Cebu Island Travel Guide

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Cebu Island Things to Do

  • Swimming, Boating, Strolling

    Yooneek Beach Resort in Bantayan Island is definitely one of my favorite beaches. Fine powdery white sand which you can walk barefooted. Very safe for children coz no sudden depths. I can sit whole day gazing at the blue horizon with a cool drink. The scenery is just so breathtaking. The colors of the sea with the sky is spectacular. Bancas just...

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  • Scuba Diving and Island Hopping in...

    Mactan Island is one of the major tourist haven of Cebu, boasting with a diverse collection of tourist activities and attractions. Mactan offers some of the best diving experience in the Visayas.The dive sites around Mactan and nearby Nalusuan Is.( home of the Blue spotted stingray) and Hilutungan Is. teeming with big schools of Trevally's, Batfish...

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  • Mactan Shrine

    Mactan Shrine is a top tourist attraction. Here you can find the monument of Lapu Lapu, the first Filipino hero. In the vicinity, you can find shops selling souvenir items ranging from local crafts to guitars. Nearby is the popular sutukil offering yummy seafood cook to perfection. This place is touristry so expect a high price for the food. You...

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Cebu Island Restaurants

  • Great food!

    Grilled tuna belly, and Pork Belly are delicious you choose your fresh meats/fish from the counter and they grill it up for you...its that simple ...and so good.

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  • Ice Castle

    Ice Castle is the place to go in Cebu when you think of halo-halo. Yummy! It has branches practically anywhere in the city. You can find one in SM, Ayala & Parkmall to name a few. Delectable halo-halo.

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  • CNT Lechon

    Lechon is a pride of Cebu. CNT Lechon is the most popular offering this sumptuous dish. Best eaten when newly cooked. My favorite is the crunchy skin. This place is just across the popular mall, SM-Cebu. You can also order whole to bring as pasalubong back home. Just order in advance. Yummy Lechon.

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Cebu Island Nightlife

  • Night time

    Its nice and clean hotel. Its located in COlon St. opposite of the plaza fare Cebu, City.It is standard double room for about 750 pesos, aircon, with cable tv, have clean bath room with hot shower.

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  • Fun times at Taproom

    OH man, had the funnest time at Taproom when I went. There was an unexpected towering cup contest that me and my friends won! I've been to every nightclub in town and this place just seems to have the perfect mix of everything; food, music and a bar. You could lounge in the back or dance near the DJ that plays house music which is such a great...

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  • Dancing,Chatting and Drinking

    This bar is recommended for people on the budget (but likes having fun) like the working class and students 18 yrs old and above because this establishment has no entrance fee..just grab a table outside (for al fresco) or inside where there is techno music (but music is too loud you have to make your voice louder when you place an order and have a...

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Cebu Island Transportation

  • Taxi hire to Oslob, Barangay Tan-awan

    Taxi drivers are crazy....but, safe. ...a long ride to Oslob 2-3 hours depending on traffic and day of week. At 3am on a thursday there was not much traffic on the well paved but, slightly curvy country road...had to dodge village dogs sleeping in the middle of the road during the day. Traffic is heavier on the way back to Cebu City. If you make...

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  • Ro-ro To Bantayan Island

    Taking a ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) is the best way to go to Bantayan Island from Hagnaya, Cebu. Fare for one way trip costs P140. Kids can avail of discount. Regular ferry service from Hagnaya Port to Santa Fe, Bantayan Island is from 6am until 5pm. Travel time is about 1 hour.

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  • Pumpboat to Camotes Island

    Santiago Bay Resort provided a special trip for its guests for P180 per person. I was surprised to see so many guests that some of us were not able to have a seat. Maybe because it is Holy Week with plenty of people having their vacation. We took the boat at Green Lagoon Park in Compostela, North of Cebu City. The ride is not comfortable especially...

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Cebu Island Shopping

  • Shopping Malls

    Ayala Center is located in a nice and green park in the middle of Cebu not far from the city centre.There you find yourself in a regular shopping mall. Some souvenir stores and department stores where you can also buy souvenirs.

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  • Sweet Corn In Trancentral Highway

    Stalls along trancentral highway offers fresh & not exactly cheap vegetables. You can find these stalls along the road. My favorite is the yellow sweet corn cob. Offered at P30 per kilo cooked already. Hmm, very yummy. It's the best! Sweet Corn Cob. P30/kilo.

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  • Biggest Mall in Cebu

    Its kind a big mall so maybe you'll find the things you are looking for. If not just explore , check the prices maybe next time you come back and be able to buy all things you have an idea already how much money you can spend. If your having holiday here, staying at the beach and looking for swim wear. You better buy it here coz i can sure you its...

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Cebu Island Local Customs

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    by shawly2 Written Apr 7, 2005

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    The people of the Philippines just love to smile.
    A smile means so much and will always be returned with one.
    This is the land of a million smiles.

    It is also a land where patiance is a virtue at times, so just smile and you will get the results in the end.

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Cebu Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by adventureguy_007 Written Apr 28, 2012

    It's always better to give a price range or limit when asking for suggestions. What someone thinks is "reasonable" may not be reasonable to you. Several here have suggested the Fuente Osmena Circle area. This is the heart of the city, but the worst area for very aggressive street people who will harass you trying to sell you drugs or beg for money and even try to pick your pocket. This is certainly NOT an area to take the wife and kids. You will feel like you have walked into the lions den.

    You may want to consider some of the hotels and resorts on Mactan where the airport and the only beaches near the city are located. It is a short ride into the city if you want to explore things. Without knowing more about your budget, I would not attempt to make a recommendation for lodging.

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Cebu Island Tourist Traps

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    by Cebuano Written May 17, 2006

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    They are very nice people and very tempting but remember these are people that will convince you to get as much of what you have in your pocket. If it's too good to be true then use your instinct. Never talk too much to people that are so friendly with you or never ask any direction to stranger either.

    Unique Suggestions: Stay away or walk away to those people that you think trying to convince you of what they are trying to tell you. Just say thank you and go back to your hotel.

    Fun Alternatives: Talk to your hotel people. They are the people that you can trust. Get ready with your map and all the information that you have gathered before your trip.

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Cebu Island What to Pack

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    by haka5 Written Mar 28, 2012

    Luggage and bags: dry bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: easy dry towel, water shoes, fin socks, rash guard

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: soap, shampoo

    Photo Equipment: water proof camera / underwater video camera

    Oslob, barangay tan-awan whale shark registration and briefing area fisherman feeding butanding
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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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Cebu Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Shangri-la's Mactan Resort & Spa

    Request an appointment at Chi, The Spa website: www.shangri-la.com/cebu/mactan/chi-the-spa/. Treatments: Wellness Massages, Body Treatments, Sense of Place, Facial Treatments, Chi Signature Journey, Wellness Programmes & Refreshers & Others. Be sure to aarive early so you can avail of their amenities such as shower bath, sauna room, outdoor jacuzzi...

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  • Boljoon, Cebu church and other victims...

    Boljoon church in Southern Cebu, about a hundred km. from Cebu City. is a real trip to 200 years ago. Visit it while the people in charge have not totally wrecked it as they did other historical landmarks. As in many other churches in the Philippines, the parish priests have sold antiquities like its chandeliers, wrought silver communion rail. and...

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  • Carbon Market

    Just behind the City Hall you find the crowded Carbon Market, where you can find almost everything... it worths just taking a look.Located at Briones St. just behind the City Hall, near Magellan Shrine.

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Cebu Island Sports & Outdoors

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    by lilian_ny_chan Updated Aug 28, 2003

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    I went to Malapascau in the end of the last December. (Dec 2002). My first diving experience was amazing. There are lots to see. I saw White Tip Shark. How lucky I was - Seeing a shark in my first diving !!!!

    Equipment: You can get all the equipment there basically. However, I would recommend those have rare size to bring along your wet suit, boots, fins, mask.

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Cebu Island Favorites

  • Food and Shopping

    Hi Sarah. You should reconsider changing your accommodations and re-book them at one of the resorts on Mactan in the Maribago area. The main reason being is that Plantation Bay is rather removed from everything and you would have to get a taxi to go anywhere off the property.There are several resorts in the Maribago area which are of the same level...

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  • Accommodation & Reggae

    I don't know what kind of search problems you've encountered so far, but it looks like there are a lot of accommodation options in Cebu City that varies from luxury to budget-type hotels, to pensions, guesthouses, etc. The rates appear to also be competitive. You can Google "hotels in cebu" OR check this web link I found on-line:...

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  • Blue Skies and Beaches

    Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. The United Kingdom based Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the seventh best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007

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