I got the privilege of seeing how this family rest house slowly turned into a cozy resort and wellness facility now. Atty. Ortiz’s daughter, Sofia, is a good friend of mine and I remember how she talked about their plan of opening their picturesque property to public. They have the best land area in Don Salvador Benedicto, I must say! The sunset and moonrise sit right at their balcony. The rich mountain range is simply their backdrop! Just imagine sipping a cup of coffee every morning with those views. Awesome!
When I was still based in Bacolod, our family would usually go to DSB to check on our property as well. Sofia and I will kid about how our rest houses are gonna look in the future. We also want to build a tree house beside each other. Anything that spells OUTDOORS is our idea of home. Hopefully, it materializes soonest too.
Right now, Jomax Peak is getting a lot of attention. I remember my Change Is Coming post was actually shot there. The Ortiz family invited people from their circle to visit their place for the soft opening. The next thing they know, Jomax Peak is positioned right now to be one of the region’s next top destination.
If you have been dying to see the sea of clouds in Mt. Pulag or in Sagada, Jomax Peak is a great alternative! I remember how Atty. Ortiz would say that the sea of clouds is nothing but an ordinary sight there especially during the cooler season.
So what are you waiting for? Be one of the first to post about Jomax Peak on your Facebook and Instagram accounts! ?
HELPFUL INFORMATION: JOMAX PEAK
Here are some of the helpful information for you to check:
- Resort is upon reservation basis. They do not cater walk in guests.
- Eclusive use of the picnic ground including the pool.
- Gates will be closed. There will be no other guests.
- Overnight stay is not allowed.
- Only 150/person fee inclusive of unlimited native coffee.
- Children 12 years old and below is free of charge.
- Minimum of 5 persons. If less than 5, you must pay for the remaining slots.
- Malatan-og Falls is near the area. They can provide a tour guide at 200php if you wish to trek there.
- They do not serve food for now. You are encouraged to bring or cook your own food.
- Grill with charcoal : 150php
- Butane stove: 100php
- Rice cooker: 50php
- The in-house helper can also cook all of your food for 150php only.
- From Bacolod City, Don Salvador is almost an hour drive away. Jomax Peak is 100m after the 48km post and 200m before the Malatan-og Falls viewing deck.
- If you prefer to ride the Ceres bus, go to Bacolod South Bus terminal. Get on a bus bound for San Carlos via Don Salvador Benedicto. Once on board, instruct the conductor to drop you at Brgy. Kumaliskis, resthouse of Atty. Ortiz. Regular fee is something in between 60-100 pesos from Bacolod. Students will have discount if they present their ID.
- People from South Cebu and Negros Oriental can easily access Jomax Peak via public transport too. Just get on a bus bound for Don Salvador Benedicto.
RESERVATIONS AT JOMAX PEAK
- Message them through their Facebook page at Jomax Peak and inquire for your chosen dates.
- Send them a picture of your recent ID with photo and give them your contact details.
- Once reservation is made, there will be NO cancellation/change of dates.
- If you are going on a daytrip, there are a lot of room options available in Bacolod City. Just check the AGODA link found on this site.
Please be informed that Jomax Peak is still a work in progress to serve you better in the future. #JoinTheJourneyPH team will just help in the promotions and advertising of Jomax Peak, in partnership with the beautiful Sofia Ortiz. ?
Photos by Sofia Ortiz, Myk Manayon, Paige Jolavar, Collen Yrenaya, Renzel Gelito, Ashley Yee and myself.
(This post will be updated soon.)
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