Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak, Dalaguete: Hours, Address, Osmena Peak Reviews: 4.5/5

Osmena Peak
4.5
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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Athena Gonzales
6 contributions
Apr 2021
I visited this place during the weekend to unwind. It only took me around 20 minutes to reach the peak, yet the fascinating view, along with the cool mountain breeze, paid off and made the hike way more rewarding than I expected. I had a great time relaxing given that the place wasn't that crowded.

Ultimately, the best thing about the place was the locals. The local tour guides were astoundingly kind and hospitable.
Written 19 April 2021
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KhanKluay
DUS1,285 contributions
Jan 2020
After almost an hour bike ride from Badian, where we stayed, the bum hurts a bit. After parking the bikes road side, a steepish but not at all strenuous 30 min hike, climbing to the top, the views all over the island are more than rewarding. Many young and even older Filipino folks were climbing and hiking the peak, too, which is THE landmark of southern Cebu Island. It was an amazing experience, which I would do again and again, next time in Cebu. It is also a great activity for those who are based in Moalboal.
Written 31 December 2020
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Taylor S
5 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
Went here a year but the flashbacks of coming here again is enticing indeed.
Chill ride coming here. Relaxing view along the way, too.
Short and fun hiking. And the view on the top is simply breathtaking.
Best to go there just in time for the Sunrise or Sunset to capture the perfect photos to treasure the experience.
Written 22 April 2020
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Jakub H
Kolin, Czech Republic53 contributions
Dec 2019
Way to Osmena for example from Moalboal (about 2 hours with motorbike). The hike is very short. I hiked up by 15 minutes, but i walked quite fast. If there is goof visibility you will have stunning view. If you want to climb it you have to pay fee, but this fee is ridiculous.
Written 1 March 2020
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R0dent
Phoenix, AZ92 contributions
Feb 2020
Sadly, on the day I visited, there was light rain and fog which obstructed the view. But even with obstruction, there is breathtaking mountainous scenery that isn't usual for the Philippines. The fog made it look like we were hiking up the Himalayas in a scene right out of National Geographic.

To get to the trail head from Cebu City, you should take one of many buses from Cebu's South Bus Terminal to Dalaguete. When alighting after a three hour ride, you can ask a motorcycle driver to take you to the trail head. We were charged P200 per head for the 30 minute round trip bike ride.

At the trail head, you will be solicited to rent a walking stick for P10. You should definitely take it. The hike up and down can be slippery and difficult as the trail is unpaved and poorly defined. You'll be frequently navigating rocks at steep angles. There is a high chance of falling without a walking stick if it's foggy or raining.

At the trail head, it doesn't look like you can walk all the way to the peak. But you can with the trail veering left behind some hills all the way up. You'll just keep going until you reach the top which took us around 30 minutes. Guides will be available for hire at the trail head for P150 who might be useful when taking photos.

The view at sunset might be breathtaking, but the walk down can be treacherous after the sun sets. In the valleys, it gets really dark really quick. We had to use the flashlights in our phones. Had the phones ran out of battery, it'd be near impossible to trek down. Notice the area is sparsely developed which means no medical care if you need it.
Written 28 February 2020
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Faithalicious_x
London, UK624 contributions
Jan 2020
We arrived for sunset on a cloudy day and even though we couldn't see to far the views of the surrounding mountains and the sunset that we could see was rather nice. The hike itself is pretty easy and straightforwards, it takes about 15-20 mins and could be done in flip flops if you really wanted to...we opted for trainers. Entry was 30 pesos, avoid getting a guide - they really aren't necessary at all. We mistakenly thought they were included as part of the ticket only to find at the end of the hike that he was expecting at least 150 pesos.

The only drawback to visiting Osmena is how long the journey is from Moalboal. 90 minutes clinging on the back of a motorbike, over bumpy terrain, up and down hills, and around multiple bends was quite a lot to deal with (at least if you haven't been on a motorbike much). So it would be a personal decision as to whether climbing this peak is worth it, given the 3 hour motorbike travel time. In hindsight, I'm not sure that it is.
Written 16 February 2020
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Anne.Shirako
Nice, CA1 contribution
Jan 2020
there are 2 ways to get there--hike UP for 3-5 hours through beautiful terrain and mountain farms and villages OR bus to within 1/2 hour of the peak and waltz to the top in flipflops. I recommend the hike--it's tough, but you can do it!
Written 25 January 2020
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Ladey
18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Hardly a hike more of the lookout spot but beautiful view. It was maybe 15-20 min from the road which was paved the whole way. Sometimes the road if washed out so it can be a bumpy ride, especially for a motorbike. It is about an hour and a half from Moalboal. Google maps gets you there when you search osmena peak trailhead.
Written 20 January 2020
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Miss Marie
Yumbing, Philippines42 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a really good location for watching sunset with your romantic partner. I got engaged here and became so memorable place to us. It was a long motorbike ride tho from our Moalboal (where we stayed at), I guess 2 hrs of motorbike ride. Got there at around 5pm, waited for the sunset. Didn’t expect it to be cold 😅 So I was shivering, bring your jackets then.

It is safe going up, just be careful about where you’re stepping on. There’s a building and staff at the foot/entrance of the peak.
Written 10 January 2020
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mamaroche
Balanga City, Philippines404 contributions
May 2019
you can get to Osmena peak from Cebu City by riding buses bound to OSlob. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Dalaguete juction. There are 7-11 and Julie's bakeshop facing each other. From there, there are habal habal with 200pesos fare roundtrip. At around 25-minutes drive, you will arrive at the tourist's center and needs to pay 30pesos registration fee and a required guide fee of 300pesos. Dont feel wasted with the 150pesos guide fee, let the community earn a living. These guides will provide you better photos that you will keep forever.
Written 31 December 2019
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