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8 MUST-VISIT Attractions in Balamban, Cebu

This year, Balamban has taken everyone by storm with its breathtaking, viral hit tourist attractions. It is indeed Cebu’s first class municipality that has a lot to offer more than what meets the eye. As per its official website, “Balamban is now the place to go, to live and spend the rest of the people’s lives”.

If you plan to visit Balamban, which is only an hour steep drive from the city, make sure you’re making the most out of your roadtrip. In a day (before the sun sets), you can already enjoy 2-3 awesome spots in Balamban. Good thing for you, Sugbo.ph once again provides you with this up-to-date guide.

 

1. JVR Island in the Sky

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/jvr-island-in-the-sky-cebu/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Swimming with pool slide, Cable Car, Zip Line, Overnight stay, Playground
• Entrance: P50 (Adult); P25 (Children)
• Room Rates: P1,500 good for 2; P2,500 good for 4; P3,500 good for 8
• Open Cottages: P350 per day
• Cable Car – P150 per head
• Swimming Pool – P50 per head
• Contact details: 0921-742-3392/ (032) 516-4112 / jvr_island@ymail.com / Facebook Page
• Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – across Adventure Cafe (30-45 min drive from JY square or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral highway)
• How to get there:
– PUBLIC: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at JVR Island in the Sky (just a few meters ahead of Adventure Cafe).
– PRIVATE: Parking space available. Just search for ‘JVR Island in the Sky’ in Gaas Balamban, Transcentral Highway via Waze or Google Maps.

 

2. Buwakan ni Alejandra

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/buwakan-ni-alejandra/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Strolling around the flower garden (no food / restaurant available)
• Entrance Fee: P50 per adult, P20 per child
• Operating hours: 7AM to 6PM, Mondays to Sundays – but if there’s a storm, they will close the premises to protect the flower garden.
• Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – across Adventure Cafe (30-45 min drive from JY square or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral highway)
• How to get there:
– PUBLIC: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Adventure Cafe (Florentino’s is just right across).
– PRIVATE: Parking space available. Just search for ‘Adventure Cafe’ in Gaas Balamban via Waze or Google Maps. Florentino’s is just across Adventure Cafe.

 

3. Florentino’s Little Tagaytay of Cebu

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/florentinos-balamban-cebu/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Chill over the scenic mountain view, eat & drink (soft/hard drinks and food available)
• Entrance Fee: P50 per person
• Operating hours: 6AM to 7PM, Mondays to Sundays (Best time to go: 6-7AM & 4-6PM)
• Corkage fee: None for now, you may bring your own food and drinks. But BE RESPONSIBLE of your trashes. Leave no trace.
• Contact details: N/A
• Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – across Adventure Cafe (30-45 min drive from JY square or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral highway)
• How to get there:
– PUBLIC: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Adventure Cafe (Florentino’s is just right across).
– PRIVATE: Parking space available. Just search for ‘Adventure Cafe’ in Gaas Balamban via Waze or Google Maps. Florentino’s is just across Adventure Cafe.

 

4. Adventure Cafe

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/adventure-cafe-cebu/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Dine, Zip Line, Wall Climbing, Stress Wall, Caving, Waterfall Chasing
• Zip Line – P150 per person
• Climb/Rappel – P100 per person
• Caving – P250 per person (minimum of 5 people per group)
• Waterfalls – P650 per person (minimum of 5 people per group)
• Operating hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily
• Contact details: 0999 681 2339 / Facebook page
• Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu (30-45 min drive from JY square or Marco Polo via the scenic Transcentral highway)
• How to get there: (PUBLIC) Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route (P120 per person one-way). (PRIVATE) Parking space available, can be searched via Waze or Google Maps.

 

5. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/west-35-eco-mountain-resort/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Dine, Overnight Stay, Kiddie Playground, Trekking, 360-degree scenic viewing
• Room rates: ranging from P4,500 good for 2 to P6,000 good for 6
• Contact numbers: (032) 514-3262 / (032) 520-2633 / 0933 995 3245
• Email: ecowest35@yahoo.com
• Facebook Page: link
• Exact location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – approximately 30km or an hour drive from Ayala Center Cebu. Only a few meters away (walking distance) from the popular attractions in Balamban like Adventure Cafe, Buwakan ni Alejandra, and Florentino’s.
• How to get there:
– PUBLIC: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at West 35 Eco Adventure Park (just a few meters ahead of Adventure Cafe).
– PRIVATE: Parking space available. Just search for ‘West 35 Eco Adventure Park’ in Gaas Balamban, Transcentral Highway via Waze or Google Maps.

 

6. Mt. Mauyog

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Trekking, Sight seeing
• EXPENSES:
– V Hire to Balamban – 120 per pax
– Single bike to Awayan – 100 per pax
– Environmental fee (Brgy. Awayan) – 30 per pax
– Guide – 300 per group
– Environmental fee (Brgy. Sunog) – 30 per pax
– Mandatory Guide – 300 per group
– Single motor to JY – 250 per pax
• SAMPLE ITINERARY:
– 09:00AM – Ayala Terminal
– ETA 10:30AM – skina Cantipla Balamban
– ETA 10:40AM Brgy. Awayan – Trek start
– ETA 12:40AM Brgy. Sunog
– 01:30PM ascend to Mt. Mauyog
– ETA 02:00PM at the peak
– 03:40PM – descend to Brgy. Sunog
– ETA 04:20PM – arrive in Brgy. Sunog
– 04:30PM – Back to Cebu City
– ETA 06:30PM Arrived in JY Square
• HOW TO GET THERE:
Take a v-hire going to Balamban from the Ayala Center Cebu Terminal. Ask the driver to drop you off at the alley of Mt. Manuggal or Cantipla. There are actually two trails going to Mt. Mauyog, one is via skina Cantipla and the other is skina Mt. Manuggal.

If you want to have a long hike, then you must take the trial via Cantipla to Brgy. Awayan. But you if you want to have just a short hike like 15-30 minutes to Mt. Mauyog then you must take a trail from skina Manuggal directly to Brgy. Sunog. The disadvantage if you will take the trail to Brgy. Awayan is that, you will pay a lot (twice for the environmental fee and twice for the guide). If you know someone that knows the trail from Brgy. Awayan to Brgy. Sunog then that is good for you to save money but when you are on your way to Mt. Mauyog from Brgy. Sunog, a guide is a must for the trail and the peak isn’t safe.

 

7. D’ Village Antique House

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/d-village-antique-house-balamban/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Free overnight (bring your own tent, first come first served), Dine, Chill, Free Tour on old items/furniture inside the house
• Operating hours: 7AM to 10PM (lights off)
• Location: Brg. Gaas, Balamban Cebu
• Contact no: 09062990215
• How to get there: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route (P120 per person one-way). The antique house is just right beside the road, only 1klm away from Adventure Cafe. For private commuters, there is a parking space available.

 

8. Foressa Trails

Complete details: http://sugbo.ph/2017/foressa-trails-balamban/

RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION

Activities you can do / Amenities: Camping, Biking, Trekking, Viewing
• The Trails Package: Inclusive of hiking, biking, and camping – P500 per person
• Hike and Bike trails: Day use only – P150 per person
• Viewing only: Day use – Entrance fee at P60 per person
• Contact information: (032) 411 1600 / Website / Facebook Page
• Exact location: Foressa Mountain Town, Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu (approx. 90-minute trip from Ayala Center Cebu)
• How to get there: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route (P120-150 per person one-way). For private commuters, there is a parking space available.


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