West 35
Eco Mountain Resort

By John Xtian

West 35

Up high in the mountains of Cebu, beauty abounds, ever present, never short of supply! Nature is at its finest in the highlands. Lavish green surrounds the whole area, envelopes every visitor who wishes to be transported to this other-worldly part of the city.

Beautiful attractions are scattered all over and all with one theme: Enjoy the beauty of nature.

One of the most coveted destinations in the highlands is West 35 Eco Mountain Resort. Located 35 Kilometers away from the city in the Western Part of Cebu is an attraction that should never be missed, otherwise it is a sin to ever miss it.

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Transportation going to West 35

Transportation is a challenge for those who are not curious, nor to the shy. To bring oneself to this destination means haggling with habal-habal drivers (motorcycle “taxi” operators) for the lowest fare they are willing to give to take the adventurer to the place.

The fare going to West 35 by habal-habal will range from 150-200 PHP. But a beautiful smile and a cute, charming voice often win the hearts of these drivers. But, the hunger of the stomach and their wallet still win, and the adventurer still ends up paying the actual amount.

TIP: Save your smile and cute, charming voice.

Alternatively, the adventurer can take a V-Hire (Van for hire) en route to Balambam, going to the place, where the fare is just for 80-100PHP. A safety and airconditioned, four-wheeled transportation is the best option for most. Needless to say, but will be said anyway, inform the driver to drop the adventurer off in West 35.

However, if the adventurer wishes to visit this dreamy place with his car or motorcycle, is never to find any problems. Convenience beforehand is the best way to experience the beauty that is at hand!

The burdens of life is a weight that one carries for the rest of his life; but to have a break is always an option. Time is cruel in this day and age, one may not have the luxury to spare rest for his wearied and bruised body. However, it is always an option to drop all things and surrender for a time and spend said time with one’s self.

West 35 Entrance Fee

The gate of the place is enormous, yet has the sense of being homey. It welcomes every soul who seeks to find adventure and beauty in one place for an entrance fee of 85 pesos! 

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A price that pales in comparison to the tranquility that the weary hearted and mad-minded adventurer finds in this place, all his for the taking…of his eyes!

The Place that is West 35

Once inside, the feeling the place evokes is that of rest, the feeling when the body hits the bed after a long adventurous, tiring day! An assurance that good things are in store in the future. The feeling of rest as the hand caresses the soft, warm skin of a lover! The feeling of warmth and acceptance floats with each smell of fresh air.

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All good things is ever short in this place.

With each corner that the gaze of the eye lands is a place that one can go to, and explore. It’s a place full of plants, pine trees and mountains in the background.

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The actual theme is the color green!

Trivia: Green is the most neutral color that the eye can perceive. It so neutral that it can relax the eyes. This is one of the reasons why it is so relaxing to be in forests.

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West 35, in a sense, is so generous is offering an abundance of a relaxing environment.

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West 35 Food

When one heads up to the roof deck, he will find their restaurant. Cozy and warm, as if ones own kitchen is transported to the mountains. 

One cant help but feel to stay long even after the food on his plate have all been chewed and rests inside his stomach for energy processing.

Every so near the beautiful view.

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The fill that the stomach always craves for is never a stranger.

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West 35 Roof Deck

Up on the deck of West 35, one finds himself surrounded by mountain peaks, beautiful mountain peaks, as if watching over the island of Cebu.

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The peaks look majestic as they always have. They stood the test of them, smashed with strong winds of typhoons but not an inch did it move.

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Ever so steadfast and patient!

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Looking to the western part of Cebu from the roof deck one can see the beauty of Balamban and Toledo City.

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West 35 caresses the weary soul

West 35 is a home that is away from the life of chaos of the city. It is a haven for those who long for solitary companionship, those who wish to spend time with himself or  with his friends, family and others that he loves.

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The air is always fresh in the surroundings. The only sound one hears, sound that catches ones attention is the singing of the birds, as if a call beckoning the other to provide a hymn of consolation for a heart that is felt to be weary from the struggles and tests of life.

And one can once again smile

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The burdens of life is a weight that one carries for the rest of his life; but to have a break is always an option. Time is cruel in this day and age, one may not have the luxury to spare rest for his wearied and bruised body. However, it is always an option to drop all things and surrender for a time and spend said time with one’s self.

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West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
One of the most scenic mountains resorts in Cebu.

West 35 Eco Mountain Resort

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