IML Eco Park – Sarangani’s Newest Tourist Attraction

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.

Senyorita's ideal siesta view
Senyorita’s ideal siesta view

‘IML’ stands for Irineo Miguel Lopez. The current owner is  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.

I miss sceneries like this
I miss sceneries like this

We went there primarily for our lunch courtesy of current Maasim Mayor Jose Zamorro. I was a bit tired and hungry that’s why I went straight to the buffet table LOL.

Filipino-themed Buffet for Lunch
Filipino-themed Buffet for Lunch

IML Park in Sarangani

IML Park in Sarangani

IML Park in Sarangani

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.

Playground
Playground
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Zipline!
Zipline!

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.

12 Comments

  1. nadia said:

    Looks like an amazing place to unwind and enjoy amazing food! I hope it’s not too costly to stay there.

    September 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      If I remember it right, the entrance fee is only Php50. I am not so sure about the accommodation rates though i assume it is a bit more affordable compared to other resorts.

      September 22, 2011
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  2. mervz | pinoyadventurista.com said:

    napa-WOW ako dun sa kare-kare… sarap! I have to see this on my visit to Sarangani next year! thanks for sharing! 🙂

    September 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Fail food shot nga kasi hindi pa tinanggal mga veggie sa taas hehe 😀 Uy, that’s nice! Miss ko na ang Sarangani and if we had enough time lang sana nun, I’d rather stay. Bait pa ng mga tao. Maki-coordinate ka sa tourism officers nila 😀

      September 22, 2011
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  3. Judd said:

    I would love to zipline… straight into a swimming pool… in the middle of a forest. Tenenenentenen!

    September 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Pwede yan para sa’yo! Wehehe 😛

      September 22, 2011
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  4. chyng said:

    di ba Manny Pacquaio is their congressman jan? walang meet and greet the congressman? =)

    September 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Wala siya sa Sarangani that time eh pero oks na sa amin si Gov Pogi wehehe

      September 23, 2011
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  5. pusangkalye said:

    never pa talaga ako napadpad sa area na yan.wanna see the the places of interests din and eventually meet the bloggers there na talaga namang very active!!!pati mga bloggers ng cebu diko pa namimeet other than ed and doi.hehehe

    September 22, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Join the next s3x tour by February or September next year! Fun siya, promise 🙂

      September 23, 2011
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  6. Chris said:

    OK, I want to go there for that buffet alone! It’s good when an area takes the initiative to improve its appeal to tourists – especially if they can do it in an ecologically responsible way like this.

    Two of my home towns here in Oz (Newcastle and the New England) could take a lesson from this post 🙂

    September 23, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I agree with you! For me, this is one of the few places that i’d like to go to just to eat and sleep hehe the scenery is just too inviting! 😀

      I sincerely hope that Sarangani’s efforts in promoting their tourism will have a good outcome 😀

      September 23, 2011
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