Family Getaway at Bantug Lake Ranch
At the outskirts of Bacolod City, Philippines, towards the upland portion at the eastern side of the city, lies the Bantug Lake Ranch – a beautiful hideaway that is suitable for weekend picnics or family getaways.
The land, which used to be a sugarcane plantation and orchard poultry, is now a lush landscape with a natural-looking lake dug to allow freshwater from a nearby creek flow through it and return to the creek. Set with Mt. Makawili in bordering Talisay City at the backdrop, Bantug Lake Ranch is owned by Abelardo Bantug, Jr. as an inheritance from his father.
As it is found across the Bacolod Polo Club, also owned by the Bantugs, the lake ranch offers horseback riding and kalesa ride that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. Boating and fishing can be done at the lake area, where ducks also thrive. Animals, like free-roaming peacocks, abound in the area and guests can feed them.
There are many areas for picnics, camping and special events, like wedding receptions or team building activities. Children and their adult companions can have a wonderful day swimming in the pool area.
Informal gatherings and picnics are regular activities in the lake ranch.
An eco-farm tour is also in the works. Vegetables and other plants are grown organically in the Bantug Lake Ranch. Food products from these organic produce are available for sale at the ranch.
At an entrance fee of Php 50 (almost USD 1.00) for adults and Php 40 for children, you can get inside and roam the property. However, there are additional fees for swimming (Php 120 or USD 2.55), horseback riding, and boating (Php 50 per head), separately. There is also a restaurant inside the Bantug Lake Ranch where families can dine. Picnic tables are also available for rent.
For more details, below are the contact details:
Bantug Lake Ranch
Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City
Negros Occidental, Philippines
Land line number: (+63 34) 213 1916
Cellphone number: (+63) 927-341-0134