After the tiring climb to the view deck of Chocolate Hills, we then headed to Rio Verde Floating Restaurant to have our late lunch. We originally planned to go to Loboc Floating Restaurant but our guide suggested we go to the Rio Verde Floating Restaurant instead. According to her, food is much better at Rio Verde.
At Rio Verde Floating Restaurant, you can either ride the Rio Verde, the Pawikan, or the Calamay. Whichever you choose will take you on a 30minute cruise across Laoay and Loboc River. At the other end, you’ll have a stop over at Ati Tribe before heading back.
Before going on a cruise, you’ll have the chance to eat first. There’s really nothing fancy about the buffet spread. Their fried chicken, filipino barbecue, and pancit is my favorite! Not fancy but it’s okay considering that you’re only paying 450php for the buffet and the cruise. A band also plays lively countryside music while on a cruise, making the experience more fun and enjoyable.
I am so surprised that the river is actually very clean, considering the number of tourists who visits. I hardly see any trash and the pristine jade green waters of Laoay-Loboc River reminds me of Minalungao National Park back home. The Laoay-Loboc River is well taken cared of compared to Minalungao River in Nueva Ecija.
It was a great experience going on a cruise at Rio Verde Floating Restaurant. I am also proud to share that neither Earvin and I got motion sickness. Haha!
Rio Verde Floating Restaurant fees:
- 450php per person