road and drive.

Where? BALAY NI TATAY FARM RESORT in Villa Magsaysay, Babatngon Leyte.

We left Santa Margarita Samar – Sunday around 6 AM in the morning. And then arrived in Tacloban City at 11:00 AM the same day. We basically roam around the city that afternoon. Then we decided to push through in going to this resort we’ve searched online. The idea was to go on a budget road trip. We looked for a nice place where entrance fee is affordable. We drove to Batbangon Leyte to visit Balay ni Tatay Farm resort. It has a nature view, fresh air and near the metro.

BALAY NI TATAY FARM RESORT : How to get there?

For commuters: Take a jeep bound for babatngon at robinsons north terminal all the way to pagsulhugon. Stop on the 2nd corner ( left side) after the Department of Agriculture office. Then ask a habal habal to take you to Balay ni tatay Farm.

For private vehicles: The best option is to use WAZE app or google map and pin “Balay ni Tatay Farm Resort”. But you can also take the Babatngon road. Then after the Department of Agriculture office, make a LEFT TURN on the SECOND CORNER where you will see Balay ni Tatay small Signage. You can also ask locals while on your way because the direction is a bit sketchy. It’s a 30mins drive from Tacloban City if there’s no traffic.

If you’re from Samar, after the San Juanico bride take the right road going to Batbangon Leyte instead of going left to Tacloban City.


What amazed me was the greenery you can see around the resort. It was so relaxing to just feel and smell the fresh air. The resort was so wide. It can be rented for team buildings, weddings, birthdays and other celebration that needed a wider venue. It’s also a great place for pre-nups or other nature themed photoshoot. They are open 11am – 7pm everyday.

They also have ponds (that has coy fishes) and swimming pool.


Prayer Mountain

This is a very nice view on top of a small hill. A bali-inspired place that has heart, nest, star, cross and a door. It has a separate entrance fee than that of the resort.

We really did enjoy this bali-inspired hill. It was a bit cloudy when we visit but it’s ok. The view is still amazing. We can see the panorama scenery view around the resort. It would be a challenge though I think if it’s sunny because there’s no tree cover.

Look how wide it is on the top of the hill.


Oh! Before I forgot parking space is not an issue here. Yeheey!


Entrance Fee – Php 50

Prayer Mountain Fee – Php 50

Swimming Pool Fee – Php 50

Farm Animal/Mini Zoo Tour – Php 100

Cottage Near the Pool – Php 250 (good for 5) , Php 500 (cottage good for 8-10 pax)

Bahay Kubo – Php 500 (good for 5-6 pax)

Dorm type house – Php 600 per person

Airconditioned rooms 2500/night for 2 person inclusive of breakfast and all amenities in the farm

Tent – Php 300

They also have a restaurant with foods to try. Here’s their menu for those interested. We weren’t able to dine-in that time because we wanted to go back to the city before the sun down. But I really wanted to try their foods maybe next time. Their restaurant is surrounded by a pond. It was beautiful. We went inside and the ambience is homey.

I would recommend this as a side trip if you’ll go to Tacloban City. Such a nice place.

Bahay Ni Tatay Contact Details:

Address: Villa Magsaysay, Babatngon Leyte

Business hours: 11am – 7pm everyday

🚩Contact number#09338584658 www.balaynitatay.com Facebook: Balay Ni Tatay

YOU CAN ALSO READ: San Juanico Bridge (Tacloban) – Things You Need to Know

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