Mother's Day Weekend at Hidden Valley

by - May 21, 2015

May is going to be a very busy month for our mother and her only vacant schedule is on May 9 and 10.

We were thinking of going to Camotes or Moalboal, but because the place I know of is fully booked and we don't have contacts with other resorts, we decided to go to Hidden Valley in Pinamungajan, instead.

We took the route via Brgy. Bunga in Naga which is only 7km away from Hidden Valley.

The road was not developed. There were also a lot of local residents who would ask us to pay if we pass through their property.

Upon arriving at approximately 11am, there were already a lot of people in the resort.

There are two resorts, the Mountain Resort and the Wavepool Resort.

Entrance fee to access both of the resorts is Php150/head.

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We proceeded to the information area of the Mountain Resort to get us a room, which was a problem because the receptionist said all rooms were already booked.

I was already getting edgy and I wanted us to go look for another place.

My first impression was like "Oh my. This place is so unorganized, like pools just kind of sprout out of nowhere."

Okay, I got a biased opinion over there because I was really getting all irritable of the heat, of the crowd, of not getting a room, and gawd!

We thought of going to another location but oh, entrance fee is non-refundable.

Fortunately, my mother met a co-worker, Sir Joel, who helped us get a room. He was familiar with the place as this was where he grew up.

The room (or house) we got has a sala, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a CR and appliances such as a TV and a computer (both not working) which costs Php3.5k.

After eating lunch, we got ourselves ready for the wave pool!

When we reached the pool, there were no waves yet.
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The children excitedly plunged into the water.

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Well, not only the kids. :p

The pool was pretty crowded.

See those people over there? And that's not all of them.

Even got to see one of my college friends. :D

Suddenly, a loud sound like a ship's horn was heard. That was the signal that they will be turning on the waves.

People were yelling with excitement, but our kids got scared because they don't know what the commotion was all about.

The first few waves were small until they become bigger and "fiercer".

I recommend you bring a floater if you want to experience the waves, it'd be a lot more fun!

You can see my mother enjoying the waves xD
Hi, ma!
We rested for a while as the kids were getting tired.

The resort has a stall which sells coffee.

We ordered some frappes - Double Choco and Amazing Mocha.

There was no network signal and the wifi connection is very weak, so it's a perfect time to get that mobile phone off our hands and spend time with the family.

We plunged back to the pool to enjoy more of the waves until Akee got drowsy.

For dinner, we bought barbecue and hanging rice. There are a lot of local stores and stalls so looking for food won't be a big problem.

I didn't know of the time because I wasn't on my phone so I ended up going to bed early, while some of the guys had their drinking session.

We woke up early the next day where I found my mom preparing breakfast. She bought lechon baboy from one of the local stores.

After breakfast, we roamed around some more.

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And got ourselves ready to enjoy the pool once more xD

We also hiked up to the mountain resort where they had a playground and more pools.

We also greeted each other a happy mom's day :D

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More pictures! :D

We packed our stuffs and got ready to leave at 9am.

This time, we took the route via Pinamungajan proper - which was a longer ride. It was already 12 noon when we reached Uling Naga where we had our lunch.

It was a indeed a weekend well spent.

Hidden Valley Mountain Resort and Wavepool Resort is located at Brgy. Lamac, Pinamungajan, Cebu.

(Source: Mapbox via Foursquare)

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