7 Picture Perfect Cebu Mountains

Kandungaw Peak

There are definitely numerous summits to climb in Cebu that every trekker has their own objective. Some set goals to achieve all mountains, some set goals for their body to be fit, some just want to have fun and go for an adventure, and some climbs mountains for photos and Instagram. Haha! That’s true – because I’m partially one of them hahaha!

When I trek and go for an adventure, I always make sure that my gadgets are up and my outfit looks great because, in any sec, I ask someone to take a photo of me on a certain view but of course, guide them on the framing because I might end up an Expectation vs Reality shot (been there many times haha). But it’s all worth it! The picture may not be as perfect as what I envisioned, but the uncaptured moments are really what mattered most.I’ve been to several mountains in Cebu and here are my top 7 peaks for picture perfect shots!

  1. Manunggal

The stunning rock formations of the Manunggal Peak gives a knee-trembling scene and exciting experience that will make you feel that you are in a mighty kingdom. The inclined columns and rocks give this vibe of adrenaline and excitement. Its cliffs are scary and dangerous (and you have to be very careful!) but it’s worth the shot.

Also read: Mt. Manunggal Story

  1. Mauyog

The unique brain-like formation will let you say that God’s work is simply amazing. Who would’ve thought and how in the world would the rocks of Mauyog have a formation like that? It’s extraordinary! It’s picturesquely breathtaking!

Also read: Mt. Mauyog Story

  1. OsmeΓ±a Peak

The overlooking and awe-spiring view of OsmeΓ±a Peak is mainly one of the reasons why it becomes trendy. Not only because of its easiness, it’s due to its magnificent scenery. The adjacent peaks are also part of the big picture that everyone loves to post on Instagram and Facebook.

Also read: OsmeΓ±a Peak Story

  1. Naupa

A kick with nature. #karatedo #oneofthefugood_02112016 #fotografiaunited

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Naupa may not have stunning rock formations but it has an astounding 360-degree view and an almost perfect cone hill that even looks like the well-known Windows XP wallpaper. From different viewpoints, anyone can always strike a pose and capture whenever they want and whatever angle with its wide panoramic scenery. The sunrise here too is just simply breathtaking.

Also Read: Mt. Naupa Story

  1. Kandungaw Peak

One of my personal favorite, Kandungaw. The rock formation of a drop zone in Kandungaw makes it picture perfect PLUS the green background of the adjacent mountains and villages. I just can’t say more, it’s beautiful!

Also read: Kandungaw Peak Story

  1. Bocaue Peak

Bocaue is similar to Naupa but what makes it different is that you can see the wide panoramic view of the mountains from this side and the view of the city from the other side. Stunning, the wind gives icy chills and most especially, the peak looks like a muffin because of its shape or am I hungry? Haha!

Also read: Bocaue Peak Travel Guide

  1. Hambubuyog

Hambubuyog offers a significant feel in Batanes. The tall green grass that waves across the mountain, the stunning view from the Tanon Strait and Negros from afar and also, the Divine Mercy Chapel gives a special scenery that is picture-worthy.

Also read: Hambubuyog Story

Each summit has its own distinct scenery. There may be similarities but there will always be a difference that makes it unique. Remember that taking pictures savor life intensely every hundredth of a second (taken from pinterest) that will always make you smile and reminisce the perfect moments living behind that memory.

Do you agree with my picks? Comment down if I missed something! πŸ™‚

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  • Woohooo! Nice list! Thanks Master!

  • Kaluha jud diay ning Mauyog ug Kapayas. Mao rang nawnga. Nice pick! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • yea. mao2x rajud.. pero mas ganhan ko sa pagka-brain like sa Mauyog hehe. Thank you!

  • JhongM.

    How about
    β€’ Sirao Peak of Barangay Sirao, and
    β€’ Pung-Ol-Sibugay Peak of Barangay Sibugay

    • Wow! Great suggestions! I’ve been to Sirao Peak many times but I much prefer the view in Bocaue. hehe. I haven’t to Pung-Ol-Sibugay Peak and I’ll add it on my list! Thanks!

  • Mt. Mauyog is on my list. I hope I can conquer that before the year ends! I’m in awe with Mauyog’s view..grabe murag painting..and that’s along with the other summit you’ve shared! You have an amazing feed on IG by the way, you’re following my dog’s account @daya_dogs, that’s why I was able to check it out. When I stumble into your blog, I then say..Hmm, looks family! πŸ˜€

  • Yes! Mt. Kapayas and Mt. Lanaya are picture perfect too! Thanks for that!

  • Hahaha sagdie lang. napuno bitaw mo ug hugot paghuman ato hahaha

  • Rea Alducente

    I love everything!! Picture-perfect indeed. I’ve only been to Osmena Peak and yes it’s really beautiful. I get it with expectation vs reality. Sometimes you want to have the best shot of yourself but the photographer is not following instructions. Hahaha jk. πŸ™‚

  • I can relate to the expectations vs reality so much AHAHA! Sometimes you just want to be your own photographer but then it would also be difficult lol. I love the pictures, now I just want to try trekking ang take that kind of pictures as well haha!

  • How to achieve 100+ likes sa IG po? HAHAHA! Those views, though, are definitely worth the calories burned. πŸ˜€

  • The views alone make me jealous! I really wanna try that soon. CBC Trekking? Hahaha

  • Mt Babag also has a picture-perfect view!

    I think we should definitely go on a trekking adventure with the rest of the HIBsters!

  • Someday, someday. Great pictures!

  • Wow, great list! I’ve only been to the first four. I hope I can visit the other mountains here in Cebu too. πŸ™‚

  • I guessed you were going to say, some people will climb mountains because of the blog as well Hahahaha. Anyway, I like how you captured every special moment of being on top of the peaks. That’s so rare to happen and that should be documented. I only climbed Osmena peak and I still have so much to climb with all the pics you have shared, I should slowly climb these mountains. I didn’t know Cebu has all these amazing peaks that eventually worth the time spend for climbing because of its stunning view.

  • I never been all of your peaks. Let’s see I will start collecting my favorite peaks soon! I will probably start with Osmena since it is pretty popular and very easy.

  • Your picks are great but sadly I’ve NEVER been to any of those. Oh my gosh what a shame! I wanna trekk too and experience the rush and the fun! Soon!

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • WOW that great mountain you’ve climb are really beautiful and i have a lot of list to climb.

  • Mauyog looks like the artist stroke of rain! So pretty! Oh! And that kick? Awesome! More kicks please?


    • True dat! Mauyog is really unique and beautiful! Hahaha sipa para sa ekonomiya πŸ˜€

  • Although I’m not a trekker, I still consider myself an adventurous guy who’s up for anything, but weirdly enough. I’ve never been to a single peak here in Cebu in my six or so years here! Don’t really have too many friends to invite and make plans to go to any of those you listed, but maybe we should organize something within CBC? I think a lot of people would be up for it. Myself included. πŸ˜€

  • I need to visit these places soon. Pauban sa inyong mga future laag. Haha!

  • sooperelmoh88

    Wow! You are a certified mountain climber John!. Hope makatry sad ko sa imong ginapangbuhat. πŸ™‚ Ako na gyud hinayhinayon ang pagtravel!

    • Haha yeah. Gradually, I am becoming a mountaineer. Hahaha pero dli ko harkor. Bitaw, travel jud!

  • Osmena pa lang akong naadtoan but these looks wonderful! I should start getting fit and start exploring new adventures!

  • RKkkkk! πŸ™‚ This gave me an idea. Haha! HTBYP! Mag-apil2 nlng sad ko para dli kaau lonely. πŸ™‚ Amazed ko sa kadaghan comments dah. Ikaw na gyud ang rich kid nya rich ug admirers pa gyud. Hmmm! Bahalag datu basta sikat ang peg. Lolers

    • hahahaha! te krings effect ni bsta apil ka CBC. πŸ™‚

      • Hahahaha! Invite-ta gihapon ko next year aning CBC ha. Just very GGB lang ko these days. πŸ™‚ You know na. But basin nana ko extra next year.

  • Liz

    Hambubuyog and Bocaue. Although Bocaue is just a stone throw away from where I live. Pero atik lang haha

  • We should go trekking with the CBC folks soon. So what do we need to prepare to go there?

  • 2 out of 7 lol. Kuyog kos katkat sunod idol. πŸ™‚

  • From the list above.. 0 out 7 visits.. LOL.. boo to myself.. haha…

  • Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Wow! Maka inspire mani John. haha πŸ˜€

  • Lanie Morales

    Nindut sad ang Lanaya. Kita ang Negros Island if clearing. πŸ™‚