Dalaguete is home to Barangay Mantalongon, which is the main source of vegetables sold in Cebu. Its high altitude also gives the place a cool climate. Due to this, Mantalongon was declared as the Summer Capital of Cebu by the Cebu Provincial Board. The town is also home to a number of heritage sites that any culture lover will find appealing enough to visit.
The Mag-alambak Forest of Dalaguete is the old site of the Southern Cebu Reforestation Development Project or SCRDP. It is a 48-hectare property that displays the beauty of nature at its best. It is a tropical enclave encompassing parts of three barangays of Dalaguete: Dumalan, Obo, and Mantalongon. But, a good part of the garden is located in the Vegetable Basket of Cebu.
Your journey to the Mag-alambak Forest starts at the Cebu South Bus Terminal where you can catch a bus headed for Dalaguete. You should get off at the junction going to Barangay Mantalongon. You have the option of riding a jeepney and wait for it to get full or get on a motorcycle for hire to the mountain barangay.