Cebu City Travel Guide

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Cebu City Things to Do

  • Basilica Del Santo Nino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    "Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Cebu" is the oldest Roman Catholic Church of 16th century in Cebu city. Located in the center of the city and is a perfect example of combination of three different architecture styles ... The church was built at the exact location where the image of Santo Nino that means the Black Holy Child Jesus was...

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  • Island Hopping

    As you are in Cebu, dont forget to make a day trip to Olango Island, in which as first u have to reach Mactan Lapu Lapu w the jeepneys and / or Vhires departing next to the SM Shopping Mall ... From "Angasil Pier" or in front of the "Hilton Hotel Pier" the boats are departing in about every 30 mins in which u can reach Olango Island in 20 mins....

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  • Lapu Lapu Monument

    "Lapu Lapu Shrine", a giant monument of Datu Lapu Lapu, a native leader who did fight Spanish soldiers and defeat them for his own country as Philippines ... The Mactan War was in 1521, and for his honour now this 20 mt high statue is build up ... A small park and several souvenir shops are around, also some kindda open air market ... And if u...

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  • Magellan's Cross

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the alleged Cross Planted by the portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magallanes (spanish name is ferdinand magellan) during his first visit to Cebu Province in april 21, 1521 whereby he claimed the islands for the spanish empire (an irony as the philippines was part of the portuguese sphere of influence as negotiated by the Pope for Spain and...

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  • Sky Experience Adventure

    As you go up in the lift to Floor 39, you begin to wonder if this is a good idea, still trying to convince yourself, you pay (600 Pesos?). After a few minutes you are sent to the safety area where you climb into a jumpsuit and are given a helmet (not sure how much protection this will give you if you are hurtling 40 floors below). Move up one...

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  • Taoist Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    One of the most beautiful spots of "Cebu" .... Up on the hill in which u can take amazing pictures of the Temple and also looking down from temple to Cebu City nice photos to take ... As its not so crowded w tourists, nice spot to enjoy ... I recommend to take a cab from city to temple and as u reach there, just tell the driver to wait for u for...

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Cebu City Restaurants

  • Fresh!!!

    I had no chance to try their food but I had a chance to walk around the place and i saw that the range and variety of their seafood is quite vast. It's a little like walking through an aquarium as most of the menu are still alive in their individual tanks. The place is well-lit and clean and does not smell fishy. :)It's an upscale "Dampa" where you...

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  • New and Clean

    This is a classy chinese restaurant located in a newly built Grand Convention Center Cebu. The place is well-lit, clean and the staff are well-trained. The have generous sitting arranged to suit the requirements of their clients.The food is well prepared and well-presented by attentive staff. The lauriat they have are generous in size. The set we...

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  • Dining among antiques

    STK is meant to be a pun on the phrase "shoot-to-kill" but it actually stands for "Sugba-Tinola-Kilawin", 3 local dishes that are presumably their house specialties. Speaking of house, the moment you step in you immediately notice that the place is originally a family home that was converted into a restaurant that serves up local cuisine. As an...

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Cebu City Nightlife

  • Bars and Snack Stands at Tops Mountain...

    if you plan of having a drinking spree with your friends during the day and even at night here are tops mountain view, then fear not as they have several mini bars and snack stands that offer assorted snacks, bar chow, noodle dishes, beers, liqours, alco-pops, cocktails and more. the prices are a little bit higher than in cebu city but not much....

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  • World Famous Coffee Shop

    The Philippines is one of Starbuck's Main Anchors in Asia as all around the country there are now more than 200 starbucks coffee shops and they plan to increase them to more than 300. Even here in Cebu City, there are a few starbucks outlets and one of the most busiest is their branch at the Sm City Cebu at the Eastern end of the mall, facing the...

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  • Lola Saling's

    Bumped into this Family Restaurant with live band for a dinner visit. Food's very good. Very nice ambiance with native atmosphere. Casual

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Cebu City Transportation

  • Buena Vista Cebu Car Rental

    To travel comfortably with ease and comfort, I would suggest that you book airport transfers at Buena Vista Car Rental. The car is clean and the driver is really friendly.You can reserve through their site (http://buenavistacarrentals.com/) and a sales representative will contact you shortly after. They would require you for a 50% downpayment to...

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  • Mactan Cebu International Airport,...

    "The Mactan Cebu Airport" located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island in the small Philippine archipelago. Mactan Cebu Philippines is part of the province and is located in the immediate vicinity of the elongated island of Cebu, located directly across from Cebu City. The airport is located about ten meters above sea level.Mactan Cebu Airport is an...

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  • Cebu Mactan International Airport...

    this tip will be on the departure area of the airport.The Cebu Mactan International Airport is the second Primary Gateway and Hub in the Philippines anmd replaces the old lahug municipal airport in mainland cebu as the gateway to the province in the 1970's. It is located in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Metro Cebu and is connected to the cebu...

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Cebu City Shopping

  • Cebu "chorizo" a delicious treat

    I have no particular shop in mind. The Cebu chorizo is an itty bitty treat sold at the street food stalls all over the city and even out in the Visayan Region. It became a favorite treat after working the whole day during my stint as a volunteer at a Gawad Kalinga build site. :) It goes well paired with ice cold beer or as a viand. a dozen of...

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  • Dried Fish Galore!

    Tabuan Market is where you'll find a large variety of dried foodstuff. They only used to sell dried fish but nowadays they have, pork rinds, chorizo, dried mangoes, etc. Something for everybody. But of course the main item on sale is still the dried fish (danggit, tuyo, dilis, etc), the street is lined with stores vying for customers. You have to...

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  • Ayala Center, Cebu, Philippines

    Ayala Center Cebu is a large shopping mall at the Cebu Business Park in Cebu City. It is the first Ayala Shopping Center located outside Metro Manila. It is said that on an average day, more than 85,000 people visit Ayala Center .... Besides just for shopping w all kinds of wellknown brands, also an area to socialize, as locals and foreigners get...

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Cebu City Local Customs

  • Name Written on your Key Holder, Lapu...

    In Lapu Lapu, Cebu, where Lapu Lapu Shrine is located, there is a garden and plaza area, where several shops and souvenirs are located ....One of them is my favorite, as u can choose any of the key holders, bracelets, cellphone holders etc presented and they write down ur name or anything u want on it .... As its handcraft, value gift for someone u...

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  • The Videoke as a Whole Filipino...

    In early 2000s in the Philippines, there is a phenomenon that took the country by storm, videoke. This machine is capable of playing 2000+ songs. It has a mini-speaker system which is capable of producing quality sound and has a 21” to 27” inches TV that display the karaoke screen which has the song’s lyrics and an additional background. These...

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  • Buy and Eat "Danggit"

    Danggit is salted dried fish and is mainly made from rabbit fish which are aboundant in the region which are caught and salted and sun dried at bamboo stilts near the shore for a few month and then sold in pack to all around the country as the cebu "danggit" is popular all over the philippines (although there are many fish and seafood varieties...

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Cebu City Warnings and Dangers

  • Internet Banking Be aware of keyloggers

    A warning for anybody just using an ATM card & are going to transfer money around their bank accounts via internet banking.Find a reputable internet cafe as some cafes are known to have had keyloggers installed on their keyboards to track your account details.I suggest unless your financial institutions internet banking has a movable keypad that...

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  • Massage

    Have a massage, as they are good and very affordable. but please don't visit the Banyan tree spas at elegant circle inn or the raja hotel very close to it, why? because they have the same owner and manager and share staff, and its the place where i was robbed of $100 whilst enjoying my last massage in nov 2010 after another 3 month trip. After the...

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  • NOT REALLY A WARNING OR DANGER,BUT...

    While me and my fiancee were on our way to the mall in a taxi,a small child came up to the window while we were stopped at a red light.He was a cute kid,maybe 6 or 7 at the oldest.he wanted money for food,so i rolled down my window and gave him a few pesos.My fiancee,since she is from there told me not to give them money,because if you give...

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Cebu City Tourist Traps

  • Gabii sa Kabilin

    WHY PROACTIVE STRATAGEM AND THE MEDIA ARE BUSY IN CEBU ON MAY 9TH?*A huge annual event is set to kick off.Cebu, Philippines - Along with Cebu-based media networks, Proactive Stratagem, the online PR and marketing strategist, prepares to cover the launching of Gabii Sa Kabilin 2014 (Night of Heritage). A press conference is set by the Ramon Aboitiz...

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  • On going to the 38th floor of Crown...

    This is so funny...It will be my first time going to the Crown Regency Hotel....for their Skywalk Adventure....and I ask the guard at the main entrance of the hotel....On the location of the Skywalk Adventure...and the guard said "Its in the 38th floor"....and I said wherre's the elevator lobby.....and the guard said....'Its there pointing to a...

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  • Public transport

    The two main forms of public transport around Cebu City are metered Taxis & PUJ`s commonly called Jeepneys.1 Taxis are the safest way around Cebu City but there are things you need to do & know to ensure your safety.A common thing is a driver refusing to turn the meter on.Don`t accept his excuse(he will have one)just get out & get the next one.2...

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Cebu City What to Pack

  • Extra things for Philippines

    Torch (pocket size)- Electricity cuts are common... You will nearly always find yourself on the way up stairs as it cuts out... As said before, towel... this can also be used for a makeshift cover on long boat trips. Ear plugs if you dont like being woke up at 4pm as the local bird life seems to be set to 'loud'.. Lots of spare memory for camera...

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  • towels can be useful

    clothes are so cheap to buy in the philippines, you dont need to bring many at all. you can buy a t-shirt for £1 - £2 and a good pair of shorts for £3 too if you shop around. footwear comes just as cheap. No need to buy a rain coat, its better to buy a small umbrella. take plenty of cream for bites. repellants tend not to work in my experience...

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Cebu City Off The Beaten Path

  • Adoration of Divine Chapel, Cebu,...

    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...

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  • Argao Beach, Cebu, Philippines

    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,...

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  • Museo Sugbu (2)

    part 2 of my two part tip with more pictures around the museum.The Museo Sugbu was formerly the prison in the Spanish Colonial times and was converted to the Cultural Museum to showcase the best of Cebuano Regional Arts and Culture and History. Inside are various artifacts, arts, ceramics, paintings and assorted memorabilia of everything cebuano...

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Cebu City Favorites

  • Flood in Cebu, Philippines

    Heavy Flood in Cebu ...Next to SM, all roads blocked, some photo shots from the inside of the taxi as trying to reach the Radisson Blu Hotel ...

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  • Eat Cebu Mangoes

    althought the sweetest mangoes in the philippines and around the world is being contested by the province of zambales and guimaras in the philippines, the best known mangoes for tourists and foreigners around the world are the cebu grown carabao mangoes and they are the most commercially advertised and mass produced unlike in other areas of the...

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  • Eat Lechon Cebu

    You cannot do this if you are islamic or jewish or if a member of the 7th day adventist church as pork is not allowed to be eaten. however if you are not then you must partake of this famous cebu specialty as they claimed that cebu province dishes out the best lechon (roast pig) in the philippines and Anthony Bourdain ranked it number 1 in the...

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