Accredited by: Department of Tourism
COSTALES NATURE FARMS is a commercial scale, integrated and sustainable organic farm situated just below the foot of Mount Banahaw, Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna.
The farm is certified ORGANIC by Nicert and has a land area of five (5) hectares. It is the first Agritourism destination in the Philippines accredited by Dept. of Tourism. The farming practices were patterned with the Japanese Farming Systems and Korean Natural Farming wherein micro organisms played a vital role not only in enriching the soil but also in the production of vegetables, fruits, fish, poultry and livestock.
The farm is five (5) minutes drive away from the breathtaking Imelda Falls, one of the famous tourists’ destinations in Laguna, Philippines.
At the center of the property is our “farm house” made of Philippines’ native materials. The roof is covered with anahaw leaves.
Walls and ceilings are patiently crafted with bamboo materials. Interiors are all made of wood and windows are made of “capiz” shells.
The design was inspired by “Apong Damian’s” (lolo Damian’s) nipa house in San Quintin, Pangasinan where we spent most of our childhood days.
The “Kubo” is strategically built on the highest peak to provide perfect panoramic view of Mount Banahaw and overlooking the wide area covered with greens.
This is our perfect place for picnics where we usually roast freshly catch fish from the pond.
Just below the “Kubo” is man-made waterfalls designed by my lovely wife, Josie where we spent our free time relaxing and listening to the splashing sound of water overflowing into our organic tilapia ponds.
The water source is a fresh spring water free flowing from the mountain with huge forest reserves. Our plan is to convert one of the pond into chlorine-free swimming pool next year.
Fronting the man-made waterfalls is our “Kapihan sa Duyan”. This is our favourite area where we watch the sun set in the afternoon. We also usually take our coffee sessions in the early morning in this area while planning the activity for the day. You can feel the cold breeze of wind while sipping a hot cup of 'barako' coffee or a cup of spearmint tea. The perimeter is planted with dwarf coconut trees. The coco trees provide free, thirst quenching and all natural “buko juices” to beat the heat especially during summer.
Spa Services - to complete the wellness tour of our visitors, we offer a relaxing spa experience. Our special tea will be served after the massage.
Indulge yourself into organically grown salad greens. We offer it 'unlimited' or 'eat-all-u-can' basis to farm tourists availing of the day-tour and overnight packages. Vegetarians and wellness enthusiasts love this so much!
Have you tried picking your own salad veggies? Or catching your own fish? Experience all these activities with your family and friends at the farm. The once-in-a-lifetime experience is worth the trip.
Visit Majayjay Falls, a tourist's destination which is located near the farm. Dip into the fresh spring water and wash away the office work pressures and bustling city life. Enjoy all day swimming. We have included this experience in most of our farm tour packages inclusive of meals.
Dine at the farm and enjoy all natural, chemical-free food. Feast on the natural sweetness of freshly picked veggies, freshly butchered poultry and pork, live tilapia fish and catfish 'hito' from the pond and cooked without artificial flavourings.
Spend the night at the farm. We have native hut type of accommodation that reminds you the beauty and serenity of simple living at the farm.
The villas are the newest addition to our accommodation facilities. Made from recycled antique hard wood, this will remind you of your childhood days, stress-free and didn't really care much about the future.
The villas has an attic that can accommodate 6 to 8 people. It has also a masters bedroom that can accommodate 2 people. Each villa has 1 restroom. Simplicity is beauty!
Learn how we did it from the backyard organic gardening into full grown, commercial scale integrated natural farming.
A "must-attend' training for both newbie and experienced farmers who are planning to engage or expound their knowledge on natural farming techniques.
His 3rd award in a row!
Mr. Ronald C. Costales, the Chief Technology Officer of Costales Nature Farms, Inc. has again bagged the 2011, MOST OUTSTANDING ORGANIC AGRICULTURIST OF THE PHILIPPINES award given by Rotary Club of Cubao East, District 3780 and Rotary Intl.
Ronald, was also recently awarded as the Most Outstanding Organic Farmer of Laguna and entire region IV by the Dept of Agriculture, Gawad Saka, 2011.
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