The Bacalla Woods Campsite is located at Brgy. Ylaya, San Fernando, Cebu. It is around four kilometers from the main road and readily accessible since the road to the place is well paved. It is also around one kilometer away from the Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort. The place touts itself as “the home of the artists, environmentalists, explorers, extreme sports athletes, campers, and all nature enthusiasts.”
Visitors have a number of options for the things they can do at the campsite. One can go river trekking and pass by seven waterfalls or trek to the cliffs of Kantopas, which was named after an engkanto or nature spirit who supposedly lives in the area. Another option is to go mountain biking or long boarding. The nearby waters of San Fernando can also be a venue for snorkeling or stand-up paddling. The highest point of the campsite gives visitors a glimpse of the town of Pinamungahan and the islands of Negros and Bohol. The rates for the activities range from PHP50 for trekking up to PHP500 for mountain biking.
Since it is a campsite, the place only features basic accommodations. While the Bacalla Woods Campsite does have a room for two people, visitors normally stay in tents to become one with nature. You have the option of bringing your own tent or you can rent one at the campsite. You can also rent hammocks, which is a part of the culture of Filipinos especially for those living in the rural areas. The hammocks at the campsite are made from surplus materials from the Mactan Economic Processing Zone (MEPZ). Tent rental is at PHP300 while renting a hammock is priced at PHP100. The place also charges PHP150 for an overnight stay with free breakfast. The rental for the room for two is at PHP750.
The Bacalla Woods Campsite also has a number of food items available for its visitors, including the native chicken (grilled or soup) at PHP350 and grilled pork at PHP100.
You can hop on a bus headed south at the Cebu City South Bus Terminal. Just tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at San Isidro, San Fernando. From here, you can hire a motorcycle to take you up to the place.