Campuestohan (Negros, Philippines)

Nestled between two of the most advanced cities in the province of Negros Occidental – Bacolod City and Talisay City, Campuestohan Highland Resort is a massive, 5-hectare property overlooking Mount Makawili. In recent years, this theme park has attracted locals, and other visitors further catapulting the island region as a tourist hub.

The highland resort, that gets chilly in the afternoon and at nighttime, have the following amenities/ facilities: swimming pools, a restaurant pavilion, a coffee shop and ice cream parlor, children’s playground, gigantic statues (from King Kong to various Marvel superheroes), spa service, photo services and a function hall.

If one intends to do a day trip, the following should be noted: An entrance fee of Php150.00 per person although children 2 years old and below are exempted from paying the fee and from the headcount.  If a child is over 2 years, he/ she is subject to paying the entrance fee at the same rate as adults.



Various cottages are available. From a Big Cottage (Good for 20 persons – P1,000.00) while a Small Cottage (Good for 12-15 persons – P600.00). If you are a group of 10 and below, an Umbrella Hut can be rented for only P500.00.

Overnight stay would be great as the resort have several unique and picturesque accommodations to choose from. These ranges from a Log Cabin (P3,000.00 to P5,000.00), Bonita Huts that look like hobbit homes (P2500.00), Indian Teepee Hut Family Room (P5,000.00), and King Kong Room (P6,000.00). These are provided with en-suite bathrooms, while some of them have air-conditioning. Also, breakfast and park entry are complimentary.


The most exciting features of this theme park are its various rides that include the following:


Zipline P200.00/person Hamster Wheel P 100.00/person
Rope Course P200.00/person Grand Carousel P 30.00/person
Sky Bicycle P 100.00/person (one-way) Mini Train P 30.00/person
Horseback Riding (15 minutes) P150.00/person Wave Pool

I have heard that more exciting rides will be opened soon.

So, what are you waiting for? Bring your family, and or barkada or even workmates in this mountainous playground. Take note that reservations must be made at least 3 days ahead if resort visit will fall on a weekend and at least 1 day before if coming on a weekday.
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The Ruins (Talisay City, Negros Occidental, PH)

Ruins, for me are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning. — Anselm Kiefer

Unembellished and just literally a skeleton of an ancestral house, this Italianate architectural vestige is a sight to behold all-day and night long.



The Ruins, as it is simply called, is a relic of a once imposing mansion owned by Don Mariano Lacson in the City of Talisay, Negros Occidental. Today, it is one of the most iconic landmarks in the province attracting a lot of tourists.


Everything within The Ruins compound is picturesque. Being there emanates a romantic feeling, whether you visit during broad daylight, during sundown or at nighttime. What makes it more impressive and interesting, are the stories within the neo-Romanesque columns of this home.



So if you happen to be in Negros Occidental, visit the grandeur that is The Ruins.


***I am fortunate to have visited ths place 3 times. I told myself not to make a simple write-up about this place unless I have seen its magnificence during the nighttime. And so, during my last visit, I made sure I went there at night, and boy! It didn’t disappoint at all.


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