Cebu Travel Guide
Cebu is also one of the most popular places to go in the Philippines. If you want a combination of tropical and city vibes, Cebu has it all. The heart of Cebu is where the city adventures await and there’s so many things to do there!
You can find a lot of restaurants serving Korean, Indian, Japanese, and traditional Filipino cuisine. Cebu IT Park, one of the leading IT hubs in Cebu, is not just a workplace for the Cebuanos but also a party hub for a lot of people– tourists and locals. In the Northern and Southern end of Cebu, you can find beaches and trails for adrenaline junkies, you can even chase waterfalls!
Cebu is a great place to combine your city vibe cravings and your adventurous spirit. Your days can be filled with beaches, islands, waterfalls and canyoneering. At night, you can wine and dine at many of the city’s restaurants and bars. Make sure to try its famous roasted pig – the “lechon”!
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The following attractions are great to check out in Cebu:
- Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
- Visit the beaches of Bantayan Island
- Feel like you’re in Europe at the Temple of Leah
- Visit Camotes Island to fill your adventurous spirit
- Experience the underwater life of Malapascua
- Check out Cebu’s Taoist Temple
- Go to the roasted pig market in Carcar
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How to Travel to Cebu
Cebu has an international airport located in Mactan Island. This is a really nice airport with flights coming in from nearby Asian countries and even connecting flights from further countries. To travel to Cebu from other countries, it means you need to book your flight to Cebu-Mactan International Airport. If you are already in the Philippines, there are also domestic flights coming from all airports in the country. Ferries are also available from Manila, Cagayan and nearby smaller islands like Bohol, Surigao and Siquijor.
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|BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS|
To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 local commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Royal Air also fly to limited destinations. Book your local flights here.
For international flights, I found Kiwi and Trip.com have cheaper flight options to the Philippines.
|BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION|
There are many choices of hotels, hostels, apartments and guesthouses to stay in the Philippines. Book through AGODA for the cheapest options and Booking.com. I also use Hotelscombined to see all prices from different websites to choose from.
|BOOK YOUR BUS/FERRY/VAN/CAR|
The Philippines can be difficult to go around because many buses, ferries and even private vehicles are offline. The best websites to book them are through Bookaway.com and 12GoAsia – they have many partners in different destinations and you can purchase tickets online.
Car rentals are also available for you to choose from here.
|BOOK YOUR PACKAGE TOURS|
If you don’t know where to go and just want a hassle free trip to the Philippines, you can find package trips to different destinations with Klook – I recommend them for local tours and activities or Get Your Guide.
|DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE|
|It is very important to be safe and ready whenever accidents happen, especially in the Philippines where some places don’t have quality hospitals and clinics. I use Safety Wings for whenever I travel in the Philippines or abroad.|
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