Cebu Philippines is the most populated island and it has very strategic and economic importance in the country. Cebu Philippines is one of the most prosperous regions in the country. According to the estimation, Cebu draws almost two million foreign travelers a year. Its main attractions are its white-sand beaches and spectacular diving, northern tip of Cebu at Malapascua is also a good place to see. Cebu has an awesome and endless array of pleasant things to do. Whether you are a food lover, history buff or a fitness junkie, there are something sweet and special things that await you in Cebu. Here are some awesome things to do in Cebu, check them out and try while having a trip to Philippines.
Shopping Mall SM Cebu Philippines
If we talk about this mall, after, this is the second biggest shopping mall in the Philippines and comes after the mall of Asia in Manila. It is a great experience by itself. If you do not want shopping you can also eat in the food court there. You can get fresh Buko juice (coconut juice) in a bottle, cut fruits, and fresh bread.
Minglanilla public market
It is a traditional local market, few kilometers away from Cebu. Fish, fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, fruits and all goods are easily sold in this market. Its good thing is that it is much cheaper than department stores and shopping malls so that locals buy their food from this market.
It is a famous dating site usually, couples and lovers meet up there. It is one of the most historic places in Cebu Philippines and it is also a famous dating site. This square was renamed a couple of times, from military plaza de arms to Plaza Mayor. During the Spanish region, it was named as Plaza Maria Cristina. It used to call Plaza Libertad in American region and finally it was named as Plaza Independencia.
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Cebu Philippines, and also the most important one. It is used for the big weddings of politicians and businessmen and also of the rich and wealthy people live there. It is just a place of a rich people. The poor people go to the Santo Nino church.
Lapulapu killed Magellan During the battle between the Spaniards and Muslims so this place was named after him. The statue of Lapulapu accommodates the battle in here. People of Cebu Philippines are famous guitar makers so, if you are a guitar lover there are plenty of guitar shops next to the shrine where you easily get a guitar.
It is a place having a lot of call centers and restaurants like Mexican restaurant Moon Café, Casa Verde or Cafe East-West. The park is famous for mango crepe. If you are an ice-cream lover go to La Marea and must ask for “Brownie a La Mode”. I bet you will love it.
It is the famous waterfall for and friend’s outings in Cebu Philippines. It is also a famous and best tourist spot in Cebu. The best part of this waterfall is that Kawasan falls have three different waterfalls.
One is where people stay, swim and eat. If you want to go further you can simply walk a bit to the second level of waterfalls where you will find fewer restaurants and tourists as compared to the first level. The third level is where the water comes and distributes the first and second level.
Temple of Leah
The wondrous and amazing Temple of Leah, although it is still under construction still draws dozens of visitors every day. Thanks to its wondrous overlooking city views and Greek-inspired architectural design tourists come here and visit this place. It is such a wonderful Temple to visit in Cebu Philippines.
Run with the best runners
Noe here is something for running and fitness persons like me. The good thing in Cebu Philippines is that every week it hosts at least one running event that oftentimes includes Kenyans and some of the elite runners in the country. If you want to get more information about the city’s upcoming running events, you must visit Cebu Fun Run.
The Celestial Garden or Go Shepherd is a big 12-acre memorial park and it is one of the famous places. It is known for its lush rolling hills, peaceful scenery, and wondrous white statues. People come here and relax their minds. This is such a beautiful and calm place to visit.
Now, this is something for those who are looking for an extra dose of adventure within the city. Simply go to the Crown Regency Hotel, and try their spine-tingling activities like the Vertical Climb, Urban Zipline, and Coaster.
It is one of the most romantic spots in Cebu. It is definitely an awesome park that has lived up to its name and billing. On a good, clear and fine day, Tops will give you breathtaking panoramas of Cebu, the sea, and its adjacent islands.
Wander around Carbon market
One of the things to do in Cebu is to visit the Carbon Market which is the place where you easily buy fresh vegetables and fruits as well as cheap clothes, handicrafts, shoes, toys and more. Here, not only you will get good deals for products and items, but also you will get a chance to savor exotic Filipino culinary treats, such as balut and saw.
Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
The Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary is a beautiful and educational museum. It displays a fantastic collection of paintings and exhibits. It has also a small garden that has served as a breeding ground for psychedelic butterflies. Sanctuary is also a good place for a visit in Cebu Philippines.
You can easily find several hammocks in the beaches of Cebu Philippines. Just make sure they do not belong to any resort because if it does not belong to any resort you will not get interrupted while relaxing.
Cebu Philippines is really a splendid city and there are many things to do in Cebu. It is a great tourist destination and to be honest, the suggestions which I shared in this list are just the tip of the iceberg. Instead of all these things, there are hundreds of amazing and exciting things that you can do in the “Queen City of the South” and its nearby areas. I could list a hundred of them, but unfortunately, I don’t have much time to do that.
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Table of Content
- 1 Shopping Mall SM Cebu Philippines
- 2 Minglanilla public market
- 3 Plaza Independencia
- 4 Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
- 5 Lapulapu Shrine
- 6 IT Park
- 7 Kawasan Waterfalls
- 8 Temple of Leah
- 9 Run with the best runners
- 10 Celestial Garden
- 11 Crown Regency
- 12 Tops
- 13 Wander around Carbon market
- 14 Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
- 15 Hammock