Tops Lookout, Cebu City

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Cebu City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Travel to the one of the highest points in the city and have a worthwhile view of the city and the sea of Philippines. Many restaurants, perfect for a romantic evening out-doors.  more »
  • We tried to take an Uber here but he said it was too far when he started the app. After some negotiation we managed to get a good price for him to drive us up, wait and drive back. We're glad we did a...  more »
  • It was a time off from my daily routine of flying. This time I was a passenger together with friends going to spend a week off in Cebu. We landed Mactan ahead of schedule. Reckoning from our arrival, ...  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. :-)
  • Great view of cebu city especially at night! With food and drinks available at the location!

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Where to stay in Cebu City

The most popular place to stay in Cebu City remains uptown, particularly around the university district near Junquera Street station. Here you'll find a good range of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses of varying quality, but with a well-established base level representing value for money. Further north, look along Dalan Osmena to find a good number of standard and luxury hotels located north and south of the roundabout. The downtown area has more closely knitted streets, with just a few guesthouses located along primarily residential roads.
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