One of the most visited places by tourists in the Philippines is Cebu. For several years, Cebu has continued to be overflowing with guests not only locals but foreigners, too. Cebu has great white sand beaches and waterfalls. Not to mention, the city itself is filled with various tourist attractions. And, more beautiful spots offer exciting adventures.

1. Cebu City

Take a walking tour in the city. Visit the Basilica del Sto. Niño, the country’s oldest Roman Catholic Church. The Church houses Sto. Niño’s (Christ child) statue whom Cebuanos bring honor during Sinulog, a cultural and religious festival. Standing next to the Basilica is Magellan’s Cross, a symbol of Christianity. Not far from here, Fort San Pedro is a military defense structure during Spanish colonization. Since Cebu has a strong friendship with the Chinese, Taoist Temple is open to the public. See and experience some Chinese tradition.

2. Oslob

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A three-hour drive away from the city, Oslob has been known for its stunning beaches. Today the most talked about attraction in Oslob is the whale shark watching. The number of tourists visiting Oslob grows every year because of the activity. Another natural spot to visit in Oslob is the Tumalog Falls. The mesmerizing falls are definitely worth a visit. For beach lovers, you’ll absolutely love Sumilon Island. For day trippers, an island hopping is perfect but, for those who wish to stay overnight, contact the island’s sole resort. The resort has luxurious accommodation and facilities.

3. Moalboal

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Want camping by the beach? Moalboal beach is certainly the place to be. If you wish to camp out, especially during the night, just bring your tents and spend the night by the beach. Wait for the stars and start counting them. You’ll definitely end up counting more than you expect. Star gazing is such a romantic activity. During the day, go on an island hopping to Pescador Island. Sardine run, dolphin watching, and turtle point snorkeling are the best.

4. Mactan

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When you land from the plane, you are in Mactan. It has many hotels and resorts where you can stay during your vacation in Cebu. Of course, the beaches in Mactan are also great. Do you want to experience parasailing? Check out your hotel’s services because most of them are offering beach adventures for their guests to enjoy. The most common activities include the banana boat ride, snorkeling, jet skiing, and island picnic.

There are still more places left to be explored in Cebu so, don’t just limit yourself to these places, especially if you are staying for a longer time.

Getting around South Cebu is a fun activity with your friends. Others call it “Round South” hence, the latest term for it is “Suroy-Suroy Sugbo”. This is a road trip going around southern provinces of Cebu. This can be done in one full day or two, depending on your preference. Having to visit as many places as you can also depend on your pace. Remember, each town has more than one attraction so, pick those that are most appealing to you.

1. Offer prayers to Miraculous Mama Mary of Simala, Sibonga.

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This European-inspired architecture of the Shrine has gained numerous visitors every day. People are coming here for prayers of petition and thanksgiving for answered prayers. The surrounding is totally huge and undoubtedly beautiful.

2. Buy Argao’s famous delicacy, torta.

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Torta is the primary product of the town and it is the major pasalubong for tourists. Its secret ingredient, “tuba” (coconut wine) makes Torta de Argao distinct among others. Drop by St. Michael the Archangel Church and Cabecera de Argao, where you can find a giant statue of the torta.

3. Visit the Vegetable Basket of Cebu in Mantalongon, Dalaguete.

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The best source of vegetables is located here. Loads of baskets of vegetables are being transported everyday to the city and will be sold in the markets. The cool weather in town helps in enabling the vegetables to grow fully. If you are up for a hiking experience, climb Osmeña Peak, the highest peak in the South.

4. Catch the view of Tingko Beach, Alcoy.

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The beach is located just along the highway so, you will never get lost. Cottages are available at an affordable price. The beach has fine white sand and blue water. You may spend a little time here to relax and then, proceed to your next destination.

5. Have a glimpse of Ili Rock, Boljoon

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The fascinating Ili Rock has been Boljoon’s pride. Before you can trek on top of the rock to have a better view of the whole town. Now it is disheartening to know that the government has pulverized the area and the trees are scraped off. According to authorities, it is a must to prevent landslides in the future, which might cause more danger to the people. You can visit Boljoon Plaza and Boljoon Church.

6. Swim with the whale sharks in Oslob.

Scuba Diving With Whale Sharks

You may want to consider spending the night in Oslob after the tour. On the next day, you can do the whale shark watching/swimming. Visit Tumalog Falls or have an island hopping at Sumilon Island.

Mountain climbing is now beginning to become a popular hobby for most people. Students or professionals often find time to disconnect from the stressful city life and have a day of nature mountain climbing. The ultimate goal is to be able to reach the top. You will be amazed with the awesome view waiting for you as you climb.

If you are planning to go mountain climbing in Cebu, start with these mountains:

1. Osmena Peak, Dalaguete

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This is probably the easiest trail anyone can take. Kids and elders can even join you on this adventure, provided that they are physically fit. Climbing Osmena Peak does not necessarily need prior mountain climbing experience. The picturesque view at the peak simply captures the heart of every visitor. This is a good venue for sunrise or sunset watching. So, if you’re planning to visit, make sure you can catch the sun at its finest view. Overall, the trek is completed within 30 minutes to an hour, depending on pace.

2. Mt. Naupa, Naga

Another easy and kid-friendly mountain to climb is Mt. Naupa. You can reach the top within 45 minutes to an hour of hiking. You will be greeted with lush greenery mountains. Be warned, the trek is mostly on ascent so, you need lots of energy. For those who want to try night trekking, Mt. Naupa is perfect because it is pretty accessible. Plus, you can camp there and stay for the night. Just make sure you bring your own tents, food, and other camping needs. Be friendly to other campers and keep the place clean once you leave.

3. Mt. Kan-Irag, Busay

Commonly called as Sirao Peak, Mt. Kan-Irag may surprise you of what it has to offer. What sets Sirao Peak apart from others is the opportunity to have a stopover at Kabang Falls. It is not in every mountaineering activity that you get a chance to drop by and take a dip at a stunning waterfalls. Moreover, the outstanding landscape of your journey to the peak makes it even more beautiful. And, you may also go to the Instagram-worthy Sirao Flower Farm, dubbed as the mini Amsterdam of Cebu.

4. Mt. Manunggal, Balamban

This has got to be one of the first mountain favorites of hikers in Cebu. The trail is guaranteed to not be difficult because of concrete road. Once you reach the campsite, you can clearly determine that it is already established because of presence of comfort rooms and convenience stores. This is mainly because the place is historical due to the crashed plane of late President Ramon Magsaysay on 1957.

While many enjoy traveling in groups, there is also a number of individuals who prefer traveling alone. Solo travelers find beauty in every trip without having to depend on others. Every traveler should at least once in his lifetime travel solo.

Here are the top destinations in the Philippines for solo travelers:

1. Cebu

Whether you are up for swimming with whale sharks or climbing a high mountain, Cebu has a wide array of adventures for you. Cebu is easy to navigate and people always come with a helping hand when you ask for one. Does chasing waterfalls sound fun? How about Sardine Run, Turtle Point or Dolphin Watching? You can definitely do these activities in southern Cebu.

2. Davao

Hailed as the safest city in the Philippines, you can be assured that you are in a secured place while traveling. Breathe some fresh air and experience fun outdoor activities at Eden Nature Park or climb Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the country. A quick trip to Samal Island for a beach getaway will complete your trip. And, don’t miss Davao’s very own durian.

3. Batanes

Dubbed as “New Zealand of the Philippines”, Batanes is filled with vast green fields and mountains. When in Batanes, visit Batan, Sabtang and Itbayat islands. You can join group tour packages at an affordable rate. What’s more interesting is you can also rent a bike to tour around short distance attractions. The breathtaking view of the sea and mountain is priceless.

4. Bohol

The world-recognized Chocolate Hills can be viewed at Sagbayan Peak. Pass by the famous man-made forest during your tour and proceed to Loboc River for a river cruise. Don’t forget to say to the cute tiny creatures, the tarsiers. For extreme activities such as zipline, spelunking, suislide, and root climbing, visit Danao Adventure Park. And, you can finally have your last stop at the majestic Panglao Island.

5. Boracay

Who says you can’t enjoy Boracay without someone? Boracay is one of the most favorite go-to beaches of everyone when there is a need for beach therapy. The serenity and calmness of its atmosphere relieves the stress in you. Try helmet diving and greet our little friends underwater. Or, go parasailing and feel like flying with a picturesque view of the island.

Explore these places and discover more not only about the spot but, of your inner strength, too. For sure, you are now planning on your next trip!

Cebu continues to boost its tourism industry every single year. While most foreign travelers opt for Boracay or Palawan, it cannot be denied that there are still numerous tourists who spend even just a few days in Cebu. This is because of the warmth of Cebuanos that is irreplaceable.

Day 1 – Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City Tour

Of course, it is a must that you get to learn the culture and tradition of Cebuanos. With a whole day tour of the two major cities in Cebu, you will definitely come back for more. Start your day by paying respect to Senior Sto. Niño. Just few steps away from the Church stands Magellan’s Cross, a symbol of Christianity. Then, head on to Fort San Pedro, a military defense structure. Relive history at Museo Sugbo, Heritage of Cebu Monument, and Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. Visit Taoist Temple or Temple of Leah and witness a panoramic view of the city. During the night, you may head to Tops for a wonderful city lights view.

Day 2 – Whale Shark Watching and Canyoneering

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Travel to the southern part of Cebu in Oslob town and experience whale shark adventure. Get ready to meet the whale sharks and swim right next to them. Carry your waterproof cameras and take snapshots underwater. After swimming with the gentle giants, you may proceed to the nearby Tumalog Falls for a cool down before heading to Badian. Once you arrive in Badian, eat lunch (the best part of the day). Never engage in Canyoneering without eating as the activity can actually drain your energy for series of walking, climbing, swimming and jumping. The activity is estimated to last for 4 hours. Canyoneering would end at Kawasan Falls and you may spend the night in the rented rooms.

Day 3 – Pescador Island Hopping

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Because everyone loves adventure, you will find it in Pescador, an island close to Moalboal. The island is heaven for scuba divers as the marine park is well taken care of. If you enjoy snorkeling, you can witness rich marine life underwater. For scuba divers, you may get to experience Sardines Run wherein millions of sardines cuddle up and move around. If you get the chance to swim with sea turtles and watch dolphins swim by, you’re lucky enough as they are weather dependent. Once the activity is finished, you can relax at the white sand beaches in Moalboal, the town before Badian. Or, you may choose to leave early and go back to the city.

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Prior to booking a vacation, most people consider the best time to go to the chosen destination. Travelers differ in preferences so, consider Cebu as your next travel destination. In Cebu, the best to visit is during Summer (March to May). This is because it is dry season and most visitors prefer coming to the area during humid days than wet season. However, Cebu has a lot of things to offer that even during rainy days, you can still go on with your chosen activities.

1. Shop at the 10th largest mall in the world.

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SM Seaside City Cebu opened its doors to shoppers last November 2015. The mall features numerous restaurants and stores, Large Screen cinema, Director’s Club cinema, Bowling Center, and an Olympic-sized ice skating rink. Chill out at the rooftop Sky Park and don’t forget the mandatory photo at the “Cube”. Coming soon are Ocean Park, Seaside City Arena and Seaside Tower.

2. Get ready for water sports.

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Who says you can’t enjoy the waters during rainy season? Parasailing, jet ski ride, banana boat ride, island picnic and snorkeling are some of the many water activities that you can still enjoy throughout the season. Or, you can head to Oslob for the whale shark watching. These activities require you to get wet so might as well pursue with these thrilling experiences. During rainy days, there are less people spending time in the beach so, if you want to avoid the crowd, it is the perfect time to visit Cebu.

3. Visit historical heritage sites.

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The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Cebuanos are known to be faithful devotees to the Holy Child. Near the Church stands Magellan’s Cross housed in a chapel. This was planted by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in the country. If you have more time, you can go out of the city and visit the provinces beautiful churches.

4. Keep warm at Esoy Hot Spring.

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Since rainy season is associated with cold weather, what better way to pamper yourself is to head onto a hot spring. Enjoy simple pleasures at Esoy Hot Spring in Catmon. It is also a good place for relaxation, away from the busy life in the city. The natural spring provides therapeutic comfort to your stressed body.

5. Eat Lechon in Cebu

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Every visitor in Cebu does not leave without having to taste lechon. Carcar City offers authentic lechon de Cebu. In the city, you can dine in at Zubuchon, CNT Lechon, or Rico’s Lechon. Other Cebu specialties include puso (hanging rice), best paired with barbeque in Larsian.

Most of our packages will not be cancelled even if it is rainy season. Unless there is a typhoon and you have to cross the sea and there is a cancellation of boats or ferries, then that is the time we have to cancel the trips. Refunds will be issued when there is cancellation under some terms and conditions.

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Get up, dress up, and show up to your next escapade in Cebu. So, what are you expecting to experience in Cebu? For sure, you’d love the powdery sand beaches and fun adventures waiting ahead for you. Explore Cebu while discovering yourself fearlessly in any thrilling activity.

Because Cebu has lots to offer, you may want to start going down south at Oslob for the whale shark watching. Oslob is 2-3 hours drive away from the city. Depart early to avoid getting stuck in traffic on your way. Remember, whale shark watching is only available in the morning because it is the feeding time for the gentle giants.

Upon arriving at the whale shark watching area, you will have a brief orientation regarding the rules and regulations on doing the activity. All are required to get their life vests on. Those who will be swimming with the whale sharks are required to be good swimmers and additional cost will be collected. For non-swimmers, you may watch the whale sharks from the motorboat. Don’t forget your underwater cameras. The whole activity last only for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Going onto the next destination for about 5-10 minutes drive, you will then reach Tumalog Falls. From the drop off point, you need to ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) to reach the falls. The journey towards the falls is all natural. You can see nature’s beauty with all the green plants and trees that are soothing to the eyes. Once there, you can cool down and enjoy the enchanting falls.

After dipping in the cool waters of Tumalog Falls, head onto the majestic Kawasan Falls in Badian. Going to Badian takes about an hour drive so, while on the road, you can take a look of the beautiful Southern Cebu. The mountains, beach, trees, native houses, and more. While here, you will get to reflect on life’s simple joys. It is also your chance to stay disconnected online and enjoy the view of Cebu’s provinces.

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When reaching Badian, you will be dropped off at the starting point and walk around 20 minutes towards Kawasan Falls. The three-level falls is one of Cebu’s best kept secret. On your way, you can hear the birds chirping, flowing waters, and rustling of the leaves from trees. Most visitors settle at the second falls. There are cottages where you can relax and eat. If you want a closer encounter with the falls, you can rent a raft and the guide will take you there.

This ultimate tour is all worth the tiring feet and aching body. For sure, you won’t even notice these while you are on the trip. You can book the Oslob whale shark and Kawasan falls day tour package here.

Cebu is naturally rich in tourist attractions, especially with beaches and waterfalls. What makes travelers come back to Cebu is the fact that they cannot tour all of these attractions during the time allotted when they Cebu. Most, if not all, visit Cebu for a week to a month. If you are an adventure seeker, Cebu can give it to you. Now chasing waterfalls is a new trend for travellers in Cebu. Many waterfalls, unknown before, are now uncovered and ready to be explored.

  1. Kawasan Falls, Badian

Kawasan Waterfalls

Of course, all Cebuanos know the pride that Kawasan Falls bring to the other parts of the world. Often, Kawasan Falls is included in the list of the most beautiful falls, not only in the country but globally. Over the years, influx of tourists going the falls has greatly increased. From dropoff point, trek for 20 minutes to get to the falls. The clear water make Kawasan one of the most visited waterfalls in Cebu. Cottages and rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight.

  1. Tumalog Falls, Oslob

Tumalog Waterfalls

Going to the Tumalog falls requires a motorcycle ride for about 5 minutes because of the rough road. Take advantage of the journey and have a glimpse of the plants and trees along the way. The umbrella-like waterfalls of Tumalog brings about the tranquility the place has to offer. The view of the falls itself is already heavenly. Swim along with your friends and share some good laughs. If you have more time, go on an island hopping in Sumilon Island or experience whale shark watching.

  1. Dao Waterfalls, Samboan

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This adventure allows you more time for trekking prior to reaching the falls. It takes 30 minutes to an hour hike to reach the reach the falls. The way is not as easy as you think as you are walking under the heat of the sun. You will need to cross rivers and streams and get up close with green bushes. After this tiring activity,  swim at the falls to cool off. There are no changing cubicles so, wear something lightweight and bring blanket or something to cover while changing clothes.

  1. Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan

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After a 10-minute walk from jump-off point, you can reach the 100 feet high waterfalls. You definitely can’t resist swimming when you see the clear water in front of you. Ginatilan is somehow far from Cebu City so, travelers often skip the place. If you don’t like the crowd, you can visit Inambakan Falls.

  1. Mantayupan Falls, Barili

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If you arrive early in the morning, you may have the entire area by yourself. The first falls is at 14 meters high while the other is at 98 meters. Plunge into the cool water with your friends. Guests may eat and rest at the cottages. Drop by Molave Milk Station for some ice cream and Sayaw Beach for a sunset view.

If you need to rent a car to visit Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan falls, you can give us a call at 0917 323 8965 or 032 514 0924. You can also send us an email at info@cebutours.ph

Southern Cebu has lots of activities for your vacation. Each town has its own natural attractions that would entertain the visitors. Over the years, the unfamiliar places are becoming known to more people. Tourism has also began to boost, with the help of local government and its people. Also, access to easy transportation is one major concern to travellers. Since the growth of tourists in Cebu, tour packages are also available for your convenience. Locals are helpful so, ask around in case you need anything.

  1. Simala Shrine, Sibonga

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From Cebu City, you may first drop by at Simala Shrine at light some of the special colored candles from the Church. Each color represents your petition or you may just light the regular candles. Devotees line up to get to Miraculous Mama Mary’s statue and ask for prayers. The vast area of the Shrine has been made possible through donations from people visiting the place. It can be likened to magnanimous European cathedrals.

  1. Whale Shark Watching, Oslob

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The whale sharks, locally known as “butanding”, are located in Oslob, especially in the morning during their feeding time  by the local fishermen. Because of this activity, tourists get a chance to witness the gentle giants up close. You may even swim with them and take your photos underwater. This is a really cool experience for all visitors in Cebu. For more adventure, go to Tumalog Falls and Sumilon Island, too.

  1. Kawasan Falls, Badian

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The multi-level falls have attracted tourists because of its naturally clear waters and magical falls. From starting point, you need to hike your way to the falls for about 20 minutes. Through your journey, you can clearly hear the flowing water from the rivers, and the chirping birds. As observed, cleanliness should be maintained at all times. Once you reach the second level, you can settle in one of the cottages and eat. Or, if you can’t resist anymore,  you may even jump immediately to the water.

  1. Pescador Island, Moalboal

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If you have the desire to go diving, Pescador Island is perfect. The island is a 30-minute boat ride from Moalboal. Upon reaching the island, you may begin snorkeling or diving, following the regular protocol of not harming the marine reef. Pescador is one of the destinations where you can experience sardine run. If you are lucky enough, you may also encounter whale sharks and dolphins around the island. The island is indeed a well-preserved marine life.

Tourism industry in Cebu has always been stable due to continuous outpouring of visitors from different places, international or local, traveling to Cebu for a vacation. Cebu has a lot to offer not only in the city but, also in its provinces. From beaches to mountains, Cebu never fails tourists to experience thrilling adventures.

1. Pandanon Island

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Head to a beach in Mactan as a starting point for your island hopping. Your boat and guide would be willing to wait for you in a specific place. From there, you will ride the boat going to Pandanon Island. Travel time is about an hour so, enjoy the view while on the way. Some boat rentals offer a complete package with food and drinks for convenience. You will then be greeted by the white sandbar of Pandanon upon arrival. Entrance is at Php150 and cottages range from Php250-2000, depending on number of people.

2. Olango Island

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You may want to consider Olango Island as your last destination during your island and spend the night here. Talima Beach Resort offers great accommodation and facilities. On the next day, explore the island and visit the bird sanctuary famous for sighting migrating birds. Ask around for a bike rental to get around the island.

3. Nalusuan Island

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Do you want to experience island picnic? You may do so here at Nalusuan Island. This is also a perfect place for snorkeling since it has a well-preserved marine sanctuary. Kids may also do fish feeding as a fun activity. For side trip, tour around Gilutungan Island and Caohagan Island.

4. Pescador Island in Moalboal

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If you are spending your vacation in Moalboal, do not miss the opportunity for an island hopping in Pescador Island. The island is often visited by scuba divers because of its rich marine sanctuary. Heard of Sardine Run? You may witness it here in Pescador. Experience turtle and dolphin watching in the waters of Pescador. Snorkeling is a must activity when visiting the fish sanctuary.

5. Sumilon Island in Oslob

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Down south in Oslob, whale shark watching has attracted number of visitors since it started. The gentle giants are being fed by local fishermen in the morning and tourists are given the chance to be part of it. After this activity, most people continue the fun by going on an island hopping to Sumilon Island. It takes about 15-30 minutes boat ride to reach the island. You will know you are near when you get a glimpse of the white sand bar. The magnificent view is totally amazing.

You can visit these islands with our island hopping package in Mactan, Pescador island hopping, or our whale shark watching package with Sumilon island. For reservations and prices, you can send us an email at info@cebutours.ph or call us at 0917 323 8965.