Holy Week for many Catholic devotees is a time to reflect, pray and bond as a family- from Visita Iglesia, Way of the Cross and all the way to Easter Vigil.
While many fulfill their religious observances in the city, many more prefer to merge both devotion and relaxation altogether and explore new places outside the busy center.
If you ever find your way to western Cebu via the Transcentral Highway to Balamban this Holy Week, you definitely don’t want to miss out on a tour around MagsPeak Mountain Resort & Villas that is now open to the public for free starting Holy Wednesday, April 6, 2023.
One of MagsPeak’s highlights as a destination is the Way of the Cross, where all of 14 stations are spread from the entrance of the property up to the mountain top, spanning an estimated 600 meters walk.
You can also immerse in a spiritual retreat inside the Our Lady of the Pillar Chapel that overlooks the mountains, and meditate quietly by the Pieta in the Meditation Garden.
The mountain estate is designed to create a holistic mountain experience for Cebu with an outdoor, religious and hospitality component, built with sustainability at its core.
Likewise, MagsPeak will be among the starting points of the Camino de Cebu trail via a 42-kilometer route traversing the mountainside of Manunggal, Balamban down to the Municipality of Compostela, Cebu.
The Camino de Cebu is based on the traditional Camino of Spain, which is composed of several trails from Spain, Portugal and France that converge on the City of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.
By the end of 2024, MagsPeak will accommodate guests looking for a weekend escape with the opening of 12 exclusive mountain villas, 20 hotel rooms, clubhouse, heated infinity pools, and farm-to-table restaurant, making it an ideal destination for individuals and families looking for a place to relax and unwind but with a touch of exclusivity.
MagsPeak Mountain Resort & Villas is a joint venture between MagsPeak Nature Park Inc. and leading Vismin developer Cebu Landmasters.
Check out MagsPeak’s Holy Week 2023 Schedule
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Brgy. Sunog, Balamban, Cebu — approx. 2.5 hours away from the city. Just about 1.5 kilometers after West 35, right turn to Brgy. Sunog.