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200-peso Challenge: Guiwanon Cold Spring in Tabogon

Summertime is here. Apart from hitting the beach, the best way to beat the scorching heat of the sun this season is to chill and swim in a natural yet clean cold spring.

Featured on our Facebook Page two weeks ago, the enchanting Guiwanon Cold Spring in Tabogon Northern Cebu trended on social media and reached almost one million people. It became popular for its simple and natural scenery — an unsophisticated place yet so calm, charming and unique. The water is really refreshing!

The pool is divided into two: the shallow and the deeper one (around 6 feet deep). So if you want to dive, there’s a “balete” tree near the deeper portion.

The best time to go there is during weekdays, and on high tide. A lot of people visit on weekends.

Photo by Wardah Ann
Photo by Wardah Ann
Photo by Wardah Ann
Photo by Aimee Ebcas Tumampo


Rates & Other Information

You don’t need to spend too much to get here. In fact, you can already enjoy the place on a 200-peso budget.

P160 roundtrip (P80 per way) – Minibus (P85 per way for Aircon Bus)
P25 – Entrance fee per head (P15 for children)
OPTIONAL: Cottage is P100 only for ALL-DAY use.

Last trip from Tabogon to Cebu City is 7PM. If you plan to go overnight, there are affordable accommodations nearby for as low as P400 for 2pax. Or you may opt to stay at 4-star resorts such as Bunzie’s Cove and Sea Turtle Lagoon with rates of around P2,500 per night for 2pax.

How to get there?

Exact location: Brgy. Maslog, Tabogon Cebu — approx. 3 hours away from the city.

From the North Bus Terminal, ride a bus going to Tabogon – just read the signs for Tabogon via Borbon. Inform the driver to drop you off at Guiwanon. The cold spring is along the main road heading to Tabogon proper.

There’s a parking fee of P20 for 4-wheelers and P10 for 2-wheelers.

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