Campuestohan Highland Resort is the brainchild of the visionary couple Ricardo “Cano” Tan and Nita Tan. Its history is as lovely and grand as the present beauty that awaits visitors who take the time out to commune with nature in this glorious haven in Negros Occidental.
Situated right in the boundaries of two of the most progressive cities in the province – Bacolod City and Talisay City, Campuestohan is a 5-hectare property that radiates the splendor of the lush green forests of Mt. Makawili. From this vantage point, one can see the breathtaking view of almost half of the entire province of Negros Occidental, and even that of Panay Island. Most of the time, the weather in the resort is downright cool while one can see the seemingly merciless heat in the plains below.
Back then, Mr. and Mrs. Tan were only dreaming of a retirement home where they can relax in their advancing years. The owners of this vast area in Campuestohan offered the property to the couple, and even though they have not seen the property as Mr. Tan was busy with his political plans at that time, they decided to purchase it.
When the couple finally had the chance to see the property for themselves, they were taken by surprise at the majestic panorama that unfolded right before their eyes. And after having seen the view from Campuestohan, the ball started rolling. The couple made plans on how to develop it into becoming more than a little Tagaytay, but one that can surpass all expectations as to what a great resort really is.
From that grassy area situated about 800-meters above sea level, the 5-hectare property of Mr. and Mrs. Tan has undergone an enormous transformation and is now one of the most famous tourist destinations in Negros Occidental.
It is a wonderland that can fill the hearts and minds of children and adult alike. Reinvent the wheels of time by remembering the age of the dinosaurs. Soar right into the realm of superheroes and giants. Stand beside the Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Thor and the Green Lantern. Take notice of famous personages in the world like Elvis Presley and Michael Jordan. And, take some time to gaze at King Kong, the giant gorilla who owned the movie scene for many years during the 80’s.
Take a dip in the swimming pool, walk through the gardens, have fun in the playground and simply relax and unwind. In time, go horseback riding and bring out an adventurous spirit by riding on a 340-meter zipline.
Everything that one can ask for is found right here at Campuestohan Highland Resort. There simply is no need to look further, because nothing compares to the panoramic scenery and breathtaking beauty that Campuestohan offers.
Photo: Michelle Jhoie Ferraris