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6 things to do at Mango Grove at Bancal river

Recharging your soul is the perfect activity at Mango Grove at Bancal River. The calmness of everything around is so conducive to retreating into yourself.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing else to do at our paradise than sit still and breathe. See what other activities await you at Mango Grove:

MGBR manager Irene Marinas cuddles a freshly hatched chick
MGBR manager Irene Marinas cuddles a freshly hatched chick

Go on a farm tour. Let us show you around our thriving farms. We’ll teach you how to grow herbs and vegetables, care for fruit trees and edible flowers, raise chickens and pigs, and even cultivate tilapia. It’s a hands-on agricultural experience you wouldn’t want to miss!

Guests learn how to make our all-natural desserts
Guests learn how to make our all-natural desserts

Take cooking classes. This can be a private or group class, your choice. Learn how we make our easy and delicious farm-to-fork dishes.

Bancal river is perfect for beginner kayakers
Bancal river is perfect for beginner kayakers

Play in Bancal River. You can kayak, swim, sun-bathe, go on a picnic on the bank, or go fishing. At night, we can even build a bonfire for you. Our river marshals are there to help.

Take aim!
Take aim!

Practice your aim. Our Aeta friends made some bow-and-arrow sets that you can use. They can show you how to make your own after you try your hand at archery in our target range.

Freshly planted flowers line the path toward the meditation hut
Freshly planted flowers line the path toward the meditation hut

Meditate. We have a meditation hut with a fantastic view of the river for exactly this purpose. It’s perfect for, er, meditating and doing yoga. Nothing rejuvenates the soul more than an early-morning session in the meditation hut. (We also offer in-room massage services for the ultimate pampering.)

Bancal river at sunset
Bancal river at sunset

See the local sights. If you’ve got itchy feet, we’ll take you around. You can shop in Iba’s wet market, go on a hike up Mt. Tapulao, do a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Botolan, and take a banca ride to Iba’s fantastic beaches.