I remember vividly when I used to study in Lasalle Dasma, during our long breaks our usual “Tambayan” and the go-to place was only Robinsons Imus, Eat Jollibee in Dasma Bayan and a quick stop in Tagaytay. Back then, there were no coffee shops nor milk tea shops in Dasmarinas Cavite, no decent shopping malls, and the only swimming pool I know is Volets.
After so many years, the province is slowly developing, townhouses, subdivisions, and establishments are beginning to expand and now I only see a few vacant lots in the main roads of the province. This is good because people of Dasmarinas do not need to go all the way to Imus just to watch a movie in Robinsons because they have their own Robinsons and SM and more and more cafes are around Dasma.
Over the weekend I, together with my South Bloggers PH group went to Dasmarinas Cavite and able to try these two new establishments in the city. Definitely had a blast from morning to evening with these cool and amazing Bloggers.
One of the many new establishments in Dasmarinas Cavite is Icafe. This cafe is offering affordable yet quality hot and cold beverages and pastries. COG owned this cafe and this is the best place for the young churchgoers to mingle with their friends and even their parents, this is where they bond with their church mates after their service. They can grab a cold or hot coffee or fruit juices and their kids can mingle and enjoy the cafes FREE WIFI.
The place is huge and probably can accommodate 70 or more diners. By the way, this is not exclusive for COG members, this is open to all to experience quality and affordable coffee.
Imagine, you can enjoy your cup of coffee in a nice environment, a huge place with cold a/c and very affordable. You can have a cup of coffee for only 85 Pesos – really cheap! And they use coffee beans from Amadeo.
I personally love their Caramel Frappe with Coffee Jelly with 50 % sweetness and their Iced Coffee. All frappes is priced at 150 Pesos / 3 USD for a large size.
Visit their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/icafe.ph/
If coming from Manila / Makati you may opt to take a bus from Pasay going to Dasma/Pala-Pala/Tagaytay via Aguinaldo Hiway. The fare is less than 50 Pesos from Pasay Station and travel time is around 2 to 3 hours especially on a weekday (heavy traffic). Weekends will be around 1.5 to 2 hours (with light traffic).
If coming from Las Pinas / Paranaque Tambo, you may take a jeepney from Baclaran or Zapote with a signboard Imus or Dasma. The fare is 24 Pesos if coming from Zapote Las Pinas and 35 Pesos if coming from Baclaran. Travel time on a weekend is 45 minutes if coming from Zapote and 1 hour if coming from Baclaran.
Note: Just tell the jeepney driver/bus conductor to drop you off to Marilag. If you see the
If you are in a look of a new swimming pool/resort, you have to visit Vel Garden and Resort located in Dasma Bayan. The resort has 2 swimming pool, room accommodation, cabana, and pavilion for large parties like debut and wedding.
Room accommodation starts at 1,500 for 12 hours – Standard Room with a double bed, ensuite bathroom and access to resort amenities. Each room has its own patio and alfresco. Free to use bbq table, just ask their resort staff for this.
Via commute, same as ICAFE, drop off is Marilag, at the corner street ride a tricycle going to Bayan, just tell the driver that you are going to Vel Garden Resort. The fare is 30 Pesos per head. If solo, the fare is 100 Pesos per way. It’s much cheaper when going back to Bayan or Aguinaldo Hiway, the fare is 20 Pesos per head if going to the highway and only 11 Pesos per head if going to Bayan.
Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/velgardenresortofficial/
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Lee Rosales is the woman behind the Lifestyle and Travel Blog http://ilovepaars.com and www.mommalee.com . Follow her adventures as a solo parent and a solo female traveler.