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Cebu

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Cebu which includes tropical scenes and general coastal views

Visit Spanish cathedrals, colonial buildings and ancient temples, or just enjoy the stunning beaches of one of the prettiest islands in the Philippines.

Enjoy authentic markets, beautiful beaches and delicious food on the Phillippine Island of Cebu.

Walk around the streets of Cebu City and take in the sights, smells, and atmosphere of the island’s economic and cultural center. You’ll find markets, old colonial buildings, and some great food.

Brush up on the island’s history at the Museo Sugbo. It’s an old prison that’s been converted into a museum. Head inside to see artifacts from pre-Spanish times right up to today. Stop by the charming Casa Gorordo Museum or the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and head inside to see the antique furniture.

Another interesting place to visit is the Santo Nino Basilica and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Here you can see religious buildings from the Spanish era. Check out Fort San Pedro and the Jesuit House for more colonial relics. Wander up to Tops, a popular observation deck, to get a great view of the city and then make your way back down to cool off in the sea. There are beaches all around the province, with the most popular ones over on Mactan Island. Waters are crystal clear and the sand soft, white, and clean.

If you want to avoid flashy resorts and pricey restaurants, head to the smaller cities and beach communities in the south. Prices are lower and locals friendlier. Be sure to drop by religious sites like the Simala Shrine and make your way inland to the stunning Kawasan and Tumalog Falls. Get even farther away from the crowds and take a trip out to one of the province’s near-deserted islands.

Cebu is a stunning destination with something to offer history buffs and leisure seekers alike. Gaze at old buildings and explore museums or just sit back on a beach and stare out at the pristine waters. It features an intriguing mixture of architectural styles and some fascinating museums. It’s also home to a well-developed tourism industry that caters to both luxury seekers and those looking for something more authentic.

Where to stay in Cebu

Castle Peak Hotel
Castle Peak Hotel
3 out of 5
F. Cabahug corner President Quezon St, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu, Cebu
The price is ¥3,213 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 7
Located in the heart of Cebu, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carmelite Monastery and Ayala Center. SM City Cebu and Cebu Business Park are also ...
3.8/5Good! (587 reviews)
blandon
"It was great especially for the time being of Covid"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Castle Peak Hotel
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
3 out of 5
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu, Cebu
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,610 per night from Jul 31 to Jul 31
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cebu International Convention Center, Ayala Center, and Cebu Business Park. Waterfront ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,567 reviews)
"Stuff very friendly awesome place to chill and relax"

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
5 out of 5
Serging Osmena Blvd; corner Juan Luna, Cebu, Cebu
The price is ¥9,201 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
This family-friendly Cebu hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Pier 4 Cebu Port and SM City Cebu. Ayala Center and Heritage of Cebu Monument are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Nice place near the mall
"Lobby was nice. Pool was small . Food and room was good"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Radisson Blu Cebu
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