An urban city in the region of Visayas of the Philippines, Cebu City has a lot to offer – from white sand beach, overshadowing towers and building, to historical and architectural treasures. A densely populated metro, Cebu is among the must-visit places in the Philippines.
It’s more fun in the Philippines! – A slogan that Filipinos are proud to express. The 10 places in Cebu listed below will prove that it really is more fun in the Philippines.
A secret beautiful natural spot, the Mainit Spring can be located in Malabuyoc, one of the provinces of Cebu. The Filipino word Mainit means hot, warm, or heated. Thus, the Mainit Spring is a natural fount where you can have a warm dip to fight the cold breeze.
Mainit Spring is yet untouched by private developers and is hard to reach because of the lack accessibility. Hence, you’ll never reach this beautiful natural spot if you do not have the wanderlust of an adventurer. It’s best to visit Mainit Spring NOW before it gets commercialized!
Address: Mainit, Brgy. Montañeza,, Malabuyoc, Cebu, Philippines
Hermit’s Cove is a treasured natural beauty of Cebu. Located in the province of Aloguinsan, Hermit’s Cove brags a clear blue sea that turns gold when plunged by the sun, fine white sand, and a contour of tall trees. And again, Hermit’s Cove is only for the intrepid travelers. So, if you have the guts to explore this hidden showplace, it will be totally worth it!
Address: Kantabogon Rd, Aloguinsan, Cebu, Philippines
Phone: +63 998 964 3997
Mactan Shrine is located on the beautiful island of Mactan of Cebu. The shrine is one of the favorites meccas of the travelers. There you will find the famous monument of Lapu-Lapu, a native chieftain of Mactan Island who conquered Ferdinand Magellan, a Spaniard explorer who, by then, tried to surmount the island and the native people. The battle end to the death of Magellan. MactanShrine features the exact spot where the fight happened. The shrine is easy to access via public transportation or private vehicle.
Address: Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines
The 3rd largest mall in the country and is the 8th in the world, SM Seaside is one of the places you must visit when you’re in Cebu. The mall is not just for shopping and bargain-hunting, but also for sight-seeing and recreation. The mall features a park in the rooftop famously known as Sky Park. A halt in the Sky Park will let you view the beautiful urban life of Cebu, the tall skyscrapers, and the vast blue sky that turns into a picturesque of stars in the night.
Address: Antuwanga, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Cebu IT Park
The Cebu IT Park is a just a simple business park in the morning, but a striking attraction in the evening. The park becomes a locale of splendid lights that lures the nocturnal buffs. Cafes and restaurants are available in the park to consume your time while enjoying the bright lights.
Address: Jose Maria del Mar St, Apas, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
MuseoSugbo, a museum that features marvels of historical collections from the Spanish and American eras. As you walk through the foyers of this enormous coral-brick infrastructure, you will be brought back to time and get a glimpse of the historical events that happened in Cebu. The museum also displays some of the found relics and items used by the Spaniards and Americans in WWII.
Address: M. J. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines
In the south region of Cebu is the beautiful, oh-so-amazing falls of Kawasan. This place is totally a haven for travelers who sought for a crisp turquoise cold lagoon. The water from the pool is from the green forest of the mountain that streams through cascades and boulders. This paradise hides in the luscious tropical trees and vaults of enormous stones.
You can reach Kawasan Falls through public transportation. Foods and snacks are available in the established snackettes and restaurants within the area.
Address: Matutinao, Badian, 6031 Cebu, Philippines
Majestic river, patronizing mountains, and lush of the green jungle will welcome you in the Bojo River. Thanks to local tourism, you can cruise the river in an affordable price. The Bojo River was once a secret, but thanks to travel enthusiasts and extreme wanderlust adventurers, the river has been found and truly it is a grandeur and dynamic eco-tourist spot. Not only you will enjoy the row of the cruise, but you will also acquire useful knowledge about the botanical greeneries within the area. A visit to Bojo River will satisfy you with serenity, peace, and solidarity with nature and life. The regal river will overwhelm you, and the leaves, oh! they will caress you.
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Fort San Pedro
A trip to past doesn’t always need science and paradox of unfathomable formula to travel time. Sometimes, it just means a visit to museums or historic spots. A visit to Fort San Pedro, indeed, will ‘take you back to time.’ As you take small paces inside Fort San Pedro, you will learn how Cebu withstood the chaotic era of World War II. It was originally designed as a military defense structure by the Spaniards and was initially built of woods. But it was reinforced with stone so as to become a sturdier shield against the Moro Pirates. Now, Fort San Pedro still stands loftily with the ancient story no one can ever steal.
Fort San Pedro can be easily reached through habal-habal or jeepney. It is located near the pier, in the plaza called Plaza Independencia.
Address: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000, Philippines
Sky Experience Adventure
You never know what’s scary until you visit and try the extreme rides of Sky Experience Adventure – and I’m talking about walking on the top edge of a 38-storey building. Now, we’re talking! The Sky Experience Adventure offers literally breathtaking, shocking, and scary rides that the world may not have seen or experienced yet. The Edge Coaster is the only ride of its kind, will allow you to see the panoramic view of Cebu, and I mean, the entire Cebu. Other rides that will surely blow the guts out of you are the Cliff Hanger, Sky Walk Extreme, and Sky Lift. If those are way too extreme for you, then you can just have a simple leisure in the lounge, have yourself a cocktail in the Sky Bar, or get even closer to the sky in the Sky Observatory.
Address: Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Fuente Towers, Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines