Why GAP Farm is special ?
Gap Orchard Resort, a sprawling 10 – hectare farm orchard, dedicated to durian, rambutan, pomelo and other tropical fruits. Located approximately five kilometers away from the bustling heart of the city, it is set amidst verdant tropical greenery and Philippine flora. It showcases an outdoor museum of Philippine folklore, history and culture awaiting your discovery. Capture this rustic atmosphere and enjoy the serenity and tranquility in this mountain paradise.
What to explore at GAP Farm?
GAP is a ten-hectare mountain resort and orchard that is filled with various fruit bearing trees located in the hilly part of Green Valley, Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao City. The farm is a popular destination frequented by many tourists to spend leisure time together with their dear and loved ones. Educational tours are also held here where students are taught how to appreciate the importance of the natural resources.
One of the main attractions in Gap Farm is the huge marble imprint of the phrase “Land of Promise” set on its vast lawn, which is easily visible while on-board an airplane. Tropical trees and fruits, exotic flowers, plants, and colorful flora and fauna are the main things that you will notice in the farm. Other landmarks of the farm are the old World War II Japanese carved tunnel, a Santo Niño chapel, Mother of Perpetual Help, and mystical statues scattered throughout the farm. Some of the mystical statues are our national heroes, Juan Tamad – a popular Filipino folklore character that depicts the consequences of laziness, and mystical folklore creatures in the Philippines like the white lady, “tikbalang” (half man-half horse), and “kapre” (smoking giant).
GAP Farming Orchard Resort has also an Olympic-size swimming pool where visitors can have a refreshing dip. There are also horseback riding facilities, tables for picnics, and a campsite as well.
How to get to GAP Farm?
GAP Farm is located in the hilly part of Green Valley, Diversion Road, Ma-a, Davao City, and is about 15 minute drive from downtown Davao City.