Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden
I get it. You are reading this blog because you want to unwind. I know. And I’m happy to let you know that you can get away from the city in just 25 – 30 minutes and visit this beautiful place.
Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden is located in Busay, Cebu City. The serenity of the place can really help you relax. We went there on a weekday, so there were only limited people who used the pool, or they call it a pond. To set your expectation, the pool/pond is not that excellent. But, you will definitely appreciate the different colors of flowers in full bloom, the fresh and cold air, the green mountains surrounding the place, the beautiful rays of the sun slightly covered by the bamboo trees. Wow!
The entrance fee is only P100 and they are open 24/7. You can use the cottages, tables, and pool for free. You can also stay overnight since the place also offers sheds/rooms for only P200. You can bring your own food and there’s no corkage fee.
So far, we didn’t have a problem when we went there because almost all of our needs were available. Excellent water supply, clean comfort rooms and dressing rooms. If you haven’t prepared food, not a problem as well. They offer combo meals, they have available drinks, soda, liquors, and coffee.
For transportation, you can rent a car or jeepney if you will be with a team. If you’re a small group or with your partner, there are available motorcycle drivers in JY SQUARE that can take you there. The motorcycle drivers will usually ask for only P100 per person.
As of now, they did not provide their contact number yet since you can visit the place anytime without reservations. You can also message them on their Facebook Page. And of course, since we already went there, I will be happy to answer some of your questions. Enjoy!