Mountain View Nature’s Park is the nearest place in Cebu City where you can get a breath of fresh air. Thanks to this park, people from the city who want to unwind no longer need to travel further. The park is a romantic, clean and refreshing place where you can have a nice walk.
From Mount Busay, you’ll get a magnificent view of the City especially during the night where you can see the city lights. Mountain View offers function halls, a swimming pool, rope course adventures, camping sites, videoke, billiard, table tennis, playgrounds and rooms for rent if you wish to stay overnight.
There are also lots of picnic tables that you can use for free. There are restaurants in the park but the good thing is there’s no corkage fee so you can bring your own food.
Location and Contact Number
Mountain View Nature’s Park is located at Roosevelt Rd., Sitio Garaje, Brgy. Busay. To go there, you can ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) from JY Sqaure Lahug. The fare is usually 25 to 30 pesos per person. Be careful with drivers who charge higher fares. You can also get the mobile number of the motorcycle driver so he could fetch you when you’re going home. Or alternatively, you can also avail of their transportation services. More information about this service is provided below.
You can contact Mountain View through the following numbers:
Mountain View’s rates are listed below:
|Swimming Pool (based on person’s height)||ht equal or more than 3 ft||100.00|
|ht less than 3 ft||75.00|
|Rope Course Area||Upper Path||150.00|
|COTTAGES (Check-out time is 12:00 Noon)|
|Air-Conditioned Rooms||Standard Type||4 Pax||1,200.00|
|Executive Type||2 Pax||1,200.00|
|Non-Air Conditioned Rooms||2 Pax||500.00|
|Family Room||4 Pax||1,500.00|
|(Pick-up at Jollibee Near JY Sqaure Lahug)|
|Minimum of 10 pax per trip||1-way||400.00|
|Additional Pax Above 10||1-way||40.00|
|This service is only available from 7:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight|
|AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVE AREAS FOR RENT|
|Standard daily rates applies from 8AM-12MN. Additional 10% of the daily rate (per hour) will be charged from 12:00 MN – 8AM or a fraction thereof|
|Central Park||A||40 Pax||1,200.00|
|View Deck||200 Pax||2,500.00|
|Conference Building||1st Floor||100 Pax||1,500.00|
|2nd Floor||100 Pax||1,200.00|
|3rd Floor||101 Pax||1,000.00|
|Swimming Pool||1st Floor||15 Pax||1,000.00|
|2nd Floor||50 Pax||1,500.|
|Pool Area Amenities||Cogon Hut||4 Pax||200.00|
|Plastic Umbrella||4 Pax||150.00|
|Conc. Umbrella||4 Pax||200.00|
|All appliances requiring electricity from the park will be charged per unit per day||300.00|
Aside from the facilities and amenities, there are also lots to be seen at Mountain’s View like the colorful flowers and the cute cartoon character statues.
Rope Course Adventure
For people who wants adventure, Mountain View offers its Rope Course Challenge. When compared to Papa Kit’s Cadlum’s Jungle, Mountain View’s rope course adventure is scarier and more exciting due to the fact that the park is located on the hillside of Mount Busay. Being on the hillside makes you feel that you’re on a higher place and that it’s really scary to fall.
Christmas Park and Millennium Cross
When I first entered this section, I thought “Oh, they forgot to remove the Christmas decors!” But when I saw the “Christmas Park” sign, I realized that it’s just Christmas in the area throughout the year. Among all the areas in Mountain View, this is the most colorful because of the brightly colored flowers and many of those remind me of my childhood in our province.
In this area, there’s also a coffee shop and lots of free tables where you can eat while enjoying the view of Cebu City from the top.
The Barn is ideal for large group activities or team buildings.
The Central Park
The central park has function halls for programs and business retreats. Of course, videoke machines are also available since Filipinos really love singing. The only drawback of the videoke machines is you might get disturbed by the noise if you’re renting a room near the central park.
Water Park and Children’s Playground
If you have kids, this is the place for them to enjoy. They also have a pool here for people who want to swim. I wish I had brought a swimming attire because I didn’t know that their swimming pool is attractive.
Overall, the experience at Mountain View is great. The place is clean and there are lots to do and to see in the park. The wind there is also fresh and really cool. It’s also ideal to spend the New Year there since it’s one of the highest points in Cebu allowing you to get a good view of the fire works.