Why ☕ Cafe La Guada and Residence ☕?
Sittio Tuburan, Brgy Pandanon, Don Salvador Benedicto (DSB) Negros Occidental
“Native kapihans+mountain views are well-known combo trademarks of Don Salvador Benedicto. It’s really a perfect place to unwind, clear up your mind while sipping hot coffee/choco and enjoying the lush greeneries of the Mountains .”
But what if you can do more
“The Cafe La Guada is your one-stop DSB experience, from good foods, good eats, stunning views, to average trekking, and swimming on their mini enchanted river.
How to get there :
Bacolod to La Guada
Public transportation :
— Head to South ceres bus terminal, ride a bus heading to San Carlos via DSB.
— Tell “manong konduktor” ( the one in charge collecting fares in a bus) to drop you off Cafe La Guada.
— Bus fare: Php 70.00 ( one way)
— Head to San Carlos en route DSB,
— Landmarks: If you passed the Pandanon Valley Resort you are almost there, the cafe is after 2-3 Doc J Cafe Branches.
Est distance: 37.4 km
Est travel time: 1 hr.
Best Insta Spots
Hanging tables ( mountain view background)
Cliff swings and tree house
Man-made rice terraces ( during your river trek)
Big stones and the enchanting view of the river.
Small Pyramid Hut – Php800 (2pax )
Aircon Family Room -Php 3,000 (6 pax)
Bahay Kubo Family Room – Php 2,500 (4-5 pax)
Big Camping Tent -Php 2,000 ( 6-12pax)
All about La Guada’s River Trek :
Tour guide fee: Php 100
Trek fee: 20/ head
River Trek Reminders:
Bring extra clothes if you are planning to swim in the river.
Always hold on to guide ropes especially in slopy areas of the trek.
Take a quick stop on the “man-made” rice terraces of the locals ( my favorite part of the trek, you’ll be mesmerized for sure, sobrang ganda)
Keep an eye on “manong unggoy” (the monkey), the trek will never be complete without him “ showing off “
Clean as you go, ( be responsible on your trash guys)
To avoid slippery accidents in the river, its best to remove your shoes when jumping from rocks to rocks.
Our whole day experience in Cafe La Guada made us realize that Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental has a lot more to offer than pine trees and kapihans. This place is really worth a visit.
Special Thanks to Maam Guada Mae Yee for the discounts and accommodations. For more info and reservation visit their official website: http://laguadadsb.com/