Cebu is one of those perfect island tropical getaways. Located in the Visayas, it offers a bit of everything. From historic sites to amazing gorgeous beaches. Cebu City is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the oldest city in the Philippines. It is regarded as the “Queen City of the South.” Being such, it is a center for commerce, trade, education, and tourism.
This festival is the biggest festival in Cebu. Its origins go back to when the 1st Spanish arrived in Cebu and gave Queen Juana (of Cebu) the image Santo Niño (a status of the baby Jesus) as a gift in 1521. She was supposed to be so happy she danced around with joy with the Santo Niño. During the festival, there are colorful street dancers each having a “queen” who dance holding the Santo Niño.
Another remarkable historical landmark in Cebu is the Christianity religion brought about by the arrival of Magellan in 1521. He brought with him a wooden cross and planted it in Cebu to mark the propagation of Christianity. It is located in downtown of Cebu. The present Magellan’s Cross is now a Tindalo Wood encasing the original cross. This tourist attraction is free for everyone to see and experience.
This town in southern Cebu has some great underwater adventures not only for divers but also for snorkelers. Just offshore there is a reef that has plenty of corals and fish as well as turtles.
Cebu has exploded in popularity in recent years and with good reason. It’s some of the most fun you can ever have! If you ever have buckets lists, Canyoneering in Badian would be one of those for things to do in Cebu. Take a motorbike ride up into the mountains, then with a guide, basically wind your way down the river. There’s lots of jumping, sliding, swimming and hiking.
This is one of Cebu’s biggest, yet most controversial tourist spots on the island. They can almost guarantee sightings of the whale shark as they locals feed them. With all that said, swimming with the whale sharks is still one of the most popular things to do in Cebu. It’s just an amazing thing to do and something you will never forget. Put it on your bucket list as well!
Osmeña Peak is other to be the highest peak in the province of Cebu. The peak is approximately 1,000 meters above sea level and it is located in the southern part of Cebu in Mantalongon Dalaguete. If you are the mountaineering type of person who will not pass the chance of nature trekking, Mantalongon Dalaguete is one of the best destination for you to traverse. It has been coined as the “Summer Capital of Cebu” and “Little Baguio of the South” for its cooler than the usual breeze.
Tops are cardinal of the most visited tourist end line in Cebu. It is located high above Busay Hills and is around 15-20 minutes drive from JY square in Lahug. Tops offer a bird’s eye view of the City if Cebu and Island of Mactan. The wide view of the place is an idyllic avenue for one to view either a sunrise or sunset.
Bantayan Island beaches as most tourist say is the Cebuano version of Boracay when it comes to the wonderful display of majestic white beaches even as you approached its’ pier in Santa Fe Cebu which is placed in the northern tip of Cebu. It is a fantastic place to beach bum.