COSTALES NATURE FARMS is owned by the Costales Family,a simple family of four, originaly from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines and their close family ties is the secret behind the success of the farm. The Head of the family is Ronald Costales who is a former VP at a telecommunications company and now a multi-awarded agriculturist recognized all over the Philippines. The Mom is Josephine Costales who is a former owner of Cyberworld, a chain of internet cafes scattered all over Laguna. The eldest is Reden Mark F. Costales who is a graduate of De La Salle University - Dasmariñas and is currently the farm manager. The youngest is Angelica Costales who is a student at the University of the Philippines - Los baños and on her free time, she works as the marketing manager of the farm.
The farm is a commercial scale, integrated and sustainable organic farm situated just below the foot of Mount Banahaw, Brgy. Gagalot, Majayjay, Laguna.
The farm has a land area of five (5) hectares. 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
At one corner of the farm is the “Kubo”(Native reception hall) where we receive our guests.
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.