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10 Best Cebu Tours in 2024 (Tour Packages in Cebu With Itinerary and Private Transfers)

Mario Manlupig

  • September 22, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • Badian , Bantayan Island , Cebu City , Moalboal , Oslob

Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of family and friends, one of the best ways to explore the vastness of Cebu is through guided tours. CEBU INSIDER has carefully curated the 10 Best Cebu Tours in 2023!

Traveling to a foreign country can be a bit tricky if you are not familiar with how things work. That’s why tours are the easiest way to remove stress and just your destination without thinking about how to get there and what to do. Everything is already arranged for you.

In Cebu, there are so many tours available to provide you with the best travel experience. Whether you are looking for a packaged trip to Bantayan Island or a guided tour to South Cebu where you can swim with giant whale sharks , dive with millions of sardines , and go canyoneering in Badian , Cebu is not short of tours.

If you are wondering which Cebu tours to take, here are some of our top recommendations:

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1. Badian Canyoneering and Kawasan Falls Tour

If this is your first time in Cebu, you should do the Badian Canyoneering and Kawasan Falls Tour . Canyoneering in Badian is one of the most popular things to do in Cebu. On this tour, you will swim through cerulean waters from the Kanlaon River to Kawasan Falls.

You don’t have to be a good swimmer to do this activity as you will wear a life vest and safety gear. A gentle reminder, though—canyoneering in Badian involves lots of walking, swimming, and jumping off cliffs, so do prepare your leg strength and endurance.

This activity is only possible with certified tour guides who know the ins and outs of the trail from end to end. These guides are also trained to safeguard tourists and prevent any potential accidents along the way.

Badian Canyoneering Cebu

2. Oslob Whale Shark Watching Tour

Another must-do outdoor activity in Cebu is swimming with whale sharks in Oslob. The Oslob Whale Shark Watching Tour takes you to the activity center for a short briefing before you are taken to the site to get close to the largest shark and fish alive.

Many of these sharks have made a residency off the coast of Tan-awan, Oslob , so you can guarantee to see them 365 days a year. Whale sharks are friendly, so there’s nothing to worry about. Just keep a good distance to avoid getting swallowed (Yes, they can swallow humans!). Part of this tour is a trip to Tumalog Falls, one of the grandest waterfalls in Cebu .

Oslob Whale Shark Watching

3. Moalboal Island Hopping Tour

If you are visiting Cebu, don’t ever skip Moalboal , a small tourist town popular among foreign tourists for its unique nature activities. On this Moalboal Island Hopping Tour , you will do the famous sardine run wherein you can swim with millions of sardines just a few meters off the coast of Panagsama Beach. Whether you go snorkeling, freediving, or scuba diving, swimming with a ball of sardines in Moalboal also includes gigantic green and hawksbill sea turtles.

Part of this tour is a trip to Pescador Island, a small island west of Panagsama Beach. Pescador Island is known for its rich marine ecosystem with over 450 species of hard coral, pyramid butterflyfish, tuna, nudibranchs, snake eel, frogfish, barracuda, and white-tipped reef shark. Your island hopping tour may also include a trip to Basdaku or White Beach.

Moalboal Sardine Run2

4. Cebu Highlights Tour

If you are pressed for time but want to explore the best of Cebu in as little as 3 days, do the Cebu Highlights Tour ! In 3 days, you will explore Cebu City’s famous tourist attractions and more, including the Temple of Leah (an ornate Roman-style temple), Cebu Taoist Temple, Magellan’s Cross (a pavilion where the historic Roman Catholic cross was planted by explorers of the Spanish expedition of the first circumnavigation of the world led by Ferdinand Magellan), Basilica del Santo Niño, Fort San Pedro, and 10,000 Roses Café (a coffee shop and an art installation).

Part of this tour is a trip to Oslob to experience whale shark watching and a side trip to Tumalog Falls and Aguinid Falls. You will also visit Sumilon Island where the famous shifting white sandbar can be found. In addition, you will do the canyoneering in Badian and sardine run in Moalboal as well.

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5. Bantayan Island Getaway Package

For a more relaxed vacation, head to Bantayan Island , an island on the northern tip of Cebu known for its white sand beaches. This Bantayan Island Getaway Package includes a 3-day luxury resort accommodation, an excursion around the island, and island hopping to Virgin Island, Hilantagaan Island, and Baigad Lagoon.

On your excursion, you will visit tourist attractions in Bantayan Island like Ogtong Cave Pool, Santa Fe Ruins, Paradise Beach, and Omagieca Mangrove Garden and Eco Park. Although not part of the package, you may do activities like skydiving and kitesurfing, depending on the weather conditions.

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6. Bantayan Island Hopping Tour

If you don’t need a packaged tour to Bantayan Island but still want to do island hopping, the Bantayan Island Hopping Tour is for you! On this tour, you will be able to visit Virgin Island, Hilantagaan Island, and Baigad Lagoon.

Virgin Island is a private island a few minutes away from Santa Fe in Bantayan Island. It’s home to a crystal-clear white sand beach where you can also do activities like board jumping, snorkeling, kayaking, and beach volleyball.

Your tour starts at Baigad Lagoon where you can dip your toe in its clear white sand beach. Afterwards, you will proceed to Hilantagaan Island where you will snorkel and explore this fishermen’s island. Virgin Island is the highlight of this tour where you are most likely having lunch and spend most of your time.

Virgin Island Cebu Santa Fe Cebu North Cebu Tourist Spot

7. Top of Cebu Private Half-Day Tour

For a worthwhile quick trip around Cebu City, the Top of Cebu Private Half-Day Tour is your best option. Top of Cebu is a fancy restaurant in Busay, on the mountainside of Cebu, where you will have an unforgettable dining experience with a 180-degree view of downtown Cebu City. This tour takes place in the afternoon until evening so you’ll get to see Cebu City shimmering.

Top of Cebu City Tourist Attractions

8. Mactan Island Hopping Day Tour

Island hopping is one of the best things to do in Mactan Island . The Mactan Island Hopping Day Tour brings you to the popular islands around Mactan, including Pandanon Island, Hilutungan Island, and Nalusuan Island. These islands have rich marine ecosystems, perfect for snorkeling and diving, as well as white sandbars, perfect for frolicking on the beach.

Nalusuan Island - Things to Do in Mactan, Cebu

9. Pescador Island Hopping Tour

If you are looking for a private tour of Pescador Island, check out the Pescador Island Hopping Tour . On this tour, you will get a private transfer from Mactan or Cebu City straight to Moalboal and a private boat transfer to Pescador Island where you can snorkel or dive. Pescador Island has rich live corals, so you can expect marine species to thrive.

Pescador Island Moalboal Cebu - Cebu Tours

10. Cebu City Private Day Tour with Simala Shrine

For Catholic devotees who would like a day tour around Cebu City with a side trip to Simala Shrine, the Cebu City Private Day Tour with Simala Shrine is perfect. Visit Magellan’s Cross, Temple of Leah, Basilica del Santo Niño, and Fort San Pedro—some of the most historic sites in the city. Afterward, head to Simala Shrine, formally known as the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, a Roman Catholic pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Sibonga.

Simala Shrine in Sibonga Cebu - Best Tours in Cebu

Your Ultimate Travel Guide to Cebu

Cebu has many guided tours available to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for private guide tours or join-in tours, you have a range of options.

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Mario Manlupig

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Mario is the Founder of CEBU INSIDER . In March 2018, he left his full-time job at the Philippines' biggest TV network and became a digital nomad, traveling all over the country until the pandemic happened. He now calls Cebu City his home.

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19. Private Canyoneering in Kawasan falls + meals + Cebu transfer opt

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20. Half-Day Cebu City Tour

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21. Oslob Whale Shark watching + Canyoneering Adventure Tour

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22. Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Pescador & Sardine Run & Turtle

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23. Cebu Highlands Tour(Cebu Taoist, Temple of Leah and Sirao Garden)

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24. Whale Shark Encounter & Sumilon Sandbar & Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls

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25. Group Tour of Moalboal Sardines Run & Kawasan Canyoneering

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26. Oslob Whale Sharks and Moalboal Sardine Run, Sea Turtles Tour

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27. Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan Falls in One Day from Cebu

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28. Swimming with Whale Sharks and Island-Hopping to Sumilon Island

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29. Whale Shark Encounter and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering with Lunch

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30. Cebu Oslob WhaleSharks, Aguinid Falls & Kawasan Main Falls (3in1)

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  • Canyoneering Experience in Kawasan Falls with Lunch
  • Bohol Countryside Day Tour From Cebu City | Lunch at Loboc River Cruise
  • Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Sumilon Sandbar & Pescador Island with Sardines
  • Cebu City Historical Street and Food Tour
  • Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls
  • Evolution Diving
  • Cebu Fun Divers
  • Island Trek Tours
  • Cebu Dive Centre
  • Lion Dive Centre
  • Coral Sea Dive Cebu
  • Ocean Dreamer Island Tours
  • CSP Travel & Tours
  • Oslob Whale Sharks
  • Devocean Divers Malapascua
  • French Kiss Divers

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1. Bohol Countryside Day Tour From Cebu City | Lunch at Loboc River Cruise

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2. Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Sumilon Sandbar & Pescador Island with Sardines

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3. Canyoneering Experience in Kawasan Falls with Lunch

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4. Whale Shark, Canyoneering, Sardines Run and Turtles with Transpo

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5. Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls

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6. Private Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City Tour with Uphill Spots & Lunch at House of Lechon

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7. Oslob Whale Shark Watching

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8. Cebu City Historical Street and Food Tour

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9. Mactan Cebu Island Hopping with Lunch - Gilutungan, Caohagan, Nalusuan

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10. Pescador Island with Sardines & Turtle and Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls

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11. Full Day Private Exploration in Sumilon Island

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12. Whale Shark Snorkeling w/ Tumalog Falls & Canyoneering in Kawasan

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13. Osmeña Peak & Badian Canyoneering with Kawasan Falls Tour Package

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14. Island Hopping: Nalusuan, Hiltungan and Caohagan

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15. Oslob Whale Shark Group Tour with Sumilon Island & Tumalog Falls

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16. Bohol Day Tour with Round-Trip Transfers from Cebu

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17. Moalboal Sardines Run Private Tour

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18. Private Canyoneering in Kawasan falls + meals + Cebu transfer opt

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19. Half-Day Cebu City Tour

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20. Oslob Whale Shark watching + Canyoneering Adventure Tour

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21. Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Pescador & Sardine Run & Turtle

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22. Cebu Highlands Tour(Cebu Taoist, Temple of Leah and Sirao Garden)

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23. Private Tour Cebu Ocean Park

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24. Whale Shark Encounter & Sumilon Sandbar & Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls

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25. Group Tour of Moalboal Sardines Run & Kawasan Canyoneering

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26. Oslob Whale Sharks and Moalboal Sardine Run, Sea Turtles Tour

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27. Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan Falls in One Day from Cebu

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28. Cebu Group Tour: Best Cebu City Tour

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29. Swimming with Whale Sharks and Island-Hopping to Sumilon Island

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30. Whale Shark Encounter and Kawasan Falls Canyoneering with Lunch

What travellers are saying.

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  • Canyoneering Experience in Kawasan Falls with Lunch
  • Bohol Countryside Day Tour From Cebu City | Lunch at Loboc River Cruise
  • Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls & Sumilon Sandbar & Pescador Island with Sardines
  • Cebu City Historical Street and Food Tour
  • Whale Shark Encounter and Sumilon Sandbar with Kawasan Falls
  • Evolution Diving
  • Cebu Fun Divers
  • Island Trek Tours
  • Cebu Dive Centre
  • Lion Dive Centre
  • Coral Sea Dive Cebu
  • Ocean Dreamer Island Tours
  • CSP Travel & Tours
  • Oslob Whale Sharks
  • Devocean Divers Malapascua
  • French Kiss Divers

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Cebu Tours

Our Day Tour Packages

Here are the list of  Cebu tour packages , water sports adventures and tour activities that we offer. This includes the tours in Cebu City, southern part of Cebu, northern part of Cebu and even in Bohol. Yes, we do offer Bohol day tours coming from Cebu and we will take care everything for you. These are hassle free tours that you will surely enjoy! We will pick you up from your hotel or own residences and do the tours and we will safely drop you off back to your hotel. Make sure to give us feedback and this will help us improve our services in the future.

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SHARED: Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls with Lunch & Transfer

From ₱ 2700 / person

Shared Tours Whale Shark in Oslob and Moalboal Pescador Sardines Run and Turtle

SHARED: Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Pescador Island with Sardines & Turtle

From ₱ 3400 / person

Whale Shark and Sumilon Sandbar

Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Sumilon Sandbar Tour Package

From ₱ 2500 / person

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Oslob Whale Shark + Sumilon Sandbar + Kawasan Falls Tour Package

From ₱ 2800 / person

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PRIVATE: Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls Tour Package

From ₱ 1700 / person

whale shark sumilon sandbar and pescador

Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Sumilon Sandbar + Pescador Island with Sardines and Turtle

From ₱ 2850 / person

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Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Kawasan Falls Tour

From ₱ 1800 / person

Canyoneering tour package in Badian Cebu

Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Badian Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls Tour Package

From ₱ 4200 / person

Aerial View of Moalboal white sand beach

Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Kawasan Falls + Pescador Island with Sardines & Turtle

From ₱ 2900 / person

A girl Snorkeling with the Oslob whale sharks

PRIVATE: Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Pescador Island with Sardines & Turtle

From ₱ 2200 / person

Oslob Whale Shark scuba diving

Oslob Whale Shark Scuba Diving + Tumalog Falls

From ₱ 4350 / person

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Oslob Whale Shark + Tumalog Falls + Sumilon Island Day Tour

From ₱ 3950 / person

Lovers at the top of Osmeña Peak

Osmeña Peak and Badian Canyoneering in Kawasan Fall Tour Package

Girl jumping while doing the canyoneering

Canyoneering in Cebu Adventure and Kawasan Falls with Complimentary Lunch

From ₱ 3300 / person

osmena peak and kawasan falls tour package

Hike to Osmeña Peak and Kawasan Falls Day Tour Package

From ₱ 1100 / person

Aerial View of Kawasan Falls

Private Kawasan Falls in Badian Tour Package

From ₱ 950 / person

Sardine Run in Moalboal

Pescador Island Hopping + Sardine Run + Turtle in Moalboal Tour Package

From ₱ 1250 / person

Pescador Island Hopping with Sardines & Turtle + Badian Canyoneering with Kawasan Falls Tour

From ₱ 3500 / person

Magellans Cross

Twin City Tour (Cebu & Lapu-Lapu City) with Uphill Spots

From ₱ 1150 / person

Private & Exclusive Half Day Cebu City Tour

From ₱ 900 / person

Temple of Leah

Private & Exclusive Cebu Mountain Tour and Adventure

From ₱ 1000 / person

Cessna Plane for Aerial Tour Cebu Tours

Private Cebu and Bohol Aerial Tour and Adventure

From ₱ 5000 / person

Tiger in Cebu Safari and Adventure Park

Private Cebu Safari and Adventure Park Tour Package

From ₱ 1950 / person

Aerial view of Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island Day Tour Package from Cebu City via Malapascua

From ₱ 3250 / person

Yooneek Resort in Bantayan

Bantayan Island Day Tour with Virgin Island Hopping

From ₱ 2950 / person

Boat for Mactan Island Hopping

Boat Rental in Mactan Cebu for Island Hopping

From ₱ 350 / person

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Bohol Countryside + Loboc River Cruise Tour Package

From ₱ 3700 / person

Alona Beach

Panglao Island Day Tour Package from Cebu

Jet Ski Rental in Mactan Cebu

3 in 1 Water Sports Package and Adventure in Mactan Cebu

Jetski Rental in Mactan Cebu

5 in 1 Water Sports Activities and Adventure

From ₱ 7000 / person

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Cebu Blue Tours – your gateway to unforgettable experiences in the captivating island of Cebu, Philippines. 

Ideal for travellers with 3-4 hours to spare who want to maximise time and stay within close proximity of Cebu City

Historical & Street Food Tour

Embark on a captivating historical city and food tour of Cebu City, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage and culinary delights of this vibrant Philippine destination. 

Explore iconic landmarks, ancient fortresses, and centuries-old churches, while indulging in the diverse flavors of Cebu's cuisine, from mouthwatering lechon to delectable street food, creating a delightful blend of history and gastronomy.

Mountain Views & Food Tour

Experience a tranquil journey through the picturesque mountains and enchanting footpaths of Cebu City, immersing yourself in the soothing beauty of nature while experiencing the serenity and tranquility of the surrounding landscapes. As we make our way from Cebu's iconic Tops, we'll visit iconic spots as we return to the City.

Market & Street Food Tour

This one's for the Foodies - Embark on a flavorful adventure through the bustling streets of Cebu City, where you'll explore vibrant markets and indulge in a tantalizing array of delectable street food - just like a local.

Ideal for travellers who are looking to visit and participate in world re-nowned activities outside of Cebu City

Moalboal Sardines Run & Turtle Snorkelling Adventure

The Moalboal sardines run and turtle snorkeling tour offers an exhilarating experience as you witness massive schools of sardines moving in synchronized patterns, creating a mesmerizing spectacle underwater. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to swim alongside gentle sea turtles, immersing yourself in the beauty of these graceful creatures in their natural habitat.

Oslob Whale Shark & Tumalog Falls Tour

Experience the wonders of Oslob on a thrilling tour that combines swimming with gentle whale sharks, exploring the enchanting Tumalog Falls, and observing playful monkeys during a feeding session. Followed by a complimentary traditional lunch in one unforgettable adventure.

Alegria Canyoneering Adventure

Set out on an exhilarating Alegria canyoneering tour that takes you deep into the rugged canyons of Alegria. Navigate through narrow passages, rappel down towering cliffs, and plunge into crystal-clear pools as you experience the adrenaline-fueled adventure of a lifetime. 

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Introducing "Cebu Blue Tours" – your gateway to unforgettable experiences in the captivating island of Cebu, Philippines. Our travel company is dedicated to providing exceptional tours and adventures, catering to both local and international travelers seeking an authentic and thrilling exploration of this tropical paradise.

We prioritize safety, comfort, and sustainability in all our tours. Our knowledgeable guides are trained in first aid and have extensive knowledge of the local terrain, ensuring your well-being throughout your adventure. We also collaborate with local communities and support eco-friendly initiatives to preserve Cebu's natural beauty for generations to come.

At Cebu Blue Tours, we believe that travel is not just about visiting places but creating lifelong memories and forging meaningful connections. Let us be your trusted companion as you uncover the wonders of Cebu, providing you with exceptional experiences that will leave you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for this enchanting island.

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At Cebu Blue Tours, we understand that every traveler has unique preferences and interests. That's why we offer a wide range of carefully curated tours and adventures, ensuring there's something for everyone. Whether you're a nature lover, thrill-seeker, culture enthusiast, or simply seeking relaxation, our knowledgeable and experienced guides will craft the perfect itinerary to match your desires.

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  • Cebu Packages 2023

On This Page You’ll Find:

  • Popular Cebu tour packages
  • Best hotels
  • Travel essentials
  • What to do in Cebu
  • Cebu city tours
  • Mactan Island hopping tours
  • Moalboal packaged tours
  • Malapascua packages
  • Oslob whale sharks tours
  • Other nearby islands
  • Add Cebu to your itinerary

Cebu is one of the most diverse and unique provinces in the Philippines. Its capital, Cebu city, is the oldest city in the country and home to many historic sites and museums. The main island is surrounded by no less than 167 smaller islands and islets, So there is also no shortage of beautiful beaches and luxury resorts for those in search of leisure.

Thanks to being so easy to reach, and so diverse, Cebu is one of the best vacation spots in the Philippines. It’s perfect for couples, families or group of friends and ideal for both short stays or as part of a larger itinerary.

Our travel agency offers fully personalized packages for your Cebu vacation. All packages include with airfare, transfers, and your choice of accommodation. Choose one of our pre-made Cebu holiday packages featured below, or create your own travel plan. You can easily set your base at Cebu city or nearby Mactan island, and take all day tours from there. Alternatively, you could also book overnight tour packages to all the stunning locations nearby.

Most Popular Cebu Vacation Packages

The above packages can all be customized and are only meant to give you a quick idea of what a vacation in Cebu can look like. We can provide a personal tour guide, or you can choose to join one of our organized day tours instead. Discounts and promotions are of course available for families and large groups.

Read below for a detailed guide, and contact us to help you build the perfect Cebu vacation package. Cebu, and especially Mactan, are one of the best places in the Philippines for a family vacation. Our all inclusive Cebu package includes stays at 5 star beach resorts and access to all the best day tours and attractions.

We also really recommend you  combine these packages with other locations , and let us help you plan your entire holiday. Cebu is the gateway to other amazing destinations such as Boracay, Palawan, Bohol and Siquijor. We promise to save you both time and money – while providing the dream vacation you deserve. Read below for more information about our combo packages, or click the inquiry button and we’ll help you plan your whole trip.

Where to Stay? Our Top Hotels in Cebu For 2023

Mactan island is where you will find most all-inclusive 5-star hotels and beach resorts. The island is 30-40 minute drive from the city and it is also where the airport is. In the City itself there is everything from luxury hotels to budget hostels, so it’s easier to enjoy cheaper rates.

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Quest Hotel Cebu

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Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

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Costabella Beach Hotel

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Bluewater Maribago

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Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island

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Radisson Blu Cebu

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Crimson Resort Mactan

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Shangri-La Mactan

Those who wish to stay overnight outside the city are welcomed to do so. We work with fantastic resorts all around Cebu island. Most of these destinations are easily reached as day tours from the city itself, but even a single night can truly enhance your experience at each. Read below for a detailed guide for each attraction, and a link to its review page – where you can pick the best hotel and add it to your Cebu wishlist.

Cebu travel essentials

  • Capital : Cebu city (with a growing population of more than 1, 025, 000)
  • Flights : Mactan airport is the 2nd busiest in the country, so getting to many different places is simple. Flight from Cebu to Manila is 1 hour and 20 minutes and there are several flights each day. This is also an entry point aside from manila for some international flights.
  • Ferry :   Cebu city has the largest port in the Philippines so going to and from the island is no hassle. If you are coming from nearby destinations like Bohol , then a fast ferry  is a better alternative to airfare. For other nearby destinations like Boracay , Negros and Siquijor, it is best to contact us so we can give you the best options based on your specific itinerary.
  • Getting around :  We suggest taking a taxi, grab, or bus from Mactan airport to the city, however traveling to northern or southern parts can require at least a private transfer to your destination of choice. If you book one of our hotels, we’ll arrange free airport pickup. Cebu Island is quite big and going to more beautiful and remote places outside the city can be challenging.
  • Best time to visit :  Summer is between March and May, and temperatures can reach 40 degrees. The rainy season starts at July, but there aren’t many typhoons compared to other regions of the country. Cebu is best during January and February – a perfect mix of sunny days and cool evenings.
  • Nightlife :  Not much outside of Cebu city, where most of the action focuses around Mango square.
  • Local festivals and holidays : the most famous festival is the Sinulog festival , held on the 3rd Sunday of January – the city is filled with visitors dancing in the street in a mardi-gras-like atmosphere. Sinulog is one of the most popular festivals in the entire country so expect loads of tourists. The  Kadaugan sa Mactan (April 22 – April 27) is a commemoration of the historic battle between Magellan and the famous chieftain Lapu-Lapu.

What to do in Cebu?

Fort san perdo Cebu

All tours found below can be added to your cart and booked as day tours in your Cebu itinerary. We can easily help you combine all of them into a complete travel package.

All attractions and locations are available from your hotel in Cebu city or Mactan. We will arrange hotel pickup for you, and help plan your entire itinerary. Since you can easily spend a few days at each location, we offer below a quick overview for each. That way, you can decide which things you’d like to try and how much time you’d like to devote to each. Once you have some idea of how your Cebu holiday would look like – we can help you fine-tune everything and build the perfect vacation package.

Cebu city tour package

As the oldest city in the Philippines, Cebu offers a one of a kind mixture of local and colonial heritage. The “Queen city of the south” is full of historic monuments and temples. These sites offer a great chance to learn more about Filipino culture and history.

The Basilica del Santo Niño (Basilica of the Holy Child) is Cebu’s most famous landmark. The Basilica is a large, ancient church whose roots trace back to the 16th century. It holds the famous statue of the holy child – the oldest religious relic in the country. Just a few minutes walk, lies Magellan’s cross – a large wooden cross given to the locals by the Portuguese conquistador to mark their conversion to Christianity.

Taoist temple in Cebu

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral is another beautiful landmark from the colonial era, regarded as the birthplace of Catholicism in Asia. The Sugbo Museum consists of 4 beautiful Spanish-era buildings made of coral stones containing numerous historic artifacts.

Those who are staying at one of Mactan’s beach resorts, should take the time and visit Mactan shrine . The shrine honors local chieftain Lapu-Lapu who defended the island in 1521 against Magellan’s troops when they first landed.

Other noteworthy landmarks include Fort San Pedro – an old Spanish fort, now converted into a museum displaying the treasures retrieved from the sunken San Diego galleon. The  Casa Gorordo Museum is a well preserved colonial mansion. The Heritage of Cebu monument is a collection of statues made by local artist Eduardo Castrillo in 1997, to celebrate the province’s rich history. To round up your tour, you could visit the City’s Taoist temple and learn more about Cebu’s deep Chinese roots.

At night, the city transformers into one of the best nightlife locations in the Philippines. The main attraction is Mango Square – a large area full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. While Mango square is better for westerners, you could also visit the IT park compound (10 minutes drive) for a more authentic experience with the locals.

You can easily do these city tours all by yourself, and we will be happy to offer free advice and help you plan it. However, we strongly advise you simply book it through us as part of your Cebu package. For a small fee you’ll get to enjoy a private, guided tour of the city and all of its attractions. Our expert guides provide significant value to each tour, as well as help customize it to your exact wishes. This will ensure you spend your time wisely, and only visit places you are really interested in.

Island Hopping Tours From Mactan

Mactan is the most popular jump-off point for island hopping tours since it is surrounded by smaller islands and marine sanctuaries. There are 6 major islands –  Olango/ San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, Mundo Island, Caohagan Island, Hilutungan Island, and Sulpa Island . The islands are great diving and snorkeling spots offering an amazing combination of colorful marine life and white sandy beaches. However, the usual islands to visit is usually 3 Islands in one tour in which you can choose from the 6 islands.

There are plenty more smaller islands and secluded beaches, which are perfect for a relaxing day away from the crowds. Private island hopping tours can be booked directly through your resort at no additional cost, as long as you’ve purchased one of our all inclusive packages . Otherwise, simply contact us and we’ll help build the right itinerary to make sure you are satisfied and have a great time.

Mactan is also a great place to try out scuba diving for the first time. If you are not sure if diving is for you, this is the place to find out before you continue with your vacation and visit smaller islands. We work with established dive clubs who have been there for more than 10 years now, and they are all owned by foreigners and adhere to the highest standards. Apart for fun dives for complete beginners, you can also get certified here, or advance an existing certificate. This is a great idea if you plan to visit Moalboal or Malapascua later on – so you can arrive there with all the necessary knowledge.

All these make Mactan the perfect choice for families and couples, who prefer luxury treatment over the city’s nightlife. Accommodation prices are quite similar to Boracay’s and the selection is very wide. Typically a 5 star resort will cost around 300-400 USD per night, while mid range hotels go for as low as $80 – $100. Group and family discounts are available, especially during the low season.

Since Mactan Island is only 40 minutes drive away from Cebu City, all day tours can be taken from there as well. In some cases, it’ll just mean you have to wake up a bit earlier. If you plan to spend some time in Cebu, we recommend sleeping in one of Mactan’s luxury resorts for at least a night or two.

Moalboal and Badian

The Kawasn falls

Moalboal’s real highlight however, is the nearby  Pescador island – an uninhabited island where sea turtles, thresher sharks, mackerels and dolphins who come there for the free meal. Unlike the more famous sardine-run of South-Africa, Moalboal’s sardines aren’t temporary visitors. They stay here all year long. The sardine’s can usually be found just at the front of Moalboal and to see them there is no need to ride a boat unless you are going to Pescador island.

While it’s possible to visit Moalboal in a single day, spending at least a night or 2 is the better choice. Some of the best beaches on Cebu island, coupled with a quiet atmosphere make it one of the best locations in Cebu. Thanks to its proximity to Badian, we recommend combining both into your itinerary by sleeping in Moalboal and taking a day tour directly from there. Read our  Moalboal page for more detailed information and booking options.

Badian is only 2.5 hours drive from Cebu city and offers some great spots for nature lovers. It is home to the Kawasan Falls  – a 3-tiered waterfall of natural spring-water cascading through turquoise pools below – perfect for fun and relaxation with family and friends. For those who love more adventure, we recommend trekking to Cebu’s highest point,  Ösmena peak , and going down to the waterfalls from there. All tours in Badian are available for people staying in Cebu city, but are much easily done if you choose to book an hotel in Moalboal instead.

Diving trips to Malapascua

Beautiful  Malapascua island should be a part of any  diving package , since it is one of the best diving spots in the world. The island has a couple of shipwrecks to explore, and you are guaranteed to have a thrilling encounter with thresher sharks and manta rays, seahorses and much more.

From Cebu City it’ll take you roughly 5-6 hours to reach Malapascua – you have to take a bus to Maya and then a ferry. For that reason, visiting the island requires spending at least a night there. Most hotels are found in Bounty Beach – but don’t expect any luxury resorts there. This place is best suited for diving enthusiasts, but couples who seek a quiet getaway would also enjoy it. We also organize private vans, which can reduce travel time to around 4 hours instead.

If you are looking for an adventure off the beaten path, at one of the world’s best diving sites, consider taking the trip to Malapascua. This place strikes a nice balance between remote island experience and a tourist friendly environment. Read our  full guide to Malapascua Island  to find the best hotels and activities there, and decide if it’s something which could enhance your Cebu vacation.

Oslob whale watching tours

Oslob whale diving

Oslob is 3.5-4 hours by drive from the city, so going there and then continuing to Kawasan Falls is possible to do in a single day. It will however, result in a full day packed itinerary if you want to squeeze in one day the 2 day tours. Since the whale watching is best done very early in the morning (6AM), the best idea is to spend a single night there or take the day tour from Moalboal instead (1.5-2 hours drive). Alternatively, you can just take a night bus from Cebu and arrive to Oslob in the morning, before touring the area for the whole day.

Oslob is also a great stopping point if you are planning to visit  Dumaguete  later on. Even though it’s located on Cebu island, it’s actually a bit closer to Negros – so it’s a perfect inclusion in an itinerary of the whole Visayas area. Apart from the whale shark watching, there are other nice attractions there such as Tumalog falls and the nearby island of Sumilon, where you can do some jungle trekking or relax at the beach.

Other Activities at Nearby Islands

If you are staying on Cebu Island and wish to explore nearby locations for just a single day, there are a few really exciting options. The most famous attraction are the Chocolate hills in Bohol . If you take the fast craft from Cebu City, you can be there in less than an hour, and have the whole day to explore this unique place.

We offer guided tours leaving daily from Cebu to Bohol. You can either join a group tour, or hire a private guide and build your own itinerary according to your specific liking. There’s a lot to see at Bohol, so staying 3-4 nights is ideal, but you can definitely squeeze at least a few attractions into a day tour, and get a decent taste of what this place is all about.

There’s also no shortage of other great hiking spots in Cebu island. Each offers great opportunities to discover the beauty of nature and enjoy magnificent scenery. Most of these spots are perfectly safe to do on your own, especially if you have some experience in trekking. in any case, it’s strongly recommended you add them to your Cebu package instead, and allow us to take care of everything. Our local guides can provide a lot of valuable insights that will enhance your trip, while also making sure you stay safe. for more information about hiking in the Philippines, you can also check our hiking packages page.

We also suggest dropping by Camotes islands , a group of 4 small islands located 2-3 hours away east of Cebu. There are very few resorts in the area, but you can still find good, cheap accommodation. Camotes has some of the best landscape in the area, and is a great place to relax.

Cebu + Bohol Combo Tour Package

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Customized by our experts to your specific requests. Package includes:

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This is one of our best selling packages , since the two destinations are so close to one another. Both are extremely popular tourist spots and as they offer different style of attractions, compliment each other nicely.

Bohol has a nicer beach than Cebu, and some of the beach resorts are really world class. Cebu on the other hand has better nightlife, shopping and overall much more things to do. For a complete overview of everything we offer in Bohol, check out our Bohol packages .

Both of these islands are very diverse in terms of the attractions they offer. That is why a visit to both is highly recommended and we feature it as part of both our family vacation packages and our romantic honeymoon packages . We will help you customize the trip as much as needed, but it’s truly a holiday any type of traveler could enjoy.

It is also very possible to visit Bohol as a day tour from Cebu. This is a good option for those of you who don’t have much time and want to stay at a single island but are still curious to see what Bohol has to offer. Since the ferry only takes 2 hours, you can get almost a full day of activities before heading back to your resort in Mactan. All you have to do is book any of our Cebu packages, and tell our agents you’d like to include this day trip in it.

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Top 20 Cebu Tourist Spots & Things to Do: Canyoneering, Whale Shark Watching, Diving & More

Top 20 Cebu Tourist Spots & Things to Do: Canyoneering, Whale Shark Watching, Diving & More

Klara Iskra Añonuevo

1. Experience Canyoneering to Kawasan Falls

2. explore the beaches of bantayan island, 3. witness the grandeur of the temple of leah, 4. discover the vibrant marine biodiversity on sumilon island.

  • 5. Try Water Adventures in Camotes Island

6. Dive and See Thresher Sharks in Malapascua

7. smell the flowers at sirao garden.

  • 8. Learn About Catholicism in the Philippines at Magellan’s Cross
  • 9. Take a Leisurely Hike to Osmeña Peak

10. Go on a Pilgrimage to Simala Shrine

11. climb the 81 steps of the cebu taoist temple, 12. go on a lechon food trip, 13. marvel at the sardine run in moalboal.

  • 14. Explore Carnaza Island

15. Check out Spanish Artifacts at Fort San Pedro

  • 16. Join a Birdwatching Tour in Olango Island

17. Taste the Best Cebuano Street Food at Larsian

18. learn about the history of cebu at museo sugbo, 19. admire the exhibits at the yap-sandiego ancestral house, 20. go island-hopping in mactan.

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Discover the province of Cebu, called the Gateway to a Thousand Journeys because of the multitude of fun and exciting Cebu tours and activities that you can experience here! Find out the prime Cebu tourist attractions and unique things to do so that you can try to make the most out of your holiday.

Home to nearly 170 islands, Cebu lives up to its moniker as "The Gateway to a Thousand Journeys." There isn't a shortage of explorations and activities to do in Cebu, not to mention good Filipino food to sate your cravings in between, easily making it one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines .

You'll also find it easy to discover the perfect Cebu hotels  for your trip, as it is home to some of the most beautiful beach resorts in the Philippines .

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History aficionados can revel in Spanish-era edifices just minutes from the Cebu Airport , while beach and sea lovers get access to beautiful Cebu beaches  and scuba diving spots whether their base is in the capital or the extreme north or south.

You won't run out of tours and activities to try in Cebu , and because of its location, accessibility, and airport that services international and domestic flights, including Manila 's Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Baguio 's reopened Loakan Airport , you can also easily other destinations in the Philippines.

If your visit falls in January, you can also take part in the fun and colorful  Sinulog Festival , one of the most popular Philippine festivals . 

Get started with planning your Cebu trip . Here's a rundown of   activities you can try and places you can visit during your trip:

Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls in Cebu, Philippines

The most famous attraction in Badian is Kawasan Falls , a three-tiered cascade that features distinctly turquoise water. It is also one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines .

There are two ways to explore the falls. One is by choosing from the various  canyoneering tours  and having a journey for three to six hours from Alegria to Badian, and the other is by a short trek to the waterfalls.

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A  canyoneering tour to Kawasan Falls is an exhilarating water adventure that takes you through towering gorges and stalactite boulders. You get to swim and rappel through the river canyons and even jump off 30-foot-high cliffs into blue pools.

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The final leg is the third and top tier of Kawasan Falls, also known as Kabukalan Spring, from where the water flows. Canyoneering is one of the best rainy season activities in the Philippines but it can be enjoyed all year round. 

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For those who want to take the easier route, you can go directly to the main entrance to the falls in Badian, then walk for a kilometer and a half to the first tier, where the basin and several cottages are located.

Most visitors prefer to end their visit here, although you can opt to walk further uphill to reach the second and third tiers of the falls. 

You can also opt to book a Kawasan Falls canyoneering tour that includes swimming with whale sharks in Oslob to make the most of your trip in Cebu. 

Kota Beach at Bantayan Island in Cebu, Philippines

Bantayan Island is a small island off the coast of northern Cebu. Don’t be fooled by this sleepy fishing village, the beaches of this humble island exude the same charm and beauty as the famous Boracay Island.

The best part is, Bantayan Island is not as commercialized and crowded as Boracay. If you want a relaxing vacation by the beach and witness one of the most beautiful sunsets, Bantayan Island won’t disappoint you.

Bantayan Island is blessed with several sprawling white-sand beaches and calm azure waters. Most of the beaches in Bantayan Island are within resorts or owned privately, but they are accessible to the public for a small fee. They are some of the best tourist spots on Bantayan Island .

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Bantayan Island's Kota Beach is one of the best beaches in the Philippines . It features a sandbar and a lagoon that makes a perfect spot for wading in and sunbathing. Paradise Beach, on the other hand, is a serene stretch of white sand beach that features beautiful rock formations. 

Bantayan Island also boasts two natural cave pools, the Ogtong Cave and the Sto. Niño Cave. A natural cold spring feeds both caves, so you can expect chilly water that's great for cooling off after a morning of beach-hopping.

Fountain at Temple of Leah in Cebu, Philippines

Hailed as the Taj Mahal of Cebu, the Temple of Leah has become one of the most famous landmarks in Cebu. This magnificent building is a sight to behold and a favorite spot for taking Instagram-worthy shots. 

If you’re up for a  Cebu hillside tour , the Temple of Leah is an excellent place to start. Located in the hills of Busay in Cebu City, the Temple of Leah is a towering seven-story building inspired by ancient Roman architecture.

Said to have cost over PHP 80 Million, this grand structure boasts granite floors, Doric columns, a marble fountain, and several Grecian-style statues. 

However, its most photographed features are the two golden lions by the main stairs and the nine-foot bronze statue of Leah V. Albino-Adarna, for whom the temple was built. Similar to the Taj Mahal of India, the Temple of Leah was constructed as a symbol of the undying love of Teodorico Soriano Adarna for his late wife, Leah.

However, unlike the Taj Mahal, the Temple of Leah is not a tomb. The 24 chambers of the Temple of Leah house the namesake's massive collection of antiques, art, Chinese jars, and books. The temple is open to the public, so be sure to stop by and be entranced by this grand gesture of love. 

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Clear and turquoise waters around Sumilon Island in Cebu, Philippines

Sumilon Island is inarguably one of the most popular tourist spots in Cebu . Sumilon Island’s most prominent feature is its immaculate sandbar that changes shape every season.

The water surrounding the island is something to behold as well; the varying shades of blue and the clarity of the water will entice you to jump right in.

This 24-hectare island is situated on the southern tip of Cebu Island. It is privately owned by a resort, but it is open to the public for a minimal entrance fee. If you want to stay overnight, you can book a  2-day Bluewater Sumilon Cebu glamping package .

Sumilon Island is also a marine protected area and is home to Philippine diving spots teeming with blacktip sharks, colorful fishes, and sprawling coral gardens. You have the choice of frolicking by the sandbar or going snorkeling to marvel at the vibrant underwater scenery of Sumilon. 

Aside from its gorgeous waters, the island also has mangroves that are home to various bird species. Flanking the beach are hectares-wide forests where you can go for a leisurely hike. You will also find a natural lake and a gorgeous cliff on either tip of the island.  

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Camotes Island in Northern Cebu offers a multitude of outdoor activities for thrill-seekers. Among the most popular ones is spelunking Camotes Island’s Holy Crystal Cave. The Holy Crystal Cave is unique in that its chambers are naturally shaped downwards.

Visitors can access the chambers through a small entrance above ground, then descend eight levels down. Well-preserved stalactites and stalagmites can be found inside the cave. 

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Another unique feature of Camotes is Lake Danao, locally known as the Lover's Lake. Fascinatingly, the lake forms the number eight. At 700 hectares, it is the biggest in the Visayas Region. Because of its sheer expanse, Lake Danao is an excellent spot for kayaking. You can also go on a sunset cruise through the lake.

It's a great relaxing activity for groups and couples. Lake Danao also prides itself on its cleanliness.  You can find several free-swimming ducks and tilapia in the lake.

To complete your exciting Camotes Island adventure, go cliff diving at Buho Rock. The ship-like rock formations of this infamous cliff make for an exhilarating jump-off point. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can leap off from as high as 30 feet. On the other hand, first-timers can go for the 10-foot cliff, a friendlier option that will still give you that adrenaline rush.

Top 20 Cebu Tourist Spots & Things to Do: Canyoneering, Whale Shark Watching, Diving & More

The island is famous among locals and international tourists, especially among divers, because it is the only place in the whole world where you can  dive with thresher sharks daily. 

A typical day of diving in Malapascua involves thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, blue ring octopus, and manta ray sightings. But if you’re not too keen on diving, don’t worry! Malapascua’s tourist spots aren’t all underwater. 

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The island’s idyllic beaches are every beach lover’s dream. Indeed, apart from its breathtaking underwater scenery, Malapascua’s white sand beaches are its other best features. 

The best part is that the beaches in Malapascua are less commercialized than the more popular ones in the Philippines, such as Alona Beach in  Bohol and  Boracay in Aklan.

It has a relaxing and friendly beach vibe that makes the island even more inviting. There’s also a lighthouse you can hike to for a panoramic view of the entire island. 

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Beautiful flowers by the lake at Sirao Garden in Cebu, Philippines

Another excellent Instagram-worthy spot in Cebu’s hillside is Sirao Garden. Dubbed the “Little Amsterdam” of Cebu, this picturesque flower farm is located in the highlands of Busay.

The colorful blooms of Sirao Garden will surely make you want to whip out your camera and take thousands of photos. You can find rows of sunflowers, hyacinths, chrysanthemums, daisies, and asters in Sirao Garden. The main attraction, though, is the vibrant and multicolored celosia flowers.

Also known as wool flowers or cockscomb, the celosia flowers that were first planted in Sirao Garden were initially meant to be harvested and sold during All Souls Day. But thanks to a fortunate turn of events, the celosias were never harvested, and instead, the farm was turned into a park. 

The flower farm first attracted locals who wanted to take photos with the beautiful blooms. But soon enough, the word spread, and hoards of travelers began flocking to the spot.

Now, Sirao Garden not only has rows of colorful flora, but it also features replicas of Dutch windmills, as well as a viewing deck.

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Magellan's Cross in Cebu, Philippines

If you’re planning to  visit historic Cebu spots , Magellan’s Cross is an excellent place to start. The province of Cebu has a rich history, and it has witnessed several monumental events. One such event is the birth of Catholicism in the Philippines, marked by Magellan’s planting of a cross on the island. 

The Portuguese explorer Magellan is attributed with bringing Catholicism to the Philippine Archipelago. History books tell the story of how Magellan reached Cebu in 1521, planted a crucifix, and successfully converted the natives to Christianity. The city of Cebu soon grew around that historical site. 

Magellan's Cross is housed in a Spanish-style octagonal pavilion in front of the Cebu City Hall. The large wooden cross displayed in the pavilion is made of Tingalo Wood and is said to be encasing the original cross inside of it.

The unique crucifix was seen as a miraculous relic, so natives started chipping away pieces as a souvenir. To protect the cross, the 10-feet replica was built to encase it. Today, the replica stands atop a marble podium with a plaque that states that this was the very site where the original crucifix was planted on April 21, 1521.

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9. take a leisurely hike to osmeña peak.

Sunset at the Osmeña Peak in Cebu, Philippines

Standing at 1,013 meters above sea level, Osmeña Peak is Cebu’s highest. The peak is one of several spire-like formations comprising the Mantalongon Mountain Range in Dalaguete. The town of Dalaguete is known as the “Vegetable Basket of Cebu” because of the crops it supplies to the whole province. En route the peak during your Osmeña Peak trek, you will pass by several vegetable farms and see livestock grazing the terrain. 

The picturesque trail to Osmeña Peak is an easy leisurely hike that takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Once you reach the top of Osmeña Peak, you will be greeted by a stunning jagged skyline, a panoramic view of Cebu’s southeast coastline, and a glimpse of Negros. It can be windy at the peak, so take care not to lose your footing.

The craggy rock formations and the breathtaking vista of South Cebu and distant Negros Oriental at the summit will surely make the trek to the top worth it.

Mantalongon, Dalagutes is also dubbed as the “Summer Capital of Cebu” due to its chilly climate. Many local travelers from the lowland cities come to the scenic Osmeña Peak to escape the summer heat. You may want to bring a light jacket if you’ll be hiking early in the morning, as it can get cold during this time.

Inside the Simala Church in Sibonga, Cebu

Nestled in the hills of Simala, Sibonga in Cebu is the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, popularly known as the Simala Shrine and Cebu’s Castle Church. As the name title implies, the sprawling religious complex looks like a castle by the hillside. 

Simala Shrine first rose to popularity when the word spread about the miraculous Virgin Mary statue it houses. Several Catholic and Marian Devotees flocked to Simala to pay their respects and pray for miracles and the Virgin’s intercession.

As its fame increased, the church began a series of renovations that transformed its once humble chapel into a grand castle-like shrine. 

Today, Simala Shrine attracts foreign and local travelers. There is a testimonial hall wherein stories of devotees’ answered prayers are posted. You will also find a “Dagkutanan” (a candle-lighting area), where you can light multicolored candles and say a prayer.

If you don’t mind long queues, you can see and kiss the miraculous Virgin Mary statue up close. 

Whether you are a devout Catholic or you want to admire the scenery and see Cebu's Castle Church, you are welcome at Simala Shrine. Just observe silence and be respectful while you are on the premises.

Additionally, the shrine has a strict dress code. When you visit Simala Church, don't wear shorts, skirts, crop tops, or any body-hugging and revealing garments. You can join a historical excursion in Cebu with a stop at Simala Shrine if you want to visit other tourist spots as well.

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Facade of the Taoist Temple in Cebu, Philippines

The Cebu Taoist Temple is one of the famous landmarks in Cebu City. Built in 1972 by Cebu's Chinese community, the Taoist Temple is a colorful and multi-tiered complex located inside the Beverly Hills Subdivision. The temple has an elevation of 110 feet above sea level and features a facade that is inspired by the Great Wall of China. 

The Cebu Taoist Temple is the center of worship for the followers of the ancient teachings of the Chinese Philosopher Lao Zi.

Devotees visit the temple to light joss sticks, have the monks read their fortune, perform rituals, and pray for the gods to grant their wishes. Unlike the neighboring Phu Sian Temple, the Cebu Taoist Temple is open to worshippers and non-worshipers alike. 

You can explore the three winding routes of the temple and climb the 81 steps that represent the 81 chapters of the Taoist scripture. The temple complex has a chapel, a wishing well, a library, and a souvenir shop as well.

There is also a balcony with a panoramic view of downtown Cebu. 

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Lechon at House of Lechon in Carcar, Cebu

A visit to Cebu won’t be complete without trying out its trademark meat: Lechon. Truly, Lechon is the ultimate pork dish and is one of the must-try Philippine cuisine . It is perfected by slow-roasting a pig over a charcoal pit.

The native pigs used are stuffed with lemongrass, tomato, vinegar, and a mixture of local herbs and spices. You can find Lechon anywhere in the Philippines. However, Cebu's Lechon is recognized nationwide as the best.

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Cebu's Lechon is famous for its signature crispy skin and the juiciest, most flavorful meat that will make you crave more as soon as you taste it.

Unlike other versions of Lechon, Cebu’s version is so savory that you don’t need any sauce to pair it with. It’s best eaten with puso (a local term for “heart”) or rice in heart-shaped coconut fronds.

The best Lechon is said to be from Carcar, a municipality two hours away from Cebu. If you can't make it to Carcar, there are notable Cebu restaurants and take-out counters in Mactan and Cebu City that offer Lechon based on the Carcar recipe.

Among them are Rico's and House of Lechon. Other famous Cebu Lechon joints include Zubuchon and CnT. If you can't eat pork, there are also restaurants offering Cebu halal food . 

Diver at the Sardine Run in Moalboal, Cebu

A popular tourist spot on the province’s southwestern coast,  Moalboal is best known for its Sardine Run . Imagine swimming amidst millions of sardines in crystal clear waters. If you’re lucky, you may even swim with turtles while snorkeling.

Travelers who experienced this underwater marvel have described it as a breathtaking and surreal experience. What makes this spectacle even more magical is the fact that the sardines don’t leave the shallows of Moalboal. You can experience them year-round, even with just a pair of swimming goggles.

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However, diving is still considered the best way to witness this wall of millions of sardines. You can watch the schools of sardines closer as they congregate, move, and glide through the water.

If you wish to go diving in Moalboal, Pescador Island is the place to be. Accessible a few minutes by boat from Panagsama Beach, the island houses extensive reefs populated with jacks, sponges, lionfish, and more. 

From pockets of pristine beaches perfect for swimming and lounging under the sun to the vibrant marine life down below, Moalboal has everything and more for beach and ocean lovers.

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14. Explore Carnaza Island 

White sand beach of Carnaza Island in Cebu, Philippines

Malapascua isn’t the only thing worth seeing in Daanbantayan. One of the newest tourist spots in Cebu, Carnaza Island is two hours away from Malapascua and is a beautiful tourist destination in itself. Spanning 173 hectares, you won’t run out of things to see on this turtle-shaped island.

Carnaza Island boasts mangrove swamps, lagoons, rolling hills, and forested terrain amid the Visayan Sea. The island's beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters will entice you to take the plunge. There are also caves you can explore and a cliff where you can catch a bird's-eye-view of the island.

You should also check out Skull Cave, where you can find an actual human skull. According to locals, the cave was used as a shelter for Japanese soldiers during World War 2. Sunsets are pretty dramatic here as well, as are nights when stars show up on the horizon unbridled.

When on Carnaza Island, be sure to visit Liog-Liog Twin Beach and the secluded Kailina Beach.

Because Carnaza has only recently garnered attention, it’s not crowded and commercialized. Kailina Beach, in particular, is an excellent swimming spot and a great place to commune with nature. 

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Facade of the Fort San Pedro in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu has a rich history. Luckily, structures that give us a glimpse of the past remain standing to this day. One such structure is Fort San Pedro. This stone fort served as a military defense structure in Cebu during the Spanish occupation. 

The original fort was made of wood; it was later replaced with stone in the 17th century to fight off Muslim raiders. The stone structure that still stands dates today was built in 1738 and is considered the oldest triangular bastion fort in the Philippines.

Fort San Pedro is located in the pier area of Cebu City. It has two sides facing the sea and one side facing what is now called Plaza Independencia.

The three bastions of Fort San Pedro are named La Concepcion (southwest), Ignacio de Loyola (southeast), and San Miguel (northeast). The fourteen cannons that were mounted on those bastions are still there today. 

Now, Fort San Pedro is a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Spanish Government. You can find several artifacts, such as Spanish documents, sculptures, and paintings. Aside from perusing the exhibits, you can also have a picnic inside the fort or explore the walkways on the three bastions of Fort San Pedro.

16. Join a Birdwatching Tour in Olango Island            

Olango Island has been declared a wildlife sanctuary. It is endowed with a diverse coastal ecosystem: large sandy beaches, coral reefs, and a mangrove forest that is recognized as the most extensive in the whole of Cebu Province. 

 This 4,482-hectare protected island is a flyway for migratory birds. If you visit from November to February, you can go birdwatching here, where you may witness 97 species of birds flocking to the island.

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Thanks to its hectares of mangroves and mudflats, Olango Island is one of the stops for migratory birds coming from Siberia and China, including several endangered species. 

Commonly seen here are egrets, herons, terns, kingfishers, fly-eaters, and others. Birds can reach more than 40,000 during peak season, which starts from November through February. Be sure to drop by at sunrise or sunset for the best chances of seeing them, as they come out to feed during these hours.  

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If you’re looking for the ultimate Cebu food trip, don’t pass up the opportunity to experience Larsian at Fuente Osmeña in Cebu City.  Larsian is Cebu’s 24-hour barbecue heaven. It is a market-style dining strip similar to a “dampa” where you pick your food and have it cooked for you.

The best part is that the food here is delightfully affordable. You can choose from several stalls that offer a wide selection of ready-to-grill fare.

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You can go for different types of pork and chicken barbecue or have grilled seafood such as squid. When you dine at Larsian, be sure to try the savory yet sweet Chorizo de Cebu. 

Chorizo de Cebu is a pork sausage made from lean ground pork, ground pork fat, sugar, anise liqueur, and several local spices. It has a distinctly red color because of the achuete seeds.

This mouthwatering local favorite is a must-try. Aside from barbecue, you can also taste local dishes such as "larang," a local fish stew that's perfect for chilly evenings.

Museo Sugbo in Cebu, Philippines

The old coral-stone structure of Museo Sugbo formerly held Cebu's convicted felons. The galleries of Museo Sugbo were previously Carcel de Cebu or the provincial jail of Cebu from 1870 to 2004. 

Today, the chambers of Museo Sugbo house a wide array of well-preserved artifacts that tell the history of Cebu. Each room is dedicated to a specific period in Cebu's history.

The American-era gallery boasts an interesting collection of letters and memorabilia from the Thomasite teachers who arrived in the Philippines in 1901.

There is also a World War II gallery that contains an American Bomb that was dropped in Cebu, Japanese propaganda newspapers, and a Purple Heart and Bronze Star awarded to the local hero, Uldrico Cabahug. 

If you want to learn about the political history of the country, Museo Sugbo's presidential gallery is a great place to start. This gallery features portraits of Philippine presidents with their signatures engraved in 24-karat gold-plated metal.

You can also find various archeological artifacts from excavations in Cebu, including gold and ceramics from the famous San Diego shipwreck of 1600. History buff or not, you'll surely be fascinated by the exhibits at Museo Sugbo.

Another place you can add to your  tour of Cebu's historic spots is the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House in Parian, Cebu City. Built during the Spanish colonial era, the Yap-Sandiego house is believed to be one of the oldest houses in the Philippines.

It was constructed out of coral stone, Molave and Balayong wood, terracotta, and glued using egg whites sometime between 1675 and 1700.

The Yap-San Diego Ancestral House was initially owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap and his wife, Doña Maria Florido. Albeit weather-beaten, the house survived many generations of the Yap-Sandiego clan.

In 2008, it was formally turned over to the care of Val Sandiego, who initiated a careful restoration of the house and opened it to the public. 

The 2-story Yap-San Diego Ancestral House now displays the treasured collections of the family, such as contemporary and ancient artwork and antique pieces, such as furniture and religious icons. You can also find life-sized statues and images of saints around the house. 

Top view of Mactan Island in Cebu, Philippines

Don’t leave Cebu without exploring the several islets that surround this island province's waters, which are some of the best islands in the Philippines . Thankfully, the nearby Mactan Island is the perfect jump-off point to the beautiful islets of Talima, Caohagan, Cabulan, Nalusuan, Sulpa, and Hilutungan. 

Island-hopping tours from Mactan often start at Hilutungan since it is the nearest to the mainland (accessible within 30 minutes). The island is a protected marine sanctuary and boasts excellent underwater visibility and diverse inhabitants, including octopodes, crabs, and giant clams. 

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Nalusuan Island is also another top place for island hopping in the Philippines . It is also a protected marine sanctuary with a vibrant ecosystem. You can swim with the fish and the occasional turtles here.

The rest of the islets have sandy beaches and are surrounded by calm azure waters perfect for swimming or lounging. They’re also teeming with marine life, so bring your snorkeling gear!

Start planning your trip to the islands of Cebu!

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Don't have flights yet? You can find flights to Cebu on this website, as well as  Philippine travel packages for a hassle-free vacation.

If you have more time to spare, we recommend exploring nearby top Philippine destinations from Cebu . Check out our Cebu to Bohol itinerary , Cebu to Boracay itinerary , Cebu to Siargao itinerar y, and Cebu to Bacolod itinerary to help you plan your trip. 

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10 Things To Do In Cebu City: Complete Guide To Waterfalls, Ancient Temples, Dolphin-Watching & More

P opularly known as “The Gateway to a Thousand Journeys,” Cebu City is a prime tourist spot in the Philippines with no shortage of remarkable adventures. The capital of Cebu province, which comprises at least 160 islands, is a highly urbanized destination in the country’s Central Visayas region and promises visitors an unforgettable holiday experience.

From exploring ancient temples and historical sites built by Spanish settlers to venturing into its beautiful beaches for exotic marine encounters and indulging in savory Filipino cuisine along the vibrant town streets, Cebu City welcomes all types of travelers.

As the region’s tourism, trade, and commerce hub, Cebu hosts an international airport, making it the perfect launch pad for an exciting Philippines itinerary . Whether a history buff, outdoor adventurer, beach lover, or culinary enthusiast, there is never a dull time in Cebu City. Set the stage for a jam-packed vacation in one of the best places to visit in the Philippines .

Top 10 Things To Do In Cebu City

While most people travel to the Philippines for its beautiful beaches, Cebu City adds to the experience with its incredible historical landmarks and thrilling land-based adventures. Uncover the top things to do in the City of Cebu.

Try Canyoneering At Kawasan Falls

The Kawasan Falls is a remarkable natural wonder and arguably the top attraction in Badian Municipality. The three-tier cascade features clear blue waters from the Mantalongon mountain range that plunges into the Matutanio River, with the biggest drop measuring almost 40 feet.

Thrill seekers and fans of canyoneering are drawn to Kawasan Falls to try their hand at the adrenaline-filled sport.

Participants put on their best Tarzan impression by jumping into the fast-flowing waters of the canyons to enjoy a thrilling ride downstream, culminating in a plunge into a turquoise pool of water. Tourists can take advantage by signing up for the canyoneering tour of Kawasan Falls to experience one of the most thrilling adventures in Cebu.

  • Tickets : Start at $30 per person

Not for the faint-hearted, canyoneering is best experienced during the rainy season, but those who aren’t up to the thrill can enjoy the spectacle from a distance or go for a simple dip in the soothing waters.

Admire The Grandeur Of The Temple Of Leah

With a title such as “the Taj Mahal of Cebu," the Temple of Leah is a sight to behold and a famous landmark in the region. The imposing seven-story structure spots ancient Roman architecture, boasting intricate Grecian-style sculptures, granite floors, a marble fountain, and Doric columns.

The temple's highlight is the two golden lion statues at the main stairs and the statue of Leah V. Albino-Adarna.

Situated in the hills of Busay, tourists flock to this popular site to explore the vast collection of art, antiques, ancient books, and Chinese artifacts and take snapshots of one of the most Instagrammable spots in the Philippines .

  • Admissions : $1.79 per person
  • Hours : 7 am – 6 pm daily

The best way to get to the Temple of Leah is to take a jeepney from downtown with route code 04H, which will drop visitors off about a 5-minute walk from the site.

Visit The Cebu Taoist Temple

The Cebu Taoist Temple, located in the Beverly Hills Subdivision, is a famous Cebu landmark built by the region’s Chinese community in 1972. It is a center of worship for believers of the teachings of Lao Zi, attracting devotees to pray, perform rituals, and meditate, but also non-believers in awe of its beautiful architecture and façade.

Guests can climb the 81 steps of the temple on winding routes to the top, where they'll enjoy panoramic views of Cebu City and Mactan Island. There is also a library, chapel, and souvenir shop in the temple complex for those who wish to leave with a keepsake.

  • Admissions : Free
  • Hours : 8 am – 5 pm daily

The Cebu Taoist Temple is a highly sacred place. Tourists who wish to visit it are advised to heed the dressing guidelines and show respect by avoiding "indecent" attire like sleeveless tops, slippers, or shorts.

Dive With The Sharks On Malapascua Island

Malapascua is a tiny island in north Cebu, famous for its excellent diving spots. The island draws locals and tourists alike, curious to explore its rich underwater scenery, awash with vibrant coral reefs and marine biodiversity.

Vacationers will be left in awe of the rare encounters with astounding species like thresher sharks, blue ring octopus, hammerhead sharks, and manta rays.

Malapascua Island is the perfect getaway for budget travelers looking for a beach experience and a great alternative to more commercialized spots like Alona Beach, Bohol, and Boracay, Aklan.

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Enjoy Retail Therapy At Ayala Center Shopping Mall

Shopping is a top tourist pastime in the Philippines, and while in Cebu, shopaholics can stop by the Ayala Center Shopping Mall for some retail therapy. Home to at least 400 stores and restaurants, this is the ideal place to hunt for merchandise and sample savory Filipino cuisine.

Tourists will find big apparel brands like H&M and enjoy numerous entertainment options, including karaoke bars, cinemas, and bowling alleys.

For lovers of open spaces, the mall is surrounded by lush landscapes and green gardens that offer an excellent space to relax.

  • Business hours : Sunday to Thursday (10 am 0- 9 pm), Friday to Saturday (10 am – 10 pm).

Explore Spanish History At Fort San Pedro

History buffs curious about the city’s past can witness a reminder of the Spanish occupation era at Fort San Pedro. The stone structure was built in the 17th century and served as a military defense base.

Located on the pier of Cebu City, the fort has two sides overlooking the sea and spots three bastions mounted with fourteen cannons. Today, Fort San Pedro is a museum that aims to preserve the legacy of the Spanish in the Philippines.

Guests can inspect numerous medieval artifacts housed in the museum, such as paintings, documents, photographs, and sculptures. There is also a picnic site and walkways to explore the bastions of Fort San Pedro.

  • Admissions : $.53 per person

Fort San Pedro is the smallest and oldest fort in the Philippines, built in a triangular shape with two sides facing the sea and the third facing land.

Bask In The Tranquil Atmosphere Of Sirao Garden

Dubbed the “Little Amsterdam of Cebu,” Sirao Garden is the perfect playground for nature lovers looking to escape the bustle and hustle of the city. This flower farm in the highlands of Busay is home to rows of hyacinths, sunflowers, asters, and daisies, which transform the setting into a kaleidoscope of colors and fill the atmosphere with a refreshing aroma.

Sirao Garden is popular with visitors thanks to its delightful photo opportunities and features replicas of the famous Dutch windmills, hence the moniker “Little Amsterdam.”

  • Admissions : Start at $1.07 per person
  • Hours : 6 am – 7 pm daily

Tour The Oldest Church In The Philippines

Founded in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the Basilica del Santo Nino is the oldest church in the country. It was initially constructed using hardwood, nipa, and mud and twice razed down by fire but restored.

Unbelievably, it remains standing today, attracting the Catholic faithful to worship in its regularly-held masses. Guests can admire gorgeous ancient paintings and stained-glass windows lining the church's hallways.

Several 17th-century relics and a library filled with old books in the Basilica transport vacationers to the medieval times in Cebu City.

  • Admissions : $1.07
  • Hours : Sun 4 am - 5 pm, Mon - Thu 5 am - 7 pm, Fri 4 am - 10 pm, Sat 5 am – 7 pm

Taking pictures is forbidden in the Basilica del Santo Nino, so travelers are advised to put aside their camera phones.

Tickle The Taste Buds With A Lenchon Food Trip

One of the best offerings waiting for visitors to Cebu City is its savory dishes, and guests can never go wrong with the trademark meat, Lenchon. Lenchon is a pork dish that takes a prominent space in Philippine cuisine, prepared by roasting a pig over a fire pit.

The animals are stuffed with tomato, lemongrass, vinegar, and a combination of herbs and spices that gradually cook over the charcoal to culminate in a richly-flavored and sumptuous dish.

While Lechon is prepared nationwide, nothing comes close to Cebus' Lechon, famous for its crispy skin and juicy meat. This is usually accompanied by puso – rice served in heart-shaped coconut fronds.

The best place to sample Lechon in Cebu is Carcar, a small municipality around two hours away from the city. However, there are enough downtown Lechon restaurants for those who like to remain within the city limits.

Take In The Breathtaking Views From Tops Lookout

Tops Lookout is a spectacular vantage point in the City of Cebu that spoils first-timers with 360-degree views of the sprawling Cebu township.

A worthy break from the chaos downtown, the spot sits on a mountain at the height of 600 meters overlooking the intricate city. It is surrounded by lush greenery in a setting that embodies the beauty of the Philippines. Aside from Cebu, guests can also catch glimpses of the Bohol, Mactan, and Mandaue Islands.

Head to Tops Lookout early in the morning or at dusk to catch the exquisite sunset and carry a camera to capture the beautiful sight.

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Best Time To Visit Cebu City

Cebu has only two seasons, highlighted by warm to cool weather, making it a worthy destination all year round. But like many cities in the Philippines, the best time for tourists is between December and February.

This period features sunny days and cool evenings, creating the perfect conditions to explore the city. The warm weather is also ideal for a dip in its pristine beaches and indulging in water-based sports on the numerous islands in Cebu province, including Mactan, Camotes, and Malapascua.

December to January is also the busiest tourism season in Cebu, so book flights and accommodation well in advance to avoid overspending during the high season.

The best time to avoid the crowds is during the shoulder season in spring. Flight and hotel prices drop, making it a prime time for budget travelers. The weather is generally hot and humid, but a dip in the waters should be enough to cope with the discomfort.

Pack enough sunscreen, a hat, a swimsuit, and other necessities for a satisfying experience when heading to Cebu City for a spring holiday.

June to August sees the lowest visitor numbers in Cebu City. Those with a constrained budget can take advantage of the opportunity for a cheap vacation. However, this is also the monsoon season, and the city experiences heavy precipitation, limiting outdoor adventures.

Cebu City is prone to occasional typhoons during the monsoon months; hence holidaymakers should check the local weather forecasts before traveling and avoid the sea.

Best Ways To Get Around Cebu City

Navigating Cebu City is a relatively straightforward experience, especially with many English speakers around to point guests in the right direction. Several transport means are available to help travelers get around from point A to B.

A jeepney is the primary mode of transportation in Cebu and can be found throughout the city. These colorful minibuses are privately operated and run 24 hours a day with designated routes and stops where they can pick up or drop off passengers.

Jeepneys are a cheap option to get around and a great way to have a local public transport experience.

  • Fares : Range between $.15 to $1 for a one-way trip

Taxis are also available for travelers who appreciate the convenience of traveling privately and exploring the city at their own pace. These can be flagged down almost anywhere on the road but won’t stop when there’s a traffic officer.

While they are a tad costlier than jeepneys, taxis are generally affordable and use meters to compute the fare.

  • Taxi rates : $.72 base rate, plus $.24 for every kilometer

Habal-habal

Habal-habal is a local name for motorcycle taxis that stay parked on the side of the streets waiting for passengers. These will take tourists to different interest points and come in handy in small towns where the roads are narrow.

Riders offer passengers a helmet before the journey, and prices are often negotiated.

Tourists should agree on the final fare to the destination before boarding to avoid trumped-up fees later on.

Car rentals

Car rentals are an excellent alternative for visitors yearning to breach the city limits and discover the hidden gems in smaller towns and beachside villages. They also come with the convenience of a customized itinerary, allowing vacationers to go wherever and whenever they want to.

  • Rental rates: Start at $30 per day

Tourists should hire a private driver who can double up as a tour guide to take them to all their chosen points of interest.

Where To Stay In Cebu City

With its pristine sandy beaches, lush green jungles, and fabulous water sports opportunities, Cebu draws an average of 1,000,000 tourists annually . This means there is a high demand for accommodation, especially during the high season.

Luckily, the more than 160 islands surrounding the city offer visitors diverse areas and hotel options to cater to different budget preferences.

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Whether traveling solo, honeymooning with a new bride, or vacationing with family, here are the top neighborhoods to choose from and their respective lodging options:

Cebu City is the capital of Cebu province and the second most populous city in the country after Manila. It has numerous historical landmarks and modern architecture, blending the new with the old to culminate in a buzzing city lifestyle. This will be the ideal option for first-timers in Cebu as it’s the epicenter of all the action.

Culture buffs and historians will feel at home visiting the Casa Gorordo Museum, whereas shopaholics can head to the trendy Ayala Center Cebu. The district also impresses with its vibrant nightlife and delectable dining scene.

Luxury option:

Radisson Blu Cebu

  • Address : Serging Osmena Blvd. Cor Juan Luna Avenue 400, Cebu City 6000
  • Rate per night: Starts at $132 for 2
  • Amenities : Snorkeling, Outdoor pool, Spa and wellness center, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee machine, Coffee shop

Middle-range option:

Citadenes Cebu City

  • Address : Baseline Center Juana Osmena Street, Cebu City 6000
  • Rate per night: Starts at $78 for 2
  • Amenities : Outdoor pool, Fitness center, Restaurant, Room service, Free Wi-Fi, Coffee machine, Business center, Flat-screen TV, Cable or satellite TV

Malapascua Island

Malapascua is the perfect island for beach lovers looking to enjoy Cebu’s pristine beaches. It is also one of the more affordable areas to stay in, and travelers will enjoy its laid-back vibe. Aside from swimming in the clear turquoise waters, tourists can also try snorkeling and scuba diving with an opportunity to encounter incredible marine creatures like manta rays and sharks. Top lodging options include:

Mid-range option:

Tepanee Beach Resort

  • Address : Malapascua Island, Logon, Daanbantayan 6013
  • Rate per night: Starts at $57 for 2
  • Amenities : Private beach, Water sport facilities (on site), Snorkeling, Spa and wellness center, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service, Free Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi available in all areas

Budget option:

D' Avila's Horizon Malapascua

  • Address : Langub Beach, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Daanbantayan 6000
  • Rate per night: Starts at $15 for 2
  • Amenities : Adults only, Water sport facilities (on site), Snorkeling, Beachfront, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Free Wi-Fi, Free toiletries, Internet, Laundry service

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Lapu Lapu is a tiny island on the eastern side of Cebu City with sandy beaches and sparkly blue waters. It is an excellent option for families hoping for a kid-friendly vacation in the Philippines . From diving to snorkeling and lounging by the relaxed coast, it is one of Cebu's top areas to stay.

Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

  • Address : Buyong, Lapu-Lapu City
  • Rate per night: Starts at $82 for 2
  • Amenities : Private beach, Snorkeling, Outdoor pool, Spa and wellness center, Fitness center, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Room service, Free Wi-Fi, Tea/coffee maker

La Place Guesthouse

  • Address : Bagumabayan 1, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
  • Rate per night: $$
  • Amenities : Wi-Fi, Express check-out, Air-conditioned, Designated smoking area, Storage available

Best Places To Eat In Cebu City

Cebu City is a gastronomic Mecca where food enthusiasts can indulge in sumptuous local cuisine. From the trademark Lechon to delicious Filipino street food , guests can look forward to a rollercoaster dining experience. The nightlife is not shabby either, and several watering holes throughout Cebu guarantee party animals an unforgettable club experience.

These are the top places to eat and drink in Cebu City .

  • Address : Cebu Veterans Drive Marco Polo Plaza, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City 6000 Philippines
  • Hours : 6 am – 10 pm

Lunch and dinner:

House of Lechon

  • Address : Acacia Street, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
  • Hours : 11 am – 10 pm
  • Address : Ouano Drive, 2nd floor bai Hotel Cebu, Mandaue 6014 Philippines

Blu Bar & Grill

  • Address : Marco Polo Hotel, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
  • Hours : 6:30 pm – 10 pm

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How To Spend The Perfect Day In Cebu City

Start the day with a wholesome breakfast at café Marco to stock up for the jam-packed itinerary. Head to the tiny 17th-century Fort San Pedro to witness Spanish heritage in the Philippines and check out its old artifacts and other memorabilia.

Walk to the Basilico del Sano Nino, the oldest church in the country, then proceed to the Magellan’s Cross, which has ties to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors on the island.

Later, stop at the Cebu Heritage Monument, then the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, for more of the city’s history before catching a ride to the lively Colon Street for lunch at Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly.

After lunch, take it easy with a tour of the Cebu Taoist Temple and, later, a laid-back stroll through the serene walkways of Sirao Garden. The afternoon is an excellent time for tourists to reward themselves with retail therapy at the humongous Ayala Center Shopping Mall. Before darkness sets in, catch spectacular city views from Tops Lookout.

Finally, cap off the day’s itinerary with dinner at Blu Bar & Grill, accompanied by a cold drink before retiring to the hotel.

Q: What is Cebu City known for?

Cebu City is not only the oldest city in the Philippines but also a top tourist destination . It offers diverse attractions and fun adventures, including pristine beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and whale/dolphin-watching tours.

Q: Is Cebu City worth visiting?

Cebu City is the perfect starting point for first-timers in the Philippines . It boasts exquisite spots worth visiting, and Kasawan Falls is considered the best waterfall in the nation.

Q: Why do people love Cebu City?

Aside from its natural beauty and pristine beaches, Cebu City draws tourists in droves thanks to its numerous fun experiences .

From canyoneering in Kawasan Falls to hoping between the 160 islands, it’s never dull in the Queen City of the South.

Q: Is Cebu an expensive city?

Amazingly, Cebu City is one of the cheapest areas in the Philippines despite being a top tourist stopover. The most populous city in the Visayas will cost a tourist around $500 monthly for a comfortable stay.

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