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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.

[Photo credits to: @phengermany]

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.

[Photo credits to: @bamsalinas]

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.

[Photo credits to: @travel.shooter]

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.

[Photo credits to: @iamcalebsfairy]

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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Pescador Island, Cebu: The Uncharted Paradise

I know, you also want to escape from the busy metro. Like me, you also want to soak your body to the cool and refreshing water of the beach. If not, you also like to see thousands of marine species underneath.

The Queen City of the South is not just rich in history, but is also rich when it comes to pristine beaches and white sand islands. Cebu is not just an ordinary place. Because for me, Cebu has a lot to offer both to tourists and its locals—may it be in man-made resources or in natural resources.

Lies in the southern part of Cebu is an island that is rich in marine life and attracts thousands of tourists and recreational divers. This island is very rich in marine life with over 2, 500 species of fish, and many of these can only be found only here in the pride of Moalboal—the Pescador Island.

[Photo credits to: @dcatbautista]

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.

While you’re still riding on the boat going to this magnificent island, a group of dolphins will join you in going to the island. But these dolphins are just a teaser of what you will see under the crystal-clear water of Pescador Island.

[Photo credits to: @gutsytuason]

Fine white sand is given, the fact that the most of the beaches and islands here in Cebu has its feature. However, when you plunge into the water and do the snorkelling, you’ll get to see thousands of species of marine life and colorful corals which serves as the natural habitats of the fishes living in the area.

[Photo credits to: @quovadisdiveresort]

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.

[Photo credits to: @angelicawanders]

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.

[Photo credits to: @yehdeb]

Just a reminder, also be reminded to respect the nature and follow the rules. Pescador Island is strictly implementing the natural conservation to preserve its beauty.

To add, South Shore Travel and Tours have always been the best partner of every tourist. They make sure to take their guests fast and safe to a magnificent place like Pescador Island. Not only that, with South Shore Travel and Tours, you will fall in love to the place where they take you.

[Photo credits to: sho_nosuke]

What are you waiting for? Pack your things up now, and explore the Pescador Island because as long as you won’t explore its alluring and fascinating marine life that awaits you, Pescador Island will remain as the uncharted paradise within you.

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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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An Enchanting Simala Shrine Cebu

 

Simala Cebu

The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, prevalently known as the Simala Shrine or Simala Church is situated in Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu. It was worked in 1998 by the Marian Monks from Pampanga. It used to be only a standard church until after the occurrences of marvelous occasions. One of which is the shedding of tears of the Mother Mary’s picture. It made ready for the place of worship’s ubiquity with lovers continually rushing the region. There are different reasons why individuals come to visit the Simala Shrine. For Catholic devotees, the primary motivation behind why they visit the spot is for them to offer their dedication, supplications, and petitions to the Virgin Mary with an expectation that each request and commitment will be replied. Another reason is for the mending of physical and profound sickness. For a few, mainly for non-Catholics, visiting the sanctum is for experience and interest purposes as it were. The stunning structure and engineering of the holy place will truly leave somebody in amazement.

Things that are not allowed or supposed to be done inside the Simala Shrine Sibonga.

  • Taking pictures with flash
  • Wearing revealing clothes (for women: smaller than expected skirts, short shorts, see-through pullovers and jeans, tube and crop tops)

*Note: There are shawls or shrouds for lease at Php20.00 each for the individuals who are not ready to bring a skirt.

  • Smoking and drinking mixed beverages
  • Yelling and making uproarious clamors
  • Wearing of footwear inside the petition room
  • Standby off Habal haval drivers.

Holy Mass Schedule at Birhen sa Simala:

Sunday – 12:00nn & 3:30pm

Monday to Friday – 12:00nn

Saturday – 10:30 am

13th of the month – 10:30am & 3:30pm

 

Tips

  • Contracting a taxi (around Php1000 to Php2000, roundtrip) going to Simala from Cebu is somewhat costly.
  • No eating inside the shrine however you can bring your own water and food where you can eat at the cottages close to the compound.
  • On the off chance that you might want to unwind and avoid the crowd/devotees on your visit, stay away from Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

How to get there

  • From the airport terminal, ride a taxi setting off toward the south bus terminal
  • Board bus transport going to sibonga. The bus ride will take pretty much 2 hours and 30 minutes. Another choice is to ride a van which more costly than the bus.  Leasing a taxi can be another choice. However, it will cost around 2,000-3,000 for a round trip day.
  • From the drop off in Lindogon, ride a tricycle or bike heading off to the place of worship or shrine.

Since the Simala Shrine was worked for religious purposes, it is ideal to pay regard when visiting the area.  Regardless of whether Catholic or non-catholic believers, it is still best to give and offer the most extreme concern for the conviction of others. For a few, the altar may simply be a spot for photography and experience, yet remember that for the adherents, the place is sacred.