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Florentino’s in Balamban, the ‘Little Tagaytay of Cebu’

Apart from its rich culture, delicious local food and friendly community, one of the best things about Cebu is its proximity – almost everything you want to do is just a few hours drive away from the city. Pristine white beaches? Head on to Alcoy or Badian’s Lambug Beach in Southern Cebu. Affordable to luxurious resorts, or island hopping? There’s a lot in Northern Cebu. And if you’re looking for a quick escape from the city and want to just chill and enjoy the fresh air and scenic mountain view, the best place is to go West – from Sirao to Busay to Balamban.

Guess what? There’s a new attraction slash dining bistro in Balamban that will surely capture the hearts of the Cebuanos and tourists alike. Introducing Florentino’s, pegged as the Little Tagaytay of Cebu primarily because of its chill and cozy outdoor ambiance – the breathtaking view and the foggy weather.

Florentino’s is still under construction, but the owners decided to open it to the public already. Just don’t expect too much as some areas are still bare.

Photo by Keisha Kimberly Impas
Photo by Keisha Kimberly Impas

The photos alone are already breathtaking. How much more if you get to experience the place firsthand? We guarantee, you will be amazed! You will be more proud for Cebu!

Photo by Jaw Raha
Photo by Jaw Raha
Photo by Jaw Raha



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.


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About Ram Mancelita

Ram Mancelita
"Sugbo, ato gyud ni."

  Editor | 24 | Cebu City


  1. prettygine

    Hi Ram, do you have any idea if its okay to do grilling there? thanks.

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