Literally take a “breath of fresh air” and a well-deserved getaway once this pandemic is all over.
Cebu, being recognized for its pristine beaches and breathtaking views, is also known to have a wide selection of mountains with established hiking trails. Numerous mountains in varying levels of difficulty, it does not matter if you are a beginner or an experience hiker because there will always be one mountain for you.
Take Osmeña Peak for example, the highest in Cebu which makes it a perfect spot to have a jaw-dropping 360-view of the island. Some consider it the “Chocolate Hills” in Cebu because of its cool rock formation and beautiful capped hills. Others also see it as the “Little Baguio of Cebu” because of its chilly temperature.
RATES AND OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: ₱50 per head
- Camping fee: ₱50 per head, bring your own tent (Not yet permitted under community quarantine)
- Guide fee: ₱100 per group (required)
WHAT TO BRING
- Plenty of water
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Extra clothes
- Contact information: (032) 484 8179 (Municipality of Dalaguete)
- E-mail Address: N/A
- Facebook Page: N/A
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Brgy. Mantalungon, Dalaguete, Southern Cebu — 2.5-3 hours away from Cebu City.
BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal in Cebu City, ride a bus bound to Oslob or Bato. Fare is around ₱150. Ask the bus driver to drop you off at Dalaguete junction. Travel time on average is 2.5 – 3 hours. As you arrive at the Dalaguete junction, there are several motorcycle-for-hire or “habal-habal” going to the jump-off point, hire one. Fare is around P120. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.
When you arrive at the drop-off point going to the peak, follow the stone path leading to the registration office/information desk. You need to pay the entrance fee of ₱30 before starting your hiking adventure. You do not need to worry if it’s your first time to visit the place because the trail is visibly marked and can be easily navigated.
BY CAR: Alternatively, you can rent a car/van for you to travel at your own pace. Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for “Osmeña Peak” in Dalagute.
Note: Be sure to be a responsible laagan and leave no trash behind.