weekend wanders

Trancentral Highway Roadtrip Adventure

Transcentral Highway is the major road that connects Cebu city to the other municipalities around Cebu’s central and northwestern part. It’s around 33 km. making it pleasing for road trips over the weekend.

Being a long stretch of highway surrounded by nature at it’s best, there’s a lot of great places to have a quick stop and things that you can do while traveling along the highway.

Sirao Flower Farm. Get to see the flower farm they tagged as Amserdam of Cebu and check out the gorgeous Celosia flowers at Sirao.

Temple of Leah
. Dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Cebu, a temple created for the love of his wife. A great architecture that has a Roman feel on the mountain of Busay.

Terrazas de Flores Botanical Garden. Experience the 2-hectare whimsical garden in Malubog, Busay, Cebu city.

Taste the Lechon ala Balamban. If Carcar has a signature taste of Lechon, so does Balamban!

Affordable crops. With Balamban’s climate, you can also buy vegetables at a lesser price along the highway.

Doctora Macrina Hills. For 25.00 php, we got to check out a somewhat abandoned place great for picnics but the view is still amazing.

lrm_export_20161130_184839Felix Berto. A very low key burger junction right along Trancentral Highway. This is commonly the pit stop for motorcycle riders passing over the highway.

Buy plants for home. Our last stop was to buy plants along the highway. With a conducive climate, locals earned a living by also selling plants right outside their houses. Plants are only raging from 20.00 – 200.00 php. Great deal, right?

There are a still a lot of places that again we can add to this list waiting to be explored. How about you, where was your latest road trip adventure?


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    cieri of thewonderfulkind.com
    September 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Nice deets on this roadtrip. I wanted to go to Sirao farm and Temple of Leah. I havent gone yet since we only went to Bantayan Island and downtown/uptown Cebu. Good reference for next time.

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      September 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      There’s always another reason to go back to Cebu,Cieri. 🙂

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    Nezte virtudazo
    January 6, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Tara naaaa!!!’

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    Carlo Andrew Olano
    January 3, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I should do this road trip before summer. This is one nice idea.

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    December 28, 2016 at 5:23 am

    There are a lot of places to explore along the Transcentral Highway that I haven’t been to! Hopefully a road trip would help me do that. 🙂

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    Four-eyed Laagan
    December 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I already tried having a road trip along with my friends. Our route was Transcentral – Balamban – Toledo – Naga – Cebu City. It took us whole day because we had to stop by BAlamban Hospital because one of our friends had a minor accident. It rained and it shined and it was pain in the hands while driving. Kapoy. hahahaha. but surely the view is really great!

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    December 5, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Interesting shots. I love stopping to take pictures during road trips. You got an amazing variety here… from roasted pig to flowers. 🙂 I ave seen similar roasting pigs in Turin, Italy and Prague in CR. I believe it is a delicacy. And the Taj of Cebu does resemble roman architecture.

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    Kylie Zimanyi
    December 5, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I can’t get over how amazing your photos are! They are so vibrant and perfect for telling the story! You don’t even need text at all!

    I had never thought to visit Cebu or the surrounding region, after your gorgeous post I might have to reconsider that!

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    Shai Habon
    December 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Wow awesome photos! I love that this trip didn’t cost you a lot! That 25 peso – view looks awesome! Can’t wait for my Cebu trip next year!

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    December 2, 2016 at 3:22 am

    These spots are the ones we have not visited when we went to cebu. Mainly because we’re all focused on conquering the south. You know, the canyoneering, simala, etc ahaha! We will figure this one out when we go back!

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