One thing I regret not having last summer is a vacation. I always cringe at thought that I actually spent most of summer at home working, running errands, feeding the dog, sleeping, watching movies and what have you. I mean, really? I knew I could have simply hopped on a 15-minute boat ride and take a quick dip in Samal, but I didn’t. Next year, I promise to take my feet to a place I’ve never been before, and no one’s stopping me.
In the meantime, I’d like to share my experience with you as I toured around one of Mindanao’s most promising land developments, Hijo Estates.
HIJO ESTATES is a 760-hectare property bounded by the twin rivers of Ibuganon and Madaum and the Davao Gulf. Envisioned to be a premier, mixed-use township development that will feature:
- Beach and Leisure Resort Developments
- Industrial Estate and an International Port
- Residential Developments
- Orchard Plantations
- Commercial Town Center
It is located in Barangay Madaum, Tagum City -a less than an hour drive from Davao City.
I went there together with my fellow bloggers and we were given the opportunity to tour around this huge property. As I call it, it’s like an inception of cities – a city within a city. There’s so much to explore and every area offers a different ambiance that’s truly worth the sweat and leg work from walking around the property.
A tranquil fishing spot where one can delight in catching fresh fish and perfectly cooked with the right spices and fresh ingredients from Hijo Estates. Here you can go fishing, have it cooked, and served fresh on your plate. This is my favorite part in the entire property because the view and ambiance is just breathtaking; reminds me of romantic summer days. 🙂
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The world’s only beach in a banana plantation. It offers a 4km beach front, resort pool, casitas, and beach restaurant. You wouldn’t want to miss out the cool water from the infinity pool.
The Lanikai Heritage House
The renowned heritage home of the Tuasons. This beautiful home offers a stunning view of the Davao gulf and private infinity pool. You can stay here exclusively and have your very own chef cook for you.
A multi-billion peso joint venture project with International Container Terminal Services Incorporated (ICTSI), this world-class International Port will keep Hijo Estates connected to the global trade.
Right in the innermost part of this property lies Hijo Estates’ very own forest and wildlife reserve. Here you can find Philippine Macaques, wild boars, and towering trees.
We also toured the Plantation Villas, which is their very own residential development, but let’s talk about that in another post.