Zentraveler treks to Eden Nature Park, Mt. Apo, Philippines

Eden Nature Park

Eden Nature Park and Resort is situated at the foot of Mt. Talomo, roughly around 3000-ft above sea level. This mountain resort is famous for its cool climate, fresh food and green vegetation. The resort offers the best view of the beautiful Davao Gulf. Behind the mountain resort lies the majestic Mt. Apo. Eden’s cool weather is consistent all year round.
If you like eco-travel this is a must stop when you are in the Davao area! The wild flowers and trees are so abundant and majestic you feel like you are in Jack and the Bean Stocks personal garden.

Eden Nature Park and Resort is located approximately 40 km. south of Davao City … less than two hours drive from the Davao International Airport. Driving towards Toril proper is Mercury Drugstore Crossing and you turn right. Some 20 km. further up is a fork road where you turn left towards Brgy. Eden. You won’t miss the Eden logo at the entrance of the resort. You can either rent a car, hire a driver for the day of if your really adventurous use a bus and jeepeny to get there.

Eden Nature Park and Resort is the perfect antidote to a stressful life and offers something for the entire family.

They have experimental gardens and green houses where they grow organic foods. You can have lunch and dinner at their restaurant …eating these fabulous fresh organic foods prepared to your taste. Their home grown organic food is one of the reasons you will come back. Make sure you plan to eat at least one meal while in the park. As you move around the park you can elect to hike, ride a zip line or take a shuttle tram and see for yourself the magnificent gardens and outdoor area reserved for weddings and special events. And for those travel shoppers they have an excellent gift shop with some unique native handicrafts.

Hydroponic Garden

If fishing is your thing you can catch your own fish in the fishing pond and have it grilled to your perfection and served in an outdoor gazebo overlooking the fishing pond.

Fishing Village

Eden Nature Park and Resort is a great family resort where you can literally chill out and get back to nature. You could spend days here without seeing everything and possibly re-charge your batteries and come to the realization of what is really important in life. A beautiful bird, a colorful butterfly, fields of wild flowers, art sculptures and a bit of peace and tranquility that a rah-rah resort does not offer. They have many choices of lodging for entire families or the person who just wants to be emerged into nature.

So there you have it… even if you weren’t planning to go to Davao Eden Nature Park and Resort would make an excellent vacation that the entire family could enjoy. Taking directly from their website:www.edennaturepark.com. A respite, an adventure, a spiritual retreat, a cultural excursion, a sensuous feast. Experience it Now: Return to nature. Nature makes us feel good. While many people around the world live in urban areas with a little access to nature, Eden has it all! So why wait… why not book an eco-vacation at Eden Nature Park and Resort and watch the world go by.

Wild Flowers

QUOTE: “Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man’s thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high plains of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.”
– Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: There are over 400,000 different species of flowers covering the planet. Flowers are found almost everywhere and people grow accustomed to seeing them without realising the speciality of each little bloom. These plants have lots of interesting and unusual facts surrounding their existence which are not common knowledge. Whether it is their history or various uses, flowers have many interesting tales to tell.

The soldiers in the army of an Egyptian Pharaoh over 3,500 years ago were the first known plant collectors in history. Since then, plants and horticulture have been a prominent part of human life. Lilies are presumed to have originated from the Far East and are one of the oldest plants known. The flowers have been used in art for centuries. Gerbera daisies are available in extremely bright colours and are very popular in bouquets all over the world yet the flowers are originally from Africa. Tulips have an intricate history starting in 500 BC. The flower symbolised immortality, life and love. In the Seventeenth Century the bulbs of tulips were worth more than precious metals like gold.

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Wild Flowers! They light up the landscape with their rainbow of colors!

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eco-travel is the way to go! You can experience nature and chose the adventure that suits your style and pocketbook. The new eco-longhouse might have a birdwatchers, whale watcher, zip liner, a lover of spiders, and a person interested in exotic plants and orchids and include a spelunkers, white water rafter, surfer, and a mountain hiker, snorkelers, diver, a bicyclist, and just a person who wants to take in the travel with no agenda. Please pass the Grey Poupon as you sit down for dinner and share travel experiences from people of all walks of life.

From here to Infinity is a relatively short ride! The next leg takes eons and eons as you fly through the Barycentric Dynamical Time Zone! …and on and on and on.

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