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.

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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.

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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.

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

RATE of VARIOUS RIDES

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.
Don’t be a wasted soul, be “juan”derlust. Take it easy ebri”juan”…

Dinosaur Island (Tuba, Benguet, PH)

In a 3.2 hectare fern land in Badiwan, Tuba, Benguet, a dinosaur theme park was developed. It is called simply “DINOSAURS ISLAND”. The park was designed for the visitors to understand the dinosaurs and what happened to them during the pre-historic times.

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A trail was made for tourists, young and old, can walk through and interact with these pre-historic creatures. This animatronics themed park is under the Baguio Eco Park development. A visit will make one reminisce some images of the movies Jurassic Park or even the animated film Land Before Time.

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In general, it is a fun theme park destination especially from among children. The guide who goes with each group of visitors are superb in making the tour really educational (and humorous too).

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DINOSAURS ISLAND @ BAGUIO ECO PARK
Marcos Highway, Badiwan, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines
Website: http://www.baguioecopark.com/
Mobile: +63 998 532-0388
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Don’t be a wasted soul, be ‘juan’derlust. Take it easy ebri’juan’…