La Mesa Eco Park

This past Thursday we had the opportunity to visit an oasis in Quezon City. La Mesa Eco Park is a public park in the middle of the La Mesa Watershed Reservation and is the largest remaining rainforest in Metro Manila. The lush greenery and vegetation were a welcome sight. The air was fresh and clean and the temperature felt at least 5 degrees cooler than where we live in Quezon City. It was a real paradise to wander through and relax in. Enjoy the photos!

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So much to see and do at the Eco Park!

CIMG4373A cat in the tropical jungle

CIMG4376Terraced flower garden

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Sparkling clean water of the fishing pond.

CIMG4381Lily pads

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Amphitheater

CIMG4389A gorgeous array of plant life

CIMG4394Interesting waxy corkscrew leaves

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CIMG4397Another variation of corkscrew leaves

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My favourite plant – I don’t know the name but I love the shocking pink

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Beautiful dramatic flowers

CIMG4405Bright, almost fluorescent green leaves, not caught very well by my camera

CIMG4407After some time of exploration we sought refuge under a cabana

CIMG4408The view from the cabana

CIMG4415It’s a hard life – napping in the rainforest

 

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