Forest Camp is located in Valencia in Negros Oriental Province. Forest Camp was first opened to the public in 1990. It began as a 6,000 square meter property originally used as the family’s private picnic and camping grounds and with nothing much but a simple shed. Today it occupies 2.2 hectares of land. It now features 2 large nipa hut houses, 4 cottages, a tree house, a 250-people capacity conference/reception hall, a backpacker’s den and a dormitory that can hold up to 20 students. There is a vast camping area too and an interesting hike trail. At Forest Camp, one can either hike, swim in the cool freshwater pool, picnic or camp at the grounds, or take a guided trek to the nearby Casaroro Falls or Mount Talinis. Room rates begin at P800 for a half day stay in the Backpacker’s Den accommodating a maximum of 10 people. A great place for kids and Continue reading
Haights Place is located 7,937 feet above sea level in Atok, Benguet Province. Also known as Mossy Forest, the place experiences frost during the month of December until February due to its elevation in the Benguet mountains. Haights Place offers a spectacular view of the peculiar vegetable farms including the famous Naguey rice terraces. The place was named after Mr. Haight, an American soldier who brought the first vegetable seedlings to the region. Continue reading
The City Forest and Marble Park are located in Malopalo, in Calbayog City, Samar. Best viewed from the national highway, this natural wonder is a mountain climber’s delight. Located in Barangay Malopalo, one can safely refer to it a forest within one’s reach. A good number of cave chambers have been found beneath the forest cover and its content intact. One of the most recognizable features of this park is the marble formation and trees which hover over the green-colored Malajog river. Continue reading
The Pamansalan OlSCA Forest Park in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte encompasses over 64 hectares of lush forests, flora, and fauna, giving trekkers and nature buffs an unforgettable experience with nature at its best. A showcase of nature conservation and ecological balance, it is home to exotic birds as a declared bird sanctuary. A joint project of the Japanese OISCA organization and the city government of Dipolog, the forest park is located at Pamansalan, barangay Diwan, 28 kilometers or a 40-minute drive from the city proper. Continue reading
The Lantawan Ecopark is located in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte province. This area is endowed with eye catching natural landscape and panoramic view of Lake Mainit. It is located in the borderline of Barangay San Roque and Sitio Little Baguio of Barangay Crossing with an elevation of 150 meters above the lake. It has an area of 477 hectares of forest land within the Kitcharao Reserve and Communal Forest. The area is planted and surrounded with exotic and secondary grown natural species of trees. Lately, this area was declared as Regional Nursery of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In some parts of the area are the constructed training center, 3 kiosks, nursery building, communication facilities, animal rescue center access roads going to the lake and Continue reading
The Dinalupihan Nature Center is a forest reservation ideal for picnics and camping activities. Located in Dinalupihan, Bataan Province, the cool water of the pool offers a fun place for visitors bent on having a dip. For the more adventurous they can go jungle trekking. To savor the best out of this place, visitor may stay at the specially designated camping grounds or rent one of the shanties for overnight stay. Dinalupihan Nature Center is 102 kilometers from Manila which takes 2-hour drive and 2 km from Balanga which takes less than 2-hour drive.
Tanjay City Board walk is located in Mainit Beach, San Isidro . The boardwalk project is initiated by the late Gov. Emilio Macias II. It includes view decks at both ends and will be used soon as a jump off point for dolphin watching in the village.
About 8.0 kilometers from Carmen town proper, passing through the barangays of La Paz and Nueva Vida Norte, lies the exotic mini-forest of Barangay Montesunting. Derived from the Spanish word “monte” which means mountain, Montesunting means mountain of “sunting” a visayan term for a wild mountain weed. At the outskirts of barangay Montesunting is a mini-forest, which is situated adjacent to the boundaries of barangay La Libertad and Nueva Vida Norte. After discovering the pristine beauty of its mini-forest, the barangay government of Montesunting initiated an environmental protection program with the coordination and support of the Municipal Government of Carmen. Continue reading
Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Mindanao, Philippines is the only protected forest noted for its unique bonsai field or ‘pygmy’ forest of 100-year old trees in an ultramafic soil. Mt. Hamiguitan has been found to have five (5) vegetation types and these are the agroecosystem, dipterocarp, montane and typical mossy and the mossy-pygmy forest. This serially nominated property is found to possess high and varied ecosystem with many endangered, endemic and rare species of flora and fauna. One of the endangered bird species located is the majestic Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi). It has been identified by Conservation International as one of the Philippines ‘hotspots’ that is included by the Philippines Eagle Alliance as one of the first priority sites in Eastern Mindanao for conservation and protection. Continue reading
The Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) is within the Sierra Madre Biogeographic Zone (SMBGZ) which lies along the eastern side of Central Luzon. The Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) is one of the ten (10) priority protected areas in the country. The Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) is considered one of the most important of the protected areas system of the Philippines. It is the largest protected area in the country and the richest in terms of genetic, species and habitat diversity. The importance of the park is underscored by the myriad of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna that it supports. These include Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi ), Golden Crowned Flying Fox (Acerodon jubatus ), Philippine Eagle-Owl ( Bubo philippensis), Isabela Oriole (Oriolus isabellae ), Green Sea Continue reading