Osmeña Peak

Dalaguete, Cebu

Osmeña Peak
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John S.
5.0 Stars

From Badian it took us 2-3hrs land travel to Dalagueta Osmena Peak and from the jump off it will take you max of 30 minutes to the summit with this kind of view.

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Jon B.
4.0 Stars
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Upon arrival in Dalaguete, you will immediately find the habal-habal beside the road that can take you to Osmeña Peak. There’s also a convenience store at the drop-off point just in case you need to buy food and drinks before traveling to the peak.

Osmeña Peak is standing tall at 1,013 meters above seal level. Though it’s only half of the height of the highest mountain in Visayas, Mt. Kanlaon, the view from the top is still breathtaking. I'm so blessed with a clear blue sky and a beautiful sunrise when we got to the peak, giving us a clear view of Badian, Tañon Strait and the province of Negros Oriental.

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Kevinross B.
5.0 Stars
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Standing at 1,013 meters above sea level, mount Labalasan, or most commonly known as Osmeña peak is the highest point in the island of Cebu. This stunning site boasts mountain ranges plus a scenery almost similar to the famous Bohol Chocolate Hills, but instead of brown rounded mounds, you are presented with green pointy hills. When you're at the top, you'll also be able to see a glimpse of Panglao Island from the far east!

We kicked off our adventure at Dalaguete which is the most common starting point of the trek. We had a very easy climb which took around 30-45 minutes. The terrain wasn't too steep and the weather was perfect! The afternoon sun wasn't very intense plus we had some clouds to shade us from time to time. The afternoon breeze reminded me of Tagaytay. After all, Mantalongon, Dalaguete is known as the "Little Baguio of Cebu" due to its cool climate. On our way to the peak, we've com across lots of vegetable fields. Most of them were cabbages that were planted by the local farmers.

We really took our time to enjoy the 360 view on top of Cebu! It's an experience that you'd definitely don't want to miss when you are traveling outside the city of Cebu.

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Jovin B.
4.0 Stars

Hundred Islands in Alamnos is a lot better than I thought.

When I was younger I always heard about the hundred islands but never really understood what it was or got a chance to visit. So, since my wife and I are on a year long honeymoon to travel as much as we can I thought to mysef this is my chance to visit the hundred islands and find out what all the hoopla is about. The hundred islands are exactly what they sound like, about a hundred little islands scattered in the body of water between the Tambac bay and the Lingayen gulf. You can visit these islands by small outrigger boat which you can rent from the pier. The boats will take to whatever island you want as long as it is open to the public. Some islands have already been bought so these are private properties. THere are three islands that have been developed for tourism. On these islands you can find food, drinks and even outdoor activities like ziplines over water. Even if your not one to buy food or zipline over water simply choosing an island and laying on the beach is reason enough to visit.

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Chariz R.
5.0 Stars
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This was my first time visiting Cebu and I include Osmeña Peak as one of our activity on our first day.
From Cebu City we rode a Bus going to Oslob via Li-loan, fare is Php107 going to Dalaguete. From there we rode a habal-habal going to Osmeña Peak Jump off, Habal fare is Php100/way per person. From the terminal to the Jump off point is about 2ins Habal ride. Upon reaching the Starting Point, we pay Php30 for the registration fee and ask for a tour guide. Hiking upto the top is about 15-20mins.
Better come late in the morning for a clearer view, at the top you were seeing a beautiful scenery, you'll see the Moal Boal, Negros Occ. & Oriental. It was a great experience. I am also grateful that we chose kuya litoy as our guide, he knows how to take good photos. Thank you, kuya litoy for your Photography Skills. 9786️ I gave him Php150 for the tip and 1pc pf 100g Dark Toblerone for his kids.

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Maika L.
5.0 Stars

First time trekking and even if the weather wasnt cooperating as much but the view was worth it. Waking up to the beauty of nature had me humbled and made me grounded. It is truly a treat to be able witness a new day and be one with nature!

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Gladys M.
5.0 Stars

My first trekking experience. The weather is so good. It really is the mini Baguio in Cebu. Fresh veggies can be harvested. Roads going to the foot of the peak is really not that good. Better be careful in climbing. Feel the heaven when you reach the top. Congratulations, you made if to the highest peak of Cebu. There are also campsites for backpackers.

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Jon-erik P.
5.0 Stars

Have you been to "Little Baguio of Cebu"?

Yes, there's this place they call little Baguio because of of its cold temperature. This is the Municipality of Dalaguete, a two-hour drive from Cebu City, is home of the famous Osmena Peak. Part of our south Cebu itinerary is to scale the summit.

At Dalaguete junction, we hired a Habal-habal up to the jump-off point. Usually it takes 45-minutes motor ride to reach the area.  I didn't mind the long travel since the weather is cool and the scenic surroundings you pass by are naturally beautiful.  The rugged roads near the peak add excitement to the riding experience. There are wide plantations of vegetables just like the Cordilleras.

Upon arrival, we registered first and paid Php 20 entrance fee (since this is a private property) before scaling the mountain. It was cold. The fog is slowly covering the mountains. The trek to the peak takes about 15-20 minutes. We had this cool kid as our guide so we dont mind getting lost on our trail. It's not a hard climb especially for beginners.

We arrived at the peak in time for sunset but because of the fog, we can't see anything. We waited for minutes, and thankfully, the fog slowly drifted away and showed us a magnificent 360 view of the peak. The jagged mountains were spectacular. This is the best view to see sunset in Cebu. It took us awhile to enjoy it. Minutes passed and the fog slowly came back. So we set up our tent and stayed for the whole night at the peak. Be ready of the cold weather up there. 128522

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Melissa Naomi L.
5.0 Stars

The place is perfect for a total relaxation- the breath of fresh air, stunning view and you'll truly appreciate the nature at it's best. Trekking and traversing going to Badian is a good idea for you to experience total adventure. #getawaytoadventure

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Allen Y.
4.0 Stars

From the airport, went to the South Bus Station to catch a bus going to Oslob via Argao. Arrived in Dalaguete at noon, negotiated with a habal-habal driver then drove off to Osmeña Peak. Nice view from the top of the southwestern part of Cebu, particularly the town of Badian. Rain poured hard during the descent and it continued until we reached the highway. Ate late lunch then rode a bus going to Cebu City.

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