I had been to Dumaguete twice already but never had the chance to visit the two close municipalities near it and never knew it could be explored in a day.
The Municipality of Valencia in Negros Oriental is located 9 kilometres west of Dumaguete City. It occupies 14,749 hectares where 35% of which is classified as plains and the rest of the town is mountainous that is why it was surrounded by Geothermal Power Plants namely Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant, Nasulo Geothermal and Okoy Geothermal Power Plant. Valencia is also the home of Mt. Talinis, a complex volcano in the province of Negros Oriental, second highest volcano to Mt. Kanlaon at about 6,243ft above sea level.
How to get here
The town center is about 9 kms away from Dumaguete City. The most practical way of reaching the town of Valencia is riding on a local jeepney. The terminal for the local jeepney is located south of the Public Market (just ask the trike driver to take you there). Fare cost is P 12.00 and travel time is about 20 minutes.
You can also travel by tricycle from Dumaguete City but you need to haggle if you want a reasonable price. Better go with the local jeepneys so you can save up because you need to take the trike in getting around the town of Valencia.
Tourist Attractions in the town of Valencia
Sulfur Vent Highway
Welcome to the Smokey Mountain of Valencia! Along the roadside is the Sufur Vent mountains which gives you an unpleasant smell like rotten-eggs is a must-visit destination when you happened to be in Valencia.
Pulang Bato Falls
The presence of natural reddish rocks along the riverbank that made the falls turns red was named to this Falls. The reflection of the red rocks formations make up most of the landscape.
Entrance Fee: ■ Adult – P50.00 ■ Children (10 years old and below) – P20.00
Cottages – P300.00
Table with chairs – P200.00
Restaurant is available inside.
Forest Camp Mountain Resort
This 2.5 hectare resort is a picture of nature as its best. An illustration of a tropical place with a flowing river along the side and the chirping birds as music to the ear. It has 9 cold spring swimming pools designed as lagoons and bet your family would surely enjoy.
Entrance Fee: ■ Adult – P100.00 ■ Children (8 years under) – P80.00
*Add 20 for Weekend Rates
Dine-in with Pool use (9am to 9pm) (Consumable food and drinks)
■ Adult – P250.00
■ Child – P200.00
Other Tourist Destination you may want to visit:
These destinations are just along the way to the places listed above but our group decided to skipped it but you may want to check them out.
▲ Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park
A resort that’s best for all occasions whether a family gatherings, barkada getaway or even company outings. They have adventure activities that offers ATV rides, zipline, and water slides that your kids will surely enjoy. They are open 9am to 6pm daily.
Telephone Number: 09177070791 | (035) 523-5298
Website: Tejero Highland Resort
▲ Red Rock Hot Spring
A man-made pool with warm water straight from the mountains. A place that is not highly crowded because of its simplicity and under developed facilities.
Entrance Fee: • Adult – P50.00 • Kids – P30.00 (10 years and below)
Medium and Large Cottages for rent at P300.00 to P600.00
Table and Chairs for P50.00 to P100.00
Facebook Page: Red Rock Hot Spring
▲ Tierra Alta Residential Resort
Achieve your Santorini experience without leaving the country, every corner is instagram worthy. I regret to skipped this one while I was in Valencia but the sun is scorching hot that day we passed by and the trike driver said that we need to walk from the gate to reach the top, so I really missed it and wasn’t able to check this place.
Entrance Fee: for sight seeing P50.00
Swimming: Adult – P500.00 Kids – P350.00
▲ Casaroro Falls
Considered to be the most photographed waterfall in the province of Negros. In witnessing its beauty is not that easy as what you think. You have to endure the 300 steep steps and a 15 to 20 minute hike in order to view it. But the struggle is all worth it as they say because it was breathtakingly beautiful and majestic.
Entrance Fee: P10.00
Tricycle to Valencia Jeepney Terminal – P10.00
Dumaguete to Valencia – P12.00
Trike Fare for Valencia Tour – P600.00 / 3 = P200.00 / pax
Pulang Bato Entrance fee – P50.00
Forest Camp Consumable Fee – P250.00
Valencia to Dumaguete – P12.00
Total Expenses: P 534.00
Trike Driver Contact: Kuya Lloyd 09279776902