Cebu tourist guide

The pride of Philippines tourism, Cebu is a vibrant island with charms aplenty. Noted for its pristine tropical beaches, it is also brimming with history as the cradle of Catholicism in Asia and where Magellan first stepped ashore to claim the Philippines for Spain. There is so much to see and do in Cebu you can truly get your fill of chilled out beach life or exotic culture, adventurous water sports, art and some glorious natural scenery.

First and foremost a sun kissed resort island, Mactan and Malapascua will take the breath away for idyllic white sands and world class diving. Cebu City is a bustling metropolis with great nightlife and fabulous dining and shopping. The island capital also has the lion’s share of attractions, dozens of historic churches and excellent art museums.

Attractions

You can alternate your days lying on gorgeous white sand, exploring exotic underwater coral reefs or admiring the Philippine’s most historic buildings and monuments...more

Hotels & resorts

There are plenty of differing accommodation choices in Cebu from city centre hotels aimed at business travellers to beach resorts with superb international restaurants and diving...more

Restaurants & dining

Cebuano cuisine is rightly famous for its eclectic variety of tastes. Enjoy the familiar flavours of Spain laced with a spicy Asian kick or food from every corner of the world...more

Nightlife & bars

The bar scene in Cebu is typically colourful with no shortage of raunchy late night haunts, live music venues and heaving discos. There are also great expat and sports pubs as well...more

Cebu guide - world class diving, dining and hospitality

Cebu is just large enough to spend several days exploring on day trips. The tranquil west coast is the perfect spot to escape the crowds at glorious Badian Island and Moalboal and it makes the perfect holiday choice for groups or families with differing tastes.

Venture into the lush interior to discover picturesque waterfalls and caves or indulge in some sporty action such as a round of golf or horseback trekking. A holiday in Cebu offers it all and families with young kids will feel as equally at home as the countless honeymooners who come here every year.

Suggested hotels in Cebu City

If deafening karaoke is your thing, you will not be disappointed but there is also a rash of trendy lounge bars for chilling out in style. Cosmopolitan Cebu boasts many fabulous international restaurants along with cheap and cheerful food stalls serving up delicious street snacks. For getting around the island, there is a comprehensive transport system ranging from bus, jeepney and taxis to all main towns and villages. The international airport has direct flights to all over asia while ferries leave from Cebu City's port to every corner of the Philippines.

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