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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Malagos Garden Resort, Davao

Sunday, January 02, 2011 Posted by Vernon Go , , , ,

Right after we went to the Philippine Eagle Center, we went to Malagos Garden Resort for Lunch. Malagos is a 12 hectare inland Nature Theme Resort located in Bgy. Malagos, Calinan, Davao City. The Malagos Garden Resort in Davao has the amenities of a Full Service Resort with Room and Accommodations, Function and Seminar Halls, Restaurants and Coffee Shop, Landscaped Gardens, Bird Park, Butterfly Sanctuary, Swimming Pool, Children’s Playground, Adventure Activities, and many more!

Outside Malagos
Malagos!
Malagos Resort Lobby
Getting in
It is also home to the Philippine Orchid, Vanda Sanderiana, commonly referred to as the Waling Waling, indigenous birds and other wildlife species, the Malagos Gardens Amazing Bird Show and sculptures of Philippine National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva. Truly a unique blend of art, commerce and nature amidst the cool mountain breeze of the highlands of Davao City. While on Malagos Garden Resort one can enjoy planting waling-waling (the rarest and most beautiful orchids in the Philippines), bird feeding, butterfly release, horseback riding and kalesa ride, bird feeding, playing billiards, table tennis, darts, badminton, basketball, volleyball and perhaps many more!

Inside, preparing for lunch
Pandesal
Soupas XD
Fried Fish

Malagos Garden Resort caters seminars, parties, team buildings, weddings and other special occasions. In fact they offer seminar packages for as low as P1,280.00/person full board which includes room accommodation, use of function hall, sound system, free wifi and others. They also have 3 wedding packages to choose from that suit your budget. Not only that, they also offer fun learning activities in Malagos Garden Resort such as the interactive bird show, animal encounters and the butterflies and moths. So you’re not just relaxing but also learning.

Plant..Bleeding Heart Vine
Wer 2 go? hmmm
Walking
Whoa, big big play grounds
Tour Packages:

Malagos Garden Resort also offers tour packages such as tour around Malagos for 7 hours which include going to The Philippine Eagle Center and the price ranges from Php1,750.00/pax to Php2,750.00/pax depending on how many pax are going. They also have the sightseeing at Malagos which is a half-day countryside tour and prices ranges from Php1,250.00/pax to Php2,150/pax. You can also avail their Malagos highlight tour which will bring you to two of Davao’s must see tourist attraction – The Philippine Eagle Center and the Malagos Garden Resort for Php1,400.00 to Php2,350.00 per person. If you’re interested in different kinds of flowers, you would surely enjoy their bloom and nature tour which will give you the opportunity to see the different kinds of orchids and plant the famous waling-waling for Php3,500.00 to Php2,400.00 per person.

Bridge Crossing
Green House type of Dome
Inside the dome, looks like a forest
Another view from the inside
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Accommodation:

Malagos Garden Resort is equipped with hotel facilities in a natural environment. It has 21 standard cottages which can accommodate 4 to 5 guests for Php2,400/room/night inclusive of breakfast good for four guests. Delux cottages can accommodate 6 to 10 guests for Php3,300.00/room/night inclusive of breakfast for 6 guests. They also have 2 superior rooms which can accommodate 6 to 10 guests for Php4,200.00/room/night inclusive of breakfast for 6 guests. Their Narra Cottage has 2 big rooms that can accommodate 50 guests each room for Php350.00/person/night maximum of 25 persons per room.

We went outside the dome towards the zoo-animals area~Horse tigidig
A shy Albino Carabao! ^_^
Peacock
How to get there:

Malagos Garden Resort is around 27 kilometers from the city center of Davao which is a 30-45 minutes ride depending on the traffic. This is via either by private or public vehicle. They also offer transport from Davao International Airport to Malagos Garden Resort and vice versa. Another option is you can ride a cab or take the bus or a van in Bangkerohan for Php40.00/person going to Calinan. When you reach Calinan, look for a motorcycle for hire that will take you to the garden resort which costs Php10.00/person.


In a Nutshell, you’ll find at Malagaos Garden Resort the following:
  • View Deck Cafe
  • Trading Post
  • Restaurant
  • Overnight Cottages
  • Seminar and Lecture Halls
  • Rare Orchid Gardens
  • European Gazebo
  • Noah’s Ark Topiary
  • Garden Exhibits
  • Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Tropical Cottages
  • Bird Park
  • Fishponds
  • Wishing Well
  • Abueva Sculptures
  • Waling-waling Forest
  • Old Durian Fruit Trees
  • Swimming Pool
  • Horseback Riding
  • Filipino Calesa
  • Adventure Playground
  • Assorted Ball Games
That is one Big Scary Ostrich!! X_X
It is a place where people can unwind, relax and be close to nature. Here, people can forget about the busy city life and definitely would be relieved from stress. And the animals you see on TV, you can get up-close and personal! HAHAHAH
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