La Casita de Baclayon
Tucked away on the hill above a small town in Bohol stands the marvel that is La Casita de Baclayon. It’s a lovely family run guesthouse offering the warmest hospitality and home comforts. Rarely will you find a place with such a warm welcome and lasting charm. Designed and built with sustainability in mind, this beautiful guesthouse boasts high ceilings and an open plan concept, with spacious living quarters that really bring the outside in.
In Harmony with Nature
Made with natural and locally sourced materials, the building blends seamlessly with it’s lush green surroundings capped with cogon thatch roofs and spectacular wooden beams throughout. Two large indoor pools with circulating water keep the house naturally cool, working with the sea breeze to ventilate throughout.
The two guest rooms at La Casita are spacious, light and inviting. The suites are tastefully decorated with local Filipino art pieces, hand woven fabrics and intricate wood carvings. Open bathrooms invite the sea breeze to roll over the bamboo and keep the space cool, whilst sunlight streams in from the outside maintaining the bright and open feel that flows throughout the house.
An abundance of outdoor space invites you to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the gentle sea breeze that rolls up the hill and cools the house. As the sun dips down into the sea below the forest, the golden hour light floods into La Casita giving a warmth and serene glow. My advice, settle down with a book in the Thai style garden den and listen as the forest comes alive.
A Memorable Breakfast Experience
Each day begins with a breakfast that is second to none. Served in an open courtyard that is comfortably shaded by trees, guests are invited to choose from a selection of mouth watering dishes. Breakfast is served with homemade bread, a selection of fresh fruits, and delicious local coffee. The dishes are all homemade and are seasoned to perfection, with the baked eggs and potato hash brown leaving a particularly lasting impression.
Services & Amenities
• Wonderful hosts
• 2 guest suites
• En-suite bathrooms
• Private balcony overlooking the jungle
• Incredible breakfast
• Homecooked lunch and dinners available
• Sustainably built
• Open air layout bringing the outside in
• Natural ventilation and air cooling systems
• Complimentary shuttle service to town
• Hosts can arrange sustainable tours, and even offer a packed lunch of fabulous homemade food
Sustainability & Community
The owners of La Castia de Baclayon are passionate about sustainability and supporting the local community, running the guesthouse as a not-for-profit enterprise. This passion extends well beyond the guesthouse, so all the tours and activities they recommend are in partnership with local operators that support the environment. The family are also involved in several more environmental and community projects, which you can learn more about on their website.
Chido Café in Baclayon
Be sure to also stop by Chido Café in Baclayon, which is the family’s latest venture. This brand new café offers incredible ocean views and a delicious menu of fusion cuisine inspired from personal travels. With bright colourful décor and highly photogenic dishes, Chido Café is any Instagrammer’s dream.