A hidden gem in Cebu has recently been discovered by netizens in Facebook.
Campo 6, Talisay is being dubbed in social media as the “Mini-Switzerland” in Cebu City. The place features gentle rolling hills and lush, green fields and vegetation with a backdrop of massive verdant mountains extending into the distance. The featured sitio is actually a mountainous area with no signs of urbanization which helped it preserve its luscious landscapes.
This secret grassland is only known to locals and the few Cebuanos who pass by the area. Basically, it can be considered as the nature-lover’s paradise with various flora present at every angle. The open fields are perfect for nature activities such as hiking and biking due to the refreshing mountain air. The fields also make for great camping sites especially at night with its unobstructed views of the stars and the sky (be sure to check the weather forecast).
Some of the mountains may look appealing for a good mountain climb but it would be safer to consult with the locals first. Atop the higher mountains, there are panoramic views of the different cityscapes, roads, and forests of some parts of Cebu. Lastly, there are also perfect spots to watch sunset and sunrise for those who know how to look.
The area is a bit hard to access due to the lack of a proper road in the sitio. It is far from the main road and requires a habal-habal ride or a private vehicle to discover. Getting to the place is quite a challenge but it is a natural wonder that will be worth the travel.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Campo 6, Sitio Campinsa, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City, Cebu — approx. 1hr away from the city.
BY PUJ/JEEPNEY: Ride a jeepney bound for Talisay, Cebu. Drop off at Yahay Food Park in Lawaan. Look for habal-habal drivers who are willing to take you to Campinsa and ask for assistance from the locals when necessary.
TIP: Visit the place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a higher chance to find a willing driver. It is more challenging to find a willing driver on weekdays due to the distance of the place.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination as “Yahay Food Park” in Lawaan. It would be better to ask for directions from people who have been there before driving off or you could ask the friendly locals for a little help for directions.