Monday, April 3, 2017

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Watsons Safer Mt. Mago Hike, Standing In Three Cebu Provinces

Last Saturday, together with my girlfriends, we conquered the infamous Mt. Mago in northern Cebu! It was just a week of preparation and we thought it was an easy hike as mentioned by some mountaineers' in their blogs. But we got "lucky" since the day before the hike, Cebu was experiencing heavy rains and as a result, we were trekking a muddy route going to the top! By the way, Mt. Mago hike is a fulfilling one, why? Because when you are able accomplish this so called "Boundary Climb" then you will be standing in three provinces of Cebu, namely Danao, Tuburan and Carmen!

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago
Here's our timeline for your guide.


Ate Chubz, FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta and Geemiz Blogger, Geezelle Tapangan at Mt. Mago
Ate Chubz, FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta and Geemiz Blogger, Geezelle Tapangan at Mt. Mago
At 8:10 AM, we arrived in Carmen Market to buy some lunch and of course, this Blogger is a chicken addict. So, the girls decided to buy lechon Chicken at Ogis.
At 8:30 AM, we got a motorcyle ride (Habal-Habal) from Carmen Market. Fare is PHP 100.00
By 9:10 AM, we arrived in Santikan Elementary School to secure the motorcycles. Good thing, our Habal-Habal driver decided to become our Guide going to the peak. It was his second or third time and we were amazed how professional and humble he is.
At 9:15 AM, we started the walk from Santikan to Mt. Mago Peak.
At 10:55 AM, we arrived at Mt. Mago Peak. It was almost an hour of hike and it was a "mid-easy-mid-average" walk. So it is recommended to wear hiking shoes most especially if it's raining - muds are everywhere!
At 11:21 AM, we started going down - going back to Santikan Elementary School.
By 1:30 PM, we finally arrived in Santikan Elementary School where the Habal-habal (motorcycle) was parked. We actually arrived late because in between our walks, we couldn't resist the beauty of nature and we got some snaps!

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak


TAKE NOTE:
1. Wear your hiking outfit ( don't follow mine, please! (wink) )
2. Bring foods and beverages ( it is recommended to bring 3-4 liters of water )
3. Do not forget to bring First Aid kit ( not just for yourself but of course, for everyone in your company )
4. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not leave any trash. Bring it and put it inside your bag.

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta at Mt. Mago Peak

EXPENSES:
Motorcyle Ride - Back and Forth is PHP 200.00 (PHP 100.00 one way)
Guide Tip - PHP 300.00 (because Sharex is so accommodating and he even knows a good angle for your shots!)

Contact: Sharex Damelis - 0936-844-4722

Selfie while riding a habal-habal
Selfie while riding a habal-habal

The hikers on their way to the top!
The hikers on their way to the top!

Rest in between walk...
Rest in between walk...

Our last hill going to the peak!
Our last hill going to the peak!

SIDE TRIPS:
During your Hike to Mt. Mago, you can actually stop to these spots for some instagram-worthy shots!

Carmen Old House
This old house located near the Carmen Market is just amazing that we ask the owner if we could get a pic.


Forest Shots at Carmen Roads


FaceCebu Blogger doing that pose again!
FaceCebu Blogger doing that pose again!

FaceCebu with his Friends
FaceCebu with his Friends

FaceCebu with his Friends
FaceCebu with his Friends

FaceCebu with his Friends
FaceCebu with his Friends

FaceCebu with his Friends
FaceCebu with his Friends
St. Benedict Monastery


St. Benedict Monastery
entrance to the monastery

Durano Eco Farm


Durano Eco Farm
River beside Durano Eco Farm

Durano Eco Farm
With my Travelmates
Camp Enzo and Marco's Vegetable Garden - Though this is a private property, you can actually peak in the entrance and make some pose. Do your ninja moves!

Camp Enzo and Marco's Vegetable Garden
Camp Enzo and Marco's Vegetable Garden

Camp Enzo and Marco's Vegetable Garden
Camp Enzo and Marco's Vegetable Garden
Make Your Hike Safer and Sexier With Watsons!

I thank my friend (Geezelle of Geemiz.com) for her Belo Sunblock that she bought from Watsons for protecting our skin. Though I forgot to put in my face and neck part, still i got a got my arms and legs saved from the heat of the sun. Good thing, there's Watsons’ “Make Your Summer” campaign. Throug this, we don't need to hide but other wise, create a perfect summer!

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta  with Belo Sunblock
FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta  with Belo Sunblock 

Make your summer sun-proof and be confident to go anywhere! Travel to the serene islands of Camotes, and choose between relaxing on its paradise-like beaches or hiking to its amazing caves and majestic waterfalls. There’s no more need for covering up and hiding from the sun because at Watsons, we know that it’s important to get protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. That’s why we have all the sun-proof tools you need for a safe and awesome summer. Defend your skin from burning and sun damage with amazing sunscreens like: Nivea, Vaseline, Banana Boat, Beach Hut, Solstice, Biore, Sunplay, Belo, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Celeteque, Kojie San, Hawaiian Tropic, Dermplus, Ponds, and Olay.
FaceCebu Blogger with his girlfriends! LOL
FaceCebu Blogger with his girlfriends! LOL
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Now, here are some good and nice jump shots with my ladies!


Jump Shot at Mt. Mago
Jump Shot at Mt. Mago

Jump Shot at Mt. Mago Peak
Jump Shot at Mt. Mago Peak

Jump Shot in the road
Jump Shot in the road



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Mark Monta is the Founder of Cebu Bloggers Society and Best Cebu Blogs Awards. He is the Blogger behind this FaceCebu.net and Fitness Blog, www.CebuFitnessBlog.com.

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