Coffee, Massage and More at Balai

Coffee, Massage and More at Balai

I am sure that Balai Coffee and Spa is already popular to the people of Tagum, but not all have experienced their services.

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First, Balai Coffee and Spa is a homey coffee shop that serves hot and cold coffees and teas, juices and shakes paired with sandwiches, pastas or cakes. They also serve lunch and dinner with their variety of sumptuous meals.

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Second, they also have massage services. You can choose from Swedish to Shiatsu to Stone Massage in an ordinary room or couple room. Either way, you will be relaxed and de-stressed when massaged. They also had sauna.

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Third, they have this service called Ear Candling or, according to Google, is a thermal-auricular therapy, an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. Although if you read scientific literature about ear candling, most of it says it is ineffective and dangerous.

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Therapeutic or not, effective or not, with scientific proof or not, I tried it for the sake of trying. I just want to try it to know how it feels and I felt good. Good because I was brave enough to have a lighted candle stuck in my ear canal. The experience was worth it.

Balai Coffee and Spa is really a good place to to meet and stay connected with friends, have some relaxation, or just eat good food.

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A Taste of Italy in Tagum

A Taste of Italy in Tagum

If you are are craving for an Italian pizza and pasta, there is no need for you to travel kilometers away from Tagum City because there is already an authentic pizza house – from their music, interior, food and drinks. Even the owner, Franco, is an Italian himself!

Letran Pizza Italiana is situated literally at the back of the Rotary Gym. As you enter the place, the aroma of freshly-baked pizza will welcome you. The place is not air conditioned but it is well ventilated and spacious. The decors and furniture are simple yet classy, and the background music is alluring even if nobody understands, except the owner of course.

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We ordered three kinds of pizza (Quattro Formaggi, Tonnara and Frutti Di Mare) but to our surprise, it was knead and made infront of us. It was really made fresh! The pizzas were delicious and we want to try all of them. So there is another plan of going back to this place soon to try other varieties and their pasta.

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In their menu, pizza, pasta and garden salads are available, with Italian names, but below it are lists of ingredients so that you will know if it contains pork (for non-pork eaters) or other ingredients that might trigger allergic reactions. The price is amazingly cheaper.

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Franco is always around to supervise the store operations, ask customers about their experience and the food, and sometimes take pictures with them.

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Letran Pizza Italiana is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 3:30PM to 10PM.

A Coffee On The Go

A Coffee On The Go

Coffee lovers are so happy about this new place in Tagum City, at the 2nd Floor of Gaisano Mall to be exact. They are selling frappes of different flavors and sizes!

Gourmet Frappé is a concept made by Jake Barabad, a friend and a schoolmate in high school, also the owner of Tea Zone in the 3rd Floor of Gaisano Mall.

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It cannot be denied that coffee is a favorite drink whether hot or cold. The aroma itself is already an energy booster, and drinking up to three cups a day is okay. After all, aside from satisfying your craving, coffee also has health benefits like prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, lowers the risk of diabetis, liver disease and many others.

With a very affordable price compared to frappes in cafes, Gourmet Frappé’s frappes to go is surely convenient especially when you go strolling around the mall or watching a movie in the cinema with friends or family.

Try it and discover your favorite flavor now.

A Garden Called Dreanca

A Garden Called Dreanca

It is not a surprise that establishments like cafes and restaurants will sprout in Tagum City because of its promising modernization and industrialization. Students and workers residing from neighboring municipalities are regular contributors of foot traffic in the city.

Again, another cafe/restaurant has opened to cater the healthy appetite side of Tagumeños, but this time, it is on the other side of the city.

Garden Dreanca is a cafe/restaurant/hang out place for those who want to escape the rush and the stress. It has ornamental plants around that you can rest your eyes to and relax. They also have this indoor waterfalls that its sound make you feel calm.

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The food is basically the same with the other restaurants since they also have chicken, pork, beef, salad, soup, sandwich, pasta and value meals. They also serve fruit shakes and juices, coffee and beer.

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Outside is a wide area where they have huts if you want to stay outside, especially for those who want to smoke. They have a mini stage for the singers and instruments during nights with live band.

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The place can also be reserved for occasions and they offer several packages depending on the number of guests. Although they have corkage for lechon, but you can bring cake and it is free of charge.

There is ample parking space but if you have no ride, commuting is hard especially at night since there are only a few tricycles that roam around Curvada-Magdum area.

This Valentines Day, they will be offering a dinner buffet for 349 pesos for couples only, with complimentary wine, rose and red velvet cupcake.

So if you want to just dine, unwind or hold celebrations, then Garden Dreanca is a new place to consider. They are located at the National Highway, Curvada (going to Magdum, before Merville), Tagum City. You can contact them at 0930-8238-088.

Green Banana Hotel: Davao’s Fresh Addition to the Booming Tourism Scene

Green Banana Hotel: Davao’s Fresh Addition to the Booming Tourism Scene

Indeed, Davao’s tourism is rising and gets a booming 1.4 million visitors each year on the average. With the rise of social media’s positive campaigns and with the efforts of the local tourism board exhibiting how life is truly here, this number is expected to increase yearly.

This is not surprising since Davao, being the hub of commerce and industry in the Southern Mindanao region, offers affordable utilities, outstanding records in peace and order, equipped for calamity- and emergency- response , business- friendly, environment-friendly and most of all, a strong and dynamic local government. That’s why it stands out and is ideal for tourism and investment.

As an answer to the rising number of tourists who visit Davao city every day, the owners of Green Banana Business Hotel recently erected a comfy, contemporary business hotel as an alternative temporary home.

What’s great is that Green Banana Business Hotel is located in the heart of one of Davao’s busiest business districts, and everything you need is just around the corner. They are literally at a walking distance from malls, schools, churches, banks and convenience stores. What’s more, the transportation is accessible and prices are super affordable.

Room rates start at P1,200.00. The basic facilities include hot and cold showers, cabled LED TV, WiFi connection, room service, a mini bar and high end beds and beddings supplied by Dunlopillo. A 7-Eleven and a café, restaurant and bar also sit just below the hotel. If you’re craving for good old Filipino cuisine, the hotel café, Jiggo’s is a great place to go to.

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Green Banana Business Hotel Reception Area
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Green Banana Business Hotel Basic Facilities
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Green Banana Business Hotel Basic Facilities

Meetings and other social gatherings can be held in their functions room where guests can surely stay comfortably and conveniently.

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Green Banana Business Hotel Function Room

Planning for some rest and recreation in Davao while on business trip or just a staycation with you loved ones? Stay at Green Banana Business Hotel.

Green Banana Business Hotel – Your Travel Partner

Green Banana Business Hotel is located at Pryce Business Park, J.P. Laurel, Bajada, Davao City. For further inquiries, you can contact them at (082) 295-0895.