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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Visiting Cebu soon? Read on and find out what activities you can do in Cebu, especially in its southern part. While Cebu continues to be a top tourist destination, the tourism industry also keeps up and improves the services offered to the tourists, local or foreigners. For convenience, some choose to avail of South Cebu package tour.
This is one of the most interesting adventures that you will experience in Cebu. The influx of tourists to Oslob has been overwhelming. Because of this, tourism is indeed great in the place. The whale sharks or “Gentle Giants” are being fed by the fishermen in the morning. While doing this, tourists get a chance to get a close encounter with them.
Still in Oslob, Tumalog Falls is just a 10-minute drive away from the whale shark watching area. After your first activity, you may immediately proceed to Tumalog Falls to cool down. Take a plunge at the falls. Don’t forget to take photos with the falls as a backdrop. The famous falls have drawn tourists in the last few years.
A 20-minute boat ride away from the whale shark watching area, Sumilon Island will greet you with white sand and pristine water. You can jump from the boat and go swimming. Or, set up a picnic by the shore and enjoy the sound of the breeze of the ocean. The island has only one resort, Sumilon Bluewater. If you want to spend the night on the island, do reservations prior to your trip as accommodation can get fully booked immediately.
Kawasan Falls has got to be the best falls in Cebu. For many years, it has been Cebu’s most kept gem. The multi-tier falls allow you to choose where you want to settle. The crystal blue water makes you want to immediately jump in the water. Rent a raft to get close to the falls.
Sardine run, turtle point, dolphin watching, and snorkeling. Do these activities sound familiar? If not, get yourself ready for a thrilling island hopping to Pescador. Can you do all activities? Of course, you can. You can do a lot in Pescador just within the day.
Don’t miss these activities when traveling to South Cebu. Expect to get wet and tired after every activity so, pump up with all your energy. Plan your trip and head to Cebu now. Call us today at +639 17 323 8965 or send us an email at [email protected].
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.
Simala Shrine, Sibonga
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 [email protected] or call us at 0917 323 8965.
Are you ready to hit the beach this summer? Of course, it can be summer all year round especially for beach lovers. Head on to Cebu and get to see for yourself the pristine seashores of famous Cebu destinations.
When traveling to the Philippines on summer, engage in water sports activities in Cebu.
- Parasailing – You wanted to try this activity since forever, now, Cebu offers parasailing. It can be enjoyed by yourself or up to three persons at the same time. You will be attached to a parasail and harness and you will be pulled by a motor boat. Enjoy the view from above.
- Jet Ski Ride – You will be able to drive around the beach and feel the adrenaline rush. If you don’t like the idea of driving the jet ski, you can just be a rider and still enjoy.
- Banana Boat – This is usually done by groups. Enjoy riding the huge banana boat and be ready to get wet and wild through the bumpy ride.
- Snorkeling – Get up close and personal with the friendly sea creatures when snorkeling. Enjoy a magnificent view on the life under the water.
- Island Picnic at Nalusuan Island – The island is a rich marine sanctuary that everybody would love. The powdery white sand beach and crystal clear water is haven.
Heading to Cebu this Holy Week? You have come to the right place as I present to you the top 3 destinations in Cebu on a Holy Week. So, read on and let your Cebu escapade let you come back for more.
Simala Shrine, Sibonga Cebu
As a Catholic country, Filipinos have strong faith to the Church which makes us unique to other nations. It has been a tradition to our fellowmen to do the so-called “Visita Iglesia” (Church Visit) during the lenten season. Simala is one of the most popular religious destinations in Cebu, honoring Mama Mary. Devotees flock the place not only on Holy Week but throughout the year.
Cebuanos and visitors flock the island especially on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday because of the religious festivities happening there including the grand procession. While it is observed that eating pork is prohibited during these days, in Bantayan, this is the time that you still get to eat pork especially lechon (roasted pig). Although you can still enjoy eating the delectable seafoods here in Bantayan Island.
If you do not want to travel far away from the city, you can opt to go to Mactan and find the perfect beach for relaxation. Water sports activities such as parasailing, jet ski and banana boat ride, snorkeling and others can be enjoyed at Mactan’s famous resorts with our 5 in 1 water sports activities.
Here are 20 Reasons Why Travelling to the Philippines is a Total Waste of Time
I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of great things about the Philippines – stunning beaches, delicious food, fun fiestas, hospitable people and the list goes on. If there are many reasons why you must visit the Philippines, here are 20 reasons to convince you to drop your plans of travelling to my country. Forget coming to the Philippines – it’s a total waste of time.
1. It’s really hot in here
2. It’s just made up of 7,107 plain islands
3. With beaches that will bore you to death
4. Nothing very spectacular about its marine life
5. And its underwater creatures
6. Even the mountains are not majestic enough
7. What’s so special about these hills?
8. It’s just home to one of the world’s smallest primates, no big deal
9. An island within a lake, in a volcano, in a lake, on an island. Now that’s confusing
10. How could this be a New Wonder of Nature?
11. The streets are out-of-date
12. And the transportation too
13. There is nothing modern in the Philippines
14. Pollution is everywhere
15. I told you, it’s polluted
16. The Spaniards, Americans and Japanese ruled the land. It apparently has no original culture
17. Fiestas are such an eyesore
18. And the food? Full of sugar
19. And bad cholesterol
You would never want to visit the Philippines because…
20. … you might not want to leave!
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Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready for whole new adventures in Cebu? Visit the Queen City of the South as it showcase its beauty of its white sand beaches. Are you excited to try parasailing in Cebu? Yes, Cebu offers parasailing now. No need to head to Boracay for this activity.
Parasailing is gliding through the air, wearing an open parachute through harness while being towed by a water vehicle usually a motorboat.
This activity usually last for at least 15 minutes. Of course, the more minutes you stay up in the air, the more fun it will be. This is a great bonding experience for you and your loved ones. And, you may feel afraid of wanting to do the activity. Well, you should not. Embrace your fears and try it now. Parasailing may done by two persons at the same time. This is especially a fun activity for adventurous couples.
Parasailing in Cebu is famous among tourists. Usually, parasailing takes place in Mactan, where Cebu’s most famous beach resorts are situated. The activity can be done in the nearby islands of Mactan. You can have a glimpse of Panglao, Mactan and Cebu while you are on top.
Treasure this one-of-a-kind experience in your vacation in Cebu.
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