Cebu Philippines Travel Guide

Backpackers Guide to the Philippines

Backpackers Guide to the Philippines

 

 

The Philippines is situated in the Southeast Asia region. It is known as the Pearl of the Orient, and is internationally famous for its picturesque mountain-view spots, its luscious beaches, the delicious food, and

the hospitability of the Filipinos.

The influx of tourists from different parts of the world has increased in the recent years due to the development and progress the country has been undergoing. Most of these tourists are backpackers, hoping

to catch a glimpse of the beautiful country while experiencing adventure.

The first thing backpackers have to know is the currency exchange. Here are some of the commonly used currencies vs. the Philippine Peso:

USD1 = PHP46.993, PHP1 = USD0.02
EUR1 = PHP50.837, PHP1 = EUR0.02

Most Filipinos know Basic English, except in areas that are more rural, due to the Western influence that has penetrated the country.

To get around the country, the Philippines offer a wide range of transportation services:

For airline service, there are Philippine Airlines, Airphil Express, Cebu Pacificair, and Zest Airways. The range of the ticket prices has seasonal variations, but sometimes, these airlines hold marketing promos. During these campaigns, ticket prices are slashed to almost half the regular rate. You may check online if they have promos, cebu pacific peso fair, cebu pacific promo.

Boats, buses, cabs, jeepneys, tricycles, and pedicabs are localized per region. Surely, every city or town in the Philippines offer these transportation services, and are very affordable for the average tourist.
Accommodations in the Philippines are luxurious as compared with other countries. Hotels are scattered all over the different areas of the Philippines, and the best thing to do to ensure safety is to go with the

cheapest hotel (not a motel). The prices are reasonable enough to guarantee personal safety.
Food and drinks in the Philippine metropolitan areas are affordable, but if the backpackers want something cheaper, the Philippines is filled with budget restaurants that in spite of their humble offerings and

services, the delicious and exotic food will surely satisfy the palate.

The Most famous tourist spots in the Philippines

The most famous tourist destinations are Sagada, Banaue, Baguio City, Boracay, Bohol, Cebu Philippines, Iloilo, Palawan, Mindoro, Dumaguete, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and so much more.

Things to remember when backpacking (not only in the Philippines but also in everywhere else):
Keep all travel documents, cash, and credit cards close to the body. This is to avoid loss and theft. These are lifelines in case of emergent situations.

Travel light. Travel itineraries of backpackers are usually spontaneous and adventurous. Lugging around a suitcase and spending time packing will not warrant a good time.

Take advice from the locals. If residents of the area say something about a certain place not being safe, take heed of it. Adventure is not worth life-threatening danger.

Be polite. Most locales’ cultures are deeply rooted in respect, and if given to them, it would be probable that they would return the favor.

Adventure is an experience gained from spontaneous trips to different places, especially when experiencing the authenticity of local lifestyles while drinking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the Pearl of the

Orient. So, use sunscreen, do not forget to bring a camera, smile, and enjoy!

 

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Things to do in cebu

Things to do in Cebu City

If happens you are planning to travel Cebu Philippines you should consider visiting the whole province of Cebu. There are many places  like Lapu-Lapu,Talisay and Mandaue City deals for hotel accommodations where you can experience the city’s amazing charm and myriad activities.

Cebu, Philippines is a wonderful place filled with amazing urban and nature sites, delicious cuisine, and historical attractions that you will enjoy. Here are some activities you should do while you’re in town:

Lechon in cebu

If you are not aware of this mouthwatering delicacy, then you are missing out on one of the best-tasting Filipino dishes. Lechon is basically a medium-sized pig flavored with spices and other special

Best Lechon in Cebu

Best Lechon in Cebu

Cebu Original Lechon Belly

Cebu Original Lechon Belly

ingredients then slowly roasted to get that crisp, juicy, and tasty goodness. There are many versions of Lechon in different provinces in the Philippines, but Lechon Cebu is the best. It is usually served during

important events like large festivities, weddings, and even birthday parties. To further whet your appetite, celebrity food connoisseur Anthony Bourdain stated in an interview that Lechon is one of his favorite pork dishes in the world. Visit a nearby restaurant or just have it sent to your hotel in Mandaue. Cebu Lechon is your new favorite comfort food.

Famous landmarks in cebu

The province is filled with many enduring landmarks that you shouldn’t miss. Visit the Lapu-Lapu Shrine on the

Famous landmark in Cebu

Mactan Shrine – Lapu-lapu Cebu

island of Mactan, which commemorates the country’s first hero who fought invaders during the battle of Mactan. This is the battle where he led warriors against Spanish forces commanded by Ferdinand Magellan. Coincidentally, one of the most recognizable attractions in Cebu, Magellan’s Cross, is also a favorite tourist destination. The Cross of Magellan is the supreme symbol of the Roman Catholicism in the Philippines, which was once dominated by paganism and nature worship.

 

 

 

 

Best beaches in cebu

Best beaches in cebu

Best western Cebu Sand Bar Resort Cordova Cebu

Cebu is also famous for its gorgeous beaches. If you love clear waters, white sand, and the warmth of summer, places such as Malapascua, Bantayan, Camotes, Moalboal, and Oslob are perfect for you.

Indulge in water sports, seafood, and spectacular underwater scenery. Scuba diving, snorkeling, skim boarding, and whale watching are also common activities in these beaches. With all the fun things you

can do here, the only thing you should remember is to pack your sun block before you leave your hotel accommodation in Cebu.

Mactan Island

Enjoy the beach, and try out water sports like jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. The surrounding waters are also full of dive sites that range from easy to advanced. Experienced divers enjoy the nearby

dive spots which offer steep wall diving, awesome caves and wreck diving. Island hoping also famous in mactan as they say Mactan Island is one of the best beach destinations in the whole Cebu.

Shopping in Cebu

Aside from the big shopping malls like SM City Cebu, Park Mall, Robinson Cybergate  and Jcentry Mall in mandaue , you will love checking out the local stores and marketplaces in Cebu they called it Tabuan

Shopping in Cebu

SM Seaside Cebu City

part in Colon. Make sure to buy souvenirs like quality acoustic guitars in lapulapu city, snacks, and delicacies such as danggit, otap, and mango chips. To know more about the best shopping sites in Cebu,

there are many Cheap hotels in Cebu , Mactan, and Mandaue City hotel deals that offer guided tours as part of their Cebu hotel promo packages.

This year the SM Seaside City Cebu will open located at south road properties Talisay City, SM Seaside City Cebu will be SM’s third mall in Cebu and 55th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by

Arquitectonica, the same company which designed SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall. Aside from its retail component, the mall will also have entertainment and lifestyle areas. These

include the Seaside Tower, a 148-meter structure with a viewing deck that offers a 360-degree view of Cebu with restaurants and bars on the side to complement the experience; and the Sky Park, an

elevated area in the mall set in the midst of foliage and water features complemented by dining choices.

 

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Tourist Information and Assistance Cebu, Philippines Directory

DOT Region VII
G/F LDM Bldg., Lapu-Lapu Street, Cebu City 6000
Tel.: (6332) 254 2811 / 254 6077
Fax: (6332) 254 2711
Airport Office Tel.: (6332) 340 8229
E-Mail: dotr7@cvis.net.ph

Lapu-Lapu Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (32) 340-2994

Fire 160

Police 166

Bureau of Immigration (32) 340-0781

Cebu Provincial Tourism Commission (32) 253-3083

Department of Tourism (32) 254-2811 or 254-6077

Airport Office (32) 340-8229

Task Force Turista (32) 253-8536 / 255-7260
after 5pm (32) 254-0080

Cebu City Tourism Commission CCTF, Inc.
Office of the Mayor
2nd floor, CHAC Bldg., Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone + 6332 2558354
Fax + 6332 2548684 / 2541109
Website: cebucitytourism.com
Email: travel@cebucitytourism.com.

 

Other important contact numbers/Directory in cebu city and lapu-lapu city

 

GOVERNMENT
OFW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
OWWA 7 Cebu City Telephone Number: 254-0305

PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-9613, (+63 32)2541882, (+63 32)254-3399

PROVINCIAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICE
2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-7811, (+63 32)253-5004

PROVINCIAL BARANGAY AFFAIRS OFFICE
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3766, (+6332)254-5576

TOURISM AND HERITAGE COUNCIL
Governor’s Office, 2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-5642, (+6332)253-1882

PROVINCIAL ACCOUNTANTS OFFICE
G/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-9065, (+6332)254-1139, (+6332)255-5135

INTERNAL AUDIT OFFICE
2/F Eastwing, Cebu Capitol, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-9063, (+6332)255-4071

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE
2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-1629

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-3896, (+6332)255-6004, (+6332)416-5723

PROVINCIAL AGRICULTURIST’S OFFICE
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-5788, (+6332)253-3989, (+6332)253-3991

PROVINCIAL ASSESSOR’S OFFICE
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3665, (+6332)253-6421, (+6332)416-6602

TAX MAPPING DIVISION
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-6421, (+6332),253-3665

PROVINCIAL AUDITOR’S OFFICE
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8180, (+6332)253-8192

PROVINCIAL BUDGET OFFICE
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8576, (+6332)416-5836

PROVINCIAL EMPLOYMENT&SERVICES OFFICE
G/F Cebu Capitol,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-5710, (+6332)255-6235

PROVINCIAL ENGINEER’S OFFICE
G/F Cebu Capitol,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3105, (+6332)255-6123

PLANNING/PROGRAMMING/DESIGN DIVISION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3981, (+6332)253-3983

MONITORING DIVISION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-6123

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3985

LABORATORY/MATERIAL QUALITY CONTROL SECTION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-6123

MECHANICAL DIVISION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3987

PROPERTY SECTION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3105

MOTORPOOL SECTION
DA Compound, M. Velez,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3987

PROVINCIAL WATERWORKS DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3105

PROVINCIAL ROADS & BRIDGE MAINTENANCE DIVISION
3/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-6123

PROVINCIAL ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICE
G/F Cebu Capitol,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-0157, (+6332)416-5948

PROVINCIAL GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE
G/F Cebu Capitol,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-9351, (+6332)416-5963

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
G/F Cebu Capitol,Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3969

COMMUNICATIONS SECTION
2/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-5756

REAL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
G/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3969

CIVIL SECURITY SERVICES DIVISION
G/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8535

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CENTER
Capitol Lobby
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8341

PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICE
G/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-9426, (+6332)253-9773, (+6332)416-5450

CAPITOL MEDICAL CLINIC
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3630, (+6332)255-5703

CAPITOL MEDICAL LABORATORY
Medical Clinic Mezzanine Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-9883

CAPITOL DENTAL CLINIC
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3630

PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE
3/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-3454, (+6332)416-6020

PROVINCIAL LEGAL OFFICE
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8331

PROVINCIAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS OFFICE
DILG Blg., Capitol Compound
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3993, (+6332)254-2370, (+6332)416-5939

PROVINCIAL PAROLE & PROBATION OFFICE
West Wing, MBF Hall of Justice
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3534, (+6332)253-3947, (+6332)253-3536, (+6332)253-1588

PROVINCIAL PEACE & ORDER COUNCIL
G/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3412

PROVINCIAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
3/F East Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No: (+6332)253-3977, (+6332)253-3764

PROVINCIAL SOCIAL WELFARE & DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-7198

PROVINCIAL TREASURER’S OFFICE
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8529, (+6332)253-3961

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3961, (+6332)253-8529

CASH DIVISION
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-7475

DISBURSEMENT SECTION
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3963

RECEIPTS SECTION
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-7475

FIELD SUPERVISION DIVISION
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-0831

REVENUE OPERATIONS DIVISION
G/F West Wing,Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-0827, (+6332)253-9361

PROVINCIAL VETERINARIAN’S OFFICE
2/F West Wing, Cebu Capitol
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-4031, (+6332)253-0332

PROVINCIAL WARDEN’S OFFICE
Cebu Prov’l. Detention & Rehabilitation Center Kalunasan, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-3673, (+6332)254-3441, (+6332)255-4507

PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S COMMISSION
3/F Cebu Capitol, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-8416

DEP ED – CEBU PROVINCIAL DIVISION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)232-5820

ACCOUNTING SECTION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)231-5280

PERSONNEL TRANSACTION SECTION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel No.: (+6332)231-5280

SUPPLY SECTION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)231-5280

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)231-3966

SCHOOL HEALTH & NUTRITION SECTION
Old CPDRC M.J. Cuenco Cebu City
Tel. No.:

PROVINCIAL VICE GOVERNOR
4/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3640,(+6332)253-2759, (+6332)254-4164

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-1ST DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3636

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-1ST DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.lephone Number : (+6332)253-3644

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-2ND DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3761

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-2ND DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8347

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-3RD DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-6945

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-3RD DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3896

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-4TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3646,(+6332)416-5711

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-4TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-5998

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-5TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-2799

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-5TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3083

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-6TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-1245

PROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER-6TH DISTRICT
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-7047

PPROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3761

PPROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-7273

PPROVINCIAL BOARD MEMBER
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)254-5423

PROVINCIAL SECRETARY’S OFFICE
4/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-5662, (+6332)256-0131 LOC. 407

SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN SESSION HALL
4/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-9613

CEBU INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER
North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City
Tel. No.: (+6332)238-2681, (+6332)238-2682, (+6332)238-2683

MAYOR’S LEAGUE
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-6156

VICE MAYOR’S LEAGUE
3/F Legislative Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-0405, (+6332)256-1030 LOC. 315

CAPITOL POST OFFICE
G/F BAEX Bldg., Capitol Compound
Tel. No.: (+6332)255-6669

CEBU CFI COMMUNITY CREDIT COOPERATIVE, INC.
CFI Bldg. Capitol Compund, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-8103, (+6332)253-3614, (+6332)255-1066, (+6332)254-8799

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (PROV.)
BAEX Bldg., Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-5770

COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS (PROV.)
BAEX Bldg., Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)416-5785

CEBU SOUTH BUS TERMINAL
N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-3830

CITY REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE
Fernan Hall of Justice, Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. No. (+6332)253-4450

INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES
East Side, Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. No.: (+6332)253-6713, (+6332)253-0637, (+6332)416-5776

PROVINCIAL REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE
2/F BAEX Bldg., Capitol Compound, Cebu City
Tel. Nos.: (+6332)253-3965, (+6332)254-0063, (+6332)256-0253
Cebu Port Authority – Tel. No. 232-1461 to 63

EMERGENCY SERVICES
CEBU CITY MEDICAL CENTER – Tel. No.: (6332) 255-7141
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS – Tel. No.: (6332) 253-4611
LAPU-LAPU DISTRICT HOSPITAL – Tel. No.: (6332) 340-0248
VICENTE SOTTO MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER – Tel. No.: (6332) 255-1591
PERPETUAL SUCCOUR HOSPITAL – Tel. No.: (032) 233-8620

POLICE MOBILE PATROL
CARBON (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 254-8635
MANDAUE CITY – Tel. No. (6332) 344-1200
NAGA – Tel. No. (6332) 272-6640
CONSOLACION – Tel. No. (6332) 346-2847
PARDO (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 273- 3642
FUENTE OSMEÑA – Tel. No. (6332) 253-5636 / 255-7350
GUADALUPE (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 254-3214
PUNTA PRINCESA (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 261-7507
LAPU-LAPU CITY – Tel No. (6332) 261-9788
SAN NICOLAS (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 341-1311
MABOLO (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 233-6793
TALAMBAN (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 344-7400
TALISAY CITY – Tel. No. (6332) 273-3636
Hotline: 166
MOBILE PATROL GROUP/SWAT (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 233-2178
Hotline: 166
WATERFRONT (Cebu City) – Tel. No. (6332) 254-6968

POLICE STATIONS AND OUTPOSTS ARE LOCATED IN ALL TOWNS
EMERGENCY RESCUE UNIT FOUNDATION (ERUF) – Hotline: 161
MANDAUE (ACERT) – Tel No.: (6332) 345-0652 local 120
LAPULAPU EMERGENCY RESCUE UNIT FOUNDATION – Tel. No.: (6332) 340-2994

FIRE STATION – CEBU FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Connecting All Departments – Tel No. (6332) 256-0541
MANDAUE CITY – Tel. No. (6332) 344-3364
NAGA – Tel No. (6332) 272-6410
LAPU-LAPU CITY – Tel. No. (6332) 340-0252
TALISAY CITY – Tel No. (6332) 272-8277

Cebu Philippines

Pearl Of South Philippines

Why travel to Cebu, Philippines of all places? What makes Cebu, Philippines special among all other places in the whole country – or the world even? If your travel plans for this year includes Cebu, here are some reasons why we’re certain that you won’t regret your decision on choosing Cebu as your travel destination.

Popular in Cebu

Even if we weren’t to talk about any of the famous tourist spots of Cebu, Philippines, there are still other things that make Cebu so very popular with the tourists. First, there’s the food. If you love those ripe yellow mangoes, you absolutely must go to Guadulupe because their mangoes – served dried or not – can never fail to make taste buds water.

And then there’s chicharon or pork rind; if you’ve never tasted chicharon yet, a good place to start would be at Cebu. Other food to explore in Cebu would be “puso”, the hanging rice, dangit, a dried fish usually eaten for breakfast and budbud, another type of rice.

And then there are the souvenirs or other accessories that you may only purchase in Cebu, Philippine. If you come from a country experiencing all four seasons – people back home would probably appreciate if you give them the beautifully hand woven blankets made from Argao. People with deep faith would no doubt appreciate as well gifts of the Medallions of the Christ Child. For fashion lovers, jewelry made from Mactan stone, corals or seashells are very much popular.

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Lastly, there are the guitars. People with fine ears for music can’t help but appreciate the quality of guitars manufactured in Cebu. If you also want to see with your very own eyes the manufacturing process of a guitar, from start to finish, LapuLapu City of Cebu is the place to travel to.

And now finally, we come to the places…

Magellan’s Cross – Since the Philippines began to be of interest to the world thanks to Ferdinand Magellan’s discovery in 1521, tourists might as well begin their travel plans by visiting Magellan’s Cross which is found in Magallanes Street of Cebu City. This place is of much historical value to the Philippines because it’s also where the baptismal rites of the earliest Filipino Christians were held.

Mactan Island – Water sports have always been a favorite activity by tourists when visiting the Cebu and if you’re fond of this as well, make sure that you drop by Mactan Island because the waves there are alike no place else!

Cebu is also the jumping point to other exciting destinations like Dumaguete, Bohol and Sumilon.

 

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A Guide in Searching Hotels in Cebu Philippines

When it comes to the Google search box, you already know the trick: finding exact phrases matches using quotes like “hotel in Cebu”

The following Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  But, I assure you that by learning and using  tips below, you’ll rank up there with the best of the Google experts out there.  I’ve kept the descriptions of the search tips intentionally terse as you’re likely to grasp most of these simply by looking at the example from Google anyways.

Below are the best keyword to use for searching hotels in Cebu, resorts, island beach etc.

 

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