Featured in this post are the prenup photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Ernesto C. Yap taken at Mayana Peak, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
MAYANA PEAK | SAN CARLOS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL TOURIST ATTRACTION
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I am not the climber type of tourist. I go to a place, and I try to explore as much as I could, but I do not most of the time include some hiking or climbing activity. This is perhaps because I find it out of my interest or out of my usual league. As I visited San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, I was ready to explore a lot of old places, beaches, and food hubs. Just then, I was invited by a local friend to give the Mayana Peak a short for I might love the adventure. At first, I was hesitant since the idea of climbing itself is already tiring enough for me. But with much encouragement from my friend, I decided to give it a shot.
Ernesto and Jang Yap at the Mayana Peak
As we travel heading to the area, it only took us about two to three hours of travel from Bacolod City heading to San Carlos City via bus ride. We stopped at a junction, and we rode a habal-habal. The road may be a bit rocky and bumpy, but the 7-minute ride on it was unexplainably fun. When we arrived at the registration area, we were offered a tour guide, but my friend declined the offer since she said that climbing is as easy as walking in a park. Hence, there is no need for us to hire a tour guide.
What I can say about the climbing experience is that it is ideally good! There was no much struggle, and I think that it can be done by almost anyone. In short, there is no need for expertise to do the trekking and climbing experience. Just after about 35-minutes of combined trekking and walking, we have reached Mayana Peak. Voila! This has been one of the wisest decisions I have ever made in my life! Choosing to go on this adventure is indeed a very rewarding one.
As I admire the scenic view at the top, I cannot help but wonder how such beautiful scenery is possible. As I stop for a while and enjoy the beauty of everything my eyes can land on, I cannot help but feel very blessed to have witnessed such a beautiful creation. The feeling indeed is very worth it and satisfying. It is as if, I was an eagle trying to grasp every single detail that I could see from the top. The 365-degrees view at the top is enough to make you feel delighted and contented. Of course, we did not miss the chance of taking photos.
If you happen to visit the Mayana Peak, I suggest that you go here earlier so that you could perhaps catch the scenic sunrise. Other than that, trek as early as 5 or 6 in the morning so that you could avoid the heat of the sun and the possible flock of other tourists. Also, wear something that will make you feel comfortable and at the same time, protected to whatever kind of weather or circumstances.
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Attractions Near Mayana Peak
Very close to Mayana Peak is another beautiful attraction located in Don Salvador Benedicto. Jomax Peak is also a nice place for prenup and other fun activities. Perfect for a day tour, but you can also opt to stay overnight at the place. As of this writing, Jomax Peak just offers only tents for rent for people who would want to stay overnight at the place. You also need to bring your own food as they don’t offer yet meals for their guests.
For more, read Jomax Peak Travel Guide
Still in Don Salvador Benedicto is the Instagram perfect Stonepeak Cafe. The place is fast becoming a favorite destination for a day tour among the people of the neighboring towns and cities. Just like Jomax Peak, the place is best visited during weekdays as it is less crowded as compared during weekends. Stonepeak Cafe has a restaurant that caters to its guests. If you are coming from Mayana Peak going Bacolod City, you will pass by this place.
For more, read Stone Peak Cafe Travel Guide
if you want to experience peace and quiet retreat, you should try the Rapha Valley. The place is a health and wellness destination. They only offer organic and healthy food for their guests. Rapha Valley has several villas that you can rent while visiting the place. The owner of the place is a medical doctor who also serves as the Chef of the place.
For more, read Rapha Valley
If you want to explore more San Carlos City, apart from the Mayana Peak, we have outlined a detailed travel guide to help you create your travel itinerary.
For more, read San Carlos City