Malagos Garden Resort in Calinan, Davao City is one of the tourist destinations you should visit in the country’s biggest city.
Malagos produces 3 of Davao’s best--- chocolate, cheese and Bignay wine.
In April this year, Malagos Garden's 100% pure unsweetened chocolate won the bronze prize in the best unflavored drinking chocolate category at the Academy of Chocolate Competition in London. This is the first time for the Philippines.
The chocolates come from the single-origin cacao trees grown and processed at the Malagos Farm.
Another farm-grown pride of Malagos is its Bignay wine or currant tree berries wine which is slowly becoming popular with wine connoisseurs because of its full-bodied taste.
Wine is best enjoyed with the mango chevre or cheese made from goat’s milk with mangoes, the plain chevre, and the aged blue cheese.
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The shelf life of these cheese ranges from six to nine months. Malagos Garden’s cheese, chocolate and wine platter is available at PhP 2,000 for 1-10 people.
How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time is 1 hour and 50 minutes from Manila and 50 minutes from Cebu.
Taxi fare flag down rate is PhP40 (US$0.90) while jeepney fare starts at PhP8.00.
Malagos Garden’s products are available at the farm in Calinan or at the at the Puentespina Garden at Bolcan St., Agdao, Davao City, a 15-20-minute ride from the airport.