GAP Farming Resort in Davao City

Or GAP FARM a.ka. Land of Promise as it is popularly known to people is Ma-a’s lush greenery and is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Davao City. I remember back in the days this farm used to be our famous lunch venue each time we go for an educational trip during my high-school years.(Click image to view full size.)
This huge water buffalo with a farmer at it's back is the first thing you will see at the entrance. 
GAP is probably dubbed as Land of Promise because it promises an unforgettable experience once you choose to spend time and visit the farm.
With today’s entrance fee of only 30.00 pesos per person (not quite a buck) JK and I were able to experience few hours, a taste of rural farm life with a bit of education. I was wowed especially with its huge changes. Imagine I was only a teen when I last saw the place.

If you’re up to experience combined nature and learning especially the Philippine culture and a little bit of its history, this is a perfect place to be. The abundant varieties of trees, flowers and plants are sights to behold. They also have picnic spots that cater visitors that come whether in small or a large group, an inviting swimming pool where you can relax, a decent restaurant that serves good Filipino foods, a souvenir shop and a lot more. Plus they got WIFI too now!

A vast lawn of various fruit trees.
The parade of the Philippine Presidents and the country's great people.
The parade of the Philippine Indigenous Tribe
The parade of both tamed and wild Philippine animals.



That's JK... making pose with the bat.
The farm's restaurant.
  If not for keepsake, I'd rather not climbed up this tree house.It feels eerie to me.
Additionally, hopping from one attraction to the next is convenient when you’re already at the place. When coming from the North Outland Adventure and Zip City – two of the famous Ziplines in the city are not too far away from the farm. In fact, JK and I just walked it through from the Outland Adventure where we’ve had an awesome Zipline experience a month ago. (See video of our Zipline here.) Also if you plan to visit Philippine freshwater crocodile conservation area, the Crocodile Park is only few minutes away too from Gap Farm.

It’s really nice to have visited again after a long time. We had such a great time. Indeed it was a refreshing and relaxing time well-spent at the farm!

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31 comments:

Deli said...

This is one place I failed to visit while I was based for a time in Davao. Thanks for sharing this. Hope to see the place one day soon. Dropping by for TT :)

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chrisair said...

Love it, I am so lucky to join the group now ko lang kasi nakikita yung magagandang pasyalin sa pinas its really much fun in the Philippines talaga

Diana Javinal said...

wow! ang nice naman nung lugar! sarap mag nature tripping. :)

Cha said...

Nice. I was not toured there by my Tita! I better ask her to bring us there next time we visit Davao

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myrnz said...

thanks for sharing this great place in Davao. I did not had the chance to visit many beautiful places sa Davao everytime na nasa Davao ako..hope to go back this year!

tatess said...

ang dami talagang magagandang lugar sa Pilipinas.every province has its own beautiful places to visit.

michi said...

i agree with diana, ang sarap mag nature tripping. di ko napuntahan to nung pumunta ko davao.

Sining Factory said...

Very Nice. Ive been dreaming of visiting Davao. I would like to add this on the places I want to visit when I get there. It is so nice. :)

Bien Nonoy said...

Davao is definitely a beautiful place

Bien Nonoy said...

Davao is definitely a nice place

Journeys and Travels said...

I came here when I was still studying at IIT in Iligan and that time, I enjoyed the serenity of the place.

Thanks for sharing this post.

Blair Villanueva said...

i like the tree house

Blair Villanueva said...

i like the tree house

sionee said...

hmm..30 pesos na entrance fee not bad at all! I wish I live nearby..haha

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suya kaau ko anang karabaw nganha te pag anha namu before..giihian ko!waaaaaaaaaaah! bata pa kau ko ato..maong galagot ko sa karabaw abi kog tinuod nangihi!hahaha!


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Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com said...

Have been to Davao several times but I've never been there. Truly andami pang hidden beauties ng Davao to explore. Yay for me :)

Kerslyn said...

Yay! Nice na ang Gap Farm. Same experience with you, Nancy. It used to be our lunch venue during educational trips.haha.

dennis galvez said...

Checked. Sure to include this place as part of my itinerary for Davao 0_o

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Imuha d i ning blog anhg D Tour Nancy, nice siya love the header. davao is indeed very progressive. i wanna vist that place someday over the rainbow hehehe

Simurgh said...

diko ma gets kung bakit GAP..
But I'll sure to bookmark this place when its time for me to visit Davao. :)

genny said...

my sister was there 3 weeks ago, and says GAP farm is renovated. been there a year ago and they are working on the renovation. wala pa ko naihian kay di man ko moagi sa ilalom sa kabaw...nyahaha

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Traveling Morion said...

iluv the land of promise photo and the giant crab wew:) wish i could also visit the place

Clint said...

It's been ages since I last visited a farm. I hope I can visit again. I love the place. It seems to be relaxing. I wanna visit this farm on country outfits!

Ion Gonzaga said...

pag ganitong walang mga greeneries at puro buildings at disyerto lang ang nakikita ko dito sa dubai, nakakamiss pag nakakakita ako ng mga ganitong blogs.

ang ganda sa atin, simple man o magara ang pasyalan... it always feels relaxing.

julie said...

Davao is too far from me but I really want to visit the place. Beautiful pictures.

Gil Camporazo said...

A very farm, a very promising indeed. As I review the pictures posted here one by one, I'm imagining that I'm in GAP farm. The place is historically inspired. It's donned with different kinds of animals. Well, everything you could found there is unforgettable!

Travelholic said...

Beautiful pictures, Nance! GAP Farming Resort is a frequented place by me back during my high school years. I have had a very memorable experience in this spot, too! ;-) I'm glad to see some recent snaps. Akong mga daan nga pictures diri wala na ra ba kay nabahaan among balay sa CDO. :((

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Anonymous said...

Php30 is the entrance, right? Is there a discount if its for a class fieldtrip.. maybe 15 pre-schoolers w/ their parents..