Beat the Heat this Summer in Banyan Cold Spring: Northern Cebu’s Hidden Gem


UPDATE [April 2020]: Banyan or formerly known as Guiwanon Cold Spring has finally made a major renovation this year. Apart from renaming it to the latter, its Entrance Fees has ballooned from ₱25 to ₱100 per head.

Cebu does not run out of exciting stuff for the tourists or even local travelers. Aside from hitting yourself to white sand beaches and frolicking in the waterfalls, it is best to try beating the heat of the scorching sun in this hot season by dipping your bodies into the ice-cold clear water of Guiwanon Cold Spring in Northern Cebu.

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The Location

The spring is located specifically in Brgy. Maslog, Tabogon Cebu, approximately three hours driving from the city (weather and traffic permitting). This destination has been operating for years now, nevertheless, it was, it is, and will still be a perfect inimitable destination for those who just wanted to swim and chill out. Lean back and get ready to feel numb by the bone-chilling cold spring!

Huge Tree Covers the Pool
Huge Tree Covers the Pool

The Features

The pool of freshwater is 6-foot deep which is perfect for diving (Be careful! Safety first.) and a shallow area for children. Also, there is a huge “balete” tree perfectly situated within reach that partially covers the pool keeping the area shaded and adds up a nippy feeling even after swimming.

Tourists Enjoying the Ice-Cold Water
Number of Tourists enjoying the Ice-Cold Fresh Water.

The Amenities

There are available cottages amounted to PHP 100 if you wish to have a picnic or just stay in the area for your group to sit, chit-chat and unwind.

Cottages Available for Diners
Cottages available for those who a place to put their things or dine.

How to Get There

From North Bus Terminal which is located few kilometers away from SM North Reclamation, commuters can take a Ceres Bus or mini-bus bound to Tabogon Cebu. If you are from Mactan-Cebu International Airport Lapu-Lapu City, you may take MyBus bound to SM North Reclamation and ride a jeepney with a signage #01K to North Bus Terminal.

Crystal Clear of the Spring
Crystal clear water is noticeable even from afar.

More Pictures & Video

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Summary of Expenses

MyBus Fare (per trip): 25

Jeep #01K Fare (per trip): 7

Ceres Bus / Mini Bus Fare (per trip): ~85

Parking Fee: 10.00

Entrance Fee: ₱100

Cottage (optional): 100

Table/Chairs (Set): ₱150


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