• Nalusuan Island Marine Sanctuary

    Nalusuan Island, Cordova, Philippines .

    Nalusuan is a man-made resort island in the Cebu Strait, the Philippines, and one of the islands comprising the Olango Island Group. Nalusuan marine sanctuary is a great place for snorkeling and basking in the sun. 

  • Lapu-Lapu Shrine

    Lapu-Lapu Monument, Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    The Lapu-Lapu shrine is a 20 metres bronze statue in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, erected in honor of Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the 1521 Battle of Mactan.

  • Magellan Shrine

    Magellan's Marker, Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    The Magellan Shrine is a large memorial tower erected in 1866 in honor of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan on the Mactan Island of Cebu, the Philippines. The spot is believed to be the site where Magellan was killed in the 1521 Battle of Mactan.

  • Gilutongan Island

    Gilutongan Island, Cordova, Philippines .

    Island perfect for diving, snorkelling, and sunbathing! 

  • Camotes Sea

    Camotes Sea, Philippines .

    From the city, we go to the Northern part of Cebu where a magnificent Island lies – Camotes Island.

    The travel time from Cebu city to Danao Port (which is where you ride on a boat toward the island) is about 1  hour. From Danao port, traveling by the sea takes two hours.

    Camotes Island gives you numerous attractions to go to. In a day, you can go to a lake, to a cave, to an islet, and of course, to beaches. To maximize your time, it is best to be there for more than a day though.

    Visit Santiago Beach which has a long, white shoreline; Mangodlong Rock which has picturesque blue and green waters; Lake Danao which has a serene green lake where you can use a kayak to land on the mini land in the center;

    Bukilat Cave which you can swim in with its fresh cold waters; Tulang Diyot which is a paradise-like islet with its white sand and alluring waters.

  • SM Seaside

    SM Seaside City Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    SM Seaside City Cebu, also known locally as SM Seaside or just Seaside, is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the centerpiece of the SM Seaside Complex, a 30-hectare mixed-use development at the South Road Properties.

  • 10,000 Roses of Cebu

    10,000 Roses Cafe & More, Day-as Barangay Road, Cordova, Cebu, Philippines .

    This magnificent spot, which is in Day-as Barangay Rd, Cordova, Cebu, has gone viral on social media. 10,000 artificial LED-powered roses surround this certain Roses Café & More.

    Most guests prefer to go there during dusk to see the beautiful sunset while the roses lit up at night. Moreover, the owner of the café, who is also an interior designer, intends to create a romantic ambiance for couples.

    The café offers sumptuous food which you can savor while enjoying the wonderful mood with your lover.

  • Kawasan Falls

    Kawasan Falls, Badian, Cebu, Philippines .

    Still in the south of Cebu is the breathtaking Kawasan Falls in Badian municipality. Some hikers from Osmena Peak traverse to Kawasan Falls after camping, but you can just go directly to Kawasan via Barili. 

    Kawasan Falls is a three-stage cascade of clear turquoise water from mountain springs of Mantalongon mountain range. The waterfalls is a pearl of the Philippines. One of the most popular tourist spots in Cebu south is Kawasan Canyoneering. 

  • Pescador Island

    Pescador Island, Philippines .

    It is one of the best diving spots in Cebu. Its island reef is a sandy slope covered with soft coral from 5–10 meters (15–35 ft).

    Further, there is a wall covered with hard corals dropping down to about 40 meters (130 ft).  In that wall are tons of different species of colorful sea creatures, including sharks . Better to prepare your underwater camera to capture its beautiful corals and different marine species.

  • Oslob Whale Sharks

    Oslob, Cebu, Philippines .

    On the other side of the island is where you can experience swimming with the Oslob Whale Sharks, locally known as the “Tuki”.

    Oslob Municipality is known for old churches and beautiful beaches but became more popular because of the gentle giants – the Whale Sharks.

    Local fishermen would interact with the whale sharks by feeding them…until large number of tourists began to arrive in Oslob to see the whale sharks being fed. As a result, these tourists snorkel or dive with the whale sharks.

    Oslob Whale Shark watching is one of the top in the bucket lists of tourists who visit Cebu because of the rare experience. Most note worthy, when ever you have a close encounter with the Whale Sharks, it is not allowed to touch them.

  • Sumilon Island Sandbar

    Sumilon Island, Philippines .

    Still in Oslob is the small but picturesque Island of Sumilon where you can appreciate the sandbar. With its clear azure waters and pristine white sands, Sumilon Island’s sandbar is very popular.. It mimics a photogenic and mesmerizing tropical paradise that lures all types of travelers.

    Bluewater Resorts owns the island; hence, spending the night in the island is not allowed unless you are checked-in at Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort.

    But not to worry, they provide day trip tours which include lunch and activities such as snorkeling, hiking, fishing, paddling and many more.

  • Basilica del Sto. Niño

    Basilica del Sto. Nino, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    Just right beside the Magellan’s Cross is the oldest Christian church of the Philippines. Fray Andrés de Urdaneta, O.S.A. and Fray Diego de Herrera, O.S.A. founded Basilica del Sto Niño in 1565.

    Ferdinand Magellan’s “Sto Niño” which is the Holy Child Jesus statue is in this church. He had this Sto Niño when he converted Cebu’s chieftain Humabon and his wife to Christianity on April 14, 1521.

    The See of Rome labels this church as the “”Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines”.

  • Magellan’s Cross

    Magellan's Cross, P. Burgos Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    King of Spain Charles 1 chose navigator Ferdinand Magellan to look for the “Spice Islands”. In doing so, Magellan was able to cross the globe and eventually landed in the Philippines in 1521. Specifically, he made his step in Cebu on March 15, 1521.

    Magellan presented Christianity to Cebuanos, and most of them embraced the religion. In this site is where Magellan planted the Cross (which symbolizes Christianity) on April 21, 1521. An encasement protects the original Magellan’s cross.

  • Colon Street

    Colon Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    Basilica del Sto. Niño situates in Colon Street, the oldest street in the country.  Spanish colonizer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi established the street in 1565. He named the street after Cristopher Columbus who was actually Cristobal Colon.

    This place is near Cebu ports and is the hub for early commerce. As a result, first establishments of Cebu are in this street. At present, it is still the hotspot for businesses, theaters, pubs, shopping malls, etcetera.

    If you wish to buy your “pasalubong”or souvenir, it is in these street where you find stores that sell cheap souvenir items. People commonly celebrate the popular Sinulog Festival in Colon Street.

  • Fort San Pedro

    Fort San Pedro, A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    About ten-minute walk from Casa Gorordo is the oldest fort in the Philippines- Fort San Pedro. Spanish leader, General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi commanded the building of this fort. De Legazpi thought to use it against Muslim warriors.

    However, as time passed by, other colonizers had used it for other reasons. When Americans occupied Cebu, their soldiers used this as their residence. Also, Americans educated Cebuanos in this fort.

    Further, during the Japanese colonization,  Japanese also used the fort as a barrack, a prisoner and a hospital. The historicity of this smallest-oldest fort in the country is undeniable.

  • Museo Sugbo

    Museo Sugbo, M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    Four blocks from Fort San Pedro is Sugbu Museo. This is a large museum because it used to be Cebu’s provincial jail. The lone architect in Cebu at that time, Domingo de Escondrillas designed it in 1869.

    During Spanish occupation, this served as prison for Filipino captives. However, during American period, Americans placed their horses here as stables for horse racing. Also, during Japanese time, Japanese imprisoned Filipino opponents in this place. 

    This becomes Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) but CPDRC has relocated. Thus, on August 5, 2008,  the place became a museum since it has rich role in Cebu’s history.

  • Bantayan Island

    Bantayan Island, Philippines .

    Going to the northernmost of Cebu, a gem awaits you – Bantayan Island. This area is one of the most sought after spots of Cebu.

    As a matter of fact, it becomes popular in the country when a film was shot there. Many flock to enjoy the breathtaking beaches of Sta. Fe, Bantayan.

    From Danao, you will travel 2 to 3 hours more to reach Hagnaya Port. This is the gateway for you to be transported to Bantayan Island via a ferry. The ferry travels one and a half hour.

    You will enjoy the tranquility and the beautiful waves of its seas.

  • Cebu Safari and Adventure

    Cebu Safari and Adventure Park, Toril, Carmen, Cebu, Philippines .

    From Danao, in less than 30 minutes,  you can reach a destination worth your money and time – Cebu Safari and Adventure Park.

    Cebu Safari and Adventure Park is the largest zoo in the Philippines. And, it has Asia’s longest zipline – a whooping 1.2 kilometers! This zoo includes plant and animal species of various kinds, such as exotic tigers and birds.

    Becoming at par with international zoos, Cebu Safari and Adventure Parks brings you to the amazing nature of Carmen mountains.

    Since this is in Carmen, a northern part of Cebu which would take long hours from the city, it is best to travel as early as possible: opening is at 8 in the morning, but the last admission time is at 2:00 pm. The tour at the zoo takes at least 3 hours.

    What is more interesting and unique about this spot is you can enjoy many thrilling activities: hiking and canyoning in the waterfalls, biking, swaying in the ziplines, and many more!

  • Cebu Ocean Park

    Cebu Ocean Park, F. Vestil Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines .

    Added to the list as Cebu’s best tourist destinations is Cebu Ocean Park which has just been opened in August 2019. 

    Cebu Ocean Park is the Philippines’ biggest oceanarium. Located just behind the large SM Seaside Mall and beside the wondrous San Pedro Calungsod Chapel, this is a perfect place for young kids as it is accessible to those who are near the city, and is surely educational and entertaining!

    There are thousands of marine species settled in aquariums of varied shapes and sizes.  Fascinating-looking sea creatures are catchers to the tots’ curious minds.

    In addition, this site is available every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 PM. Do not miss to explore this park with family!