Dip into the therapeutic Esoy Hot Spring in Catmon

Hot spring pools are, without a doubt, extremely relaxing and beautiful. Especially now it’s the rainy season in Cebu, we now have one of the many good reasons to finally try dipping into a hotspring. Besides the rejuvenating feeling we get from hotsprings, they also offer a slew of natural health benefits you may not know about. Hot springs are actually a rich source of sulfur and its healing benefits include treating skin irritations and infections such as rashes and eczema, promotes blood circulation and remove body toxins, among others.

Interested now? For the first-timers, the well-known Esoy Hot Spring in Catmon is definitely a good choice — primarily because it’s said to be the only hotspring in northern Cebu. However, the “No Booking, No Entry” Policy is strictly implemented. Meaning, you have to make a reservation first before coming here. Read on for the details.

Esoy Hot Spring Pool

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Esoy Hot Spring Catmon (2)

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Esoy Hot Spring Catmon (3)

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Esoy Hot Spring Catmon (4)

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A private property

The place is owned by Mr. Celso “Esoy” Bustamante and his wife. Esoy is also a councilor of Catmon.

The pool with hot water has temperature that ranges from 40-60 C. They provide services like:

  • River trekking
  • Viewing of rock formations such as stalagmites and stalactites
  • Fish feeding
  • Crossing of the hanging bridge
    …and more!

Rates & Other Information

“No Booking, No Entry”

Since this is a private property, and to really preserve this precious natural attraction, the management has decided to implement the “No Booking, No Entry” Policy, requiring interested guests to book their visit at least 1-2 days before visiting.

  • Entrance fee: ₱350 per adult, ₱175 per kid (below 10 y/o)
  • Contact numbers: (032) 430-9250 / 0921-813-3296 (Smart) / 0935-988-8306 (Globe) / 0923-553-7427 (Sun)
  • Social: Facebook Page

How to get there?

Exact location: Brgy. Duyan, Catmon, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from the city.

From the North Bus Terminal, ride any bus/mini bus to Catmon. Bus fare is ~₱85 /head (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at the town proper of Brgy. Duyan. Ride a motorbike or habal-habal going to “Esoy Hot Spring”. Fare is ₱30 /head.

If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Esoy Hot Spring” in Catmon. Parking space is available.

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