When it comes to visiting a strawberry farm in the Philippines and picking fresh strawberries to your heart’s content, the strawberry farms in Baguio City are the ones that primarily come to mind. So, those who wish to see actual strawberry plants fly to Manila and travel several hours up north to check out Baguio City – and nearby attractions, of course.
But travelers from the Visayas area in central Philippines, and even those coming from Mindanao down south, need not travel too far north to see strawberry plants because there is now such an attraction in Cebu!
Set in the cold, mountainous barangay of Maloray in the town of Dalaguete in southern Cebu lies a tourist spot that has become popular among local travelers. In huge greenhouses spread across the 1.5 hectare farm, more than 6,000 strawberry plants are growing.
The newly opened attraction only welcomed the public last January, with just a Php50 entrance fee! Visitors get to enjoy the fresh fruits and take photos with the plants – as if they are in Baguio City!
Open during weekends from 8AM to 5PPM, the farm sells freshly picked strawberries at Php800 per kilogram while strawberry jam is also available at Php150 per jar.
While the strawberry farm was only opened to the public this year, the farm had actually began its operations back in 2014 when the owners, the Rebalde family, planted the strawberries just to see whether the fruit would grow and bear fruit in the area.
So, if you are living anywhere in the Visayas and can’t fly far to Baguio City, just check out this attraction in Cebu!