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Tops Lookout, Cebu City

(4.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the Cebu highlights. Evening time take a jacket and enjoy a nice dinner with a impressive view. 
  • The view from the top is great however with the cost to get there and the entrance fee there is something lacking for such a cost. A play park for kids would be a great addition. Currently there is a ...  more »
  • amazing place especially at night or even on day time. coffee shops available at the tops although it is not that accessible, I would definitely come back 
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  • A great place to relax and unwind from a busy daily schedule in the city. The location provides a perfect panorama of the Cebu City skyline where you can bond with your relatives and friends. The destination has an entrance fee to get in at Php 200.00. They have limited food and drinks inside yet costly in price. The view itself is stunning but don't have much services inside. Visited July 2015
  • Awesome place for a family gathering. Beautiful views of the city from above. The drive up is very nice, with good views, lots of the older, cooler jeepneys and beautiful resorts and estates. At tops, the stonework is very cool and there is a nice bar and large grass courtyard to play or lounge. There are picnic tables around the edge where you can bring meals and enjoy die good company. One of the coolest places in Cebu
  • So love the place! The view, the fresh air and all! Foods are just a bit expensive so better bring your own food pack when visiting the place.
  • Panoramic view of Cebu, City cool temp nice place to get away from the city for better air quality and also gud for groups or family gatherings. If you don't have your own transportation use the van service provided from Lahug cost is p300 if am right, food and drink is expensive so if you're on a tight budget and gonna overnight there like we did bring your own food and drink also a thick sleeping pad that you can put on the hard concrete benches built-in to the chalets inside the structure an extra shirt too as it gets cooler into the night. The morning was white out with fog, that was the highlight of the whole experience on Tops Lookout, after taking morning pictures in the fog we walked down to the highway and caught a jeepney after walking a good distance taking pictures of the views off and along the highway. All in all I enjoyed going there and will do it again.
  • The view is a solid 5. Everything else is either a 2 or a 3. Give online ride bookings a try to get occasional discounts.