Monday, April 6, 2015

Campuestohan Highland Resort

Campuestohan Highland Resort

Campuestohan Highland Resort is a new leisure and travel destination near Bacolod City, Negros Occidental province which opened last May 2014. Situated in Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, Campuestohan Highland Resort is an amusement park resort that caters to guests of all ages. Covering an area of 5.5 hectares, Campuestohan features adventure rides other leisure activities, as well as a restaurant and a number of accommodation options for visitors who would choose to stay overnight at Campuestohan.

Campuestohan Highland Resort Campuestohan Highland Resort

With an elevation of ~800++ meters above sea level (Tagaytay is at ~600++ meters) near the towering peak of Mt. Mandalagan, guests at Campuestohan will enjoy a cooler climate with an astonishing view of the plains of Negros Occidental with the Guimaras Strait at the background.


Day Trip visitors will have to pay an Entrance Fee of P150.00 per person which includes free use of the swimming pools and the playground. Overnight guests can choose among Campuestohan's accommodation options. Room rates already include breakfast, entrance fees and free use of the swimming pool and playground. Rides and activities are not yet included in the entrance fee.

Cable Hamster Wheel
Cable Hamster Wheel
Main attraction of Campuestohan Highland Resort is the Cable Hamster Wheel, the first and only one of its kind in the world! The giant hamster wheel which can fit an adult man is lined with metal grilles and is then mounted to a metal frame that is suspended on a steel cable. The hamster wheel is then supported by another steel cable underneath.

Cable Hamster Wheel Cable Hamster Wheel

The safety staff of Campuestohan will brief the riders about how the Cable Hamster Wheel works through a demonstration. After wearing the safety gear, the guests are then attached to the metal frame of the wheel with a harness for security. To move from one end of the 130 meters long cable to the other, the rider will have to gently walk inside the wheel.

Cable Hamster Wheel Cable Hamster Wheel

A guest can ride the Cable Hamster Wheel for P100.00 per way. There are a total of four Cable Hamster Wheels lined parallel to each other. For more fun experience, a group of four friends can together ride the Cable Hamster Wheels

Campuestohan Skybike

Another highlight of Campuestohan Highland Resort are the Skybikes. Campuestohan is currently the only one in the Philippines that has a four-lane skybike ride.

Campuestohan Skybike Campuestohan Skybike

A bicycle is mounted to a pulley that is then suspended on a steel cable. Another steel cable supports the wheels of the bike. The riders are then required to wear the safety gears and are then attached to the pulley with a harness. Turning the pedals will make the skybike to move along the steel cable that supports it. Guests are required to be wearing rubber shoes before they are allowed to ride the skybike.

Campuestohan Skybike

A guest can ride the Skybike for P100.00 per way. If you are riding alone, a safety staff can join you with another Skybike. A group of four guests can also ride the skybikes together.

Campuestohan Zipline

Campuestohan Highland Resort also has a Zipline, perfect for the thrill seekers. The 320 meter zip line that stretches the entire resort will leave your throat sore after a minute of shouting.


The well trained staff will assist you in putting your harness and helmet. After a short briefing, riders are given clearance for launch. A guest can ride the zipline for P200.00 per way. Trainer shoes, rubber shoes or sneakers are required when riding the zipline.


Other fun activities in Capuestohan include the Rope Course. Strength, willpower and perseverance are needed to finish the entire 220 meters rope course with 21 obstacle courses raised 10 feet above the ground. Rubber shoes or trainer shoes are required.

Campuestohan Rope Course

Headgear and gloves are provided for guests. Safety harness will support you and will prevent you from falling. A safety officer will be guiding you throughout the rope course, constantly checking if you are still good to go. The Rope Course costs P200.00 per person.


There are also a number of leisure activities for the kids and those who are not into extreme  adventures.


Guests can tour the resort through a 15 minute Horseback Riding (P150.00 per person).


Kids can enjoy a ride at the Grand Carousel (P30.00 per person) or at the Mini Train (P30.00 per person).


Free activities are available for day tour visitors and overnight guests. Kids can play with their friends at the two playgrounds inside the resort.


One playground is located at the lower part of the resort, while the other one is at the top of the resort.


Campuestohan Highland Resort also has two swimming pools that can be used by day tour visitors and overnight guests for free. Although the resort is on the highlands, the piercing sunlight will persuade you to take a dip in the pool. Make sure you apply sun block before swimming.

Campuestohan Swimming Pool

Near the first playground is the two (2) feet deep kiddie pool and next to it is a four (4) feet deep adult pool. Two lifeguards are on duty to watch for the safety of the guests.

Campuestohan Swimming Pool

The second four (4) feet deep pool is located near the top of the resort. Lifeguards are also stationed here. The pool is actually shaped to form a giant foot print, said to be that of King Kong.

Campuestohan Swimming Pool

Day tour visitors can rent one of the resort's cottages. The Umbrella Cottage can be rented for P500.00 per day and can accommodate 10 persons. The Small Cottage is at P600.00 per day and is good for 15 persons. For bigger groups, there's the Large Cottage at P1,000.00 per day and is good for 20 persons. Visitors can bring their own food and no corkage is charged.


The resort has a restaurant that serves classic Filipino and international dishes. The restaurant is located at the log cabin (see top-most photo). Overnight guests will also have their breakfast served at the restaurant.


Scattered around the resort are statues of cartoon characters and super heroes. In the middle stands a giant statue of Mickey Mouse and other famous Disney characters.


Favorite among the kids are the statues of the characters from the movie Kungfu Panda.


Marvel superheroes fans should definitely have their selfies with the life size replica of Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Ironman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern, and The Hulk.


Dominating the whole resort is the giant statue of King Kong. Inside the statue is an air-conditioned bedroom that can accommodate up to six (6) persons. The King Kong Room costs P6,000.00 nett per night which includes free entrance fee and breakfast for six persons. The room is equipped with cable-ready TV and has a bathroom with hot & cold shower.


The Log Cabin (see top-most photo) houses seven non-airconditioned bedrooms of various sizes. Smaller rooms can fit three (3) persons with an overnight rate of P3,000.00 nett inclusive of entrance fees and breakfast for three persons. It can be maximized to fit six (6) persons. A medium size room can accommodate four (4) persons at P4,000.00 nett per night inclusive of entrance fees and breakfast for four persons. Larger rooms can house five (5) guests at P5,000.00 nett per night inclusive of entrance fees and breakfast for five persons.

Log Cabin Room
All Log Cabin rooms can be maximized by accommodating extra guests. Extra person charge of P300.00 (P500.00 with extra bed) applies to every additional guest above the normal capacity of the room. Log Cabin Rooms are equipped with a 32" LED TV and each has its own private bathroom with hot & cold shower.

Bonita Hut
Bonita Huts are concrete cabins which took their inspiration from the Hobbit houses in the movie Lord of the Rings. Each Bonita Hut can accommodate four (4) persons at P2,500.00 nett per night. The room rate includes entrance fees only and is exclusive of (not including) breakfast. These non-airconditioned cabins have their own bathroom with hot and cold shower.

Bonita Hut Room
Inside the Indian Village are eight concrete cabins shaped like Teepee Huts. These Teepee Huts are air-conditioned and each has its own bathroom with hot & cold shower.

Teepee Huts
Each Teepee Hut can accommodate six (6) persons at P5,000.00 nett per night. Room rate includes free entrance fees and breakfasts for six persons.

Teepee Hut Room
The Shoe House located right beside the foot-shaped swimming pool also houses a non-airconditioned bedroom on the second floor. Common bathroom and toilets are located at the ground floor of the Shoe House.

Shoe House


After a day of fun and adventure, head to the spa and have a relaxing foot massage or full body massage. Here is a short video to see what else to expect at Campuestohan Highland Resort.


How to Get to Campuestohan Highland Resort

Getting to Campuestohan is very easy! First, you should call their Bacolod Reservation Office (034-7020964 or 0915-2111406/0917-3005007) to book your day tour or overnight stay, at least three days before your visit. Cottages may also be booked through the reservation office.

image source: Facebook.com/CampuestohanHighlandResort


Campuestohan has a Shuttle Service every weekend. They use a 30-seater air-conditions Sarao jeepney and round trip fare is it P100.00 per person. Pick-up point is at Villa Angela Arcade (beside Save More Supermarket), Circumferential Road, Bacolod City. The shuttle departs from Bacolod at 9:00am an will accommodate passengers on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to be early. The shuttle leaves Campuestohan at 4:00pm.

In case you miss the Shuttle Service, you can charter a van stationed at Villa Angela Arcade to drop you off at Campuestohan for P700.00 to P1,000.00 (7 to 10 persons respectively, or P100.00 per person). Just get the contact number of the van driver to schedule your pick-up at Campuestohan (same rate applies). Smaller groups of two to four persons can charter a taxi for P500.00 for drop-off, and another P500.00 for pick-up.

Bigger groups can rent Campuestohan's 15-seater Nissan Urvan for a round trip fee of P1,500.00 (day trip) or P2,000.00 (overnight).

If you have a private car, the Bacolod Reservation Office can help you navigate the route leading to Campuestohan. Make sure that you have your breaks checked and be ready for a steep climb and sharp curves all the way up to Campuestohan. The road is 90% paved and still under construction. Driving time takes 25-40 minutes.


RATES
as of April 2015


Campuestohan Highland Resort
Sitio Campuestohan, Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 6:00pm
Contact Numbers: (034) 7020964, 09152111406, 09173005007, 09256008088
Booking Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Email: campuestohanhighlands@yahoo.com
Website: www.campuestohanhighlandresort.com
Facebook: facebook.com/CampuestohanHighlandResort


Author: Francis Biera
Pinas Muna Regional Contributor, Bacolod City, backpacker, hobbyist photographer, teacher | IG: @FindFrancisPH  

Editor: Ramil Delos Reyes
HQ Editor & Content Manager, Manila-based financial researcher, European languages specialist, traveler, foodie | IG: @pinasmuna 

Disclaimer: Photos used in this article are owned by the Author unless bearing the Pinas Muna watermark or otherwise stated. As a Pinas Muna Regional Contributor, the Author authorized pinasmuna.com to publish his/her photos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amazing 😉