Two weeks ago, a friend asked me if I wanted to tag along. She (and a few other officemates) needed to go to Medellin for an out-of-town work-related stuff. I’ve never been to Medellin so I didn’t say no.
The town of Medellin is a second class municipality with a population of around 50 thousand. The town proper is approximately 140 kilometers from Cebu City. From Bogo, just before entering the municipality of San Remigio, make a right and just keep driving towards the direction of Daanbantayan. You know you’ve reached Medellin when you see a big acacia tree near a sharp curve in a barangay called Curva.
Who knew Medellin had this? Awesome!
The ‘work-related activity’ ended just before three in the afternoon. So, instead of going straight home, we decided to check out the awesome spots in Medellin. I tell you, Medellin looks a little too quiet from the main road. But once you decide to stop by and get to know it a little more, you’ll discover that it indeed has a lot to offer.
Finally, after a short drive, we were close.
Medellin Hideaway is basically a beach resort. What sets it apart from all other resorts in the area is the long ‘boardwalk’ which connects a small island to the mainland.
The resort doesn’t really have a ‘beach’ like most resorts in the northern tip of Cebu which have rocky beaches.
This ‘pool’ is perfect for those who are too afraid to swim in the open water.
The small huts sitting on these rocky islets look so refreshing.
First look at the long boardwalk. Pretty lovely.
Apart from the expected creaks and cracks, it looked quite stable.
I don’t know how long the boardwalk is, but I guess it’s around two hundred meters or so.
View from the island. The coast of Medellin and Bogo look lovely.
And check this out! A lovely romantic spot just for two. Isn’t that awesome?
Mainland Medellin as seen from the end of the long walkway.
Next, we checked out the zip line in Barangay Caputatan.
Zipline fee: ONLY Php50.00. Wow!
They also have a cable car. Nice!
Green Medellin looks awesome!
View of the hectares of coconut, mango, and sugarcane fields of Medellin, Cebu.
This coconut tree-lined road looks very lovely from above.
They call this the Tarzan Jump. It’s basically just a huge swing. But of course, when you see how far below the ground is, it just isn’t a normal swing anymore. Hahaha.
I’ll definitely come back because we weren’t able to go to the very controversial Gibitngil island.
Hope I get to travel again soon! 🙂