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Travel Guide of Cebu City in Philippines by Influencers and Travelers

Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu, is a 1st class and highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines.

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1 - Cebu

Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu, is a 1st class highly urbanized city of the island of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines.

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2 - Cebu IT Park

The Cebu IT Park is a 27-hectare mixed use business park in Cebu City, Philippines, envisioned to attract locators in the information technology services.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Cebu

Once in a lifetime swimming with the whale shark in Oslob Cebu. Explore breathtaking sites such as Tumalog Falls and southern Cebu scenery on this private tour.

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Shore Excursions in Cebu things to do in Cebu City

4 - Mindanao Ave

Mindanao Avenue is an eight-to-ten lane divided avenue connecting EDSA and NLEX and is a part of Circumferential Road 5 in Metro Manila, Philippines.

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5 - Basilica of Santo Niño

Malolos, officially the City of Malolos, is a 3rd class component city and capital of the province of Bulacan, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 261,189 people.

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6 - Motorcycle Tours in Cebu

Two of the best tour activities that you can do in the southern part of Cebu is the whale shark watching and canyoneering. This is the best package that you can book with lots of inclusions and it's a private tour, you can manage your own time as long as within the duration time.

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7 - Mactan

   7 km away

Mactan is a densely populated island located a few kilometers east of Cebu Island in the Philippines. The island is part of Cebu province and it is divided into the city of Lapu-Lapu and the municipality of Cordova.

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8 - Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, officially known as The Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish of Saint Vitalis and of the Immaculate Conception, is the ecclesiastical seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu in Cebu, Philippines.

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9 - Climbing in Cebu

Jumping in a gatorade colored fresh water?! What more to ask? Our Kawasan canyoneering adventure is a must do in the Philippines! Don't miss our homemade foods by a local Filipino mom. The awesome experience of downstreaming a river and jumping waterfalls with our cousins and nephews. At the end of the day, you had an absolute blast with our family! See for yourself. Watch out for Shoyo, he is very welcoming. :)

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10 - Colon Street

Colon Street is a historical street in downtown Cebu City that is often called the oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is named after Cristóbal Colón.

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11 - Cebu Ocean Park

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12 - Wildlife Watching in Cebu

A comprehensive daytour to Bohol Island. A private tour to Chocolate hills, hinagdanan cave, tarsier, butterfly & historical sites.

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13 - Magellan Cross

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14 - The Pyramid

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15 - Whale Watching in Cebu

Avail our whaleshark encounter plus canyoneering and kawasan falls day tour package. Land and water may be different. In this tour package, you will have the chance to experience both worlds and the uplifting magnificence it can bargain. Swim with the friendly WhaleSharks in Oslob and get the feel of waters from the ocean. You may also shift your mood to the fresh flowing waters in Kawasan and wrap it all up with an adventure when you book a Canyoneering package with our guides. There is just so much to do in this journey, but it will be one of your most unforgettable. Triumph over your fears while we make sure that overcoming it can still get the quality service it deserves.

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Whale Watching in Cebu things to do in Cebu City

16 - Lapu-Lapu City

   13 km away

The Batasang Pambansa Complex is the headquarters of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. It is located along Batasan Road in Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

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17 - Simala Parish Church

   45 km away
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Why should you visit Cebu City ?

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How to visit Cebu City ?

To get to Cebu City, you can fly directly into Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), which is about an hour's drive from the city center. Flights are available from major cities in Asia and the Middle East, as well as from Manila, the capital of the Philippines. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a jeepney (local public transportation) to your accommodation.

To make the most of your visit, it's a good idea to book a few things in advance. Popular activities like island hopping tours, canyoneering adventures, and diving trips can fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early. If you plan to visit during peak season (December to May), booking accommodations in advance is also highly recommended.

The costs of traveling in Cebu City are generally affordable, with budget accommodations starting at around $10 per night and mid-range hotels averaging around $40. Meals at local restaurants can cost as little as $2, while fancier dining options may set you back around $15 per person. Activities like island tours and diving trips can range from $30 to $100, depending on the package.

Some of the best things to do in Cebu City include visiting the historic sites like Magellan's Cross, Fort San Pedro, and the Basilica del Santo Niño. For nature lovers, don't miss the chance to swim with whale sharks in Oslob or explore Kawasan Falls in Badian. Island hopping tours to nearby islands like Malapascua, Bantayan, and Camotes are also highly recommended.

For delicious local cuisine, try the famous Cebuano lechon (roasted pig) at Rico's Lechon, indulge in seafood at STK ta Bay!, or enjoy the popular street food of Larsian BBQ. International cuisine options are also available at popular spots like Anzani and La Vie Parisienne.

When looking for a place to stay, budget travelers can consider the Shejoje Poshtel Hostel, which offers clean and comfortable dormitory-style rooms. Mid-range options include the Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu or the Mandarin Plaza Hotel, both of which provide excellent service and comfortable rooms in convenient locations.

Off the beaten path: For a unique and less touristy experience, head to the secluded Hermit's Cove in Aloguinsan, a small beach cove surrounded by lush green cliffs. It's a perfect spot to relax, swim, and snorkel without the crowds. To reach Hermit's Cove, you can rent a car or motorbike from Cebu City and drive about two hours southwest. Be sure to bring your own snacks and drinks, as there are no restaurants or shops nearby.

Learn More about Cebu City

Cebu City is a city of the Philippines located in the east of the island of the same name. It is the capital of the province of Cebu and that of the Central Visayas region. It is the oldest Philippine city and the second-largest city in the country. It is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding islands of Negros, Siquijor and Bohol.

Cebu City also has a number of attractions to discover. Among them, the San Pedro Fort built in 1565, the Basilica of the Holy Child or Santo Niño Church.

From the 38th floor of the Crown Regency Hotel, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and experience the Skywalk, a walk on the edge of the void equipped with a harness.

Osmena Peak is the highest point of Cebu Island at an altitude of 3323 feet (1,013 meters). Located in the Dalaguete area, about 62 miles (100 km) south of Cebu City, it is a perfect expedition if you are looking for what to do in Cebu in a day. Once you reach the top, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain formations. The shades of green mix with grasslands, crops, jungles, and forests. In the distance, the blue of the sea calls for an adventure to the end of the world.

Kawasan Falls is certainly the most famous tourist spot in Cebu. From the road, you will take a path for about twenty minutes that will take you to the first waterfall, continuing your way, you will reach a second and a third waterfall, all equally beautiful. It is also the ideal place for canoeing, the activity promises a real experience upstream of the falls. Let yourself slide on the natural slides and swim between the rocks in a breathtaking scenery. Then it's time for the adrenaline rush with ever more impressive jumps, up to 39 feet high (12 meters)!

Cebu is an ideal destination to engage in sports activities to discover the area, such as hiking, water sports, and many others. Take the chance to discover the surrounding islands, which are full of landscapes to be discovered during your stay in Cebu.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Cebu City

Any accommodation recommendations in Cebu City?

To stay in the area, you should stay in Cebu City or on the island of Mactan which has many quality resorts with swimming pools and private beaches, we recommend the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, or Radisson Blu Cebu which are very well rated.

Cebu's weather is pleasant all year round, but some periods have a lot of rain. The winter months are the best time to visit Cebu City because it is the low season. December to April is the best time to come to Cebu City to attend the big Sinulog Festival in January.

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