Last month, I traveled to Dumaguete City twice (and for the fourth time since last year). A few weeks ago, it was for Apo Island and Siquijor, with Dumaguete being the jump-off place, and then before May ended, I had to go back for an important appointment. However, there was some time to spare before that, so a trip to the beautiful Tierra Alta finally happened!
Tierra Alta Residential Resort is nestled in the mountain area of Valencia, Negros Oriental. As it stands 800 feet above sea level, it boasts not only of its magnificent architecture, but also of its great view of the sea and the neighboring mountains and islands.
Although it is a residential area, anyone can get in to dine at the cafe and restaurant, enjoy some pool time at the clubhouse, or even just go sightseeing.
Tierra Cafe serves Mediterranean dishes with Asian and American fusions. It is located across the reception desk.
The resort has a huge swimming pool with two jacuzzis. It’s kid-friendly because most parts of the pool aren’t too deep. The deepest portion is only at five feet, which is on the side near the restaurant. There are also tables and lounge chairs that all guests can use for free.
This beautiful portion of the resort is an ideal venue for photo shoots, intimate wedding ceremonies, or even proposals!
You won’t need a drone to get an aerial view of the entire resort because you can just climb up the lighthouse to do so. From the top, you’ll also get a great view of the sea and a nearby river.
The Rush Zipline
Sadly, I didn’t get to try the resort’s zipline rides, but from what I’ve read, guests can ride through the 600-meter zipline solo or by pair.
Upon, leaving the Tierra Alta clubhouse, you can either ride a motorcycle going down (if you asked the motorcycle driver who previously took you there to fetch you) or just walk and take your time enjoying the sights a.k.a beautiful houses of rich people.
I liked the resort because of its Greek inspiration, which made more than a couple of spots very Instagram-worthy. The resort’s entrance fee, as well as the prices of the food, may not be suitable for budget travelers, but it’s never wrong to indulge sometimes. 😉
Location & How to Get There
Tierra Alta Residential Resort is located in Palinpinon, Valencia, Negros Oriental.
To get there via public transportation, go to the public market in Dumaguete City and hire a tricycle that would take you to Tierra Alta. Since this is a special trip, the fare would depend on what amount you and the driver will settle for. You can ask the driver to wait for you, if you’re just going sightseeing, or ask him to go back for you at a specific time.
The clubhouse, which is where the swimming pool, cafe, and restaurant are (of course), is quite far from the entrance, and considering the uphill road going there, walking may be too tasking.
However, the good thing is that when you reach the entrance to Tierra Alta, there will be habal-habal (motorcycle) drivers waiting around to take you to the clubhouse. The fare is Php 30.00 per person.
Non-Members Entrance Fee
- Adult – Php 200.00 (consumable)
- Child – Php 50.00 (consumable)
***Sightseeing Only – Php 50.00***
The Rush Zipline
- Adult – Php 250.00 (solo) / Php 400 (tandem)
- Child – Php 200.00
- Adult – Php 500 (with Php 200 consumable) / Php 300 (without food)
- Child – Php 350 (with Php 150 consumable)
Aquatica Pool & Restaurant – 7 AM to 7 PM (Daily)
Tierra Cafe – 7 AM to 9 PM (Daily)
The Rush Zipline – 9 AM to 6 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Deluxe – Php 2,500/night
Lighthouse Suite – Php 3,300/night
Family Deluxe – Php 3,800/night
Family Suite – Php 4,500/night
Book your stay here.
Mobile numbers: +63355360096 / +69234465293
For more information, please visit www.tierraaltaresort.com.
I am a twenty-something free spirit from Cebu, Philippines. I love to travel, take photos, and write about my experiences. When I’m not traveling, I go freediving wherever. I aim to inspire others to care for the environment, especially our oceans as it is the lifeblood of our planet.