Monday, October 24, 2011

La Mesa Ecopark

La Mesa Watershed is the primary source of drinking water for 12 million Metro Manila residents.  The area is around 2700 hectares, 700 hectares is the reservoir and 2000 hectares is the forest surrounding it.

La Mesa Entrance
Mia and I went tree planting last Saturday.  I was happy that the weather cooperated.  It wasn't too sunny and it wasn't humid, ready to rain weather either.

Tip: Wear comfortable shoes!
Our goal that day was to put soil in 5 little black plastic bags and place seedlings on each one of them.

Tip: Bring a hat, sunblock and mosquito repellant
Teaching us how to dougie erm... plant

Setting our seedlings to grow

After the tree planting, we were briefly toured around the place.  They had horseback riding(P50 or P100), kalesa, fishing, swimming etc., and other kid-friendly activities.  The amenities are decent but I didn't try the bathroom so I can't give an overall rating.

We climbed 107 steps...

Just to see this!
Close up!  OOPS!
There are tadpoles in the creek!
This is what toothpicks are made of! Forgot the name :S
We went here...
... for me to pose with this
That's it guys!
You can choose to donate and help sustain La Mesa Ecopark.  You only need to pay P250 and you get the following:
  • Bantay Kalikasan adoption certificate
  • Naming Rights
  • Free entrance to the ecopark for 1 pax
 For reservations and other inquiries, you may reach them through their landline (02) 430-4051, (02) 430-5207.  You can also email them at or check their website.

1 comment:

  1. hey! great to see my pic here. thanks, candice! hahaha - rustie