And I’m back! LOL. I intended to write a single post about my Davao 2012 adventure, but it was too photo saturated, plus ang dami kong sinasabi. LOL. You can check out part 1 here!
So, let’s now go to DAY 2 of our adventure in Davao! Day 2 was AJ’s 21st birthday. We were supposed to visit Pearl Farm Resort that day, pero bawal daw “bumyahe” according sa pamahiin. So, we did our Day 3 itinerary into Day 2. It’s pretty loaded, mind you. We wanted to visit all the must-see places in Davao: Eden Nature Park, Davao Crocodile Park, and the Philippine Eagle Center. Then, dinner at Jack’s Ride for AJ’s birthday.
Remember what I told you about hooking up (not that hook up!!!) with your friends who live in the area you’re visiting? One of the perks of having friends is having a chance to discover the area without commuting. Haha! Magpaka-user na para maka-avail ng *free* tour. LOL
So, for our first stop for the day, we headed to Eden Nature Park. There’s a guided tour in the morning, so be sure to arrive before the tour starts (I think it’s around 9AM). The park is located in Toril, Davao. From Catalunan Pequeno (where we stayed), it was a good hour or so drive. From downtown, it may take you two hours, so leave your hotel early.
*Dahil gusto ko talagang isingit* Since we’ll be touring around Davao, I opted to wear a comfortable ensemble consisting of a long-sleeved shirt from Mango, white tank top from Forever 21, denim cutoffs, and TOMS shoes.
I forgot how much we paid for the entrance and the guided tour, but you can check their latest pricelist here. Eden Nature Park is a must-see when you visit Davao. It’s a 95% man-made mountain resort. It just proves that we, humans, have the ability to re-create nature and to rebuild our environment.
Our group shared the tour guide and cab alongside another couple (not in picture,duh). The tour guide was really funny! Ang daming alam ni ate! She taught us different poses together with the scenic views. Nonetheless, she was quite helpful and very knowledgeable.
The guided tour has three major stopovers. You can also ask (ata) if you want to stop someplace else, but they have designated stopovers throughout the tour. First stop is The Amphitheater. It’s a wonderful garden full of flowers of all colors. There’s also the Rainbow Tunnel and St. Francis of Assissi’s statue.
Next is Tinubdan. It’s a replica village of the various indigenous people of Mindanao. It has statues of different members of different tribes in Mindanao. It also featured a replica of the Datu’s House.
Last stopover is Lola’s Garden. The view here is absolutely breathtaking! It’s situated quite high in the resort, so you can actually have a glimpse of the sea nearby. Sarap ng fresh air!
There’s also a Butterfly Garden, which isn’t part of the tour, but you can still visit it anyway.
There’s also a Mini Aviary near the reception area.
Eden Nature Park has other activities you can enjoy, like riding the zip line and going fishing. We didn’t have much time anymore, so we opted out from these activities. There’s also a restaurant in the resort where you can eat after the tour (the tour comes with snacks, if I remember correctly). Other bloggers and visitors of Eden also mentioned about horseback riding, mountain trailing, and swimming, as other activities you can do at the park.
I attached Eden’s contact details below. Do visit Eden Nature Park whenever you visit Davao, as it truly is an experience to try.
Eden Nature Park and Resort
Resort | Toril, Davao
Sales and Reservations Office | Matina Town Square, McArthur Highway, Matina, Davao
Tel. Nos. | (082) 299 1020, (082) 296 0791
Website | http://edennaturepark.com.ph
E-mail address | email@example.com