Intending to support local employment through boosting tourism in Bago City, several tourist spots opened in the year 2020. Ironic as it may seem, amidst the limitations of implemented quarantine, the people of Bago City were inspired to open parks and cafés—a great way to unwind from the stress caused by the lockdown.
When life gives you a lemon, Bungyod Camp and Café is your lemonade. Located in a peaceful community in Sitio Pataan, Brgy. Mailum, Bago City, this café welcomes you with a delish menu for as low as 10 pesos featuring rolls of rice fields and panoramic landscapes. To fully capture the beauty of nature, the café made sure you have the perfect place for your photos.
A hammock (from Spanish hamaca, borrowed from Taíno and Arawak hamaka) is made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two or more points used for sleeping or resting. Bungyod Camp and Café exaggerated the purpose of the hammock and made a giant version of it. Thick ropes tightly intertwined between poles that are big enough to carry people, you can sit back and breathe in fresh air from the rich plantation of trees below.
Ah, yes. They’re all into bigger things. Feel like flying into the air with their big—and of course, safe—swing hanging at the edge of a deck just at the edge of the hillside. You will be safely tied as you sit and once you swing into the air. This Bali-inspired swing will make your followers wonder if you’ve gone too far in the name of traveling this time.
No, Bungyod Camp and Café is not a Jurassic-themed destination yet they have a huge nest where you can lay your eggs. Kidding! Yes, this spot is all out with their massive nest contrasting the blue skies just beyond the deck it is situated. For as low as 30 pesos, you get to savor this gigantic nest made of twigs.
It’s not all about the physical locations to take photos. It’s also about fun! There’s a tour along rivers and waterfalls, too! For those who seek adventure through the little jungle down the stream of Brgy. Mailum, a master guide will lead you for as low as 500 pesos for tour guide fee, a minimum of five people. The more you’re up for the hike, the cheaper you pay.
Bungyod Camp and Café is not just an amusement park where you can take photos. After an exhausting gala, there’s a 4-feet deep pool you can take a dip to cool down. If you prefer to have a dinner watching the sunset—this place is facing west by the way—they have native delicacies such as chicken inasal, pork sisig, and many more. As much as you want to spend more time in this spectacular destination, unfortunately, overnights are temporarily unavailable due to pandemics.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: FREE | Pool usage 80pesos for adult and 50 pesos for kids | Picture-taking at View Deck, Giant Hammock, Giant swing and Giant pugad – 30 pesos
- Opening hours: 6:30am -7:00pm daily
- Kubo for day use: 600pesos- good for 6persons, 800 pesos- good for 10-15 persons.
Overnight accommodation is still being put on hold by the tourism office due to ongoing pandemic.
- Contact number: 0916 504 6915
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/Bungyod-Camp-and-Cafe-100760925239543/
- Website: None
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Purok Abaca, Sitio Pataan, Brgy. Mailum, Bago City
BY FERRY/BOAT/MOTORCYCLE (COMMUTERS):
When commuting via bus from Bacolod City, go to the bus terminal in Libertad Market.
The bus has Brgy. Ma-ao signage on. Since Brgy. Maao is the drop off point to get to the camp, just inquire at Brgy Maao market’s terminal on how you can reach Sitio Pataan, Brgy Mailum.
From Brgy Maao, the café is 30mins away from Brgy Mailum. Famous landmark is Hiray-hiray Cafe which is just approx 400meters away from Bungyod Camp and Cafe.
Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to Bungyod Camp and Cafe Sitio Pataan, Brgy. Mailum, Bago City. Free parking space is available.