When most people think of the Philippines, they imagine being on one of the beautiful beaches but the Philippines is much more than the beach. Are you ready for a spectacular view of Negros Occidental, the sea and Panay Island? You can see all the beauty from Campuestohan Highland Resort, which is about 40 minutes from the downtown area, located on the border of Bacolod City and Talisay City. Pass through Barangay Granada in Bacolod City and follow the signs. It is an uphill ride to Campuestohan Highland Resort. Admission is P150 per head and includes use of the swimming pool. A cottage rental for the day starts at P600, which includes a BBQ grill. Campuestohan Highland Resort is such a wonderful place to spend the day during a family outing.
It is around ten degrees cooler at Campuestohan Highland Resort than it is in Bacolod City. A large newly built log house serves as the mountain resort hotel and for those on a cheaper budget, there are the igloo shaped cottages for overnight accomodations.
We availed one of the BBQ grills, which was included with the day cottage we rented, to prepare our food, however, Sinugba Restaurant is available for dining in or take out.
Among the fun activities at Campuestohan High Resort is horseback riding, swimming in the pool and there is a large children’s playground.
What are you waiting for? Bring some already prepared food for a picnic, bring food to BBQ on the grill, order from Sinugba Restaurant or dine in and enjoy the fun in the cooler mountain temperatures of Campuestohan Highland Mountain Resort.
Terry Byers says
Enjoyed this writing. I am recently retired and very serious about retirement in the Philippines. i have been reading another forum about the Philippines for about 3 years. i will need advice in the coming months so I will continue reading and will be asking questions in the future.
Steve Fleming says
Thank you much for your compliments and I am happy you liked this article. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about retiring to the Philippines. We will be happy to advise you.
Dessa Medina says
Hi! Your post is very informative. You are right about Campuestohan Highland Resort being ten (or perhaps even more) degrees lower than Bacolod City. They are, after all, about 800 meters above sea level. I mean that’s more than 2,600 feet and they are situated very close to a lush rainforest which helps a lot in keeping the air really fresh! I love that place, really!
Gary McMurrain says
Hi Dessa! Thank you much for your compliment and comment. Yes, some days it probably is more than 10 degrees cooler at Compuestohan than in Bacolod City, especially in the evenings. I also love going to Compuestohan! It is a great place to visit. We are not too far away to visit often and it is a great place for a BBQ cookout or a picnic.
Have a great day!
~ Gary ~
Hello all; I noticed that a lot of expats live in the great Bacolod area. Where are closest beaches that you like to visit? The mountain retreats sound great!!