Leyte - A Relaxing and Rejuvenating Day at Paruparong Bukid Nature Conservation Center

Paruparong Bukid Nature Conservation Center is located in Brgy. Lukay, Babatngon, Leyte, just a 30-minute drive from Tacloban City. Situated amidst green fields with a stunning view of nearby mountains, it is a wellness center that offers detoxification programs and other activities such as kayaking, fishing, butterfly and bird watching among others. They also offer food selections that were prepared using veggies and fruits that were organically produced.

Upon arriving at the center, we were treated with a welcome drink called green smoothie. It is a mixture of some blended fresh fruits and leafy greens. Certainly refreshing and healthy!

Then we went to the area were we kayaked through the mangroves and nipa palms all the way to La Isla Bonita. Kayaking through the lush mangroves is so relaxing! I was just enjoying my time, taking photos and savoring the serene surroundings!

Photo by Ms Ludette

When we reached the island, our guides climbed the tall coconut trees and get some fruits for us. It's so sweet and refreshing!

Photo by Ms Ludette

When we returned to the wellness center, they told us that lunch was ready. Perfect after almost 2 hours of kayaking activity! :)

They served us healthy and organic meals. We had radish salad, sushi with raw vegetables, raw corn and carrots salad, laing, organically grown tilapia fried in lauric oil and rice colored with blue ternate flower. All were delicious!

Radish Salad

Sushi with raw vegetables

Raw corn and carrots Salad


Fried Tilapia

Rice colored with ternate flower

I truly enjoyed our lunch! I actually ate a lot but feel light and not bloated. Yum yum!

We rested for a while and readied for our next activity. I had a rejuvenating massage, while Eric had a body scrub. Their in-house therapists are really good and extra pleasant. They are well-trained and go beyond an extra mile in providing excellent service to their guests. It was so relaxing that I slept most of the time while the massage is going-on. Hahaha!

Our last activity for the day was a 30-minute guided meditation session. We were taught to just clear our mind, concentrate and focus on our breathing. It was a very good activity! I enjoyed it!

Photo by Ms Ludette

It was truly a relaxing and rejuvenating day at Paruparong Bukid Nature Conservation Center. I highly suggest that you visit the place, eat, relax, enjoy and commune with nature!

To know more about their programs, products and services, visit their website at www.paruparongbukid.com.

Thanks to Ms. Helly Yap, the owner of Paruparong Bukid Nature Conservation Center for letting us spend a day at the center. And also to Ms. Ludette Ruiz of Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours for making the visit to the center possible.

Paruparong Bukid Nature Conservation Center is located at Brgy. Lukay, Babatngon, Leyte, around 30 kilometers away from Tacloban City and is approximately 30-minute drive. If taking public transportation, take a passenger van bound for Babatngon at Tacloban City Central Terminal. Tell the driver to drop you at the center. It is advisable to call or text them at (+63) 929-7780053 or (+63) 920-9296880 for reservation.


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  1. hey, great post! it is really nice to touch base with nature and get away from the city once in a while! :)

  2. ganda ng lugar, natural talaga. lalo na yung foods...

  3. loved the food picture. i hope it tasted great

  4. parang ansarap nga jan at healthy ng offerings nila. nice one!

  5. Nice to see another write-up on Paruparong Bukid. =) Went there and wrote about it too. I believe great places like this should be promoted more. Cheers!

  6. Antigong upuan ba yung nakita ko sa taas!? ^_^! ...hehe

  7. Antigong upuan ba yung nakita ko sa taas? ^_^ :-)


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