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Amazing Eden Nature Park And Resort, Davao City, Philippines

Updated on March 18, 2016
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Thelma is a Filipina Expat living in Germany. She shares her Philippines life and travel experiences about her beautiful home country.

Eden Nature Park and Resort
Eden Nature Park and Resort | Source

Eden Nature Park And Resort

Eden Nature Park and Resort is located in Toril Davao City. It´s just a few kilometers from the hectic of the city and at the foot of Mount Talomo.

As what our tourist guide said, "Eden Nature Park is about 3,000 ft. above sea level and it´s around 80 hectares of terraces formed out of the mountain slopes."

Eden Nature Park consists of more than hundred thousands of fully grown pine trees and huge forest trees all over the park. A nestling place for different kinds of birds and butterflies.


My Travel List

Visiting Davao City was one of my "to visit list" in traveling to my home country. I am here for a few months now taking my wintertime away from the cold and freezing weather in my adopted country Germany.

I think visiting Davao City and its popular tourists spots like Eden Nature Park and Resort is my final travel destination before flying back home to Germany. It´s getting warm there and summer is fast approaching so it´s the time for me to prepare myself for another "lifestyle" and adjustments that I have to make living in another culture and tradition other than Philippines.

I´m thankful to my friends who had invited me to go with them in their road trip to Central Mindanao, the south of the Philippines. Davao Crocodile Park was our first step followed by Jacks Ridge restaurants and Eden Nature Park and Resort.


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Our Guided Shuttle Tour

Our guided shuttle tour inside Eden Nature Park and Resort was only 45 minutes. The tour started from the entrance of the park where we bought our tickets.

It was a breathtaking tour through the long and rough road inside the forest full of pine trees, mangosteen trees, different kinds of flowers like Zinnia Eleganz, Hibiscus, Mickey Mouse Fruits and other beautiful scented or unscented flowers. There were vegetable and herbal gardens, too. Lettuce and herbs like basil are organically grown in the "Garden of Eden."

Every now and then we stopped and took some photos of the beautiful surroundings. The shuttle tour was a sort of orientation where we could choose places and things of what we could do for our visit. There was an Amphitheater for wedding celebration or for a concert and a Plaza Maria garden especially made for those who are devoted to Virgin Mary. A prayer garden. A St. Michael The Archangel Chapel is there for a wedding venue. There are cottages and lodges for those who would like to stay more than a day to relax at Eden Nature Park and Resort.

Just Roaming Around

We did not have the time in engaging a lot of activities because our time was limited so we just roamed around and appreciated the beauty of the nature before us, in between our guided shuttle tour. Those are some of the taken photos below.

The "Garden of Eden"

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Mickey Mouse Fruit, Titty Fruit or Fox Face in the "Garden of Eden."Belly button flowers in the "Garden of Eden.""Garden of Eden" flowersBeautiful "Garden of Eden."Morning Glory flowers in the "Garden of Eden.""Garden of Eden" flowers."Garden of Eden" flowers"Garden of Eden""Garden of Eden" overlooking Davao City and the Gulf of Davao.Some sculptures in the garden.
Mickey Mouse Fruit, Titty Fruit or Fox Face in the "Garden of Eden."
Mickey Mouse Fruit, Titty Fruit or Fox Face in the "Garden of Eden." | Source
Belly button flowers in the "Garden of Eden."
Belly button flowers in the "Garden of Eden." | Source
"Garden of Eden" flowers
"Garden of Eden" flowers | Source
Beautiful "Garden of Eden."
Beautiful "Garden of Eden." | Source
Morning Glory flowers in the "Garden of Eden."
Morning Glory flowers in the "Garden of Eden." | Source
"Garden of Eden" flowers.
"Garden of Eden" flowers. | Source
"Garden of Eden" flowers
"Garden of Eden" flowers | Source
"Garden of Eden"
"Garden of Eden" | Source
"Garden of Eden" overlooking Davao City and the Gulf of Davao.
"Garden of Eden" overlooking Davao City and the Gulf of Davao. | Source
Some sculptures in the garden.
Some sculptures in the garden. | Source

Enjoy The Day With

  1. Fishing in the Fishing Village
  2. Swimming
  3. Horseback Riding
  4. Sky riding
  5. Zipline
  6. Indiana Jones Adventure Ride
  7. Walking
  8. Hiking or Jogging
  9. Relaxing in the beautiful scenery of the garden
  10. Celebrating a wedding, anniversary or a birthday celebrations.

Things To Bring With You To Eden Nature Park and Resort

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Swimming  
Hiking / Jogging  
Fishing  
bathing suit
Jogging pants
money for paying the fish
bathing trunk
good, comfortable shoes
Fishing rod
towel
mineral or just water to drink
Food for the fish
shampoo
mosquito repellent
 
soap
 
 
sunblocker
 
 

Mayumi´s Wishing Well

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Facts About Eden Nature Park and Resort

  1. Entrance fee with snack 200 Pesos, Shuttle Tour 120 per persons
  2. Opening Time 8 a.m.--4 p.m.
  3. 95% man made nature park and resort
  4. They have their own restaurants, snack bars and souvenir shop.
  5. They grow their own organic vegetables and fruits.

Eden Nature Park & Resort

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Man made old style wooden rice mill.Organic vegetable garden.A native Doctors houseHerbal and Medicinal GardenLocal dancers performing their traditional dance for the tourists.
Man made old style wooden rice mill.
Man made old style wooden rice mill. | Source
Organic vegetable garden.
Organic vegetable garden. | Source
A native Doctors house
A native Doctors house | Source
Herbal and Medicinal Garden
Herbal and Medicinal Garden | Source
Local dancers performing their traditional dance for the tourists.
Local dancers performing their traditional dance for the tourists. | Source

Some Tips:


  • It´s better to have your own car or rented car when visiting this awesome place because if you will rent a taxi in going there, you will be charged high.
  • Bring your coat or jacket with you if you easily feel cold.
  • Bring mosquito repellents, too.
  • Bring enough money with you. The place is expensive as you will pay for almost all activities you are going to do including the fish you are going to catch in the Fishing Village.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes if you are planning to walk or hike in the park.
  • There are loads of things to see and do in the park, so I think 1 day is not enough for a visit.

Places To Visit Nearby

  1. Davao Crocodile Park ----is a park not only for crocodiles but also ostriches, snakes, pheasants, birds, eagles, monkeys and many others. BTW, this park is selling crocodile meat, crocodile ice creams and freshly brewed civet coffee.

  2. Taklobo restaurant in Jack Ridge Resort and Restaurant---where you can dine in a classy and awesome ambiance overlooking the sparkling lights of Davao City and Davao Gulf at nighttime. The restaurant serves delicious Filipino food and of course its native "Davaowenyos" sea foods and be serenaded by good singers while enjoying your meal.

Places To Visit Nearby

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Live Crocodile at Davao Crocodile ParkPheasant at Davao Crocodile ParkPheasant at Davao Crocodile ParkThe entrance of Jack Ridge Resort and Restaurant Crocodile ice cream advertisement at Davao Crocodile Park
Live Crocodile at Davao Crocodile Park
Live Crocodile at Davao Crocodile Park | Source
Pheasant at Davao Crocodile Park
Pheasant at Davao Crocodile Park | Source
Pheasant at Davao Crocodile Park
Pheasant at Davao Crocodile Park | Source
The entrance of Jack Ridge Resort and Restaurant
The entrance of Jack Ridge Resort and Restaurant | Source
Crocodile ice cream advertisement at Davao Crocodile Park
Crocodile ice cream advertisement at Davao Crocodile Park | Source

Goodbye Eden Nature Park

Visiting Eden Nature Park and Resort was the best place I have visited this time. It was a short but a memorable visit with my friends. I hope I will be able to visit this awesome nature park in the future and I will surely be there for at least 2 days. Wish me luck for that. Thanks for reading.

Eden Nature Park and Resort overlooking Davao City and the Gulf of Davao
Eden Nature Park and Resort overlooking Davao City and the Gulf of Davao | Source

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you for the tour, Thelma. It looks like a very beautiful place.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are very welcome Bill. Yes, it was a beautiful place to visit. I hope you enjoyed the tour by seeing those photos. Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy your weekend.

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      Elizabeth Parker 2 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      It looks like an amazing and beautiful place to visit! THanks for sharing!

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      Janet Giessl 2 years ago from Georgia country

      What a beautiful place. I would love to visit it some day. Your photos are awesome. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. Have a nice weekend.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for the information about Eden Nature Park , and the tour through your lovely pictures. I'd like to just walk round if I ever get there.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes, it is epbooks. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice weekend!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So beautiful and you got me reading till the end. Sounds a wonderful experience.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Janet!

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, this park is indeed beautiful and I hope you will be able to visit this place in the future. I hope you´re fine. Take care and have a lovely weekend, too.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      MsDora, thanks for your stopping by. I´m glad you liked the "tour." Walking in that park is what I would love to do, too. Happy weekend!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This place looks beautiful and heavenly, displaying true colors of Nature. And there is so much to do and enjoy for all age groups.

      Thanks for showcasing this beautiful part of Earth.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan! You are very welcome my dear. The nature is indeed very beautiful. Thanks for your visit. Have a nice month of June.

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      It looks as though you had a wonderful time, Thelma!!! The pics were lovely. I will check this place out when I'm in the Philippines!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes, I had a wonderful time midget38. Thanks for your visit and I hope you´ll be able to visit this place one day. Have a nice day!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      I love it Thelme! I wish I could visit there, I would love to go across on that rope how amazing! what a lovely place, voted up and shared! nell

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      You did a great job sharing this. Boy, would I love to be there. Right now.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Eden Nature Park is stunning! I love the 'belly button' flowers in the Garden of Eden as well as the 'doctors house.' Thanks so much for introducing this amazing work of nature. Up and sharing!

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 2 years ago from KOLKATA

      Thank you for the well written hub on a heavenly place. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      precy anza 2 years ago from San Diego

      Wow, such a beautiful place to visit. Hope I could one day visit it. :) Enjoyed looking at the photos. Was it you behind the flowery vine, on the 7th thumbnail from "Garden of Eden" photos? :) What flower is it?

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Nell! I´m glad you liked it. It would be nice if you can visit this place one day. Thanks for dropping by and for sharing this hub to others. Have a nice and successful week!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Rebecca! How I wish I live near this garden of Eden. I could visit this more often as I could. Thank you for your visit. Have a lovely week!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi vocalcoach! This Eden Nature Park is indeed amazing. I could have stayed there for the whole day relaxing in the middle of the nature. Thanks for your visit. I love belly button flowers, too and the house of the doctor reminded me of our house when I was still in kindergarten.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are very welcome ARUN KANTI. Have a great week as well. Thanks for your visit.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Precy! No, it was not me. It was the daughter of my best friend who accompanied with us to Eden Nature Park. I think the flowering plant is Fuchsia. I hope you will be able to visit this place one day. Thanks for your comment. Have a great week!

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      Rose Clearfield 2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I always enjoy following your travel adventures and learning about new places to visit! Thanks for putting together this beautiful informative resource.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Thelma, Eden indeed. Your photos are stunningly beautiful, thank you for sharing this gem with us. I real pleasure.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi randomcreative! I´m glad you enjoyed following my travel adventures. Thanks for being my follower. Happy weekend! Take care-

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are very welcome tobusiness. It´s always a pleasure for me to share beautiful places I travelled. Have a happy Sunday.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      This garden looks lovely. I really love the wishing well. What lovely colors. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are welcome. Thank you Glimmer Twin Fan for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Have a nice week.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Gorgeous! I love your pictures and I do love the map.

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      Janis 2 years ago from California

      I have been to Davao, but not here. If I ever return I would love to visit this place.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Thank you Lady Guinevere. I appreciate your comment. Have a nice day!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      I see WriterJanis. I hope you´ll be going there next time you go to Davao. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your day!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Sorry Marvin Libron I´m not allowed to approved your comment as it contains a link of a business. Promoting other site is not allowed in the comment sections. I hope you understand. Thanks anyway for your comment.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Eden Nature Park looks like the type of place I would love to explore.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      That's great Sandyspider. Maybe, who knows you might be able to visit this place one day.Thanks for dropping by.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I'm back for another visit to Eden Nature Park. Such a gorgeous place, reflected by your beautiful photos.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Vocalcoach! Thanks for your another visit. Have a great day!

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      prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.....beautiful place and very well written hub. I hope I can visit this place in person. Good job, my friend. I give my vote for you. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Thank you very much for your wonderful comment Prasetio30. I hope you really can visit this place in person. Have a great day!

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful place Thelma and thank you for sharing with us. Voted up , across and sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Eddy! You are very welcome. Thank you very much for sharing this hub to others. I hope it is not so cold in Wales like we have here in Germany. Take care.

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      Radhika Sreekanth 2 years ago from Mumbai,India

      You got the peacock's dancing pose in your camera!! Wow ....It's indeed amazing and beautiful. I've never been fortunate enough to see the peacock in this pose though I've come across them too nearby.

      Voted up, beautiful, useful and interesting. Sharing in Hubpages.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi radhikasree!

      Yes, I was so lucky to have that photo of that beautiful peacock. Maybe one day you will be lucky to see a dancing peaciock pose, too. Thanks for your votes and sharing. Happy weekend!

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      Joyfulcrown 2 years ago

      What a beautiful place. Thank you for the information. I've been to Manila but never to Davao. I would love to visit one day.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Joyfulcrown! Maybe you can visit Davao one day. Thanks for your comment.HAPPY NEW YEAR

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      Joanna Chandler 2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Thelma , nice hub and photos Eden seems to be a nice place, but can you imagine with the real Eden at the beginning of the world looked like and what it will be restored to?

      It will be God's own touch! It will be so beautiful our little eyes won't be able to fathom it. Oh I can't wait i often wonder if God made the earth with so many wonders, and mankind have destroyed many of His works. What would it be like when we cross the swelling tide.

      Thanks for sharing have a bless day

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi LadyFiddler!

      Yes, I can imagine how awesome would it be in the real garden of Eden. I would wonder around with an open mouth and a lighted heart. Thanks for your comment.Good night!

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      How beautiful are the pictures of the "Garden of Eden". I love to have my whole yard look like that. Thanks for the pictures.

      Blessings to you.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Yes,the garden of Eden is indeed beautiful. I love to have that kind of garden too. Thanks for your comment Rachel Alba. God bless you too.

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      Auuww, what a lovely visit to Eden Nature Park. It reminds me of a jungle in South Africa - the Knysna and Tsitsikamma forests. Thank you for sharing this experience of yours, Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi MartieCoetser! You are very welcome. I appreciate your visit and I am glad that it reminded you of those jungle in South Africa. Have a wonderful week!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I like your photos of Eden nature park and the foliage looks quite colourful. The list of suggestions for different activities to do is most helpful and I'd probably take a look at that crocodile park too! Voted useful.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzanne Day,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. Happy weekend!

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This looks like a very interesting and beautiful place to visit. Your pictures are wonderful! Thank you for including us in your tour!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      You are welcome. Yes, it is an interesting and beautiful place to visit sgbrown. Thank you. Have a nice day!

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      My Sweet Promises 2 years ago

      I do love your post. Davao is the safest place I've ever known. I wish to go there and do some trekking. Thanks for wonderful info.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Hi My Sweet Promises! You are welcome. Thanks for your nice comment. Yes, I have heard about that safest place in my home country. Davao is worth a visit. Enjoy your trekking there.

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      Ireno Alcala 2 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I love all the photos, but I want to go inside the native doctor's house and wish on the wishing well. :)

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Thank you very much travel man1971 for your visit. Yes, of course you can go to Davao and visit that native house of the doctor and wish on the wishing well. Enjoy your trip then.

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      sheilamarie78 24 months ago

      It's fun to learn about new places to enjoy the natural world, even if only online.

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      Thelma Alberts 24 months ago from Germany

      Yes, I agree with you sheilamarie78. I have also visited a lot of awesome places online. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend!

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      Fay Favored 23 months ago from USA

      Thelma you did a wonderful job in sharing this adventure. Including suggestions, tips and ideas for the journey is quite helpful. Thanks for adding the things to do and bring lists. You photos are lovely!

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      Thank you very much favored for your comment. I´m glad you like this hub. Happy weekend!

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      Shaloo Walia 13 months ago

      Seems like a lovely place. Thanks for the guided tour!

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      Thelma Alberts 13 months ago from Germany

      You are very welcome Swalia. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your new week!

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