Forest Camp Dumaguete is an awesome day out for friends and families in the Valencia region. We visited with our Filipino friends and here’s all the info.
Forest Camp Dumaguete is located in Valencia, around a 20 minute drive away from Dumaguete City.
The best way to get around the Dumaguete and Valencia regions is to rent a scooter and explore. You can rent scooters in Dumaguete City for around 500 Pesos per day.
If you’re not confident on a scooter, there are always locals hanging around on trikes, just make sure to barter the price before you ride.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Entrance & Pools Access
Adults: 120 Pesos
Children: 100 Pesos (2-8 years old)
Adults: 300 Pesos
Children: 250 Pesos (2-8 years old)
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm.
Unless staying overnight.
Best Time To Visit Forest Camp
This beautiful resort is very popular with tourists and locals, especially during the dry season of November to April, with March and April being the hottest months.
Therefore, make sure it’s on your Philippines Itinerary and book, or get there early, if visiting during these months.
If planning to stay overnight, getting up early to catch the sunrise is highly recommended.
A quick note, females may not feel comfortable in just a bikini, so be sure to take some shorts if you’d like to cover up.
This is not compulsory, although there were no females wearing a bikini in the resort, only t-shirts and shorts.
No pets are allowed at Forest Camp Dumaguete.
What To Pack
Forest Camp History
Before Forest Camp became the amazing resort it is today, it was a privately owned piece of land that happened to be alongside the River Banica River in the town of Valencia.
As the naturally cool climate of Valencia and its beautiful surroundings started to attract families for weekend getaways, the owners of the land, Florante and Melba Vicuna, had an idea!
They decided to put a couple of huts on their land for families to stay in when they visited the area. This proved to be very popular, so the Vicunas kept building and developing to keep up with demand.
Forest Camp is now one of the country’s most famous tourist destinations and has become a byword in the Negros Oriental tourism industry.
We were unsure what to expect before heading to Forest Camp Dumaguete for the day with our Filipino friends, but the outcome was awesome!
We took a picnic and enjoyed the sound of the falls in the background whilst eating and chatting away.
The tables and chairs inside the grounds are free to use, so you can grab your spot and set up camp for the day.
If you don’t want to take your own food, you can order from the restaurant on site which has a wide selection of food.
From pizzas to local Filipino dishes and of course amazing mango shakes there is plenty of choice.
We spent the afternoon jumping in pools, taking photos, and jumping in more pools. For us this was definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.
There are plenty of private areas to chill in, so you should be able to find your own space to enjoy.
There are also showers and toilets available within the grounds.
If you have more time after Forest Camp Dumaguete, you should definitely visit Pulangbato Falls and Casaroro Falls during your trip.
Other Activities Available
A 30m high rock climbing wall.
2 climbs: 50 Pesos
6 climbs: 100 Pesos
A 90m zip line that crosses the river and over the swimming pool.
50 Pesos per ride
There is also a spa available upon request at Forest Camp.
Hammock House (Day)
400 – 2,000 Pesos per house depending on size.
Good for 6-20 people.
Hammock House (Overnight)
300 Pesos per person.
Couples Cottages, Family Cottages and Quadruple Cottages
1,500 – 3,500 Pesos per house.
300 Pesos per person. Bring your own tent.
Tents can also be rented for an extra 300 Pesos.
In all style accommodations, meals are not included but you can relax by the free bonfire!
To find our more information on accommodation options, you can check out the Forest Camp website.
C Bubble Diving Resort features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Dumaguete.
Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace.
The air-conditioned rooms provide a sea view and come with a wardrobe and free WiFi.
Guest rooms in the resort come with a kettle. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available daily at C Bubble Diving Resort.
Featuring a bar, The Bricks Hotel is located in Dumaguete in the Visayas region, 1.3 miles from Robinsons Place Dumaguete and less than 0.6 miles from Dumaguete Belfry.
Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property.
The property is close to popular attractions like Quezon Park, Dumaguete Cathedral and Dumaguete Public Market.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.
Situated 1.1 miles from Robinsons Place Dumaguete, ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights Dumaguete features accommodation with a restaurant, a shared lounge and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience.
Both WiFi and private parking are accessible at the apartment free of charge.
Popular points of interest near ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights Dumaguete include Dumaguete Belfry, Dumaguete Public Market and Quezon Park.
The nearest airport is Dumaguete Airport, 3.7 miles from the accommodation.
For more places to stay in Dumaguete, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.