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Tops Lookout, Cebu City

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
See the remarkable scenery of the surrounding green mountains and the bustling port-city below at Tops Lookout. The vantage point stands around 600 m (1,968 ft) above the city's skyline, from where you can observe high structures such as churches, universities, hotels, and a cable-stayed bridge. To reach the site, take a 20-minute motorbike or car ride to the top, where a rather otherworldly scene unfolds. Architecturally, the whole structure ornamented with tropical flowers rests on a hexagon-pattern plateau with concrete and stone indoor rooms subdivided by circular entrances. After taking in the panoramic view, head to the surrounding snack bars or stores for food and drinks, and visit the souvenir shop for quality memorabilia. To visit Tops Lookout on your trip to Cebu City, use our Cebu City trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • For over 2 decades, Tops is the only commercial establishment in Cebu that allows its guests to have the best overlooking panoramic view of Cebu City up to Mactan Island. Best time to visit is late af...  more »
  • Great view over the city. Can buy drinks and food but I didn't. It would be nice to have a map there to so that you could identify the landmarks in the city and the other islands.  more »
  • Didnt like it other than the view. Dirty bathrooms and rundown restaurants. Expensive entrance fee. Of course it was dark so there was not much to be seen but really disappointed with overall venue.  more »
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  • Great place for tourists to get a look at the whole of Cebu! Best views at night! The food was alright, and the entrance fee wasn't too expensive. If you don't have a car, or pay for car service, it's a bit of a hike from the entrance.
  • The entrance fee is ridiculously expensive. The crew are not enthusiastic and the comfort rooms are barely acceptable. But if you come here for the view, it's definitely worth both the time and effort of going there.
  • Enjoyed the perfect City lights. The view was fascinating. Place is just so romantic and perfect at night especially when you want to have some good time with your loved one.
  • It is much better if you visit the place at night since you can see all of Cebu City lights. Its a perfect place to go with your significant other and watching the scene will give you peace of mind. Just don't forget to bring your jackets when going there at night because the breeze will make you freeze. :-)
  • Fantastic view point to see all Cebu and Mactan island. Some tables al fresco for drink or eating.