Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Epol Mountain Resort one of the hidden Tourist Destination in Davao City


When we are in Alice Log House we found out that there is a near beautiful falls that can be visited. So when the caretaker told us we don’t think twice we grab our extra cloths and go to epol falls. We walk about 500 meters from Alice log house then after we reach the entrance of epol mountain resort we continue walking about 800 meters from the highway to the falls.

The trek was wide and descending good for backpackers and adventure seeker. You need to pay 7 pesos for the first entrance and 7 pesos for the Epol mountain resort. You can rent a cottage for 30 pesos and for parking fee for 4 wheels you need to pay 30 pesos for motor cycle 20 pesos. Very much affordable! Bring your own food because there is no store available, for safety the place is very safe no bad guys, there is also guard to watch over you.

The walk from the main entrance to the falls will take 30 minutes or less depends on the speed of your walk and the slippery of the trail.  

Epol Mountain Resort is 75 kilometers from Davao City, almost 2 hours travel from down town. It is along the high way. The falls is very beautiful and refreshing. The water is cooled and can make your hot heal cool. J I really love the falls just enjoy the place because it’s very natural and organic.

See the picture to appreciate and hope I you can visit Epol water falls one of the hidden tourist spot of Davao City.


























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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alice Log House Marilog Davao CIty

Front View of Alice Log House

Unquestionably, the Philippines is a country where beaches are the main attraction and the most sought after by tourists. Aside from the clear waters of the country, there are also beautiful spots in the highlands.

Have you been to Baguio in Luzon? If you are coming from the south and want to experience the weather in Baguio, Davao City has its own version of it -the BUDA area. The common term "Buda" is from "Bukidnon-Davao" because it is situated between Bukidnon & Davao. You can experience fog, cold weather and fresh air that can satisfy your desire for Baguio. If you want to stay overnight in Buda, I recommend a place for you to stay in -Alice Log House.

Alice Log House is 75 kilometers away from Davao City, the place is also along the BUDA highway at Bagong Silang , Baganihan, Marilog, Davao City. You can contact them on their cellphone no. 0920 824 4571 for reservations. You can rent the whole house for Php 3500. There is no electricity yet in the area but a generator may be used for Php 50 per hour. You may need to bring flash lights and full charge your gadgets if your budget is tight. Don’t forget also to bring jackets and socks because the area goes below 15 degrees. Also bring your own food because there is no store at the location. They have a stove though if you want to cook there.

Alice is a good place to stay in for families of barkadas. Alice log house has a play room just beside the living room. It has Darts, Billiard table, scrabble game, Chess Game, TV and karaoke. They also have free mineral water so scratch out the water in your list. If you're adventurous you can also visit the famous Epol Spring Resort (waterfalls) which is just a 30-minute walk from Alice.

I can also recommend that this place is perfect for wedding venue and pre-nuptial photo shot. You can also do your wedding in this place because of its view on ARAKAN Valley where you can image the place like in the commercial on Marlboro Country and also in Batanes. This place is really a place to be worth of coming back. Till next time Alice J  

Below are the pictures of the place and our adventure.



Flowing fountain of ALice

Epol Forest in addition of the fog this is pure beauty 


Playing Room

Gabbe at Alice Log House Marilog

Arakan Valley

Epol Mountain Resort Entrance

Foggy Afternoon of Alice Log House

Epol Trail

BUDA High Way

Morning View at Arakan Valley

Marlboro Country of Marilog Davao



Dawn is breaking and this is the beautiful View of Arakan Vallye Marilog

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Junora Family Inland Resort: A New Addition to Comval Tourism

Junora Resort family Pool
We love new things, new discovery or new adventure and after we experience that “NEW”, this modern world always asks for #SELFIE photos. These pictures are usually posted to share the experience to family and friends. Local Vacation Team took some "selfies" to share something new.
A newly constructed resort in Barangay Manat, Municipality of Nabunturan, Compostella Valley is being talked about in the province for its pools. The resort is called Junora Family Inland Resort.

Junora Family Resort is an addition to the growing number of tourist destinations in Nabunturan. The resort is a two-hour ride from Davao City. It's a perfect destination for motorcycle groups who love to explore Mindanao, for officemates who love to travel and for families who need a place to celebrate birthdays and reunions. The place is also good as a wedding venue because Junora has an area where you could arrange and decorate to make a romantic feel. If you’re planning for overnight stay and party all night, the resort accommodates as well. 

Junora Resort offers exciting amenities such as Kiddy pool, Olympic-size swimming pool, Diving Pool, Slide for adult and kids, Clean Comfort Rooms, Open and Close Cottage, Conference Room, Spacious Parking Lot, Restaurant, Canteen, and a 24-hour security.

The resort is located at Purok 4 Manat, Nabunturan Comval Province.

Entrance Fee: Php 60 for 11 y/o and Above ; Php 40 for 10 y/o below.
            Overnight: Php 80 and Php 60
            Cottages: Php 300, Php 500, Php 1500
            Rooms: P800( kubo non-air), P1,000 (kubo w/ aircon), P2,000 (VIP w/ aircon, tv and cr)
Junora Family Inland Resort Contact information: 09462986655



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Junora Front View

Kiddy Pool

Close Cottage

Canteen Area

Pool Fairy

Resort Slide

Open Cottage





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Monday, September 29, 2014

Balik Bukid: Experience Organic Food


Balik Bukid Davao Organic
Sunday is the best day of the week to go out with and treat your family for dinner or Lunch. Agree? Yes for me! I usually go out with my family and spend some quality time with them before another working week strikes again.

Davao City has numerous restaurants but when it’s Sunday almost half of them is close and the other half is found in the crowded mall. Dining in a good restaurant at a Sunday is somehow difficult. But I’m very much thankful to my wife that she suggested to try checking Balik Bukid.


Balik Bukid is a restaurant that serve ORGANIC Foods. As an organic enthusiast - and because I always drink detox juice form detox station which started my love for anything organic- without a doubt I drove fast to its location in Quimpo Boulevard because it's almost 9:00 pm. Fortunately, the restaurant closes at 10:00pm so the kind waiters gladly asked for our last orders.

This is my first time to experience Balik Bukid and I was fascinated by the recycled materials they use from the wall of their resto to the interior design. Amazing concept that they have. The chairs and tables are recycled. One of the tables is actually a pile of tractor tires with a glass on top. The place is so organized and clean.

I also like their service. The waitress and the people of balik bukid always smile and handle their customer respectfully.

They serve the food 10 -15 minutes after you ordered and the taste is different from any commercial food chain or restaurant (of course). With some greens on the side, you can really say that the food looks and tastes so healthy.

My experience in Balik Bukid is really an organic food adventure. A new place with twists on their served food, Balik Bukid is really a place I want to explore more.

Sorry for the low quality photos.











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