À propos de ce logement
We offer 4 rooms (and 3 additional overflow rooms if needed) in a unique, donut-shaped hub of Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center, 10 ha (25 acres) of tropical garden and rainforest with a pretty, pebbly beach and coral reef too. Also, educational/meeting space, food, coffee & garden-fresh herbal teas.
Two of the four rooms have air conditioning and private baths; the others are fan rooms with common baths.
Think of Mirisbiris as a destination, not just a place to sleep. The gardens, forest, and beach await you. Rooms open into the courtyard, with fishpond, orchids, and central gazebo. Educational displays, a small Nature library, the coffee shop/ dining area, and a handicraft area round out the upper level. Downstairs is mostly shop area, manager's quarters, and a multipurpose room for larger groups. Most of the time it's very quiet, but there are a few times when we use the function rooms and common areas for seminars, parties, traditional folk singing, or educational video showing. No worry, we'd let you know in advance, and you might very well be invited to join!
Accès des voyageurs
You're welcome to roam through the visitor center and gardens. You can easily spend a whole day exploring Mirisbiris, or more if you delve into detail!
Échanges avec les voyageurs
The gardens and showcasing tropical Nature are our hobby, and we're delighted to share them with visitors. Glenda is the better gardener; Chris can tell you about Mayon Volcano and other things geological. We'll be delighted if you can teach us more, and/or want to get your hands dirty! Our home is just a few minutes down the road, so we're around most days and in evenings by prearrangement. Some of our staff are shy about speaking in English but they can, so draw them out to learn more about local customs, livelihood, and village life! Since we are an NGO that benefits local families, we'll be happy to tell you about that too, but only if you ask.
Salvacion is a rural farming and fishing village. Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center has 10 ha (about 25 acres). Most is natural rainforest-to-reef but the area right around the Visitor Center is planted in herbs, ornamentals, and (mostly) organic vegetables and fruits. Most of our staff are from the village.
The Visitor Center has a nice coffee shop/simple restaurant, the Anahaw Room. There are no other restaurants in Salvacion, but if you prefer to eat out, we're happy to point you to some options in Legazpi, Tabaco, or Sto. Domingo town.
There are several ways to get to Mirisbiris. Call us for a pickup from Legazpi or Sto. Domingo (for a modest charge if we're not already making a trip), hire a taxi from Legazpi; or hire a tricycle from Sto. Domingo. The first two are easy; the third is an authentic experience! If you've already been at the upscale Misibis Resort, you can ask their driver to drop you off at Mirisbiris as we're right on the way back. For those who want to explore elsewhere in Albay, we can recommend some local tour operators who can take you around.
Within the garden, most access is by foot along a network of trails. A few parts are wheelchair accessible, and we're looking for a motorized buggy for those who can't handle the steeper hikes, e.g., that down to the beach. But for now, plan to hike and get good exercise!
The icon of Albay is Mayon Volcano, a 2460 m (8000') high near-perfect cone. Its last eruption (tiny) was in 2014; typically, it erupts more, for a few days or weeks every few years. There are several places on Mirisbiris, especially the beach, which have great views of Mayon. If you want to get closer, there's an ATV business run by our friends in Sto Domingo with whom you can explore up a river channel that exposes layers from various eruptions and lahars.
Signs upon entering the forest say it all: Welcome! But please, take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints. We want Mirisbiris to be clean and beautiful for all visitors. If you find anything amiss, or have suggestions for improvement, please let us know!
At the Mirisbiris beach the waves and the dropoff are gentle so it's quite safe for swimming. However, there is no lifeguard, so be sure to look after each other.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant votre voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral, frais de service compris.
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We're a retired couple. Well, semi-retired. Chris still studies volcanoes and Glenda still helps with village health matters. But we're increasing the amount of time we spend developing Mirisbiris as an oasis of "Wow!" Proceeds from Mirisbiris support students from Salvacion through college. More details available at our Mirisbiris Garden website. Both of us are lifelong learners, and we enjoy helping others to learn, too!