Vida Fit – Fitness Center and Gym

This is a free feature for all our guest in Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort. Beside your daily dive adventures, excursions or just sunbathing you have the opportunity to do some cardio exercises, weightlifting or just simply some stretching in our air-conditioned fitness center. The gym is equipped with first class state of art gym equipment made by Technogym. Inside the gym a changing room and a fresh hot and cold shower can be used after the exercise. Please bring some clean fitness shoes, which are only used inside.

Be fit with a smile… is our slogan here in Dauin.

Multi-Purpose Conference Hall

The only modern conference hall is built on the same property of Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort. Here we can accommodate up to 120 people for formal meetings, conferences, teambuilding and other occasions like wedding ceremonies or can be used as a party hall. The hall can be divided into 2 parts, both of them are fully air-conditioned and have the following features: surround sound, stage lights, and external control room, tables and chairs, projector, white boards, podiums and bathrooms. If you need further information, please contact directly.

Malabo Falls & Hot Springs

The Malabo Falls, also named as twin falls are two waterfalls close to the town of Valencia. It takes around 30 min to get there from the “Vida Properties”. Once arrived you can feel the cooler air up in the mountains which gives it a very fresh and relaxing atmosphere. One waterfall is fresh water while the other one has reddish water, a result of the high amount of iron in it. A great place to spend the hot days, with a nice lunch break makes it a perfect day.
The hot springs, also called “Pulang Bato” – “The Red Rocks” are just a few hundred meter away from the waterfalls. A nicely designed pool was built around the hot spring and it is a fantastic lay in. The high amount of iron in the water gives the hot spring its name. All rocks inside the water have a red glaze of iron, it looks beautiful.

ATV – Extreme Tours

Are you ready to enjoy the excitement of riding through the countryside on a 4 Wheel All-Terrain-Vehicle? After being transported from “Vida Properties” to the ATV office guests will go through a safety briefing and practice run on your own ATV. You will then be led on a guided drive through the mountains and riverbeds en route to the hot springs and waterfalls of Basalay. After enjoying a dip in the springs you’ll get back on your ATV and see amazing views of Apo and Siquijor Islands while returning to your starting point.

carabao in malatapay

  • vegetables in Malatapay
  • lechon in Malatapay
  • dried fish for sale in Malatapay

Malatapay Wednesday Market

If you are looking for a taste of local culture you should visit the Malatapay Market on Wednesday. It is located just a few kilometers south of Dauin. It is a place where livestock growers, local farmers and fishermen sell their fresh products. It is a busy day fair for the people from town, sellers and buyers and visitors. Besides a big cattle market there is an abundance of local vegetables, fruits, tobacco as well as clothes, tools and other articles for daily use not to forget a variety of fish and seafood. It’s the right place to try original Philippine specialties like kinilaw or lechon baboy.

twin lakes in Dauin

  • Twin Lakes in Dauin Dumaguete
  • Creature in Twin Lakes Dauin
  • Carabao Plowing in Dauin Farm


Balinsasayao and Danao Lake, located about 850m above sea level are protected areas. You will find a valley with a Philippine forest like it was 500 years ago. Surrounding mountains are between 1240 m and 1480 m high. Within this beautiful valley live around 180 species of trees, around 113 species of birds, 27 different kinds of mammals and around 49 different kinds of amphibians and reptiles. It truly is a unique place to explore.

Balanan Lake in Dauin

  • farm near Balanan Lake in Dumaguete
  • Carabaos in Balanan Lake Dauin
  • Boating at Balanan Lake in Dumaguete


This lake is an enchanting place in the mountains of Siaton. Take a day and explore Oriental Negros above water and visit this lake which lies about 285 m above Sea Level, take a short walk to the waterfall or simply appreciate the natural and relaxing scenery – A place worth visiting.