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Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area

Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area: A Place To Commune With Nature

Daily demands of adulthood have taken its toll on me. My week-long battle with stress was something that cannot be taken away by a can of beer nor with a plate of comfort foods; either way, it'll only make matters worst. So when work week's over, Kenn and I escaped the city buzz and find solace inside the premise of Initao-Libertad Landscape and Seascape Protected Area.

Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area: A Place To Commune With Nature

Initao-Libertad Landscape and Seascape Protected Area is situated between the municipalities of Initao and Libertad in the province of Misamis Oriental, hence the name. It covers a total area of 1,300.78 hectares with 50.58 ha of land and 1,250.50 ha of water.

The decision to come here was supposedly to try the activities in Lasang Adventure Park. Unfortunately, that part of the protected area was closed to the public for safety reasons and only Echavez Kitchenette was operating in Lasang. No matter, I believed that surrendering to nature's embrace will (always) be an incomparable moment of serenity and healing.

Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area: A Place To Commune With Nature
Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area: A Place To Commune With Nature

As we wandered along the concrete road surrounded by huge trees, I felt a sudden change of atmosphere accompanied by a feeling of fun and freedom. And although there were other visitors during that day, the noise was muted by the sounds of the nature. There were picnic tables and cottages in the area that you ca own by yourself but what's gotten to me was the viewing deck which to me was a good place to get a good view of the sea. So right there and then, Kenn and I climbed up the second floor of the cottage. In there, we seized the moment to let the air blow our anxieties away as we basked in the relaxing hues of the horizon, and to let the sounds of the waves lull our senses before we get back to our daily grind. It was yet another moment of liberating ourselves from stress. Indeed, to commune with nature is the best way to tune off and get in touch with the silence within one's self.

Thus, if you're also looking for a place to be alone with your own thoughts then Initao-Libertad Landscape and Seascape Protected Area should be in your list.

Initao-Libertad Landscape And Seascape Protected Area: A Place To Commune With Nature

More Info:
How to get there

  • From CDO, Ride a bus or jeepney bound to Iligan City. Just tell the driver to drop you off at Lasang Adventure Park or Lasang (the protected park is popular for this name). 

         Fare: 15 Bus, 50 Jeep.

  • From Iligan. Take the bus or jeepney bound to Initao or CDO.

Hours of Operation. Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fees:
  • P100 Caving (1-15 pax)
  • P150 Trekking (1-15pax)
  • P30 Camping (per head per night)
  • P100 Prenup/Debut (per hour)
  • P370 Snorkeling (1-3 pax); P120 Gadgets (per Head/hr: vest, snorkel masks and fins)
  • P300 Boating (per trip; 1-6 pax)
For camping and booking, submit a request letter to ilplspa_12@yahoo.com or contact 0926-692-0221 two days prior the planned date.


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  1. all that nature I'm seeing right now gave me some kind of peace...definitely will visit this place. Thanks for this helpful writeup Johanns. Keep it comin!

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    1. Thanks mommy Liz. Hope you'll also find the place comforting on your future visit.

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  2. I have not heard about this place. I would love to go there. Thanks for the information.

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    1. TBH, I used to pass by this area whenever I traveled back and forth CDO-Iligan and just realized it's a protected park.HEHe. Glad that this helped you.

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  3. Nice! Ang ganda. Plus mura pa. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, and the place is very comforting as well.

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