lava mountain river farm

FAQs

NOTE:

We are on reservation basis only. For group bookings only.
We accept one day use AND one overnight group (maximum of 2 groups) per day
unless reservation is for exclusive use.
We do not rent out the rooms and cottages individually. We do not accept walk-ins.

  1. OVERNIGHT STAY
    • GUESTS STAYING OVERNIGHT will have use of the following:
      • Main house (can accommodate 15-20pax for sleeping)
        • Sala type, communal area, shared sleeping area
        • Floor beds/cots pillows and linens will be provided
        • 1 sofa bed, 1-2 tables
        • With 2 ceiling fans
        • 2 toilets and bath right outside the door
      • Bali Hut (can accommodate 10-12 pax for sleeping)
        • Loft type
        • 2 single beds
        • Floor beds/cots pillows and linens will be provided
        • 1 toilet and bath
        • Electric fan
      • Stonehouse Room (can accommodate 4-5 pax for sleeping; only available for use if guests exceed 20 pax in a group)
        • Double bed
        • 1 toilet and bath
        • Electric fan
      • Poolside Lounge Area
    • Our maximum recommended capacity for overnight bookings is 50 pax.
      Groups may exceed this number but will need to bring tents to the excess guests.
    • For exclusive bookings, minimum required number of full paying guests is 30 pax.
    • Children 6 years old and below are free of charge (Maximum of 4 kids free), 10 years old and below are half rate.
    • Check-in time is strictly at 12 noon, check-out time is strictly at 10am the next day.
  2. DAY USE
    • GUEST STAYING FOR DAY USE ONLY will have use of Day Use/River View House, day use lounge area, pool, access to river, and open areas.
    • Day use guests will not be allowed in the overnight guests’ area.
    • Day use bookings that are non-exclusive will be limited to a maximum of 25 pax.
    • For exclusive day use bookings, minimum charge will be equal to minimum charge of exclusive overnight booking (30pax X rate).
    • Children 6 years old and below are free of charge (Maximum of 4 kids free), children 10 years old and below are half rate.
    • Check-in time is strictly at 9am, check-out time is strictly at 5pm.
  3. EXCLUSIVE BOOKING
    • For exclusive overnight bookings, minimum required number of paying guests is 30pax at overnight rate.
    • For exclusive day use bookings, minimum charge will be equal to 30pax overnight booking. This charge will be good for up to 50pax day use. Excess of 50pax will be charged the corresponding day use rate per head.
    • Groups booked exclusively will have use of the Main House, Bali Hut, Stone Room, Day Use/River View House (sleeps 15-20pax), Poolside Lounge, and River View Lounge.
  4. Amenities and Services
    • Use of swimming pool (no curfew, unlimited use)
    • Easy access to Mananga River (river is right beside the farm)
    • River trekking (free if no guide, guided service at 100/trekker – payment direct to guides and not to us)
      2 routes:
      Liki (easy 2-3 hours roundtrip)
      and Himbabawud Waterfalls (intermediate 3-4 hours roundtrip)
    • Bonfire area (Php100 for firewood bundle)
    • BBQ station (free)
    • Guests may use our refrigerator for free.
    • Masahista (300/hour, advance notice required, cancellation not allowed on the day of schedule in consideration to expenses and travel of masahista to farm)
  5. Food, water/drinks, corkage, kitchen use
    • Guests may bring food and drinks. We do not charge corkage.
    • We offer food packages good for 10 pax or more. Our food packages must be pre-ordered at least 2 days in advance. Our food package options available at http://www.lavamountainriverfarm.com/things-to-do/eat-drink/
    • We do not have a restaurant there so all food must be prepared/ordered beforehand.
    • Purified drinking water will be provided.
    • Check HERE for updated rates and food menu.
  6. Cooking and kitchen use
    • Cooking must only be done in designated areas. Cooking in non-designated areas will be subject to a Php1,000 fine.
    • We have a BBQ grill there that guests may use for free.
    • Guests may borrow eating utensils and drinking glasses for free.
    • Using our cookware and cooking utensils will be subject to kitchen fee charge.
    • Kitchen Fee:
      • 20pax or less – Php1,000
      • 21-30pax – Php1,500
      • 31-40pax – Php2,000
      • 41-50pax – Php2,500
      • 51-60pax – Php3,000
  7. Location, transportation, distance, travel time
    • LMRF is located in Sitio Biasong, Brgy. Bonbon, Cebu City. We are right beside the Mananga River.
    • LMRF is approximately 18km away from the city. About 45 min – 1 hour drive up the mountains from JY Square in Lahug, Cebu City. From Transcentral Highway, the farm is approximately 5km away.
    • If bringing your own cars, we recommend to use SUV, pick-up, or better. Vans and jeeps can also be used to get there. Do not bring lowered cars or sedans as the road is not nice and you may cause damage to your car.
    • If requiring transportation, we can arrange for a hired jeepney to transport guests to the farm. The jeepney can fit 20-22pax and will cost Php3,500 for roundtrip transportation from JY Square.
    • If using public transport, the best option would be to take a ‘habal-habal’ from JY Square. The drivers are familiar with the Lava Farm in Biasong and can take guests there for approx. Php250/head.
  8. WIFI and Mobile Signal
    • There is LTE, call and SMS signal for Smart Network subscribers. There is limited signal for Globe subscribers.
  9. Caretakers and Staff
    • We have a team of caretakers and staff there to assist our guests during their stay.
  10. Safety and Security
    • The farm is fenced all around and gated. No unauthorized people are allowed to enter.
    • We have staff there 24/7.
    • We have a roving night guard.
  11. Water Heaters and Air Conditioning
    • There is no water heater or air conditioning units at LMRF.
  12. Mosquitoes and Bugs
    • Mosquitoes are not a regular problem there but it is advisable to bring antimosquito/anti-bug lotion/spray.
  13. Towels and Toiletries
    • Guests are advised to bring own towels. Towels are available for a fee of Php20 per towel per day.
    • Please bring own toiletries. Toilet paper will be provided.
  14. Pool
    • The pool is 5 feet 5 inches at the deep end and 3 feet at the shallow end.
    • Pool water is flowing directly from river (filtered and treated).
    • Eating is not allowed in the pool.
    • Breakable glasses is not allowed in the pool.
  15. Karaoke/Videoke
    • Due to a Barangay Ordinance, karaoke use is only allowed until 7pm in the area.
    • We do not allow karaoke use if there is another group booked on that day.
  16. Pets
    • You may bring pets there.
    • No pets allowed in pool.
  17. Directions to Farm
    GETTING TO LAVA FARM (From JY Square, Lahug):

    1. Drive along Transcentral Highway until you reach KM 17 marker (this is after
    Bumble V Gas Station but before Ayala Heights). A few meters after KM 17
    marker, you will see LAVA MOUNTAIN RIVER FARM SIGNAGE on the LEFT SIDE of
    the road. Turn left on that corner.
    2. Follow road directional signages to get to the farm. Distance of travel will be
    4.5kms from Transcentral highway.
    *We do not recommend to bring lowered sedans to the farm as the road is not
    nice near the farm.
    **Recommended vehicles: SUV, AUV, Van, Pickup, Jeep. 4×4 NOT required to get
    there.
    Above driving directions is ROUTE 2 in the picture on the next page. ROUTE 2 is
    the recommended route due to better road conditions.