Durano Eco Farm & Spring Resort is place where you can swim in pools with water that’s free from chlorine. They use the flowing water from the spring for their swimming pools. The entrance fee is 60 pesos per head and you can rent tables or cottages for 200 to 500 pesos.
The resort has five swimming pools and the water flows from the first pool to the last one. There are kiddie pools as well as deep swimming pools.
At the North Bus Terminal, ride a bus (usually a mini-bus) going to Carmen. The bus fare is around 50 pesos. Just tell the conductor to drop you off at Carmen Public Market. You can also easily see the market from the right side of the bus. Durano Eco Park doesn’t really have a restaurant or a place where you can buy food so you can just buy food from the market. Or alternatively, you can just bring your own food since there’s no corkage fee.
Then, from the market, ride a tricycle going to the spring resort. The fare is 30 pesos per head. You can inform the driver to fetch you at a certain time.
Impressions with Durano Eco Farm & Spring Resort
As a nature lover, I was really excited about the place but I got disappointed due to the following reasons:
a) The crowd was overwhelming that there’s really not enough space to swim.
b) There was no water which is very ironic since it’s a spring resort. It really ruined my mood when I opened the toilet room and I saw someone’s dirt there. I haven’t eaten my lunch yet at that time. Plus I was thinking about how can I take a shower after swimming in the pools.
c) Lots of insects! You’ll really need insect repellent to avoid being bothered by pesky insects.
When I was in one of the pools, it somewhat smelled like urine so I immediately got out of the water. The truth is I only stayed at the place for an hour.
Though I didn’t really enjoy swimming the resort, at least I’ve enjoyed some of the views there.
The spring looks nice but it’s nothing compared to the stunning blue river of Kawasan falls.
I hope that they’ll manage to improve the place someday. But if you’re going to ask me if I’ll visit the place again, my answer is no.