AWH is located in Alfonso, adjacent to the famous year-round resort Tagaytay with its beautiful vistas of mountains, Taal Lake with its semi-dormant volcanoes and stunning sunrises and sunsets. It is about a 1.5 hour drive due south of Manila International Airport and enjoys a rear-round pleasant climate because of its location in the highlands at about 700 meters elevation.
The unique AWH site itself consists of a largely wooded 1.5 hectare secure and gated complex which is also protected as a bird sanctuary. The site’s infrastructure is located within the upper 0.75 hectare and consists of a main residence, a luxury seven bedroom wheelchair accessible annex with wireless internet connection in each room, library, conference room, meditation/healing rooms, recreational facilities, organic herb and vegetable gardens and farming, fruit and coffee trees and a 13 meter tall observatory deck with a 360 degree view of the surrounding natural areas. The observatory also provides the opportunity to enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and star-lit nights in solitude or in social groups. The annex with its extensive open and covered decks and adjacent spa being constructed was so designed as to take full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. During the firefly season (approximately June Eearly December) outdoor lighting is controlled to protect the firefly habitat.
The lower 0.75-hectare is largely a forested site with meadows and meandering pathways and is designated as a wildlife habitat area and firefly restoration site. Activities here are largely limited to daytime nature appreciation/nature walks/nature studies, meditation and bird watching and other passive recreational activities such as visual arts workshops inclusive of outdoor art and painting sessions. It also features a garden tea house and small nursery where one can interact with nature in an appreciative and relaxed atmosphere.
The rainy season begins at the end of May and ends around the middle of November. There is only one more season, which is dry. The warmest months are April and May. The most comfortable months are December, January and February.