There is so much to do in Cebu CIty. It could take weeks for you to get around and see beautiful places yourself, but this time my friends and I squeezed our time and decided “Cebu in a day” trip.
Most of my posts here are the ones that are known to many, but this has been my first time. We had so much fun and adventure in our one day trip to Cebu – Busay specifically. We actually stayed for two days, but the other day, we had “staycation” just to have that extra time to chill with friends.
Note: Budget will be included in our activities here
First off, since we haven’t visited this famous spot in Cebu, we went directly to Tops Busay, Cebu. From Avenir Condominium, where we stayed at, we rode a taxi going to JY Square Mall in Lahug. No, we didn’t go there for shopping lol. We went there to pick a “habal-habal” ride going to Tops, Temple of Leah and Lantaw Native Restaurant. These places are just a small distance away from each other but uphill.
It is, of course, better to take a motorcycle ride but private vehicles are welcome.
I swear the drivers were really welcoming and friendly. They will share whatever knowledge they have about the place and the people in the area. As we went up, the whole place was just breathtaking, it’s like getting out from the city was just the best decision. 😀
The weather was sunny and humid but still a lovely experience!
CEBU IN A DAY
It was Saturday when we visited this place and about 2:00 in the afternoon and good thing that there weren’t many people in the area. We had some spots to ourselves. 🙂 Believe me, it was too hot but then again, worth the Php100.00 entrance fee because of the view of the city.
There are food stalls but we didn’t stop by because we chose to head over to Lantaw Native Restaurant for lunch and it was like about 2:30 in the afternoon. Lantaw is just a few minutes ride from Tops too!
TEMPLE OF LEAH – CEBU IN A DAY
Next stop is Temple of Leah – just a few minutes ride from Lantaw Native Restaurant. A lot of people flocked during the time we went there because it was a weekend.
If you enjoy a lot of people around, then go on weekends but we wanted to have the place just a little bit less crowded so may be better to go during weekdays next time. I swear every corner there were people taking photos and chilling on tables around.
Entrance fee is Php100.00 🙂
The view of the city is spectacular from Temple of Leah, but there’s nothing extraordinary when you come here. I guess people flock because it is unusual to visit this Greek-methodology inspired architectural design. Also, this place was built as a tribute to love. Owned by Mr. Teodorico Adarna.
Note that if you don’t have a good camera to take photos inside, photographers are waiting for you to book their service. A little pricey though, about Php1500-2000.00
There you go, guys – just two of the most famous tourist spot in Cebu in a day. We had more of our time in Lantaw Restaurant and enjoyed it well. Meals are affordable and the view, as usual, is the bomb.
- Taxi ride back and forth – Prepare Php200.
- Entrance Fee Tops – Php100.00
- Entrance Fee Temple of Leah – Php100.00
- Lantaw Native Restaurant/person – Php230-400.00
- Habal – Habal Transportation – Php400.00 back and forth from JY to Tops and back (include waiting time).
- Yes, they wait for you but an extra Php50.00 per hour per motorcycle. Convenient 🙂
If you have any questions or ideas to share, let me know in the comment section below 🙂