ACCENTUATED with wood and natural hues, Canyon Woods Resort, the quintessential classic lodge for every traveler, never fails to deliver calm and relaxation to its guests.
It was, fortunately, spared from the effects of the recent Taal Volcano eruption.
“Everyone says we are lucky. Instead of luck, I believe it was a miracle that happened,” said Mary Norge Rosales-Dee, Canyon Woods vice president for operations.
She said those who were spared should give back to their neighbors who need to rebuild their lives.
Located in Tagaytay City, which is one of the easiest escapes and go-to destinations from Metro Manila, it is outfitted with grandiose facilities such as golf courses, restaurants, private estates, and indoor and outdoor courtyards.
The rooms at Canyon Woods Residences – Executive Suite, Junior Suite and Superior Twin – have earthy colors with wood as backdrop.
Travelers also get to see the scenic Taal Lake.
Canyon Woods satisfies the most adventurous individuals as well as plays host to the most solemn gatherings. Its facilities can accommodate up to 1,000 guests and can create one of the most memorable experiences in Tagaytay.
The Indoor Clubhouse is the biggest clubhouse in Metro Tagaytay, with over 9,000 square meters providing activities for the young and old. Its indoor multi-purpose Sports Pavilion, surrounded by luscious foliage, will surely spice up travelers’ weekend trip.
The Chapel of the Most Sacred Name of the Child Jesus, which serves as the perfect wedding venue, has worship services every Saturday.
The spacious The Peak Hotel’s lobby lounge, dedicated for in-house hotel guests, is fully equipped with comfortable furniture and Wi-Fi. Travelers can enjoy, relax and be pampered at its Elements Spa.
Tagged as one of the best golf courses in the country, Canyon Woods Resort Club has a nine-hole mountainous golf course.
The five function rooms in The Peak are designed for conferences or sessions. There are also function rooms at The Clubhouse named after the cities and towns of Batangas.
The 300-hectare property can be the travelers’ private playground. It is the best place to spark creativity and build stronger relationships with colleagues. The staff can endorse certified team building facilitators, too.
Canyon Woods, which has no reported damages from the Taal Volcano eruption and with minimum ash fall, said that the resort is safe and secured. It is ready to welcome everyone for a delightful stay.
At a recent press conference, Municipal Mayor Joan Amo of Laurel, Batangas said they are in talks with the Bamboo Foundation for bamboo planting in order to make their town green again.
“This will be included in the livelihood and tourism program,” Amo said, adding they will also strengthen the town’s Tilapia Festival set on June 21 and is inviting travelers to visit the town.
She also mentioned the Task Force Alagang Lawa Housing Project, which will benefit 164 homeless families from barangays Gulod and Buso-buso who were greatly affected by the volcanic eruption.
“I can’t let my affected residents to just go back and use the tents,” she said.
Each temporary housing costs P50,000 and was designed by the municipal engineer.
“We believe that in rehabilitation, we need livelihood and shelter,” Amo said.
“God has reasons for allowing this to happen,” she added, noting that everyone collaborates in rebuilding the town.
As the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology lowerered Taal Volcano’s status to Alert Level 2, residents have been allowed to return to their homes. Displaced residents whose houses were damaged are well taken cared of at the evacuation centers, Amo said.
The scaling down of Taal Volcano’s status means that the local government will immediately start construction of the housing project, she said.
“We are blessed that stakeholders have pledged houses for the unfortunate locals,” Amo said.
To reawaken tourism in the area, the local government will promote the town activities.
“We have reinforced our contingency plan for disaster evacuation route,” Amo said.