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Cebu
Travel Guide

Cebu which includes general coastal views and tropical scenes

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.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
4 out of 5
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM225 per night from 23 Apr to 24 Apr
Located in Lahug, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ayala Center, Mango Square and Fuente Osmena Circle. SM City Cebu and Heritage of Cebu Monument ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Always a great location with a well trained staff"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2020

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
5 out of 5
Serging Osmena Blvd; corner Juan Luna, Cebu, Cebu
The price is RM361 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
This family-friendly Cebu hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Pier 4 Cebu Port and SM City Cebu. Ayala Center and Heritage of Cebu Monument are ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"The hotel was nice but we're not satisfied with the food. We ate our breakfast in lobby bar thru ala cart not buffet. Anyway,my children enjoyed a lot. Thank you very much merry christmas!!!"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

Radisson Blu Cebu
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
3 out of 5
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu, Cebu
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Situated in the shopping district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cebu International Convention Center, Ayala Center and Cebu Business Park. Waterfront ...
Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Serenity Farm and Resort
Serenity Farm and Resort
3.5 out of 5
Sitio Tiguib, Brgy, Malubog, Cebu, Cebu
Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mountain View Nature's Park and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Tops Lookout. Temple of Leah and Sirao ...
Serenity Farm and Resort
Studio Suites in Cebu City
Studio Suites in Cebu City
2.5 out of 5
Junquera Extension, F. Ramos St., Cebu
The price is RM122 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in the heart of Cebu, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cebu Normal University, Fuente Osmena Circle and Mango Square. University of San ...
Studio Suites in Cebu City
Villa Empress Cebu
Villa Empress Cebu
4 out of 5
Paseo Amanda, Cebu
Located in the heart of Cebu, this beach villa is within 3 miles (5 km) of Streetscape Mall Cebu, Gaisano Country Mall and Banilad Town Centre. Ayala Center ...
1/5 (2 reviews)
"없는 호텔입니다. 절대 예약하지마세요. There is no real hotel. This is ghost hotel. Don't be a fool man"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Villa Empress Cebu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Cebu

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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.