2018 DIY Travel Guide: Campuestohan + The Ruins, Negros Occidental

fullsizerender 4The Island that keeps on giving.

It’s not often, anywhere in the world, that you come across a destination where it is possible to immerse yourself in theme park fun and important historical buildings all in one great day – but you can in Negros Occidental.

I was undecided where to spend the rest of my  Panay Island Tour and having heard so many good things about Negros, I took the plunge and made a b-line for the island. I would not be disappointed.

Firstly, I took in the beauty of The Ruins, and after that sucked in the almost “New Zealand-ish” and certainly “The Hobbit-ish” world of Campuestohan. The Ruins have a fascinating history, which I don’t have room to tell you all about, but do some research beforehand and it will the experience so much better.


How to get there:

Campuestohan + The Ruins Day Tour:
From Iloilo Port, I caught a ferry going to Negros Occidental. After approx.  2hrs of ferry ride you arrive at Bacolod Port. From there I took a taxi from the port for the great price of Php700 to take me on a tour of the two most visited destinations in the area.

The Ruins:  Taj Mahal of Negros

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Entrance fee: 150php

Option 1:
From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head), or a cab (minimum of Php400) and ask to be dropped off at your destination.

Option 2:
From Bacolod City, you can take a jeepney (Bata-Libertad) playing to the north and ask the driver to drop you at the tricycle terminal near Pepsi Cola plant. The tricycle would take you to the entrance of The Ruin at Hacienda Sta. Maria. You can also opt to take a cab for less hassle since roads going to The Ruins were already cemented.


Entrance Fee: 150php

Option 1:
From Bacolod ride a jeepney to Burgos Market. The fare is Php7.
From Burgos Market ride a jeepney to Alangilan Terminal. The fare is Php20.
From Alalingan Terminal, take a trike to Campuestohan Mountain Resort
🏍Solo Php400 RT
🏍2 to 4 Php200/pax RT
🏍You can haggle Php500 /3pax RT

Option 2:


Shuttle Service
(30-seater Air-conditioned Sarao)

A. Weekend Service
– Loading Area: Villa Angela Arcade parking lot (fronting Lopue’s East Centre)
– Departure Time from Bacolod: 9:00 AM
– Departure Time from Resort: 4:00 PM

P 100.00/Person

Shuttle Service
(30-seater Air-conditioned Sarao)

B. Private Group Charter 
– 2-way transport service
– Pick-up and drop-off point: within Bacolod City

P 3,000.00
C. Nissan Urvan
– Maximum Capacity: 15 persons
– Day Trip Pick-up & Drop off
P 1,500.00
D. Nissan Urvan
– Maximum Capacity: 15 persons
– Overnight
P 2,500.00



Rides and Rates are base on their website here: Campuestohan Highland Resort

A. Zipline P200.00/person
B. Rope Course P200.00/person
C. Sky Bicycle P 100.00/person (one-way)
D. Horseback Riding

(15 minutes)

E. Hamster Wheel P 100.00/person
F. Grand Carousel P  30.00/person
G. Mini Train P  30.00/person
H. Chair Lift (coming soon – the picture shown here is just an illustration)
I. Wave Pool (coming soon – the picture shown here is just an illustration)
J. Windmill (coming soon – the picture shown here is just an illustration
K. Bungee Trampoline (coming soon – the picture shown here is just an illustration)
L. Outdoor Gym (coming soon – the picture shown here is just an illustration)


Important Reminders:

  1. It would be advisable for guests to make a reservation ahead of their scheduled trip.
  2. Resort operating hours are from 7am-6pm for day-trips
  3. Bringing of pets is highly discouraged.
  4. Their parking space is free on a first-come, first, serve basis.
  5. They have a restaurant serving affordable and sumptuous meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.  The restaurant is open daily from 7am-9pm.
  6. Guests are free to bring their own food provided that they’ll be staying in the picnic cottages.  Corkage fee applies once you bring outside food to our pavilion restaurant.
  7. Children 2 years old and below are exempted from paying the entrance fee and from headcount.  However, if a child is over 2 years, the child is subject to paying the entrance fee at the same rate as adults.
  8.  Proper swimming attire is required when using the swimming pool.  Clothes made of jersey, cotton, and denim are not allowed.
  9. They also accommodate guests who wish to camp.  They charge P350.00/person per night.  This rate is already inclusive of entrance fee and use of our toilet and bathroom facilities.  Guests who wish to camp can pitch their tents beginning 5 pm then pack-up by 6 am.
  10. 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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Itinerary and Expenses:

day31483701085196 DIY Travel Guide: 4-Day Panay Island + Negros Occidental Adventure

Inquiries & Bookings

For your reservations, please contact the following numbers:

Landline: (034) 702-0964; (034) 433-3335
Mobile: 0915-211-1406; 0917-300-5007; 0925-600-8088

Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Office Address: Bacolod TP Truckers, Gonzaga St., Bacolod City
Resort Address: Sitio Campuestohan Brgy. Cabatangan/ alternate route via Brgy. Granada and Alangilan Talisay City 6100 Philippines

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Isabelle says:

    Super informatice blog po!! Love it! May i know po saan kayo nagstay na budget hotel?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Gelo says:

      hello po! thanks po 🙂 I stayed sa Iloilo City po as day tour pang ako namasyal sa Bacolod 🙂


  2. AIMEE says:

    Goodpm po sir.. yun po ba sa taxi na 700 back n 4th na? may contact # po ba kayu sa taxi? salamat po

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Gelo says:

      hi ms aimee. yes po. sadly nawala ko yung number ni kuya 😦 pero better if sa labas kayo kukuha ng taxi kasi mas mahal sa loob ng port yung rates nila 🙂


  3. AIMEE says:

    Goodpm po sir.. yun po ba sa taxi na 700 back n 4th na? salamat po


  4. Anonymous says:

    Good afternoon po,

    My contact number ka nun taxi sinakyan niyo?

    un bang 700 na rental mo sa taxi solo ka lang?


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Gelo says:

      hello po sorry my bad 😦
      I really get his number. he gave me his card but I lost it along the way 😦 pero you can haggle namn pagdating niyo so port. plus makakamura din kayo if you try trike and/or shuttle service na innoofer ng campuestohan kada weekends 🙂


      1. Rae says:

        Marami bang tao kapag weekends? We’re planning to visit the place on November 12, 2017. Thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Jay & Gelo says:

          yeah madami po. lalo na sa campuestohan kapag weekends.


  5. Hello! We are planning to travel this month. Is the total of the expenses already back and forth? What inn can you recommend there for us to stay overnight? Just a cheap one po please. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Mark says:

      Opo back and forth na yun all in. Sa iloilo po balayo magovernight after?


      1. Sa Bacolod kami sana mag oovernight.

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        1. Jay & Mark says:

          ah may mga murang hotels din namn po sa Bacolod sa akin kasi may guimaras ako the day before so sa iloilo ako nagpalipas ng gabi 🙂


  6. Emile says:

    Morning po..ask lng me po pwd po b celebrte brtday ..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Mark says:

      you mean kapag free po ba ang entrance kapag may bday?


  7. Ace&Demi says:

    Thanks for sharing. This is helpful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay & Mark says:

      Welcome po! Happy Travels po 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hello, when was this trip? 🙂 the round trip of the trike in going to Campuestohan is haggled? is that round trip already?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay Ramos says:

      earlier this year po 🙂 yes po its roundtrip na 🙂


  9. Leslie says:

    Salamat po sa blog.. so informative ☺ Godbless!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Jay Ramos says:

      Salamat po. Happy travels sa inyo!


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