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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Isla Vista Resort Midpapan, Pigkawayan North Cotabato

Mindanao places like Cotabato is hardly exposed to some tourist because of some serious misunderstanding between Christians and Muslims. But nowadays, little by little, Cotabato is beginning to show some tourist attractions which we never missed. There are nice and hospitable people living there. We witness that during our short vacation at Isla Vista Resort.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

It is not really an unplanned trip. A friend of mine instantly invited us to visit Isla Vista Resort. We was enticed by his words and wonderful description on the said place so we immediately packed things up and found ourselves sitting in a van going to North Cotabato. While sitting on the van, I am thinking how great this resort can be. It was a 5 hour trip. We drop at Pigkawayan highway and waited a PUJ going to Midpapan I. And from the PUJ terminal in Midpapan, we take a motorcycle going to Isla Vista Resort. It was an enticing place. It is full of rice fields and I was amazed when I found out that the resort was located in the middle of the rice fields. Unexpected really. :D Before we reached the resort we needed to walk for a few kilometers in the middle of the rice fields, it is indeed a nice view, all you can see is a very green rice fields. We also crossed and walked along the dike or irrigation.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

When we reached Isla Vista Resort, the owner meet us and welcome us inside. He was very hospitable. The place is cool, stress free and very relaxing. The swimming pool's depth is 7 feet. They have a kid's pool and nice cottage location. Beside the swimming pool, there are two large ponds which is divided to separate variety of fishes like Bangus and Tilapia. The cottages are located between the two ponds. It was designed like that for you to go fishing while you are in the cottage. The fishes you catch will rate to PHP120.00-PHP180.00 per kilo depending on the fish variety.

You can grill the fish for free and cook rice there, you just need to asked the care taker or the owner. Videoke system is also available for additional entertainment. All I can say that Isla Vista Resort is really a relaxing place and far away from crowded city.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

You should include this place in your travel journal and I would strongly recommend this resort if you will visit North Cotabato. In order to get there, from Davao City simply take a van that headed to Kidapawan and North Cotabato. You can find the van terminal at Ecoland, Davao City. Van fare is only PHP210.00 and will took 5 hours before you can reach Midpapan. Ride a public jeep with Pigcawayan route and jump off at the jeep terminal. From the terminal, there are motorcycles parking, just asked them to take you to the Isla Vista Resort. Motorcycles will only drop you at the beside the rice fields. You can walked the way to the resort.

Location: Midpapan, Pigkawayan North Cotabato
Budget: 1000-2000 per person


Here are some pictures taken at Isla Vista Resort.

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

white sand beaches and resorts in Philippines Isla Vista Resort

6 comments:

  1. The green view is really cool to the eye. It's nice but really far.

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  2. Long distance places are most challenging and best to travel. :)

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  3. There are many changes to this resort nowadays. They already have a little boat you can use to ride on the pond.

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  4. Thank you for updating us the improvements of Isla Vista. Glad to know they make the place much better. ^_^

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  5. mam can i ask how much s d entrance and cottage of ur resort . . can i get ur landline and cp coz we my have plan to go ds saturday pls reply asap. .

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  6. whats the contact no. of this resort?

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