There was once a time in our lives when we were addicted to online games, perhaps even until now. One of the most popular online games on Facebook is Farmville. Unfortunately, the game is no longer available on FB. Those who loved Farmville will surely marvel when they come across Coco’s Funville and Nature Park.
It is Farmville come to life and straight off the computer screen! From the red barn, to the silos, to the windmill and white picket fences, it seems like where Farmville got its inspiration for its game visuals. In this nature park, however, you get to see and experience the real action first-hand. You get to feed and pet the farm animals that abound all over the place. These animals include cows, goats, ducks, sheep, and horses.
Children and adults alike would get to experience what it is like to live on a farm, which they wouldn’t get to experience in the bustle and hustle of city life. And the visuals of the farm? They’re breath-taking! The winding stone path that leads you to the barn itself, the wooden benches scattered all over the area, the lake where string lights are suspended from up above—all of these and more are so romantic. It’s no wonder that Coco’s Funville and Nature Park has become one of the most popular prenuptial and pre-debut photo shoot sites in Cotabato.
The site is also a favorite of children since the place boasts a playground made almost entirely of recycled tires. There are also structures built where children can climb up, down, and slide down. The playground also has swings and, true to the nature of farms, the place boasts mini tractors where children can play pretend to be farmers driving these machines.
And just like in Farmville, the place has wooden picnic tables placed underneath the shade of trees. It is an ideal place for family picnics wherein children can play in the gently sloping fields of grass while parents can keep a watchful eye on them while relaxing under the shade.
Among the biggest attractions of the place are the boat rides and bumper rides. The boat rides are best for families, while the bumper rides are ideal for couples because they can sit a couple at most. It must be very romantic cruising along the small lake with only the wind and water for company. And at night, it turns into the most romantic sight once the fairy lights are switched on. It becomes a scene straight from a fairy tale book.
Photo from Coco’s Funville & Nature Park Facebook Page
The place also has a cafeteria with prices so affordable that you won’t hesitate to order again and again. Most are foods that children love, like fries, burgers, chicken wings, and popcorn.
Coco’s Funville and Nature Park cares for the safety and well-being of their customers. It sells “sombreros” at the gate entrance and offers the use of life vests when people go on boat rides. It has safe view decks and signs are seen all over the place, so no customers will get lost wandering all over the place.
Over all, the place is eco-friendly, family-oriented, and observant of safety precautions.
It’s worth the trip to Coco’s Funville and Nature Park, where children and adults enjoy farm life at its best.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: ₱100 per adult; ₱50 per child; ₱80 per Senior Citizen; Free for PWD
- Opening hours:
- Thursday and Fridays: 10AM to 7PM
- Saturdays and Sundays-9AM to 7PM
- Corkage fee:
- Food tray medium-₱100, food tray large-₱200; whole lechon-₱500; cake-for evaluation; softdrinks 1.5L-₱100; softdrinks bottled and canned-₱15 each wine-₱500 per bottle; liquor/beer-for evaluation
- Photoshoot fee- ₱2000 for 4 persons; add ₱100 per head
- Boat rides: Bumper Boat Ride-₱200 (1 pax)/ ₱250(2 pax) for 10 minutes; Boat ride-₱100/pax
- Feeding of Animals: Calf feeding-₱40; Goat/sheep feeding-₱30; duck feeding-₱10; fish feeding- ₱10
- Contact numbers: 0917-557-0110
- Email address: N/A
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cocosfunville/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Alamada, Sacdalan Ranch, Rangayen, Cotabato
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: From Alamada Municipal Hall, just continue travelling north. You will pass Alamada Public Market and UCCP Church. Soon after, you’ll arrive at Coco’s Funville and Nature Park. It is 11 minutes away(8.7 km) from Alamada Municipal Hall
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Coco’s Funville and Nature Park” in Alamada. Parking space is available.