Escape The Bustling City at West 35
Located 35km from Cebu City, West 35 Eco Mountain Resort at Brgy. Gaas Balamban is a breathtaking, refreshing weekender from the busy city of Cebu. Ideal for family, friends, and most specially with your special someone, West 35 is the perfect place to breathe in fresh air, relax, and enjoy the 360 degree view of the Tsuneishi seaside and Balamban mountains.
It was my partner in crime’s day when we decided to visit West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. We arrived at Ayala Terminal around 12:30 PM and took a V-hire ride going to Balamban via Transcentral Highway. We arrived 1:15 PM (travel period is 45-60 minutes). You can also ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) in JY Square. Just be careful because the road is very steep and there are lots of blind curves. It would be safer to take a V-hire.
They charge 50PHP entrance fee per person – non consumable during weekends and holidays. It’s very affordable for the scenic view and fresh air that would clear your mind from stress and just enjoy the moment. Will share what they offer for your guide:
Before anything else, I recommend to bring with you a bottle of water since you’ll travel for an hour. In our case, we weren’t able to bring water; so as soon as we arrived, I asked one of the staff of Haven Cafe for their signature drink. She then introduced their Westy Minty Lemonade (their bestseller) which was also referred by my good friend. That quenched my thirst! I highly recommend this.
And for kids at heart (HAHA)
Hello Claire! Please be careful it’s slippery (LOL)
Found a small place to rest after playing
Clean and Green
Can’t help myself to capture this lovely flower. Does anyone of you know its name? Please mention it below.
A sitting area outside their rooms! Isn’t it lovely?
View from Haven Cafe. They have parking space for you!
Of course, we won’t miss to dine in Haven Cafe. You can check out my Haven Cafe experience in my next post.
West 35 accommodation and other amenities:
- Suite Room – PHP 6,000 (good for two)
- Executive Deluxe – PHP 5,000 (good for two)
- Deluxe – PHP 4,500 (good for two)
- Group Accommodation – PHP 4,500 (good for six)
- Senior Pad – PHP 6,000 (good for two)
- Trekking (Gaas/Manguyakuya Falls) – PHP 750 good for 5 persons (PHP 150/head for extra person)
- Zipline – PHP 150 for 1 round (300 meters)
- Pre-Nup Photoshoot – PHP 3,000 (good for six persons)
- Function Room – PHP 3,000 for 5 hours use with air-conditioner (maximum of 30 persons)
- Van Rental – PHP 4,000 (weekend) and PHP 3,500 (weekdays)
Email Address – email@example.com
Contact Numbers – 032-5143262 / 09231590721
Have you been to West 35? Or would you like to share your Cebu travel stories? I’d be happy to hear from your adventures. Just leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to respond as soon as I read it.