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26 Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Cebu – Cebu Travel Guide

Cebu is one of the most visited places in the Philippines. This island in the Central Visayas region really has a lot to offer. From historic places down to its hidden gems, Cebu proves that this island deserves to be called as the Queen City of the South. So, if you are planning to spend some of your time in Cebu, here are the 26 spots that you need to visit.



Located at the heart of Cebu City, is a house, presently called as “Casa Gorordo” that was built in the 1850s and originally owned by Alejandro Reynes y Rosales. The house was then bought by a merchant from Vizcaya in Spain named Isidro Gorordo, and four generations of the Gorordo family have lived in this house, and this includes the first Filipino bishop of Cebu named Juan Gorordo. That is where the present name came from.

Casa Gorordo majestically serves as a definite illustration of the Spanish colonial era house locally known as “Balay nga Tisa” or in English, “House with tiled roof”. This Cebu Casa Gorordo Museum is also made of coral stone blocks, and molave hardwood flooring.

The unique architectural design of Casa Gorordo Museum, combines both native Spanish and Chinese influences which entices hundreds of tourists who visit in the city. You can also see variety of century-old paintings that are mounted and displayed inside the said museum. Also, the blending of the cultures from east and west is referred to “mestizo” that defines the character and identity of Filipinos.

Inside of Casa Gorordo Museum Cebu are the artifact collections that reflects the Cebuanos’ lifestyle from the late 1800s until the pre-World War II era. Also, there are Casa Gorordo Museum merchandise that are not available and cannot be found from any stores around the city.

2. Temple of Leah

Temple of Leah is a 45-minute drive away from the city’s car line and is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city.

The magnificent Temple of Leah is located in Busay, Cebu City and covers a land area of about 5, 000 square meters, and seven storeys high. Its structure is inspired by ancient Roman architecture intact with Doric columns made of granite. The building and its corners are also adorns with various Grecian statues.

3. Ten Thousand Roses

10K Roses is not just an ordinary café like the one that you have been into. What makes it different from other cafes in Cebu, is because of its modern industrial look with a roof deck where guests and al-fresco diners can see an overlooking view of the ocean, mangrove forest, and the ever-changing skyline or a sun set. Also, Cebu 10K Roses is filled with white artificial roses planted on both sides of the concrete foot-path that will lead the guests to the main dining area. Even though these plants are just artificial flowers, when you look at it from afar, it’s like a field full of white roses that dances slowly together with the wind.

On the other hand, this café might be located in the metro, guests can still feel the cool breeze of the air because of its wide-open area planted with ten thousand white artificial roses that are being lit-up at night. These 10K roses that are planted makes the view even more beautiful in the cold evening. After the sun sets, these roses serve as a romantic light for those who are into hanging out and star-gazing on the seaside.

4. Colon Street or Dalan Colon

Dalan Colon as it is know to Cebuanos is considered as the oldest and longest street in the Philippines. This historical street in Cebu City was built by the Spaniards during the time of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi.

This street was named after Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus) and now became the heart of the city as it glitters during night time lined with movie houses, restaurants, department stores and other commercial businesses. Universities were also built in the said street.

Colon has also been the place where cultural events first arise and witnessed the ups and downs of Cebu’s economic and political competence up since then, up until now.

5. Magellan’s Cross

This significant icon holds the most important role when it comes to Christianity especially to Cebuanos. Magellan’s Cross is planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan upon their arrival in Cebu on March 15, 1521, and on the same day, marks the birth of Christianity in the land.

The historical cross is now enclosed under a Spanish-styled pavilion, few meters away from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.

6. Basilica del Santo Niño

This church is considered to be the most sacred and holiest place in Cebu City. This is where the miraculous image of the holy child Sto. Niño lies. It is also known as the oldest Roman Catholic church in the country and built on the spot where the image of Sto. Niño was found during the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi.

7. The Heritage of Cebu Monument

This monument is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass, and steel that exhibits scenes about the events and structures related to the history of Cebu.

The structures that can be seen in the monument are the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, St. John the Baptist Church, Magellan’s Cross, and Spanish Galleon.

While the scenes are the baptism of Rajah Humabon, procession of Santo Niño, Roman Catholic Mass, and the Battle of Mactan.

The monument is located in the Parian District and is few meters away from the Yap-San Diego Ancestral House.

8. Yap-San Diego Ancestral House

This ancestral house in Parian, Cebu City is said to be the very first Chinese house built outside of China. The Yap-San Diego Ancestral House was built during the Spanish colonial era in the country where the Chinese where required to live in the Parians of a city.

The ancestral house is also referred as “Balay nga Bato ug Kahoy” by the Cebuanos as this house was made out of coral stones and wood.

9. Jesuit House of 1730 or Museo de Parian

Aside from Yap-San Diego Ancestral House and Casa Gorordo, the Museo de Parian is also one of the oldest houses in the country that was built at about centuries ago, probably, the same year when the Yap-San Diego was constructed.

With the presence of artifacts and antique materials, these were used as evidence by the historians and architects that this house was built way before 1730, tough the exact year is not yet clear when it was completed.

What makes this house a historic one, is because of its roof that is made of tisa or red clay tiles while the trusses supported a lot of marvelous carvings, made by the Chinese artisans.

10. Fort San Pedro

This historical landmark was a military defense structure built by the Spaniards headed by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi.Fort San Pedro is triangular in shape, with two sides facing on the sea, while the third one is facing on the land. The 2, 025 square meters fort was made of wood and built after the arrival of Legaspi and his expedition.

11. Museo Sugbo

This captivating infrastructure in Cebu City is located few blocks away from Fort San Pedro.

Museo Sugbo was once a Carcel de Cebu, the provincial jail of the province. This building is believed that most of the coral stone blocks from the Parian Church were used to build parts of the carcel.

After the transfer of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) to a more spacious and modern prison complex in the year 2004, the goal was converted to Museo Sugbo—the repository of Cebuano heritage—a feat that was realised when the first four galleries of the museum were inaugurated in 2008.

12. Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple became one of the iconic symbols for the Cebuanos. This temple is also considered as a symbol of the city’s large and prosperous ethnic Chinese population. This place is open for the public enabling the tourists to have a meditation spot when they want to exhaust all their tiredness from the city.

Upon entering the Cebu Taoist Temple, you can see that this building is surrounded by the dragon statues. In Chinese beliefs, a dragon for them, is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. This temple is the center of worship for Taoism, the religion that follows the principles and teachings of the ancient Chinese philosopher named Lao Tze.

13. Sirao Garden

This spot is one of the most visited places in the city because of its colorful landscape filled with various kinds of flowers.

Upon entering from the entrance, you will see a lot of flowers that blossoms together. Red, yellow, pink, orange–name all the colors you want to name, the flowers of Sirao Garden will show you. The most exciting part in the area is the wide-open hand that serves as your platform to see the entire landscape of the colorful garden.


14. Osmena Peak

It would be a nice Cebu experience if you will try trekking up to the summit of this hill. This spot is the most attractive mountains for those who are mountaineers because of the scenic view they see from above. The sea of clouds that freely flows like the water of the ocean is the most refreshing thing you will see from here every morning before or during sunrise.

15. Kawasan Waterfalls

One of the hidden gems of Cebu is the iconic Kawasan Waterfalls that lies in the municipality of Badian, a place located in the southern part of Cebu. This waterfall flaunts an amazing beauty of green bushes that surrounds the area. It is a peaceful natural place with a gentle hush of rushing cold waters. This is a multi-layered waterfalls located in Barangay Matutinao of the said municipality.

The iconic Kawasan Waterfalls is also popular because of its refreshing turquoise water. It is an attraction that sits at the foot of Mantalongon Mountain Range with about one kilometer from the car line of Badian and at least around four hours of walking from the Osmena Peak of Dalaguete. Cebu’s Kawasan Waterfalls consist of two main cascades and both has deep natural pools that are perfect for swimming. The first cascade is stands at about 40 meters while the other one is at about 20 meters and can be reached within 10 minutes of trekking.

16. Oslob Whale Sharks

Swimming with these gentle giants in Oslob is for sure, one of the best adventures you will ever have. However, if you really want to swim with these creatures, I suggest that you should be early in going to the site because there are a lot of tourists who also wants to be with these whale sharks. For the safety of both human and marine lives , tourists are advice to undergo first the five to ten minutes orientation of dos and don’ts. If you wish to put you sun block on before you plunge, better get rinsed before interacting with the whale sharks. Sunblock may cause harm to these giants.

17. Sumilon Island’s Sandbar

Sumilon Island is one of the most visited islands in the region. It is located in the south eastern part of Cebu province in the Municipality of Oslob. This island is just a 30-minute boat ride from the car line of the said municipality. The Sumilon Island of Cebu is 24 hectares in size flaunting a “now you see, now you don’t” powdery white sand bar. What makes this island different from the others is because of its refreshing crystal blue waters. The refreshing breeze of the air is also one of the things that you will enjoy your stay in this island.


18. Pescador Island

The Pescador Island is located specifically in the Tañon Strait, just a few kilometers from the western coast of the province of Cebu. The name of the island derives from the Spanish term “Pescador” which means “Fishermen”. The waters in the island is very abundant with fishes and other marine life living on the surrounding coral reef that attracts many fishermen.

Given the fact that Cebu Pescador Island is a marine sanctuary, scuba diving in this area is the top activity. You also get the chance to see the rare green sea turtle swimming around the colorful are of Pescador Island, but it only depends on the weather condition.

You can also do free diving here at Pescador Island and swim along with the famous sardine run. For sure, as you see these group of fishes swimming altogether, you’ll be amazed of how this marine sanctuary was preserved by the Cebuanos.

19. Simala Shrine

Be mesmerized by the miraculous and sacred place of Cebu. This shrine is considered to be the home the miraculous image of the Most Blessed Mother Mary. It is located in Lindogon, Sibonga, Cebu—an hour and a half away from the metro. The place is very popular to the believers and Marian devotes over years. However, it’s not just popular for being the home of the Blessed Mother—it’s also famous because of its structure that looks like a place.

20. Tumalog Falls

This spot is the most majestic treasure of Cebu. Hidden in the southern part of Cebu province, this alluring waterfalls captures the heart and attention of tourists because of its magnificent view surrounded by green bushes with birds flying above.

Tumalog waterfalls is just a 30-minute ride from the main road of Oslob, few meters away from the site where the gentle giants swim.


21. Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island, Cebu  provides satisfaction to the hundreds of tourists who visit here every day. The tranquillity of its crystal-clear water that crashes on the shoreline could give a relaxing sound to many. The fine white sand will be the witness of your happiness as you walk, run, and jump for joy. The wind that touches your skin is a fresh air that blows all your stress. Not just that. Malapascua Island’s weather is ideal for every backpacker who wants to be away from the busy metro. It is because this island is rarely hit by typhoons that enter the Philippine area—so, this means that you could visit the island any time of the year! No wonder why this magnificent island is described to be the little Boracay of Cebu.

Aerial View of Malapascua Island

22. Bantayan Island

Bantayan is one of the most visited islands in Cebu provine. This island became known to most of the tourists because of its alluring view and refreshing air. This island flaunts a powdery white sand and crystal clear water that’s perfect for the beach lovers.

Cliff diving is the top extreme adventures that most of the tourists do. Also, because of the abundance of marine life, snorkeling has made its way to be one of the water adventures to try while in the island.

23. Camotes Island

This magnificent group of islands possess wonderful beaches both touched and untouched. It’s the best island to start your journey when you want to do island hopping. This group of islands boast its pride as it became the sanctuary of different marine creatures. No wonder why this island has become one of the best diving sites in the province and in the Philippines.

24. Carnaza Island

This hidden gem of Cebu is a 173 hectares in size located in Daanbantayan, Cebu, the northernmost part of the province. Carnaza Island is one of the most alluring beaches in Cebu that is still complete in marine biodiversity. It’s no wonder why this island is perfect for snorkeling, scuba and free divig, or even just for relaxation. Why not try to visit this island? For sure, you will fell in love with the beauty it flaunts!

25. Kalanggaman Island

Famous with its stretched powdery white sandbar, Kalanggaman Island is now one of the top destinations of backpackers! Its pristine and cool waters is really perfect for those who love beaches. The palm trees planted on the island doesn’t only provide a shade for the tourists, but also to provide them a wonderful island experience because of the refreshing air it blows that touches the skin. Better get here wile it’s still new and a little bit of undiscovered! For sure, you will be enjoying every millisecond of your time while your feet is on its famous sandbar!

26. Cebu Safari

Located in Carmen, Cebu lies a jungle-like place. It’s where you can feel the African vibe and imagine like you’re in Serengeti (a wide place for wild animals). You don’t need your visa by just witnessing how wild animals live their life and the way they interact with one another. All you have to do is to book South Shore Tours and you’ll have your instant Safari experience!

These are just 26 spots where you can spend your day in Cebu. For more spots to be explored at an affordable price, just visit

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Malapascua Island, Cebu: Treasure Chest of Visayas Region

Thinking where to go next for your vacation? I know a place in the Visayas region that will bring you a haven of fun!

In the northernmost tip of the province of Cebu, lies a magnificent small island called Malapascua. It is a tropical island that is located in Central Visayas. This island only measures two point five kilometers long and one kilometer wide.

Malapascua Island, Cebu

However, small as it may seem, Malapascua Island, Cebu can still provide satisfaction to the hundreds of tourists who visit here every day. The tranquillity of its crystal-clear water that crashes on the shoreline could give a relaxing sound to many. The fine white sand will be the witness of your happiness as you walk, run, and jump for joy. The wind that touches your skin is a fresh air that blows all your stress. Not just that. Malapascua Island’s weather is ideal for every backpacker who wants to be away from the busy metro. It is because this island is rarely hit by typhoons that enter the Philippine area—so, this means that you could visit the island any time of the year! No wonder why this magnificent island is described to be the little Boracay of Cebu.

If you are the type of person who is into SCUBA Diving, then this island is also for you! Malapascua Island, Cebu has been recognized as one of the diving spots in the Philippines. Thirty minutes away from its bountiful beach is the prime dive site called the Monad Shoal. This area is the only place in the world where Thresher sharks can be seen before sunrise. Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal is believed to be the “cleaning station” of these sharks. That is, they come here to allow the local wrasse to remove parasites from their skin and to clean their gills and mouth.

SCUBA Diving with the Thresher Shark

In this area of Malapascua Island, divers could also see other marine life such as devil rays, eagle rays, manta rays, and hammerhead sharks at certain times of the year.

After having all those adventures and trails, the stomach will surely starve for something to eat. Malapascua Island is not as expensive as you were expecting! For as low as 50 pesos, you could have a rice meal. Of course, danggit (dried and salted rabbitfish) paired with fried rice, pickled papaya, and dipped in a spicy vinegar is one of the island’s delicacies you shouldn’t miss. It will give you the best island vibe, ever!

This tour could be possible with South Shore Cebu Travel and Tours. With an affordable price, they’ll make sure to give you the most memorable travel experience you could ever have!

With this, I could now prove to you the adage that says, “Small, but terrific” because of Malapascua Island’s magnificent hidden beauty. Again, small as it may seem, its beauty is beyond satisfying.

The Siargao Island Tour Philippines – Take An Amazing Break  At Siargao Island

Take An Amazing Break  At Siargao Island

In the south of the Philippines is an island altogether secured with palm trees. It flaunts the best waves in the nation and draws in surfers from everywhere throughout the world. While the island is known as a surfing hotspot, there are such a large number of magnificent activities in Siargao that don’t include the waves. Here is a definitive Siargao bucket list! This tropical island is an unquestionable requirement visit for anybody visiting the Philippines. Here are five reasons why.

1.    Surfing – Siargao Island is the surf capital of The Philippines. Siargao Island is the surf capital of The Philippines and perhaps the best spot to surf in Asia. Its mark break is called Cloud9, and most resorts are situated inside its region. Surf competitors are held two times every year. A three-level survey deck furnishes surf lovers with a unique vantage point to watch the activity very close. There are various other significant breaks around the island, for example, Guyam Island, Jacking Horse, and Tuesday Island. On some random day, local people know precisely which spot is the best contingent upon climate conditions.

2.    Beaches- Siargao island has stunning, isolated beaches. Beaches are what the Philippines is well known for, and Siargao Island has a lot of it. Among Could9 and the town of General Luna, you’ll discover a few kilometers of white sand. As Siargao Island hasn’t been found by the majority yet, you’ll need to impart the shoreline to a couple of local people, the odd pooch going by and the always present Hermite Crabs. Close-by islands like Daku Island, Guyam Island and Naked Island are additionally honored with immaculate shorelines, making Siargao Island a paradise for beach bums.

3.    Sohoton Caves- the Sohoton Caves is a remarkable Natural Reserve. A three-hour boat ride away from the town of General Luna lays the Natural Reserve of the Sohoton Caves. A few tidal ponds lie in the middle of rough slopes, secured by lavish tropical vegetation, associated with the sea by a few conduits. The zone includes various caverns that can be entered distinctly during low tide, one of which can be left by hopping off a 20-feet precipice. To wrap things up, non-closefisted Jellyfish occupy one of the tidal ponds. Dive in the iridescent water to watch these unusual yet agreeable animals from very close.

4.    The people- Siargao’s inhabitants, are the absolute friendliest individuals around. Siargao Island’s occupants greet guests wholeheartedly. Kids will wave energetically at tourist passing by. At night, chime in with local people in one of the karaoke bars.

5.    Jungle Disco- Gathering with local people in the wilderness! Even though Siargao Island doesn’t have a lively nightlife, there is where you can show off your triumphant move moves. Covered up between the palm trees lies the Tattoo Bar, or as I like to call it, the Jungle Disco. Each Friday night individuals from the encompassing towns accumulate here to let free and taste on the privately created Tanduay rum or some Jungle Juice.

Amaze With The Glamouring Scenes of Boracay Tour Island Package

Boracay Tour Island Package

Everyone cherishes the powdered white sand, clear waters, and tropical sceneries of Boracay Island. This is one of the ideal excursions for the individuals who appreciate a get-away loaded up with fun and constant celebrating. Enjoy with every delightful breakfast in the solaces of one of the esteemed inns in the Island and find the magnificence of its white sand beaches and blue waters. Touch off that gathering soul and join the lively night parties in the comfort that you want. So who said living this Island dream was unthinkable? When you consider Boracay, you as a rule genuinely believe White Beach. Shoddy lodgings in Boracay are accessible adjacent to keep you near where the activity is. White Beach is impressive for its miles and miles of cream-hued sand. It’s ideal for swimming, unwinding, and notwithstanding shopping – a combination of shops can be found toward the beach focus, so it is anything but an issue on the off chance that you overlook your sun salve in your lodging.
Further north lays Puka Beach, a calmer area than White Beach however no less lovely. Puka Beach is known for being an incredible spot to assemble puka shells, just on the off chance that you’re hoping to bring home any keepsakes. On the off chance that you need something somewhat gutsier, you could generally lease a vehicle in Boracay and head out to see the scene further inland.



boracay island

boracay island



Must do in Boracay:
1. Sunset Cruise with water Activities- Boracay’s sunset is a fabulous sight to see, and what better approach to appreciate the view than by cruising over the sea. Jump into the perfectly clear waters, have a go at paddle boarding, and find the various marine life and beautiful coral reefs underneath you.
• Sail out from White Beach to see the delightful sunset from the water
• Appreciate different water exercises including paddle boarding and swimming
• Take extraordinary photographs with all-encompassing perspectives on Boracay as the sun goes down
2. Island and Beach-Hopping Boat Tour with Snorkeling- Go island hopping on this boat visit around the island of Boracay. Visit islands and beaches, for example, Crocodile Island and Puka Beach, where you can go swimming and swimming. Attempt a local- style buffet for lunch.
• Explore the excellent close-by islands by boat beginning from Boracay
• Explore local colorful marine natural life and biological systems while swimming free waters
• Splash up the warm sunbeams at Boracay’s celebrated beaches
• Devour a nearby fish dinner with a perspective on the islands and clear waters
• Advantage from two or three drop-off choices toward the finish of the boat visit
3. Jet Ski Experience– Be adventurous and ride a jet ski while appreciating the delightful coastline off Boracay’s White Beach. Select either a 30-moment or 1-hour alternative and understand the surge of this fun water sport. Figure out how to drive a jet ski and watch team individuals showing traps.
• Submerge yourself in the adrenaline surge as you speed crosswise over clear blue waters


Osmena Peak In Dalaguete Cebu

Osmena Peak

Osmeña Peak is said to be one of the unique focuses on the island of Cebu, a territory in the Philippines. Standing 1,013 meters above ocean level, this shocking site offers an interesting perspective on spiked precipices with a perspective on the ocean out yonder. Local people frequently compare the view to Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. Be that as it may, rather than rolling bent hills, the slopes here have sharp distending pinnacles. Set amid the limestone bluffs, the slopes look like a field of colossal green Hershey’s Kisses.

How to get Osmena Peak from City

Take a transport destined for Oslob or Santander at South Bus Terminal in Cebu City. Transport passage is about PHP 106 and travel time is around 3 hours. Tell the conductor and additionally driver that you will get off at Dalaguete intersection for Osmeña Peak. Tourist spots are 7Eleven, and Julie’s Bakeshop is fronting one another at Mantalongan.

At Dalaguete intersection, ride a habal-habal (motorbike) straightforwardly to Osmeña Peak trailhead. The toll is PHP 100 for every individual one way, and the motorcycle can suit two people, so on the off chance that you are distant from everyone else, you need to pay for two (PHP 200 for each way). To disentangle, PHP 200 for each way for every motorbike to Osmena Peak. Roundtrip motorbike charge is PHP 400, useful for two people. Travel time is around 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

At the hopping off point to Osmeña Peak, vacationers/climbers need to sign at the Osmeña Peak Tourism Center/Hiker’s Center (see photograph beneath) and pay the Osmeña Peak extra charge of PHP 30 for every individual. Always request official receipt.

Locals will also approach you, there is no controlled guide charge, and the guide will in all likelihood disclose to you it’s up to you, however for the most part PHP 150 for each guide will do.

Climb to Osmeña Peak summit from the bouncing off point is around 20-25 minutes as it were. The climb is genuinely straightforward, by a wide margin my least challenging climb.

In fact, Mantalongon in Dalaguete is considered the “Little Baguio of Cebu” with its productive land, more refreshing atmosphere and vegetable fields. En route, we saw ranchers conveying substantial bins of naturally gathered vegetables. The Mantalongon vegetable market is the bagsakan or discounts exchanging post for cabbages, carrots, chime pepper, and different vegetables.

Additional Information

    • While going up the trail, travel on solid surfaces. Walk single record amidst a setup trail, notwithstanding when wet or sloppy.
    • Pack out all refuse, extra sustenance, and litter. Discard squander properly. Leave what you find. Leave plants, rocks and other characteristic items as you discover them.
    • For those outdoors, abstain from structure open air fires. Utilize versatile stove/burners instead since dry grass bursts into flames effectively, and flame can occur without much of a stretch spread through any dry vegetation.
    • Be accommodating of different guests. Regard various guests and ensure the nature of their experience by staying away from uproarious voices and splits from different guests.

Indulge and Experience Bantayan Island Cebu

Bantayan Island is located in northern Cebu. As of the year 2010, Philippines continually establish little tourist spots that make this country a well-known one.  Bantayan Island is one of the places in the Philippines if you need to unwind and make tracks in the opposite direction from the urban life for a short time. The clear waters of the sea, the beautiful white sand, the laid back condition, and friendly locals to make this island a vast and tranquil summer escape goal.

To get there, land travel from City of Cebu to the port takes more than 3 hours and another hour and a half ferry ride gets you to Bantayan. The long trip is worth it, I can say. Based on my experience, I can share the following tips to make your stay worthwhile, and more comfortable.

1. It’s the beaches is the main reason why people travel to Bantayan. Even though a top goal in Cebu, it is not as crowded compared to other islands like Boracay, however despite everything it has its island vibes. The shores of Bantayan are fixed with these shorelines with resorts, particularly in Santa Fe. Hence, most shorelines convey the name of the hotels. Famous Beaches in Bantayan are Sugar Beach, Alice Beach, Beach Placid, and Kota Beach.

  1.  Being an island, visitors can appreciate either dawn or dusk, whichever they favor more. While most islands have staggering sunset, Bantayan Island being one of them, the island has post-card flawless dawns. Turn on the alarm and start your day with a beautiful sunrise along the beachfront of the island’s eastern side. It’s the golden hues until the magical blue hour- appreciate the serenity and calm as another beautiful day in Bantayan is ending.

  1.  See the island at your very own pace by renting a bicycle for a couple of hours or a day. For those who want to explore and feel the adventure of  the back-roads of the aisle, motorcycles or scooters can also be rented out. See what most tourists never get the chance to see like swamplands, coconut- lined soil streets, rice paddies, and sleepy villages.

  1. Based on research, the island was one of the first to be evangelized in the Philippines by the Spanish.  Bantayan’s St. Peter & Paul parish is a colonial heritage church built from coral stones. This congregation likewise filled in as a stronghold against slave attacking more pirates.

  1. Although an island itself, on its eastern coast is smaller islands that rouse the curiosity of some travelers, Silion Island or Virgin Island is exclusive with a fish haven. Enjoy the famous snorkeling and fish feeding while on Virgin Island.

For all these reasons and ideas as mentioned above, Bantayan will remain a fantasy if you will not try either one of these things. You better check it out yourself as to how beautiful the island is and what is the effect of the scenery to you. You will never know unless you try anyway.



Just when you thought you have seen everything Cebu has to offer, wait until you experience the Moalboal Island hopping.Moalboal Island hopping has become one of the most sought after tourist activities in Cebu. It is beginning to catch up with the famous whale shark watching activity of Oslob. The serene municipality of Moalboal is located in the southwestern part of the island. It is roughly 3 hours away from Cebu City, depending on the traffic from Carcar. Despite its distance, its prime location makes it one of the best island hopping destination in Cebu.


The Moalboal Island hopping starts off the tour by visiting the isolated but lovely Pescador Island. The seemingly lonely island is of one the main highlights of the island hopping activity. Pescador Island is located just a few miles off the coast of Moalboal town. It is considered as one of Cebu’s world-class dive sites due to its varied and mesmerizing species of corals and marine life underneath the deep blue waters. Beneath Pescador Island lies an entirely different world of majestic and colorful sea flora and fauna. Frist time divers and professional ones will surely have a remarkable experience.



The next in the island hopping itinerary is the Turtle Bay. The famous Turtle Bay is known as one of the best diving resorts in Moalboal. It is obviously known for and named after the presence of sea turtles in the area. Turtle Bay offers dive packages complete with skilled local dive masters who will guide you around the reefs, show you around the amazing marine life in the area, and help you catch a glimpse of the elusive but amazing sea turtles. The resort call this activity the Turtle Bay Hunting where guests swim for minutes to get a sight of the turtles. Do not miss the chance to take a selfie with these friendly sea creatures.



Finally, the most awaited and most Instagram-worthy part of the Moalboal Island hopping is the Million Sardines Run. The boat will take you to the deep waters of Moalboal where they say that up to ten million sardines swim together in the sea. This breathtaking activity literally takes you to swim with these fish which move perfectly together as if dancing in the sea. The activity is literally breathtaking as one has to be quick and agile in water to follow the sardines around.

One last part of the island hopping is the Dolphin Watching. However, it is never a guarantee to find a dolphin every day as their appearances depend on the weather and many other factors. But if you are lucky enough, you will be mesmerized as they greet you by jumping and swimming around in the ocean. It is surely the best way to cap off a long day of island hopping.

If you want to experience this you may book the affordable cebu tour packages of South Shore Cebu Tours.

Cebu Kawasan Falls, Badian


Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls is probably the most popular and most instagrammed waterfalls in Cebu. We wouldn’t be surprised as Kawasan has truly lived up to its fame. Tourists have never been disappointed with their long travel to Cebu just to see this natural wonder of magnificently tiered turquoise waters.

The famous Kawasan Falls located in the municipality of Badian which is three hours south of Cebu City. For most tourists, they avail of the canyoneering activity in Badian which will eventually lead them to jump off the cliffs of Kawasan Falls.


Things To Do In Kawasan Falls,

The canyoneering activity is supervised by well-trained guides in the area. They also serve as the photographer of the group. If the weather is not good or the waters seem unfit for canyoneering, the guides will advise for a different or safer route. Tourists are always asked to wear a helmet and life vest for protection. Shoes or sandals fit for canyoneering are very much recommended. The actual starting point of the canyoneering activity is at Canlaob, Alegria. From Badian, a habal-habal ride will take you to Alegria. You will stop at the Alegria Tourism Center for registration before finally heading to your starting point. And as mentioned earlier, the end of the canyoneering trail is at Kawasan Falls.


Adventure In Kawasan Falls

Kawasan has many level of waterfalls. The first one is the largest of the three but is not allowed for jumping for safety reasons. It is usually the most crowded area also as many people try to experience the waterfalls through renting bamboo rafts. Life vests are also available for rent.

A few minutes of hike will take you to the second falls where the canyoneering trail. The activity usually ends with a jump on the waterfall cliff. There is also a swing nearby if the cliff jump is still not enough fun.

The third tier is more of a collection of small cascading bodies of water. There is a cliff nearby where canyoneering participants run and jump into the waters.

There are restaurants in Kawasan so you won’t worry about bringing any food. However, prices are not cheap since the poblacion is quite far and these areas can be very crowded. Resources spike up when there is a decrease in supply. Make sure to ask first the prices so you won’t get too surprised upon paying the bill. There are also cottages or rooms in the area which range up to 1,500-2,500php and tables for rent which are around 500php.

Kawasan may be quite pricey now but the experience is definitely worth your time and money. Try visiting them on weekdays on ono-holidays where you can enjoy the place with less people.

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Sumilon Island, Oslob

Sumilon Island Oslob

Oslob has become one of Cebu’s most sought after tourist destinations, thanks to its popular whale shark encounter activities in the area. But this is not the only reason why the small municipality attracts almost hundreds of tourists every day. Oslob is also known to have been blessed by many natural wonders and beauty. One of them is the famous Sumilon Island.

To get to Sumilon, you must hop on a boat from one of Oslob’s many seaside resorts or drop off points. The boatman will take you to Sumilon Island. Best if you are with a group or you find others who are going so that the cost will be shared. The boat ride will be approximately 15 – 20 minutes. On usual days, they waves are calm and quiet.

The Sumilon Sand Bar

Since it is not such a far travel, you will immediately know if you are near the island once you the sparkling white sand bar that stretches out into the ocean greets you. Once you arrive in the island, you can’t help but be mesmerized at its pristine beaches and beautiful azure waters. The island’s white sandbar is arguably one of the most perfect sandbars in the country. The stretch of white sand expands out into the sea.  During high tide, the sandbar would be submerged in the crystal waters but will remain visible at all time.

Sumilon Island is mostly managed and maintained by the Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. They offer overnight stays and day tour packages at reasonable rates. The resort is also famous for its glamping (glamorous camping) tents that are surprisingly spacious and well furnished. They have various island life activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, island trekking, and fish feeding. Or if you want, you can simply chill at the sandbar until your skin is sun kissed. But unless you would only like to visit the famous Sumilon Sandbar for a short period like many tourists do, you can just pay the resort a small fee for the entrance. Also, make sure to bring your own food if you don’t have plans to eat a buffet lunch at the resort

The best time to visit the island is in the morning. Take your time sun bathing in the sandbar while enjoying its majestic view. You can also swim into the ocean and dive into the sea floor where colorful fishes and corals will greet you.

You should never miss the opportunity to visit Sumilon when you drop by Oslob. Aside from the Whale Shark encounter, Sumilon’s charm will surely make the trip remarkable. Book

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