One of the worst sides we are experiencing everyday in a booming city like Cebu is the worsening traffic and stressful environment. We all just want to take a break from the city’s hustles and bustles and the struggles we face each day.
One quick escape you can go to in Cebu City, that is only 20-30 minutes away from the city proper, is this new garden located in the uphill side of Cebu. Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden has finally opened its doors to the public. It is the perfect place for your Instagram photos, or you can simply enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the flower blooms and the cool breeze.
Facilities & Amenities
- Rooms / sheds (but not ideal for overnight stays)
- Swimming pool (up to 5ft only)
- Botanical garden
- Tables / cottages
- Mountain slide
Rates & Other Information
- Operating hours: 24/7 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Entrance fee: ₱100 per head (24 hours)
- Pyramid Sheds: ₱200 good for 2-3pax, but no fan and foam
- Tables / Cottage: FREE for now
- Corkage fee: FREE for now
How to get there?
Exact location: Tops Rd., Busay, Cebu City — steep road of Busay, in between Balay sa Busay restaurant and La Vie in the Sky / Tops Lookout.
BY CAR: (Best option) Just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for ‘Balay sa Busay’ in Cebu Transcentral Highway. The garden is located few meters after ‘Balay sa Busay’ restaurant and before Tops Lookout. Parking space is available.
BY COMMUTE: Hire a habal-habal driver (Motorcycle for hire) near JY Square Mall in Lahug, and inform him to drop you off at the said garden. Estimated fare is ₱75-100 per person (max of 2).
BY TAXI: Hiring a taxi cab is possible but that can be hefty. Most of them won’t give you a metered reading system – hence, they’ll be offering you an estimated fare in going there.
BY CAR / VAN FOR RENT: For van or car rentals, or to book an uphill tour (9 destinations in 1 day for only ₱999 per person), book with our trusted travel partner SquadPH Tours and Travels.