Best Tourist Spot in Cebu and Travel Infos
Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu Island and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Its prosperous port capital, Cebu City, retains landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church and triangular Fort San Pedro. Tops, an observation deck on Mt. Busay, has sweeping views over the city.
Cebu is famous for its best tasting lechon. According to the world-famous celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the Cebuano lechon is “the best pig ever.” The island has a lot of tourist attractions to see. But the main attractions are its dazzling white-sand beaches.
10,000 Roses of Cebu
The 10,000 Roses Cafe is a tourist attraction and cafe located in Cordova, Cebu that has grown popular in recent years. Roughly taking an hour to get from Cebu City, it features two patches of artificial LED roses that light up from dusk till night. The rose area along with the cafe has an entrance fee of P20.00, which is easily affordable. If you went out of your way to Cordova then I don’t think you would mind spending P20.
Bantayan Island, Cebu
Bantayan Island is an island located in the Visayan Sea, Philippines. It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu island, across the Tañon Strait. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 120,447.
Paradise Beach, a secluded stretch in Santa Fe. If you want to get away from the crowd, this is where you should run to. Open from 9am-5pm. Entrance Fee: P50. There are a few other beaches in Santa Fe that you might want to check out: Alice Beach, Sugar Beach, and Maricaban Beach.
Camotes Island, Cebu
Camotes Islands is a group of islands in the Camotes Sea, Philippines. Combined area is 236.36 kilometres. The island group is located east of Cebu Island, southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island. It is 34 nautical miles from Cebu City and is part of Cebu.
Sometimes known as the “Lost Horizon of the south”, within recent years Camotes has seen increased visitors and tourism and a growing expatriate community. Apart from natural attractions on land, there is also a score of dive sites around the islands.
Malapascua Island, Cebu
Malapascua is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kilometres across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Administratively, it is part of the peninsular barangay of Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu. Malapascua is a small island, only about 2.5 by 1 kilometre, and has eight hamlets.
After arriving in Maya, we still needed to ride a boat to get to Malapascua. The fare was 100 PHP per person and 50 PHP for a kid, which is less than 2 to less than 1 USD respectively. It actually took us quite a long time to get on a boat because some locals were trying to charge us double. Their excuse was that there were not too many people going to Malapascua. If you encounter this, just be patient and wait for the honest person who will charge your right like what we did. They accepted us in the boat as last minute passengers with our desired fair rate. If it is low tide, you will have have to pay 20 PHP (non-negotiable) to the boatman taking you closer to the island on a smaller boat.