Apart from being such a beautiful sight to look at, the waterfall of Mantayupan Falls not only exists as a stunning waterfall destination.
Surprisingly, it is also a generous source of water that sustains the fish pond of AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village & Restaurant. The fishing village is just a few meters from the waterfall so it won’t be too out-of-way for tourists who are visiting the pristine waterfall of Barili.
As its name suggests, the main activity of AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village is fishing. It is where families can enjoy a relaxing hour catching different types of fish that swim in their fish ponds. Despite its simplicity and straightforwardness, fishing is a great activity to collect that teaches the value of patience and being in the moment.
It can be a memorable experience for the kids and a rewarding activity for the entire family. Moreover, the activity isn’t just for making memories. Fishes that are caught can actually be cooked at the restaurant for dinner at a very affordable price.
Although the name of this park does tell guests that it is a place for fishing – a reason that could make others quickly lose interest at the first glance – AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village actually has other activities that cater to the tastes of various guests. For those who do not like to play the waiting game, there are actually more activities that also take advantage of the charming environment of the fishing village.
For those who like to bask in nature and who like to interact with animals as well, there are gentle and intelligent horses that can take guests on a tour around the property. These are well-trained animals that are accustomed to humans so they are of no threat to anyone.
For kids who prefer taking a plunge over holding a rod, there is a swimming pool that’s big enough for the entire family to enjoy. It’s also a refreshing dip as the water comes from the spring in the mountains.
Lastly, but definitely not the least, they have karaokes that are sure to liven up the party.
Fishing is definitely one way to spend a relaxing day and AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village is a great place to experience it. A single day surely won’t be enough for some people so AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village also offers accommodation for those who want to stay overnight to enjoy and relax for a few more days.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: ₱10 per person
- Tilapia Fishing: P20 per person
- Swimming: P20 per person
- Horseback Riding: P50 per person
- Selfie with Horse: P20
- Standard Room: P450 – P750 per night, good for 2 persons
- Private Cottages: P600 – P800
- Tables: P20
- Contact numbers: 0917-429-5465 / 0917-305-9287
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AC-Tilapia-Fun-Fishing-Family-Park-146521586215165/
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Campangga, Barili, Southern Cebu a few meters from Mantayupan Falls; approx. 2.5 hours away from Cebu City.
BY BUS: Find your way to the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Ride a bus that’s bound for Bato via Barili and alight at the Poblacion. From there, you may take a habal-habal or motorcycle going to the resort. The locals are very familiar with the place.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “AC Tilapia Fun Fishing Village” in Barili. Parking space is available upon arrival.