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La Mesa Nature Reserve

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Address: Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines
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Wonderful nature reserve, good for hikes and mtb

La Mesa nature reserve is NOT the same as La Mesa Ecopark! The Ecopark is a crowded family picnic area. The nature reserve is a large forest bordering Quezon City where you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

La Mesa nature reserve is NOT the same as La Mesa Ecopark! The Ecopark is a crowded family picnic area. The nature reserve is a large forest bordering Quezon City where you can hike or bike for hours without seeing a single soul. The entrance to the reserve is along Quirino Highway. You can come by private car (there is... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We decided to explore the La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park. Consists of the La Mesa Dam and an ecological nature reserve site in Quezon City. The dam supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila. The Eco park is one of the most wholesome natural park you'll ever go within the city limits. The place is also overcrowded especially... More 

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Atlanta, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I live in a forested area of Texas. Although La Mesa offered a view of indigenous plants and trees of the Philippine Islands, there are walks here in Texas that can be just as majestic. As a fisherman, the "fishing lagoon" isn't much more than feeding in an aquarium. The fish aren't much larger than minnows.

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Manila, Philippines
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208 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Bring along family members and savor nature's best inside this protected reserve within the city. Kids and adult alike will surely enjoy the fresh cool green silence of forest plus various activities this nature park can offer. Whether you wanted some restful sleep, a lazy walk, romantic stroll, or family picnic and get together, La Mesa is a perfect location... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Come and enjoy this protected natural habitat, the trees will literally talk to you, immediately see how healthy the trees are, air is so clean and will really invigorate your body!

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Quezon City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Convenient location for families residing in the city. Gives kids a chance to commune with nature, see various plants and flowers, exotic birds, and learn about ecology and waste management.

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Manila, Philippines
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went to La Mesa Nature Reserve in search of our target bird, the Philippine Frogmouth and we found it. We also saw other birds like the gray streaked fly catcher, the Philippine night jar, the guaiabero, the usual yellow vented bulbuls, olive backed sunbirds, and wood swallows. The reserve had adequate parking and the guide, Kuya Efren was very... More 

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Camarillo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Perfect get-away for families, friends, and relatives without the constraints of high fares. You are also helping the foundation's initiative in restoring nature.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

If you're a nature lover then you will enjoy visiting this place as it is very near the heart of the city. The best time to go here must be the early part of the rainy season when the area is more green and cool. Be sure to get wet and dirty though.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

You'll really feel very close to nature in this place. Taking pictures while we were here was really fun....the only problem we had here was that at the time we went there, it was summer, hence, the humidity was really something, let's just say it was unbearable. Because of this, we didn't really get to enjoy our visit. Also the... More 

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