If Visayas is rich in beautiful islands, Mindanao’s pride comes in vast lands both high and low. The highland region of Mindanao is home to mountain ridges that offers splendid view which is becoming a tourist trend these days. JILA’s Smallville in Sitio Macopa Zone 6, Lanise, Claveria is a humble destination that features decks overlooking fields and mountains below.
Sea of Clouds
Have you ever wondered how fogs are formed? As moist winds blow toward a mountain, it up glides and this causes the air to rise and cool. This fog forms adiabatically. Adiabatically is the process that causes sinking air to warm and rising air to cool. That’s just a bit of science.
On cold season, JILA’s Smallville is visited more often because of its spectacular view of mountain fog also known as upslope fog. During summer, this spot offers clear blue sky painted with puffs of white clouds. With accessible paved road along Sitio Macopa, tourists as well as locals are enjoying the stunning mountain view.
Field of Blossoms
Aside from the greeneries below and beyond, a meadow of flowers bloom in full colors. Get a peek of what Amsterdam can offer as you walk down the stairs lined with lovely blossoms that’s perfect for your news feed. To get the most out of it, view decks are everywhere! From small bamboo-made huts, to overhang decks with frames, you can’t get enough of what JILA’s SmallVille prepared for your visit. Indeed, nature has its power to fill the eyes with wonders, satisfying one’s thirst of witnessing God’s creation.
Cup of Milk Tea
It has been a decade since milk tea was introduced in the country. Drinking milk tea accordingly reduces stress. Good news, JILA’s SmallVille envisions to pamper your mental health with scenic views as well as—you guess it—milk teas! What’s better than watching the clouds idly passing through the green highland across with your favorite milk tea and organic, freshly-picked sayote fries (in English, it could be translated as “christophine“, “Cho-cho“, “mirilton“,”pear squash“, or “vegetable pear“).
Enjoy their delicious menu of all-day breakfast, too!
Night of Memories
The fun doesn’t stop after the sun sets. It’s just getting started! With tents accessorized with series lights, a pajama party is perfect for an overnight. Watch the stars twinkling over the village’s lights below. They also have payag or cottages made of local materials such as bamboo and nipa, a cozy place to stay for the night for all below 1,000 pesos! A very affordable and convenient accommodation to make great memories!
To stay in resorts featuring swimming pools and high-rise buildings must be fancy and luxurious. But when you try to step away from the city to breathe in fresh air once in a while, you get to see life in a different angle. That’s what JILA’s SmallVille stands for—Just Imagine Life Away from the city. Certainly, it is an escapade worth-trying.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: 20php per person
- Opening hours:
- Mon: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Tue: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Wed: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thu: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sat: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Sun: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
- 1 PAYAG with room
- Php 800 for 2 pax with free bfast
- Addtl at Php 180/pax with free bfast
- (max of 2pax additional)
- TENT-IN-A-NOOK, a Convertible Nook to bed for 2 pax and can add on tent for 2pax also. This is best for outdoor experience.
- RATE: Php900 for 4pax with free breakfast
- Check-in Time: 2PM
- Pack-Up Time: 8AM the ff day
- JILA’s TENTS, Php 250 Per pax with free bfast
- WITH OWN Tent with bfast, Php180 per pax
- THINGS TO REMEMBER ���
- CHECK-IN TIME
- PAYAG: 1 PM
- TENTERS: 6PM (since set up time is 5PM)
- CHECK – OUT TIME
- PAYAG: 11AM the following day
- TENTERS: 8AM the following day
- CHECK-IN TIME
- Contact number: 0947 642 0093
- Email address: [email protected]
- Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/JILAs-SmallVille-100776238189956/
- Website: https://jilas-smallville.business.site/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sitio Macopa Zone 6, Lanise, Claveria 9004, Misamis Oriental
BY FERRY/BOAT/MOTORCYCLE (COMMUTERS):
Other places than Mindanao, either through boat or by plane to Cagayan port/airport
Head to Agora Market, Agora, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City by land thru Van/taxi at the airport or taxi/jeepney from the Pier.
- Estimated fare:
- From airport, P300/pax (van)
- From pier, p20/pax (jeepney)
Once in Agora Market, take a van for Claveria, Misamis Oriental.
From Claveria Van Terminal, take a tricycle called “Dulog” to JILA’s SmallVille, Zone 6, Brgy Lanise, Claveria Misamis Oriental.
Estimated fare: 50 pesos
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to JILA’s SmallVille in Sitio Macopa Zone 6, Lanise, Claveria. Free parking space is available.