Livelihood Learning and Nature Discovery Center: An Oasis in an Urban Jungle

Discover a rare 52 hectare nature reserve just a few miles from Metro Manila. Yen Center is covered with a wide range of flora and fauna and home to a 50 year old forest that serves as an example of natural forest regeneration.

At the Yen Center, we strengthen biodiversity preservation and capitalize on an important opportunity for building environmental awareness. The campus is an environmental and conservation education facility that demonstrates the importance of healthy ecosystems and how they link to sustainable development. You may also plan to hold your retreats, workshops, conferences and other learning events far but not too far from the crowded, hot urban environment of Manila. Take advantage of our relaxing and naturally cool hostels, cottages, and conference facilities.

Come and understand more ways to protect and preserve Mother Nature. Spend time with your family and friends learning about indigenous vegetables through our Bio Intensive Gardening and Sustainable Livelihood Demonstration sites.

The favorable climate and landscape of the campus will prod you into jogging along our pathways of decades‐old trees, hiking through the greenbelt mini‐forest and picturesque creeks, enjoying bird watching, listening to the ever‐singing insects – and at night time pitching your tent in the grass‐ covered campsites to be enchanted with the clear night sky and remember why it is important to connect with the natural world.

The green and environmental friendly campus atmosphere is perfectly suited for outdoor activities like camping, team building and even excursion. Yen Center also offers an array of dishes from international menus to local favorites and even to our own developed recipes using campus garden produce.