West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is located at Kilometer 35 (KM 35) Barangay Gaas, Balamban Cebu. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is a relaxing place surrounded with natural landscape, fresh air, vegetation and mountain ranges.
This place is quite far from the City. Since the distance is 35 kilometers from Cebu City, it will take 45 minutes up to 1 hour of travel or drive. I would compare this place to Tanay in Rizal Manila. The place is abundant with nutritious and locally grown vegetables. There are different kind of root crops and corns. Majority of people living in the area rely their livelihood through farming, poultry and hog raising.
I think it would be nice to go to a place like this if someone wants to have a relaxation of mind, body and soul. And it would be more enjoyable if you spend it together with your family, friends, girlfriend or boyfriend, husband or wife.
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort offers room accommodations which are quite convenient to stay for you and your loved ones.
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort – Entrance going up at the main gate
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort’s Haven Cafe and Restaurant
They also have amenities like zip line, playground area for kids and adults, game room, function room for special occasions, haven cafe and restaurant, and viewing deck.
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort – View from the haven cafe restaurant
Taking a glance on the beauty of nature at Haven Cafe Restaurant
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort – Play area for kids
Kids would love to try a slide here.
Challenge yourself to walk across on a hanging bridge
At Haven Cafe Restaurant, you can order meals, desserts and drinks. You can also take a chill while enjoying a cup of your favorite coffee.
Haven Cafe Restaurant at West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
Sweet Chicken Wings served at Haven Cafe Restaurant
How to go to West 35? Below are some helpful travel tips for you.
Travel Guide on how to go to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort:
Our starting point is the Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) Terminal for public transport in Ayala Center Mall Cebu City or you can hire a taxi or a van or motorcycle for hire (habal-habal) in J.Y. Square Mall also in Cebu City. But as for me, I would suggest you should go to Ayala Center Cebu’s Terminal for safety and convenience.
Travel Guide for those who will ride a van via Transcentral Highway:
From our starting point (Ayala Center Mall Cebu Terminal) , in the terminal, ride a van that goes to Balamban Cebu and tell the driver to drop you off at West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. Remember that travel will take 45 minutes up to 1 hour or more depending on road condition.
Enjoy the ride while witnessing the scenic beauty of nature. You can see mountain ranges, lush greenery and cultivated fields. From Busay road to transcentral highway the entrance gate of West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is located at the right side of the road. There are informative sign boards also that you can see few kilometers away before you reach the mountain resort.
When you see the rectangular board in the right side with a West 35 Eco Mountain Resort printed on it, there is a road beside it to access the entrance gate.
After paying the entrance fee, then you’re done. Enjoy your stay at West 35 Eco Mountain Resort.
Travel Guide for those who will travel with their own car service via Transcentral Highway:
When you travel very early in the morning, expect for the thick fog that you will see on your way going to West 35. The road from Barangay Busay Cebu City going to Transcentral Highway is quite difficult and lots of curves which makes it a challenge for those drivers who are accessing the road for the first time. So, always focus on driving and always shift to low gear to have a full control of your vehicle speed.
So from Lahug to J.Y Square Mall, there is a road intersection, just turn right to access the Barangay busay road. You will see Marco Polo hotel at the right side less than a kilometer from the road intersection. Same way with riding a van, you will be accessing the same route.
Just never mind the beautiful landscape, cultivated fields and mountain ranges just focus on the road. Remember that the road from busay to transcentral highway is quite difficult due to ups and downs with many twists and curves. As a precaution, just drive with minimal speed and always shift to low gear when the road is going down.
Just the same with the directions above (Travelling on a van), when you see the sign board on the right side of the road having West 35 Eco Mountain Resort written on it, it means that you already there. Turn right and go inside to access the entrance gate. After paying the entrance fee, then you’re done. Enjoy your stay at West 35 Eco Mountain Resort.
There are other routes also that you can take if you want to go to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort: Like if you are from Balamban Cebu Town proper specifically in Baliwagan Poblacion. There is a terminal where van | V-hire and other public utility vehicles load and unload passenger from Balamban to Cebu City vice versa. You can also ride a van in Citilink Cebu Terminal going to Balamban and vice versa. Remember that West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is just along the road and easy to find since there are informative signs on the road.
Amenities | Facilities of West 35:
Villas | Room rates ranging from Php 4,000.00 to Php 6,000.00
Playground for Kids
Haven Cafe Restaurant
Fares | Fees | other expenses:
Php 120.00 (1 way/person) – Van Fare from Ayala Mall Cebu Terminal to Balamban West 35 Eco Mountain Resort.
Php 50.00 – Entrance Fee (1 person)
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort’s Email | Contact Numbers:
Mobile Number: +63 933 995 3245
Telephone Number: (032) 520-2633
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CX reviews on West 35:
Rating 10 points is the highest and 1 is the lowest rate
I gave 7 to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort.
The place has good ambience, cool and clean with an overlooking view on Tsuneishi Shipyard
They have approachable and attentive service crews (Haven Cafe Restaurant)
The taste of food is quite good. I like the Sweet Chicken Wings for the dessert and the Mint Lemon Juice for the drink(s)
Clean Restrooms (Haven Cafe Restaurant)
Some of the food are quite expensive for budget traveller
Far from Cebu City (35 Kilometers away). But the place is worth the 1 hour travel.
Most visitors should bring their own service vehicles as getting back to Cebu City and or Balamban Town proper would be difficult for those on a budget travel due availability of public transport in the area (No Transport Terminal Nearby). There are motorcycles or locally known as Habal-habal that you can hire but it will cost you another expense. They will charge you about Php 60.00- Php 100.00 per person if you want to go to Balamban Town proper which is 11-13 kilometers away from West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. As I have already mentioned, the road in transcentral highway is quite difficult and accident prone and it will be very uncomfortable if you ride a motorcycle under the heat of the sun | rain | at night. But if you wait patiently, there are Vans that will pass by with less passenger going to Cebu City.
There is no question about the beauty of nature.
Enjoy and have a safe trip going to West 35 Eco Mountain Resort – CX
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