This staycation house in Davao City offers New Zealand-feels

This article was originally published on VisMin.ph.

Visiting New Zealand is every traveler’s dream. Imagine waking up to its fresh breeze, green mountains, and cold weather which makes you want to sip your cup of coffee while snuggling close to your loved ones. 

Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page

What a way to relax, right? But while it remains a lifetime away, how about traveling to a version of it in the Philippines? 

Yes, you read that right! Your Maori dreams can be fulfilled in Lopez Highlands in Davao City. 

Lopez Highlands

Situated in Barangay Baganihan in Marilog, Davao City, Lopez Highlands is a stunning villa open to the public for staycations.

Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page

Like New Zealand, it is surrounded by lush greens accentuated by the cloudy, blue skies — making it a picture-perfect addition to your Instagram feed. 

The two-story house can accommodate up to 15 people and is packed with amenities including a jacuzzi and two swimming pools, a wide kitchen area, three bedrooms, and an outdoor swing. 

Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page

Guests may also request a one-time bonfire where they can share stories while disconnecting from their phones. 

Note that there is no Wi-Fi connection in the villa. Cellular data is also limited. 

Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

ROOM RATES:

  • Whole House (Mondays to Thursdays) – P9,000
  • Whole House (Fridays to Sundays) – P9,000
  • 1 Bedroom with Loft – P4,500
  • Second Floor of the House Only – P7,000

Note: all room rates are applicable for overnight use. No day tours allowed.

Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page
Photo from Lopez Highlands Facebook Page

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao City, Philippines

BY BUS: Take a bus bound to Baganihan Barangay Hall if you are from Downtown Area. Average bus trip time is one and a half hours. Ask the driver or conductor to be dropped off at Sitio Katandungan, Barangay Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao City. Once you are there, you can ask the locals where Lopez Highlands is as you need to trek the mountaintop rest house for a few meters.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Lopez Highlands” in Marilog District, Davao City. Parking space is available.

This article was originally published on VisMin.ph.



Allison Irv Miller
Allison Irv Miller
"There will be days that I'd find myself in different places, but my heart will always be in Cebu."  

Mechanical Engineer | Cebu City

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