Manuel Resort: Piñan’s Ultimate Vacay Destination

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Being with the family is always a quality and worth sharing experience especially when you get to enjoy and bond with them after few months being away. These type of vacay is indeed an ultimate refresher from the daily rush and stress of adult life in the city.

I also had a short hiatus because I was preoccupied with my day job and jaunts. So welcome back! 😀

During my December vacay, we went to Zamboanga del Norte’s one of the best resorts for a perfect family getaway. Manuel Resort is located in Piñan, a municipality around 5 hours away from Iligan City. It is the best resort in Mindanao I’ve ever been up to this writing. Why’d I say that? It is huge, it has lots of offerings, and they have surprising amenities, great accommodation and more.

Manuel Resort

We had an amazing staycation for 2 days and a night and we surely had a blast! Our family is big so you would really imagine how we had so much fun on a larger scale.
Manuel Resort, a place secluded that should never be underestimated has a lot to offer and here are the reasons why I would love to return to this place:


1. Wide Area

Manuel Resort

What amazed me when I stepped into this resort is its area. It has a lot to offer and the resort needs a wider space for that. I can’t estimate how big it is and it’s not found on Google but it is quite impressive. The size might be comparable to Cebu City’s Fuente Circle but a bit wider than that.

It is perfect for kids and kids at heart for they can freely run around and enjoy. Our huge family enjoyed the place as my nephews and nieces played cheerfully on the grounds. It quickly became our playground as we cherished every moment.

Things get to be realized how big Manuel Resort is as we go along with this blog post 😉

2. Great and Comfortable Accommodations

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The cozy and clean accommodations Manuel Resort offer would give you one of the best sleep ever! They have rooms that lodge up to 20 people and it’s impressive! We had the family room because were more than 20. The loud and rhythmic snores of my cousins’ testifies their great offering. Imagine that! haha!

3. Adventure Park Amenities

Manuel Resort

I was surprised to know on our second day that Manuel Resort has an Adventure Park. They have rope courses, wall climbing, and even zip line! I tried myself some wall climbing for P50 with two tries. Of course, it is one of my bucket lists and it was my first time so I find it incredible. My cousin too had enjoyed the zip line for only P20. It surely is incomparable to Dahilayan’s longest zip line but it is not bad for a cheap price. And I almost forgot, they have kayaks too!

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Manuel Resort’s park too has human-sized statues of heroes like Ironman, Hulk, and even the rascal minions! You can also relive as a kid and play with the swings and slides. Lingawa nako sa swing lage! hahaha!

4. Pools for Kids and Adults

Manuel Resort

One of the amenities Manuel Resort is known at is their swimming pools. They have various types of decent pools for kids and adults with various depths. The resort even has a pool that surrounds the Adventure Park!

5. Refreshing Botanical Garden

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Amidst the wide array of activities one can enjoy in Manuel Resort like playing around, swimming and sweating out at the adventure park is a refreshing, quiet and secluded area of the botanical garden. It’s a bit hidden that you can discover it when you really take a walk around the resort. It’s peaceful because only a few people visit the garden and it’s rejuvenating because of the oxygen being omitted by the plants. I also like that they added labels on various plants and flowers so that people get to know more.

Manuel Resort

I was not able to talk about the food they offer because we were only able to eat during breakfast buffet and I’m poor in describing food. But surely, it was sumptuous and we were stuffed with delicious meals. Hahaha!

Manuel Resort

Our family spent two days and a night and we had one marvelous staycation. We were reunited, we had countless ha-has, we had our tummies stuffed, and we had comfortable slumbers, name it! Indeed, vacation together with the family is always something worth taking.

P.S. Words of Gratitude to our ever loving and generous Aunties and Uncles for the sponsorship of this ultimate staycation 😀

For questions and inquiries, please visit Manuel Resort’s Facebook Page.

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  • Wow! It is huge. I’ve never been to Zamboanga del Norte 🙁 I should really check that out.

  • WanderingFeetPH

    Indeed! Family “get-togethers” are always something to treasure and best enjoyed when you have a family so big that you can almost fill an entire resort. Hahaha

  • Mindanao resorts really stepping up their game! Wall-climbing, botanical garden, definitely stuff I should check out one day!

  • Super nice!!! Although it’s really far for my big, big family so I’ll see.. Maybe someday maka visit ko. Love it kay naay minions and the place is secluded. Hehe

    PS: Medyo hadlok ang tag 20 na zipline ha, haha!

    • Actually dli man hadlok ang tag 20 na zipline. hahaha! Galing lang mao pay pagstart nimog syagit humana. hahahaha!

      • That’s what I thought, hahaha. Ka try ko tag 30 na zipline sa san fernando and mubo ra kaayo. Pag shagit, abot na dayon. Hahaha

  • hannafrej

    I was more amazed with the accommodation setting haha! I am always attracted to dorm type rooms.

    Anyway, I would love to visit this place someday. I’ve only been to Zamboanga del Sur, so I really don’t have any idea what Z. del Norte can offer.

  • OMG kanindot sa place, so vibrant lage kaayo! No need for filters na sa photos! Haha. Hope for a staycation there with my fam pod puhon mayng lawas!

  • hishiddenletters

    All those amenities and photos are so tempting. The nearest to Zamboanga I’ve been is Dapitan. I hope I can visit this place in the future. Hahaha!

  • What I wouldn’t give just to bring the whole fam in Zambo. The huge space and botanical garden are reason enough to come and give this place a try.

  • Maurice Jitty Villaester

    Wow. The Philippines really has a lot to offer. I hope that I could visit that visit soon!

  • i am amazed with the colors and plants of this place. Definitely, a must see or visit when I am in the area.

  • Jullian Robin Sibi

    Manuel’s Resort looks so nice! I’m going to take your word for it with regards to the size of the place. Hehe. It can be a great place for teambuilding activities! 🙂

  • It’s nice to have a short vacation in a resort sometimes especially with our work which stressful coding.. haha.. To unwind with a family is perfect especially with adventures. Never tried the climbing thing but will definitely try it soon.. March 1000 travel challenge.

  • Ramzy Magbitang

    Looks like a very playful, vibrant, and interestingly beautiful place! Hope to visit soon!

  • Wandering Soul Scamper

    Wow! That looks like a great resort for families and children. It looks like the resort has a decent pool too that could be a great place for family get together or any party.
    The activities that can be done in Manuel’s like the wall climbing and mini zipline and obstacle courses would make it more conducive for team building venue i guess.

    And Oh, the pictures you have there can attest that the place could be considered as a mini wonderland. Love the adventurous yet relaxing and vibrant ambiance of the resort. Another place has been added on my list.

  • Manuel Resort is located 4-5 hours away from Iligan City. It’s located in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte. 🙂

  • Channel Imperial

    Solved nako sa bunk beds and botanical garden! I is definitely more fun if the entire family is present. Nindot kaayo mo tan-awon nga malipayon. 🙂

  • Beautiful colors and perfect for barkada/family outings! And I think my little one will love those three minions! Haha 🙂