Located in Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Osmeña Peak is Cebu’s highest peak standing at 1,013 meters above sea level. It is a popular destination for hikers because of its breathtaking views and rugged hills, similar to the Chocolate Hills of Bohol.
The hike to reach the very top of Cebu is not that hard. It usually takes about less than 30 minutes to complete the hike. The trail is clearly marked and can be easily navigated on your own. The mountainous area is a bit similar to Sagada in the mountain province.
Osmeña Peak is the highest mountain in Cebu, with fascinating hill formations. Also, the stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Cebu Island makes it a must-visit for travelers.
General Information about Osmeña Peak:
PHP 30 per person. A tour guide is not mandatory but is suggested for first-time visitors.
Those who wish to stay overnight can choose to camp on top of the mountain for a camping fee of PHP 300. You can also rent a tent starting at PHP 800 per night. Visitors can also visit 150 Peakway Mountain Resort if they prefer a more refined glamping experience.
Osmeña Peak is open 24 hours. However, the best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Osmeña Peak Cebu is during the dry season between March and May so that you can see the rugged hills to the beautiful ocean views from the top.
How to Get There:
By Bus: Take a bus bound for Santander via Liloan or Oslob from Cebu South Bus Terminal (beside E-Mall) and ask the conductor to drop you off at Dalaguete junction. You can hire a habal-habal (motorcycle) to take you to Osmeña Peak.
By Car: Navigate using Waze or Google / Apple Maps and key in Osmeña Peak as your destination. There are plenty of parking spaces available.
Osmeña Peak Location:
It is located in Barangay Mantalongon in the Municipality of Dalaguete, Cebu, around 3 hours from Cebu City.