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Top 30 Landmarks to Visit When in Balamban

Experience twilight in the northwest province of Cebu!

Planning a getaway in the northwest province of Cebu is hard especially if you’re a first timer. What and where constantly pops up in our minds in terms of travelling to somewhere new. Well, erase your worries because these Top 30 Landmarks to Visit in Balamban will be your guide!

Here’s your list of where to go in Balamban. Discover some beautiful landmarks in these…

Top 30 Landmarks to Visit when in Balamban

30.Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu Inc.

TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU) is one of Cebu, Philippines’ top shipyards. It can build approximately 20 ships a year, which are focused on bulk carriers of 30 000 to 180 000 tonnes. There are more than 11,000 employees, including those of subscribers. It consists of new ocean-going ship manufacturing and coastal ship maintenance in the Philippines.

THI was indeed a major contributor to the development and growth of the shipbuilding sector and provided community-based CSR support from education to healthcare. 

Contact Details

Exact location: West Cebu Industrial Park-SEZ,, Buanoy, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0322308402

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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29. Mount Manunggal

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Greater perspective at greater heights in Mount Manunggal. Mount Manunggal is the third highest mountain peak in the island of Cebu, with a height of 1,003 meters above sea level. It also happens that there is an Eco-farm in Mount Manunggal where you can skybike, horseback ride, zipline, camping, and trekking. So when looking for a landmark, make it a heart pounding too.

Contact Details

Exact location: Balamban, Cebu

28. Mt.Mauyog

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Balamban is truly the home of many highland attractions, another mountain that we challenge you to go trekking and climbing is the Mt. Mauyog. This mountain is one of the most popular hiking and climbing destinations for visitors. A friendly reminder, if you’re a beginner we suggest you not to take risk in conquering its steep and narrow path because it’s totally perilous. Always keep in mind that safety is a must!

Contact Details

Exact location: Balamban, Cebu

27.Temple of Leah

Cebu is definitely an exciting and vibrant city worth visiting. Aside from its beautiful lush green mountains, a temple also lies on top of Busay that undeniably gathers thousands of visitors around the country and even outside, giving some inspired love crafts from a lover, Temple of Leah.

Contact Details

Exact location: Roosevelt St., Brgy. Busay 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0918 762 2840

Operating hours: Open daily at 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM

26. Mr.A Bar and Restaurant

Take advantage of dining here in Mr A Restaurant to experience home-made and hearty Filipino foods. Mr A Restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in the Lower Busay Heights, Nivel Hills. We recommend you that when the weather is favorable there are tables outside that provide great views of Cebu city during your supper.

Contact Details

Exact location: Nivel Hills, Lower, Budlaan – Busay Rd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Contact numbers: (032) 232 5200

Operating hours: Open daily at 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

25. Jardin de Busay

The garden of life in the mountains of Cebu province, Jardin de Busay. This beautiful and refreshing garden is situated on the Transcentral Highway in the Cebu mountains of Barangay Busay. It lies on the historical mountains overlooking the town of Mandaue and the island of Mactan—-used to be the scene of the historic Battle of Busay, and now a cool and peaceful neighborhood.

Contact Details

Exact location: Jardin de Busay Estate, Busay 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: (032) 263 1033

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

24.Chateau de Busay

Weddings, birthdays, debuts and special moments await you here in Chateau de Busay. Set in the Cebu mountains, a 1.2-hectare estate with just 15 minutes drive from the city, named after a flower-growing site of the town. Standing at a height of 1,000 feet and offering multiple spaces that are all for celebrating love in every stage.

Contact Details

Exact location: Lower Busay Nivel Hills, Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Contact numbers: 032 401 0564 / 0917 652 3470

Operating hours: Open Always

23.Mountain View Nature Park

Beauty and relaxation has a name, and its name is Mountain View Nature Park. If you are planning a vacation here, you will not be disappointed as this nature park offers a variety of amenities for you and your family to enjoy, including a mini zoo, botanical garden, viewing decks, children’s playground, and retreat halls. Make some happy memoirs while we can! 

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City, Cebu

Contact numbers: 09176312520

Operating hours: Always Open

22.La Tegola Cucina Italiana, Busay

If you’re seeking a romantic place to eat in Cebu City, La Tegola Cucina Italiana is the best option. Their Busay location offers some of the greatest views of Cebu City while you dine. Enjoy some Italian cuisine! Ciao!

Contact Details

Contact numbers: 0323538532/ (032) 419 2220

Operating hours: Open daily at 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

21. Florentino’s Little Tagaytay of Cebu

Another attraction to visit in Balamban is Florentino’s Eco Park. It is also known as the Little Tagaytay of Cebu because of it offers a chill and breathtaking view that’s layered seldom with light fog. It’s a good location to unwind and take a well-deserved rest of the city/

Entrance Fee: ₱100 per person (₱50 is consumable)

Operating hours: 7AM to 7PM, Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Mondays except holidays). Best time to go: 7-9 AM & 4-6PM.

Corkage fee: Applies to all food and drinks. There’s a mini restaurant inside the attraction.

Contact details: 0932-876-4019

20.Tops Lookout

Enjoy sunrise, sunset, or even nightlife at Tops Lookout —-one of the most outstanding mountain views of Cebu town and its gorgeous surroundings. Probably the best getaway remedy from the busy town of the metropolis, and also a popular picnic area for everyone. Headout and lookout at the top!

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu Tops Rd, Cebu City, Cebu

Contact numbers: 09098905357

Operating hours: Always Open

19.Terrazas de Flores

The pandemic has been cancelling and ruining our holiday plans to the point that we get sick facing and doing the same routine. Well, make a promise for yourself and travel here in Terrazas de Flores, the ambiance and atmosphere will leave you with an unimaginable escape from reality.  Have peace and serenity in their beautiful garden, let it fix both your mental and emotional being. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Cebu City, Cebu

Contact numbers: 09272140324

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

18.Busay Holiday Pools

Are we still here? Well, don’t get tired because our next on the list will definitely amaze you with its unbelievable and beyond ordinary experience, only at Busay Holiday Pools. This mountain resort  is one of Cebu’s new established resorts, which offers amazing views and entertaining swimming pools. Let your eyes feast on the greenery surroundings while soaking and relaxing your body. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Tiguib 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0917 598 4774

Operating hours: Always Open

17. TIEZA Botanical Garden

TIEZA Botanical Garden is a great place to visit if you’re searching for a quick break in a beautiful location close to the city. This botanical garden will definitely take you to a fairytale setting, and if not? It could have a New Zealand vibe especially when you go to the Malubog lake that is surrounded with natural local vegetation and wild flora along with barn animals. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Budlaan – Busay Rd, Cebu City, Cebu

16. Vegetable and Plant Vendors along the road

If you happen to travel along the road of the Transcentral Highway or even if you’re new here, you will surely get struck by their roadside vendors that sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and well-grown plants at a low cost. As we all know,  Balamban is one of the homes of botanicals here in Cebu. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Transcentral Highway, Balamban, Cebu

15.Sirao Flower Garden

Halfway to our Top Landmarks to visit in Balamban! Aside from TIEZA and Terrazas de Flores, one of the prides of Balamban hailed as the little Amsterdam because of its world-famous ‘Keukenhof’ flower garden. Well, this is none other than Sirao Flower Garden, and it is no exception! The flowers here are of various species and are meticulously arranged and maintained. They’ve developed charming setups for tourists to take photos in this flower farm, making it a truly Instagrammable location.

Contact Details

Exact location: Canada Drive, Tawagan 1, Sirao 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: 09437063437

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

14. Sileo Bed and Breakfast

Wake up in a foggy weather and out of nowhere atmosphere in Balamban at Sileo Bed and Breakfast— the best starting place for your Cebu tours. The city core is only 34 kilometers distant, and the airport is only 80 minutes away. The hotel’s ideal location allows guests to easily access the city’s must-see attractions. Whatever your purpose here in Cebu you will undoubtedly have a great time. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0325110986

Operating hours: Always Open

13.Pine Tree Mountain Resort

We may have different coping mechanisms to overcome stresses and breakdowns but when it comes to mountain views and nature, we say it as one. If given the chance to travel without restrictions Pine Tree Mountain Resort is what we recommend for you. Fill yourself here with some fresh air and breathtaking views of the Balamban’s mountain ranges. 

Contact Details

Exact location: 6041, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0324223388

Operating hours: Always Open

12.Adventure Cafe and Zipline

Remove your stress from the city and make the most of the thrilling activities offered at Adventure Café! To all adventure lovers and enthusiasts, set a challenge for yourself and see how far you can go! Break free from all the tension of life’s challenges and have some time escaping here!

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu-Balamban-Transcentra Rd 6041 Balamban, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0999 681 2339

Operating hours: Open daily at 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

11.JVR Island in the Sky Resort

It’s hard to feel the sun’s heat due to its fog and cool distinct temperature that is most likely to be compared to that of Baguio’s. Well, the one we’re talking about is only here on JVR Island in the Sky Resort. This mountain resort isn’t just a breathtaking spot but also the ideal destination to spend some recreational activities. Be with nature or just walk and cross to the other with their multicolored hanging bridge. Don’t forget to capture some photos!

Contact Details

Exact location: Toledo-Tabuelan-San Remigio Road, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0921 742 3392

Operating hours: Always Open

10. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort

Well, for the record we are now down to our top 10 on the list of Top 30 Landmarks to visit in Balamban. Are you looking for some exciting and peaceful adventures?   In West 35 Eco Mountain Resort, you’re on the correct route. This location intends to contribute to the preservation and sustainability of the world’s natural surroundings. It includes a lot of greenery and a variety of insects, birds, and native plants. Aside from that, this spot also holds most of the unforgettable moments of people, giving you with their bloodcurdling zipline, children’s playground and game room that will surely be a worthy holiday. 

Contact Details

Exact location: KM 35 Transcentral Highway, Gaas 6041 Balamban, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0325202633

Operating hours: Always Open

9. NANGLINDA’S KAN-ANAN

Our number nineth in the list of Top 30 Landmarks in Balamban and the best restaurant since 1988. NANG LINDA’s Kan-Anan is the province’s top go-to restaurant. It Offers a nice and warm ambience in dining, and the delicacies are really mouthwatering. The taste that will definitely give you plenty of reasons to return. Try their Hamonda and pair it with an all-season-drink if you’re looking for suggestions.

Contact Details

Exact location: National Highway Sam-ang, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0995 398 3423

Operating hours: Open daily at 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

8. LAKEVIEW LE JARDIN

LAKEVIEW LE JARDIN is located in Barangayt Inaad, a site where you can name what’s fresh is all about. A sanctuary for those looking to get lost in the wilderness and breathe in some fresh air. This botanical garden restaurant contains a variety of plant types that will undoubtedly provide you with a sense of tranquility and quiet.

Contact Details

Exact location: Sitio Inaad Barangay, Km 30 Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Contact numbers: 09177708094

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

7.CHARLIE’S CUP

Believe us! Do you know the type of place where things get magical when hit by sunlight or when darkness starts to crawl and yellow lights arise? Well, we must have exposed so much of what is here in Charlie’s cup. The place is indeed deserved to be known, especially to the people who are also apt to have it. When it comes to view and mouthful servings, we will give it a 10/10. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Transcentral Hi-way Sitio Inaad, Barangay, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0917 328 1777

Operating hours: Open daily at 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

6. GAAS HOLE IN THE WALL BURGERS

Located at the roadside of Gaas, Balamban, serves you with their mouthful burgers with homemade patties and farm-fresh green ingredients. GAAS HOLE IN THE WALL BURGERS may be limited in seats, spaces, living, but trust us, their food is excellent whether you dine inside or enjoy takeout. This burger station is just open for weekends, so it’s a relief for everyone especially when you have a job on the weekdays.

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact numbers: 09399016885

Operating hours: Always Open

5. LIEL’S KITCHEN

There’s nothing better than an amazing company and even more views of your food. This new Cebu restaurant is excellent for you on a single date, or for this special person! The panoramic view of the High Mountains of Busay alone merits a visit to the Liel’s Kitchen that serves you with their authentic modern Japanese cuisine. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Serenity Farm and Resort, Sitio Tiguib, Brgy Malubog 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0956 031 4799

Operating hours: Open daily at 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

4.THE GROVE BY SERENITY

We know that you are always looking for panoramic sites worth driving, and our fourth pick is certainly a gem worthy of being listed. When seeking for a place to relax and a peaceful spot, the Grove by Serenity has got you covered. It is a picturesque place in the Busay Mountains perfect for chilling together with your family and friends where you can experience the magical light with great music and food items.

Contact Details

Exact location: Sitio Tiguib, Brgy. Malubog, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu

Contact numbers: 0917 726 0028

Operating hours: Weekdays: Mon-Thurs (2pm-10pm)

Weekends: Fri-Sun, acoustic night (11 am- 11pm)

3.Chixboy Busay

One of Cebu City’s outstanding restaurants! From the scenic café to the heartfelt bruncheon, undoubtedly offer fantastic scenery for your favorite meal. If you’re looking for a nice old grill-style Pinoy, we suggest you try Chixboy Busay! 

Contact Details

Exact location: Busay & Bright Academy Banilad 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Website: https://chixboy.kaonko.site/

Operating hours: BANILAD: 11:00AM – 10:00PM daily

BUSAY: 12:00NN-10:00PM daily

IL CORSO: 11:00AM – 8:00PM daily

2.EVO Nature Camp

Located in Gaas, Balamban and around two hundred meters from the main highway, Evo Nature Camp is an attractive place to unwind, relax and enjoy wonderful food in the countryside. The food is truly exceptional, not just with the taste but also their unbelievably affordable price that you can never imagine. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Byernesan Market, Gaas, Balamban, Cebu 6000 Cebu City, Philippines

Contact numbers: 0995 428 3762

Operating hours: Always Open

1.Happy Buddha

Finally! Our number one of the Top 30 Landmarks to visit in Balamban. Over twenty-nine of different spots we lose count of which sight is best to head out. However, here we are to our last spot which you can say “happy and peaceful in one, Happy Buddha. This roadside spot of the transcentral highway is where you can have drinks, dim sum, and yes, when it’s Balamban it has cool views. When you go here, make sure to put a smile on your faces. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Cebu City, Cebu

Email: buddhahappy65@gmail.com

Operating hours: Open daily at 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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