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New Eco Trail Opens in Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa

by Erich Martin

Oct 12, 2019

Cebu, Phillipines. Photo: Michael Zech | Dreamstime.com

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Cebu-bound travelers will find new ways to connect to nature thanks to a new eco-trail opening at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.

The new trail is a continuous path throughout the property’s entire 13 hectares that showcases endemic, medicinal, rare and endangered plants from across the Philippines. This is the country’s first trail of this kind.

The trail encourages visitors to learn more about the region’s distinctive plant and animal life. The 60-minute tour is led by expert eco rangers. Some of the rare plants guests can encounter include Cebu Cinnamon, a tree discovered in the 1980s, and the recently discovered Cynometra Cebuensis.

“As resort colleagues care for the plants through sustainability efforts and information campaigns, it is inevitably more than just an attraction — but a sanctuary,” said Rene D. Egle, general manager, Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.

A guided tour of the trail costs guests about $10 for an individual. Groups of 10 or more people can tour the trail at a slightly discounted rate. The eco-trail tours can be combined with other tours on property for guests who want to learn even more about the local environment.

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