It was a cozy day when I and my friends went on a trip to Seagull Mountain Resort in Buda. We have decided to have this nature excursion to have ourselves relaxed and to experience the touch of mother earth. It was a two-hour travel from Davao City proper on an average car speed.
The closer we get to the resort, the colder the breeze becomes. By that time, we decided to turn off the air condition and open our windows. It is also noticeable that most households that reside along bukidnon-davao road sell different kinds of flowers. Perhaps the unvarying cool wind makes the place suitable for growing flowers.
As we finally arrived to the resort, we were immediately greeted by the friendly staffs. They took us to the external lobby, have our name listed, and pay the entrance fee. They placed a colored sticker on our shirt for confirmation that we have enlisted and paid already.
As we entered the resort, we were immediately captivated by the stunning landscape. Big trees, delicate flowers, and crowds of tourists have been my first view. We took group photos and some wacky shots straight away. Without delay, we asked the staff to bring us to the mini waterfalls. We were transported using an open colorful van which only took us about two minutes to arrive on such place.
Upon seeing the waterfalls with three swimming pools adjacent to it, I felt like I want to dive without hesitation. The only thing that made me hold back was that a digital camera was hanging around my neck. Not too soon, we unpacked our things and arranged our packed lunch and crackers on the table. Some of my friends jumped right away in the pool without testing the water. In a minute or two,
I followed them and took a dip as well. However, almost immediately, I was shivering for
the water is really freezing cold. Nevertheless, after seeing my friends having fun, I forgot the
frosty feeling. We took dozens of shots while trying to show that we are not affected by the
extremely cold water and cold breeze.
some water and cola at the nearby satellite store.
We packed our things again and rode an open van. This time, we went back uphill to visit the 14 Stations of the Cross. I felt like I had a strong connection to God while praying there; perhaps because of the tranquility and solemnity of the place.
By and large, the resort indeed, has a lot to offer. Not only that it gives comfort and relaxation, it
also offers adventure and nature experience. For people who want to stay overnight, there are
pavilions, condo units, camp sites, cabin and rooms available for rent. Conceivably one must seek
reservation to make sure a unit is vacant. Such vary from the numbers of beds
or occupants. Some would also seek more adventure and just stay in their own tent for the night.
The resort indeed offers many amenities. They have a restaurant, steak house, spa, and a golf course that is still under construction. They have minivans, golf carts, and a bus for an easy tour. Moreover, just in the entrance are some natives that sell handmade necklace and bracelets in which they sell for an incredibly low price. I have personally bought ten bracelets which only cost a hundred pesos all in all.
Whether you’re going with your family, your partner or even with your friends, Seagull mountain resort is truly worth the visit. The resort is at 4200ft above sea level which allows you to actually experience the soothing and relaxing cold breeze. What’s more, the overlooking view of the mountains and valley will without a doubt take your breath away. In my point of view, it is imperative that people especially the one living in Mindanao should visit such
By: BJ Geronimo