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Top 15 Landmarks to Visit When in Balamban

Experience twilight in the northwest province of Cebu!

JVR Island in the Sky
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Planning a getaway in the northwest province of Cebu is hard especially if you’re a first timer. What and where constantly pops up in our minds in terms of travelling to somewhere new. Well, erase your worries because these Top 15 Landmarks to Visit in Balamban will be your guide!

Here’s your list of where to go in Balamban. Discover some beautiful landmarks in these…

Top 15 Landmarks to Visit when in Balamban


(15) Eskala

Eskala Cafe

Eskala Cafe

Eskala which means ‘a short journey of stopover’ in both Filipino and Spanish, Eskala Cafe offers deliciously served pastries and beverages. With such welcoming and courteous staff, and a beautiful sight of the Cebu highlands, you could never go wrong with dropping by at Eskala Cafe. The perfect cafe to unwind and enjoy!


Location: Gaas, Balamban Transcentral Highway, Cebu City

Contact Number: 0916 287 7065

Operating Hours: Thursday-Friday from 1PM-6PM | Saturday from 8AM-6PM | Sunday from 7AM-6PM | Closed on Monday-Wednesday

Facebook Page: Eskala


(14) Sileo Bed and Breakfast

Wake up in a foggy weather and out of nowhere atmosphere in Balamban at Sileo Bed and Breakfast— the best starting place for your Cebu tours. The city core is only 34 kilometers distant, and the airport is only 80 minutes away. The hotel’s ideal location allows guests to easily access the city’s must-see attractions. Whatever your purpose here in Cebu you will undoubtedly have a great time. 


Location: Gaas, Balamban , Cebu City, Philippines

Contact number: 0919 000 7186

Operating hours: Always Open

Facebook Page: Sileo Bed and Breakfast


(13) Pine Tree Mountain Resort

We may have different coping mechanisms to overcome stresses and breakdowns but when it comes to mountain views and nature, we say it as one. If given the chance to travel without restrictions Pine Tree Mountain Resort is what we recommend for you. Fill yourself here with some fresh air and breathtaking views of the Balamban’s mountain ranges. 

Location: Gaas, Balamban, Cebu (Before Adventure Café)

Contact number: 0922 810 6388

Operating hours: Always Open

Facebook Page: Pine Tree Mountain Resort


(12) Adventure Cafe and Zipline

Adventure Cafe
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Adventure Cafe
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Remove your stress from the city and make the most of the thrilling activities offered at Adventure Café! To all adventure lovers and enthusiasts, set a challenge for yourself and see how far you can go! Break free from all the tension of life’s challenges and have some time escaping here!


Location: Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Balamban, 6041 Cebu

Contact number: 0998 599 9722

Operating hours: Open daily at 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM



(11) JVR Island in the Sky Resort

JVR Island in the Sky
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It’s hard to feel the sun’s heat due to its fog and cool distinct temperature that is most likely to be compared to that of Baguio’s. Well, the one we’re talking about is only here on JVR Island in the Sky Resort. This mountain resort isn’t just a breathtaking spot but also the ideal destination to spend some recreational activities. Be with nature or just walk and cross to the other with their multicolored hanging bridge. Don’t forget to capture some photos!

Location: Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu – across Adventure Cafe

Contact number: 0916-138-5764

Operating hours: 7AM-7PM Daily

Facebook Page: JVR Island in the Sky Resort


(10) West 35 Eco Mountain Resort

West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
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Well, for the record we are now down to our top 10 on the list of Top 30 Landmarks to visit in Balamban. Are you looking for some exciting and peaceful adventures?   In West 35 Eco Mountain Resort, you’re on the correct route. This location intends to contribute to the preservation and sustainability of the world’s natural surroundings. It includes a lot of greenery and a variety of insects, birds, and native plants. Aside from that, this spot also holds most of the unforgettable moments of people, giving you with their bloodcurdling zipline, children’s playground and game room that will surely be a worthy holiday. 

Location: KM 35 Transcentral Highway, Gaas 6041 Balamban, Philippines

Contact number: 0966 249 7256

Operating hours: Always Open

Facebook Page: West 35 Eco Mountain Resort



Cambuhawe Spring Balamban
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Situated just a couple of kilometers from Gaisano Balamban Town Center, which is at the foot of the Transcentral Highway, Cambuhawe Spring Swimming Pool is one of the several tourist attractions in Balamban.

This spring has been a familiar weekend getaway among locals because of its close proximity to the municipality proper. Cambuhawe Spring features an Olympic-like swimming pool in which its waters originate from the cold mountain spring. Guests can also relax in their cottages.


Location: Cambuhawe, Balamban Rd, Cebu

Contact Number: (032) 254 2172

Operating hours: Open on Thursday-Monday from 8AM-10PM | Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday



Charlie's Cup
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Believe us! Do you know the type of place where things get magical when hit by sunlight or when darkness starts to crawl and yellow lights arise? Well, we must have exposed so much of what is here in Charlie’s cup. The place is indeed deserved to be known, especially to the people who are also apt to have it. When it comes to view and mouthful servings, we will give it a 10/10. 

Location: Transcentral Hi-way Sitio Inaad, Barangay, Cebu City, Cebu

Contact number: 0917 328 1777

Operating hours: Open on weekdays from 9AM-6PM and Weekends on 8:30AM-6:30PM

Facebook Page: Charlie’s Cup



Gaas Hole in the Wall Burgers
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Located at the roadside of Gaas, Balamban, serves you with their mouthful burgers with homemade patties and farm-fresh green ingredients. GAAS HOLE IN THE WALL BURGERS may be limited in seats, spaces, living, but trust us, their food is excellent whether you dine inside or enjoy takeout. This burger station is just open for weekends, so it’s a relief for everyone especially when you have a job on the weekdays.

Location: Cebu Transcentral Hwy, Balamban, Cebu

Contact number: 0939 901 6885

Operating hours: Open on Weekends from 8AM-7:30PM | Closed on Weekdays

Facebook Page: Gaas Hole In The Wall Burgers


(6) Treehouse de Valentine

Treehouse de Valentine
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Experience nature at its best in your very own private treehouse here in Treehouse de Valentine! Furnished with contemporary conveniences that don’t interfere with the unique charm. There is a lot to enjoy at Treehouse de Valentine. Enjoy the outdoors to the fullest by taking a refreshing dip in the neighboring stream, relaxing on a hanging catch net, recovering in a tiny jacuzzi, or meditating while spending time with the trees on the balcony.

Location: Hingatmonan, Balamban, Cebu

Operating hours: Always Open

Facebook Page: Treehouse de Valentine


(5) Balwarte ni Alfredo

Balwarte ni Alfredo
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The old house Balwarte ni Alfredo provides the public with a cozy setting. This location is perfect for you if you’re looking for a cheap yet worthwhile spot to escape the pressures of daily life and retain your sanity.

They offer worthy lutong-bahay dishes and delectable street cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They provide a variety of dishes, including siomai sa Tisa, grilled chicken, pork barbecue, tempura, and squid balls.


Location: Brgy.Ga-as, Balamban, Cebu

Operating Hours: Open Daily from 5AM-10PM


(4) Buwakan ni Alejandra

EVO Nature Camp
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A 700 square meter garden called Buwakan ni Alejandra is located right on the Cebu Transcentral Highway, about an hour’s drive from the center of Cebu City. It has about 200 different species of plant and wildlife, including many different flowering plants.

The attraction is named after Eleuterio Gentap’s mother-in-law. As a councilman in the barangay, Gentap also serves as the flower garden’s landscaper. The most widely used and spoken language in the Visayas is Cebuano, where the word “buwak” translates to “flowers.” As a result, “buwakan” refers to a flower garden.


Location: Transcentral Highway Gaas, Balamban, Cebu

Contact Number: 0947 358 9142

Facebook Page: Buwakan ni Alejandra


(3) EVO Nature Camp

EVO Nature Camp
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Located in Gaas, Balamban and around two hundred meters from the main highway, Evo Nature Camp is an attractive place to unwind, relax and enjoy wonderful food in the countryside. The food is truly exceptional, not just with the taste but also their unbelievably affordable price that you can never imagine. 

Location: Byernesan Market, Gaas, Balamban, Cebu City

Contact numbers: 0995 428 3762

Operating hours: Always Open

Facebook Page: EVO Nature Camp


(2) Happy Buddha – Dimsum Ride

Happy Buddha - Dimsum Ride
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Finally! Our number one of the Top 30 Landmarks to visit in Balamban. Over twenty-nine of different spots we lose count of which sight is best to head out. However, here we are to our last spot which you can say “happy and peaceful in one, Happy Buddha. This roadside spot of the transcentral highway is where you can have drinks, dim sum, and yes, when it’s Balamban it has cool views. When you go here, make sure to put a smile on your faces. 

Location: Balamban, Philippines – Busay, Philippines

Operating hours: Open daily from 7AM-8PM

Facebook Page: Happy Buddha – Dimsum Ride CEBU


(1) NANG LINDA’s Restaurant

Nang Linda's Kan-Anan
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Our number nineth in the list of Top 30 Landmarks in Balamban and the best restaurant since 1988. NANG LINDA’s Restaurant is the province’s top go-to restaurant. It Offers a nice and warm ambience in dining, and the delicacies are really mouthwatering. The taste that will definitely give you plenty of reasons to return. Try their Hamonda and pair it with an all-season-drink if you’re looking for suggestions.

Location: Sam-ang, National Highway, Balamban, Cebu

Contact number: 0961 402 6446

Operating hours: Open daily at 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Facebook Page: NANG LINDA’S – Best Manok Bisaya Restaurant in Cebu


READ ALSO: Top 15 Best Restaurants in Balamban, Cebu, Philippines


Be sure to add these in your bucket list next time you visit Balamban, Cebu. If we missed anything, be sure to contact us.


Written by Adrian Josh Lepiten

Proactive | Adventurer | Social Good Advocate | WRITER
📍Cebu, Philippines
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