The Forest Camp

The Forest Camp

Taft Street, Valencia, Negros Oriental 6215 Philippines
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#1 of 1 cottage in Valencia
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The Forest Camp is a mountain resort perfect for individual, couple, or group vacations. Just 20 Minutes from the Dumaguete City Airport, its a quick getaway from the hassle and buzzle of the city. We have cold spring pools, cottages for day use, rooms for overnight stay, function halls for seminars, and a restaurant for dining. The camp lives up to its name as it has open spaces perfect for mountaineers to pitch a tent for their rest from treks to the nearby Casaroro Falls, Filipino-American-Japanese Shrine, and Mount Talinis. For fun and recreation, we have a zipline, a climbing wall, a bike trail, and a skate bowl for the hip and the daring. (To be continued)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Street parking
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Walking tours
Waterslide
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Laundry service
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Room service
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Vida C wrote a review Mar 2020
Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Only went for a Day Trip for (Php 350 per person – with consumables) and it was indeed worth it.
You can already access every spot, even the Hot Kawa Bath – just make sure you inform the reception for them to prepare it for you accordingly. Nature was enhanced at its finest here, every corner was picturesque and “instagramable”. Activities like wall climbing, zip line and horseback riding are available, too.
Just a little downside with their Wifi, as we are informed that only in-house guest can have access with it. The place has poor signal reception! And the property’s WiFi could be a little more helpful for us to enjoy the camp even better. Some of the staffs are not that friendly, too.
But, nevertheless, we still enjoyed our day trip – and wished to be back anytime soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ays Espiritu wrote a review Oct 2020
Bonn, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a nice resort in the middle of nature! The area is quite big and very nice to explore. The plants, trees and flowers around the area is really amazing!

There are many pools around and it is filled with fresh mountain waters hence the water is quite cold.

We just stayed there for the afternoon but enjoyed it too. It seems that they also offer other activities and services (e.g. massage and wellness). There are also rooms and cottages where you can stay for the night.

The staff are nice. What I did not find good is that the restroom does not have soap to wash you hands. The staff let us wash our hands in their kitchen sink though.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Yasmin wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Epic !! The team @ Forest Camp were world class in a beautiful humble way… thank you so much with all my heart & soul for the wood fire 🔥 hot tub with flowers 🌺 … surreal and totally unexpected…. Maybe I was in the right place at the right time … to have been gifted with the complimentary photography to test out my new toy Insta360!!!! Shout out to Joe Marie for capturing these beautiful memories and respecting my solo feminine presence. I am eternally grateful 🙏 for the whole professionalism and of course the magnificent alluring beauty 🧜🏻‍♀️!🔥j🌿 🪷 in nature ✨
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jen L wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Supposidly we're staying for 3 nights but only stayed for 1 night. Receptionist told us we won't get any refund but, we still decided to leave or else will get hungry. Food is always cold and not lots of choices. We went in town but still can't find a decent restaurant.

The place is just good for a day out. You can bring your own food. To stay is not good, no comfy area to hung around.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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doctorfoxtrot wrote a review Oct 2022
Taguig City, Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Paid entrance fee which was consumable for food and beverage. Known as a very popular activity leisure resort, it was a weekend yet there were hardly any guests. Reason was the prevailing typhoon. Took long time to wait for our food to arrive. Service was just fair at best. From what I see , nothing impresses me , even with a stable weather condition.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Diancin wrote a review Mar 2016
Bacolod, Philippines
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Went on a Holy Week Vacation with my family (Siquijor-Duma). Last stop was Forest Camp. The place was good, but the staff were not accommodating(from the entrance). An old grumpy lady at the Resto cashier was very mean to customers and even insulted us. Not a good way to end our trip. We were very disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Scholl Family wrote a review Aug 2019
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent many hours in The Forest Camp. We didn't stay overnight, just paid entrance 120 Pesos per person (or 350 with consumables) and brought some food and water but still wouldn't miss to order the buko halo-halo (served in a coconut) and the fresh lumpia (spring roll) with peanut sauce. Also a mango shake is highly recommended!
Choose from many pools, beautiful flowing water, water slides, a zipline and generelly a beautiful landscape. Most pools are not deep. Being 180 cm I could stand in all but one of the pools there.
The cool (dare I say cold) flowing water alone is more than worth it. You want to feel cold as a foreigner in the Philippines for once in your life? You found the right place. I find nothing more refreshing than these pools and we have been to many pools and resorts in the vicinity of Dumaguete. Usually it is possible to be in the shade in most of the pools since there are many trees. That also means some leaves in the water though.
Yes, usually you sit on small plastic chairs at plastic tables with sheets that might have a few holes in them but it is a beautiful experience, being surrounded not by foreigners but locals, having fun in this beautiful "treesort".
In the afternoon have your "off lotion" ready because there can be some mosquitos.
You will have to step over some rocks to get into and out of the pools so it might not be the preferred place for handicapped people.
Written by the european husband of a Filipina who usually feels too warm in the Philippines.
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Date of stay: August 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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maricrisocerav wrote a review Nov 2018
Talisay City, Philippines
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Forest Camp Nature Resort. Best place for Family bonding... very nice and relaxing place... commune with nature... spring water.. wild trees/ferns... fresh air... I love the place!!!This place is famous because it’s scenic and Instagram worthy. This tropical resort is located in the higher area of Valenciana. The beauty of the place will indeed make you feel that you’re really in a tropical summer perfect place! The natural design of the place, as well as the swimming pool& spring water , add up to the overall beauty of the tropical resort. Very relaxing and refreshing place to relax, unwind and have a close family bonding. Spending the night here is also a perfect idea because you will get to live in the middle of a beautiful forest. Staff are friendly are accommodating ... food & accomodation is within reasonable price.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hannah wrote a review May 2015
Makati, Philippines
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I rated this place with a two because my kids and relatives enjoyed the pools with slides. This place could have been maximized if the people who work there would learn how to properly deal with their customers. If the basis was just the type of employees they had, I would give them a zero.
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Date of stay: May 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kellyn wrote a review Dec 2014
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Forest Camp is pure joy. The staff was friendly, the activities were abundant, and the property is like what I can imagine being in the garden of Eden. Throughout the whole property, you're surrounded with by vibrant flowers and greenery, which attracts beautiful birds. They have different swimming areas uniquely designed and refreshingly filled with filtered water straight from the river and picnic areas where you can eat absolutely delicious food from the restaurant. I'd personally recommend the halo halo (popular filipino dessert), Pinaupong Manok (roasted chicken stuffed with vegetables), and malungay buko shake! They offer various activities including ziplining, which goes over the river right on the property. It's a perfect and unique experience for any type of traveler and I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Shalla A
126 contributions36 helpful votes
When we were there, inside Forest Camp they had a bar, and the owner who is also a musician, would play his guitar and sing. In Forest Camp, they have massages, they have a rock climbing station, you can Barbeque. At the market about 10 minutes away via tricycle, they have a karaoke place, small turo-turo restaurants.
Answer from Cai Pen
Cebu City, Philippines63 contributions12 helpful votes
yes there is a small bar and videoke in the area. there is also a zipline and wall climbing activities
Answer from forestcamp
Dumaguete City, Philippines29 contributions
hi flora... yes we have... may we have your full name, email, head count? thanks
Answer from forestcamp
Dumaguete City, Philippines29 contributions
yes we accept campers... camping fee is p300 per person per day... if you dont have a tent, we have tents for rent at p300 per tent...
jetty t asked a question Jan 2017
bacolod city5 contributions12 helpful votes
Hi! Are you opwn on weekdays? What time do you open?
Answer from forestcamp
Dumaguete City, Philippines29 contributions
hi! we are open everyday from 9am to 6pm...
Joven Lee wrote a tip Mar 2019
Panglao Island, Philippines33 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the 300 php entrance which is consumable. :)"
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leah wrote a tip Apr 2018
Mandaluyong, Philippines756 contributions334 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we did not stay the night"
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Shalla A wrote a tip Mar 2018
126 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"get a massage by the waters, spectacular, sleep on a hammock"
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jenn l wrote a tip Apr 2017
40 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"bring fresh meat because you're allowed to grill your own food"
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Khar E wrote a tip Jul 2016
Cebu City, Philippines30 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"welcome backpackers, family and friends trip"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Forest Camp
Which popular attractions are close to The Forest Camp?
Nearby attractions include Casaroro Falls (1.8 km), Pulangbato Falls (4.3 km), and Omoyon Bee Farm (7.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to The Forest Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lord Byrons BackRibs, Bambulo, and Octagon Sportsbar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Forest Camp?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (8.9 km) and Belfry (8.3 km).