Camarines Sur, Resorts, Tigaon, CS

Hibiscus Camp (Consocep, Tigaon, Cam Sur)

Our trip did not seem very promising. I slept late the night before and initially woke up at 4:30 AM and it was raining heavily. I know we decided to go through with it, rain or shine, but I had second thoughts about bringing Julienne along. Will it be okay to bring her in this kind of weather? Anyhow, the rain was not able to keep us from taking a short trip to Hibiscus Camp in Consocep, Tigaon, Camarines Sur.

Our first stop was along the meandering road on our way up to Consocep. We were on an elevated road and found ourselves enchanted by the picturesque landscape. It was very windy and the sky was gray, it did really feel like we were in “the middle of nowhere” but we loved every minute of it.

35050037_1882701021773995_4384922014465392640_n
Photo credit: Mam Cha’s FB

As the car continued to ascend on the zigzag road that climbs uphill, we reached our second stop. We enjoyed yet even more picturesque landscapes.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 3

35053474_1882646391779458_1660197587971473408_n

Photo credit: Mam Cha’s FB

There was a little house there and beside it were these fresh produce on display – bananas, sweet potatoes and even avocadoes. The problem was, nobody was around so we couldn’t buy anything. And we really really wanted to buy some. Don’t worry, the only things we ever took were these photos.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 5

We continued to drive uphill and passed by the entrance of Consocep Nature Park. We had to pass that one up because of the weather and the younger kids couldn’t handle the trek. I looked it up online and I know there are three waterfalls to see in that place. A few meters up ahead and we reached Hibiscus Camp. It got seriously foggy in these parts too.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 6

This wooden cabin was the first thing we saw (amidst all the fog). I could have taken nice photos of the cabin but then it started to rain heavily, so we had to rush for shelter. So, grabbin’ this photo (below) from Mam Cha’s FB instead 😉

34894251_1882646545112776_706442306814738432_n
Photo credit: Mam Charinne’s Facebook

hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 10

Hey, did I mention it was foggy?hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 14hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 12

I like my views misty. Reminds me of the time I went to Sagada with some friends. It was really an amazing place and wonderful people too.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 15hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 16hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 18hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 41The camp has a three-tiered swimming pool but I decided not to go swimming because it was cold, so when the fog cleared up a bit, I explored the place by myself.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 20

I was hoping to not leave a stone unturned but I regret not being able to take pictures of the inside of the cabin. When I got there, someone was cooking in the kitchen and having conversation with another person, and I didn’t want to intrude.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 34

To tell the truth, this place is probably the prettiest I have seen in Bicol so far. It is being dubbed as Bicol’s “Little Baguio” right now and you can see why from the coolness of the place, high altitude, the flowers and the mist.

You will definitely like it if you’re into nature and stuff. It is perfect for celebrations and pre-nuptial photo shoots, but during weekdays maybe. It is fast becoming a popular destination that there is not enough cottage during weekends. Also, the area is not that huge and still under developed but the views are surreal.

hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 38
Passion fruit or “Mirinda” as we call it…

They have no rooms for overnight accommodations. It would have been nice though. And it would be best to visit in the summer because when you’re high up on a mountain, I found out that the rain can be a real pain in the rear.

hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 25
The young hibiscus plants of which the camp was named after

How to get there: From Naga City, take the Diversion Road in Pili, Cam Sur and upon reaching the junction at Anayan, take the left turn going to Ocampo. It takes approximately 30 minutes and you should reach the junction at Hanawan, Ocampo that will take you up to Consocep. Around 8 kilometers along the zigzag road and you will pass by the entrance of Consosep Nature Park and a few meters up ahead, just along the road, is the Hibiscus Camp.

Entrance Fee is P25.00 only per person for those who just want to have a look around and take pictures. For those who want to swim: Adults are charged P100.00 while kids are charged P50.00.hibiscus camp ocampo cam sur 36

It was easy enough to find and the road, although zigzagging, is solid concrete. It was our first time to go there and we didn’t get lost at all.

P.S. : All photos are mine except those I give credit to whom credit is due =)

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Hibiscus Camp (Consocep, Tigaon, Cam Sur)”

    1. Hi Kim! Thanks for dropping by. I believe I forgot to mention that the camp was named after the hibiscus plant =) I probably should also add the photo of the hibiscus garden that they have there. Thanks for the insight!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Hi Frances. You actually passed the house where I lived. In Himaao. This is the first I’ve heard of the place. I must remember the place when I’m next in Bicol. Hubby just wants to go to Caramoan. Hahaha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Anne! So you used to live in Himaao? I remember the vast rice fields in Himaao… You must visit hibiscus camp with your family when you come home. Especially in the morning, it’s so pretty 🙂 although caramoan is also always a good choice. I heard tugawe cove is very nice 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes, haha. Himaao for a year in the mid 80s. I lived in Naga for a year late in that decade. It sounds like we’ll be so busy trying out many places when we come. 😊🤗❤

        Liked by 2 people

      2. I’m glad you got to know these places through my blog then haha 🙂 right now, I wish I’m not too busy at work so I can explore more for my blog. I hope you have a great stay when you come and maybe I’ll get to meet you then 🙂 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      3. Me, too. Keep sharing your finds. We must definitely meet when I come for a family visit. We’ve become friends 😁 and friends see each other and have coffee and cake when they are in the same place. 😋

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s