Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines
THINGS TO DO IN CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES
Sinulog Festival. [ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
One of the most celebrated festivals in the country, the Sinulog Festival of Cebu offers a colorful grand parade and numerous events.
Must read: Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities
Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
This ancestral house was built back in the 17th century, and with such age of establishment, it continues to inspire people and visitors with its beauty and old looks. The furniture, displays, and everything in this place will make you think that you are back in the Spanish era.
Magellan’s Cross.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Built in 1521, this huge cross symbolizes the arrival and the beginning of the propagation of the Spanish of Catholicism. Thus, making it the very first landmark associated with the Spanish in our country.
Mactan shrine served as a commemoration place for the brave hero, Lapu-Lapu when he fought for the land during the first arrival of the Spanish colonizers. It marks a significant event which highlights the battle at Mactan.
Must read: Mactan Shrine
Fort San Pedro. [ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Fort San Pedro
Built in 1565, this originally military base has become a historical tourist spot now. The displays and all other content of its museum are enough for you to have a throwback feels of the rich ancient past of the country.
Must read: Fort San Pedro
Heritage of Cebu Monument
This sculpture depicts the historical and significant events that happened in Cebu starting from the colonization era down to the glorious and triumphant days of Cebu. The artistic representation was built by the local artist, Eduardo Castrillo.
The very first street in the country was established back in 1565 by the Spaniards headed by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Yes, you can be at the very first street in our country by being here. Isn’t that historical?
Also known as the Cebu Provincial Museum, these places hold a lot of displays and galleries which can make you learn and discover the place better. Though the place was once a provincial jail back in the Spaniard’s era, it did not stop the people from making it into a significant place.
Fuente Osmeña Circle
This circle makes visitors and locals alike feel that they can be comfortable being here. The fountain, the grass, and all the other aspects present in this circle allow an individual to be one with nature.
Items gathered during the Spanish colonial times as well as a compilation of things throughout the years are on display in this museum. They were able to gather presentations starting from the 19th century.
Casa Gorordo Museum
Another Spanish-inspired casa turned into museum holds different display such as artworks, furniture, and religious artifacts. This museum is open to the public, making it ideal for those who would like to see a glimpse of the rich historical past of the place.
This park allows you to watch the spectacular sunrise and sunset view of the sea. This is both natural and historical since there is also the Kota Fort which was built to serve as a protection of the citizens back in the Spanish era times.
Address: Bantayan – Madridejos Rd, Madridejos, Cebu
Sumilon Island.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
White sand and clear water, this island located in Oslob is a perfect summer getaway! This is available for day trips which allows one to visit the famous white sandbar. Other activities such as snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming are perfect on this island.
Basdaku means great sand, and from the name itself, you can assume that as you go here, you will be greeted with a longshore of white powdery sand. Famous activity here includes scuba diving as well as snorkeling.
This marine sanctuary is perfect for activities such as diving and snorkeling. I am sure that the beauty and diversity of life at the bottom part of the water will leave you mesmerized in all aspects.
Moalboal.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Must read: Moalboal Travel Guide
Camotes Island.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Must read: Camotes Island Travel Guide
Sirao Flower Garden
The mini-Amsterdam will never fail you if you would like to be exposed in a much freer environment. Let alone, a place where you could see a lot of flower species and take a lot of great photos.
Terrazas de Flores Botanical Garden
Blooms of flowers in terraces add experience to your trip. Just a few minutes away from Sirao, you can find this beautiful botanical garden. A place to rest? Do not worry because they have cabanas here.
Obo-ob Mangrove Garden
Mangroves are pivotal in the ecosystem. Thus, raising awareness about it has been the primary purpose of those who are managing this eco-tourism park. Be here and be one with their advocacy.
Located underground is another freshwater cave where one could take a cool dip. The water is shallow, making it ideal for those who are less adventurous in terms of depth.
Address: Santa Fe (Bantayan) – Hagnaya, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu
Phone: (032) 438 9129
Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
Be in this garden and see a lot of flowers plus a lot of butterfly species! Run around and be mesmerized with the beautiful flying buddies they have. With a total of 55 species, I am sure that your journey will be complete.
Oslob Whale Shark.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Oslob Whale Shark Watching Experience
This is one of the top tourist attractions in Cebu, and I urge you to try it out, the whale shark or also called as butanding will be there for you to see, and if you are up for a much adventure, you can also swim with them.
Kawasan Falls.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
The turquoise color of the water here is merely a picture perfect! This three-tiered waterfalls will never disappoint you if it is an adventure that you are after. You have to be patient and steadfast in doing some climbing tasks to do it.
Address: Badian, 6031 Cebu
Must read: Kawasan Falls
Tumalog Falls.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Nearby the Oslob area is the Tumalog Falls. This is a hit for many because the water at the bottom of it is shallow, making it ideal for those who do not want to wear any life vests anymore.
Address: Cebu South Rd, Oslob, Cebu
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Temple of Leah.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Temple of Leah
This place is located in the top part of the area, and you can be here to take amazing photos and get some fresh air. Built as a memorial house of the clan, the Temple of Leah has been standing tall here, waiting to be visited by tourists.
Must read: Temple of Leah
10,000 Roses Café
You might have seen a photo of this somewhere, and I am telling you that these 10,000 roses are perfect for your Instagram feed. The vibes, the colors, and the roses are amazing!
Be at the top and see the Cebu City from the bird’s eye view. Yes, the view and the overall vibes of the view from the top is not only refreshing but also relaxing.
Canyoneering in Kawasan.[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Canyoneering in Kawasan
Must read: Canyoneering in Cebu
Sky Experience Adventure
Offered by the Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, activities such as walking on the edge of the tower will bring out all the creeps you have. But don’t worry because this is safe because they have safety gear such as harness and the likes.
Must read: Cebu Sky Experience
Trekking is the ultimate activity here. The trek course cam is taken based on how many hours you would like to do it. Just be cautious and robust throughout for it can be tiring. The view at the top is also fantastic.
Jagged hills from the top will be your reward as you join in the trekking of this peak. This is also considered as the highest one in the province in terms of trekking activity.
Danasan Eco-Adventure Park
ATV. Rappelling, zip line, and all other fun activities are p[resent here. More so, kayaking is also possible! In short, the best advantage of this place compared to the rest is that they have reserved a lot of outdoor activities for you.
Cebu Business Park
Local and imported goods are available here for purchase. Ayala Center Cebu is also found here. So, some shopping and walking are also recommended.
Taboan Public Market. [ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Taboan Public Market
Shopping for local goods at its finest is possible here. A lot of dried fish products are for sale, and I am telling you, they sell the best danggit fish here. The more orders you have, the lower the price will be.
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Must read: Boljoon Church
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
Built back in 1565, this church serves as the oldest church in the entire country! This also serves as the haven of the image of the Holy Child. This historical church was at the same time declared by the Vatican as the “Mother and head of All Philippine Churches.”
Located in the southern part of Cebu, this church is another must-see place in the area. The architecture of the church along with its peaceful vibe invites a lot of visitors, most especially those that are pilgrims.
Address: Sibonga, Cebu
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Built-in 1595, this Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu was built and designed in a Spanish era. It is no wonder that because the place was the first to be reached by the Catholics, the place holds a lot of historic churches.
[ Things to do in Cebu City, Philippines ]
Built back in 1972, being here makes you feel that you are in Taiwan or China. The cool vibes and the beautiful architectural structure of the temple are simple, perfect for a peaceful visit.
Visit Cebu and be ready to experience a vacation of a lifetime! Good luck and have a Happy Trip!
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