Don’t Miss Out On The 15 New Fun Things To Do In Cebu
Surprise your loved ones with these 15 fascinating treats that are only happening in Cebu. Discover more of this fascinating island province and Cebu City’s most popular destinations. Here, people come to witness and explore new things happening everyday.
We go now to Cebu’s South Road Properties (SRP) where the construction of the Cebu Ocean Park is nearing its completion. This is another milestone in Cebu’s endless list of developing attractions happening in 2018. The oceanarium is the first marine park in the Visayas and Mindanao featuring various sea animals (200 species) in one location, along with several species of birds, insects, and reptiles. The park is set to have its soft opening in December 2018, in time for the coming Christmas season.
Built in the tradition of Manila Ocean Park, but the Cebu Ocean Park (occupying an area of 10,000sqm) is much bigger than its Manila counterpart (8,000sqm). In fact, the Cebu Ocean Park is the largest of its kind in the Philippines. The park also features function spaces and a food hall. The project is a partnership between SM Supermalls and Cebu Sealife Park, Inc.
That’s right, folks! There is now a world-class theme park right at the heart of Cebu. This amazing theme park is part of Belmont One, Cebu’s first integrated entertainment complex for the family located at the Calajoan Cebu South Road, Minglanilla, Cebu. The Belmont One celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony on September 11, 2018, with Mr. Chester Lim, Belmont Group’s president.
The Php500 million Belmont One is a 3.5-hectare prime property development which is owned, developed, and operated by the Belmont Group; one of the country’s premier property builders. Aside from the Anjo World Theme Park, Belmont One will also comprise of hotels, restaurants, and retail & shopping centers, the first fully integrated family entertainment complex in the Visayas and Mindanao.
Welcome to the feral world of the animals! Welcome to the Wild! Touted to be the biggest zoo in the Philippines and one that has global standards, the Cebu Safari and Adventure Parks can rival the world’s animal parks and zoos.
This 100-hectare animal sanctuary is located in Carmen, Cebu (30km north of Cebu City) and is owned and developed by Cebuano jeweler Michael J. Lhuillier, the man behind the successful M Lhuillier Pawnshop franchises.
The amazing park gives a discount to senior citizens and PWDs (persons with disabilities). The zoo features lions, giraffes, tigers, zebras, camels, and other animal species. Aside from this collection of exotic animals, the park has these other adventures.
Do you want the most “instagrammable” sites and settings just north of Cebu City? Experience the grandeur of the Neri’s Ville Selfie Corner, a beautiful sanctuary on the outskirts of Cebu City. Here, you could have endless selfies and get the most stunning views of the mountain. The site is actually at the northernmost tip of Cebu City in Brgy. Lusaran. This place is less than 6km southwest of Danao City and just a 10-minute ride north of Sirao Garden via Cebu Transcentral Highway. If you are coming from Cebu City, travel time is only a mere one hour to the north by private transport, jeepney, and habal-habal (motorcycle for rent with driver).
The Neri’s Ville Selfie Corner is primarily designed for selfie enthusiasts. The mini villa opened on September 7, 2018. However, some of its attractions are still under construction. The site features alluring sights that include breathtaking natural scenery and spectacular homes inspired by New Zealand’s Hobbit Houses. Neri’s Selfie Ville has also a Bali-themed backdrop that is so mesmerizing; you can feel the similar ambiance from this Indonesian attraction.
Cebu is really unstoppable in providing thrills and adventures to the locals and its beloved visitors! After you have seen Snow World Cebu (Cebu’s first indoor theme park), the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park, the IL Corso (Cebu’s newest lifestyle mall), and the soft opening of Cebu Ocean Park (the biggest of its kind in the Philippines), now comes the Happy Beach Cebu!
This newest attraction in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu comes mostly in pink inflatables and will highlight the world-renowned Unicorn Island. The electrifying resort is brought to you by the builders of The Dessert Museum Manila and the Inflatable Island in Subic.
Welcome to another wonderful resort just a few minutes away from downtown Cebu City. The Lava Mountain River Farm is just a 45-minute drive from Cebu City and offers grand mountain reprieve perfect for family gatherings, weddings, corporate team building venue or just to while away your time with friends and family. Feel the farm’s unique mountain view ambiance and let your eyes feast with the vicinity’s natural beauty.
This 4-hectare private property sits adjacent to the Mananga River in the mountains of Busay, Cebu City. The exclusive eco-resort is an ideal place to have tranquil and pristine moments with friends and family. The Lava Mountain River Farm teems with various species of trees while you enjoy the scent of fresh air and natural aura of the surroundings.
In an attempt to boost tourism in the area, Naga City, Cebu, introduces the Marine Boardwalk in late 2017. Naga City is less than 20km southwest of downtown Cebu City and one of the most industrialized cities in the province of Cebu. Also known as the Naga Boardwalk & Park, this Php62-million bay walk project is just meters away from Naga City Hall amid the backdrop of Cebu Strait.
The marine boardwalk is currently open for the public free of charge (in certain hours of the day). This is part of the local government’s project of attracting investors in setting up businesses along the city’s shoreline. The local government executive is planning to install water sports facilities in the lagoon located in-between St. Francis Baywalk and the boardwalk.
In Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu, you will feel a cooler climate and foggy ambiance while enjoying a slash dining bistro in an Eco Park called Florentino’s. This thriving ecological park is dubbed as the “Little Tagaytay of Cebu” because of its breathtaking mountain views and chilling weather, minus, of course, a volcano within a lake. But the spectacular lush green, lovely forests, and the surprisingly lower surrounding temperature can surely rival the original Tagaytay of Cavite. The park is located just across the similarly familiar Adventure Cafe & Zipline in Balamban.
In Florentino’s Eco Park, you can bring your own food or spirits and savor your sumptuous meal and sip a glass of wine while admiring the immaculate view. The place is a perfect venue for family/friends’ bonding time or picnics.
If you want a mountain-top reprieve for a delicious and sumptuous meal with friends and families, discover the elegance of the Bukid Restobar, Cebu City’s latest addition to its wholesome destinations. Here, you can enjoy 180-degree magnificent views of downtown Cebu City and Mandaue City, while you are treated to the best cuisine in town. Bukid Restobar is less than 100 meters north of the famed Temple of Leah and less than 2km south of the equally gorgeous Sirao Garden. Furthermore, the popular restaurant is just opposite the TOPS Lookout. These places are just some of Cebu’s well-liked attractions.
Bukid Restobar is a great place to unwind away from the glitters of the city while you and the family will be able to breathe a dash of fresh air while enjoying authentic and affordable Filipino food. The awesome Bukid Restobar is a terrific inclusion for your Cebu Uphill Tour. This resto-bar is easily accessible via the Cebu Transcentral Highway and just a few minutes away from downtown Cebu City and Mandaue City.
Just like Baguio City in Northern Luzon, this amazing mountain view destination in Balamban, Cebu is teeming with pine trees, has a lower surrounding temperature, spectacular natural sceneries, and lots of outdoor adventures to boot! The Baguio de Cebu Eco Mountain Adventures is specifically situated in Brgy. Sunog, Balamban, Cebu and is baptized as the “Little Baguio of Cebu”.
With the highest elevation of 1,090 meters above sea level (masl) or 3,599ft., the Little Baguio of Cebu is almost comparable in elevation to Baguio City’s altitude that ranges from 950 to 1650 masl (3,116 to 5,412ft), together with its upland adventures that you can do on this cool place.
Cebu City is one of the world’s oldest cities and the oldest in the Philippines. Today, it is reinventing itself as the country’s premier destination for adventure, pleasure, and even for business. It’s neighboring towns and cities near its borders are also making a name for themselves which make Cebu province the most diverse destination in the country. Just like the municipality of San Fernando; a town less than 15km southwest of Cebu City and host to the Bacalla Woods Campsite, the new emerging port of call for the nature lovers, environmentalists, extreme sports athletes, campers, explorers, and even ordinary adventurer seekers.
The Bacalla Woods Campsite is an awesome place to unwind away from the fuzz and buzz of the city. Here, you can admire some of the most stunning mountain views San Fernando has to offer. With an elevation of more than 240 meters above sea level, the campsite lies near the slopes of Mt. Alpaco. You can also find the majestic Bugho Falls near the campsite.
The newly opened Strawberry de Cantipla Eco Farm in Brgy. Tabunan, Cebu City!
Aside from strawberry picking, you can also enjoy their strawberry-flavored burgers, pancakes, shakes, and many more!
Entrance Fee: P30 per person
How To Get There
Sitio Cantipla, Brgy. Tabunan, Cebu City is approximately 1 hour away from the city.
Taking a public transport, the Strawberry de Cantipla Eco Farm can be reached via the Transcentral Highway. You can take a van (V-hire) from Ayala Central Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route and tell the driver that you will be alighting at the corner of Barangay Cantipla. Ride a habal-habal to the strawberry farm, fare is ₱50-100 per head.
Just like the world famous Taj Mahal and the dubbed Bridge of Love (San Juanico Bridge), Temple of Leah also professes the eternal love of Teodorico Adarna to his late wife Leah Villa Albino-Adarna.
This Roman inspired structure showcases the explicit designs and delicate Greek mythology statues (collection of Leah) which is now open for the public. Visit and witness this awe worthy edifice located in Brgy. Busay.
As Cebu’s new pride and gem, the Buwakan Ni Alejandra (Alejandra’s Flower Garden) is now ruling the airwaves of Gaas, Balamban, Cebu. Launched in May 2017, this brand new flower paradise of attraction at the heart of Balamban is taking the netizens by storm. Comprised mainly of different and colorful flowers, the charming and yet adorable nirvana of vivid flowers arranged in fantastic sight is just a few minutes drive from downtown Cebu City (only 32km from the city).
The flower garden has more than 200 species of endemic blooms that sit in a 700 square-meter of private property at the slope of the mountain in Sitio Bunga, Brgy. Gaas, Balamban, Cebu.
Sirao Flower Farm is a hillside barangay in the outskirts of Cebu and its main attraction is the blooming of the Celosia flower which may last up to 10 weeks beginning with its blooming. The flowers come in different vivid colors and quite unique in this area. Also called the Cock’s comb or the “burning flower”, as the Greeks called them, the Celosia flowers (local name is “burlas”) look like a fire burning when planted close together and in full bloom, hence the name. When you are here during the blooming season (which takes place June to January during rainy season), you may find yourself inside a tulip field similar to the Netherlands of Europe.