Tops Cebu is arguably the most famous lookout in Cebu City, with panoramic views of the sprawling metropolitan, all the way out to Lapu Lapu and its neighbouring islands. Its a popular spot amongst both locals and tourists to watch the sunset, take their significant others on dates and have a cheap dinner under the stars. The best part is, it’s just a short drive from the city centre.
We’re not sure who’s behind the architecture of Tops Cebu, but it’s very unique! The circular lookout has a stone semicircle seating area, which reminds us a bit of Lord of the Ring’s Hobbit House. The open space has honeycomb patterned cement tiles and additional seating if you miss out on a stone booth.
Probably one of the most overrated tourist spots in Cebu but, will never disappoint. Nestled in Brgy. Malubog, Busay, Cebu City, Busay, Tops is great for an “anytime of the day” unwind
One of the most notable things in Tops is the big old bell – which people enjoy banging.
Operating hours: 7:00AM to 12:00MN daily
Entrance fee: ₱100 per head
How to get there?
From JY Square, you can either take a taxi (ranges from P600 to P1000) or a motorbike (P100 to P150) on your way to the top.
Another option is riding a jeepney from JY Square (04i, a fare of ₱7.00) and ask the driver to stop at Plaza Housing. From Plaza Housing, ride a motorcycle going to the top. You can negotiate the driver to get a cheaper fare around ₱50, but the fare that the drivers offer from Plaza Housing usually ranges from ₱75-₱80, for a one-way ride.