Getting to Monastery of Mama Mary, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu

I’ve been visiting the Monastery of Mama Mary in Simala, Sibonga, Cebu for 3 years now but I haven’t shared how to get to there.

I’ll try my best to elaborate traveling and getting to Monastery of Mama Mary, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu.

Getting to Monastery of Mama Mary, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu

Getting to Monastery of Mama Mary, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu

Since the Monastery of Mama Mary opens and allows visitors and pilgrims at 8:00 AM, it would be better to estimate arrival to be just 10 minutes before 8:00 AM.

If you’re coming from Cebu City, catch the Ceres bus’ 5:30 AM departure, either a regular or the air-conditioned, at the South Bus Terminal. It would only take 2 hours to travel from Cebu City to Sibonga, Cebu Province. Prepare 5.oo pesos for each traveler as terminal fee in South Bus Terminal. Since the Monastery of Mama Mary is situated in the Barangay Simala in Sibonga, it is advisable to drop off at the terminal along the national highway where motorcycles that cater pilgrims and visitors to the monastery is located. From Cebu City to Simala, Sibonga, it would only cost each person 75.00 pesos. But for elderly and student passengers with valid Senior Citizen and school IDs, respectively, they can avail for the 20% discount.

Once at the Simala, Sibonga already, take a motorcycle ride going to the monastery itself. It is just 5 kilometers away from the national highway. Each motorcycle would cater 2 passengers and costs 20 pesos per passenger. Usually, the motorcycle driver will ask you if you want to take a ride with him again going back to the national highway after your visit inside the monastery. For me, as experienced, it’s better to take the driver’s offer for you to have sure seats and rides back.

When going back home, just wait for a Ceres bus along the national highway of Simala, Sibonga.

I have not tried any other means of transportation in visiting the Monastery of Mama Mary in Simala, Sibonga, Cebu, so this is just what I can offer and share.

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8 Responses to Getting to Monastery of Mama Mary, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu

  1. Philippines! Oh how I miss Philippines and my family and friends. 🙂 Looking at this photo reminds me of our town. 🙂 Visiting via TT.

  2. emzkie says:

    thank u for the information. ive never been to cebu. hope to visit one day and see this mama mary of Monastery of Mama Mary in Simala,

  3. I haven’t been there. Hopefully someday I will be back in Cebu. 🙂

  4. Kerslyn says:

    Ceres jud, Gagay! Pwede pahatud nalang og C-130 kay mylabs didto sa monastery?LOL. Bitaw oi, thanks for sharing.

    Nice pud mga old churches sa southern part sa Cebu d ba? Tempted kaayo ko manaog sa bus before para magpa-picture.LOL. Nindot mag-photo op didto Gagay, suroy2x dayon mo ni mylabs didto. 🙂

  5. Tina says:

    Gusto jud ko moanha diha.. hopefully inig pauli nako sa Cebu or sa Dumaguete – mohapit jud ko.. 🙂

  6. Travelholic says:

    Layo diay na sa Cebu City nga spot Gay? I’ve seen a lot of photos of this huge monastery and it is breathtaking!

    Thanks for joining last week! I’ll wait for what you can share fo this week. 😉


    STO. NINO SPIRITUALITY CENTER is now OPEN to serve you.

    Located in the hills of Tolotolo, Consolacion, Cebu, Philippines, about forty five minutes (45mins.) drive from the city, its idyllic charm is ideal for Retreats and Recollections and its serene ambiance is conducive for reflection ad meditation. Overlooking a valley, which provides a continuous flow of cool breeze, and offering an impressive view of the city skyline, it can make your stay truly restful and relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of daily living. Seminars, Workshops, Conventions and other functions can also be accommodated.

    For bookings or inquiries, call:
    Telephone numbers:
    (+63 32) 516 2508 – Reception; and
    (+63 32) 514 5196 – Director

    Direction: (Points of Departure)
    1. S.M. Department Store
    -take any jeepney going to Mandaue City
    -get off highway Mandaue City – infront of San Miguel Corp.
    -take either Consolacion/Lilo-an jeepney
    -get off 50 meters after FOODA dept. Store, Consolacion
    -across the street there is the entrance to ROYALE CEBU ESTATES (Sta. Lucia Subd.)
    -from there, take HABAL-HA (Php 20.00) and tell the driver to bring you to the AUGUSTINIANS…

    2. AYALA Mall
    -take jeepney going to Mandaue City at AYALA terminal—
    -then, follow all directional instructions stated above….

    Complete address:
    Brgy. Tolotolo, Consolacion
    6001 Cebu, Philippines

    Official email:

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    • Criselda D. Marquez says:

      thanks for the info.. now i knw alrdy the way to simala… I’l be in Monastery of the Holy Eucharist in simala this december.

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