Cebu City Off The Beaten Path

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    Taoist Temple

    by mikoykoy Written Sep 7, 2006

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    Perspective
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    Taoist Temple is located inside the plush village of Beverly Hills in Lahug, Cebu. The temple itself is magnificently adorned with different sculpture of dragons (from the garden and even on top of the roof. Colorfully painted, the temple is considered as one of the tourist spot of Cebu.

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    Magellan's Cross

    by mikoykoy Written Sep 7, 2006

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    Magellan's Cross
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    Located near the Shrine of Sto. Nino de Cebu and Fort San Pedro. The Magellan's Cross displayed is said to be encasing/housing the original cross which was planted by Ferdinand Magellan. Others claimed that the original cross is no longer there and that it was lost after the death of Magellan.

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  • Kawasan Waterfalls

    by fcampos86 Written Apr 27, 2008

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    1st Waterfall
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    The Kawasan Waterfalls -are in the mountains outside Cebu (3 hours from Cebu City). Easiest way is a cab, I got a cab for 2000 pesos round trip, and he gave us 2 hours to explore. This is a better as an all day thing. It's about a 10 minute hike to the first waterfall. You can see the three main waterfalls and jump off the main one in about 2 hours. But there is a secret lake you can see that is a 2 hour hike or so supposedly.

    P10 entrance fee, but you pay 100 peso for a guide. Definitely worth while, but make sure to negotiate for the rafts, and everything before hand. They will try to charge you 300 for using the raft, and then 300 for each raft guide (I had 2) to climb the first waterfall. In addition, they'll try to charge you for using tables at the waterfall, definitely a tourist trap but very fun!

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    TOPS!!

    by screamcheese Written Jan 31, 2008

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    honestly, this place is so much better in real

    A friend of mine brought me to this place more commonly called the TOPS. You could actually see the whole of Cebu from this view point. There's an entrance fee of 50php (as i remember) per person, but you can bring in food and beer and stay for as long as you want. People usually go in groups since there is ample space for teambuilding or for playing.

    Just ask any local i'm sure they'd know where this is --since it may be a good place for cheap dates. hehe.

    **Travel time around 30 minutes up the mountain.

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    Yes there's a Cebu Zoo

    by semper.max Written Nov 2, 2011

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    Doesn't look like a zoo from the outside.
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    We were actually looking for the Chinese Temple when one of the drivers of the motorcycle we are riding informed us that the Cebu Zoo is quite nearby. I, for one, has never heard of the Cebu Zoo and it's really not one of the areas frequently visited by tourists. Presumably so, the zoo needs a lot of improvement plus there were only a few animals to be seen. However, the kids still enjoyed it as they were allowed to touch and pet some of the animals. Do so at your own risk though...

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    Sunshine Shin, Danao, Cebu, Philippines ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Feb 12, 2012

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    Sunshine Shin, Danao, Cebu, Philippines
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    It's so clear that in the City of Cebu there is no place to swim, unless u go to beaches at Mactan Lapu Lapu or to the direction of Talisay etc ...

    So, Sunshine Shin is about one hour away from Cebu, which u can reach to take a bus from North Terminal for a fee of 60p, and will be there in Danao after passing thru Liloan ...

    I have been there in a daily fun basis, reached early and left late to enjoy the whole day pool and sea, but as said its a resort and u can also stay in the rooms as u wish ... Very safe and decent place, also several families stay w their kids etc, locals and foreigners ....

    Entrance fee is 200p which allows u to use pool, sea etc limitless, but I suggest u to pay another 150p to rent one of the wood tables w a hut at the sea side, where u can enjoy ur meal or read ur book whatever .... There is restaurant for ur meals and drinks, but establishment also allows u to bring ur own food and drinks in case u r on a budget trip, as described above u can have ur own food to enjoy at the tables at the seaside ...

    Pool is big and very clean, garden and flowers surrounded, none loud music, very enjoyable area ... In case u r interested, resort has a banker boat to take u to snorkeling and diving ... :)

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    Adoration of Divine Chapel, Cebu, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    Adoration Convent of Divine Peace is in Mandaue City, Cebu ...

    After a visit by Mother Mary Aurora to Cebu early in 1970, due among other things to the generous good will of a number of prominent laymen, who helped to find the right piece of property and rendered assistance in many other ways also. In September 1971 Cardinal Rosales was to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of his episcopal ordination and arranged to have the cornerstone laying of the new Adoration Chapel and Convent of Divine Peace on September 19 as a worthy part of the festivities. On June 26, 1973 the Cardinal offered the inaugural Mass in the temporary chapel in the completed convent building, and the service of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament began.

    More than a year passed before the inauguration of the beautiful chapel on July 27, 1974 could take place. The members of a zealous League of Adorers, animated by a missionary spirit, promote the apostolate of adoration and plan periodic recollection days.

    The chapel is a gathering point of both individuals and groups to honor our Eucharistic Lord in the liturgy and in para-liturgical services, as well as in the annual Eucharistic Festival for nine days before the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, which draws fervent overflow crowds.

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    what makes music and what not

    by Yla Updated Oct 11, 2007

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    at Alegre's

    Cebu has a myriad of places to see but few has actually taken the time to watch how Cebu's well-known guitars are actually made. Learn the components of the guitar and how each part contributes to the vibrations that makes the music. Later listen to how each string instrument looks and sound and how not one guitar can be exactly the same as the next. There is actually a guitar for everyone, even when you never come close to actually playing one!

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    Argao Beach, Cebu, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated May 25, 2013

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    Argao Beach, Cebu, Philippines
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    Argao is located in the southeastern part of Cebu City, as u past Talisay, Naga City, San Fernando, Carcar City and drive about 60 km, u reach this perfect area, pure and quite beaches .... No tourists at all, perfect sand shores and crystal clear public beaches ...

    U can rent just for a 200p a cottage for the whole day and enjoy sun and sea, several small stores are there for snacks, drinks etc .... I suggest u to stop on the way before arriving Argao to make ur lunch shopping for cheap and fresh seafood, fish and shrimps, or even roasted chicken w rice, and u can enjoy that to eat in ur daily cottage or make ur simple Barbeque facing the sea ....

    As u dont have a car, busses run in every about 30 mins from South Terminal in Cebu and will cost u 70p per person and will take about one and a half hour to reach Argao ...

    Here ou can watch my "Cebu Boat Trip" Vdeo ... :
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    To be away from crowd of Cebu City and hassle, to enjoy the perfect sea, even to make some water sports, very recommendable area ... :) b

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    Mama Mary's Holy Place, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu

    by TrendsetterME Written Feb 13, 2012

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    Mama Mary's Holy Place, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu
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    The Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is a church in Sibonga for the Marian devotees. Departing from Cebu, to the direction of south heading Argao, u can reach this church, up on the hill, perfect architecture, and always very crowded w visitors and believers, local citizens and also foreigners ...

    The church is very popular among believers not only because it is considered the home of the image of the miraculous Virgin but also because the place is truly amazing and stunning. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria’ (Monks of Mary) live. As u go stairs up and reach the main area, there is a loooong qeue to the main altar ... There are also giant statues outside the garden area, and also a place hidden under amazing trees where u can lit a candle and pray for ur wishes ...

    As just about one hour drive from Cebu City, as u take the bus from the South Terminal and will cost u ca 80p - 100p for the ticket, very worth to see Church ... :)

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  • Cock Fighting--New Gallera De Mandaue Areana

    by Turpa Written Mar 13, 2008

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    New Gallera De Mandaue Areana
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    If you want to dive into the local culture--you must go to the arena to watch cock fighting--2 chickens fighting to the death. This sport is just as popular as football back in the US. I spent 5 hours at New Gallera De Mandaue Areana watching matches. You can also place bets on each match. Bets range from 25 pesos to whatever you want to risk. Anyway, if you like to try new things out this is one of them. I enjoyed it very much and will go back to the arena next time I am in the PI.

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    Plaza @ Danao City, Cebu, Philippines ...

    by TrendsetterME Written Feb 9, 2012

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    Plaza @ Danao City, Cebu, Philippines
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    Danao City is about one hour drive from main Cebu City, on the way after passing thru Liloan ... Is famous w the KARANSA FESTIVAL and also to be the passage pier to Camotes Islands ...

    As u wish to go to Camotes Islands, u can also travel to Danao City, an hour north of Cebu. The boat leaves the Danao pier at 6am and 11 am daily for Poro. From Poro, the boat leaves for Cebu daily at 5am and 11am. Travel time is about two hours.

    Danao City is well sorted w several resorts, restaurants and bars, very clear and clean beaches to enjoy, also some kinds of water sports ...

    I suggest to wake up early and take a cab to Northern Bus Station in Cebu passing SM, and take a bus or vhire if u dont want other passengers to fill in the bus, and then reach Danao City for ur breakfast ... :) And enjoy the whole day as said w sun and sea ...

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  • Worship The Lord Together!

    by AlbinoPrincess Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are looking for a church to attend while you are in Cebu City, I highly recommend Immanuel Fellowship. IF is an Assembly of God church that meets in theatre 4 at Ayala Center.

    The first service (Cebuano service) starts at 7:30 a.m. The second service (English service) starts at 9:30 a.m.

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  • A day trip to Moalboal

    by antonpopa Updated Nov 25, 2011
    From the UpHill- View or the Peascador Island
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    Moalboal is at 2 hours drive from Cebu. A drive well worth ed to take. The Panagsama beach( 5 min. trycicle ride from Moalboal ) offers a lot of hotels at a very low price. A near by, The Pescador Island is one of the well known Dive spot.
    Wile in Panagsama , the echo tourist enthusiast , can take a side trip to Bala to the UpHill residence ( 15 min away on Motorbike - 50 pss one way). Located high on top of the hill the residence offer excellent view of the Pescador Island. Miss Popa Doran Matilos ( Remi ). The owner of this idyllic small typical Filipino cottage can offer a refreshing glass of water and ice cream.
    GPS 9.971453333 123.4049783
    Contact by email prior visiting.

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    My Skywalk Adventure

    by paolodecastro Written Oct 10, 2012
    Nice view from the top
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    It will be a sure miss when you did not Do this while you are in Cebu.....
    Its a once in a Lifetime experience I think.....to be able to walk in the 38th story of a hotel building....AT NIGHT..:):)

    I think its much better if you do this at night...because of the nice view of the Cebu skyline at night and seeing those lights at the top of the building....:):)

    Thy are open until 12 in the morning.....so what are you waiting for grab your bag and off you go......;)

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