Travel Guide: Strawberry Farm in Liliw, Laguna
Skye, our little girl, loves strawberries. She loves this fruit so much that if you will isolate her in a room with only one food to bring, we are sure she’ll be taking a basket of the red berries with her.
It is for her love of strawberries that we have been meaning to bring her to La Trinidad, Benguet so she can experience strawberry picking. We are sure she’ll be very thrilled. So when we heard about the strawberry farm in Liliw, Laguna, we were very much elated. There is no more need to travel far for our little girl to see strawberry fruits still attached to the plants! We made sure to visit the place the earliest we can.
Somewhere in Brgy. Ilayang Sungi in Liliw, Laguna you will find an organic strawberry farm owned by Mario Cortez, the former Barangay Captain – thus the name, Lolo Kap’s Strawberry Farm.
Lolo Kap’s Strawberry Farm in Liliw, Laguna features several rows of strawberry plants, sweet basil, tomatoes, cauliflowers, broccolis, fruit-bearing trees, and a lot more!
There were only two groups of visitors during our visit, ours included. There’s no much berries available since its fruit bearing season no longer, but we still managed to enjoy the place and learn the basics of strawberry rearing. We also bought a strawberry seedling for PhP200 and a bucket of small strawberries for eating. Skye finished all the berries before we even reached the national road. She was asking us to go back to the place before we even reach home. Yay!
In the next 10 years, when the areas adjacent Brgy. Ilayang Sungi get developed for strawberry farming, there is no need to travel far; no need to endure 8 hours of long drive to get to La Trinidad, Benguet just to experience strawberry picking. It will be so much fun, hooray!
HOW TO GET TO STRAWBERRY FARM IN LILIW, LAGUNA FROM MANILA
By Private Transportation
- Drive through SLEX, take Calamba exit.
- Head towards Sta Cruz, Laguna.
- Turn right when you reach Jollibee Pagsanjan. Continue towards the old church in Liliw, Laguna.
- Then take the service road going to Ilayang Sungi.
By Commute / Public Transportation
- If you are coming from Manila or Alabang, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
- Get off at Sta. Cruz and take a jeepney bound for Liliw-Nagcarlan, Laguna.
- Ride habal-habal or commission tricycle driver to bring you to Lolo Kap’s Strawberry Farm.
Note: Lolo Kap’s Strawberry Farm can be accessed through a narrow dirt road. It’s around 30 minutes away from the provincial road. Just follow the signage along the way. The farm is prominent in the area so it will also be helpful to ask locals.
EXPENSES TO STRAWBERRY FARM IN LILIW, LAGUNA
|Bus from Manila to Sta. Cruz||PhP100 – Php150 one way (rate is per person)||Depending on where you are coming from|
|Sta. Cruz to Liliw, Laguna||PhP30 – one way (rate is per person)||Jeepneys pass by Sta. Cruz bus station.|
|Habal-habal / Tricycle||PhP100 – PhP150 (per way)|
Note: For those bringing their own cars: There’s very limited parking space in the area. Vehicles need to be parked along the narrow road.
SUGGESTED SIDE TRIPS
Liliw is hailed as the “Footwear Capital of Laguna” so while in the place, might as well do some footwear shopping for affordable and durable slippers in the town proper. Also, we suggest you drop by one of the most beautiful churches we’ve laid our eyes onto – St. John the Baptiste Parish Church – and whisper a prayer or two.
If you have your own service, you can also check out the Underground Cemetery in the nearby town of Nagcarlan, Laguna.
Farm Address: Brgy. Ilayang Sungi, Liliw, Laguna
Contact Number: 0935 691 7474
Best time to visit: December to April. There are no more fruits available for viewing/picking after April.
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