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    Swimming and Boating

    by limledi Updated Oct 29, 2006

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    Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach

    Cebu White Sands in Maribago has a white sand beach & big swimming pool where you can take a swim or just sit idly while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Take a stroll in their beautiful garden grounds with a small bridge and fish pond full of big, colorful fishes. You can also play golf in their mini golf course. Restaurant is located near the lobby. Rooms are also available for those interested to stay the night. There are plenty of boats which can take you island hopping. So there are many options in this fine resort.

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    Way to Moalboal

    by limledi Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    Road trip is really enjoyable especially passing through a scenic town named Carcar. The roads are lined with century old trees. Everything around you is green & cool. You'd really like it if you're a nature lover.

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    Club Serena, Moalboal

    by limledi Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    The small town of Moalboal is located on Badian Bay in the south-west of Cebu, abount 90 km by road from Cebu City. If it's a sandy beach you're looking for, it takes about 15 min by outrigger from the mainly rocky Panagsama Beach to the nearby White Beach, or you can take a tricycle for P150. Located on White Beach is Club Serena Resort, one of the best in the area. Nice, clean resort with restaurant, swimming pool & white sandy beach. Clear, pristine waters with numerous corals ideal for swimming & snorkelling .

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    Club Ultima

    by limledi Written Jun 4, 2007

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    Club Ultima is where you will enjoy the panoramic views of Cebu City. It is considered to be one of the tallest buildings in the city. Perfect for nighttime as well as daytime viewing. It also features other facilities such as sauna pools, karaoke rooms, meeting rooms, games, massage chairs, bars & restaurants. Buffet lunch costs P350 offering numerous Chinese dishes including dimsums & peking duck. You can also choose from their wide array of desserts. Dinner buffet costs P450 which also offers Japanese food.
    Membership in Club Ultima is the key to owning condominium unit at Ultima Residences Fuente Towers.

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    Mini-Falls In Kawasan

    by limledi Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    Kawasan Falls consist of 3 levels. You have to hike for 15 minutes to reach the 2nd level from the 1st and another 15 minutes from the 2nd to the 3rd. The trek is pleasant with beautiful views to enjoy. You have to balance on bamboos & huge rocks. One can also see nice mini-falls on the way.

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    Casa Gorordo

    by barbskie Updated May 23, 2008

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    This is one of Cebu's heritage located in the Paria-an district. A beautiful Spanish colonial house originally built in the 1860's. The first Filipino Bishop of Cebu , Juan Gorordo once lived here. The house is now fully restored and furnished in the style of the period. Inside, there are still some original furnitures and wares kept. Today is a museum opened to the public taken care by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Join a guided tour and you will know more of this place. She said, securities has observed some haunted noises inside this house!
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    Green Lagoon Park

    by limledi Updated Mar 23, 2008

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    Green Lagoon Park is our take-off point from Compostela, Cebu to Camotes Island. The resort has the same owner as Santiago Bay Resort & Mangodlong Rock Resort in Camotes Island. The park is nice & huge. It has picnic huts for day use. I can also see some rooms for overnight accommodation. The place is private with its own gate. Perfect for a day's swim.

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    Way To Kawasan Falls

    by limledi Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    Hiking to picturesque Kawasan Falls is a delight. It takes about 15 mins to get to the falls. The scenes on the way are breathtaking with plenty of trees & scrubs around. The famous waterfalls are the best in Cebu.

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    White Beach, Moalboal

    by limledi Updated Nov 5, 2006

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    White Beach in Barangay Saavedra has just started to develop as a tourist destination. It is much more quiet around there and the environment retains its original beauty. At the weekend locals from all over the island enjoy the white sandy beach and the clear sea. This is a paradise for nature lovers and for those who prefer it quiet.

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  • Magellan's Cross

    by the1andtheonly1 Written Aug 10, 2008

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    Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to come to the Philippines in 1521. Also known as Fernao Magalhaes or Fernando Magallanes, he was a Portuguese navigator working for the King of Spain in search of the spice islands (now part of Indonesia, known as Maluku or Moluccas islands). When he and his crews landed on Cebu island, a native chief, Rajah Humabon, met and befriended him. Rajah Humabon, his wife and hundreds of his native warriors agreed to accept Christianity and were consequently baptized.

    Magellan planted a cross to signify this important event about the propagation of the Roman Catholic faith in what is now Cebu, in central Philippines. The original cross is reputedly encased in another wooden cross for protection, as people started chipping it away in the belief that it had miraculous healing powers. This prompted the government officials to encase it in tindalo wood and secured it inside a small chapel called "kiosk." Some say, however, that the original cross was actually destroyed. The Magellan cross displayed here is said to be a replica of such cross. It is housed in a small chapel located in front of the present city hall of Cebu, along Magallanes Street (named in honor of Magellan).

    Sadly, Magellan met his death under the hands of another Visayan chief, Lapu-Lapu, when he went to the nearby island of Mactan. Mactan is also part of today's Metropolitan Cebu. There, both the statues of Magellan and Lapu-Lapu proudly stand to commemorate the tragic meeting of east and west in this part of the world.

    It took another 45 years (1565) before Cebu was visited again by another European. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, under orders from King Philip of Spain, came and made Cebu the first capital of the Spanish colony known as Las Islas Filipinas. erdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 21, 1521.

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    Alegre Guitars

    by barbskie Updated May 23, 2008

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    This factory boasts not only their popular guitars but also the huge mango tree extending shades to the premises. Since i was a kid, i used to hear this line, ang sista sa Alegre maayo ug calidad! meaning, Alegre guitars have good quality! On our recent visit, we did a sightseeing trip including this itenirary. It is fascinating to see the process of making them, the various designs , good quality of material used and affordable. Ukeleles, the small ones, are the best souvenirs to buy. Well, if the luggage doesn't have any more space , the guitar keyholders or magnets will do as take away things.

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    Bukilat Cave

    by limledi Updated Mar 23, 2008

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    Bukilat cave in the town of Tudela is one of the more explored caves in the town. There is a shallow pool of water illuminated by natural skylights where guests can take a dip. The cave is an hour from the resorts. Entrance fee is P10 per head. The place is really far on the opposite side of the island & a visit to the cave lasts only a few minutes. Not really worth going to in my opinion.

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    Carbon Market

    by jdbinga Written Jul 9, 2008

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    It might seem funny to list going to a market as a fun and rewarding thing to do, but let me tell you Carbon Market is quite a great way to see and enjoy the Philippines especially Cebu. There is such a huge variety of food and about everything else. There are hogs hanging up and so many different kinds of fish and dozens of varieties of rice. Not very many tourist visit this market. To get there just catch a jeepney anwhere around Cebu City that says Carbon Market on the side. A market like this gives you the real feel of the islands. All the food is freshly picked and just caught. There is so much to see at the market. Might be a good idea to have your Filipina wife, family or friend go with you if you plan on buying anything. If not you could get charged a higher amount. Have fun at the market!

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  • Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Cebu

    by the1andtheonly1 Written Aug 10, 2008

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    Its towering facade blends Muslim, Romanesque, and neo-classical architecture, this church of the Señor Santo Niño de Cebu–which translates literally as “holy child of Cebu.”

    Cebu’s oldest Roman Catholic Church, the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, also still retains the original stone texture and natural color it had in 1735.

    t is widely believed that the Santo Niño image is the same one given by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to Queen Juana of Cebu in 1521, that same year when she, her husband Datu Humabon, and several of their followers where baptized into the Roman Catholic faith. When it was found, it was burnt so bad it was hardly recognizable and its survival was considered as nothing short of a miracle.

    The Santo Niño image’s reputation as miraculous is buoyed by reports of basilica helpers that it sometimes goes out of its glass case to take long walks at night. They point to grass stains on the hem of its dress as evidence. The stories are dismissed as superstition but they strengthened beliefs of devotees that the Santo Niño de Cebu, “Cebu’s holy child”, watches over Cebu.

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    Hagnaya Port

    by limledi Updated May 7, 2008

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    Hagnaya Port

    Hagnaya in North Cebu is the kick off point for trips to Bantayan Island. This is where you will take a ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) ferry costing around P140 fare for one way trip. Discounts are given to children. Land trip from Cebu City to Hagnaya is about 3 hours.

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