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One of the best things about Cebu is the proximity it has to unique destinations. With only just a few hours and plenty of patience, you’ll be able to transport yourself to another part of the island whether that may be by the majestic oceanside or the stunning luscious mountainside. That’s why we consider Cebu to be one of the best places to do a road trip. 

Now, planning a road trip in Cebu can get a little bit overwhelming especially if you’re not so familiar with the province. But trust us when we say that all that hard work will certainly pay off once you reach your destination. 

You can’t go wrong whether you choose to go North or South of Metro Cebu as every route is pretty much packed with picturesque views and stunning backdrops. Don’t believe us? Well here are a couple of scenic drives you’ll get to experience near Metro Cebu that will only need less than 2 hours to get to. 

Busay - In just less than half an hour, you’ll be able to go uphill in the western part of Cebu, called Busay. Fastly becoming a popular tourist destination in the country, this highland is filled with mountains and sprawling hills. Something you never thought you’d find in a province known for its beaches.


Photo from Fickle Feet

Balamban - Balambanan is another mountainous town you can go to after you visited Busay. With think luscious forest crawling up the mountainside and stunning view of the city down below, the trip going there is certainly going to be a breathtaking one. 


Photo from SunStar Cebu

Mactan Island - It’s easy to overlook the drive coming from Mactan International Airport given that you’re tired from the flight. But take some time to look out the window when you do find yourself traveling to Cebu, and you’ll see how beautiful the view is. Only connected by the Osmeña Bridge, you can immediately see why Cebu is considered a top tourist destination in the country. 


Photo from Guide to The Philippines

Talisay - There are plenty of routes you can take when you want to go to Talisay which is in the South of Metro Cebu. But the one that has an amazing view would ask you to use the Cebu South Coastal Road. Just be ready though as traffic here can get pretty bad. Nonetheless, the view you get can make up for it. 


Photo from Wikipedia

Sudlon - In the heart of Cebu Island and an hour and a half drive away from Metro Cebu is the barangay of Sudlon which is divided into 2, Sudlon I and Sudlon II. What makes a trip to Sudlon worth mentioning is the fact that it houses the Sudlon National Park, a protected landscape that holds such vibrant life and valuable historical pieces for future generations to come. Just heads up however as the place is quite remote and the roads going there are steep. 


Photo from Wikipedia

Interested to go on a scenic drive while in Cebu? Here’s where you can have a safe stay with RedDoorz’ best prices:

RedDoorz Plus @ AS Fortuna Cebu

RedDoorz Plus @ AS Fortuna Cebu offers bright, comfortably chic rooms at the heart of the bustling Mandaue City, right next to major thoroughfares, restaurants, bars, and shopping centers.


Where: AS Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu San Isidro, 6014 Metro Cebu, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 750.00

RedDoorz Premium @ Wireless Mandaue

RedDoorz Premium @ Wireless Mandaue Cebu features elegant, fashionably minimalist rooms strategically located near industrial, business and IT hubs in Mandaue City and Cebu City. 


Where: Hernan Cortes St., Subangdaku, Mandaue Cebu City 6014 San Isidro, Metro Cebu, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 975.00

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu offers a relaxed atmosphere and clean, comfortable yet affordable rooms in the student neighborhood of the Southern district of Cebu City. 


Where: 4 Junquera Extension Street, #4, Junquera Ext, Cebu City, Cebu Cebu, 6000 Metro Cebu, Philippines
Best Price: for as low as ₱ 825.00

Planning to visit the Queen City of the South soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Cebu City. Our hotels within the city are located near most of these scenic routes including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now!

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