Meeting the B'laans. Grape Picking. Basking in Nature. Exceptional Morning at Humbled by Nature Farm

January 01, 2024 Travel

Our morning at Humbled By Nature Farm was truly wonderful. We met members of the B'laan Cultural group, picked grapes, and immersed ourselves in nature.

We participated in the 6-day Domestic Tourism Invitational Program organized by the Tourism Promotions Board and the Davao del Sur Tourism Development and Promotions Office, which showcased Davao del Sur's best offerings.

Walking into the farm, a vast green haven, felt like entering paradise. We initially wanted to explore by ourselves, but we were guided to their social hall. Inside, B'laan community members were elegantly seated upfront, and we took the opportunity to capture the cultural experience with photos.


Amidst this gathering, refreshing blue ternatea drinks were served. While we enjoyed our drinks, we were treated to a mesmerizing dance accompanied by the harmonious tones of their traditional musical instrument.

This was my second encounter with the cultural community, the first being at the Lamlifew Village Museum in Sarangani. There, I gained my initial insights into their culture, traditional attire, way of living, and distinctive dances.

The Blaan people are recognized as one of the significant non-Islamic tribal groups in the Southern Philippines. Renowned for their rich cultural heritage, they are distinguished by unique artistic practices and exceptional skills in brasswork, beadwork, and the traditional tabih weave. The name "Blaan" is derived from "bla," meaning "opponent," and "an," meaning "people."


After the fantastic cultural show, we went to the grape farm. 

I had never picked grapes before. After grabbing a few and savoring the taste, we explored the rest of the farm.


The sprawling 3.5-hectare hilly complex is set against a breathtaking backdrop. The scenic beauty and the gentle breeze create an idyllic setting for relaxation and reflection.

We had a short but enjoyable time strolling through the farm, taking in the views, and finding a quiet spot to soak in the serenity. Each moment felt like a break from the daily hustle.

Even though I lacked sleep and felt tired from the overnight journey from Manila, the charm of the place kept me going, and I absorbed as much as I could.
Unfortunately, we lacked time and had to proceed to our next destination. On my way back to the parking lot, I couldn't resist the allure of the wooden swings and hammocks practically calling my name. Not far away, I spotted a campsite, and I envisioned delightful conversations over hot chocolate and s'mores, waking up to glorious mornings surrounded by the peaceful ambiance of the farm.


Later, I learned more about the farm – it doesn't only cultivate grapes but also raspberries, mulberries, strawberries, and dragon fruits. And for those who seek a different adventure, they offer horseback riding. Also, they provide accommodations with prices ranging from 1,200 pesos to 3,000.00 pesos.


The entrance fee is a mere PHP 30.00 for those eager to explore. Any inquiries can be directed to Telephone: 0949 668 5452 or email:


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