BEST THING TO SEE & DO IN CEBU
Here are just some of Cebu's terrific getaways and what you could do while you are in Cebu:
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.
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 Basdaku White Beach in Moalboal is a kilometer stretch of white sandy beach with immaculately crystal clear blue waters. This public beach offers a great reprieve from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city. Here, you can have great water adventures (such as snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, kite surfing, beach volleyball, surf fishing, and so much more) where you can rent out gears nearby.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Located on the western seaboard of the province of Cebu, and 72 km from Cebu City, Bojo River boasts of rich diversity protected by the government’s Nature Reserve. Aside from diverse marine life, the riverbanks are home to more than 61 bird species, some are endemic to the place.
The Happy Beach Cebu is a water playground that is currently the talk of the town. This 16-room boutique resort will have its soft opening on December 15, 2018, while the Inflatable Island opening is on January 2019. The resort promises to be featuring Instagrammable sceneries amid the blue waters of Mactan Island.
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.
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.
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.
Tanawan, Oslob in the south eastern part of Cebu is now famously known as the site for experiencing the rare sight of amazing whale sharks diving in and out and playing in the ocean. It is during the good weather, when the water is clear that these whale sharks come out.
The Pescador Island is a marine park situated on the Tañon Strait, about 2km southwest from the nearest shore of the mainland town of Moalboal. The island reef’s underwater feature has a sandy slope covered with soft coral reaching 5 to 10 meters, followed by a wall covered with hard corals dropping down to about 40 meters. The western side of the island can be found an open-top underwater cave dubbed as the “Cathedral”.
Sitting on a 1.7-hectare of lush space and abundant vegetation, the Sundaze Farm is not your usual hangout; the farm is absolutely stunning on its garden setting, fabulous landscaping, and fresh air. The views are really worth a spot on Instagram while the main features are best described as “out-of-this-world”.
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By snorkeling or scuba diving in Panagsama Beach in Brgy. Basdiot in mainland Moalboal (a white sand beach resort overlooking the Tañon Strait and the Pescador Island), you can spot or swim with different species of sea turtles along the shore. The Panagsama Beach is a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts with its rich marine biodiversity where each section has its own unique settings and sightings.
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 lieu of the coming Christmas season.
The Kawasan falls consist of three waterfalls, the first one is the largest. The other two are uphill, where water from the first came from them. The Kawasan falls is a “horsetail” (descending water maintains some contact with bedrock) type of waterfall, the area though had some sign of development.
The surrounding water of Pescador Island and nearby Panagsama Beach (some 300-400 meters away from the turtle site) are perfect homes for more than a million sardines which you can swim along with. The huge school of sardines is a fluttering sight to behold! The majestic shoals of fish move synchronously as if they are being led by a gentle invisible force while you admire their movements.
Sitting on a high plane about 300 meters from sea level is this temple of worship for Taoism, a religion that adheres to the teaching of ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tze. One might see the entrance to the temple as a mini Great Wall of China, with a chapel within the grounds, a library, a souvenir shop and a wishing well.
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.