Cool Durano Eco Farm Resort & Spring Pools, Cebu
Durano Eco Farm Resort is the best for guests who prefer natural water flowing down from fresh springs, especially during the hottest season (March to May in the Philippines).
Yes, this is the place you should rather be if you want a ‘no chlorine’ water.
There are pools with various depths each, that is, there are pools both for adults and children.
you know, free flowing spring water is very clear, clean and cool
enough to refresh you especially when you visit or live in a tropical
country. This is just one of the places in Cebu that provide such cool
This farm and resort is located in the sort of rainforest in Carmen (Corte Barangay), Cebu Province, Philippines.
Briefly, the farm features, various species of plants especially fruit trees and ornamental and flowering plants.
Okay, let’s get a bit more into details here…
the fresh spring water pools are being built, you can enjoy the view of
the creek nearby. By the creek sides you’ll discover trees and other
wild plants surviving as they used to since the foundation of the
If you are a naturalist, I mean one who loves nature and cares for them, you would certainly enjoy being in this place observing tropical trees, wild flowers, birds, insects and all. (By the way, expect that you’ll get some mosquito bites since this is a tropical area.)
So, as much as they can, the management of Durano Eco Farm Resort tries to keep nature intact and without much intervention to the natural environment. (However, as part of their endeavor, plants of various species are being planted in this farm…)
For instance, you would notice that the pools are neither that very artistic nor intricate. You wouldn’t see many tiles and all those fancy decors. In fact, the walls of the pools are quite rough (so be very careful, unless you want a scrubbing on your back!), which are basically made of bare stones, sand, and cement (or plaster).
Anyway, see it for yourself.
an eco-farm in progress, Durano Eco Farm Resort offers various natural
environment and ecology being preserved and planted with diverse
collections of plants and trees.
There are about 400 plants and trees that have been identified and all of which have scientific names.
responsible pollinators of these fruit trees are the bats who made a
home just nearby the farm. They are residing in a cave located at a
cliff facing the farm itself. What a convenient place for them!
Courtesy: Durano Eco Farm
course, there are shades, cottages, benches and other resting places
inside this farm. I think it’s more of a big garden than a farm. You can
check it out at their facebook page which I provided below this page,
and please, let us know what you think.
Having described all that, I think the management of Durano Eco Farm Resort is trying to create a sort of paradise in this part of the province. Although, the creation of this paradise is just commencing, I guess, it is on its third day or something!
Here are the basic facilities and services you can avail when visiting this natural resort and farm…
Eco-facilities & Accommodations
I’m sure you’re wondering how much you should spend when you decide to come and enjoy.
Don’t worry about that because the rate of facilities
and services are very minimal and affordable… fantastic!
The water keeps of flowing, so there’s no need to worry about soaking in stagnant or dirty water.
The five pools have various depths each.
Fun Durano Ecofarm's Treehouse
Of course, the deeper ones are for adults (and good swimmers) while the shallower pools are for children (kiddie pools) who loves to play all day in water (like me when I was little and got reprimanded many times over^^).
Tables & Chairs
Tables only for your food and other provisions are available for rent (from 200 pesos up) with rates depending on the size. Of course, simple chairs go with tables.
Cottages are available if you prefer to have a little bit of privacy with your family or friends (but not so private because it’s actually open - no walls, only wooden or bamboo railings (or fences) surrounding the hut cottage).
Tree House (Cottage)
You’ll notice also that there are tree houses available. It would be interesting but probably not advisable if you have smaller kids or for people with height phobia. The rate of these cottages is basic and affordable (from 300 to 500 pesos up).
I heard that some cottages are available for overnight’s stay, probably the tree houses are.
Okay, let’s check out how to get to Durano’s Spring Resort.
Reaching Durano Eco Farm Resort
It is not difficult to find and get to Durano Eco Farm Resort. Just
take a bus from North Bus Terminal bound for Carmen. Don’t miss to get
off at Carmen’s Public Market, where you can see from the right window
of your bus.
If you prefer, you can tell
the operator to pick you up at a certain time. Of course, this is a no
problem if you got your own ride. If you are driving (or somebody is driving for you), here’s the guide…
Carmen Market go straight ahead until you reach Carmen National High
School, then drive left for about 4 kilometers or so until you see a big
mango tree at which “This way to Durano Eco Farm Resort” billboard is
That’s all for now. Update for this page will be posted as the farm and resort is developing.
If you wish to get directly a more detailed information regarding Durano Ecofarm's facilities and services, you may use the following information.
Address: Barangay Corte, Carmen, Cebu, Philippines
Phone: +63 939 473 6658
Reservation: 091 5560 0572
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