Sirao Flower Farm, Cebu's Little Amsterdam

Sirao Flower Farm Cebu

I've been living in Cebu City for over a year now. I moved here, from my beloved General Santos, to pursue a career as a Structural Designer. I have yet to explore all the wonderful places Cebu has to offer. One of these places is Sirao Flower Farm, also known as The Little Amsterdam of Cebu City


The urge to come here was because of a splurge of photos that bombarded my social media feeds. Even my friends from General Santos who are visiting Cebu have photos taken here. It's safe to say that this place has already been established as a go-to location as far as tourist destinations in Cebu go. Sirao Flower Garden contains a field of flowers, mostly are Celosia flowers which derived its name from a Greek word that means 'burning'. This name is appropriate because its head does look like burning flame.

Tourist Spots Cebu

There's an entrance fee of P50.00 as means of maintenance and for further improvements.


I was immediately awestruck with the flowers when we arrived. However, after a while, I got a bit disappointed because it wasn't what I had expected. The flower garden was way smaller, there were too many people, and it really took a lot of effort to take a good photo (without any photobombs). The flowers at Sirao Flower Farm were fabulous though and the vivid colors were a fantastic visual treat for my eyes. It was also great to breathe in fresh air after being stuck in the polluted city for so long. 


Tourist Spots Cebu

The famous Sirao Flower Farm was originally just meant for growing and selling flowers. However, over the years, it has attracted flocks of tourists and photo enthusiasts. The influx of people wanting to see the celosia flowers in full bloom convinced the owners to turn it into a well maintained tourist destination instead. 
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Travel Destination Cebu

Previously, you would have to wait for the flowers to be in season to enjoy this spectacular site since the flowers will have to be harvested for Sinulog and All Soul's Day Season. If you didn't know, Celosia has grown to become the official flower of Cebu's Sinulog Festival. Currently, you can visit the farm all year round and still get a glimpse of a sea of flowers. The management purposely leave some flowers unharvested for the visitors to see.



To increase the European feel of the garden, several ornaments, such as a windmill, rainbow bridges, statues, bicycles, etc., can also be seen in the area. 


There is also a cafe where you could enjoy refreshments like buko juice and a lot more. A lot of stores offering these are present outside for a cheaper price.




You can also purchase bundles of flowers that are grown from the garden which you can take home.



When visiting, you have to dress appropriately. It could get muddy. This means wearing your favorite white sneakers could yield an unfortunate mess. 





How to get there: 

The most common way to reach Sirao Flower Farm is by riding a motorcycle (locally known as habal-habal) from JY Square Mall. A bunch of drivers would instantly approach you especially if you look like tourists. P200.00/head roundtrip fare is already enough. You can discuss additional charges with your driver as an incentive for waiting for you. You can also opt to ride a taxi but the usual charge would start at P1500.00. If you have a car, you can simply just Waze it and you'll be good to go. 

Tips:
  • Make a very clear payment arrangement with your driver so there are no gray areas that could cause misunderstanding. Be wary of being tricked to pay more though. Some habal-habal drivers (definitely not all) are known to charge a whole lot more especially if they realize you're not from Cebu. Speak Bisaya if you can. 
  • If you're taking your own car, be careful as the road going up could get pretty challenging and slippery. 
  • Some habal-habal drivers would offer you a three-way tour, which would allow you to visit three famous Cebu tourist destinations: Sirao Flower Farm, Tops Skyline Garden and Temple of Leah. This is already very worth it. The usual price is P300.00/head, excluding entrance fees.
  • Please be a responsible tourist and give respect to the management's effort of beautifying the place. Don't pick flowers, step on them or leave any trash behind. The destruction of these lovely flowers is a big price to pay for your perfect selfie. Please be mindful of other tourists as well. They, like you, are struggling to take the perfect picture too.




95 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely farm and you look so pretty.

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  2. WHOA!!! What an epic place to take pictures, those flowers are WILD! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  3. wow this is super cute and vibrant!
    Isabelle
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    1. Yes it is! It looks lovely in the photos.

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  4. Oh what a beautiful spot to visit! I can see why it's so popular! :) It's a shame it makes it hard to take photos when it is so crowded though!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) Have you done any sale shopping? I made the most of some time off earlier this week and shopped at a few stores but I haven't bought anything in the sales yet.

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    1. Yeah, I was sad for a bit but definitely got my photos!

      Aw thanks. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  5. Wow, amazing flowers and beautiful pics... so colorful!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  6. Lovely photos and great information & tips for anyone wanting to visit. I especially loved the Sunflowers!

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  7. Wow, great, great, great!!! This is so beautiful place, your photos are stunning!

    Amazing post dear, thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. Love the flowers!!Beautiful place!!
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  9. the flower farm is such a beautiful place. and you look great here.

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  10. This place looks so gorgeous, I completely love it!

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  11. Beautiful pics!
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  12. Omg, just LOOK at all these gorgeous blooms!

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  13. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

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  14. You look fab and the pictures are gorgeous!!

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  16. Oh wow, beautiful photos! the flowers are gorgeous. Sorry it was a bit smaller than you had expected though!

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    1. Yeah.It really does look good on pictures though.

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  17. Cute photos, the flowers look so pretty!

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  18. What a cute flower farm!! It's in full bloom.

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  19. Hej! Świetny post :)

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  20. Hi! Great post and I love your photos!
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  21. Very cool pictures and wonderful relaxed look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  22. Those flowers are so beautiful! Love your pictures.

    xx Simone
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  23. What a magical place... beautiful colors
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  24. The flowers are so pretty!!!
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  25. What absolutely beautiful flowers! I love your pictures!

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  26. Those flowers are beautiful! Love your style!

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  27. Ohhmmy ill be visiting Cebu next year and excited on this.
    Hope to visit it too.

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  28. Wow, that place is beautiful. Great information and tips. I really hate when I see tourist disrespecting a place.

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    1. That's one of my greatest pet peeves.

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  29. I can imagine it being pretty crowded as it looks amazing!

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    1. Pretty famous on social media too. :D

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  30. What a stunning place! Love the photos!

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  31. Such a beautiful place, i love the photos ^^
    xx

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  32. I've never been to Cebu but I heard there are gems of beauty to be found in there. I can't wait to visit them. Do you have an itinerary of what to visit? I'd love to hear them.

    On the side note, I am interested that you are practising engineering. How was it so far? :)

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  33. Oh wow, this flower farm looks SO beautiful - packed full with colour underneath the sun! Such a lovely experience :)

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  34. Love this place:-)Great post!

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  35. Looks really interesting, dear! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  36. Wow, what a lovely looking place! x

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  38. The flowers look so vivid and beautiful. You definitely made the most out of this location even though this flower farm was small.

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    1. Yeah. Good thing the photos look good. :D

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  39. This flower farm looks so beautiful and colorful! :)
    Thanks for the comment!

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  40. This flower farm looks so beautiful! What an incredible place to shoot at! <3 x Imogen

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    1. Yes. A lot of people shoot there for weddings.

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  41. I like this post! Your pictures are great!
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  42. Wow this place is beautiful! I can see why it's bustling with people, who wouldn't want to take pictures surrounded by lovely flowers!

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    1. The flowers were really beautiful. <3

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  43. Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

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