So you mean you want to take a break on your first few weeks back in school? Cool.
The holiday break is over but it doesn’t mean you can’t take quick breaks every now and then. With school papers and other requirements starting to pile up, we took the initiative to list down places in Visayas—specifically in Cebu—you can visit on weekends… or after school hours if time allows.
Spend some quality time with your family and loved ones, or plan an after-exam trip with your barkada. Whichever you choose, let these places recharge you for the next school day. Let’s go!
Cebu Safari and Adventure
Fun fact: Northern Cebu is home to the biggest zoo in the Philippines! Owned by Michel Lhuillier, an animal lover and orchid collector, this 170-hectare Cebu Safari and Adventure Park is a sanctuary for more than a thousand animals with over 120 different species and hundreds of plant species. So you can expect the best of nature when you come visit.
If you’re an adventure seeker, this is the place to go. It has an Adventure Park with one of the longest and highest ziplines in the Philippines that ranges from 1.3 km long and 671 m. above sea level. Get to see the lovely hills of Carmen and its scenic views! You can also enjoy the park’s main features, namely: the African Savanna, Michelle’s Garden, Gardens of the World, and the White Lion Safari.
West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
Want to enjoy a 360-degree view of the Balamban Mountains and the Tsuneishi seaside? Then make your way to the West 35 Eco Mountain Resort in Balamban, Cebu!
This peaceful haven aims to preserve the environment which explains its lush vegetation (read: they grow their organic vegetables), birds, and butterflies. Aside from a refreshing stroll, you can also relax in the Haven Café! Take a swim in the pool, chill in one of the villas, or hang out in one of the viewing decks. Your call!
Anjo World Theme Park
Anjo World is the first theme park of its kind in Visayas and outside Manila. Located in Minglanilla, it offers twelve exhilarating rides. Complete from the Tower Drop to The Pharaoh, its own version of the spinning coaster. Its Anjo Eye, a 200-foot ferris wheel, is the centerpiece you don’t want to miss as well. In the course of a nine-minute ride, you’re guaranteed spectacular views of the city. Go for it!
SRP’s Boom na Boom sa Sugbo
This is the place to be if you want to get that perya feel. It may be smaller compared to Anjo World Theme Park, but Boom na Boom sa Sugbo at SRP is a go-to place for those who do not want to travel to Minglanilla but is on the lookout for a fun quick break. Formerly known as Kasadya sa SRP, it’s an accessible place filled with activity areas, ferris wheels, horror rides, and bump cars for all the young and young-at-heart. Drop by after your acads!
Which of these Cebu spots are you visiting first? With the onset of a new year, we hope you find the right balance hustling in your studies and making time to rest and recharge when you need to. After all, you already know where to take your family, loved ones, and barkada!