Updated: February 13, 2021 | It’s summertime once again! Surely most of you are scratching off your feet for another memorable moments under the sun, swimming at the beach, hop for an Island and the like.
So when we thought of summer, people would always be delighted to look forward for getaways, escapade, fun. Whilst just don’t forget to prepare your sun screen protection for the heat of the sun.
Anyhow, are you looking for a nice place where to getaway in Cebu? The fact there’s many to mention however if you find it more convenient at the Northern part of Cebu, why not go to Medellin? Accommodation and beach resorts you would discover it there.
Actually I created a blog series about this town and hope you’ll get the chance to check on my other posts about the following:
- Discovering Funtastic Medellin – it describes a long lost home;
- Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu: The Unforgettable GetAway – the unforgotten escapade;
- Unexpected Visit To Palms Inn And Beach Resort At Mahawak, Medellin, Cebu – a complimentary visit.
Both shares about my experiences in the wonders of Cebu’s Eco-Tourism Capital, Medellin. One (1) article is not enough of describing the wondrous town — for the reason it’s the fun and excitement in every traveler that shouldn’t be missed.
Did you know that Medellin is known as the sugar bowl of Cebu? BoMedCo Sugar Mill (Bogo Medellin Milling Company) a publicly-listed company operating under the food, beverage and tobacco sector has been in the business for long period of time. It is located in Barangay Luy-a, Medellin, Cebu.
It was incorporated to manufacture centrifugal raw sugar with molasses as its by-product. It has one wholly-owned subsidiary, BOMEDCO Agricultural Corporation was established to develop and cultivate private agricultural lands, to harvest, preserve, pack and sell the products of said lands.
Anyway, below you will find photos of the topmost visited places where you can also take pleasure of the nice attractions in Medellin, Cebu.
1. SEAHORSE TOURIST INN OF MEDELLIN
Enjoy the white sand beach and get to play with the crystal clear water. Initially built in 2002 as a private resort for the family of Col. Stim Muasque but eventually evolved into accommodating visitors.
Rooms perfect view from the balcony – Lapu-Lapu (Family Room): Good for 4 persons @ Php 2,000; Danggit, Bangus, Alimango, Revo, Camry, Altis, Grandia: Good for 2 persons @ Php 1,700 per night for air-conditioned room. An additional charge of Php200 (adult) and Php100 (kid) for an excess of required persons.
2. PALMS SEASIDE INN AND RESORT
A serene and private beach resort which is located at Nipa beach, Mahawak, Medellin, Cebu. It has one swimming pool, spacious rooms with executive air-conditioned rooms and 10 deluxe rooms.
Room rates ranges from Php 1,000 – Php 2,500.00. It has front and back balcony but varies its view. At the front balcony area you’ll experience an overlooking view of the sea and a slice of Gibitngil Island from afar; and witness the Dancing Sun come magical in the afternoon around 5pm. At the back area where you can catch the magnificent greeneries of mother nature.
The resort has good amenities, with decent kitchen and an inviting dining area. They also serve variety of meals. For your inquiries, bookings & reservations just consider the details below.
- Telefax: 032-436-2275
- Mobile no: (0917) 9595278 (Ms. Gigi) and or (0917) 8419293
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Book now to secure your room: Click here Agoda website
3. LEA’S SUNSET VIEW BEACH RESORT
Looking for total place of relaxation right at the beach, this resort is the ideal location.
- Location: Barangay Kawit, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines
- Contact No. +63 (032) 436-2101
4. KAWIT SHORELINE
The beach shoreline is free for everyone. If you’re on a tight budget, renting a room can be a burden and or thinking of ways for a unique accommodation right at the shore, why not lay your tent(s) and stay outdoor. You can get along with the friendly Kawit locals there.
5. MAHAWAK SHORELINE
Just like in the neighboring barangay of Kawit, this shore is also appeared in white sand powdery beach. If you’re on a tight budget, worry less because Mahawak shoreline is free. Locals there are very friendly and getting around will be just fine. 🙂
6. MERCEDES VILLAGE AND COUNTRY CLUB
Get to enjoy and relax at the older Mercedes Plantation Golf Course and Country Club an International standards which attracts tourists, especially Koreans.
With 145 guestrooms (with private bathroom) and suites features casual comfort amid pool and garden views or ocean vistas. Includes amenities: satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryers, Air-conditioned and or Electric fan rooms, WIFI. It has wide land area golf course with a computerized irrigation system keeping the green in good condition – the course still playable even on rainy days.
- Location: Dayhagon, Medellin, Cebu Island, Philippines.
- Contact numbers: (032)-516-0900; (032)-513-0841; (032)-513-0842
Another attraction for travelers to discover in the town of Medellin. This unique resort is located in a once remote and rocky beach in Brgy. Tindog. It’s a long pathway of a half-kilometer stretch of bamboo footbridge that connects the resort to a not so distant cottage. Affordable cottages available, a 500-meter bamboo walk that rests on a rock, slides, videoke, snorkeling and kayaking.
8. GIBITNGIL ISLAND
Another destination a must discover in Medellin, Cebu – the promising Island with its unique nature crafted, nice diving spots and clear water, it’s called the Funtastic Island. Nestled on top of series of rock formations just few meters from the island’s shore and is interconnected with concrete foot bridges — are the main attractions at the islet. Truly a magnificent place. There’s also ziplining – added for more adventure moments at the islet.
Actual Rates in Funtastic Island – Gibitngil, Medellin
- Budget Entrance Fee: Php 10.00 per head
- Small Cottages: A Php 50.00
- Small Cottages: B Php 75.00
- Small Cottages: C Php 150.00
- Medium kiosk w/ diving board: Php 200.00
- Medium cottages with grill area: Php 200.00
- Big kiosk on top: Php 250.00
Gibitngil residents/locals are on call during Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays except holidays. For reservations, please call the Mayor’s Office at 4362031 or text 09176234925. Or you may contact mobile no. 0920-4636724.
Read this post: Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu: The Unforgettable GetAway
9. DAGUSUNGAN RIVER
Where one can engage in kayaking for a more intimate interaction with nature. You can explore its magnificent mangrove forest and get to choose two different river routes, each having a different rewarding experience.
10. DAYHAGANON CANAL
A man-made waterway built during the Spanish Period. This artificial water channel spans 1.5 kilometers to connect Medellin’s eastern seaboard to the west. The past decades saw the growth of a rich ecosystem at the waterway with mangroves filling both sides and birds nesting at the mangrove forest. The place isaccessible by bancas and kayaks, travel through Dayhagon Canal offers both tranquility and joy.
11. DISCOVERY REEF
For underwater explorers, a great adventure awaits you in this place. The great reef is a coral garden that stretches from Polambato canal to the water boundary of Daanbantayan.
12. FLOATING COTTAGE
Ideal venue exclusively dating in a diner and get together with families and friends uniquely designed and situated at the bay. If you want to relax and be away from the bustle city, why would you try to hang-out in this place?
13. WATCH TOWER
An ideal venue for exclusive parties with families and friends, or to relax and be away from the hustle city life.
Situated on top a scenic hill offers a thrilling one way zipline ride with a taste of fresh air and pure adrenalin rush. Located in Barangay Caputatan Norte, Medellin. It is a municipal-owned eco-adventure park. Which explains why they have so affordable zipline and Tarzan jump rates. Zipline will only cost you P50, while Tarzan jump is only P25.
15. CABLE CAR
Just a short trip but you’ll get to enjoy the heights and wonderful tapestry of wide sugarcane fields and coco trees.
16. TARZAN JUMP
However creates a different excitement. It is a swing contraption, where one is fastened to a safety harness and will be dropped from a platform and swung to the air at almost 180 degrees, depending on your own weight, since the law of physics is applied for this ride.
Actually it’s not only 16 Funtastic Places but wait, there’s lot more fun in Medellin, Cebu. Here comes our newly added in the list which brings us more enticed to visit Medellin.
THE NEWEST ATTRACTION IN MEDELLIN
BAMBOO FOREST (Japan vibes in Cebu)
Introducing one of the newest attraction in Northen Cebu, Bamboo Forest which is located exactly at Brgy. Luy-a, Medellin. This forest resembles that of Kyoto Japan’s bamboo forest. Feels like you are in Japan when in Medellin, Cebu! That being said, this attraction also gives us a solid Korean drama atmosphere. Truly serving everyone a different feel.
- Location: approximately 3 hours away from the city.
- Entrance: 20 Pesos
- Costume Rental: 100 Pesos
- They also serve food and drinks so you can chill all you want.
- Facebook page: facebook.com/medellinbambooforest
Frequently Asked Questions
1) What time will it open/close?
🎍 Weekdays – 7am to 7-8pm
🎍 Weekends – 7am to 9-11pm
2) Are you open everyday? And where are you located?
🎍: Yes, we are.
🎍: The Medellin Bamboo Forest is located in Brgy. Luy-a, Medellin, Cebu
For more info: (source Google Maps)
3) How much is the entrance/parking fee?
🎍: Entrance fee – 20 pesos
🎍: Parking fee – 10 pesos
4) Do you have a place for an overnight stay?
🎍: No, we don’t. But, you can settle down and rest on nearby beach resorts around Medellin.
5) What fun activities are in Medellin Bamboo Forest?
🎍: Rent Yukata/ Japanese Costumes (100 pesos) for picture taking around the forest.
🎍: Tubo juice and other beverages like milktea, are available.
🎍: Photo booths and picturesque sceneries.
🎍: Pungko-pungko and local foods available.
6) Can we take debut/prenup photoshoots here in Medellin Bamboo Forest?
🎍: Yes you can. No extra fee needed.
HOW TO GET THERE IN MEDELLIN?
- Medellin is a 3-hour long ride from Mactan International Airport.
- You can opt to commute or ride a bus via Ceres bus liner and V-hire.
- Head on to the North Bus Terminal, now currently situated at SM City Cebu parking area.
- Make sure to chance a bus bound for “Kawit” because this ride will take you directly to the town of Medellin. Bus fare is P135. (Fare rate not updated)
Reminder: For more inquiries and to further your journey in the town of Medellin you may consider visiting their official website at www.medellin.gov.ph. Please note: Fare rate and tariff rates may change in recent time.