Traveling or taking holiday trips as a family or as a group of good friends must be some of life’s most enjoyable moments. A home away from home where one could while the time away reading or enjoying home cooked meals, swim in the pool for exercise or just to cool off, and sleep in on the comfortable beds in the two bedrooms, the Casita at Plumeria affords you all that you need to make that weekend staycation a complete and memorable one. A spacious living room and dining room for up to 6 guests, a full-service kitchen with an oven, microwave and a fridge, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, cable television, free WiFi, and a quaint sitting area right outside the door – it’s all here at your very own private Casita.
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
– Hermann Hesse
Points of interest around Plumeria Hotel
MALVAR SHRINE (Approximately around 10 minutes away from Plumeria Hotel)
Commonly considered the last Filipino General to surrender to the Americans during the Philippine-American War, Gen. Miguel Malvar was a man of valor.
Miguel Malvar was born on September 27, 1865 in Barrio San Miguel, Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Máximo Malvar and Tiburcia Carpio. His father was a rice and sugarcane farmer and was said to be rather wealthy. Or at least, wealthy enough to send their children to school. Still, he chose to stop schooling to help in the family business and even started orange cultivation on his land. He married a childhood friend, Maula Maloles, in 1885 and started a family.
In 1890, Malvar became his town’s gobernadorcillo and led a reform movement. But when the Philippine Revolution broke out in 1896, he formed and led an army with Emilio Aguinaldo. On June 15, 1898, after a 2-month battle with the Spaniards, he successfully liberated Tayabas from the oppressors.
The Miguel Malvar Shrine is right inside the Municipal Hall complex. At the center of the compound is the Malvar Monument. A figure of Gen. Miguel Malvar standing so proud and dignified, holding a sword is surely the first to catch the attention of visitors. On one end of the shrine is the Gen. Malvar Library and Museum, which is filled with small glimpses to the past. The library houses several artifacts, providing information about the life of Malvar and the Philippine Revolution in general. It also showcases paintings, photos and other documents depicting Malvar’s battles, triumphs, struggles, and legacy.