THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF CALERUEGA

Backpacker, be ready for our Caleruega!

It is the subject of all our friendly conversation. We’re all excited! Again, our twen-teen years of innocent existence doesn’t know where it is or even have an extra courage to Google what is it all about. We only know that we’re setting a bond-date to a place unfamiliar to us. Oh yes, quite embarrassing for me (pasensya na po) for passing more years before discovering the beauty of Caleruega. Special thanks to our Lakwatsera friend who act as our tour guide. Actually, she went there for a wedding, got fascinated with its astounding looks and now accompanying us to explore it with our bare eyes.

Caleruega is situated at the heart of Brgy. Kaylaway in Nasugbu, Batangas. Since the premises were built more distant away from the main road we badly needed to rent a tricycle as our only means to reach the haven’s place. Joyride is always rewarding when you’re not only saw the typical residential areas but more on agricultural site. We were amaze on the greenery surroundings that goes well along with our journey. The breeze of the wind and the undisturbed ecosystems gently remind us that we are getting closer to nature and at the same time, closer to God. Well, it was the tagline of Caleruega.

It’s not crowded when we arrive at exactly 12:30pm. As we made our entrance we already feel the peaceful ambience. Trees and flowers are beautifuly grown everywhere and silence dominated the whole vicinity. I was wrong when I misconstue that the building near the gate is the must-see church of Caleruega. Well, it is the main lobby if you want to inquire anything about their activities. As a matter of fact, Caleruega is not only famous for its Church but it has a vast facilities for recollection, retreat, self-renewal and other religious movement.

Welcome to Caleruega!

Welcome to Caleruega!

Whether you had a very long journey to found this place rest assured thats its worth of your time. The serene surroundings make us calm. Lush trees, landscaped grass, dazzling flowers gives a self-theraphy to attract more positive vibes.

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Caleruega in Batangas was named after the birthplace of St. Dominic de Guzman in Caleruega, Spain. In addtion to His honorary symbol a statue of St. Dominic fiercely stands in one area of the garden.

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We continue to walk with scenic landscaped on both sides. After a series of step 1,2…..3…..whoahhh…. on top of the hill, we reach the most promising church…… The Transfiguration Chapel. When I first saw it I can’t help but have a deep sigh sabay sabing…”ang gandang ikasal dito!”. Just imagine waiting a long time to meet the man of your life then unite in the one of the most romantic church in Batangas….whoahhh panalo na!

Caleruega: one of the favorites wedding site.

Transfiguration Chapel: one of the favorites wedding site.

Church Altar

Church Altar

For those couple-to-be who want to wed  at Caleruega please make sure to have a reservation in advance because their calendar is always mark with fully booked. One of the advantage of choosing Caleruega as a wedding supplier is it all-in-one facilities. From, church, reception, hotel (Evercrest Golf Club and Resort) or even pre-nup is possible here.

Caleruega promotes love for our mother nature. Walking on their mini-forest with Koi Pond is indeed a great idea. Overlooking at Mt. Batulao is another most-photographed scenery.

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This part is another wowwwwww for me! So peaceful, so close, so-peerrrr love it!

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I am so thankful that I personally see this place. I can stay here even for the whole day. There’s no dull moment when you’re here. Well, Caleruega may be undiscover for some but I assure you inside of it is the pearl that could definitely make you smile.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rommel
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 06:13:33

    Awesome travel! So many greens. Even you narrating about the ride to it makes me wanna go back to Philippines already. Beautiful church indeed, …. ad quite unique in its look.

    Reply

    • loidabestdiscovery
      Jan 23, 2013 @ 13:00:54

      Thanks! You must see Caleruega also. It’s a nice place. Everytime I saw a picture or hear travel story I crave more to apply for a short leave and fly to Phils. Yun lang depende kung papayagan ako…

      Reply

  2. Bee
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:43:28

    very nice thank you for finding my blog

    Reply

  3. chad silvestre
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:31:25

    been here last july 27! truly an amazing place! parang nasa paraiso ka lang 🙂

    Reply

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