Places to Visit in Cebu City: Tourist Spots and Things to Do
Cebu City is one of the most beautiful Philippines destinations. From nature adventures, sightseeing, and one of a kind thrills, you will find it all in Cebu. So in this travel blog Philippines post, we’re listing down all the must-visit tourist places you need to check out when visiting Cebu.
Temple of Leah
The Temple of Leah is a temple built out of love by Teodorico Soriano Adarna for his loving wife. Its majestic design, high pillars, and beautiful sculptures are inspired by European culture so every single corner is Instagram-worthy. It is open every day from 6:00 AM to 11 PM. Entrance fee is only 50 pesos per person but its free for kids 10 years old and younger. For directions how to get to the temple, visit TempleOfLeah.com.
If adventure is what you seek, climbing Mount Pulag will be an exciting activity for you. It is the highest point of Cebu City with an approximately 752 meters above sea level. The trail takes 4 to 5 hours to reach the top, according to Pinoy Mountaineer and allows visitors to camp in the area. And on your way to the top, don’t forget to drop by Busay Lut-Od Falls and Sapangdaku river.
Now if this will be your first time to go up mountains, Sirao Peak can be a good start. It is located in Cebu City’s Barangay Sibugay and is very easy to find as its located within the city. Depending on which trail you use, the trekking time lasts from 1 hour up to 5 hours. For more information and pictures of the place, please visit Wandering Soul Scamper.
Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Cebu
If you love theme parks, you shouldn’t miss visiting Cebu City’s Sky Experience Adventure. It is known for its Edge Coaster, Sky Walk and the world’s first urban zip line called Tower Zip. And while you’re in the area, make sure you also try their 6D Theater and Melvin’s Reef Blacklight Mini Golf.
The feeling of seeing Cebu in a bird’s eye view is truly breathtaking which is exactly what you’ll find in Tops Lookout in Skyline Garden. The view at night is as beautiful early in the morning so make sure you visit during sunrise or sunset. There are benches around the area so you can sit comfortably as you enjoy the view.
Papa Kit’s Marina
If you’re looking for a place you can visit with the family, especially kids, why not try Papa Kit’s Marina. Here you can fish at Silot Bay, zip line and explore the jungle. You can also check in the place for only 2,800 pesos a night. For more information visit their website.
Oslob Whale Sharks
Now if you’re looking for a one of a kind experience, you can also visit Oslob and swim with the gentle giants. The whale sharks are more commonly known in the Philippines as butanding or tuki and are the biggest fish in the world. From Oslob city, Tan-awan is only 8 kilometers away.
If you wish to see the beauty of Cebu’s beaches, head to Bantayan, Samal Island, and Carnaza Island. It boasts powdery white sand but without the flashy restaurants and shops of a city. But don’t worry the place features beautiful resorts to make your stay as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
Aside from beaches, you can also enjoy a refreshing getaway in Cebu’s waterfalls. This includes Cancalanog Falls, Cambais Falls, and Kawasan Falls.
Of course, a visit to Cebu will never be complete without experiencing the famous Sinulog Festival. During this time, everyone in Cebu celebrates and the streets are filled with colorful parades, fantastic fireworks, and even cultural shows.