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.

Medellin is known as the sugar bowl of Cebu. The town became popular in terms of tourism in the North with the effort of former Mayor Ricky’s vision and even up to now with the current municipality’s mayoralty, proudly putting into the map to be known as part of Cebu’s eco-tourism trail.

It has greatly contributed a lot since the start of campaign that it was so called a “FUNtastic Medellin”. Nowadays visitors are dramatically increasing and getting advanced in terms of tourism. Wherein you can really see on different social media platforms, people are exchanging wisdom and sharing photos of their wondrous experiences in the town of Medellin.


Childhood Memories and Recollection

Medellin isn’t rare to me. Well in fact the place is somehow close to my heart as it always lingers through my mind of how the place looks like in recent time. I cannot remember anymore what my exact age the last time I visit to Medellin. I’ve been there once I was a little in the birth place of my father in Kawit, Medellin, Cebu. It was during the burial of my lolo (a Visayan dialect) or grandfather as an English term.

It was awkward at first and quite muffled when conveying much stories about Kawit,  because all I can remember was the sugarcane and pintoswhich I’m always yearning even up today. 

But did you know, I can still barely recall a part of my short visit long time ago that we were all passing along the isle of sugarcane plantation. That sugarcanes were just as tall as my father.

It was just lately after the visit when I discovered how Medellin has evolved and developed from its old mysterious quite town. For me, I would highly recommend Medellin to all Travelers out there who wish to explore Cebu. Consider this place on your bucketlist.


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 had to actually go with the flow with wonders and mixed emotions. I was excited also and been looking forward for surprises as to what’s in store in Medellin. I was also eager to visit the homeland of my father then.

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.

During that 3-day trip in Medellin, I brought home with pride and admiration. I am longing for the next visit!


How to get there?

Travelers must head directly to North bus terminal located Subangdaku, Mandaue City at SM City Cebu terminal situated at the back/beside of Radisson Hotel. You can also opt to commute via V-Hire or van-for-hire as other means of transportation in going to Medellin. Estimated travel time usually takes more than 3 hours 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:




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.

Disclaimer: This is to inform that this is not a sponsored blog post. Contents herein are purely based on experience and actual happening. Photos and texts updated as of March 28, 2018. Thanks for reading! Feedback and comments is appreciated
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