Mataas na Kahoy: Shercon Eco-Park and Resort
Tucked away in the quaint town of Mataas na Kahoy in Batangas, this ecology park and resort is around 2 hours away from Manila. Here you can relax while gazing at the Taal Lake view and enjoy different attractions and activities. Strategically located in the Batangas hillside, the place is surrounded by towering trees that are giving fresh air. Once an exclusive family resort, after seeing its huge tourism potential, it was opened to the public.
We made a visit on a weekend, but due to its large size, it does not look crowded. At only PhP250 you can savor everything the resort offers.
The resort is clean and well maintained, but it’s a challenge especially to senior citizens as it requires a long walk and a bit of hiking. It is so huge that there are free shuttle rides available if you want to travel around, but you need to be patient in waiting.
The resort boasts with numerous pools varying from picturesque pocket pools, Sophia’s duck pool for kids, Forestville pool, Ecology pool, Hotel pool, and Infinity pool. Each pool is placed far apart that you need to take a shuttle to go to another. Among them, we enjoyed most the infinity pool, for aside from very relaxing, you can also enjoy the scenery. It was a bit cloudy during our visit and thus not so hot so we savored more our stay in the eco-park.
They also offer team building, and if your company is scouting for a venue, then this place is a good option. Short team-building activities are supervised by their well-trained and experienced facilitators and support staffs so you can develop more your camaraderie with your colleagues. For feeling more adventurous, there are ziplines (separate fee), giant maze, rock climbing, obstacle course and other outdoor activites that will pump up your adrenaline.
They also have function rooms and events halls for seminars, conference or other gatherings. If planning for a wedding, you can celebrate your momentous events here and choose among the spots here that can surely compliment your dream wedding.
If you’re a nature lover or searching for a peace of mind, this place is perfect for its serene atmosphere and the tranquility it offers. Its soothing ambiance is a perfect spot to chill or unwind.
TIPS & QUIPS
- Bring your own food. Though there are food stores here, choices are limited and a bit pricey (especially Sam’s Kitchen).
- Even on just a day tour and has not booked any rooms, you can still use their pool.
- Cottages are first come, first serve.
- Shuttle services are available, but you have to wait especially when crowded.
- The cabin where we stayed has lots of flying insects especially moths.
- Cellphone signals are strong in some spots, but wifi is weak.
- DAY TOUR ENTRANCE (8AM – 5PM)
- Adult – Php 250.00
- Kids (4-7 years old) – Php 150.00
Note: Reservation is Required (Inquiries and reservation is through call only)
- COTTAGE RENTAL
- Kubo Single – Php800
- Kubo Twin – Php1,000
- Kubo Family – Php1,500
- Japanese Kubo – Php800
- Bougainvillea Benches – Php800
- Kubo Cabana – Php2,000
- ROOM RATES
- Club Manuel Suites – Php 5,000 for 2pax
21 Overlooking Suite Room. Expect the most relaxing stay at our cozy Suite Rooms overlooking the majestic view of Taal and ambient scenery of Tagaytay Ridge. Its natural charm makes the room a perfect place to refresh and have a luxurious staycation.
- Forest Ville Suites – Php 5,000 for 2pax
17 Suite Rooms. These executive suites are designed to experience solace and a different kind of relaxation for its fusion of modern aesthetics perfectly blend for both comfort and relaxation. Purposely situated near Pocket Pools for total satisfaction.
- Club Manuel Cabin – Php 5,000 for 4pax
6 Over-looking Taal Cabins with Attic. Relax in out A-House Framed cabins facing the breathtaking panoramic view of Taal and the stunning beauty of nature. The soothing ambiance creates the idyllic spot to rest and unwind.
- Forest Ville Cabin – Php 4,000 for 4pax
10 Villas with Attic. Experience these villas with a cozy neighborhood setting which has direct access to the pool. It is very suitable for big groups, family gathering, and teambuilding.
- Infinity Duplex – Php 5,000 for 4pax
2 Units of Poolside Duplex Rooms. Admire the view from the veranda and take a quick dip in the Infinity Poo. These rooms best fits group who wants to enjoy the ambiance and natural atmosphere while chilling in the pool.
- Blue House – Php 4,000 for 4pax
4 Fully Air-conditioned Rooms. Escape from the city and stay in these modern Filipino style suites and dorm-type rooms inside a more secluded part of the resort which makes it an ideal location for those seeking a private getaway.
Room information provided by their website
- Club Manuel Suites – Php 5,000 for 2pax
- ADVENTURE ACTIVITY RATES
- Zipline (2 Rounds): Php 200
- Wall Climbing: Php 150
- Rappeling: Php 150
- ALL IN (3 in 1 package): Php 350
- PICTORIALS/PRENUP PACKAGES
- Special Package (w/ small room): Php 3000
- Standard Package (w/ cottage): Php 1200
- Public Transport
Take the bus going to Lipa, Batangas. From Lipa, take a jeep going to Mataas na Kahoy (PhP15 fare). Upon arrival at the town proper, take a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you off at Shercon (PhP50-60 fare).
Drive through South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and take Lipa City Exit. From the exit booth, turn left and travel along Fernando Air Base (FAB). After FAB, turn right going to Mataas na Kahoy. Follow the sign along the way. (Travel time from Alabang is 1.5 hours depending on traffic)
- (0917) 506 1204; (0922) 838 5293; (0939) 904 7130
- (043) 774 9439; (043) 703 0002