The mountain ridges on the boundary of Davao City, Bukidnon, and Arakan Valley provides the perfect background for the clouds that cloak the crests at the break of dawn.
While the sky slowly turns from dark blue to different hues of orange, magenta, purple, and yellow, you gaze with a mouth wide open at the beautiful sight unfolding before you.
For a measly PhP50 entrance fee, from 4am to 8am, this spectacle is open to all who visit Sonnen Berg (Sun and Mountains) Mountain View in Marilog District, Davao City.
The Torres family—owners of the resort—has been enjoying the vista from their very private resthouse for several years, and it was only last year when friends, as well as friends of friends, started coming to their home in droves. They reluctantly shared their sea of clouds to a sea of people, and the rest, as they say, is history.
With Sonnen Berg’s increasing popularity, they had to expand their main viewdeck, offer plated breakfasts (priced fairly at PhP120), rooms for overnight guests, and have been constructing more additional rooms and decks.
The weekends are the busiest time, so expect a huge crowd that you have to take turns with for your photo shoot. Go early to catch the sun as it breaks over the horizon dotted with pine trees.
Take in the view and the fresh mountain breeze and have a beautiful morning to start a great day ahead.
How to get there:
From Manila, Davao City is an hour and 40 minutes by plane and 3 days and 2 nights by land and sea. Sonnen Berg Mountain View is Marilog, Marilog District, BuDa Road, Davao City which is an hour away from the city proper.
Buses bound for Bukidnon ply the route daily. Taxis can take you to Sonnen Berg. Arrange for them to take you back. Rate is negotiable.
If you have your own vehicle, take the right road from Ulas to BuDa. You won’t miss the yellow gate on your right in Marilog. Contact: (082) 09477611689/09494260747.
What's your awesome Davao City story? Share it over on www.ChoosePhilippines.com, or post it with the hashtag #ChoosePhilippines!