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Top 10 Things to do in Carmen, Cebu (Philippines)

Let’s go nowhere in Carmen!

Carmen is one of the northern towns of Cebu and the 3rd class municipality in the province. Primarily an agricultural town, Carmen is now slowly gaining attention from local and international travelers searching for something different in the Queen City of the South. So when you get the chance, check these top 10 things to do in Carmen and discover attractions that coexist with nature! Here are the…

Top 10 Things to do in Carmen

10. Cool off here in Mt. Urugay Spring Resort

First on our list of Top 10 Things to do in Carmen is to cool off here in Mt. Urugay Spring Resort. This spring is a cool oasis in Carmen’s Barangay Corte and one of the options for tourists who don’t like to swim in the sea. Tourists and visitors can stay at their available cottages with minimal fee, since the resort is offering limited foods from their kiosk it’s recommended that you should bring your own food and drinks. 

Mt. Urugay Spring Resort has two pools filled with cool water that comes from a tubod or spring which makes it more refreshing to dip in. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go cooling off!

Contact Details

Exact location: Carmen, Cebu

Contact number: 0915-625-7773

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9. Relax and have fun here in San Pan Beach Resort and KTV

With an entrance fee less than P50 you can now have a relaxing and fun holiday getaway here in San Pan Beach Resort. San Pan Beach Resort is very easy to locate since it’s just situated along the road and a five minute drive from Carmen Public Market. 

This beach resort accepts private events and allows overnight stay. However, you need to book a cottage in order to enter. 

Contact Details

Exact location: Puente, Carmen Cebu

Contact number: 0939-434-2177 or 0917-634-5326

Operating hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

8. Marick Beach Resort

Well, we can say that Carmen is truly rich in bodies of water. Aside from San Pan beach resort, they also have Marick Beach Resort. This beach resort has all the amenities for your comfortable and relaxing stay. They have a restaurant, huge pools, garden, rooms and free wifi throughout the property. 

Contact Details

Exact location: 3G Bantigue Street, Luyang, Carmen

Contact number:

Operating hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

7. Camping and trekking in Mt. Mago

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Mt. Mago is claimed to be Cebu’s only mountain peak that is formally located on the border of three municipalities. It is quietly situated between the Cebu provinces of Danao, Carmen, and Tuburan. Mt. Mago is located at an altitude of 755 meters above sea level and provides a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. So, when in the mood to go trekking and camping! Head over here!

Contact Details

Exact location: Brgy. Santican, Carmen

6. Escape the crowd here in Balwarte ni Vossing

Let’s have a magical escape here in Balwarte ni Vossing! Balwarte ni Vossing has a lot of open spaces where you may relax and unwind. The restaurant offers a selection of speciality coffees for people looking to simply enjoy a nice late afternoon conversation with family and friends. And if you’re looking for full meals, they feature starters, mains, and a delectable range of silog meals. 

Aside from drinks and delectable foods they also have acoustic nights that will serenade you with great songs and music to make your dine a worthwhile experience.

Contact Details

Exact location: Lamac, Corte, Carmen, Northern Cebu

Contact number:  0915-896-6388

5. Spend a relaxing day in Durano Eco Farm and Spring Resort

Durano Eco Farm evokes a strong sense of the natural world as if you’ve stepped into a miniature forest. If you want to get away from the city while keeping your budget in mind, this mountain resort is the place to go. We believe the location is not as perfect as the other mountain resorts, but it is convenient to the city and reasonably priced.

Contact Details

Exact location: Brgy. Corte, Carmen, Cebu

Contact number: 0917-506-8335

4. Adventure and meet nature here in Alhibe Farm

A catch basin of natural spring water surrounded by hills and mountains, Alhibé Farm. This modest abode in the Municipality of Carmen’s woodland offers a haven for people in need of a breath of fresh air, both physically and metaphorically.

As you enjoy the farm stay on this one-hectare property, Alhibé Farm gives a beautiful mix of tranquility and adventure. The setting ensures a serene pact with nature, oneself, and company. It’s about time to reclaim the energy we’ve lost and reconnect with our true nature home here in  Alhibé Farm.

Contact Details

Exact location: Sitio Baucan, Brgy. Sac-on, Carmen

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3. Lapus-lapus Cave

A short history reveals that this country has retained a great impact from the Spaniards’ Catholic practices and has elevated a historical landmark, the Glorious Woman Of Light in Lapus-lapus Cave. Going here is a bit difficult and rough. You must activate all your strength and muscles because surely you will face huge rocks to climb and steep spots before you reach the entrance of Lapus-lapus cave. 

So, when you are here in Carmen make sure to have your attendance here!

Contact Details

Exact location: Brgy. Corte, Carmen, Cebu

2. Middle Earth Mountain Resort

Our number two in the list! The Middle Earth Spring Resort in Carmen is one of the cool and peaceful places to visit. It can be found in Carmen’s Lower Natimao-an Barangay. The resort has four swimming pools with water source from the Mangitngit Falls. 

The Mangitngit Falls is one of the highlights of this northern Cebu resort. This makes the resort ideal for visitors searching for a location to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. We want to surprise you with its beauty! To find out more of it? Go now!

Contact Details

Exact location: Cantucong, Carmen

Contact number: 0936-837-9660

Operating hours: Opens daily at 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

1. Cebu Safari and Adventure Park

Finally! To our top 1 of the list is the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park. This nature park is definitely a must-go destination here in northern Cebu. Visit now and experience the thrill and excitement of the wild. From your favorite animals on the planet to the vast collection of orchid gardens. This park let’s you connect with animals and learn how you can help conserve our planet. 

And for more exciting adventures! Try the longest zipline in the Philippines that can only be found here, ATV, Giant swing, and skybike. Get your gears and ready your heart for a beating experience.

Contact Details

Exact location: Barangay Corte, Toril, Carmen, 6005 Cebu

Additional Note: For everyone’s safety in these times of health challenges! Cebu Safari and Adventure Park requires online booking.

Looking for somewhere new in Cebu?

Have you been to Northern Cebu? If not, take your first step of travel here in Carmen as the new rising municipality of Cebu. Experience and have fun stopping one of these beautiful destinations that you never knew existed.


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