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    Eat Durian!

    by tsokoholic Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    Davao is where you'll find the best Durian. The local variety (more pungent and a bit bitter) and the Thai variety (less punget & sweeter) both abound here. harvest season is usually August-November. Durian is said to be an aphrodisiac!

    It is widely believed that if you wash your hands & drink water from the shell of the durian, the smell will be reduced considerably.

    Be sure not to eat durian and drink beer or alcohol at the same time. It could be fatal. Durian is best with just plain water or a bottle of Coke.

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    Eden Nature Park - Veggie & Herb Gardens

    by suroyista Updated Oct 4, 2011

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    Whether you're a green-thumb person or not, you will surely love this wonderful sight - the vegetables and herbs garden. You cannot help but admire the resort's local gardeners. Just imagine the world without these people, there will be no salads in our tables. ;o)

    As the shuttle passes by these gardens, you can smell the fresh scents of all the herbs... and makes you crave for some fresh salad. Good thing the day tour includes a lunch buffet where you can surely satisfy that craving. 'o)

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    Facts About Eden:
    A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment.

    Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf.

    Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

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    We've been here several times already, who wouldn't by the way? It's only 1 1/2 hours drive from our place. This is one of our favorite "day tour" destinations. If Manila has Tagaytay, Davao has Eden - the compact version. heheheh!

    It's a perfect place to go whenever we want to see, feel and eat fresh! The scent of pine tress, the beautiful blooms in the gardens, the unmindful animals and the delectable foods - there are just some of the things that keep us coming back.

    There is a an affordable yet enjoyable way to discover more about Eden without having to stay overnight. Eden offers Day Tour Packages that you may choose from according to your mood, budget or preference.

    Day tour w/ buffet lunch - Php 500/adult; Php 280/child
    Day tour w/ plated snack - Php 180/adult; Php 150/child

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    • Farm Stay
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Eden Nature Park - Nature Tree-ping!

    by suroyista Updated Oct 4, 2011

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    Facts About Eden:
    A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment.

    Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf.

    Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

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    We've been here several times already, who wouldn't by the way? It's only 1 1/2 hours drive from our place. This is one of our favorite "day tour" destinations. If Manila has Tagaytay, Davao has Eden - the compact version. heheheh!

    It's a perfect place to go whenever we want to see, feel and eat fresh! The scent of pine tress, the beautiful blooms in the gardens, the unmindful animals and the delectable foods - there are just some of the things that keep us coming back.

    There is a an affordable yet enjoyable way to discover more about Eden without having to stay overnight. Eden offers Day Tour Packages that you may choose from according to your mood, budget or preference.

    Day tour w/ buffet lunch - Php 500/adult; Php 280/child
    Day tour w/ plated snack - Php 180/adult; Php 150/child

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    • Theme Park Trips

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    Eden Nature Park - Good Eats!

    by suroyista Updated Oct 4, 2011

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    The "Pick & Eat" salad station in the buffet is something to look forward. Not just because it is something unusual, but also because you get to taste what you actually saw in their vegetable gardens - the lettuce, the tomato, etc. How good is that? ;o)

    My hubby loved their native fried chicken and the fruits are super sweet. Just cant get enough... ;o)

    The restaurant has glass walls that give diners an ambiance of outdoor dining.

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    Facts About Eden:
    A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment.

    Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf.

    Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

    ************************************************************************************************************

    We've been here several times already, who wouldn't by the way? It's only 1 1/2 hours drive from our place. This is one of our favorite "day tour" destinations. If Manila has Tagaytay, Davao has Eden - the compact version. heheheh!

    It's a perfect place to go whenever we want to see, feel and eat fresh! The scent of pine tress, the beautiful blooms in the gardens, the unmindful animals and the delectable foods - there are just some of the things that keep us coming back.

    There is a an affordable yet enjoyable way to discover more about Eden without having to stay overnight. Eden offers Day Tour Packages that you may choose from according to your mood, budget or preference.

    Day tour w/ buffet lunch - Php 500/adult; Php 280/child
    Day tour w/ plated snack - Php 180/adult; Php 150/child

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    • Theme Park Trips

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    Eden Nature Park - Go for the Horse!

    by suroyista Updated Oct 4, 2011

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    The Eden Fields is actually a new addition to the whole Eden experience. This particular field is intended for ball games, such as volleyball & soccer. The Zipline and Horseback riding activities are also found here. It also has a big playground for kids to play for free. In order to get to the Field, you have to get out from the main Eden Resort. It is located right across the street.

    Horseback riding in Eden is another great way to enjoy the resort. For only Php 50.00 per person, you get to ride the horse and tour around the whole Eden fields. If you're a Pro, you can ride on your own... but if you're not, there's always stand-by guide to go with you as you tour around. The guide has no additional charge but it wouldn't hurt ones pocket to give a little tip after the ride. ;o)

    Sadly, we were not able to get a Zipline ride due to a heavy rain. ;o(

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    Facts About Eden:
    A mountain resort 3,000 feet above sea level, Eden Nature Park is 95% man-made! It is a great model of how we can re-create nature and rebuild a lost environment.

    Discovered sometime in 1971, the resort used to be a logged-over area covered only by a blanket of wild grass. Its potential was, however, readily seen by the owners as the property provided an imposing view of Davao City and the Davao Gulf.

    Not long after, terraces were carved out of the mountain slope, and thousands of pine tree seedlings were planted. As the pine trees grew, they provided canopies allowing other trees and plants to grow and creating a secondary forest. Today, there are over 100,000 pine trees spread throughout 80 hectares, providing a refreshing backdrop to the various attractions in Eden Nature Park.

    ************************************************************************************************************

    We've been here several times already, who wouldn't by the way? It's only 1 1/2 hours drive from our place. This is one of our favorite "day tour" destinations. If Manila has Tagaytay, Davao has Eden - the compact version. heheheh!

    It's a perfect place to go whenever we want to see, feel and eat fresh! The scent of pine tress, the beautiful blooms in the gardens, the unmindful animals and the delectable foods - there are just some of the things that keep us coming back.

    There is a an affordable yet enjoyable way to discover more about Eden without having to stay overnight. Eden offers Day Tour Packages that you may choose from according to your mood, budget or preference.

    Day tour w/ buffet lunch - Php 500/adult; Php 280/child
    Day tour w/ plated snack - Php 180/adult; Php 150/child

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    • Theme Park Trips

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    Davao Wild Water Adventure

    by joysweet Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    13 km Wild Water Fun from Tamugan to Lacson
    Min of 5 pax, 2k per head
    Inclusive of: Transpo (from Croc Park), Packed Lunch, Bottled Water, Use of gears and equipment, Guide's Fee, Souvenir shirt, Photo CD (2 CD for group of 6)

    Itinerary:
    8.30 am - Assembly at Croc PArk
    9.30 am - Departure
    10.30 am - Arrival at Put In area, Tamugan
    11 am - Start of rafting
    12 nn - Lunch
    3 pm - Arrival at Take Out area, Purok 8, Lacson
    3.50 pm - departure for Croc Park
    4.30 pm - arrival at Croc Park

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    Day Trip at Pearl Farm

    by barbie_sunrise Written Feb 25, 2011

    We did a day tour at pearl farm for 2 thousand pesos which includes boat transfer from Davao to Samal Island, Lunch Buffet and use of all ammenities. But day tour is not enough to enjoy. I will probably go back

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    Interesting photo opportunity

    by iclee Written Nov 24, 2010

    When visiting the Philippine Eagle Center, you'll see a whole gamut of hawkers plying their trade. Trinkets, bags, malongs, shawls, candies, durian, lanzones, rambutan at prices lower than the usual market.

    Focus your sight in one of the shops and you'll see an albino snake carried by a lady. She claims bathing and putting lotion on the snake. You can have your picture taken for a token. I gave P50 and had my picture taken with albino boy. When he snake started to squirm and move, I was disgusted with the way it rubbed my neck. Ewww!

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    Don't leave Davao without sampling fresh durian

    by iclee Written Nov 24, 2010

    Durian is so abundant and cheap in Davao so I suggest that you try out this tropical fruit.

    Some are offended by its smell but I find its flesh too delightful to resist.

    Try the local variety first then the Puyat variant.

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    Largest eagle in existence

    by iclee Written Nov 24, 2010

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    Largest? Some may contest this and say nope, it's the Wedgetail from Australia or the Steller's Sea Eagle. But I certainly believe that it is worth trekking to see such an impressive bird.

    The land trip from Davao city lasted at least 45minutes so plan ahead.

    If you have a DSLR with zoom, then bring it. It will worth lugging that heavy thing around. :)

    They have falcons, eagles, monkeys, deers, crocodile, snakes, etc.

    Open 8am - 5pm

    Entrance fees P50 (U$1=P44) for adults and P30 (18below) for minors at PENC. Davao City Water District charges P5 for adults while P3 for children when you arrive at the entrance.

    Majestic....all I can say about this Philippine wonder :)

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    Fastest zipline!

    by adventurousfeet Written Nov 23, 2010

    http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2010/09/part4-davao-experience-outland.html

    One thing adventurous people should not miss is the Outland adventure's extreme zipline. you'll cross the river, hike, then hit the zipline! fly like superman!

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    Adventure and Nature Tripping

    by adventurousfeet Written Nov 23, 2010

    http://adventurousfeet.blogspot.com/2010/09/part5-davao-experience-sites-to-see-in.html

    A lot of things to do in Davao, perfect adventure trip such as camp sabros or nature trip like crocodile farm and going to philippine eagle center.

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    Davao budget trip!

    by joel_anglo Written Jul 26, 2010

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    hi you may try to check in at davao tower inn, the place is so cozy, clean and very strategic. You might probably get 50% discount when you book your reservations. It's in the heart of the city, u can shop and party by night, its near Victorianos Place, a good place for night out. They have great singers there.

    It would be pricy if you book a tour alone. Try to explore davao on your own. Just a piece of advise, get map and ask question from davao residents, they are so friendly and accomodating.

    You may commute from a public transport (jeepney or taxi), you can choose maligaya taxi.

    Try to explore, Eden Park and Samal Island. There's lot of resorts in samal island, check blue jaz resort.

    Have a happy trip!

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    Kadayawan: NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

    by monina_c Updated Apr 27, 2010

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    It's a crazy festival week in Davao City every third week of August. For an entire week all the indigenous tribes in Mindanao gather together to share their culture and traditions via music, dance and visual arts. It is worth taking the time to experience these activities which is spread out throughout an entire week culminating with a grand parade, street dancing and musical show featuring the best of each tribe.

    The colorful grand parade features close to a hundred floats featuring the produce, flowers, crafts and traditional decor of all tribes and other sectors of Mindanao.

    It is a well attended festival which had drawn thousands of visitors into Davao for more than a decade now. :) It's a little hairy finding accommodations during this time. So if you do decide to join the craziness, BE SURE TO BOOK EARLY!!!

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    Zip City

    by monina_c Updated Aug 25, 2009

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    I went to Zip City last Sunday and it was fun. The ticket costs P300 (P200 for the zip-lining & P100 consumable). The line is 320 meters long and not too steep. The guys handling the cables and harnesses are competent and quite reassuring.

    The company who owns this venture is the same one that owns the Crocodile Park and the White Water Adventure. In fact the guy who helped me put on my harness, I think his name is Patrick (he's says he's sometimes smarter than a fifth grader), also handles the raft for clients at the White Water Adventures.

    BTW, The place closes at 5:00 p.m. so you have to be there before that to be accommodated. I got there at 4.30 p.m. and I was part of the last group that they let in.

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