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Mico’s Eco Park, Ormoc City: A Break from City Life


Eco parks are now gaining popularity in Southeast Asia, especially in the rural areas of the Philippines. And in Ormoc City, you can find it at Brgy. Milagro, a place known for its cooler temperature and high altitude. The place is developed yet it is not highly modernized and luxurious. Eco parks are meant to be natural and raw and use methods that reduce maintenance and promote sustainability.

Little Bali in Ormoc City

We paid the entrance fee at the little cafe at the roadside that serves refreshing drinks like bubble tea and iced coffee. It has breathtaking views of the verdant rolling hills with coconut trees everywhere. It just gives me that Bali vibes, so relaxing and rustic, just like the photos you see on Instagram. The rural areas of Leyte resemble the countryside of Bali, so tropical and calm your soul.

Instagram-worthy photos

Different structures are provided for photo shoots.

The entrance leads to a stair lined with flowers and ornamental plants. We stopped by the different structures used as a photo backdrop and unleashed our inner models in us. We also noticed the different mini huts along the stairs as we explored more. I learned that visitors can stay there for one or a few nights.

Lastly, we rested in one of the bamboo cottages on the hills while adoring the breathtaking nature all around us. I was in awe of what I saw, and being here was really worth the effort and entrance fee. All I can say is I want to be back here in the future.

Affordable place to visit

At 20.ooPhp, you have all the nature to yourself. It is the best place to unwind and chill when you are tired of city life. Most of the materials used here are bamboo, which is indeed eco-friendly and natural. You can bring light snacks here but always observe cleanliness.  Mico’s Ecopark can be accessed through the road that connects to Lake Danao.

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