Rediscovering Cebu: City view, Part 2 of 5

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Guests at The Tops gets a good view of Cebu City and Mactan Island
Guests at The Tops gets a good view of Cebu City and Mactan Island
Underbelly of Marcelo Fernan Bridge as seen from a small park below it
Underbelly of Marcelo Fernan Bridge as seen from a small park below it

This is a travel guide to rediscovering Cebu Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

A view of Cebu City at night is just spectacular with the many colored lights brightening this cosmopolitan city. There are several vantage points to go. Hands down though, the Tops (P100 per person) is still the best vantage point there is.

Located at one of the highest portions of central Cebu, it has an encompassing view of the entire city and Mactan Island. During daytime, it has good sceneries of Bohol and its many islets. Just be prepared to have your jacket or windbreaker as temperature can drop and winds strong.

Mountain View (entrance P50) is just before and near the Tops but has a bigger area, has simple accommodations and known for tryst among the many cottages within the vicinity.

The rural and the urban as seen from Cordova, Mactan
The rural and the urban as seen from Cordova, Mactan

At sea level, the rows of benches at the SRP is also a good vantage point. In Mactan, head under the Marcelo Fernan Bridge to a small park and see ships and boats pass by. A few kilometres to the municipality of Cordova, at the Day-as wharf, is another and rare view of Cebu City with mangroves and fishermen in the foreground. It’s a good place for landscape photography too. All these are free of charge.

This is a travel guide to rediscovering Cebu Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Article originally written and published in Space Magazine.

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