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Resorts in Negros: Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park

Tejero is a popular getaway spot for folks in Dumaguete City because of its cool breeze, it's quiet ambiance, and well-preserved natural features. Up in the highland town of Valencia in Negros Oriental, Philippines, it is right at the outskirts of Dumaguete City. Valencia's considerable population of retired expats (mostly white Americans and Australians) suggest that this is a good place to be. Not too far from the basic necessities yet so close to nature, a perfect combination to make it a retiree's haven.

I had an opportunity to visit the place when Philsouth Properties invited me to facilitate a trainers' training for the on-call staff of it's recently completed team building facility. This visit happened in January 2015.

The public park in Tejero was ravaged by Typhoon Sendong in December of 2011. The government of Valencia and with generous private sector help from Philsouth Properties rebuilt the park and has just recently reopened it for public use in the later part of the year 2014.

Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines


While Philsouth Properties helped the government of Valencia rebuild the park, they built their own highland resort right across the Tejero public park, the Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park. THRAP features two (2) swimming pools, several cottages, a function room, and a diner. THRAP also manages the Isla del Rio events pavilion and open activity area, as well as the Project Lifelines ropes course facility, the only dedicated team building facility in island of Negros. Furthermore, Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park also manages the Tejero Eco-Adventure Tours which offer zipline rides, All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours, Buggy rentals, Utility Task Vehicle Rentals, and trekking tours. Aside from these, THRAP is still in the process of constructing two (2) camping sites that may be utilized for recreational camping or themed training programs to supplement the Project Lifelines ropes course team building facility.

The Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park Main Resort

The Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park is a recreational resort that features two (2) swimming pools as it's main attraction.  It is intended as an affordable picnic place for families, barkadas, and other groups. A small snack bar also serves guests in the park.

Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Swimming pool at Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines


Tejero Eco-Adventure Tours

Tejero Eco-Adventure Tours offers adventure tours on board its vehicle rentals that include all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Utility Vehicles (UTV), Buggy rides. and an 8x8 Amphibian Utility Vehicle. Tour options include Valencia Town Proper, Tierra Alta, Camp Lookout, Japanese Shrine, Casaroro Valley, Casaroro Valley and Falls, and Mag-aso Steaming Ground and Twin Falls Mountain. Rentak prices range from PHP 500 to PHP 4,000 with a minimum of 2 bookings for the ATV's. They also offer a zipline ride.

ATV at Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
ATV Ride at Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines



Isla del Rio

Isla del Rio features an open activity area and an events pagoda that can cater to corporate events. A wooden hanging bridge connects Isla del Rio to Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park. Another hanging bridge connects it to the Project Lifelines Team Building Facility.

team building venue at Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Events Pagoda at Isla del Rio at the Tejero Highland Resort and Adventure Park in Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines


Project Lifelines Team Building Facility

Project Lifelines is the only ropes course facility in the island of Negros that is fully dedicated as a training and development facility and particularly for team building. The ropes course includes high elements such as the Heeby-Jeeby, Deep Loops (Burma Buckets?), Giant's Ladder, Cargo Net, Multi-vine Traverse, Trapeze Jump, Earthquake Crossing, and Catwalk. Low elements include the T.P. Shuffle, Spider Web, Trolley, and the Wall.


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17 comments:

  1. Another great place for a team building. Way to go Thadz! I hope someday we can have a session here.

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    1. Yeah, very nice place indeed, the breeze is very cold at this place too, mura og baguio

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  2. I've been to Valencia in Dumaguete and I love that the place is so cool and laidback, like the rest of Dumaguete. I haven't heard of Tejero Highland Resort, though, but it looks like a fun place to go camping and picnicking!

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    1. THRAP is relatively new, less than 2 years in operation. It's the same way going to Forest Camp, right across the public park, about 1km before you reach Forest Park

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  3. I've never been to Dumaguete City but these post is really interesting! It makes me want to visit the place and enjoy! ;)

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    1. There's a lot of beautiful places in the Philippines, dumaguete & Valencia in negros are but 2 of them

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  4. Nice bridge! I'd love to try ATV soon! :)

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    1. You will be spoiled for choice of destinations with the ATV tours.

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  5. Great place for Team Building gyud! I don't think makaya na nako ang rope courses! D kaya! Haha

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    1. Project Lifelines is the only ropes course facility dedicated to training in Negros island and I believe 1 of only 2 in the Visayas, the other 1 being RAFI

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  6. I have always wanted to try an ATV!

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  7. I've been to Dumaguete but it was only for a few hours and all we went to was the merkado to eat puto and sekwate hahahah! This looks like a great place though.

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    1. It truly is a great place! You should try and visit dumaguete

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  8. We had a day in Dumaguete on our visit to Siquijor but no idea what to do. Thanks for sharing this. Hope to visit it next time. :)

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    1. Dumaguete is kinda laid back but there are interesting things to do for sure

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  9. Thanks for the post! I want to add this in my bucket list and I want to experience the ATV riding.

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