Live, Love, Liloan: 6 Must-Visit Attractions in the Light of the North

Liloan is a beautiful whirlpool.

Liloan wasn’t named such just for nothing. It may not be as famous as its nearby cities like Mandaue, Lapulapu and Cebu City but guess what, Liloan is silently turning ripples to whirlpools of beautiful locations showcasing scenic man-made wonders, beaches, mountain resorts, and rich historic and cultural sites.

Here are six (6) must-visit attraction sites in Liloan, Cebu that you and your friends can visit.

1. Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon

You and your friends can enjoy various fishing activities. You also have to try their exciting water sports activities such as wakeboarding, kayaking, as well as zipline, jungle obstacle, and wall climbing.

Sweat your stress out as they also offer horseback riding and all-terrain vehicle riding. When done, feast on their luscious meals in their restaurant.  Experience all these thrills while having a scenic view overlooking the nearby beach dressed with an ambience of tranquility and serenity.  

Entrance Fee: P100/person (consumable: P50 Food and Beverage, P50 any facility except Fishing and Wakeboarding)

Rates per activity:

  • Horseback Riding – ₱75 per head
  • Zipline – ₱200 per head
  • Wall Climbing – ₱100 per head
  • Hanging Bridge – ₱50 per head
  • Jungle Obstacle – ₱150 per head
  • Fishing Rod – ₱100 per head
  • Swimming pool – ₱100 per head
  • Wakeboarding – ₱400 per head (Weekdays) / ₱500 per head (Weekends)

Contact information:

How to get there?

Exact Location: Papa Kit’s Marina and Lagoon, Poblacion Liloan, Cebu — 1.5-2 hours away from the city

BY JEEPNEY: Ride any 25 or 27 jeepneys going to Liloan from the SM City Cebu Terminal.

BY V-HIRE: Ride a v-hire going to Liloan from the SM City Cebu Terminal/Ayala Center Cebu Terminal. The fare is only P50.

BY CAR/TAXI/GRAB: Spacious parking lot is available. To navigate, just search for “Papa Kit’s Marina” on Waze or Google Maps. Estimated fare for taxi or Grab is P300.

2. Bagacay Lighthouse

For those who love to visit historic sites, this one’s for you. Bagacay Lighthouse is also known as “Parola sa Liloan”. The reason why Liloan is called “The Light of the North”. It provides guiding light to mariners, navigators and fishermen from coastal towns in northern Cebu.

Built during the American period, the lighthouse is one of the most important heritage site and symbolic structure of Liloan until today. Its impressive architectural design and its old-world feel can give you a sneak peek into the past.

Entrance Fee: None

How to get there?

Exact Location: Parola, Liloan

Ride a Liloan bound jeepney along National Highway in Mandaue City fronting San Miguel Brewery or across SM City Cebu crossing near Sun Gold and disembark at 7 Eleven, immediately before reaching San Fernando Rey Parish Church. Walk your way towards a corner near the church until you see motorcycles for hire or habal-habal. Fare from the church to the bridge is 10 pesos. Hire another habal habal (motorbike) and tell the driver to bring you to Parola or Bagacay Lighthouse. Fare is 30 pesos (one way). You can also hire a taxi or Grab to take you to Bagacay Lighthouse.

3. Purok Dragon Fruit Farm

During the community quarantine, a new go-to stopover in Liloan emerged — the Purok Dragon Farm.

For only 20 Pesos as an entrance fee, you get an all-day access to the vast farm full of dragon fruits. And if you’re in luck, you can also witness the farmers harvesting this healthy fruit.


  • Entrance fee: ₱20 per head (no time limit)
  • Dragon fruit milk share: ₱60

Other Information:

  • Operating hours: 8AM to 5PM daily
  • Contact number: 0998-459-6536
  • Social: Facebook Page

How to get there?

Exact location: Purok Dragon Fruit, Barangay Cabadiangan, Liloan, Cebu — approx. 1 hour away from the city and 15 minutes away from the Liloan Public Market.

BY BUS: From Cebu City, ride a bus or any PUV going to Liloan Public Market. Drop off near Mercury Drug where you can get a habal-habal ride. Fare is ₱20 per head.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for “Purok Dragon Fruit Farm” in Liloan. Parking space is available.

4. Pangeas Beach Resort

This is a good pick for family outing, barkada getaways and office team-building. It has a great ambience and a good value for your money. For those who can’t decide which is which (pool or beach) worry not, the place is conveniently located by the beach and has a clean swimming pool.

It has cottages that have swings, lights hanging from the trees, outdoor lounge chairs everywhere, palm trees galore and well-designed lamps.

Day Use:

  • Entrance Fee: P150
  • Operating Hours (Day Use): 8AM to 5PM

Room Rates:

  • 2 persons – P2500
  • 3 persons – P 3000
  • 4 persons – P4000
  • 5 persons – P5000
  • 12 persons – P10000
  • Function Room – P10000/4 hrs

Cottage Rates:

  • 30 pax – P2500
  • 20 pax – P1000
  • 10 pax – P500
  • 8 pax – P400
  • 6 pax – P300
  • 5 pax – P250

Corkage Fee:

  • 1 Whole Roasted Pig – P200
  • All Types of Drinks – P20/bottle (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Unlimited Grill Use: P100

Other information:

How to get there:

Exact Location: Pagutlan Suso, 6002, Liloan, Cebu

BY COMMUTE: Ride any 25 or 27 jeepney going to Liloan from the SM City Cebu Terminal — fare is ₱15 per way. Or, ride a v-hire going to Liloan from the SM City Cebu Terminal — fare is ₱50 per way. Drop off at the church in Tayud Liloan. Ride a tricycle to Pangeas — fare is usually ₱15-20 per person.

BY CAR: If you’re driving your own car, just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Pangeas Beach Resort”. Parking space is available.

5. Ibabaw Mountain Resort

Dreaming of sitting in the lap of nature? Ibabaw Mountain Resort has the seat for you. Strategically positioned in one of the topmost elevations in Liloan, the resort offers a place for a relaxing rest from the stressful city life.

While in the resort, fill your soul with the cold breeze and comforting lustrous green scenery, get cloaked with the serene and peaceful atmosphere, and just be one with nature.

Cottage Rates (Day Use):

  • Open Cottages – P500
  • Open Big Part Cabana – P1000
  • Open Mini Cabana – P400

Room Rates (check in: 12pm check out: 10am):

  • Mini Bahay Kubo (Non-Aircon) – P1800 good for 2 pax with complimentary breakfast, coffee and bottle of water
  • The Family House (Non-Aircon) – P3500 good for 6 pax with complimentary breakfast, coffee and bottle of water
  • The Bahay Kubo (Non-Aircon) – P2500 good for 4 pax with complimentary breakfast, coffee and bottle of water
  • Ocean View Rooms (Aircon) – P1500 good for 2 pax with complimentary breakfast, coffee and bottle of water
  • Excess Person per Head: P100 (10 y/o above), P50 (3-9 y/o), free 92 y/o below) – without breakfast, complementary coffee and water

Other information:

How to get there?

Exact Location: Purok Ka Canog, Sta. Cruz, Liloan, Cebu 6002

You can start from Eskina Yati Liloan, then drive up to San Vicente and further towards Barangay Sta Cruz. And just opposite to Sta Cruz Barangay Hall, turn left. You will then arrive at the resort after 50 meters. You can follow the resort’s tarps posted along the road.

For the commuters, take a habal-habal from the Yati intersection – just a few meters from the entrance of Yati Elementary School. Ask the driver to take you to Ibabaw Mountain Resort. Fare is only P40 good for 2pax – if you’re alone, you still need to pay P40.

6. Little Santorini Mountain Resort

If you’re still thinking of where to spend your post-quarantine getaway, we got you covered!

As long as you are healthy enough to travel and are following the health and safety protocols set by local authorities, you are in for a treat! Experience the lush green and absolute serenity at Little Santorini Mountain Resort in Liloan, northern Cebu. It’s the newest resort-attraction in town!

Day Use Rates:

  • Adults: ₱100 per head
  • Children below 9 y/o: ₱50 per head
  • Infants below 2 y/o: Free

Cottage & Other Fees:

  • Tables & Chairs 4-5 person capacity: ₱300
  • Tables & Chairs 6-8 person capacity: ₱400
  • Extra’s Camping chairs/plastic chairs: ₱25 each
  • Cottage next to Jacuzzi: ₱600
  • Corkage for all liquors & soft beverages: ₱300

Other information:

How to get there?

Exact location: Brgy. San Roque, Liloan, Cebu — 1 hour away from Cebu City, 15 minutes away from the main road (going uphill).

BY COMMUTE: From SM City Cebu or Ayala Center Cebu, ride any jeepney, bus or v-hire going to Liloan. Drop off at Yati intersection, near Yati Elementary School. From there, ride a habal-habal (motorbike) going to Little Santorini Mountain Resort. Fare is only P50 good for 2pax – if you’re alone, you still need to pay P50.

BY CAR: It’s best to navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Little Santorini Mountain Resort, Liloan, Cebu”. Parking space is available.

Where to eat in Liloan?

Liloan is famous for their seafood restaurants and signature local delicacy, masi. Check out these articles to learn more:

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