20 NOT SO AWESOME ACTIVITIES TO TRY IN CEBU

Planning for a weekend trip? Dying to forget about the stress caused by tons of workloads or assignments to work unto? Check out these “Not-so-awesome” activities to try around Cebu! Click links for more details on the place.

  1. Rock climbing at Poog Crag in Toledo City

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Budget P500.00
Difficulty Level 5/5
How to get there Ride a bus bound for Toledo in South Bus Terminal. Ask the driver/conductor to drop you off at Poog. From Poog, ride a habal-habal to Poog Crag. From the drop off station, you can start the 3 – 5 minutes trek to the Crag.
  1. Traverse hike from Mt. Manunggal to Mt. Mauyog

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Budget P300.00
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there Ride a habal-habal from JY Square. Ask the driver to drop you off at Barangay Tabunan. Start river and uphill trek to Mt. Manunggal then traverse to Mt. Mauyog.
  1. Hike to Kabang Falls then traverse to Sirao Peak

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Budget P15 – P20.00
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there From JY Square, you can ride a jeepney to Barangay Buslot. Then, start the 1-2 hour/s trek to Barangay Budlaan for registration. After, you can continue your trek to Kabang Falls then proceed to Sirao Peak. (Click link on why it only cost P20.00 for us!)
  1. Discover the Hidden Igutan Cave and drench into the waterfalls inside it!

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Budget P100.00
Difficulty Level 1/5
How to get there From Tabunok Public Market, locate Rose Pharmacy. Ride a habal-habal that would bring you to Barangay Igutan. Trek for 3-5 minutes to Igutan Cave.
  1. Try bouldering and listen to enchanting stories of Mulao River!

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Budget P100.00
Difficulty Level 2/5
How to get there From SM City Cebu, ride a jeepney bound for Compostela. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Compostela Market. Ride a habal-habal to Barangay Mulao. Register at the Barangay Hall and ask for the help of some officials for a local guide. Prepare your limbs for a river trek and bouldering to the famous Stone ark and Malingin Rock.
  1. Go solobackpacking at Mainit SPring, Montaneza Falls, Kabutongan and Inambakan Falls (Kampael and Bugnawan Falls)

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Budget P500.00
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there From South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Malabuyoc. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Mainit Spring. Ride a habal-habal to Mainit Spring. From Mainit Spring you can proceed to Montaneza Falls. Once your done, you can head back to the highway and ride a habal-habal or tricycle bound for Ginatilan. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Barangay where you can locate Kabutongan Mountain Resort. From highway, you have to trek for 5-10 minutes. Then register at Kabutongan Mountain Resort and start your 1-2 hours trek to Kabutongan Falls.

WARNING: If you don’t know how to swim, it is best to rent a life vest. Prepare for rock climbing and river trekking.

  1. River trek and chase waterfalls at Sudlon, Lahug! (Mìpì Falls and Himbabawod Falls)

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Budget P100.00
Difficulty Level 2/5
How to get there From JY Square, ride a habal-habal to Barangay Bonbon. Ask the driver to drop you off at the bridge near Bonbon. You can opt to look for a local guide or follow our “Get Lost in Sudlon” adventure where we didn’t look for a guide and just followed the trail.
  1. Try canyoneering at Alegria and snorkeling at Pescador Island

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Budget P1,200 (P900.00 for Canyoneering and P300.00 for Pescador Islandhopping) – This rate may change in accordance to the newly ordinance released by the municipality.
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there Contact a guide for Canyoneering. Ride a bus bound for Badian and then ask your guide for further instructions (habal-habal, registrations, etc.).
  1. Chase waterfalls at Samboan (Aguinid, Dau and Binalayan)
Budget P500.00
Difficulty Level 1/5
How to get there Ride a bus bound for Samboan. Ask the driver to drop you off at Aguinid Falls. Register at the site. The officials will be the one who will give you guides. Start the trek to the five levels of Aguinid falls then head back to highway. Look for a habal-habal driver who will bring you to Dau Falls and Binalayan Falls.
  1. Roll over at Lanigid Hill!

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Budget P150.00
Difficulty Level 1/5
How to get there Ride a jeepney bound for Liloan. Haggle with a motorcycle driver to bring you to Barangay Lanigid. Register at the barangay hall. Start the 5 – 10 minutes uphill trek to the summit.

 

  1. Cliffjump, tarzan jump, zipline and kayak at Funtastic Island

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Budget P1,000.00
Difficulty Level 2/5
How to get there Ride a v-hire bound for Medellin. Contact a boatman who will bring you to Gibitngil Island.

12.Enrich creativity at Happy World Museum

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Budget P400.00
Difficulty Level 0/5
How to get there From SM City Cebu, ride a v-hire bound for Barangay Gabi, Cordova.
  1. Get stoke at Papakits Adventure (Wallclimbing and Wakeboarding)

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Budget P700.00
Difficulty Level 4/5
How to get there Ride a jeepney bound for Liloan. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Liloan Rotunda.
  1. Camp at Cebu’s Highest peak – Osmena Peak and traverse to Kawasan Falls

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Budget P500.00
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there Ride a bus bound to Dalaguete. Then ride a habal-habal to Mantalongon Public Market. From there, you cans start your 2 hour trek. However, if you find this taxing, you can ask the driver to send you to Osmena Peak jump off which is approximately 30 minutes to the peak.
  1. Get tanned at Bantayan Island!

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Budget P1,500.00 P1,500.00
Difficulty Level 0/5
How to get there From Cebu North Bus Station, ride a bus bound for Hagnaya. From Hagnaya port, ride a boat/barge bound for Sta. Fe, Bantayan.
  1. Take squadgoal pictures at Moalboal

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Budget P1,000.00
Difficulty Level 0/5
How to get there From South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Moalboal. From the public market, ride a tricycle that will bring you to Basdaku. You can include islandhopping, chasing dolphins and sea turtles, and diving with sardines in your itinerary.
  1. Experience skydropping at Danasan Eco Park

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Budget P1,000.00
Difficulty Level 3/5
How to get there Ride a bus/jeepney bound for Danao. From the city proper, ride a habal-habal that would bring you to Danasan Eco Park.
  1. Swim with the Gentle Giants “Butanding” (Whalesharks) and chill at Tumalog Falls

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Budget P1,000.00
Difficulty Level 2/5
How to get there From South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Oslob. Ask the driver to drop you off at Tan-awan.
  1. Chase sunset at Mt. Naupa

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Budget P100.00
Difficulty Level 1/5
How to get there Ride a jeepney bound for Naga. Ask the driver to drop you off at Tungkop (Marker: Tinong’s Bakeshop). Ride a habal-habal to Barangay Cogon. Ask the driver to send you to Cogon Chapel. Start the 30 – 45 minute hike. You can as well try camping in the area.
  1. River cruise at Bojo River and chase waterfalls at Mantayupan Falls

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Budget P800.00
Difficulty Level 0/5
How to get there From Cebu South Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Aloguinsan. From town proper, ride a habal-habal to Bojo River. Trek for 2 – 3 minutes. Register with the officials then proceed for a short orientation about mangroves and rehabilitation of the ecosystem.

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P.S. Budget may differ according to the number of people involved in the activity, guide fee agreed, and other expenses that will be spent. The difficulty level has been charged to the experience of the author; thus, this may not apply to all. Have a happy and safe trip! Enjoy!

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