The Ultimate Tagaytay Tour Related Links

Loumars Buko Pie (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 1 of 8)
Ilog Maria Story (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 2 of 8)
Ilog Maria Store (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 3 of 8)
Bawai Vietnamese Lunch (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 4 of 8)
Chateau Hestia Happiness (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 5 of 8)
Yoki’s Treasure (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 6 of 8)
Yoki’s Farm (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 7 of 8)
Mang Rudy’s Puto @ T-House (Ultimate Tagaytay Tour 8 of 8)

I always love going to Ilog Maria because I’m always energized by the love story of Joel and Violaine Magsaysay. Also, Ilog Maria products have a cult following because of their natural ingredients. You can only buy them onsite at wholesale prices. (see How to Buy — New Priorities for Handling Orders)

Our mini-bus had a hard time navigating through the narrow rough roads leading to Ilog Maria. They are open Tuesdays to Sundays 8.30am to 5.30pm. (see How to Contact Ilog Maria)

It is one thing to read their humble beginnings from their website (see The Farm – Why Honey Bees) and it is another thing hearing the story first hand from Joel. He would often point out the humble house where Ilog Maria started.

I love going to Tagaytay to meet the Personalities and Families behind the most successful establishments and foodie places.

Joel is proud to share the story of the Bees and why it is called Ilog Maria in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Ivan Man Dy gets up close and personal with the Ilog Maria bees.

On a special tour arrangement, you can see the Ilog Maria Bee Museum.

A Video Presentation is shown to educate people on bees, their behavior and natural habitat. Also, it gives a sales pitch about why you should buy the natural products of Ilog Maria. (see Fresh from the Bee Hive)

It is too good to be true living an eco-friendly life, and using only natural products not harmful to your body or the environment.

Dodjie and Teng listens attentively to the Ilog Maria Story…


Text by Anton Diaz and Photos by Rommel Diaz. Copyright 2008.
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