Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrThe Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and natural reserve is owned and managed by the city government, it features a vast land filled with botanical gardens, diverse wildlife endemic to the mountains of Malasag, and other recreational amenities and accommodations. The Eco-tourism Village was established in order to teach and promote awareness about the lives and rich culture of the ethnic groups residing in Northern Mindanao. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village also shares the natural forest reserve of the Mapawa Nature Park, which is just a few kilometers from the village.
VisitingUpon arriving at the main entrance, there will be an entrance fee of ₱50 ($1.10). A map of the entire village is then provided to every guest, making it easier for them to navigate and check out the different sights and attractions inside. The first thing you’ll appreciate upon entering the area is its popular cold breeze, soothing ambiance, and amazing view of the bay. Tourists can also enjoy the wide selection of tasty Filipino cuisines at the village’s alfresco restaurant.
Along the ethnic tribe village (where local natives actually reside) is a long hanging bridge that goes across century-old trees. Aside from the magnificent view of the entire metro, visitors can also enjoy the mini zoo located within the village. The Malasag animal sanctuary houses different species of Philippine deer, exotic snakes, and birds. The eco-tourism village is also an ideal place for picnic and outdoor activities like Frisbee.
Visitors can also choose to stay inside the eco-tourism village. Guests can relax at the native bungalows made from indigenous materials, or rent cottages resting over hills that give a stunning view of the forest reserve. For the adventurers at heart, they can set up camp at the Malasag camping grounds for the night.
Getting ThereTourists can conveniently visit the Gardens of Malasag Eco-tourism Village by taking a taxi ride from anywhere in the city. It is advisable to have the driver wait for you (or pick you up) at the main entrance if you are planning on visiting the village for a few hours. Guests who want to spend the night at the village can also have the management get a taxi for them when they check out. The village is also accessible by commute. Take a jeepney ride bound for Cugman and ask the driver to drop you off at the crossing of ecoville and the highway. You can then take a habal-habal or motorcycle ride to the village.
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Author: radiantan. Last updated: 46 weeks ago