Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bakers Hill Bakery-restaurant-playground-Puerto Princesa

Mitra Road-Sta. Monica
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Tel. No. (6344) 433-3414

March 30, 2010
I went to Bakers Hill last year in June of 2009. At that time we didn't go far in and were told there was no restaurant, only a bakery.  I was pleasantly surprised today when I went with my niece Monica Eleaza Manzano, who teaches yoga classes here in Puerto Princesa, to check it out. It's no longer just a bakery,  there seem to be a couple of restaurants, but one was closed. A stroll through the grounds was amazing and it's definitely a wonderful place to bring children. Lots of swings and large fiberglass statues of cartoon characters. It is very beautifully landscaped and exceptionally clean. I heard the call of an India peacock, but didn't get down to the aviary. What a pleasant surprise.

Bakers Hill is usually on the schedule of tourist City tours, which includes the Crocodile Farm, Butter Fly Garden , Iwahig prison without Walls, and the City Museum.

The owners home is behind the horse and carriage wooden statue. It is off limits to the public. The park is free to roam in. Please don't litter so the owners won't get annoyed and start charging for entrance to cover all the cleaning fees!

Below photo is my niece Monia Eleazar Manzano, who lives in Puerto and supplies me with our natual baby products for Alysha. She's posing in front of a cutout of a body holding a crocodile. One of the city's other tours is a visit to the Crocodile Farm and nature presere. I guess they are sporting this statue to feature other things to do in the city.
Beautiful flowering vines on several trellises under which are growing bromeliads and other exotic and unusual plants.

Shaded areas house really interesting plants.

An eye candy dish...something to pass by and appreciate.
One of the many play areas for children.
Bird figurines.
Another play area for kids.
It was a rather hot day so I had Halo Halo for lunch. It cost 90.00 pesos and wasn't half bad. I couldn't understand why they brought it to me in a plastic cup when I was seated. I had to ask for a bowl to slosh it around in..the stuff just sloshed all over in that tiny cup. Gee everyone knows you have to have room to stir the halo halo mix.
Cartoon character statues make this fun for kids. They are bigger than life sized. I really can't wait to bring Alysha and her playmate Santi back here.



Best Ube and Mongo Hopia around!! Bakers Hills has turned into a lovely botanical gardens. The owners obviously love exotic plants.

There are now several places to eat..this one, a native hut type below this on the hill and also brick fired Pizza! I can't recommend the pizza as we haven't tried it yet.

Our little daughter Alysha loves going to bakers hill. There are several slides and swings for kids to play on.


2 comments:

Ricky Pascual said...

I hope, I could visit baker's Hill again, nabitin ako eh...

Anonymous said...

ganda naman dito.