Osmena Peak
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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Lucas I
Asia205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
While the view and drive is amazing, getting there is tricky, and the routes from google maps are not precise. In other words, you would need to set a side a lot of time for the visit. I have also hear about people encountering locals possibly trying to scam them in the area. For the visit, make sure that the weather is good, and that the risk of rainfall is at a minimum. The roads are very variable in quality, and a lot of the roads are made of cement, which later has gotten covered with moss. Personally I have driven a scooter for 4 years consistantly, but I sadly wiped out and had a crash going down during heavy rainfall. Take care while driving, and I would rather drive to slow than to fast in this area.
Written June 2, 2024
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nxtgenintl
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Recommended to go just before sunset and have plenty of photo storage capacity but be prepared for the darkest ride back to town.
Written December 31, 2023
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jason t
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Osmeña Peak was a great place and have such amazing view I have Cool ride to this location, calming scene on the road as well. Fun and quick hiking. Additionally, the vista from the top is stunning. It is best to visit there right at sunrise or sunset to get the best images to remember the experience.
Written June 2, 2023
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Danielle
Philippines28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
At 1013 metres above sea level, it stands as the highest point on the island of Cebu. Osmeña Peak is a great beginners level hike. In around 15 minutes you would already have reached the top of the peak. Despite being the highest peak, it’s not that steep at all and is an easy, beautiful hike. The area has been nicknamed ‘Little Baguio’ for its cooler climate and abundant cabbage and lettuce farms.

Despite climbing and arriving in gloomy weather, the fog cleared up just minutes before we were about to leave. Exposing the peculiar picturesque landscape of the pointy chocolate hills which we used to our advantage and took thousands of photos immediately. Try and time it so you’re there at sunrise or sunset and avoid wet weather.

Kuya Joy, our guide, was such a good sport with taking all our instagrammable pictures and videos. He was like a human drone with all the instructions on how to pose and the video transitions. He also shared to us about how he learned about the peak and being a guide in only 9 years old. He trekked with professional mountaineers by then so they themselves gave him tips and tricks to climbing mountains which he was able to use as he became an official guide of the peak. Message me for his contact details if you’re looking for a trustworthy and helping guide.

Not only that, we were accompanied by Billy. The cutest and sweetest dog, who the locals say was a tour guide in his past life. He climbed with us all the way up and down the peak, and simply rested while we were busy taking pictures. We were told that there used to be a group of girls who climbed and put up tents at the peak years ago, but because of the wind and rain their tent broke down, and because they did not have a guide that time, they were worried they wouldn’t be able to go down safely. Luckily, Billy was there. He was right outside their tent. They spoke to him as if he were human and he understood. Billy was able to lead the girls back to safety and that was just one of the many amazing stories about him.

As you can see, visiting this place is more than just the beautiful peak itself. It’s the people, the community, the sweat and tears you may break, the reminder of how fragile our lives really are, how big the world is, and the experience.

🏷️ ₱50 per person, ₱100 for the required and hired guide. Guides are mandatory.
Written May 14, 2023
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Chi_Tiff
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I will say this, if you’re going to go to Osmeña Peak, go just before sunset and bring a small picnic or food with you so that you can stay and enjoy the sunset views. It’s a far drive and the way up is quite bumpy. The hike itself it only about 15-20 minutes and the guide I had was lovely!! I’d definitely visit again, but this time I’d be prepared and make sure it was worth the long drive!!!
Written April 22, 2023
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Athena Gonzales
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 19, 2021
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KhanKluay
DUS1,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 December 31, 2020
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Taylor S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 April 22, 2020
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Jakub H
Kolin, Czech Republic53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 March 1, 2020
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R0dent
Phoenix, AZ89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 February 28, 2020
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