Durano Eco Farm - Cold Spring Waters & The Tree Houses

The Cold Spring Waters & The Tree Houses of Durano Eco Farm - Carmen, Cebu

If you are tired of chasing waterfalls in the southern parts of Cebu (lol) then it's time to chase nature's spring waters in the northern towns such as Esoy Hot Spring in Catmon, Gatubod Spring Resort in Compostela, Molobolo Spring in Tuburan, Guiwanon Cold Spring in Tabogon and Mt. Uragay Spring and Durano Eco Farm & Spring Resort in Carmen, Cebu. 
Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort
The tree houses fascinated me a lot. There are about 3 or more of them in the resort.
Durano Eco Farm - Carmen, Cebu
Durano Eco Farm - Carmen, Cebu

Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort is situated in Barangay Corte, Carmen, Cebu. Carmen is the town next to Danao City and is 2 hours away from Cebu City (more or less) depending on traffic.
Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort
This is the last set of pool

ENTRANCE & FEES
Adults - P60/Kids - P30 (4-10 yrs old)
Tables - there are also tables near the cottages. Rates could range from P200-P500
Food - you can bring food there. I believe there is no corkage.
Stalls - there are also food stalls there. Limited choices but at least there is something to feed your hungry stomach.




THE TREE HOUSES & COTTAGES
The tree houses will fascinate you as soon as you descend from the entrance. Aside from the cold spring waters the resort has to offer, the tree houses are an added attraction. The tree houses are nestled in the lush greenery of the eco-friendly Durano Eco Farm & Spring Resort. I suppose there are 3 or more of them. According to the attendant, rates range from P1500 to P2500. As for the Closed Cottages - sorry I forgot to ask (just prepare P1000 to P1500). If you go there solo, just leave your things within your view beside the pools.
Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort
This is a 2-bedroom tree house. There are about 3 or more of them in the resort.
Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort
There are 3 or more of this type of accommodation.

POOLS & BEST TIME TO GO THERE
There are several pools there but the best time of the week to go there is during weekdays as it can get so crowded on weekends. I went there on a Sunday and there are just too many people populating each and every pool, so if you are traveling solo, you know the drill.



Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort


Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort

GETTING THERE
  1. Go to Cebu North Bus Terminal in Subangdaku, Mandaue City. 
  2. Ride a jeepney or mini-bus bound for Carmen, Sogod, Borbon or see if the driver will allow you to board a bus bound for Tabogon, Maya, Hagnaya or any northernmost Cebu routes. Fare could range from P50-75. You can also catch a bus/mini-bus bound for Carmen, Sogod, Borbon along the National Highway.
  3. Disembark at Carmen Public Market
  4. From the public market, charter a motorbike (habal-habal) and tell the driver to bring you to Durano Eco Farm. Travel time is 15-20 minutes. Fare is P35/way.
Budget Meal - Singson Eatery, Compostela Public Market
After a few minutes of catching a bus bound for Carmen, I decided to have my early lunch at Singson Eatery at Compostela Public Market. This set of meal only cost me P50 (very cheap) - Rice, Utan Bisaya, 4 Lumpia Shanghai Rolls + 1 Softdrink
  • [MY ROUTE] I got a hard time catching a bus bound for Carmen from Compostela Public Market as it was a Sunday, but I was determined to go to Durano Eco Farm, so I decided to go there via Danao City. If you have to take my route, ride a tricycle from MLhuillier fronting Compostela Municipal Hall (near Compostela Public Market) then tell the driver you will disembark at Danao Terminal. Fare is P14. From Danao Terminal, ride another tricycle bound for Carmen (Fare is P13) then repeat steps 3-4 above. 
  • If you have a hard time catching a ride for Carmen from Cebu North Bus Terminal or along the National Highway, catch a jeepney bound for Danao City instead with jeep #27 then disembark at Danao Terminal then repeat steps 3-4 above.
  • If you want to use your vehicle, from Carmen Public Market, a few meters ahead, there is a corner on the left that is heading towards Barangay Corte, use that road. You know you are in the right direction when you pass by the gated MLhuillier property. Before reaching Durano Eco Farm, you will pass by Mt. Uragay Spring and just a few meters from there, on your right, there's a sign that directs you to the resort. See map below for directions.


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