A mundane afternoon can always be a special one! I proved that right when we visited Tierra Alta Residential Resort before their Clubhouse Grand Opening last May 29, 2012. With my ever outgoing friend/photographer/BFF/advisor, we decided to visit the resort to check what’s really new since it started to operate last August, 2010.
|A capture by Philsouth Properties and Development Corporation|
Tierra Alta Residential Resort is located in the sloping area of Palinpinon, Valencia, Negros Oriental. Being one of the Valenciahanon (for five years now), I was so proud that such a beautiful mountain-side resort has been developed. Before April, 2012, anyone can visit the place for FREE.
|A photo taken by Gagay Dinampo at the Entrance while Me driving Titan (my ride)|
The resort was actually a very - Super – expensive subdivision developed by Philsouth - the premier real estate developer in Negros Oriental. Nonetheless, if you’re one of the lot owners of the subdivision, you would definitely enjoy both the scenic view of the mountainous side of Negros Oriental while adoring the panoramic overlooking views of nearby islands like Cebu and Siquijo. Not just that! You would get picturesque sunrise, perfect cold dry weather, and breathtaking tourism spot right in front of your doorstep.
|Tierra Alta Residential Resort - Photo from Philsouth|
During their first year of operation, El Faro – the lighthouse – has been the most attractive landmark of the resort. Everyone can freely go and see the view from the top.
|El Faro lighthouse (by Philsouth)|
|Photo by Walter Grapa taken last November 28, 2011|
Then, the following year, Clubhouse was completed, where a beautiful wedding reception by one of the owners, Mr. Louie Tijing was held. The Clubhouse is Greek-inspired style, so you would really feel you’re in a world-class resort.
|Clubhouse photo by Walter Grapa last November, 2011|
|Me posing at the Entrance of Greek-style Clubhouse|
|Photo by Walter Grapa taken last 2011|
|Photo taken by Gagay Dinampo last April, 2012|
Finally, most of the amenities were completed, and will be inaugurated this April 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM. After the inauguration, the resort is open for sight-seeing for only Php 200.00 consumable with food and drinks. The Tierra Alta Café offers Mediterranean cuisine, but they also serve American and Asian flavors. The restaurant has its own bakery and makes their own ice cream, but I never really tried any of these. Perhaps, some other time, we can visit and try their food.
|Photo by Philsouth|
Another most attractive spot is the Aquatica Swimming Pool. This is one of the unique tourist spot in Negros Oriental that offers an infinity-shaped pool. It faces Siquijor and mountainside scenes on the right and expansive view of the ocean on the left. I really warn you to bring an extra Php 300.00, so you can definitely enjoy swimming on the pool.
|Infinity pool (photo by Philsouth)|
|the water is so inviting|
Another attraction is their Zipline Adventure Ride. For as much as Php 250.00 per ride, you get a rush that’s just right for the price you pay. Click HERE.
|Blogger Grah - from Amega Valerie's Album|
Zipline Adventure Ride Features:
- 600 meters long
- Open Tuesday to Sunday | 9AM to 6PM
- Open on Holidays
- Four (4) riding styles
Other awaiting amenities are Basketball and Badminton Courts, Tierra Alta Mountain Bike Park, and helipad. You can also be a member to get these privileges and discounts. Membership is said to be available for an attractive promotional price. Click HERE to contact Philsouth.
|On my ride going home afternoon the sight-seeing visit|
|sunset is beautiful in Tierra Alta|
So for those who are looking for a private countryside habitat in a luxury-type niche, I 100% suggest YOU go for Tierra Alta. But for a middle-class person like me, this year will never end without me returning and enjoying this amazing place.