Jacobina Biscuits | Things to do in Mendez-Cavite
Noceda Bakery has been making them since 1947 and little has changed in the baking process over the years. Made of flour, sugar, milk, and butter, the dough is cut into tiny squares and baked for about 30 minutes in a wood-fueled brick oven.
Sold in snack packs (P27 to P55) and family packs (P125), the biscuits are available daily in the bakery in Mendez and in another branch in Tagaytay. The product is also exported to Filipino stores in other Asian countries and the United States.
|Open:||Everyday, 4:30am - 6:30pm. Open on holidays.|
|Address:||, Mendez, Cavite|
Comprising eight hectares, Yoki Farm is one of the biggest hydroponics farms in Cavite. Instead of soil, the farm uses coconut husk and mineral nutrient solutions as a medium for growing lettuce, its primary product. The farm, which started with the soilless planting method in 2005, currently maintains three greenhouses for green ice, romaine, and lollo rossa lettuce varieties, and one greenhouse for other vegetables. A guided tour at Yoki Farm includes a 15-minute lecture and demo on hydroponics farming. Tourists can also visit the antiques museum which features the ownersâ€™ private collection of giant Buddhas, jade model ships, terracotta warriors, Egyptian statues, porcelain and bronze wares, and other interesting trinkets. The farm also has an aviary with a variety of birds such as peacock, macaw, cockatoo, parakeet, and white-bellied sea eagle.
The largest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world, Puzzle Mansion is a novelty museum in Tagaytay City. It has a collection of 1,500 jigsaw puzzles, and growing, a passion of Mrs. Georgina Gil-Lacuna since she began puzzle solving in 1986. The jigsaw puzzles come from various countries in the world. Most depict fine art pieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch's The Scream, and Pablo Picasso's Guernica. While most are in 2D, a small collection include 3D and 4D pieces. The highlight of the museum is the Ravensburger Puzzle, the world's largest jigsaw puzzle with 32,000 pieces. Guests can check out its puzzle store on the second floor, where you can buy some of the puzzles already featured in the museum. Accommodation, which starts at P4,480/room, good for 2 to 4, is also available. This includes breakfast, the museum entrance, and use of the infinity pool.
Exploring Amadeo wouldn't be complete without drinking a cup of Amadeo Coffee or Pahimis Blend, and getting lost in one of its coffee farms. Coffee farms carpet 75 percent, or 3,600 hectares, of Amadeo's total land area. With about 4,000 coffee farmers in town, every street reeks of coffee, some turned into dryer beds for coffee beans. While visitors can easily knock on someone's door to check out his coffee farm, the best farm to see is the farm project by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCAARRD). The 2.7-hectare farm project, called Science and Technology-based Farm on Coffee Production, is headed by the farmer-scientist Teodoro dela Cruz. He tours travelers around his farm, and introduces them to many coffee planting techniques such as multiple cropping, multiple stem pruning, and fertilizer application.
Things to do nearby
From picnicking with a view of the Taal volcano to witnessing spectacles of the puzzling and animalistic nature, Tagaytay Escapade offers the perfect quick getaway for Manila city dwellers. The tour is done in groups of 10 with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and fro. The final stop brings guests to a Pasalubong Center where they can buy delicious and quirky souvenirs for the folks back home.
Get to know the brave heroes and visit the most historical landmarks of Cavite at Kagitingan Trail! You'll get to stand where Philippines' founding fathers debated the country's future and check out the traces of Filipino history in museums and heritage churches. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!
Where to stay
Balay Indang started as a retreat house for family and selected friends. On October 2005, it was opened for the public to enjoy its beauty and serenity.
Balay Indang is approximately an hour and a half from Metro Manila and 15 to 20 minutes from the Tagaytay Rotonda. Trece Martirez to Indang, Cavite is another route to Balay Indang.
Balay Indang's twenty-eight rooms are fitted with the ultimate comforts of modern living yet retain an old world charm. There are conference rooms and a dining room area available for seminars or corporate events. Balay Indang has a large swimming pool and poolside pavilion for swimming, relaxing, or playing board games as well as an expansive garden filled with different cacti of flowers and trees. This is truly an ideal place to bond with people and create meaningful business and personal relationships.
Balay Indang is a place to relax and recharge. It is a chance to nurture the really valuable facets of life and discover nature as it should be.
Escape to this countryside destination approximately a 90 minute drive south from Metro Manila, which is Tagaytay. Known for its year-round cool breezy mountain air, you’ll be pleasantly surprised as you find Hotel Kimberly, a deluxe 4 storey hotel tucked in a quiet area of this windy city.
Come inside the airy and expansive lobby and immediately feel your cares and worries melt away. Allow us to escort you to any of our 50 well-appointed guestrooms and be cocooned in our comfortable and inviting ambiance.
Take a dip in our pools, take a stroll in our gardens, forget the time. Stay a day or two and feel like you never want to leave. No worries, you can always come back.
Ranked #2 in 2018 TripAdvisor's Top 10 Hotel for Families in the Philippines, Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay has been awarded Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence for 4 consecutive years from 2015 to 2018.
Casa de Miguelitos Resort Tagaytay created a unique vacation home - a home away from home! Enjoy the fresh and cool air of Tagaytay in this charmingly designed house. It offers 2 fully air-conditioned bedrooms - a king-sized bed in the masters and sturdy wooden double decked bed for the guest room; a spacious toilet & bath with hot and cold water; a comfortable living room with LCD television; a dining area with a long table for 6 and a fully-equipped kitchen, where guests can prepare their favorite dishes. Guests can choose to eat ’al fresco’ in the nipa hut or Picnic tables situated in the beautifully landscaped garden. Grill area is available for grill / barbeque party! Younger guests will enjoy the carefully-designed kid’s playground with adult supervision. Entertainment area boasts of a billiard table, a wine bar and videoke machine for the family. Or adults can just simply relax, meditate and enjoy the cool breeze. Come and experience fun and bliss in our Home away from Home.
Getting there and around
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