Cebu city guided tour a divers dream uncover hidden treasures, on the surface, Cebu is full of shopping malls and heavy traffic.
On first glance maybe you will think this is not the place for me but look a little closer, and you will see it has buried little treasures waiting to be uncovered.
It is a fast paced exciting city, the main upmarket district of Lahug is the place to be at night with its clubs, bars and modern restaurants that will suit all taste buds and is a foodie haven. The cultural aspect of the City is displayed in the first Museums and cultural centres.
Go diving in the world class Mactan Island quoted as being one of the best places on the planet to see marine life at its best it’s a definite must do Private Tour. Cebu City is also home to the oldest national road in the Philippines, and its famous landmark the Magellan’s Cross which is housed in a chapel it is now protected as followers were removing chips of the Cross and locals were fearful that the relic would be completed chipped away. Read More...
A Private Tour to Cebu City's Famous Landmark the Magellan’s Cross a Protected Relic Is a Must !
Mactan Island is, without a doubt, the most popular and famous diving centres in the world and a private tour of here is a must. It is a coral island and offers visitors and experience of a lifetime while on holiday in the Philippines.
Cebu City is not just all about industry and shopping even though at first glance you might think this. The landmarks like Magellan’s Cross and Cebu Reggae Festival are crowd pleasers and a travellers dream.
The music festival is a Reggae lover’s dream as it and is hosted annually in honour of Bob Marley. The Casa Gorordo Museum and the Basilica Minore Del Santo Nino offer much more than you would think when on a sightseeing tour.
Top 10 Things to Do in Cebu City
Mactan Island, only a few km from Cebu City but it feels like a world away. Take a Private Tour and head over to one of the largest tourists islands in the Philippines, you won’t be disappointed. The island offers some of the best coral reefs in the world, the diving and snorkelling conditions are as good as the best in the world. The Visayas island aquarium is a must see on the island as it is the only one of its kind in the Philippines.
The Cross of Magellan is a historical landmark and tourist attraction in the middle of busy Magellanes Street in Cebu City. The famous relic had to be moved due to damage and is now housed in the chapel where it is protected from devotees removing chips as a memento. The locals had been fearful that the relic would be completely chipped away. It is encased in hollow wood to preserve and protect the Cross.
Basilica del Santo Nino
Cebu’s holiest church, the Basilica Del Santo Nino was burnt down three times rebuilt and repaired but still stands today as being one of the most enduring churches in the world. Many people believe the fires were started by pilgrims walking around the courtyard in prayer. Take a Private Tour to this unique Basilica and pray at the image of the infant Jesus which is on the chapel alter. Masses are still held at the church.
The Taoist Temple in Cebu City is a quiet and peaceful place to see at a glance, a little of the Chinese culture. Take a Private Tour to the Taoist Temple which is built on a hillside and has a towering multi-tiered roof and see the spectacular view of Cebu City. While the temple is a place for meditation, it is open to not just worshipers but non-worshipers too, it has now become a tourist attraction in Cebu.
Sky Adventure at Crown Regency Cebu
The best way to describe this adventure, it is literally a 'Private Tour out of this world'. Take a ride on the edge coaster and tilt off the side of the Crown Regency Hotel or do the sky walk extreme and dangle from the side of the building or better still try the cliff hanger. If you are less of an adventurist than others, you can relax, have some food and watch the adventurous do their thing in the Sky Bar.
Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure
Take a bike adventure through Cebu City and enjoy great scenery, freedom as well as fresh air. With Private Tour you can book a Tour trailing through the mountains, exploring the city and even do an island hop in what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind tour adventure. Being in a position to stop and drop how you like with a guide, this is one of the best ways to see Cebu City.
Mountain View Nature Park
For a healthy breath of fresh air, well, a Private Tour to the Mountain View Nature’s Park is the place for you. If you want to unwind, enjoy nature and relax it is only a hop skip and a jump away. The park is refreshing, clean and very romantic for all the nature lovers out there. Mountain View offers great night views of the city if you would like to camp out under the stars, have a swim or take on the rope course, pop in for a visit.
Cebu Heritage Monument
The construction of the monument began in July 1997, and it was finished and completed in December 2000. With a Private Tour visit the Heritage of Cebu Monument and see the tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes about events and structures related to the history of Cebu. The now famous local artist Eduardo Castrillo created the sculptures, and they are a sight to be seen.
Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary
The Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary was founded by Prof. Julian N. Jumalon. He studied fine arts at the University of Philippines
but loved butterflies. At the Sanctuary, which opened to the public in 1974, visitors can see the life cycles of butterflies. There is also a mini-museum and art ga
Pandanon Island is found in Bohol which is in the northern part of the Philippines.
Even though it is a small island, it is one of the Bohol's most political districts. Because of the most amazing natural white sandy beaches, the island is gaining much popularity with tourists. It may not be great for snorkelling as the seas are shallow but it is ideal for family fun and the facilities reflect this.
Travel Tips for Cebu City
Best Time To Visit
When you get to Cebu City, you will find that it is a very cheap travel destination. Either January or February are the ideal months to go here as the weather is cool. Be aware, that the peak of the hot season is March, April and May with temperatures hitting 36oC. The Tropical climate and diverse weather will dictate your requirements be it diving tour or sightseeing.
Accommodation in Cebu City can run cheap to very expensive, some of the standards are very basic so be prepared. Transportation, hotels and professional services are also very reasonable. Food prices a low for local food which may not be to everyone’s tastes but the restaurants will try to accommodate everyone. As Cebu City is second only to Manila, it is half the price for service, restaurants and accommodation. Always prebook your tours and save money!
Know Before Visiting
Do your research and have a good idea of exactly where you want to go, use a Private Tour company where possible, to book all the Tours for you, especially any off island ones. The traffic situation is very bad with a lot of fumes and irate drivers, so be cautious. The locals very accommodating, however, they are a conservative community so just remembers you are the visitor.
Cebu City has a tropical climate and a monsoon weather system, so travellers beware and be prepared. The wet season is May to October and a dry season is in November – April. The best time to holiday in the Philippines is during the dry season, but Typhoon's can hit as early as May, with July and August the wettest months so if you are going for the diving plan ahead.