Buwakan ni Alejandra is the “newest” attraction in Balamban, Cebu. And I purposely wrote that with quotation marks because it is not really new.
Upon arriving at the beautiful flower garden, my friends and I were greeted by the jolly caretakers, who revealed that they actually opened the place to the public back in May. However, due to the lack of awareness, it did not become as popular as the other nearby attractions, until now.
The whole area is big, but as of now, only one phase is open. They said they are currently working on the development of phases two and three.
Buwakan ni Alejandra is quite scenic and refreshing, but it’s probably not the kind of place you can spend a whole day in because they don’t much benches/chairs to sit on (for now, I guess). I also recommend going early in the morning to avoid the scorching heat of the sun because there aren’t any shelters around. You can borrow umbrellas for free though. 🙂
What You Need to Know
Location: Barangay Gaas, Balamban, Cebu (across Adventure Cafe)
Entrance Fee: Php 50 (adult), Php 20 (child)
Hours: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily
How To Get There
Public transportation: Go to the V-Hire terminal at Ayala Center Cebu and take a van with the Balamban via Transcentral Highway route. It would cost you Php 120 per person per way.
Private vehicles: The drive from JY Square via Transcentral Highway takes less than an hour. Just search for Adventure Cafe on your phone’s navigation app if you can’t find Buwakan ni Alejandra. There’s no parking space inside the premises of the garden, but you can park (properly) on the roadside.
For cheap car rentals, you may contact Jojo – 09172050684. 🙂
Other Nearby Attractions:
Read about responsible tourism:
- On Beautiful Sceneries and Why We (Sometimes) Want to Hide Them, and Responsible Tourism
- How You Can Participate in Voluntourism and Sustainable Tourism