You have your car and your camping gear. Now all you need is a place to pitch your ten–park your car in. Here are three farms in Luzon that allow car camping:
Taal Maranan’s Farmville
This farm tourism site in Taal, Batangas is also a vacation spot for groups or families who appreciate nature and whimsy. Like its name implies, the farm was born from its owner’s fondness for the game Farmville. It offers different nature-themed activities such as glamping, farm-animal feeding, and pick-and-pay for select crops. The farm allows car camping, though potential customers should check the farm’s availability, as well as nearby Taal Volcano’s alert level, before driving over.
Teraoka Family Farm
Folks who want to experience farm life can visit Teraoka Family Farm in Mangatarem, Pangasinan. The farm supplies both high end restaurants and private households with certified organic produce. Since it’s more of a working farm than a farm tourism site, it’s more for people who want to experience peace and quiet while learning about where their food comes from. Potential car campers may contact the farm to inquire about campsite availability and travel requirements in the province.
HN Organic Farm
Located in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, HN Organic Farm goes by the motto “Harmony with Nature” and is known by its nickname, “Home of Native Bees.” The farm offers farm tours on different aspects of its operations and also has volunteer programs that involve the local community. To drive to Oriental Mindoro from Luzon, one needs to use the RORO. Ships from Batangas to Calapan Cities depart daily. Because of local quarantine regulations, car campers should check with the farm, as well as with their shipping line of their choice, before visiting.
Travelers should keep in mind that the pandemic still hasn’t been contained, so every precaution must be taken. The DOT has imposed a test-before-travel rule to ensure the safety of both travelers and residents of the area. Because of the quarantine measures in place, it’s important to schedule with the farm and comply with the province’s travel requirements before visiting.