Forest Camp Jungle Paradise


I’m always on the lookout for hidden gems that offer a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Casaroro Falls, where I hiked into the jungle to find waterfalls, gave me a jungle sensation that I just couldn’t get rid of!

So when I heard about Forest Camp in Dumaguete, Philippines, I knew I had to experience it for myself. Nestled amidst lush greenery and towering trees, Forest Camp is a serene oasis that promises an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Forest Camp Entrance Fees


Wondering how much does Forest Camp cost? The fees are pretty simple and are as follows:

  • Adults: 120 Pesos
  • Children: 100 Pesos (2-8 years old)


  • Dining Only
    • Adults: 300 Pesos
    • Children: 250 Pesos (2-8 years old)

120 Filipino Pesos to USD converts to roughly $2.11 at the time of this post.

Forest Camp Opening Hours


  • Hours of operation for Forest Camp are
    • Monday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm.
      • Note: Unless staying overnight.
Forest Camp River Pools in Valencia Philippines

Things To Do At Forest Camp In Valencia

  • Wall Climbing
    • A 30m high rock climbing wall.
    • 2 climbs: 50 Pesos
    • 6 climbs: 100 Pesos
  • ZipLining
    • A 90m zip line that crosses the river and over the swimming pool.
    • 50 Pesos per ride

There are also cauldrons full of water that rest atop fire pits for an enjoyable jungle hot tub experience!

Hot cauldrons are available as hot springs at Forest Camp

Forest Camp Valencia Room Rates


  • Hammock House (Day)
    • 400 – 2,000 Pesos per house depending on size.
    • These will fit 6-20 people.
  • Hammock House (Overnight)
    • 300 Pesos per person.
  • Couples Cottages, Family Cottages and Quadruple Cottages
    • 1,500 – 3,500 Pesos per house.
  • Tent Camping
    • 300 Pesos per person. “BYOT” or bring your own tent.
    • Tents can also be rented for an extra 300 Pesos.


When I was there I learned that breakfast, lunch, and dinner were NOT included in the room accommodations. There is a restaurant/bar on-site though in case you do get hungry during your stay. There is also a bonfire on site that you can take advantage of for your cool camping evening!

What To Pack For Forest Camp


GroPro This is definitely a place where memories can and will be made. I highly recommend bringing your GoPro or other camera device so that you can take some incredible cinematic shots of the beautiful Forest Camp jungle.

Waterproof Camera Case If your phone is not waterproof or water resistant or you’re worried about getting it wet, they sell plastic waterproof cases attached to lanyards that you can bring with you on your trip. This will allow you to take your phone into the water with you without worry of it being damaged by the moisture that could end up inside the device.

Towel Most places in the Philippines will not provide a towel after the activity. I recommend bringing a towel with you so that you can dry off before you drive home or if you intend to be out of the water for a longer duration. I prefer to travel with a microfiber dry towel that not only helps me dry quickly but also dries quickly itself!

Dry Bag / Day Bag I combined these because depending on what kind of bag you prefer, either of these may double as both. I recommend having a day bag with you to keep your towel, phone, and other items in while you are enjoying the river pools. If you do not have a dry bag built into your day bag, go ahead and bring it too. You are in a jungle and water can fall from the trees and sky at any point. Plus, you are surrounded by water so it’s a good thing to have on hand!

Reusable Water Bottle Plastic and garbage in general is a problem in the Philippines. Being an island, there are not many places for that garbage to go. You can make a difference and make your life a little easier by having a reusable water bottle with you.

Snacks If you don’t plan on buying food while at Forest Camp, pack some snacks that you and your party can enjoy throughout the day.

Golfish and Koi Fish were found in rivers all throughout the camp
Golfish and Koi Fish were found in rivers all throughout the camp

What To Expect At Forest Camp


Arriving at Forest Camp, I was immediately struck by the tranquil ambiance that enveloped the entire area. The air was filled with the soothing sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves, creating a sense of calm that washed over me like a gentle breeze. As I made my way through the forested pathways, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of wonder at the natural beauty that surrounded me.

One of the first things that caught my eye was the crystal-clear river that meandered through the camp. Fed by mountain springs, the river was a refreshing oasis where guests could swim or simply relax on the banks and soak up the serene atmosphere. There are several pools throughout the camp that are built right into the embankment that bring an exotic and almost fantasy vibe to the place.


There are many things to do at Forest Camp


After checking out the natural pools, I decided to explore the rest of the camp. Tucked away among the trees were cozy cottages and rustic cabins, each offering a peaceful retreat from the outside world. I was particularly drawn to the treehouse accommodations, which offered stunning views of the surrounding forest canopy and the distant mountains beyond. It was the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.

As evening approached, I gathered at the bar and restaurant area with my party, swapping stories and sharing laughs under the protection of the roof from the drops of rain that had started. Most of us enjoyed mango smoothies while others tried other items from the menu.

You will find swinging bridges and other amazing spots in Forest Camp
Forest Camp has lodging available to stay in over night

Where To Stay In Dumaguete City


If you would prefer to just spend the day at Forest Camp but not stay the night, it’s really no problem. You can find several hotel options available just a few minutes down the road in Dumaguete City! If you need help picking one, check out my guide to Hotels in Dumaguete for first-hand experiences to help you make your decision!

There is a bar and restaurant onsite if you get hungry or thirsty!
Forest Camp in Valencia Negros Oriental Philippines

How To Get To Forest Camp

Forest Camp Map

If you’re in Dumaguete City and traveling via a standard vehicle (car, van. NOT a trike) the drive should only take you around 20 or so minutes. Keep in mind, that Dumaguete City can get a little congested during peak traffic hours so plan accordingly when working on your route.


  • Take Jose Romero Road to Luzuriaga St in Valencia for 14 min (7.5 km)
  • Drive to Taft St for 5 min (2.4 km)
Address: Forest Camp Taft St, Valencia, Negros Oriental, Philippines



In the end, my time at Forest Camp was everything I had hoped for and more. It was a chance to escape the noise and chaos of the modern world and reconnect with the simplicity and beauty of nature. As I said my farewells and made my way back to civilization, I knew that Forest Camp would always hold a special place in my heart—a sanctuary of peace and tranquility in the heart of Dumaguete, Philippines.