Leading developer in VisMin Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) further expands its growing leisure and hospitality portfolio as it introduces the 21-hectare MagsPeak Mountain Resort and Villas in Balamban, Cebu.
The 21-hectare mountain estate in Magsaysay Peak in Balamban, Cebu, with an elevation of 800 meters is a joint venture between CLI and MagsPeak Nature Park Inc. composed of Cebuano businessmen and fellow Caminoans, Bob Gothong, Segundino Selma Jr., Richard Ray King, and Douglas Gacasan. It is designed to create a holistic mountain experience for Cebu with an outdoor, religious, and hospitality component, built with sustainability at its core.
MagsPeak will be one of the starting points of the Camino de Cebu trail favored by pilgrims expressing their religious devotion. The MagsPeak to Compostela pilgrim trail is a 42-kilometer route traversing the mountainside of Manunggal Balamban down to the Municipality of Compostela, whose patron, St. James the Apostle, is also a featured saint in the MagsPeak chapel. The Camino de Cebu is based on the traditional Camino of Spain which is composed of several trails that converge on the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.
MagsPeak devotees can further immerse in a spiritual retreat inside the beautiful Our Lady of the Pillar Chapel which overlooks the mountains, or contemplate the 20 stations along the 800-meter-long Rosary Walk, or meditate quietly on the Pieta in a garden inspired by Michelangelo, or do penance by climbing the 14 stations of the Way of the Cross from the entrance to the top of MagsPeak.
Aside from this, MagsPeak’s offers a unique hospitality experience managed by CLI’s Hospitality arm, CLI Hotels & Resorts. Opening in 2025, the resort comprises 13 exclusive mountain villas and 20 hotel rooms highlighting views of the Balamban mountain landscape and the western Cebu seascape. Guest stays will further be enhanced with a clubhouse, heated infinity pools, and a farm-to-table restaurant.
With sustainability integral to its development, MagsPeak showcases eco-friendly initiatives and outdoor programs such as hiking trails, camping facilities, and other child-friendly activities surrounded by nature.
The development’s master plan fosters environmental conservation and integrates efficient green practices through tree reforestation programs such as planting thousands of endemic trees before construction activities, and a solar-powered water retention system promoting sustainable and responsible development.
The mountain resort project joins CLI’s pipeline of hospitality projects now including ten hotels and resorts in VisMin with a total of over 1,700 room keys upon completion.
MagsPeak will attract more local and foreign eco-tourists to the Visayas, where beach properties abound and immersive nature experiences thrive. Jose Soberano III, CLI Chairman, and CEO disclosed: “We believe MagsPeak will further enhance the variety of tourist attractions in Cebu and the Visayas. It is our way of strategically anticipating the rebound of tourism in our country and also providing a sanctuary for those seeking spiritual retreat.”