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Tierra Alta In Valencia – A Complete Guide

Tierra Alta is the most picturesque spot you can find around Dumaguete. We headed up for the day to check it out and here’s all the info.

How To Get To Tierra Alta

Tierra Alta is located in the mountains of Valencia, around a 20 minute drive 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.

Whilst in Valencia don’t forget to check out Pulangbato Falls, Red Rock Hot Spring and Casaroro Falls.

Tierra Alta Entrance Fees

Adults: 50 Pesos per person.

Entrance & Pool Use: 300 Pesos per person.

Tierra Alta Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 8am to 6pm.

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The grand entrance to Tierra Alta

Best Time To Visit Tierra Alta

Valencia has an average temperature of 19º C and a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. 

The hottest months are May, April and June when temperatures reach over 30°C and humidity is high.

Valencia and Tierra Alta is really an ideal destination to visit all year round. You will rarely need an umbrella except at the beginning of autumn.

This is a beautiful and unique destination to enjoy in Valencia.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Tierra Alta

Tierra Alta is a stunning spot, located high up in the mountains of Valencia.

It’s known as the Santorini of the Philippines, and it’s not hard to see why, mimicking the fresh clean whites and royal blues of the Greek island.

With a lighthouse as its centre piece, the grounds are also home to a restaurant, a swimming pool and they’re currently building outwards to make a high-end sub division.

Visiting this beautiful spot is definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

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Charlie off to explore the grounds
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Tierra Alta is full of impressive white archways

A Dream Wedding Destination

Due to its sheer beauty, Tierra Alta is also a place where many choose to share their very important vows with each other.

A dream wedding venue for any bride and groom, it’s located high in the Philippines mountains, with the ocean as a backdrop. It definitely wins the award for the most picturesque location around Dumaguete.

There’s not much to do apart from relax at the mini Santorini, so whether you’re looking for a day by the pool, or to hire out the space for a private event, it makes for a very special location.

There are sun beds available and a small bar and restaurant underneath the shaded area, by the pool. So if you can plan around the weather and get lucky with a sunny day, you’re in for a beautiful day up in the hills.

Also, if you’re the photography loving type, there is a beautiful lighthouse you can capture from many different angles.

Whilst in the area don’t forget to check out Casaroro Falls, Pulangbato Falls or Red Rock Hot Spring, as they’re all just a 20 minute drive from Tierra Alta.

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The pool at Tierra Alta Dumaguete is the highlight…
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And Lauren was in her element!
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Views from the lighthouse. As you can see, the expansion is ongoing in the mountains

Where To Stay In Dumaguete


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.


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.


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

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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