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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  • We went there in the evening already and you still had this relaxing feeling due to the fresh air and active lights you see in the whole city. They also have food booths on site but we did not bother ...  more »
  • Since it is at a higher altitude, TOPS has a relatively cooler atmosphere than when in the city proper. The park is strategically situated where one can have a great view of Cebu City. There are bench...  more »
  • We paid an entrance fee of Php100 (which I think is too expensive), but to my disappointment there is really nothing to do inside it except to look at the view of Cebu City. Had I known this before ha...  more »
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  • Nice view, but not much else to do here. Some cafes and tables. Worth the visit. The ride there is almost worth it anyway, very nice view from the mountain. Entry costs P100, ride is P100 there and P100 back. Motors and van available from JY Square.
  • The ideal place to enjoy a great scenery and fresh air. It's more amazing at night as you can see the city lights. Nice place to chill out.
  • Awesome spot! Great for the whole family to go and have a look around, places to eat and drinks to well, drink. Bit of a way out from town, but worth the visit and there are a few other attractions in the area.
  • Great view of Cebu City. Not much else to do here. Interesting building at the top with the circular hallway. Quite a ways away from the city. Better if you have a car. I'm not sure if public transport gets here. rainbowjournal
  • Great place and view but we arrived here around 9am or 10am and all of the stalls are still closed and we haven’t eaten our breakfast yet. But one owner of the stall who sleeps there overnight noticed us and opened his stall for us and we were able to order pizza and buy drinks. My advice: Visit here during the evening or before sunset.
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