Osmeña Peak, Dalaguete, Cebu One of the highest points in Cebu

Osmeña Peak is considered as one of the highest points in Cebu and is part of Mantalungon mountain range with unique jagged hills feature stretching as far as Badian shorelines. It is approximately 1,000 meters above sea level.

The scenery is comparable to Chocolate Hills of Bohol and Quitinday Hills in Camalig, Albay but the peaks in Mantalungon are somehow pointed and rocky. It has cool weather closely equal to that of Baguio and Benguet. In fact, it is considered as the “Little Baguio of Cebu.” The climate and the fertile land made it ideal to grow vegetables and crops.

You don’t need to be an experienced mountaineer or hiker, trekking your way up to Osmeña Peak is perfect even for beginners. The trek can be done less than 30 minutes from jump-off. Although considered an easy climb, the trail can be slippery especially when it rained and during wee hours where fog most likely to accumulate.

There is a Php30 entrance fee being collected for each visitor. Log your name(s) and register at Osmeña Peak Tourism Center. Local guides are available with standard rate of Php150. They will serve as your photographers and know exactly the best spots to take pictures. Campsite is available if you plan to stay there overnight. Bring your own tent. There is access to toilet and bunkhouse for those who do not have their own tent for camping. Rent is Php300/night.

When you visit Osmeña Peak, you can ask for Kuya Boy Vargas as your tour guide. His contact number is 09102939447.

Osmeña Peak is best to experience during sunrise and sunset giving you a more dramatic view of the hills and ranges.

And of course, hiking is better with friends!When in Osmeña Peak, you can check Casino Peak as well and is just another 30 minutes trek. We captured these stunning mounds during the aerial shot. If you have extra time to spare, you should visit this.

Location

Located in Brgy. Mantalongon in municipality of Dalaguete, Cebu, Philippines.

How To Get There

From Cebu City

  • From Cebu City, go to South Bus Terminal and ride a bus going to Oslob or Bato. Fare is around Php120. Ask the driver to drop you off at Dalaguete junction. Travel time on average is 2.5 – 3 hours. Landmark is 7Eleven convenience store and
  • From Dalaguete junction, hire a motorcycle heading to the jump-off point. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

From Oslob

  • From Oslob highway, ride a bus heading to Cebu City. Ask the driver/conductor to drop you off at Dalaguete junction. Travel time is around 1 – 1.5 hours.
  • From Dalaguete junction, hire a motorcycle heading to the jump-off point. Travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Osmeña Peak to Kawasan Falls

If you plan to go to Kawasan Falls in Badian, you have two options from Osmeña Peak. One is by hiking and the other is by motorcycle.

The trail to traverse to Kawasan Falls is near Mantalungon market in Dalaguete. The hike/trek will take about 6 hours.

A more convenient option is to ride a habal-habal (motorcycle). For Php1,000 good for two persons, you can reach Kawasan Falls after a 2-hour motorcycle ride.

Sample Itinerary for Osmeña Peak

If you’re coming from Cebu City and included the City Tour, you can follow this sample itinerary. You may adjust the schedule based on your preference.

During our visit in Cebu (November 16 – 18, 2018), we booked our 3D2N Cebu City Tour + South Cebu Tour with DREAM TOUR CEBU

We highly recommend them for providing us top quality service, hassle-free and affordable packages. Reach out to Ate Giselle and Kuya Jun here:

Facebook Page:  DREAM TOUR CEBU
Contact Number: 0999-8529207

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