ABOUT CEBU

Known as the Queen City of the South, Cebu is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It's perfect for unwinding with friends with equal parts city and equal parts beach. This city has a little bit of something for everyone!

 

PRO TIPS:

  • January is the best time to visit
  • Drive up north for Cebu's best beaches
  • Go south for the best snorkeling spots


THINGS TO DO


 MAGELLAN'S CROSS   Photo by @  b  adasstenshi

MAGELLAN'S CROSS

Photo by @badasstenshi

Notes:
- First-timer must see!
- Opt for a walking tour to view this to avoid traffic

Duration: 30 minutes
Budget: FREE
Location: Cebu City

 SINULOG FESTIVAL   Photo by  @   s  eekertravels

SINULOG FESTIVAL

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Happens every January
- Bring clothes you're okay with getting dirty and painted on
- Stay hydrated and wear sunblock!

Duration: Whole of January, big events in 2nd/3rd week
Budget: P500-600 for concerts, FREE for the main street party & parade
Location: Cebu City

 BANTAYAN ISLANDS  Photo by  @  s  hervanz

BANTAYAN ISLANDS

Photo by @shervanz

Notes:
- Catch a bus at the North Terminal going to Hagnaya Port & take a ferry to Sta. Fe
- Jan-June are best months to visit

Duration: 5 hours
Budget: P160  aircon bus, P170 ferry, P350 for habal-habal
Location: San Remigio

 MOALBOAL   Photo by @  seekertravels

MOALBOAL

Photo by @seekertravels

Notes:
- Known especially for its snorkeling & diving
- Don't leave without visiting Pescador Island, the Marine Sanctuaries & the Busay Caves & Springs.

Duration: 5 hours
Budget: P100 habal-habal, P2,000/10 persons for island hopping, P25 sanctuary entrance fee
Location: Moalboal

 SIRAO FLOWER FARM  Photo by  @  t  hird_adventures

SIRAO FLOWER FARM

Photo by @third_adventures

Notes:
- One of Cebu's most photographed spot
- Favorite spot of local couples

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Budget: P50 entrance fee, P150 professional photography
Location: Cebu City

 TEMPLE OF LEAH  Photo by  @  r  eregemu

TEMPLE OF LEAH

Photo by @reregemu

Notes:
- Has one of the best views of Cebu
- Open everyday

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes
Budget: P50 entrance fee
Location: Cebu City

 TUMALOG FALLS  Photo by  @  r  eregemu

TUMALOG FALLS

Photo by @reregemu

Notes:
- Water is only knee deep so there's no need to worry about swimming
- Take the earliest bus to Oslob to avoid the crowds

Duration: 1 to 4 hours
Budget: P500 to P1,000 per head, depending on package
Location: Oslob

 QUBE GALLERY  Photo by  @  pristinedeleon

QUBE GALLERY

Photo by @pristinedeleon

Notes:
- Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 7pm
- Get the chance to check out local art

Duration: 1 hour
Budget: FREE
Location: Banilad, Cebu City

 KAWASAN FALLS  Photo by  @markkevin.pianar

KAWASAN FALLS

Photo by @markkevin.pianar

Notes:
- Popularly known for canyoneering
- Wear aqua shoes because the trails are very slippery
- Don't try canyoneering alone!

Duration: 1 to 5 hours
Budget: P40 entrance, P300 raft rental, P2000 canyoneering package
Location: Badian


 

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ACCOMMODATIONS


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BUDGET: Under P1,000/night

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1521 HOSTEL

Photo by Agoda

Location: Mactan Island

NAPS X ADVENTURE HOSTEL

Photo by Agoda

Location: Cebu City

THE STOPOVER HOSTEL - MACTAN

Photo by Agoda

Location: Mactan Island


LOW-RANGE: Starts at P1,000/night

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Where to Stay in Cebu - South Pole Central Hotel Cebu

SOUTHPOLE CENTRAL HOTEL

Photo from the South Pole Central Hotel Cebu

Location: Cebu City

HAMERSONS HOTEL

Photo by Agoda

Location: Cebu City

KANDUGYAP HOUSE BY THE SEA

Photo by Agoda

Location: Bantayan Island

MALAPASCUA GARDEN RESORT

Photo by Agoda

Location: Malapascua Island

SAGASTRAND BEACH RESORT

Photo by Agoda

Location: Mactan Island


MID-RANGE: Starts at P3,000/night

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COSTABELLA TROPICAL BEACH HOTEL

Photo from Agoda

Location: Mactan Island

BE RESORTS MACTAN

Photo from Agoda

Location: Mactan Island

THE HENRY HOTEL CEBU

Photo from Agoda

Location: Cebu City

MAAYO HOTEL

Photo by Agoda

Location: Mandaue City

ANIKA ISLAND RESORT

Photo by Agoda

Location: Bantayan Island


LUXURY: Starts at P7,000/night

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CRIMSON RESORT & SPA

Photo from Agoda

Location: Mactan Island

MOVENPICK HOTEL MACTAN ISLAND CEBU

Photo from Agoda

Location: Mactan Island

BLUEWATER SUMILON ISLAND RESORT

Photo from Agoda

Location: Sumilon Island

KANDAYA RESORT

Photo by Agoda

Location: Daanbantayan

PULCHRA RESORT

Photo by Agoda

Location: San Fernando



TOUR


 
  T  RAVEL GUY CEBU   Photo from Travel Guy Cebu

TRAVEL GUY CEBU

Photo from Travel Guy Cebu

There is no need to worry about missing Cebu's different sights and experiences! Travel Guy Cebu gives the chance to go canyoneering, island hopping, and a snorkeling around the Queen City of the South

 

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