Monday, May 5, 2014

Exploring Hidden Places in the South: Hidden Beach Resort (Aloguinsan) and Hidden Valley Resort (Pinamungahan)

What's a better way to cool out this summer season? Having a cold drink? Sharing your favorite ice cream to your best friend? Hitting the beach? Or just go on a road trip?

Well, why not do it all!

For this year's team building, the team decided to go to Hidden Beach Resort located in Aloguinsan, southern part of Cebu. The group departed via Ceres bus at around 5:45 a.m. and arrived in Pinamungahan's public market at around 7:30 a.m. 

When we arrived, we bought some food and other necessary ingredients for our lunch. After doing so, we boarded a jeepney bound for Aloguinsan. 

A month before this day, we already planned where we are going, we decided to go to Hidden Beach Resort in Aloguinsan and maybe after that, we could got to Bojo River. When we arrived there, true enough, this resort is really hidden, if we haven't made a deal with the jeepney driver, we would have ended up walking from the main road to the beach, which is a little bit far. 

The entrance fee is Php 15.00 and there are cottages that you can rent too. We rented one cottage and after everything was settled, we prepared the food for lunch. After eating, we had some games and hit the water! 

* preparing lunch

At about 12 noon, the group decided to leave the place and find another because honestly speaking (I don't know with the others. haha), I wasn't satisfied. So we told the jeepney driver (the same driver who took us in the beach) that we want to go to Hidden Valley Resort in Pinamungahan. He suggested we go to the other resort, which is still owned and managed by Hidden Valley, because he said that it's better there. So we were "OKAY koya" (kuya- big brother). But when we arrived there, it's not what we've imagined. It only has one pool and the cottage is expensive. And the bad thing was, the jeepney driver wasn't there anymore, leaving us hopeless (char. haha)

Anyways, our adventure began and so we hailed a tricycle and went to the center of Pinamungahan town. There, we haggled with the drivers who will take us to Hidden Valley Resort in Lamac, Pinamungahan. After a few minutes, we manage to agree with one another. The trip going there took us about 30 minutes, but we didn't regret it. When we arrived there, it was indeed beautiful!

* welcome!
Hidden Valley Resort is owned and managed by Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative. If you're a nature-lover and at the same time pool-lover, you can spend a great deal of your time in their 5 pools. Three kiddie pools and two for adults. They also have several rooms if you're planning to stay there for an overnight. It's also a great place to have team buildings, seminars or just a place for relaxing. 

* the roofs that you can see are some of the resort's rooms

The entrance fee is Php 50.00/ head for adults and Php 25.00/ head for kids. If you're going to use the pool, you need to pay Php 50.00 for adults and Php 25.00 for kids.

If you want to stay there for a night or two, they have a wide array of rooms that you can choose depending on the number of people. The price ranges from Php  2,200.00- Php 3,700.00. For seminars or conferences, you can also rent their function areas for Php 1,500.00 - Php 4,000.00.

At around 6 p.m., we returned to the center of Pinamungahan and waited for the bus. At 7 p.m., we departed and snooze away... haha We arrived in the city at around 9:30 p.m. and parted ways. 


* credits to Cherry Culanag and Kim Berly Caminos for some of the photos here. :)


  1. Hahaha. Si KOya jud. And yeah, I agree. I wasn't satisfied with the beach.

    1. yeah, si Koya nga nag mugna ug swimming falls. haha