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A Day in Medellin


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 baranggay called Curva.

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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.

Short drive to Medellin Hideaway.

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.’ Well, almost all resorts in the northern tip of Cebu have rocky beaches.

Nice looking hut. I bet this spot would look perfect in the evening.

Looks nice.

More cottages.

 Another islet connected to the mainland.

The long boardwalk. Pretty lovely.

Apart from the expected creaks and cracks, it looked quiet stable. Hehe.

I don’t know how long the boardwalk is. But I guess it’s around two hundred meters.

Nice view.

View from the island. The coast of Medellin and Bogo. Lovely.

And check this out. A lovely romantic spot! Cool!

View of mainland Medellin.

Next, we checked out the zipline. I forgot the name of the barangay, though. Hehe.

Zipline fee: Php50.00. Wow!

They also have a cable car. Nice!

Green Medellin. Awesome!

Looks exciting!

Wow! Medellin is just so green!

Coconut tree-lined road. Very lovely, right?

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.

Zip line! Woohoo!

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! :)

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38 responses to “A Day in Medellin

  1. yanizel June 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    nice jud ang medellin ley. i’ve been there sa ila hideaway.nice jd xa.:)
    hayahay u life ley ui. sige lng suroy…

  2. fil8 June 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    lovely medellin! my late dad used to go there a lot for his haciendero clients. i like the cable car. :-)

  3. laagannacebuana June 19, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Medellin eco-adventure (zipline, cable car, and more) are located in Brgy. Caputatan. :P Been on a solo trip in this town early this year. Same here, I wasn’t able to checked out the controversial Gitbingil Island.

  4. Judith June 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Aw zip line – love it!
    Now you gotta go to this Gitbingil Island Ley. I am intrigued… on your next post maybe?!

  5. iinday myrna June 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    oh nice.
    i miss swimming in the sea.
    tnx bai

  6. Stery June 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    awwwweeesome… your pictures are great.. less words more images :) that’s more like it.

  7. ivy July 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

    never heard of Medellin in Cebu, until i read this blog. i find it interesting and exciting to go there.. and to experience walking in that 200 meter bamboo board walk.

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  9. Enercita Lalican July 19, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Thanks for your effort in showing Medellin, Cebu to other people in the world. Your pictures are great especially the vast greenery which sets Medellin from the rest. TRy Funtastic Island there. They say you’ve never gone to Medellin if you haven’t set forth Funtastic island (in barangay Gibitngil). It’s simply awesome! I’ve heard Senator Trillanes went there after seeing it at the internet

  10. angelnjuly August 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

    kanindot bah! I wish to visit the place.

  11. boknai August 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

    wish to be here sumday puhon nig big ako bb :)

  12. johnnymanalo August 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I would love to hear that controversial island soon on your future travel post. Nice blog there!

  13. Charles Reinholz August 14, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Another place to visit when we get back to Cebu. Our list is getting LONG!

  14. ludymarie November 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Reblogged this on Simple Stories and commented:
    Thanks for joining our trip! ’til our next adventure!

  15. inday myrna February 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Feb.4 we pass by Medellin goin to Daan Bantayan in the aircon Seres Bus. A 3hrs comfy ride fr Carmen. Stay for 2hrs looking around and shop some dried fish. What we observe about Medellin is not mountainous.

  16. zee March 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    thanks to this page.
    we have now a destination for our team building!!
    kudos to admin:)

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  18. sidney cb April 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

    good morning, may we know which beach resort is this in Medellin, please? Thank you.

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  20. vadotz June 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    naa entrance fee ang boardwalk???pila?

  21. juno December 3, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Woah! I visited these places, too! Really amazing. Sadly though because of Yolanda, these have been damaged. Hopefully, they get back to business asap!

  22. Edwin Conejos May 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    We went sa Hideaway recently, mao diay porma ani sauna. colorful na kaayo karon. Asa na dapit ang Zipline? nindot lage na. :)

    • ley May 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      kanang zipline bai duol na na sa munisipyo. sa caputatan na. not sure kung na-ayo na ba na karon after yolanda, though. hehe

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