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Makiling Botanic Gardens

UPLB Campus | Mauricio Oteyza, Los Banos, Luzon 4030, Philippines
+63 49 536 2637
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Beautiful hiking with different levels of difficulty

Makiling botanic gardens offers a safe and beautiful hike through the forest of Mount Maquiling... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Joanna P
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Los Banos, Philippines
via mobile
Perfect picnic & nature trip

We planned a picnic breakfast with our 7 year old nephew and this is truly the best place to go... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
i_luv_pinas
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Paranaque, Philippines
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UPLB Campus | Mauricio Oteyza, Los Banos, Luzon 4030, Philippines
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Makiling botanic gardens offers a safe and beautiful hike through the forest of Mount Maquiling. The longer trails offer a challenging hike with many ups and downs and stream beds. The trees are old and full of epiphytes. Don't go too fast or you'll miss...More

Thank Joanna P
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We planned a picnic breakfast with our 7 year old nephew and this is truly the best place to go. The picnic tables are neat and situated under trees surrounded by greeneries. So lovely to hear the sounds of crickets and birds while we're eating....More

Thank i_luv_pinas
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

True to its namesake, this garden features a great collection of the Makiling flora. Though it certainly needs maintenance, the way the nature reclaims its own will simply bring you a sense of tranquility as if you are lulled by the legendary enchantress herself. For...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

If you want to escape your busy life in the Metro and have some quiet time for yourself, you should visit this place. Peaceful and relaxing environment. :)

1  Thank OliviaNapolitano
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The place is like an abandoned garden. Very little semblance of life and activity. Signages arent updated. Trails are no longer visible. In fact, the whole time, it was just myself and my US based sister who researched about the existence of this place online.

1  Thank Cris C
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We just love that there are still places like this in Laguna. Lots and lots of the province's forest are disappearing due to deforestation, infrastructure. It is a good feeling to be engulf by forest, lush greens. Make sure that when you visit the arboretum...More

1  Thank eteng2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went and the place exceeded our expectations. We did not expect the place to have a hiking trail. We hiked through about 15% of the trail and decided to head back as we were not prepared to hike. The trail is paved with concrete...More

Thank Herman D
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been here several times with family who lives nearby and it's a good place to see things, relax and clean your mind. A must do for naturelovers who want to do hiking as well!

Thank Yvan820
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Sad that pool is closed, it was really beautiful. Still a great place for birding, just not alongside bus loads of noisy school children. Can arrange for earlier entry for birding.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Fancy a relaxing stroll amidst fantastic forest biodiversity? Look no further than the Makiling Botanic Gardens (MBG). Located at UP Los Banos' upper or forestry campus, it is a living laboratory for the students of UPLB taking up natural science courses. It is also open...More

1  Thank Djop T
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