Explore the charms of Catmon by going to these 7 places

Feeling adventurous during this rainy weather? Though the hot summer season has ended, that doesn’t mean you can’t relax and visit places you want to. 

Travel cravings can occur at any moment, and if they do, it’s not wrong to scratch that itch! 

In the Philippines’ lovely province of Cebu, Catmon is a hidden treasure up north that provides the ideal fusion of scenic natural beauty, rich cultural history, and exhilarating activities. 

Catmon invites tourists and visitors to a place off the main road with its immaculate beaches, verdant mountains, and welcoming environment. 

Come with us on this journey as we discover these seven locations in Catmon, Cebu, and immerse yourself in its charm and beauty.

1. Areca Palm Hut

A contemporary holiday home with bahay kubo influences, Areca Palm Hut provides visitors with a rustic retreat under the shade of its contemporary hut and surrounded by the beauty of nature. 

This quiet holiday house in Catmon’s hills offers a welcome respite from the clamor and dust of the city. 

The area around the property is lush and green, with palm palms and decorative flora that are comforting to the body and mind. 

Areca Palm Hut is a great place for individuals seeking peace and quiet because of the peaceful surroundings and ambiance.



  • Check-in: N/A
  • Check-out: N/A


  • Exclusive overnight use: P5,000 per night, good for 4 persons w/ breakfast
  • Exclusive for couples: P3,500 per night, good for 2 persons w/ breakfast
  • Additional Person (0-3 y.o.): Free
  • Additional Person (4-11 y.o.): P250 per person
  • Additional Person (12 y.o. and up): P500 per person w/ extra mattress



Exact location: Brgy. Cabunga-an, Catmon, Northern Cebu — approx. 1.5-2hours away from Cebu City.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Areca Palm Hut” in Catmon. There is a parking lot that can accommodate up to 2 cars. Be sure to contact the owner before going to the place.

2. Tyche Beach Resort

For individuals looking for a departure from their preferred celebrities and events, Cebu’s tourist attractions provide a singular return. 

Under new ownership, Tyche Beach Resort in Catmon features a gorgeous, glow-up beach that has undergone extensive upgrades. 

The beach has grown in popularity, especially among vloggers who are intrigued by the area’s changes. The region is a must-visit location for individuals looking for a change from their regular routines because it draws a lot of curious travelers. 

Open your closet and have a look around rather than keeping your “Ahs” and “Ohs” hidden within.



  • Opening hours: 8am-5pm
  • Entrance fee: Adults – ₱150; Child (Ages 3-10) – ₱50


  • Cottage: P1,500, good for 10 persons
  • Rooms: Beachfront View Rooms
    Good for 2 with breakfasts
  • Weekday (Mon-Thu): Premium – ₱2,788; Deluxe – ₱3,388
  • Weekend (Fri-Sun & Holiday): Premium – ₱2,988; Deluxe – ₱3,588


  • Corkage fee: Whole Lechon – ₱500; Other Food – Free; Drinks – ₱20/pack
  • Parking Fee: Day-use Guests (Parking Area Opening Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM)
  • Sedan, SUV, Multicab – ₱100
  • Van – ₱150
  • Free Parking for In-House Guests


Exact location: Km 51 North Cebu, Catmondaan, Catmon, Northern Cebu

BY BUS: Ride any northbound bus in Cebu North Bus Terminal going to Sogod or Catmon. Ask the driver to drop you off at Km 51 in Catmon. The resort is just along the road.

3. Paul Jake’s Castle Shore

Castle Shore is accurately described as quiet, intimate, and wonderfully spacious. This makes it an ideal destination for both families and large groups. Whether you have a family gathering or a reunion with friends on the horizon, Castle Shore is worth considering.

Upon entering, the ambiance of the space will give you the sensation of living in a grand mansion. The interior boasts exquisite design and thoughtful planning. You can relax in utmost comfort on the couch, enjoying television entertainment as you unwind



  • Good for 16-20 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
    • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed
    • Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 1 floor mattress
    • Bedroom 3: 1 queen bed, 2 single beds, 1 floor mattress
    • Bedroom 4: 2 double beds
    • Bedroom 5: 2 double beds
  • 6 baths
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach


Mondays to Thursdays:

  • 1-10 pax: P15,000/night
  • 11-20 pax: P20,000/night
  • Fri-Sun(1-20pax): P25,000/night
  • Holidays(1-20pax): P30,000/night


  • In excess of 20 pax, an extra headcount fee of P1,000 per person per night (13yo and up) or P500 (4-12yo). Max of 30 persons per night only.
  • Some areas/amenities are limited for those booked under the P15,000 (10pax) rate.
  • Since this is a vacation home rental, walk-ins are not allowed. Prior reservation is required.


  • Book now! Click this link first: https://www.airbnb.com/c/ramm357 and sign up. After signing up, head on to this link.
  • Email address: [email protected]
  • Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/castleshore.cebu


Exact location: Catmon, Cebu – 50 kilometers away from Cebu City (Note: in Google Maps, its plus code is M29C+Q9 Catmon, Cebu)

BY BUS: Catmon is a northern province of Cebu. So, you can reach it by riding a bus that can pass by Catmon in the North Bus Terminal. The place is just by the national highway in Panalipan. According to Google Maps, it is further from the Ocean View Hotel and Beach Resort but does not go past La Casa de Playa. You can look out for a local convenience store named Czarnota Store as the place is just across the street from it.

4. Water Ski Beach Resort

Resorts have evolved beyond mere accommodations for rest and sleep. People are no longer satisfied with traditional amenities and seek novel experiences. A newly established resort aims to fulfill this desire, offering more than the usual sea and pool facilities. It boasts a wide range of recreational activities tailored to various preferences.

For families who have an unwavering love for the sea, this resort is a perfect fit. It stands out as the first resort known to offer expansive floating pads, providing an enjoyable experience for all family members. In addition, the resort offers exciting options such as banana boat rides and jet ski adventures to further enhance the fun.

To ensure a memorable stay, the resort provides cottages and rooms where families can spend one or two nights, allowing ample time to fully indulge in the activities.



  • Entrance Fee:
    • Adult: P30
    • Kids: P20

Room Rates

  • Overnight: P1700
  • Day Use: P1200

Cottage Rates

  • Overnight: P900
  • Day Use: P700


  • Jet Ski: P3500 / hour
  • Banana Boat: P300 / person
  • Floating Pad: FREE



Exact Location: Panalipan, Catmon, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: From the North Bus Terminal, ride any bus/mini bus to Catmon. Bus fare is roughly ₱85 /head (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Panalipan, Catmon, Cebu. Take a motorbike and ask to bring you to the newest Water Ski Beach Resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for Water Ski Beach Resort.

5. Tinubdan Falls

In the past, Tinubdan Falls remained relatively unknown beyond the nearby barangays, and even among them, it received few visitors due to the enigmatic tales surrounding it. 

There were accounts of people vanishing in the vicinity of the falls, and locals sometimes heard the sounds of splashing water as if people were playing, despite the absence of anyone present. 

Presently, those mysterious stories have been replaced with tales of wonder and admiration for the unspoiled magnificence of the waterfalls, attracting both locals and tourists eager to witness this beauty firsthand. 

Surprisingly, the enigmatic legends of the past inadvertently played a role in preserving the natural allure of the falls and the rivers connected to it.


Exact Location: Brgy. Tabili, Catmon, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Find your way to the Cebu North Bus Terminal and rIde a bus that’s bound for Catmon. The travel from the terminal to Catmon takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. Ask the driver to drop you off at the town proper of Catmon. There are habal-habal or motorcycles for hire in the area which could take you to the drop-off point going to TInubdan Falls. There are two ways to reach the falls: (1) river trekking or (2) hiking on the path.

6. Cliff Cabanas

Whether you yearn for a luxurious retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Cebu city or simply wish to reconnect with the ocean’s soothing embrace, your tropical dreams are about to become a reality. 

The serene ambiance surrounding this exquisite location makes it the perfect escape. From leaving behind the challenges of the pandemic-ridden world to basking in a tranquil palm-fringed atmosphere, this destination is an absolute must-visit.

At Cliff Cabanas, waking up to a breathtaking ocean panorama and witnessing countless fish gracefully swimming in the sea right from your balcony is a source of immense pride. You no longer need to travel to the Maldives to experience such splendor; Cliff Cabanas promises a heavenly and blissful encounter like no other.



Cottage Rates

  • Overnight: P1500 – P3000
  • Cabana 1: P3000 (good for 2-3 pax)
  • Cabana 2: P3000 (good for 2-3 pax)
  • Cabana 3: P3500 (good for 2-4 pax)
  • Cabana 6: P1500 (good for 2-3 pax)
  • Cabana 7: P1500 (good for 2-3 pax)
  • Rectangle Cottage: P1000 / unit (good for 10 pax)
  • Rectangle Cottage: P1800 / whole
  • Cave-In: P1200 (good for 12 pax)
  • Triangle Cottage: P800 (good for 5 pax)
  • Square Cottage: P1500 (good for 10 pax)


  • Check-In: 12:00 NN
  • Check-Out: 1:00 PM
  • Day Use: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Exact Location: Panalipan, Catmon, Northern Cebu – approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: From the North Bus Terminal, ride any bus/mini bus to Catmon. Bus fare is roughly ₱85 /head (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Cliff Cabanas. It is situated along the highway, after Binongkolan Bus Stop. Inform the driver it is before St. Joseph Parish Church.

7. Hayahay Beach

True to its name “hayahay,” which means comfortable in Cebuano, Hayahay Beach Resort in Catmondaan, Catmon truly embodies a sense of comfort. 

The resort offers a vibrant weekend atmosphere, affordable accommodations, and an overall cozy ambiance that adds an extra dose of enjoyment to your leisurely travels. 

Hayahay Beach Resort continues to be a popular choice for travelers, providing a venue where you can create lasting memories with friends and family at an affordable price. 

Even with a nominal entrance fee of 20 pesos, you can still experience everything the resort has to offer through their day use option.



  • Entrance fee: P20 per head
  • Opening hours: 7 AM – 6 PM


  • Starts at P500 depending on cottage size


  • Small Room: P2,000 per night, good for 2 persons
  • Standard Room: P2,500 per night (2 beds), good for 2 persons
  • Family Room: P3,000 per night (2 beds + spacious area), good for 3-4 persons



Exact location: Purok 1, Catmondaan, Catmon, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Ride any north-bound bus in Cebu North Bus Terminal going to Sogod or Catmon. Ask the driver to drop you off few meters past ‘mercado sa Catmondaan’ and before the famous ‘bingkahan area’ in Catmon. The resort is just along the road.

Embark on a journey to uncover the hidden treasures of Catmon as you venture through these seven remarkable destinations. 

In Catmon, every corner unveils a new charm waiting to be explored, creating unforgettable memories that will forever remain in your heart.

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