3 Tourist Attractions in Minglanilla Cebu

6 Attractions in Minglanilla, Cebu’s Rising Tourism Hotspot

A first-class municipality and 30-45 minutes away from Cebu City, Minglanilla’s booming tourism has created quite a buzz on social media.

Sporting novel tourist attractions like Anjo World Theme Park to picturesque forests and other natural sightings, you can include all of them in your itinerary in touring the Queen City of the South.

Listed below are 6 (of the many) attractions in Minglanilla, Cebu that will surely add spice to your Sugbo trip.

1. Man-made Forest

Yearning to breathe in fresh air? Minglanilla’s got you covered with their century-old man-made forest! This spans approximately 2,710 hectares and was declared as a forest reserve by President Quezon in the year 1937.

Photo by Mykill Pedemonte

This forest can be found in Camp 7 and is the perfect spot for nature lovers.

  • Entrance Fee: None as of the moment
  • Operating Hours: Open to the public anytime but best time to visit is from 8AM – 4PM and on sunny days.  

How to get there?

Exact location: Campo 7, Minglanilla, Southern Cebu — approx. 1 hour away from the city.

There are two (2) routes or options to take:

OPTION 1:

If you’re commuting, from the highway or CIT University or Punta Princesa, take any jeepney or multicab going to Tabunok/Minglanilla/Naga. Ask the driver or conductor first if it will pass by Tabunok. Disembark at Tabunok overpass. P8-15 fare.

From there, walk a little under the overpass near Rose Pharmacy until you see a lot of tricycles and motorbikes / habal-habal. Inform the driver you’re going to Camp 7 Man-made Forest. Fare is P40-50 per person (one-way). Travel time (habal-habal) is approx. 30 minutes.

OPTION 2:

From the South Bus Terminal, ride any bus going to Toledo — fare is ₱40-50 per person. Ask the konduktor to stop over at “Eskina Landing” with the landmarks of Don Andres Soriano National High School. You will automatically see a lot of motorcycle riders/drivers. Ask to the habal-habal drivers to take you to Camp 7 Clonal Nursery Building — fare is ₱30 per person.

2. Anjo World Theme Park

Taking pride as Cebu’s first ever world-class theme park, Anjo World offers 12 exciting rides which includes a spinning roller coaster (“The Pharaoh”), Bumper Boats, a towering 200-feet tall ferris wheel (“Anjo Eye”), bumper cars (“London Taxi”), Golden Carousel (ultimate fave of children!), Space Shuttle, Viking, Tower Drop, and a whole lot more!

Photo by John Ray Aligato / The Island Nomad

Also located within the premises of Anjo World is the first ever ice theme park in the Visayas – Snow World. Just prepare yourselves for the long lines on weekends though, but we assure you that Anjo World is worth it!

Entrance Fee:

  • P600 per head for Day Adventure Pass (unlimited rides, does not include Snow World)
  • P800 per head for DAP with Snow World (unlimited rides and unlimited Snow World)
  • P250 per head for SUPER TRES (three rides of your choice, one-time use only)
  • P350 per head Snow World only (unlimited access to Snow World)

Operating hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 12NN to 8PM
  • Sat-Sun: 10AM to 9PM

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AnjoWorldThemePark/

How to get there?

Exact location: Anjo World Theme Park is located within Belmont One in Cebu South Road, Upper Calajoan, Minglanilla, Southern Cebu — only 1-1.5 hours away from Cebu City and 15-30 minutes from Starmall near SRP.

BY JEEPNEY:
– From CIT University or Punta Princesa or Bulacao/Pardo, ride any jeepney (usually 43/44) going to Minglanilla / Naga.
– From SM City Cebu, ride any jeepney (usually 10H) bound for Bulacao or Pardo. From there, ride another jeepney (43/44) going to Minglanilla / Naga.
– Or from Ayala Center Cebu, ride a 12L jeepney going to Punta Princesa.
then inform the driver to drop you off at Anjo World Theme Park or at Petron Gas Station in Calajoan.

BY BUS: You can also ride any bus or mini bus going south from the South Bus Terminal. Make sure to inform the driver or konduktor ahead that you’re dropping off at Petron Gas Station in Calajoan, Minglanilla.

BY CAR/GRAB/TAXI: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps, and set your destination to “Belmont One” in Minglanilla.

3. Tubod Flowing Water Resort

Located in Upper Pakigne Tubod in Minglanilla, this mountain spring resort is popular because of its amenities: 4 swimming pools (complete with adult and children’s water slides!), a bird sanctuary (already included in the entrance fee), videoke booths, a canteen, basketball court and billiards, fishing area, and a grilling area.

  • Entrance fee: P180 (adults); P90 (8 years old and below)
  • Operating hours: 8AM – 8PM (day use); 8PM – 8AM (night use)
  • More information:
    • Cottage Fees: P500 (round cottage); P400 (square cottage)
    • Contact number: (032) 383 -1533
  • Website: https://tubodflowing.weebly.com

HOW TO GET THERE?

When asking for directions, better to use “Tubod Flowing Water” since it’s a more known resort. Tubod Bukid is located just right across of it.

• Jeep: Ride a jeepney going to Minglanilla/Carcar/San Fernando from Punta or Cebu City (CIT/SIT, South Bus). Fare is only P15. Ask the driver or konduktor to drop you off at Upper Pakigne, where you can find the signage for “Tubod Flowing Water Resort”. From there, you can ride a habal-habal or tricycle (P10-25 per person).
• Taxi/Grab: Just ask the driver you’re going to Tubod Flowing Water. Most drivers know the place. It can be found on Waze or Google Maps. Fare is around P200-250 one-way (good for 4-5pax).
• Private: Look for Tubod Flowing Water on Waze or Google Maps. There’s also a big parking space available in the resort.

4. Ruvi Cave Resort

What makes this spot a unique one is that it is – as its name implies – a pool in a cave-like setting. The pool is surrounded by concrete structures that mimic a cave.

Even the cottages scattered around are designed to give you that primitive-era feels. A viewing deck has also been created for those who want to see the entire resort.

  • Entrance Fee: P120 (adult); P60 (children)
  • Operating Hours: 6AM – 10 PM
  • Other information:
    • Corkage fee: P100.
    • Cottage fees: P300-P1,500
    • Contact number: 0997-997-5712
HOW TO GET THERE?

When asking for directions, better to use “Tubod Flowing Water” since it’s a more known resort. Tubod Bukid is located just right across of it.

• Jeep: Ride a jeepney going to Minglanilla/Carcar/San Fernando from Punta or Cebu City (CIT/SIT, South Bus). Fare is only P15. Ask the driver or konduktor to drop you off at Ruvi Cave Resort in Tungkop From there, you can ride a habal-habal or tricycle (P10-25 per person).
• Taxi/Grab: Just ask the driver you’re going to Ruvi Cave in Tungkop. Most drivers know the place. It can be found on Waze or Google Maps. Fare is around P200-250 one-way (good for 4-5pax).
• Private: Look for ‘Ruvi Cave Resort’ on Waze or Google Maps. There’s also a big parking space available in the resort.

5. 7 White Caves

The 7 White Caves of Minglanilla are located in Barangay Camp 7, which serves as the town’s boundary with the nearby city of Toledo. Of the 7 caves, only 4 are currently open to the public (caves 4-6 have been closed since a strong quake struck the town last 2013). 

Photo by Jay-r de la Calzada

The White Cave is the major attraction here because  of its tremendous size (3x the size of the façade of Cebu Cathedral!) Caves 1-3 vary in sizes and attractions. The 2nd cave specifically is home to so many bats so be prepared to see and encounter them in real life.

The passages of the caves are made more exciting with stalagmites and stalactites, as well as wild animals in some.

How to get there?

Exact location: Campo 7, Minglanilla, Southern Cebu — approx. 1 hour away from the city.

There are two (2) routes or options to take:

OPTION 1:

If you’re commuting, from the highway or CIT University or Punta Princesa, take any jeepney or multicab going to Tabunok/Minglanilla/Naga. Ask the driver or conductor first if it will pass by Tabunok. Disembark at Tabunok overpass. P8-15 fare.

From there, walk a little under the overpass near Rose Pharmacy until you see a lot of tricycles and motorbikes / habal-habal. Inform the driver you’re going to Camp 7 Man-made Forest. Fare is P40-50 per person (one-way). Travel time (habal-habal) is approx. 30 minutes.

OPTION 2:

From the South Bus Terminal, ride any bus going to Toledo — fare is ₱40-50 per person. Ask the konduktor to stop over at “Eskina Landing” with the landmarks of Don Andres Soriano National High School. You will automatically see a lot of motorcycle riders/drivers. Ask to the habal-habal drivers to take you to Camp 7 Clonal Nursery Building — fare is ₱30 per person.

Photo by Jay-r de la Calzada
Photo by Jay-r de la Calzada

6. Minglanilla Highlands

Groomed to be one of Cebu’s high-end and classy residential and tourist destination, Minglanilla Highlands is poised not only as a mountain resort-inspired community, but as a tourist attraction too.

The Minglanilla Highlands is a 25-hectare property with a magnificent view of the mountains and the sea. Some of the amenities in Minglanilla Highlands include a tourism information center, mini golf course, 3-level swimming pool, mini forest, spa, children’s playground, meditation garden, and a whole lot more.

Indeed, not only will this attract Cebu residents who want to live the grand life, but this will also entice tourists who want to experience a mountain resort feels only a few kilometers from Cebu City.

HOW TO GET THERE?

When asking for directions, better to use “Tubod Flowing Water” since it’s a more known resort. Tubod Bukid is located just right across of it.

• Jeep: Ride a jeepney going to Minglanilla/Carcar/San Fernando from Punta or Cebu City (CIT/SIT, South Bus). Fare is only P15. Ask the driver or konduktor to drop you off at Upper Pakigne, where you can find Arbee’s Bakeshop. From there, you can ride a habal-habal or tricycle (P10-25 per person).
• Taxi/Grab: Just ask the driver you’re going to Minglanilla Highlands. Most drivers know the place. It can be found on Waze or Google Maps. Fare is around P200-250 one-way (good for 4-5pax).
• Private: Look for Minglanilla Highlands on Waze or Google Maps. There’s also a big parking space available in the property.

Where to eat?

If you are a fan of Korean BBQ or Samgyupsal, or anything Korean, you must visit this trending Korean Barbecue House restaurant in the south — MIGAG Minglanilla.

Located in Plaza Margarita complex (just along the highway), Migag Minglanilla just soft opened on March 24 and boy I was never wrong. People flocked to the venue (following the new normal protocols ofc) to try this affordable and flavorful experience. For only P299 per person, you can eat as much samgyup, side dishes, and rice to your appetite’s liking.

Yes, you will get unlimited samgyeopsal meat marinated pork and chicken, kimchi, and rice for only P299. If that’s not enough to entice you, wait until you’ll see their wide array of food choices and desserts too. Truly, this is one Korean food haven.

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OTHER INFORMATION

HOW TO GET TO MINGLANILLA, CEBU?

BY BUS: If you’re coming from Cebu City, you can ride a bus bound for Minglanilla in South Bus Terminal.

Another option (which is more convenient) will be to ride MyBus bound for Minglanilla. MyBus terminal is located at SM City Cebu.  

BY JEEP: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can hail a 12L jeep bound for Punta Princesa. From there, ride another jeepney going to Minglanilla.

Or from SM City Cebu, ride any jeepney going to Bulacao/Pardo. From there, ride another jeepney going to Minglanilla.



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