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6 Date Ideas to do in Cebu on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Do you already have plans for your special someone? Or are you just going to hang out with your barkada? It doesn’t really matter (or does it?) whether you’re in a relationship or you’re enjoying the single life — Valentine’s Day is for everyone! And we’re here to help with some ideas on where and how to spend this special day with your love one. Of course, also considering it will fit to your budget.

City lights at TOPS

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1. Amazing Tops – Witness the amazing city lights of Cebu City. Embrace the cold air breeze at the top of the city and appreciate the lights of the island’s edifice. You may want to bring your jacket to minimize the freezing of your hands, but if you’re quite naughty, a tight cuddle or holding hands with the partner will do.

Location: Barangay Malubog, Busay, Cebu City
How to get there:
• There’s a habal-habal motorcycle that can be found at JY Square Mall in Lahug.
• There’s a shuttle available at Dessert Factory, SSY Center (across Watsons / JY Square Mall) going to Temple of Leah, Tops Lookout and Lantaw. It’s P120 per person for a round trip ride. Check Go To Tops’ Facebook page for details.
Entrance Fee: P100 per head
Food: Yes, there are food stalls available in the area.

DISCOVERING TEMPLE OF LEAH

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Photos by Rock Paper Scissors Photography

2. Temple of Leah – Know the history of the undying love of a husband to his wife. The temple was constructed year 2012 and has been polish until now. The temple has an art gallery, museum, and a library where all of the favorite possessions of her wife are placed. At the top, there’s a spectacular view of the city and more exceptional scenery as you walk through the temple. Enjoy the astonishing view of ala Greece concept in Cebu as you explore the whole exquisiteness beauty of the Temple of Leah.

Location: Roosevelt St., Brgy. Busay Cebu City
How to get there:
• There’s a habal-habal motorcycle that can be found at JY Square Mall in Lahug.
• There’s a shuttle available at Dessert Factory, SSY Center (across Watsons / JY Square Mall) going to Temple of Leah, Tops Lookout and Lantaw. It’s P120 per person for a round trip ride. Check Go To Tops’ Facebook page for details.
Entrance Fee: P50 per head

A GETAWAY TO ALCOY

Who says all you can do on Valentine’s Day is just stroll around the whole day? Why not make the most out of it and getaway from all the hustles and bustles in the city? Alcoy has one of the best white beaches in Cebu, and is just 2 hours away from the city!

Location: Alcoy, Southern Cebu
How to get there:
• You can commute by riding a bus going to Alcoy from the South Bus Terminal.
Recommended resorts/inns (on a budget): Tingko Beach Resort, Bodo’s Bamboo Bar Resort Alcoy, Meili Beach Resort, Kai Nani Pointe

UNWINDING AT MOUNTAIN VIEW

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4. Unwind at Mountain View – Breathe fresh air while enjoying a romantic and clean park vieled at the mountains. The place is much more enough to offer camping sites, a mini zoo, cottages, children’s park, swimming pool, picnic tables, hanging bridges, viewing decks, a canteen and a mini-restaurants, gardens, and many more. Sight-see the inspiring craft of nature as both of you gaze the mountainous place and spend precious moments together.

Location: Busay, Cebu City
How to get there:
• Ride a jeep or a habal-habal motorcycle found along JY Square Mall in Lahug and let you drop off right exactly at Mountain view, or
• There’s a shuttle available at Dessert Factory, SSY Center (across Watsons / JY Square Mall) going to Temple of Leah, Tops Lookout and Lantaw. It’s P120 per person for a round trip ride. Check Go To Tops’ Facebook page for details.
Entrance Fee: P50.00

Chilling at La Vie Parisienne

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5. Wine Dining at La Vie Parisienne – A perfect place to take a sip of wine with its quixotic ambiance. La Vie Parisienne means ‘Parisian Life’ in English. It has a French bakery inside with interesting and delicious pastries, plus a few collections of wines displayed on the other station. The place is surrounded with pink trees resembling cherry blossoms and white furniture that makes the setting even better. Bring your date here, surprise her with a bouquet of flower and enjoy the night with a good conversation over a great wine.

Location: 371 Gorordo Ave. Lahug, Cebu City
How to get there:
• You can ride a jeep with the route no. of 17B, 17C, 04B, and 04C.
• Parking lots also available for private cars.
• Take a cab or use UBER. You can use the Uber promo code ‘SUGBOPH’ to get 2 free rides.

No entrance fee. All you have to pay is your ordered drinks and food.

Lovers at the Lighthouse

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6. Gugma sa Parola – When one says parola in Cebu, people would immediately think of the lighthouse in Liloan. It’s one of the most popular destinations in Cebu. Believe it or not, this lighthouse existed for more than a hundred years already. This is not to scare you but to inspire you that a strong relationship is like a lighthouse, no matter how old it gets, no matter how time passes by, as long as it’s firm it will surely remain standing. This is also the perfect place to witness the sunset while making kilig moments with your date or having a small picnic on the Bermuda grass.

Location: Barangay Catarman, Liloan Cebu
How to get there:
• Get on the northbound bus or jeepneys and drop off at the town center. From there, you can ride a motorcycle for hire to the lighthouse itself.
  
Do you have other date ideas to share with everyone? Leave a comment below.


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About Hannah Abelgas

Hannah Abelgas

“Cebu, the place where I belong.”

BS Business Administration – Marketing Management | 21 | Eastern Samar

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