Summer is officially here! As much as I want to hit the beach so badly already, beach trips take too much work to plan on. Living in the city means that the beach is 30 to an hour (or two) away. You need to calculate your expenses on food, transportation, entrance fees and to make the trip more fun, you would want to invite more people to join you. It is fun to be at the beach, but it can be a lot of work sometimes, especially if you have no private ride.

However, what is a nice summer sun without even stepping outside of the house to actually absorb some fresh, sun heat?

Now, I know that I have written several farm articles already, but it is because farms are a thing for wandering feet right now. It is refreshing, easy to go to, and ideal for quick, energizing breaks.

AO Farm

Photo by Aljurd Anderson
Photo by Aljurd Anderson

AO Farm provides an avenue for city residents to enjoy a rural-like environment, just minutes away from the noisy city streets. The farm is filled with plants, of course. From there, you can see the nice scenery of the sun over our mountain ranges.

Photo by Chariefe Ichikawa
Photo by Chariefe Ichikawa
Photo from AO Farms
Photo from AO Farm

Welcome to AO Farm, the backyard garden you wish you had. It is up in the mountains where fresh air is normal. You do not have to be a plant lover to appreciate the plants, and clean air, so there is no reason for you not to come visit.

READ: Flower Gardens In Cebu You Should Not Miss

Photo by Sha Rah Cañada
Photo by Sha Rah Cañada

And because you don’t have the luxury of plowing a healthy piece of land and grow healthy plants within your area of proximity, go ahead and and enjoy this life-filled farm with just one habal-habal ride.

Photo by Sha Rah Cañada
Photo by Sha Rah Cañada

READ: Don Meon Is Cebu’s NEWEST Garden Attraction

AO Farm may not be as bright as Sirao, but it is a calming place for you and your kids to enjoy. They have a playground, a fish pond, and a butterfly garden to add value to the attraction.

Photo by Chariefe Ichikawa
Photo by Chariefe Ichikawa

Also, what’s a farm with no flowers?

Photo by Sha Rah Cañada
Photo by Sha Rah Cañada

Rates

To enter AO Farm, you need to pay 50 pesos per head.

READ: Buwakan Ni Alejandra: Cebu’s One Of A Kind Flower Garden

Reminders

An old saying says, “Leave nothing by footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.” It is the ultimate rule when it comes to traveling. Always remember to take your trash with you until you find a proper trash bin. Never pick flowers, or anything that you don’t own (except trash), and do not smoke in non-smoking areas.

These are all common house rules but are often disregarded. To keep the farm beautiful, please keep these reminders in mind. 🙂

How to get there

The farm is in Barangay Toong, Cebu City. You can easily reach AO Farm from Punta Princesa. Get on one of the habal-habals, pay 20 pesos per person (1 habal-habal can take up to 3 persons but best if you ignore the third spot for safety purposes).

To stay updated, please visit their official Facebook page or call them at 0920 908 9714.

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