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Cebu City Tour Itinerary – Suroy sa Sugbo

Cebu has it all! From ravishing beaches, island hopping, historical infrastructures, iconic city sights, colorful festivals, huge celebrations, and more. By just touring around the city, you can feel like your hopping from one country to another because every spots here in Cebu both natural and man-made has a lot of stories to tell to the people who visit the city.

Explore Cebu City like Dora the Explorer. Unleash the adventurer in you because Cebu City will let you witness its famous spots. Be amazed by these alluring sites that will make your dream to become a traveller come true!

Take time to hark-back what have happened during the time of the first hero of the Island of Mactan, experience the feeling of what is it like to be in the little Amsterdam of Cebu City, have the chance to be at the two overlooking temples of the city, take a house tour at the most historic house built along the city several years ago, and let the city lights drop your jaw as you step your foot on the highest landscape Cebuanos have made.

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Look back what happened in Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 when Magellan’s fleets took a stop in the island and how the Cebuanos fought and defeat this Spanish invader who happened to be responsible of bringing the Christianity in the Philippines. This war became one of the most commemorated battles in the country.

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Let Cebu City give you the feeling of being at home while you are the Casa Gorordo. This house was made of coral stone blocks and molave hardwood flooring. It is filled with century old paintings, antique furniture, costumes, religious images, and other stuff that were made in the 1800s.

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Get the chance to have an adventure with the dragons in one of the most iconic Taoist Temple of the city. This temple is considered to be the symbol of the city’s large and prosperous Chinese population. This is also a center of worship for Taoism, the religion that follows the principles of the ancient philosopher Lao Tze.

[Photo credits to: @ida.ptoptot]

Feel the vibe of being at the Amsterdam when you visit the Sirao Garden that is filled of the different kinds of blooming flowers. This site is very amusing as the vibrant colors of the flower gives a refreshing scenery.

[Photo credits to: @iya.aguastin]

Feel the cool breeze of the air even if the sun shines brightly as you take a step at the Temple of Leah. This temple is situated in the mountain that offers a panoramic view of the city.

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Do not miss the feeling of being on top of the world as you take your eyes on the city lights while you are in the Tops of Cebu. This place is also one of the most visited sites in the city. The best time to go up here is at night and during full moon so you could feel like you’re watching the moon so close.

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Cebu Ocean Park: What to expect in the Philippines’ Largest Oceanarium

The Cebu Ocean Park

For the first time in Visayas and Mindanao, they will be opening their first marine park, Cebu Ocean Park. Aside from being the first in those regions, Cebu Ocean Park is now the largest Oceanarium in the Philippines, topping it’s’ Manila counterpart. According to Cebu Sealife Park Inc., Cebu Ocean Park is 2,000 sqm. larger than Manila Ocean Park, rising on a 1.5-hectare area that can accommodate 3,000 people at any time.

With the size of the ocean park, the main attraction would be the deep tank lagoon with 360 degree view with 4000 cubic meters and a water depth of 7.2 meters. The park will also house 200 different animals; mainly aquatic animals, birds, insects and reptiles. Aside from the lagoon, there are other attractions that visitors can enjoy.

ATTRACTIONS FOR CEBU OCEAN PARK

For an Ocean Park as big as this, it is not enough to just admire the large oceanarium that is why they have prepared several attractions that you and your family and friends can enjoy.

CROCODILE CAGE
A treat for the adventurous and not for the faint of heart. Enjoy a thrilling encounter with a 14-footer saltwater crocodile! This is perfect for those who dare to get up close and personal with an amazing prehistoric creature.

CEBU OCEAN PARK

CEBU OCEAN PARK

 

BIRD FEEDING
Get a chance to see Australian lorikeets and be able to hand feed them.

FISH SPA
In Cebu Ocean park, you can immerse your feet in a tank of toothless doctor fish and let them nibble away your dead skin cells from your tired feet, giving you a micro massage that will exfoliate the skin and improve blood circulation in the body.

 

STINGRAY ATTRACTION
Reach out and touch a stingray at the Stingray Interaction pool! Experience hands-on learning with multiple species of rays and sharks that you can interact with.

STINGRAY AT CEBU OCEAN PARK

 

SEA TREK
Through Sea Trek, you can close to thousands of fishes and rays through helmet diving.

MULTI-ANIMAL SHOWS
Delight in a daily side-splitting show of amusing antics with astonishing twists and a cast of fascinatingly smart animals that will leave you and your family in awe and amazement.



CREEPY CRITTERS
Despite being the fear of most people, this exhibit features dozens of species to celebrate the diversity, beauty, and unique adaptations of both native and exotic reptiles and insects.

JUNGLE TREK
“Trek through a jungle of remarkable collections of freshwater fish and other faunas! Get to see river giants all in one tank, hand-feed Australian lories & lorikeets, and discover more about freshwater fish mostly found in the Amazon and African rivers.”

JUNGLE TREAK CEBU OCEAN PARK

JUNGLE TREAK CEBU OCEAN PARK

Despite having 200 different animals, Cebu Ocean Park clarified that they will not have a dolphin show nor will they be putting dolphins in Cebu. However, they are also interested in putting a Giant Ferris Wheel near the park that will resemble the SM Mall of Asia’s Moa’s Eye ad Sky Ranch’s Sky Eye.

Cebu’s first oceanarium will be opening this September 2019. Cebu Ocean Park is located at South Road Properties, next to the SM Seaside City Cebu Complex within the South Road Properties, Cebu City. The ticket prices will be 600 pesos during the weekdays and 800 pesos during the weekends.

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Things To Know About Cebu Heritage Park

Cebu Heritage Park

The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a portrayal and illustration of sculptures delineating significant and representative occasions in the historical backdrop of Cebu once again from the season of Rajah Humabon to the ongoing beautification of the Cebuano saint, Pedro Calungsod. The nearby craftsman, Eduardo Castrillo worked the monument. Its development began in July 1997. He and the late Senator Marcelo Fernan subsidized the event together with different gifts from private people and associations. The event was done and initiated on December 8, 2000.

The scenes illustrated in the monument are the change of Rajah Humabon and his devotees to Christianity, the nearby insurgency against the Spanish standard, a Roman Catholic Mass, and the critical battle on April 21, 1521, in the island of Mactan where local chieftain Lapu-Lapu executed Ferdinand Magellan. The structured cut in the monument incorporates the Basilica Del Sto. Nino, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, The Saint John the Baptist Church, Magellan’s Cross, a Spanish Galleon, Statues of Sergio Osmena Sr. what’s more, Blessed Pedro Calungsod.

What to explore at Cebu Heritage Monument

The Heritage of Cebu Monuments is a scene of sculptures made of solid, bronze, metal and steel appearing about occasions and structures identified with the historical backdrop of Cebu. The development of the monument started in July 1997, and it was done in December 2000. Nearby craftsman Eduardo Castillo assembled the figures of the Cebu Heritage Monument. Subsidizing for the monument is originated from the late Senator Marcelo Fernan took a private people and gatherings. Chronicled structure cut into the large stone monument are the Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, San Juan Bautista Parish Church, and a Spanish Galleon. The statues of the late President Sergio Osmeña Sr. Furthermore, honored Pedro Calungsod.

History of Cebu Heritage Monument

The spot where the monument stands now, the Parian, is exceptionally recorded. It used to be home to the habitations of the most unmistakable families in Cebu during the Spanish Period. It likewise used to be the focal point of exchange between local people, the Chinese and Spanish mestizos. “Parian” was gotten from “pari-pari” which means to deal or exchange. It was additionally where the wealthy Chinese dealers held extravagant occasions.It is likewise where the St. John the Baptist church in the past stood, however, was destroyed in 1875 by the bishopric of Cebu. As indicated by the distributed data about this Monument, it was based on the first Plaza Parian in Cebu City. Conceptualized by Eduardo Castrillo, the landmark portrays Cebu’s History starting with the critical battle on April 27, 1521, in the Island of Mactan where local chieftain Lapu-Lapu murdered Ferdinand Magellan.
How to get to Cebu Heritage Monument?
The Parian Heritage Monument is a short stroll from Colon Street, Casa Gorordo, Yap-Sandiego familial home, and Jesuit house.

Be With The Best Cebu Tour Operator – South Shore Cebu Travel and Tours

Cebu Tour Operator

Cebu is the queen city of the south. By becoming familiar with Cebu’s history, culture, and the economy, you would come to cherish Cebu. A standout amongst the most visited places by tourist in the Philippines in Cebu. For quite a long while, Cebu has kept on being flooding with visitors local people as well as outsiders, as well. Cebu has fantastic white sand beaches and waterfalls. Also, the city itself is loaded up with different vacation spots. What’s more, progressively lovely places offer energizing undertakings.

1. Cebu City – Take a walking visit to the city. Visit the Basilica del Sto. Niño, the nation’s most seasoned Roman Catholic Church. The Church houses Sto. Niño’s (Christ tyke) statue whom

bring honor amid Sinulog, a social and religious celebration. Remaining alongside the Basilica is Magellan’s Cross, an image of Christianity. Not a long way from here, Fort San Pedro is a military barrier structure amid Spanish colonization. Since Cebu has an unbroken fellowship with the Chinese, Taoist Temple is available to people in general. See and experience some Chinese convention.
2. Oslob-A three-hour heads out from the city, Oslob has been known for its shocking shorelines. Today the most discussed fascination in Oslob is the whale shark viewing. The quantity of visitors visiting Oslob develops each year in light of the action. Another particular spot to visit in Oslob is Tumalog Falls. The entrancing falls are unquestionably worth a visit. For beach sweethearts, you’ll completely adore Sumilon Island. For day trippers, an island bouncing is immaculate in any case, for the individuals who wish to remain medium-term, contact the island’s sole resort the hotel has sumptuous convenience and offices.
3. Moalboal – Need outdoors by the beach? Moalboal shoreline is undoubtedly the spot to be. If you wish to stay outdoors, particularly amid the night, bring your tents and go through the night by the shoreline. Sit tight for the stars and begin tallying them. You’ll unquestionably finish up checking more than you anticipate. Star looking is such a sentimental action. Amid the day, go on an island hopping to Pescador Island. Sardine run, dolphin watching, and turtle point swimming are the best.
4. Mactan- When you land from the plane, you are in Mactan. It has numerous hotels and resorts where you can remain amid your get-away in Cebu. The shorelines in Mactan are likewise incredible. Would you like to encounter parasailing? Look at your hotel’s administrations because a large portion of them are putting forth shoreline undertakings for their visitors to appreciate. The most widely recognized exercises incorporate the banana pontoon ride, swimming; stream skiing, an island excursion.
5. Mantalongon Dalaguete- The best source of vegetables is situated here. Heaps of bins of plants are being transported ordinarily to the city and will be sold in the business sectors. The cold climate around the local area helps in empowering the vegetables to develop ultimately. If you are up for a climbing background, climb Osmeña Peak, the most astounding top in the South.

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The Sirao Garden In Cebu City

Sirao Garden

In Cebu, Philippines, an alleged “Mini Amsterdam” is pulling in visitors from everywhere throughout the nation and even foreigners. It is the famous “Sirao Flower Farm” situated in a mountain barangay only a couple of minutes from JY, Lahug, Cebu City. Before the viral hit 10,000 Roses Cafe in Cordova and Buwakan ni Alejandra in Balamban (both, coincidentally, were first presented by Sugbo.ph), there was the SMASH HIT Sirao Flower Garden (a.k.a. Sirao Flower Farm). It broke the online networking in 2015 and turned into the most mainstream fascination in Cebu Transcentral Highway (Busay-Sirao-Balamban) until it wound up wild. The greenhouse was “devastated” by human neglectfulness.  Everything began when a couple planted blossoming plants to be collected and sold on All Soul’s Day. They at that point saw that their garden is attracting in guests, so they chose not to cut them by any means. The attack of tourist urged them to plant more. The more plants and blossoms in the garden implied more guests as well. Since tulips and hyacinths are challenging to develop in a warm atmosphere, celosia blossoms are produced in Sirao Flower Farm. These blooms are as beautiful and appealing as the tulips. Celosia is the first bloom developed in Sirao Flower Farm. This bloom is viewed as a class of palatable and fancy plants of the Amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Its name was gotten from the Ancient Greek word “kḗleos” which signifies “consuming,” and it alludes to its fire like blossom heads. Beside Celosias, other assortments of flowers are developed in the garden. FLowers like sunflower, chrysanthemum, daisy, and aster are among the flowers that are planted there. These flowers give an ideal edge to picture taking. Right now, the flower farm has turned out to be a standout amongst Cebu’s most visited tourist goals.

Cebu Sirao garden

Cebu Sirao Garden

Two Sirao Gardens

Starting mid-2018, there are currently two separate Sirao Gardens with two different extra charges—1.) the first Sirao Flower Garden and 2.) the Sirao Pictorial Garden and Camping Site, which has a pool, wellsprings, and outdoors grounds.

How to get there

  •    From any point in Cebu, ride a taxi or jeepney going to JY in Lahug, Cebu City.

    Cebu Sirao Garden

    Cebu Sirao Garden

  •    In JY, there are loads of bikes for the contract (habal-habal) that conducts standard excursions heading off to the flower farm. The charge is pretty much Php300.00 per individual.
  •    A taxi ride is additionally an alternative. However, it is much more costly than the motorcycle.
  •    At the point when booked in a private city visit (with a vehicle), a little exchange with the visit organization can be made with an extra charge to get to Sirao.

Tips for Sirao:

  1. The best time to go to the flower garden is the point at which the sun is up. So climate checking is an absolute necessity before heading there. An ideal location of pictures is best taken amid a bright day. Streets are additionally elusive when it’s drizzling, making it hazardous to go since it is rocky.
  2. Try to check the batteries of cameras or PDAs. Low batteries are a noteworthy debacle in a pictorial minute.