Discovering FUNtastic Medellin, Cebu

Medellin is located in the Northern part of Cebu Province, Philippines. The 2nd class  and is one of the nine municipalities comprising the 4th Congressional District of Cebu Province. It is bounded on the west by Tañon Strait, on the east by Camotes Sea and on the south by Bogo.

The town is known as the sugar bowl of Cebu and it became one of tourists attraction in the North with the effort of Mayor Ricky’s vision, now has  truly transformed. Putting into the map and been known as part of Cebu’s eco-tourism trail. With the help of its plugging name called “FUNtastic Medellin” wherein visitors are getting increased and advance in terms of their tourism industry. It is expected to have great numbers of visitors esp. on week-ends and during holiday season.


My Memories and Recollection

Medellin isn’t rare to me well in fact the place somehow close to my heart and it lingers through my mind on what does the place looks like in recent time. I could not remember anymore my exact age when did my last visit to Medellin. I’ve been there once I was a little, in the birth place of my father at Kawit, Medellin, Cebu. It was during the burial of my lolo (a Visayan dialect) or grandfather as the english term.

It was awkward for me at first and quite muffled of conveying much stories about Kawit,  however, all I could remember was the sugarcane and pintos which I’m always yearning during my childhood days.  I could only recall a part of my short visit long time ago in my grandparents (my father side) home when the location is somewhat very far from the highway road of Kawit. It’s like we were crossing along the midst of sugarcane fields when it’s just as tall as my father.

And one thing also that I will always remember is that every time my  father or my relatives went home in their province, they would always bring us a delicacy “pintos” as a “pasalubong”.

It was just lately after the visit when I discovered how Medellin developed now from its original quite town, that every traveler should never dare to miss while you are visiting in Cebu, today.


When my former travel buddy introduced me his plan for a vacation to Medellin, actually I did not react nor opposed to him. I just actually go with the flow with wonders and mixed emotion of excitement and surprises as to what’s in store in Medellin. I was also eager to visit the homeland of my father then.

As I have mentioned, I do not have much knowledge about Medellin not until we had our superb experience/getaway, associated with fun and lots of excitement during the 3-day trip in Medellin. I brought pride and admiration after I went back home to my place in Mandaue City.

And now I’ve got more stories to tell you about the town of Medellin. I wish to visit there once again and hopefully sometime I would be much happier if I could bring along  my entire immediate family members and other relatives with pride.


How to get there?

Travelers must head directly at North bus terminal located in Subangdaku, Mandaue City. V-Hire or van-for-hire is other means of transportation in going to Medellin. Estimated travel time usually for about 3 hours or more considering the bus stop and route stop.

Well nothing beats the convenience and less hassle to travel if you are travelling by your own private vehicle.

Else, if you opt to rent for a Van/Car, there are companies available in the City that are hiring for a specific cost and it depends on your arrangement.

If your first destination in Medellin is going to Gibitngil Island – just don’t fail to  ask/remind the conductor/ticketer to drop you off to Medellin dock where heading to the Gibitngil Island (famously known as FUNtastic Island).

Boats available from 700.00 Php that can accomodate to 8persons and 1,500.00 Php good for 20persons or more depending on your baggage load. Fare is a two-way transport to the island.

(Rates indicated herein may change in recent time)

palms seaside inn medellin CEBU

Where to stay?

I would like to refer you to the resort that we visited during our vacation, the name of the resort is Palms Seaside Inn and Resort at Nipa beach – Mahawak, Medellin, Cebu. The resort is well organized, semi luxury type and room rates is just worth your pay. Each room has a unique features and with exclusive toilets. If you prefer to stay in a non cozy and not so expensive rooms, they have available rooms in your time of respite.

For Booking, Inquiries & Reservations you can directly contact/call Ms. Gigi. Their telefax is (+63) 32-436-2275, Mobile no: (0917) 9595278  and or (0917) 841929. Email address:


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We’re fortunate that time because instead of paying in a luxury resort, our hospitable friend Leah (my estranged husband’s office mate) was the one who gave us the hint to visit Medellin,  shared us their private room and stayed during our 3-days escapade. We’re thankful for Leah’s supportive mother for the meal treat that she shared & prepared w/ us during our stay. The house is situated along the main road of Barangay Luy-a, Medellin, Cebu.

As our first itinerary that very first day in the afternoon was were headed a tour in nearby barangay at Mahawak, Medellin. Felt so lucky that we were able to visit a resort that is highly recommendable for travelers who prefers to stay a while in the town.


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