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.


Ferry Schedule
Morning Trip Afternoon Trip
6:05 AM 12:30 PM
7:35 AM 2:15 PM
9:05 AM 3:45 PM
10:35 AM 5:15 PM

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


Php50/person (One-way)
Contact No: 09778040808
Loading & Drop-Off Point: 

i-Mart Convenience Store
Circumferential Road
Corner Burgos Ave. (Beside Caltex)

Note: All official vehicles have Campuestohan Resort logo.

Bacolod to Resort Resort to Bacolod
7:00 AM 8:00 AM
8:00 AM 9:00 AM
9:00 AM 10:00 AM
10:00 AM 11:00 AM
11:00 AM 1:00 PM
1:00 PM 2:00 PM
2:00 PM 3:00 PM
3:00 PM 4:00 PM
5:00 PM

Other Options
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

Please note that you need to wear sports/rubber shoes in all of the featured attractions.  If you are unable to bring one with you, shoe rentals with free socks are available.

Shoe Rental        P   50.00 /  Person ( Comes with one free pair of socks)


  • Big Cottage Php 1,000.00
    (good for 20 persons)
  • Small Cottage
    (good for 12-15 persons)
  • Umbrella Hut
    (good for 10 persons)
  • Canopy Tent
    (good for 10 persons)
  • Canopy Tent
    (good for 6-8 persons)


  • Bonita Hut P 2,500.00 (good for 4 persons)
    free entrance for 4 persons
  • Log Cabin Room 1 & 2 P 4,000.00 (good for 4 persons)
    free entrance and breakfast for 4 persons
  • Log Cabin Room 3 & 4 P 5,000.00  (good for 5 persons)
    free entrance and breakfast for 5 persons
  • Log Cabin Room 5 & 6 P 3,000.00 (good for 3 persons)
    free entrance and breakfast for 3 persons
  • Log Cabin Room 7 P 5,000.00 (good for 5 persons)
    free entrance and breakfast for 5 persons


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)


Where to stay in Bacolod


The Suites at Calle Nueva
Price starts at Php 650

The White Hotel Bacolod
Price starts at Php 680 
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Java Pension House
Starts at Php 450

Vermilion Pension & Dormitel

Starts at Php 500
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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

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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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  1. please give us an idea. travelling from Toledo, Cebu going to Bacolod via Ceres. Can you give us pension houses in Bacolod and transportation in going to the following Campuestohan, Ruins, Mambocal, and Negrense Museum.. we are more or less 16 heads.
    Thank you.


    1. from port po pinakamalayo ang campuestohan at near port is yung the ruins… so i suggest campuesyohan muna then baba kayo sa BCD punta ng mambukal then sunset sa the ruins if kaya as maganda siya pag gabi din.


  2. Hi.ask po sana po masagot .what if po if from bacolod port po papuntang campuestuhan kase much better pa siguru if mag jeep or trycycle para ghindi mahal yung pamasahe kaysa magrent po talaga ng mga van ..thabks po

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      1. Hi mam thankyou po sa pagreply ..what if po from port papuntang campuestuhan mag shushuttle kami .after campeustuhan papunta naman kmi sa the ruins ano sasakyan namin and magkano ang pamasahe salamt po 🙂


  3. Thanks for this blog. wonder what to ride from the Ruins to i-mart, are there any bus, jeeps or trikes around the area? how much and what’s the cheapest po? a budget-tight solo traveler here who just visit bacolod for a half day then head off to dumaguete by the evening.

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    1. Diy way po ba? Sakay klng shuttle from airport baba ka sa silay proper then sakay ceres bus sa terminal lahat yun bababa.. taz sakay ka bata-libertad or mandalagan-libertad na jip pero tanungin mo muna kung dadaan sa sm.. baba ka ng sm taz sakay ka tric papuntang port..


  4. Hello po. Question lang po, yung New Update na schedule po ba na Bacolod-Resort and Resort-Bacolod, everyday po ba yun or during weekends lang po? Thank you.

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  5. Hello po.. meron po ba kayo idea kng ano po pwede sakyan from campuestohan going to the ruins? thank you po..


  6. Hi po,

    Thank you for this blog. Question lang, di ko kasi naintindihan yung new update sa Campuestohan, yung worth 50.
    Ride ba yun papuntang Campuestohan?

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    1. 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 🙂


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