Tops Lookout information
Mt Busay makes a mighty backdrop for Cebu City, but the best view is from the mountain itself at Tops Lookout. Better known simply as ‘Tops’, this modernist, fortresslike viewing deck provides spectacular views, especially at sunrise or sunset. There are snack stalls and beers sell for P60. To get to Tops, jump on a jeepney from the Capitol Building (marked O4H Plaza Housing) to JY Square Mall. From here you can get a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi; round trip P300 to P400) up the steep winding road to the top. A round-trip taxi ride will cost around P1000 to P1500; negotiate a fixed price before you head off.
There’s also a lookout at Mountain View nearby, and adrenaline junkies and brave souls might want to make a stop at the Doce Pares zipline park en route.