Nowadays, Filipinos are into hiking, camping, and biking as a way to detach themselves from the rigors of city life. For weekend warriors, they love to be in the great outdoors but most of the time, it's inconvenient because of the travel needed to get from one place to antoher.
Foressa Trails by AboitizLand is a new mountain adventure park located in Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu. It's about a 90-minute drive from Cebu City. Foressa Mountain Town is 45 kilometers away from the city. The place is just 7 kilometers from Balamban proper.
AboitizLand's new adventure park has opened to the public boasting of an organic terrain that contains over 800 species of trees and foliage. Hundreds of hectares has been allocated for hike and bike trails as well as a camp site and tent site.
The natural landscape of the place provides a sanctuary for folks who loves communing with nature. It's attraction is something that cannot be compared to any man-made structures.
I'm not the outdoorsy-type of person but being in Foressa last Sunday and just enjoying the view; I could imagine why people should consider spending time at this park. It's organized, you can spend hours just having fun at your own pace.
Preserving Nature is becoming one of the advocacies of well-informed travelers. More and more folks are inclined to create opportunities where they can put emphasis on the environment.
The total Hike Trail length of Foressa is 10.7 kilometers. There are three levels of difficulty available for different hikers.
The Beginner's Trail is at 4.3 kilometers, Explorer Trail at 6.5 kilometer, and Adventurer Trail is pegged at 10.7 kilometer.
The Hike Trail rate is PHP 150 per person. You can also hire a guide to lead you through the paths.
For biking enthusiasts, the rate is also at PHP 150 person. Four levels of expertise has been designed for cyclists.
These are the Bike Trails of Foressa: The White Zone for Beginners is at 6 kilometers; Green Zone (Novice) at 8 kilometers; Blue Zone (Intermediate)at 15 kilometers; Black Diamond (Advanced) at 8 kilometers.
Combination packages are also available for those who would like to have both hiking and biking adventures.
For those who would prefer to go Camping, the camp grounds are open for either day use (PHP 250/person) or overnight (PHP 350/person).
They also offer cottage and tent rentals. For more information, you can call 63 32 411 1647. You can also check the following, www.facebook.com/ForessaMountainTown and www.foressa.com.
What else can you experience in the park? There are trail stops like falls, natural pools, cascades, butterfly sanctuaries, caves, fern trail, fish pond, an echo valley, and a trail going to Foressa Peak.
If you are like me, who wouldn't do any of the outdoor trails, you can just admire the picturesque view from the Foressa Pavilion. You can lose yourself just by looking at the magnificent natural scenery.
Let Nature be your playground.