Explore Cebu and its many tourist attractions from islands and beaches, diving spots, historical landmarks, to local delicacies. Here are some essential travel tips to take note of if you’re traveling to one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines.
When it comes to Visayas tourist spots in the Philippines, nothing is as diverse as Cebu, the Queen City of the South, and the oldest city in the country. Outside of Luzon, it’s one of the highly urbanized cities in the country next to the capital Manila.
It’s also where Mactan-Cebu International Airport is located, making it accessible not just to domestic travelers but to foreigners as well. It’s a good spot to begin your exploration of the Philippines as other nearby destinations that you can visit are accessible.
Cebu has some of the best beaches in the Philippines. It is also home to a variety of historical, cultural, and religious sites that you can check out in Cebu City tours.
Cebu also nestles spectacular marine life perfect for diving. Divers travel to Cebu diving hotspots like Malapascua to swim with thresher sharks. Thresher sharks can be seen regularly around the waters of Malapascua Island. In the waters of Moalboal, you will be able to swim with millions of sardines forming bait balls underwater.
There are also several waterfalls in Cebu, the most popular one being Kawasan Falls in Badian. The refreshing turquoise waters of many of Cebu’s waterfalls are great places to take a dip during a hot day. They are also excellent avenues for the increasingly popular Kawasan canyoneering.
Cebu’s delicious cuisine is also one of the best when it comes to food in the Philippines. Respected food writer Anthony Bourdain once raved about the famed Cebu’s Lechon baboy (roasted pig).
There are plenty of things to do and places to visit in Cebu, making it a must-add in any Philippine itinerary. To help you plan your trip, read this guide on what you need to know about traveling in and around this island province.