I’ve been to several islands in the Philippines and I must say that Cebu has some of the best beaches in the country. Not to mention the gorgeous waterfalls and incredible hikes that it offers!
Cebu can be reached via air or by sea. You will be likely taken to Lapu-Lapu City – for those coming in by air or to Cebu City – for those coming in by sea.
Upon arrival to either city, you will notice the bustling vibe. True, the traffic can be bad (though there are days when its alright) and flooding can be a problem. If you’d rather avoid it, you may opt to visit Cebu during summer (around March to May) for lesser rain and traffic! 😉
For a brief background, Cebu is an island in the Visayas that takes pride in its growing economy and rich history and culture. It is also one of the country’s premier tourists destination that attracts millions of tourists a year.
I’ve been living in Cebu for several years now, and admittedly I haven’t explored every corner of this gorgeous island and the smaller islands that surrounds it.
There are several activities that can be enjoyed here such as island hopping, canyoneering, diving, hiking, swimming, fishing and zip lining, to name a few. Hence the decision to explore my own backyard through DIY tours in the city and road trips.
There are several places I’ve wanted to visit again, too. It’s always great to witness the changes of a place through the years. However, it may take a while so we’re taking it a step at a time.
Oh, and of course, the food scene is also something that you should definitely check out! Yummy siomai, ngohiong, crispy and juicy lechon are some of the local delicacies and cuisines that are a must-try.
Cebu City alone has numerous significant landmarks that you’ll love. Aside from the rich culture, there are several shopping options that you choose from, eateries that you can try and equally unique tourist spots.
If you’d rather see corals, take a trek and do more physical activities, head further south or further north for a wider option. There are plenty of places you can choose from, so be sure to spend a couple of days here.
If you haven’t been to Cebu, let me convince you to visit the province through my personal compilation of amazing Cebu, Philippines’ Photos: Island Travel Through The Lens!
First stop in our Cebu, Philippines’ Photos is of course…
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- Cebu, Philippines’ Photos: Cebu City Overlooking views of Cebu City from Mountain View Park in Busay. Rope Course at the same park. Don’t underestimate this, I had sore legs and arms after completing the entire rope course. LOL. Or maybe I just lack practice? hahaha. Views from the Crown Regency Hotel in Cebu City. We tried the Edge Coaster here. It’s one of the activities guests can try on the hotel’s Sky Experience Adventure. If you’re not afraid of heights, this is perfect for you! See? This is one capture we had of my friends trying out the ride. LOL. You have the controls to further tip the coaster. My husband tried it when it was our turn and I was fairly amused. If you read my post on how traveling changed me, then you’ll know that I’m fairly afraid of heights and been conquering it slowly. LOL. For more Cebu City Photos, check out this post here. Cebu, Philippines’ Photos: Lapu-Lapu City
- Cebu, Philippines Photos: South of Cebu
- Cebu, Philippines Photos: North of Cebu