Red Rock Hot Spring is the ultimate place to relax and unwind in the Valencia region. Here’s all the info for visiting the naturally heated pools.
Red Rock Hot Spring is located in Valencia, around a 30 minute drive from Dumaguete City.
It’s also just 2 minutes away from the beautiful Pulangbato Falls.
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.
Also whilst in Valencia don’t forget to check out Forest Camp Dumaguete.
Entrance: 60 Pesos
Day Cottage: 300 Pesos
Open Daily: 6am – 8pm
Best Time To Visit Red Rock Hot Spring + Tips
Weekends can get pretty busy so avoid these if you like it a little less crowded.
Don’t wear swimwear with light colours or white, as the sulphur in the water will stain them.
You can order food and drinks to have poolside, we saw people enjoying fries and beers. Or there is a restaurant if you prefer.
There are changing rooms available.
They have overnight accommodation available.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Red Rock Hot Spring
Red Rock Hot Spring is a really fascinating piece of nature and definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.
It gets its source of warm water, ranging from 37.5 – 39.5 degrees celsius, from a naturally occurring spring that comes from the sulphur mountain beside it.
It started as a private sanctuary to relieve stress and was owned by a local family from Valencia. They then decided to build a pool to accommodate more family members.
Then other people started to make use of and enjoy the waters, which prompted the owners to open it officially for the public and name it Red Rock Hot Spring.
Around 5 minutes before you hit the springs you’ll cross a bridge with steam rising from underneath the rocks. In case you’re unsure if you’re in the right spot, you’ll be hit with a strong eggy smell which is the sulphur.
Inside Red Rock Hot Spring though there are no bad smells, just smiling faces. The owners are super friendly and welcomed us with open arms.
It’s an ideal way to spend some time after exploring, or just to take some down time and relieve the body of its aches and pains.
There were a few tourists when we visited but it still felt like a super comfortable place to relax. There are two pools to dip into, with one being quite shallow.
When it starts getting dark the area lights making for an even more special and relaxing ambience.
So, after exploring the cold water of the surrounding waterfalls of Casaroro and Pulangbato, what better way to spend the evening!
Luxury – C Bubble Diving Resort
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.
Mid-budget – The Bricks Hotel
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.
Budget – ZEN Rooms Basic White Knights
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.