Best of Things to Do in Cebu, Philippines

by Julie on October 19, 2018

Cebu is a sought-after tourist destination in the Pearl of the Orient Seas. If you are wondering what activities to do and places to go to in Cebu, read on! You would not want to miss the treasures Cebu has to offer – especially when you book a Cebu tour package for hassle-free travel.

Here are the top must-do ventures in Cebu, Philippines:

1. Head to the Waters.

2. Do a City Tour.

3. Experience the Whale Sharks.

4. Engage in Cebu Festivity.

5. Taste Unique Foods of Cebu.

1. Head to the Waters.

Cebu is an island in the heart of the Philippines. It is surrounded with beautiful waters. Moreover, Cebu has the best beaches that would compete with world’s standards. Not only are the beaches exquisite, there is diverse range of water forms this place has: falls, rivers, lakes, and etcetera.

The shorelines’ sands are white and fine. The seas are clean and blue. It is a paradise in the tropical Cebu. You can experience this picturesque scene in these islands: Bantayan Island, Sumilon Island, Camotes Island, and Malapascua Island. If you wish somewhere nearer the city, you can go to Mactan resorts, such as Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa and Plantation Bay Garden.

Another body of water you can enjoy in Cebu is the waterfall. The best falls are Kawasan Falls, Tumalog Falls, and Aguinid Falls. These falls are all found in the south of Cebu, so you can go to all of these on one scheduled trip. Moreover, an adventure that many tourists look forward to is the Cebu Canyoneering adventure in Kawasan Falls.

In addition, there is a river in the south that is spectacular: Bojo river in Alcoy, Cebu. Cruising the river that includes an opening that connects the river to the sea is a surreal experience.

2. Do a City Tour.

The city of Cebu is jam-packed with popular heritage sites and attraction spots. National historical places, such as Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Sto. Niño Church, Fort San Pedro, and Colon street (the oldest street of the country) are in Cebu City.

Famous, scenic sites that are featured in movies and films of the Philippines are also found in the city tour. Be amazed with these: Sirao Flower Garden, Temple of Leah, Cebu Taoist Temple, and 10, 000 Roses in your city tour.

3. Experience the Whale Sharks.

Whale shark watching is in demand by local and foreign tourists. In Oslob, Cebu, whale sharks are a sight! Not only are you allowed to watch these gentle giants, you may also swim in the water with them. It is just proper to bring underwater camera so your once-in-a-lifetime experience with the whale sharks is captured and remembered.

4. Engage in Cebu Festivity.

Cebu is awarded as City of Culture by the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). This is because of the colorful and spectacular festival called “Sinulog”. Sinulog is celebrated in January. It is a religious activity that includes street dancing, partying, and smudging of charcoals on the faces and bodies of the participants.

During this time, loud music and shouts of the celebration resonate the city. Also, the city is crowded with many foreigners as well as Filipinos from other provinces and regions to witness this festival.

5. Taste Unique Foods of Cebu.

The Philippines has the “world’s strangest food” named “balut”. It is an egg with a fetal duck. If you complement this food with spicy vinegar and salt, it is a delight to the tongue. Further, what makes this unique is that you can hover the premature bird inside your mouth.

Other delicacies that non-Cebuanos look for in Cebu are dried mangoes, chicharon (crunchy, fried pork rinds), and dried fish.

Final Thoughts…

There are a lot of things you can do in Cebu that you will never forget in your life. If you wish to visit to as many sites as possible in the most efficient itinerary and cost-effective way, you can book a Cebu tour package from a very trustworthy tour operator in Cebu, Travel Cebu.

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