Yesterday, I had an opportunity to go out with some new friends to Mainit Hot Spring and Resort in Nabunturan Compostela Valley Province. It is 2 hours and 30 minutes from Davao City if you have a private car and around 3 hours if you travel by bus and jeepney. Bus from Davao City going to Nabunturan proper is about 2 hours and 20 minutes and from Nabunturan proper to Barangay Bukal where the hotspring is located is about 40 minutes. By the way, the name of the resort is Toyuzo (some call it Tuyuzo) Hot Spring and Resort.
My companions spent the night there. The cottage is very affordable. For 10 persons, the fee is only 1,500 pesos for overnight stay. There are cottages for day trip also and it's much cheaper. If my memory is right, it's less than 500 pesos. The place is good for relaxation since you can take a natural sauna in a cave, go swimming in a not-so-hot pool from the hot spring. The place is surrounded by small volcanoes which are the source of hot spring water.
Since the time I have visited there in 1999 with my officemates from a mall, the place has improved. There are more cottages now and more people going there also. I have observed that most people are not from Nabunturan but from other neighboring places like Davao City and Tagum City. I even saw foreigners (Japanese, Americans).
We were able to bring food (lechon for lunch) and light drinks. I mean Sir Frank, a manager from San Pedro College Finance department brought the food for all of us. Wow, more blessings to you sir. Anyway, there are also available food inside and outside of Toyuzo. You can have grilled fish and some barbeques. We brought 3/4 kilo of fish for our friend Jojie who can't eat pork.
What a great weekend escapade! Thanks guys!
You may contact Toyuzo with this telephone number 084-3761151.