After 10 years, we were able to go back, with the boys this time, to Yoki’s—now the biggest hydroponics farm in the Calabarzon area, the coolest zoo in the vicinity of Tagaytay and a bed & breakfast with all-day breakfast dining restaurant as well.
It was 2008 when we first discovered Yoki’s Farm and its Treasures during our Ultimate Tagaytay tours. It was only Aidan who we were able to bring with us.
Here’s why you should visit Yoki’s Farm on your next trip to Tagaytay’s Mendez area.
All Day Breakfast Restaurant
The restaurant is quite homey, like going into the large living room with an open kitchen of a modern house.
You can reserve the long table beside the window to have a garden feel and order from the All Day Breakfast Ala-Carte Menu.
All Day Breakfast Ala-Carte Menu
It’s good to have lunch first before going around the farm to burn the food you ate.
Orchidarium, Aviary & Reptile Park
They have a budding collection of birds and orchids…
…and baby reptiles that the boys loved—
Yoki’s is the biggest hydroponics farm in the Calabarzon area and they supply vegetables to most of the markets in the region.
It was cool to point out to the kids where the vegetables they ate came from.
They have different kinds of lettuce and other vegetables.
You can learn how to be a hydrofarmer for ₱1,500/person.
The best part of the farm is the Savannah where your boys can sing “Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O.”
You can have a farm tour for ₱200/person plus ₱100/group for the tour guide.
All kinds of ducks: local ducks, Peking ducks and those from Rouen, France.
Local wild black pigs.
Small cute ponies…
…that kids can feed with hay.
Yes, they have ostriches that kids can feed with leaves.
They also have a Cassowary which is the third biggest flightless bird next to the Ostrich and Emus.
The main attraction are the zebras with their black & white stripes.
They were very friendly and even young kids could feed them.
Bed & Breakfast
You can sleep in the farm now. It offers a big family room with three beds.
Family (5 Pax) = ₱9,000 overnight including breakfast and farm access.
Premier (4 Pax)= ₱7,200 overnight including breakfast and farm access.
+ ₱1,000 for additional person with farm access only
The restroom is simple and clean, with shower, toilet and bidet facilities.
There’s also a single room for an intimate couple stay for ₱4,500/night for 2 pax including breakfast, farm access, and night garden/pool access.
Pool and play area for kids.
A nice garden and a koi pond.
They are now building the new grand entrance with a nicely paved driveway as part of their expansion.
This is a great place to bring the kids for a farm-to-table experience, interaction with animals up-close and exposure to the farm’s quirky collection.
The food options were limited, and I do hope they soon offer Filipino family comfort food favorites which are perfect for a family outing in the farm.
You can stay overnight to have a feel of farm living and to enjoy the place all to yourselves. Make sure to bring your family to Yoki’s.
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