Things to do in DAVAO | Eden Nature Park

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

If you're a first time traveler in Davao visiting Eden Nature Park is a MUST!

Eden Nature Park is a sanctuary of vast garden of trees, flowers, herbs and organic vegetables 3,000 feet above sea level. The 80 hectare park is 95% man made with over 100,000 pine trees planted years ago. Eden Nature Park is an ideal outlet for those seeking for sensuous relaxation, adventure with nature and fresh air.

Going to Eden Nature Park is quite far, it is located in Toril, Davao for about 2 hours travel time. In our case we rented a van from our hotel that we used to tour around the city and to Eden Nature Park. 

Day Tour Center
Entrance fee costs:
P470 for adults & P300 for children
P200 for adults & P170 for children

Eden Nature Map

Things to do
You can do several things here. We arrived there a bit late but we managed to squeeze these activities for a span of 2 and a half hours.

1. Skyrider/Zipline for P150 each

Skyride experience
Operating Hours
Mon-Thur: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Fri-Sun: 8:00am-12:00nn and 1:00pm- 4:00pm

2. Indiana Jones for free
This is just near the Skyrider so take time to try it.

Gliding in Indiana Jones
3. Fishing 
P40 for the fishing equipment rental plus a required fee per kilo of the fishes you will catch. We caught a total of 3 tilapias for about P220 (Yay!) but we had no where to cook so instead we gave it to our van driver :) 
Btw, the P40 fee comes with a free bottled water.

Fishing Village

Nice catch, Ron!

Good job, Mike!
Yay for Me!!!
Operating Hours
8:00am- 5:00pm

4. Guided Shuttle Tour
Fee costs P120 each. The tour will take you around the 80 hectare park with 3 major stopovers.

Shuttle used for tours
Operating Hours
8:30am- 10:45 am | 1:00pm- 4:00pm

Stopover 1: The Amphitheater  
Here you can see variety of rich blossoming flowers of many colors, rainbow tunnel and a statue of St Francis of Assisi

Rainbow tunnel, St. Francis of Assisi and Amphitheater
Garden of Eden
Stopover 2: Tinubdan

It features the diversity of cultures of the indigenous people of Mindanao. Provides replicas of traditional houses educating the tourists on how the locals live in the olden times.

different traditional houses

Stopover 3: Lola's Garden
Last stopover features Mayumi wishing well, organic herbs & vegetable bed & an exhilarating view of the park

Lola's Garden

Mayumi's wishing well

5. Dine at Vista Restaurant
Where we ate our snacks, that time we had two choices of complimentary snacks- baked macaroni or pesto pizza which came with a glass of soda.

Vista Restaurant

Because of time constraints, we didn't get to do other activities. Tip: Para mas masulit ang punta go here early, leave Davao at lunch time at least. Here are others things you can also do:

Buy at the Souvenir Shop

Horseback Riding

Mountain trailing, swimming and they also offer variety of accommodations depending on the number of guests and budget. 

For more information visit

Other ways to go to Eden Nature Park:

Via taxi- taxis can be negotiated anywhere at the city for P1,000.00 back and forth.

Via public transportationyou can ride a jeepney bound for Toril. Just tell the jeepney conductor to drop you off at Mercury Drug Store. There are single motorcycles waiting to be hired at P 80 per person to bring you right at the entrance of Eden Nature Park & Resort.

Via private car-Eden Nature Park & Resort is located just approximately 40 km. south of Davao City proper or less than two hours drive from the Davao International Airport. When you see Mercury Drugstore Crossing, 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.

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  1. You should've went for the buffet! I highly recommend their buffet because even though the options are quite limited, they use the freshest ingredients. Argh, I am craving for those salads and other fresh items even just thinking about it :)

    1. Thanks Abby for the suggestion! Sounds interesting, maybe I'll try it next time I'm in Davao :)

  2. Cham if day tour til wat tym pwede magstay?

  3. Hi,
    How much for van rentals? Planning to go there this month. Can you recommend a van rental company?

    1. Hi Maya!
      We ask for help at the hotel's concierge for around 1,000 :)

  4. thanks, decided to go to eden after i looked at your blog ! im going there sometime this oct :)

  5. Hello Chumei!

    At Microtel Hotel- :)

  6. Thank you for this post. I'll be adding Eden park in my list when we visit Davao next month.

  7. What time does the tour starts?

    1. They offer different schedules from 8:30am- 10:45 am and 1:00pm- 4:00pm

  8. Would it be possible to get a guided tour anytime we arrive?

    1. They have fixed schedules but waiting time is bearable, you can do other things like go fishing while waiting :)

  9. hi.. walking distance lang po ba lhat ang mga yan? paano pag wala kaming sariling service pagdating namin s eden..?salamat po..

  10. How much if you stay overnigt?

  11. Thanks for the detailed post! We missed the fishing part but had loads of fun anyway!!

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