For 50 pesos only, you can enter and have unlimited usage of this ever-famous spot in Sitio Garahe, Busay, Cebu City. What to do? Everythingcebu gives you 15 enjoyable ideas for a summer visit in Mountain View Nature's Park!
If you want to walk your way to a healthier you or simply spend ample time talking about sweet nothings with your special someone, Mountain View is indeed a perfect place to go to. With its long and steep roads, you can definitely enjoy an unlimited walking spree! The uphill road structure is an extra challenge that you can indulge in while enjoying the evergreen surroundings and a great company.
Take pictures of the downtown view.
Busay's mountain park also introduces you to a PERFECT view of the busy life downtown. Once you're standing in one of Mountain View's view decks, you will surely be awed by the ant-sized cars, miniature buildings, and other colorful and interesting features of the city below.
Camping is another outdoor activity that you can easily do in this park. They rent out tents that are good for 2, 4, 5, and 12 people. See the rates in our previous post. The park has 2 main camping areas, both offering a grand view and a private, relaxing atmosphere.
Play at the various playgrounds.
Whether you tour with or without the kids, the playgrounds here will surely make you stop and be playful. Feel like a child again by riding on their animal statues or trying their hanging bridge. Better yet, do their rope course and obstacle race adventures to let out the child in you and spend enjoyable times with your companions.
Swim at their cold pool.
Since the park is located in Busay, expect the winds to be extra cooler; and the chilly air is one of the great reasons you should try swimming in the park's famous swimming pool. Aside from the cool temperature, the Mountain View pool boasts of a family-friendly structure, with pool depths that are fit for adults and kids, making this in-park facility a must-go this hot season! The entrance fee is 100 pesos for adults and 75 pesos for children.
Pose with the colorful statues.
While exploring the higher areas of the park, you will be welcomed by tall and colorful statues on each side of the park's wide road. There are sexy women dressed in international dance-like costumes, men who are bringing musical instruments, monkeys and other animals striking a pose, and even Disney characters beaming with wide smiles! Another famous statue in the park is “Manong Guard” who sleepily sits near one of the canteens as if mutely listening to the giggles of people walking and stopping by.
Have a date on their countless benches.
The park also offers MANY dating opportunities for lovers. There are round covered benches as well as long, white seats. There are also garden furniture seats that are comfortable to laze around in and take pictures of. Plus, there's an array of colorful benches that lead to the swimming pool and a bunch of spacious cottage-like tables and chairs beside the road which leads to the viewing decks above. Indeed, there are countless venues in Mountain View that allow free standing-by and no-cost dates.
Sing your heart out.
Another feature of the park is the videoke, which is installed in almost every major part inside Mountain View. You can find one in their first canteen near the entrance, another one in their biggest function hall, and another one near the leisure area. If you want to spend summer singing and laughing with family and friends, the park is a great spot.
Dine with nature.
Apart from the number of canteens found around the park, it also has a mini restaurant that serves a range of foods and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just go to the leisure area to find this restaurant and order your desired treats to fill your gastronomic cravings while in the park and have enough energy to tour the vast mountain park.
Enjoy a picnic.
With Mountain View's vast grounds and many standby areas, you surely won't find it hard to look for a perfect spot to have a picnic with your family, friends, or a special someone. Bring along a mat so you can comfortably sit or lie down and fully enjoy the nature-filled surroundings as well as the mountain breeze.
Organize a summer reunion.
Hosting birthday parties, seminars, team buildings, and other kinds of functions can be really easy when done in Mountain View Nature's Park. This is because the place offers a wide range of event venues that come with different space capacities and rates. For a complete price list of the park's rented facilities, read our previous post.
Look at different animals.
It also comes with a mini zoo that features monkeys, birds, and rabbits. Visit the place yourself so you can enjoy a close interaction with these wild creatures and have pictures with them. Make sure to bring along the kids to make the most of your animal-sightseeing experience in Mountain View Nature's Park!
Visit the Way of the Cross.
There's also a Way of the Cross that leads you to some rosary stations ideal for doing Stations of the Cross, especially on Holy Week. With the location's privacy, you can easily engage in a silent reflection and quiet prayer once inside the park's Way of the Cross. You may also tour around the nearby Christmas Park to take pictures with some awesome statues and simply appreciate the devout-Catholic side of one of Cebu's most famous garden parks.
Buy a plant or two.
This Busay park is also known for its well-maintained botanical garden where you can buy any plant you desire. Some of the healthy, great-looking greenery you can purchase here (at a reasonable price) include hanging plants and bonsais.
Drink with friends.
Finally, summer could be a perfect time to do some catching up with your college buddies, high school pals, or office mates, and Mountain View is a great place to do just that. Buy alcoholic beverages at any of the park's canteens or bring your own; the park will then take care of the venue and the outdoor activities. After a laughter-filled drinking session with some of your closest friends or family members, you may go directly to one of the comfortable rooms of Mountain View to enjoy a peaceful slumber while being serenaded by the fresh mountain breeze!
Are you now more excited to visit Mountain View Nature's Park this summer? Contact any of the following numbers to make your inquiries or have reservations in this famous mountain garden park in Cebu that's open for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! ((0915)363-1581, (0922)822-7533, (0917)631-2520, (0912)481-7627, (6332)231-5444, (6332)231-5454)