As the most prominent Christian nation in Asia, Christmas in the Philippines is considered by Filipinos the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, we have the longest Christmas celebration in the whole world.
Aside from spending this important holiday with their loved ones in their homes, other Filipinos travel to different tourist destinations and private resorts to celebrate Christmas.
Here in Davao, there is a resort located in the highlands of Digos City that is a popular destination not just during the holiday season but also all year round — no less than Camp Sabros Mountain Resort.
Situated in Sitio Baras, Brgy. Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur, Camp Sabros offers a panoramic view of the tallest mountain in the country — Mount Apo.
Surrounded by flourishing pine trees paired with cold weather, visitors often have the impression of the renowned Baguio in the North when visiting the resort for the first time.
This mountain resort not just offers a relaxing and calming ambiance but also a rustic yet elegant atmosphere. So, if you have plans on spending Christmas in a resort, consider Camp Sabros as your top choice.
Things to do in Camp Sabros
As an adventure camp and a mountain resort, Camp Sabros offers serenity and tranquility and a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities for its visitors.
Here are what to do in Camp Sabros:
Experience its zipline
Your Camp Sabros adventure will be a total waste of time and money if you will not experience its famed zipline. Witness and admire Mt. Apo’s scenic view while ziplining through 3,980 feet above sea level on 800m, 520m and 380m long zipline.
Enjoy the cable lift ride
If you are overwhelmed by the intensity of the zipline ride, you can cool down at the cable lift ride. This ride also gives you an overlooking view of Digos’ highlands and allows you to appreciate its beauty entirely.
Try horseback riding
Another experience to look forward to in Camp Sabros is its horseback riding. You can try this fun activity upon ascending to the resort’s entrance from its parking area or simply roam around the resort’s ground.
Comprehensive Camp Sabros activity rates and fees
Camp Sabros charge the following entrance fees for walk-in guests with no confirmed reservation/booking:
- P100 per adult
- P80 per senior citizen
- P50 per child
Please note that the resort also charges a corkage fee of P400 for every group of 8 people on food and drinks they bring from outside the resort, applicable for day tour guests only.
For activities and rides, these are the rates:
- P200 per ride for horseback riding (15 mins. only).
- P200 per person for a round trip Cable Lift and a ride on the 380-meter zipline.
- P250 per person for a 380-meter Tandem Zipline ride and Cable Lift Ride.
- P350 per person for a Direct 520 ride, including a 380-meter zipline and a 520-meter zipline.
- P400 per person for a Combo Rides ride comprises a 380-meter Tandem Zipline back and forth and a round trip Cable Lift ride.
- P500 per person for All Zip ride includes a 380-meter Tandem Zipline pairing with a 520-meter Tandem Zipline ride and a Tandem/Solo ride on the 800-meter zipline, as well as horseback riding.
- P500 per person for All Rides ride comprises a 380-meter Tandem Zipline pairing with a 520-meter Tandem Zipline ride, an 800-meter Tandem/Solo zipline and a round trip cable lift ride, as well as horseback riding.
The resort accepts guests from Monday to Sunday, including holidays from 6 in the morning till 8 PM. Resort rides operate from 8 AM to 5 PM only.
Note that they only accept cash at the moment. So, make sure to have enough money on hand to pay for your purchases and the resort’s services.
Complete list of Camp Sabros’ facilities and amenities
Camp Sabros features various cottages to accommodate visitors, whether with family and friends or solo travelers.
The following are the cottages rates:
Governor’s Suite: P3000 per day suitable for two persons and P3500 per day good for four persons.
Upper Glass House: P6000 per day suitable for six people.
Lower Level Glass House: P4000 per day good for eight persons.
Lower White House: P6000 per day suitable for six people.
Upper White House: P15000 per day good for ten persons.
The resort won’t allow additional persons exceeding the cottage maximum limit. In addition, cooking indoors and outdoors is prohibited.
Keep in mind that the water from the faucet is not potable, but the resort will provide you with drinking water or you can buy bottled water.
Camp Sabros also has a restaurant, namely Rebel Bar & Diner, that serves American and Filipino food, as well as a wide selection of beverages. It also has a convenience store and souvenir shop.
How to get to Camp Sabros
Camp Sabros is a two-hour drive from Davao City. To get there, you have two choices: commute or rent a car from us.
If you choose the former, you first need to head to the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCTTO). Then, take a bus bound for Digos.
Once you’re at Digos City Bus Terminal, take a van that will bring you to Camp Sabros. However, filling up the van with passengers usually takes time. Sometimes you have to wait for an hour before the van fills up.
An alternative is to take a habal-habal ride to get there immediately without the hassle of waiting. But, negotiate first with the driver about the fare to avoid getting charged extra.
The easiest way to get to Camp Sabros
You can, of course, skip all the hassles of taking public transportation by renting a car from us.
By doing this, you will not just save a significant amount of money, but you can also cut your travel time from two hours to an hour or even less.
From SUVs, vans, trucks and sedans, Car Rental Davao has all the rental units you are looking for in a car rental agency. We offer a wide selection of premium rental cars with affordable rental rates.
What’s more, we also offer airport car rental pickup for tourists from the North with no additional charges. If you plan to stay longer in Davao, we also provide great and special deals for long-term car rentals with 24/7 roadside assistance.
How to contact Camp Sabros
Address: Sitio Barras, Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City, Davao del Sur
Mobile no.: 0966 711 0365
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