It is evident that the Sarangani Province is taking their tourism industry seriously. Earlier this month, I was able to visit one of its newest resort and recreational area called the IML Eco Park found at the peak of Lumasal Village in Maasim, Sarangani. This former hacienda is now open to the public and groomed to be the next important tourist attraction of Sarangani.
‘IML’ stands for Irineo Miguel Lopez. The current owner isÂ Â Mr. Jojo Lopez, former Mayor of Maasim, Sarangani. His lovely wife Haydee Lopez was there and toured us around the lovely place. My, I wouldn’t mind spending the whole day just sleeping in one of the bench with this magnificent view of the mountains with its luscious trees.
We went there primarily for our lunch courtesy of current Maasim Mayor Jose Zamorro.Â I was a bit tired and hungry that’s why I went straight to the buffet table LOL.
The IML Eco Park is barely months old and they’re adding more activities that aims to attract more tourists to visit the place. It is perfect for family and barkada trips. I suggest this for Special Holidays for all the Family . I am quite impressed with its location since it is overlooking Sarangani Bay. They do also have a shooting range at the left side. You can also see the various plantations.
When we went there, we saw a number of families at the Swimming Pool area. They do have offer zipline too!
I remember the first time I went to Lemlunay Dive Resort last year. It was barely a year old then and they were promoting it as a diving destination in Mindanao. I wouldn’t be surprised if within a year, IML will be the top Family destinations not only in Sarangani Province, but within Mindanao.