Wanting to relax to a scenic environment while visiting Cebu, Philippines? The I would greatly suggest Mountain View Nature's Park at Busay. You do not have to travel far from the city to enjoy peace and tranquility.Less than an hour away from the main city before reaching the tran-central highway and a few meters away from Marco Polo Hotel, you will find this continuously developing mountain resort. Ideal for family, friends and lovers. There are camping sites, rooms for rent for as low as Php700 overnight stay, social halls with video karaoke machines, and recently the resort opened their newest attraction which is the swimming pool with mini zoo. Before you have to experience this though, you would have to pay Php50 entrance fee then you can wander anywhere you want except the swimming pool area. There is a separate entrance fee for the swimming pool, Php100 for adults and Php75 for children below 3 ft. If you just want to wander around the pool you would have to pay Php50 which is the down side but the place is really marvelous and drop jaw awesome. You can also order food in the canteen or in the pool area and they will deliver the food persnally in your rented room. The place is rather enormous, you would have to walk a few kilometers to be able to reach the tip of the entire resort which is the crucifix or if you prefer the short cut then you would have to endure 420 stair steps towards it.
There are statues inside the vicinity that will rekindle your childhood years, frogs in bikinis, a tree with face, musical men, Disney characters, a tumbling pig, a dinosaur, sea creatures and among others. The best thing about Mountain View Nature's Park resort happens during the night, one can just adore the panoramic scenery of city lights, like a symphonic tiny little stars on land. In the morning you can hike around and take some pictures of the sorroundings, a good way to unwind and do a little of exercise like jogging and brisk walking.
I have been in this place numerous times and everytime I visit, there is always something new. This makes me very glad that I am a Cebuana and can enjoy such simple pleasures as Mountain View Nature's Park Resort.
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