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Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Places of Interest in Davao City, Uncategorized | 16 comments

A Day at D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

Hubby and I have long planned of having a summer outing for the family.  We considered a lot of choices at first and we end up deciding to go to D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool since we have never been to the place.  We read a mix of negative and positive comments about the resort on the net so trying it out ourselves is the best way to get a first hand experience.

The resort is located at Communal, Purok 5, Davao City.  It is about 6.2 kilometers from Buhangin hi-way.  It is owned by Leonor Lim who also owns RDL, Emar’s Wavepool,  Japanese Tunnel, and D’Leonor Hotel in Bajada, Davao City.

D’Leonor Inland Resort as a whole covers 26 hectares under development and some of it’s amenities are still under construction.  It has  quite big parking space in front of the resort but according to the driver who toured us, there were times that their parking area get full especially if there are many functions in the resort.  Anyways, there’s always a room for expansion given their very huge area.

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Signage at the entrance of D’Leonor Inland Resort

Upon entering at D’Leonor Hotel and Inland Resort, entrance fee is being collected. Php100.00 for adults and Php50.00 for children.

How to get there

D’Leonor Resort is located at Barangay Communal, Purok 5, Davao City.  It is about 20-40 minutes ride from downtown area. Most people who go there have private cars.  You may hire a taxi which will cost you around Php250-300.00.  You may also arrange from D’Leonor Inland resort for your transportation so they can fetch you.  Their transportation tariff is very reasonable.

If you prefer public transport, the route that passes the place is the “Communal” route.  These usually are small multicabs.  However, there are only few PUJs plying this route so it is not at all preferable.

Wavepool and Raging River

Entrance fee to the wavepool is Php250 for adults and Php150 for children.  Take note that you have to pay the entrance fee whether you take a bath in the wave pool or not as long as you enter into the wave pool area. If you  bring with you foods, Php200.00 is charged for the corkage of all the foods you bring.  If you have with you soft drinks, you will be charged Php30.00/per 1.5 liter bottle.

You are not allowed to use breakable utensils in the wave pool so you better bring plastic utensils to avoid hassle. Kitchen knife is also not allowed inside the resort.  If you need one, you may just borrow from their restaurant.

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The huge wave pool at D’Leonor seen from our cottage

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D’Leonor wave pool

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wave pool at another angle

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large pail that dispels water when full to the delight of the kids

We were there from 8:30 in the morning until around 4:00 in the after noon but it was only twice that the pool had waves.  We asked what’s the frequency of the waves on the pool and we were told that it is supposedly every 40 minutes but since there’s a problem with their machine, they had it only twice, at around 12:00 noon and at 3:00 in the afternoon.

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D’Leonor Restaurant

There is a restaurant inside the wave pool area but we did not order any food from there because we brought plenty of foods with us to lessen our expenses.LOLz. But if you don’t bring foods, you can order foods from there and have it delivered on your cottage.  I have seen waiters bringing foods and delivered it to our neighboring cottage.  The food look yummy but I can’t really say something if it’s really delicious because I have not tasted it.

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smallest cottage that cost Php500.00

There are plenty of small cottages fronting the wave pool that can accommodate 12 people.  The smallest cottage costs Php500.00.  Bigger cottages that accommodate 24 people costs Php800.00.

There are also rubber boats and paddlers for a fee.  They also have life vest and the good news is it is free.

The Zoo

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D Zoo at D’Leonor Inland Resort

We had with us our 3 year old kid so we went to the zoo for her to see some live animals that she only sees on TV.  Entrance fee to the zoo is Php70.00 for adults and Php50 for kids.  The zoo is not that very huge but there are a number of animals that are endemic in the Philippines as well as from outside the Philippines contained in the zoo.  To see photos of animals at D’Leonor Inland Resort Zoo, visit here.

Fishing Grill

You can also go fishing at the resort.  Fishing is at Php30.00 per 100 grams and they offer free grilling for the fish you will catch.  Fishing sounds exciting don’t you think?

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Overlooking Fishing Grill

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Fishing area

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Beautiful benches to sit on near the Fishing grill

D’Leonor Zipline

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D’Leonor Zipline

For the adventure lovers, there is also a zipline at D’Leonor Inland resort.  The fee for zipline is Php250.00 for adults and Php150.00 for kids.  It is a 460 meter zipline so it will surely ignite your adrenaline rush.

Othing Things You see at D’Leonor Inland Resort

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D’Leonor Hanging Bridge

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Wall climbing at the D’Leonor inland resort

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Wishing well garden

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Wishing well

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Chalet

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D’Leonor 600 Steps

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ATV Track and D’Leonor’s Park

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D’Leonor Garden

There are other amenities that are not in the photo like the basketball court, the chapel, tennis court and the 9-hole golf course, clubhouse.  There are a number of chalets, dorms and native houses for you if you want an overnight stay.  They also have the cable car, bump car, hotel, function hall which  are still under construction.

During our visit (May 17, 2012), here are the rates at D’Leonor Inland Resort:

Entrance fee – Php100.00 for adults / Php50.00 for kids

Wavepool – Php250.00 for adults/Php150.00 for kids

Zipline – Php250.00 for adults/Php150.00 for kids

Covered court – Php350.00/hour

Surfing – Php3,000.00/hour

Zoo – Php70.00 for adults / Php50.00 for kids

There were only 4 of us when we went there – me, hubby, 3 year-old kid and 1 house help.  Here is the breakdown of our expenses on our whole day escapade at D’Leonor resort:

Entrance fee- 100*3 adults = 300

                        – 1 kid = 50

wave pool – 250*3 adults = 750

                    – 1 kid = 150

corkage of all foods  = 200

corkage of 1.5 liter soft drink = 30

small cottage (good for 12) = 500

zoo – 70*2 adults (only me and hubby) = 140

      -50*1 kid = 50

Total expenses = 2,170 (for the 4 of us) –> this information is provided for reference purposes only

When you are at the D’Leonor resort, have a tour of their entire place to appreciate it the more.  The tour is part of the entrance fee so you have to enjoy it.  All in all, I can say that our visit to the place is worth it.  Enjoy planning for your next escapade guys!

 

(Disclaimer: all prices reflected above are based on our visit.  It is provided as a baseline information or a reference point.  It is a fact that prices change from time to time.  So if you want to visit their place, contact them thru telephone numbers given below to get accurate prices on the time of your visit.)

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D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wave Pool

Communal, Purok 5, Davao City

Tel. No.: 221-1160, 304-4633

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16 Comments

  1. Goodpm, can u send me rates of all amenities?like entrance fee, swimmingpools, cottages, and Airconditioned rooms.if possible can u send me photos of those rooms.we are planning to come there on 25 Aug overnight po, minimum of 20 persons po.if we will bring food may corkage po ba at how much?can u send also your menus of foods and rates?need feedback as soon as possible for planning purposes po.thanks

    • Hi Cherry. This site is not the official site of the D’Leonor nor we are affiliated with them. If you have queries regarding amenities and rates, you may contact them via the numbers provided above (the bottom of the post). Thanks for dropping by at Davao Info Site.

  2. Thanks for sharing your experience at D’Leonor. The details and photos you provided are very useful. I am looking for a place where we can celebrate my baby girl’s 2nd birthday. :)

    • You are welcoome. It’s always nice to share. Have fun celebrating your baby girl’s 2nd birthday:).

  3. gudeve,.im searching a venue for our babie’s 1st bday,.if will go to d’leonor, can we have our discount, will go more than 20pax.,

    • Hi, please contact the telephone numbers provided below the post to know about discounts at D’Leonor Resort. Thanks.

  4. Hi. I’ve read that they have a cable car ride? Was it functional when you went there?

    • yes, they cable car ride but it was still under construction when we were there.

  5. DO THEY ALLOW OVERNYT ON THE SAID RESORT?

    • yes, they do allow overnight stay and they have plenty of chalets for overnight stay.

    • yes, they do allow overnight. thanks

  6. I would like to know if they are strict when it comes to suit attire in their swimming pool. because we are prohibited to wear such as shorts and bathing suit.

    • When we were there, they are not really strict in terms of suit in the swimming pool coz i have seen people wearing T-shirts. But you better give them a call to be sure or you may risk spoiling your escapade.

  7. we are planning to go there po, we would like to know if meron na bang TOWELS, UTENSILS or etc. na free ? ..

    .. may promo po ba kau na package deal, kung gusto po naming puntahhan un lahat, may discount po ba ?? ..

    • Hi,
      If you are referring to the hotel, I am not sure if they have free towels and utensils like other hotels. If you are referring to the pool, they don’t have free towels and utensils unless you order from their restaurant. With regards to promos and discounts, I am not sure about it, you better contact the telephone numbers provided below the post to get accurate tariff, promos and discounts. Thanks for visiting our site :-).

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