Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Glass Villa of San Rafael River Adventure
The resort's river-view infinity pool



In Bulacan where the clean Angat River flows, an ideal relaxation is basically the art of being idle. It's bliss that constituted hours of doing nothing to achieve. From a veranda, you stare into the compelling view of the calm river as it reflects the picturesque sky on a pleasant morning. The resort butler interrupts your blissful moment with his arrival and you nod to acknowledge the breakfast setup. It's a few steps away from your booked Glass Villa's entrance where your own private garden cocoons your presence at this riverside resort called San Rafael River Adventure (SRRA).

It's the exact scenario I once had the pleasure of experiencing in the rural town of San Rafael where the resort is located. Roughly an hour away by private car from Metro Manila, this idyllic getaway is truly a quick escape from the urban coma of endless deadlines and manic Mondays. Here, I did stare at the sunrise from the veranda and enjoyed the view. I also enjoyed a tasteful breakfast of danggit and filling dinner of lechon manok, tilapia, and grilled longganisa next to lush greenery.

The morning view of Angat River from the resort
Danggit for breakfast
A room at the resort's Glass Villa
The Glass Villa

Ideal Resort Layout

The other glass cottages were far from sight anyway so I basically stepped out of the bedroom to the front porch in my boxers. No one was watching even with whole scenery outside being visible from inside the glass villa. The one-way glass panels of the sexy structure ascertained that privacy anyway. Inside, I was able to appreciate the grassy parkland with distant views of age-old trees. Outside, I could only marvel at how the same scene was reflected by the whole shebang.

At night, a simple lifting of the blinds transformed the guest house into a garden installation. From the outside, it was like seeing a lantern on display. It's a pretty fancy sight to come home to from a day-long soak at the resort's infinity pool.

The Glass Villa
Glass Villa and Glass Cottage

The glass villa can fit as many as twenty guests while a glass cottage is great for at least four guests (maximum of six guests). Whichever you choose to book depending on your entourage, the blissful experience is the same. What's more, booked guests have a free use of either the kayak or the paddle board at the nearby Angat River. When you think that there's really nothing to do but to relax, you can enjoy such river-based activities in this side of the province.

Glass House Rates

At the glass villa, check-in is made flexible with options for a day tour stay at P12,000, a night tour stay for the same rate or an overnight stay for P24,000.

The same options are less for the relatively smaller glass cottage. A day tour or night tour stay costs P5,000 while an overnight stay can set you back for P10,000.

The living room of the Glass Villa
The Glass Villa bathroom
The Glass Villa at night
The resort infinity pool

For those who have extra energy to spend for more river-based activities at the resort, check out this post.

For more photos of the glass cottage, check out this post.

For more of the guestroom rates, check out the resort website.

Commute Tip

SRRA is accessible via commute. Simply board the Baliwag Transit but in Cubao, Quezon City. Get off at the town proper of Baliuag and charter a tricycle ride to Barangay Talacsan where the resort is.

Make your next rural retreat worth your time away from work or whatever it is that you do. San Rafael River Adventure has all the elements of a getaway that can satisfy anybody who simply wants to leave the demands of the city and be a recluse for a few days.

San Rafael River Adventure

Official website of San Rafael River Adventure

Address: Brgy. Talacsan, San Rafael, Bulacan, Philippines
Mobile: (63) 917-924-4546 and (63) 917-885-6761

Check out my other Bulacan-related blog posts:

3 Exciting Reasons To Go Glamping In Bulacan
• The Glass House of San Rafael River Adventure
• Essential Ways To Enjoy San Rafael, Bulacan

More Photos Below:

The Floating Bridge Challenge for groups on team building mode
The resort's reception area
The morning view of Angat River
The Glass Villa by night
Riding the banana boat at the clean Angat River

Dinner of grilled longganisa, tilapia, and lechon manok
The Glass Villa living room

Angat River
Waking up from the Glass Cottage
The Glass Villa

The Glass Cottage
The Glass Villa


  1. Hi! Just to confirm, I should get off at Baliuag town proper? I thought the campsite is at San Rafael? I will only be commuting. Thanks! :)

    1. If you're getting off a bus in Baliuag, you still have to hire a tricycle ride (Special: Php90-Php100) for San Rafael. The tricycle terminal is across the Iglesia Ni Kristo at the town proper.

    2. Thank you! Your post has been helpful. It has actually convinced me to book a glamping tour. Thanks again!

  2. Hi! How much is the bus ride from Cubao to Baliaug town proper? Thanks!

  3. Hi, how much is the activities on the area? Like Banana boat, Jetski, Horse back riding etc..


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