Community-Based Eco-Tourism The Kalimudan Cultural Village at Barangay Tibolo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, best represents the genuine desire of the Bagobo tribe in unifying their people and preserving their culture. This desire has become so moving that it has built a growing tribal village with landscapes and “lifescapes” of the ancestral homeland of the indigenous peoples. Eight simple indigenous structures are built to accommodate visitors who wish to immerse in the community. One can spend the day with the Bagobo people and safely sleep in a house similar to theirs. A long house, built for special activities of the “lumads” like assemblies, weddings, meetings, has become a favorite contheymvention area for corporate activities like seminars and workshops.
Visitors flock to this village because of the welcoming tribal people who share with them their authentic traditions and practices. A common food served to guests is “lyurot” or “lotlot”, native food cooked in bamboo. Guest craves for more of the tasty chicken tenderized in its own juices and steamed inside a bamboo. Bagobos show craftsmanship with the way they make tribal accessories and clothing. One could easily think of discipline and patience with the intricacy og their products reveal a passionate and fun-loving Bagobo.
HOW TO GET THERE
The cultural village is situated more than 50 kms. from Davao City. Transport services is Pre-arranged for the visitors to arrive in the village. However, during the visitor’s stay in the village, the culture-Adventure trail can be invigorating with the fun-combination of trekking, local bike, motor bike or horseback riding.
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