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Visit Spanish cathedrals, colonial buildings and ancient temples, or just enjoy the stunning beaches of one of the prettiest islands in the Philippines.

Brush up on the island’s history at the Museo Sugbo. It’s an old prison that’s been converted into a museum. Head inside to see artifacts from pre-Spanish times right up to today. Stop by the charming Casa Gorordo Museum or the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and head inside to see the antique furniture.

Another interesting place to visit is the Santo Nino Basilica and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Here you can see religious buildings from the Spanish era. Check out Fort San Pedro and the Jesuit House for more colonial relics. Wander up to Tops, a popular observation deck, to get a great view of the city and then make your way back down to cool off in the sea. There are beaches all around the province, with the most popular ones over on Mactan Island. Waters are crystal clear and the sand soft, white, and clean.

If you want to avoid flashy resorts and pricey restaurants, head to the smaller cities and beach communities in the south. Prices are lower and locals friendlier. Be sure to drop by religious sites like the Simala Shrine and make your way inland to the stunning Kawasan and Tumalog Falls. Get even farther away from the crowds and take a trip out to one of the province’s near-deserted islands.

Cebu is a stunning destination with something to offer history buffs and leisure seekers alike. Gaze at old buildings and explore museums or just sit back on a beach and stare out at the pristine waters. It features an intriguing mixture of architectural styles and some fascinating museums. It’s also home to a well-developed tourism industry that caters to both luxury seekers and those looking for something more authentic.

Top hotels in Cebu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Cebu Parklane International Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is RM204 per night

Located in Lahug, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cebu International Convention Center, Ayala Center and Cebu Business Park. Cebu Doctor's University ...

4/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"The CEBU Parklane International is derived from local designed and style."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Best Western Plus Lex Cebu
Best Western Plus Lex Cebu
4 out of 5

Located in the heart of Cebu, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Patrick’s Square, Cebu Doctor's University Hospital and Mango Square. Fuente Osmena ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)
Great breakfast buffet

"Was a bit disappointed in the service/ food in the restaurant for dinner... buffet breakfast ( included with booking) was amazing and service was excellent in the morning"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Best Western Plus Lex Cebu
Harolds Hotel
Harolds Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM257 per night

Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cebu International Convention Center, Ayala Center and Cebu Business Park. Fuente ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (770 reviews)
Awesome!

"Superb! Super worth your money. I'll stay again in this hotel when i go to Cebu!😉"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Harolds Hotel

Popular places to visit in Cebu

Ayala Center
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Ayala Center

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Go to the cinema, peruse upmarket boutiques and wander along the paths of the landscaped gardens in this modern shopping compound.

Magellan's Cross
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Magellan's Cross

4/5(15 reviews)

The first Catholic Filipinos were baptized on the site of this historic chapel, believed to contain the original cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Learn the intriguing history and admire the whitewashed façade of this cathedral that is the heart of Catholic pride in Cebu.

Philippines Taoist Temple
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Philippines Taoist Temple

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Marvel at the intricate dragons and oriental décor and learn about Taoist rituals in this Chinese temple with a panoramic vista.

Fort San Pedro
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Fort San Pedro

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Enter the eerie triangular fortress that overlooks Cebu city’s marina, hear about its fascinating story, tour its garden and stay for sunset views.

Heritage of Cebu Monument
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Heritage of Cebu Monument

4/5(9 reviews)

Pick out the portrayals of your favorite city sights and historical moments in this mesmerizing mixed-metal public artwork.

Top things to do in Cebu

Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour
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Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour

RM402
Per adult
Private Full-Day Island Hopping Tour
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Private Full-Day Island Hopping Tour

RM1,755
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Cebu Kawasan Waterfalls & Moalboal Sardines Journey
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Cebu Kawasan Waterfalls & Moalboal Sardines Journey

RM922
Per adult
Private Full-Day Bohol Excursion
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Private Full-Day Bohol Excursion

RM1,067
Per adult
Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour
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Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour

RM469
Per adult
Bluewater Sumilon Day Pass
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Bluewater Sumilon Day Pass

RM283
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Cebu

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4 - Good 49.18032786885246%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 26.229508196721312%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Jan 2020

Cebu is a nice place with nice people.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Dec 2019

We live in Cebu. We are used to it. A first timer may find it a little taxing.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Dec 2019

It is a pleasant city but the traffic very congested. I now prefer to walk within the central area as at busy time with the help of Google maps it is quicker than taxis. On occasion I have had to use motorcycle pillion taxi (habal-habal).

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

23 Nov 2019

After having been to Cebu resorts on previous occasions, this visit to Cebu City was not very nice.

5/5 - Excellent

marcel

4 Nov 2019

Ive always liked cebu.its changed so much since my first trip in 1989 but has grown into a very busy and lively place to visit.always somewhere new to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Nov 2019

The local people are lovely and very friendly.

Lapu Lapu featuring religious aspects and heritage architecture

Lapu-Lapu

J Centre Mall

Mandaue

Colon Street which includes fashion

Colon Street