Bucari Leon ~ Little Baguio of Iloilo, Western Visayas Philippines

Holidays are fun, especially to us who always takes it to another adventure! ๐Ÿ˜‚

And this time we decided to invade BUCARI!

Bucari is a tourist attraction at Leon Iloilo, A beautiful area surrounded with gigantic pine trees and mountainous terrain.

In Iloilo it is known also as Little Baguio, tourist kept on coming because it is not only just for attraction but it is also considered as one of the best sources of agricultural products producing the freshest and healthiest fruits and vegetables in Iloilo, Western Visayas Philippines.


So Here’s the Itinerary;

๐Ÿ•– 7:00am assembly time at Jaro Iloilo Market

๐Ÿ“Jaro Market-take a van going to Leon Iloilo at 50php each

๐Ÿ•–7:40am to 8:30am travel time=about 45mins

๐Ÿ“Leon Town proper, since we arrived early we were able to ride the jeepney going to Bucari and it only cost us 40 php each vs taking the motorcycle it would cost 250 php each just one way (saving tips๐Ÿ˜‰) but motorcycle ride would be a convenient and time saving strategy because they can customize the itinerary they offer to stop over some other tourist sites.

๐Ÿ•–9-00am to 9:45am travel time=about 45mins, and because the jeepney is already full, we took the risk of ridding it at the roof top ~it’s more fun in the Philippines eh.

๐Ÿ“Bucari Leon Camp site – Pine trees area, entrance fee is 30 php each, their cottages cost 300-400 php depending on size, since we we’re saving we didn’t avail any cottage we just had our picnic on their green grounds with our packed brunch.

๐Ÿ•for those who are planning for an overnight stay they also offer tent for rent that cost 300php good for 2-4persons or if you bring your own tent they would only charge you 100php.

๐ŸŒฒ after roaming around a little at the camping site, we ate our brunch first to gain energy ~ so that we may be able to climb the higher area with the greatest view of all ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ˜… all the sweat and knee pain was all worth it, on our way to the top at the side of the steps there were Man made station of the cross shed’s, few have pictures too.

โ›ฐ you’ll forget the hard and sweating climb, because reaching at the top seeing this breathtaking view with amazing strong and fresh air.

๐Ÿ“ธ and these are some of the areas ~ best for instagram posting! ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ•– at around 2pm we decided to drop by the famous Pine Ridge Cafe, with entrance fee of 100php complementary coffee or juice and some pastries depending on their menu of the day.

๐Ÿ’• before heading there, I first talked to the jeepney driver if what time would be the last trip going to town proper, surprisingly he answered 3pm so we asked if it would be okay for them to pick us up there. Luckily they agreed. ๐Ÿ˜‡

๐Ÿ“From Camp Site Bucari to Pine Ridge it was about 15min ride of motorcycle that cost us 50php each.

๐Ÿ“ธ Pine Ridge Famous view

๐Ÿ•– before 3pm we went out and waited for the jeepney to arrive ~ as expected On time Manong driver was a man of his word ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ“ from Pine Ridge to Leon Proper it was a 30-45min ride that cost 30php each.

๐Ÿ“Leon town proper we rode jeepney going back again to Jaro Market 45mins-1 hour depending on traffic. Cost us 50php each.

๐Ÿฅฐ so that’s it! Our Bucari Adventure, I hope you enjoy scanning through this Page.. see you soon!


Jomax Peak – Don Salvador Benedicto Negros Occidental Philippines

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This place is best for those who wanted to relax and unwind to spend holidays with families and friends or even with co-workers.

Because my sister was on vacation and wanted to travel best destinations in Negros Occidental in budget, I enlisted Jomax Peak in our Itinerary.

As I mentioned we were on a budget so we brought with us pack lunches during the trip. We are from Iloilo City so in summing up all in all, transportation and entrance fee only cost us 710 php.

Breakdown of expenses:


Let me share with you some facts.


  • Jomax Peak is a solely picnic and camping grounds, they don’t have rooms for rent.

    *photo from Jomax Peak Facebook page*
  • Bring your own food, they also have grilling and washing areas you can cook your own food without charge, very convenient.
  • We were just walk in guest that day luckily they accommodated us. The staff highly recommends early reservations, so that you would be informed if the place is open or close.
  • They have different rates, so better check their page from time to time.
  • Operating hours is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for day tour guest.
  • If you and your friends decide to stay overnight you can bring you camping gears or you can rent tents and mats but they should be informed ahead of time.
  • Entrance fee is accompanied by unlimited coffee! yay!

As we entered the place, some of the staff ask us if we wanted also to visit the famous pine trees of Don Salvador and because we were already at the area we decided to go there too. From Jomax Peak to Pine trees it was almost a 15mins motorcycle ride going there @ 50php each. much to my surprise, it really was a beauty!

It was a wide area of Pine Tress, that definitely looks like a Korea Vibe in pictures, and the cool air ambiance from the tall trees.

Jomax Peak Facebook Page | Official Website | Contact no. 0917 628 9889

Grow through what you go through.

You will go through dark and bad days

But you will grow through it so many ways

Consider it as another character building day

Keep growing! Donโ€™t give up on the process, donโ€™t be swayed.

Yes itโ€™s hard, yes it is not easy but donโ€™t give up.

For in the darkest moments, beauty will then cover up.

As long as you keep going in reaching that trophy cup.

When the time comes as you look back in your life, youโ€™ll be proud being that grown up.

Keep running keep chasing your dreams,

For the road may look rough and it may be harder than it seem,

Just do you part, give your best and trust God to do the rest.

For life is to be lived with no regrets

Free yourself from comparison.

The problem on todayโ€™s generation is that people keep on comparing their selves to others, and this unhealthy competition is a never ending cycle. Stop competing with your friend, neighbor, or co-worker but rather compete with yourself to be the best you.

๐Ÿ“ŒBe comfortable who God created you to be, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

๐Ÿ“ŒLove yourself, be confident and be comfortable on who you are.

๐Ÿ“ŒIt is important to know who you are and know who youโ€™re not.

๐Ÿ“ŒFocus on your own race, the competition is only for one person and that is you.

๐Ÿ“ŒTake the pressure off yourself, you are not in competition with them you have nothing to prove.

๐Ÿ“Œ There is nothing wrong with looking up to people, itโ€™s good to show respect and admiration but donโ€™t try to be like them, run your own race you have something grate to offer.

๐Ÿ“Œ The people you want to be like, often times they want to be like you because they see something in you that they admire.

๐Ÿ“ŒCelebrate the success of others and let their gifts inspire you.

๐Ÿ“ŒEach and every one is special in their own way, you are someone to be celebrated.

๐Ÿ“ŒNobody can be a better you than YOU!

Understand that there is nothing wrong with not being the fastest, not being the most beautiful, not being the most successful and the most talented. It takes a lot of physical and emotional energy trying to impress people all day long, you donโ€™t have to prove who you are. Donโ€™t be jealous, intimidated and critical when someone passes you, handle and celebrate the success of others because God will pour out His blessings and favor for you.

(Podcast inspiration from Joel Osteen)


The more I think of you, the more I miss you and the more bearable to feel the pain. I guess this is another perks of being in a long distance relationship.

Lonely and sleepless nights, no one to cuddle with during cold times and snuggle with during this midnight.

You just have to choose the right one who’s worth the risk of being apart experiencing aloneness for quite some time, and still keeping those butterflies alive.

Staying strong throughout the miles, maintaining the smile in my eyes, so that one day when we meet again, it will never be the same again.