Located in the middle of Cebu, is a beautiful oasis-like natural spring resort with fresh water coming from Mangitngit waterfalls. Middle Earth Mountain Resort (Tunga sa Kalibutan) is a cold water spring flowing straight from nature itself. The resort is part of the Amazing Carmen campaign program to spice up the tourism industry of the locality.
Carmen is best known to be home to cold springs with bustling tourists coming for a breather, especially during summer. People would flock to the cold spring waters since it gives a relaxing cold splash of energy.
Mangitngit Falls Incident
There was an accidental death that happened in Mangitngit Falls last 2007. A devastating landslide took away two lives leading the authorities to close the falls for public swimming.
Thankfully, they opened its door back after a few years as the Middle Earth Mountain Resort, which serves as the highlight of the place.
The resort has three swimming pools filled with free-flowing, icy-cold, natural, non-chlorinated water. The water which is pure and free of contaminants will surely make you want to stay longer in the water.
Entrance Fee: PHP 50 per adult. PHP 30 for kids below ten years old.
Regular Cottage: PHP 400 per day (1 table and five chairs)
Large Kiosk: PHP 3,000 per day (2 tables and ten chairs)
You are advised to bring food and beverages to the resort as there are no restaurants in the area. Be sure to wear sunscreen for protection from the heat of the sun.
How to Get There:
By Bus: Ride a bus bound north from the North Bus Terminal (PHP 40). Ask the driver to drop you off at the town’s public market. From there, you can hail a motorcycle to take you to the resort. (PHP 35 / person)
By Car: Navigate using Waze or Google / Apple Maps and key in Middle Earth Mountain Resort in Carmen as the destination.
Middle Earth Mountain Resort is located in lower Natimao-an, Barangay Cote in Carmen, Cebu. It is just around 2 hours away from the city.