Mezzo Hotel, Stunning Studio Type - 1641 - 16th Flr Persimmon
Carmelite Monastery, Panagda-it
Currently, there are around 26 hotels that you can book in Mabolo
Situated at the heart of Cebu City or the “Queen City of the South,” Mabolo is flowing with urban life. The district is one of the most progressive urban barangays in the province. It is teeming with various commercial, industrial, and residential establishments; a perfect fusion of hustle and fun not only for the locals but for the tourists as well.
Mabolo is the gateway to the northern part of the Cebu province and is one of the city’s key commerce and tourist destinations. Although highly urbanized, the residents are still active in their community service and in their church, St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish.
Flying is the most recommended way to reach Cebu. From Manila, it will only take you less than an hour and a half by plane.
There are daily flights from both international and local airlines such as Cathay Pacific, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines going to the Mactan International Airport. Take a cab to reach Mabolo.
Home to one of the major ports in the Philippines, Cebu City's domestic port is the country's busiest. This kind of transportation is best if you’re taking a long vacation and enjoy the sea.
There are regular trips from Manila or Batangas from commercial ferry lines like 2Go Travel and Sulpicio Lines. From the port, you can take a taxi to reach Mabolo.
If you’re coming from neighboring towns, there are bus terminals with different routes going to and coming from Cebu City. If coming from Manila, there are buses going to Cebu via RoRo trip that starts from southern Luzon to points in the Visayas. The travel takes almost a day.
The most common way of getting around in Mabolo is via jeepneys and multicabs. But because of the vehicles relatively small size, taxi is more convenient choice especially if you have luggage or backpacks. Tricycles and Habal-habal (motorbike taxis) are also accessible in the area.
One of the gems for the Catholic devotees is the Carmelite Monastery, a retreat of solitude in the city center. This religious site is home to the Carmelite nuns who are spending their time behind the walls of the convent. It gets crowded during the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel every 16th of July. Daily masses are held as well.
Feel the need for speed? Rev up the engine at KartZone Cebu. Go karting with your family or squad driving at multiple twists and turns lane without speed violation! This attraction also hosts annual motorcycle and scooter races.
When in Mabolo, pamper yourself to some relaxing massage at any of the surrounding massage spas such as Balai Oriental Massage and Wellness Spa, Nuat Thai, and Cebu Imperial Spa.
If your idea of a me-time is getting your hand to a cold drafted beer, then head on to Turning Wheels Craft Brewery. The crew brews their own beer using local and imported, all-natural ingredients.
It’s a good morning any time of the day at Yolk: Coffee & Breakfast. This all-day breakfast place serves mainly egg centered dishes as well as sandwiches, pancakes, and more. Craving for unlimited Japanese grill food? Satisfy your appetite at Wakamatsu Yakiniku. Best to call in for reservations especially during weekends.
Feeling “hangry”? Let Pareng Vic’s Carinderia, more commonly known as High Blood Station, calm your nerves. Or not. This small diner serves meat dishes such as sinigang, dinuguan, and pochero.
Party the night away at Club Icon. Located opposite Castle Peak Hotel, this club offers a world-class nightclubbing experience at an affordable fee of P100. Beats played here are in the electronic dance music/trap/ hip hop genres from 9 pm to 6 am.
For sports enthusiasts, League Sports Bar offers entertainment such as billiards, darts, and beer pong. For chill, dine, and drinks, MAC Live Café is the place to be.
If you want more comfortable accommodations in Mabolo, you can choose among Mezzo Hotel, Castle Peak Hotel, Cebu R Hotel, and Mabolo Royal Hotel.
For budget travelers or those who want to live more like a local, there are many hostels, guesthouses, and budget accommodations available within and the surrounding areas.