Long Weekend List: Things you can do up North

This is it! The elusive long weekend! August is giving us not just one, but two long weekends to enjoy! So, are you planning your 3-day itinerary yet? Or are you going with the flow? If not, worry no more, we got you covered. Here are some of the best go-to-places for the long weekend none other than in the North of Cebu.


Papa Kit’s

Whether spending the weekend with family or friends, Papakits effortlessly makes the list. Dining in the restaurant with a panoramic view or taking in the beautiful scenery by riding the zip line is a sure-fire way to start your action-packed weekend. Close to the city yet enfolded by nature, Papakits is the place in Cebu with variety of adventures.Offering zipline, fishing, horseback riding, wake boarding, wall-climbing, and many more.

Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon. Liloan, Cebu


Binaliw Spring


Situated in the relax rural life of Sogod, Binaliw Spring and its mystical waters had been a prominent destination to locals and tourists. Unlike Instagram worthy travel destinations, Binaliw retains its simple, unassuming vibe. Because of its preserved natural landscape, the place looks a lot like an enchanted paradise. The fresh and cool natural pool is relaxing and best of all, completely free! 

Binaliw Spring. Sogod, Cebu

Esoy Hotspring

Photo from: cebu-bluewaters.com

Done with the cold Binaliw spring? Time to try something steamy. One of the most popular destinations in Catmon, Esoy hotspring water is a haven for relaxation and healing. The hot water is said to have some therapeutic effects to physical ailments. Getting to the resort itself is an adventure. Climbing 150-step stairs to get to the hot springs. In order to prevent overcrowding and maintain the sanctity of the place, the management imposed a “no booking, No entry” policy. Aside from hot springs, you can also enjoy river trekking, fish feeding, and rock viewing/climbing. 

Esoy Hotspring. Catmon, Cebu



Malapascua Island

From two days of trekking to the last day of sojourn, what could be better ending than a lazy Monday at Malapascua? Known for its dive site and beautiful coral garden, the island is a Utopia for tourists wanting to experience the ultimate out of the city getaway. Lounging on beach shores, walking on the sand, getting a tan and did we mention it’s the only place in the world where you can dive with thresher sharks?

Malapascua Island. Daanbantayan Cebu
Hazel Macuto
Hazel Macuto

Hazel Macuto is the Editorial Assistant of Zee Lifestyle. She spends most of her free time playing with her dachshund named Waffle or painting any available blank canvas. Follow her postings about art on Instagram @hazelninna

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