Transportation networks and systems are significant in any community. It builds the foundation where the residents can easily travel between destinations and has a vital part in the development of the place.
In Cebu, a 300-hectare island-type reclamation area known as the South Road Properties (SRP), plays a major role when it comes to accessibility. Whether you are going down south, heading up north or crossing to Mactan Island, it’s truly convenient from here.
Located at the southern part of Cebu City and practically next to Talisay City, here is a list of how South Road Properties can bring enjoyable seamless travels, connect different places in Cebu, and make logistics and traveling back and forth hassle-free.
South Road Properties
Cebu South Coastal Road
Cebu South Coastal Road is what serves the whole SRP. This two-way national road with six lanes is a diversion road from Talisay City to downtown Cebu. This road gives motorists an option to bypass heavy traffic on the old Cebu south highway and provides direct access from the southern towns to the city center.
South Road Properties Subway
Also known as the SRP Tunnel, the almost one-kilometer-long South Road Properties Subway connects the Cebu South Coastal Road and the North Reclamation Area, also providing easier access to the Port of Cebu. It consists of four lanes with two tunnels in both directions, and passes right underneath Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro. This joint development project of Cebu City with Japan, started construction in 2001 and was completed in 2011.
Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)
Considered one of the largest infrastructures in the Philippines, the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is the longest bridge-way with a length of 8.5 km. This expressway will connect mainland Cebu from Cebu City to Cordova town in Mactan Island. With this development, traveling from south Cebu to the Mactan Cebu International Airport will be a lot more convenient. The CCLEX, which is expected to open by first quarter in 2022, is expected to aid and lessen traffic on other bridges and increase economic advancement in Cebu and all throughout the Visayas.
Cebu Bus Systems
Catering to the commuting public, buses definitely aid in making Cebu’s transportation structure more efficient. The following are some of the bus systems that are available in Cebu SRP area.
Cebu Interim Bus (CiBus)
The Cebu Interim Bus is a public transport service implemented to improve mobility and connectivity between cities. It has 17 bus stops that will connect Fuente Osmeña to the South Road Properties (SRP area), via North Bacalso Avenue and will be an intermodal transportation system for Metro Cebu.
My Bus is a public mode of transportation that accommodates passengers from Talisay, Cebu, Mandaue and Mactan International Airport. My Bus stations are located in SM Seaside Mall, SM City Cebu, Il Corso, City di Mare, Malacañang sa Sugbo and Compañia Maritima. It can serve up to 90 passengers a day.
One of the oldest modes of transportation, KMK Bus operates through Metro Cebu along the routes of Naga, Minglanilla, Talisay and SM City Cebu. It has ordinary and air-conditioned buses with specific routes and schedules.
Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT)
The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit operates from Bulacao, Talamban, and South Road Properties (SRP). It is partially operational and will be completed by 2023. The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit consists of four bus stations from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Capital area, along Osmeña Boulevard; trunk service from South Road Properties (SRP) going to CSBT via Natalio Bacalso Avenue and coming from Capitol to IT Park with bus terminals at South Road Properties (SRP) and IT Park. Once fully operational, the CBRT can help cater to 60,000 commuters daily with 250 buses and 21 bus stations.
Cebu South Harbor and Container Terminal Services Corp (CSHCTSC)
The Cebu South Harbor and Container Terminal Services Corp is designed as an access for port users and shipping operators to alleviate traffic congestion in the Cebu International Port. Although not mainly for passengers, this development is still worth mentioning. Pioneered in 2018 and established in 2019, this port aims to boost exports and imports, and help establish the city’s presence in the international market.
Emerging Business and Lifestyle District in Cebu
While we were enjoying South Road Properties’ (SRP’s) scenic views and photo worthy spots this past few years, the place has also been continuously growing in terms of commercial, leisure, and other infrastructure developments.
This thriving place, located at the southern part of Cebu City and nearby Talisay City, has all the conveniences you need with its malls and lifestyle centers. It has impressive themed parks and is very accessible to adventure and recreation places in Cebu South. Also, some of its ongoing developments are expected to become the biggest destinations in Cebu.
Here are the beautiful existing and soon-to-be go-to places that will propel the business, leisure and tourism activities in this emerging commercial and lifestyle district.
Isla dela Victoria
Renowned for its luxurious amenities, Isla dela Victoria is a world-class establishment. Set to rise on 350,000 sqm. land in Kawit Island, this resort and casino will house numerous bars, restaurants, theaters, as well as hotels. Led by John Gokongwei, The Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc (UHRI) has increased its investment from 18 billion to 25 billion for the development of the project. The Isla dela Victoria will be the hub for cruise ships, ferries, and seaplane airlines, increasing investment value in South Road Properties.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Isla La Victoria was named after Jojo dela Victoria, a fisherman who died protecting our waters against dynamite fishing?
SM Ayala Consortium
A rising enjoyment center in Cebu, SM Ayala’s Consortium is developed in partnership with the leading real estate moguls, Ayala Land Inc. and SM Prime Holdings. Constructed to generate and attract business entrepreneurs and investors, this project aims to be the catalyst of the city’s pursuit for continuous economic growth. This establishment includes an arena, a convention center, and a hectare park with many different mixed-use facilities.
SM Seaside City Cebu
As the largest mall in the Mindanao-Visayas region and the 4th biggest in the country, SM Seaside is definitely a favorite among the locals. With 400 stores, a big ice skating rink, five spacious cinemas, an 18-lane bowling center, a roof garden, and an advanced IMAX Theatre, this business establishment is unparalleled among others and surely one of a kind.
Il Corso Lifemalls
This resort-inspired establishment mall offers a wide variety of recreational and leisure activities. It has a 10-hectare al fresco with a stunning view of the sea and four state-of-the-art cinemas, giving guests and visitors a spectacular viewing experience.
Cebu Ocean Park
Identified as the largest oceanarium in the Philippines and the first marine park in Visayas and Mindanao, Cebu Ocean Park can accommodate as many as 3,000 visitors. It promotes an open roof concept, a 360 viewing experience and is home to over 200 different species and animals. Its four main attractions include Jungle Trek, Multi-Animal Shows, Creepy Critters, and the Deep Tank Lagoon with a 7.2 water depth. Cebu Ocean Park is only 9.3 km. away from Talisay City and is very accessible in the area.
Anjo World Theme Park
Theme parks are not only meant for children, but also for the young at heart. Approximately 5 km. away or a short 11-minute drive from Talisay City is Cebu's first world-class theme park, the Anjo World Theme Park. It consists of more than 12 rides and attractions that will surely fill locals and tourists with unforgettable memories and excitement.
Redefining and providing customers with an extraordinary dining experience, Lantaw Talisay serves authentic Filipino food with a scenic view of the sea. Situated at Cebu South Coastal Road, this Filipino restaurant is perfect for tourists and travelers to enjoy our native cuisine, along with the mesmerizing view of the sea and mountains.
South Town Centre
An authentic lifestyle mall, the South Town Centre is a 3-story industrial property in the busy city of Talisay. It was opened in 2015 and has various retail stores and restaurants as well as a gigantic convention hall for weddings and events.
PLUS: Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX)
The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is a toll bridge connecting Cebu and Mactan Island. This development will provide connectivity and convenience in traveling between cities and will then give you easier access to even more lifestyle destinations. With this, the Mactan Cebu International Airport will also be just minutes away and will soon be making your vacation travels outside Cebu more pleasurable.
SRP district is indeed remarkably on the rise. Its rapid development increases the location’s appeal to the investment market. This undeniably will resort to more sustainable business opportunities and continual economic growth, and even an increased potential for condominiums in Cebu.
In this day and age, everyone will agree that accessibility is important. We want to stay near our family’s essentials, our work or business, recreational activities, and big infrastructure developments of course.
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