November 7, 2023
A bed and breakfast is quite simply a place to stay for the night with complimentary breakfast. Different from resorts and hotels, staying in a bed and breakfast gives us a direct taste of what living in the town we are travelling is like and a chance to connect, perhaps even make life-long friends with the innkeepers.
Casa San Pablo is owned by an avid art collector and hobby enthusiast Boots Alcantara and his wife An Mercado-Alcantara, writer and clay artisan. The main cottage and all the rooms reflects their pursuit of contemporary and folk art, eclectic junk-turned-art and literary collections.
If you’re looking for a chance to recharge your creative energy and if you want to re-learn to look at the world with new childlike wonder, Casa San Pablo is a perfect place for a getaway
Also an art space, Casa San Pablo provides not only a space to exhibit crafts and works of artists, writers, musicians, designers, performers, filmmakers, as well as individuals, family, groups and corporate crews, but also a learning environment for local public school teachers, students, and the happy and warm residents of San Pablo City, Laguna.
At Casa San Pablo, they create terracotta clay storytellers that are hand-pinched and hand painted.
Here’s an example of their clay storytellers – “Kuwento de Kahon” a retablo series featuring small town Filipino traditions and this one is the Christmas Parol.
One of a must-try in Casa San Pablo is the Stone Art.
Here’s how the cafe looks like
Aside from the Bed and Breakfast, Museum, Cafe, and Clay stories, Casa San Pablo also offers Coconut cooking tour where in you will experience the different edible stages of a coconut and you will learn 3 ways to prepare “gata”
Casa San Pablo provides a unique experience as it is designed to allow couples as well as big groups to comfortably find an escape away from home where they can relax, rejuvenate, learn and celebrate without the stress of the hustle and bustle that the city brings.