Philippines: Top 5 destinations you must visit in Cebu

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Top 5 places you must visit in Cebu

Cebu is home to approximately 170 islands, making it one of the best places to visit in the Philippines and the best in all of Visayas.

Tourists find it easy to find the perfect accommodations here, as it is home to some of the best luxury resorts and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines.

Adventure is endless, with everything within your reach on the island of Cebu.

Beachcombers and divers can enjoy the best of the Philippines no matter where they go on the island, while history enthusiasts can revel in the rich culture and story of people and places on the island.

Get started with planning your Cebu trip. Here’s a rundown of Cebu activities you can try during your trip:

Osmeña Peak

Hiking up Osmena Peak in Dalaguete, South of Cebu is an excellent experience for novice hikers.

Its elevation of 1,013 meters makes it the island of Cebu’s tallest peak. Unlike many other so-called “highest peaks,” Osmena Peak may be reached with relatively low effort.

Getting there takes no more than a day for anyone living in the city or nearby villages, and the reward at the peak is well worth the trip.

Located between Badian and Dalaguete in South Cebu, Osmena Peak is pretty much in the island’s center.

Danasan Eco Adventure Park

Be one with nature in the Danasan Eco Park and Falls, where you can find a huge cascading waterfall deep in the rugged rainforest of Danao, North Cebu.

Danasan Falls is located within the Danasan Eco Park but getting there is no easy task. You’ll find the Eco Park in North Cebu, in the mountainous region of Danao City.

Traveling from Cebu City will take at least two long hours of a bumpy ride through the mountainous road.

The Eco Park is perfect for those seeking the adventurous side of Cebu.

Bojo River Cruise

The 1.2-kilometer stretch of the Bojo River (pronounced boho) on the western coast of Cebu is a favorite with nature enthusiasts, families, and those on a casual date in the great outdoors.

The town of Aloguinsan on the western coast of Cebu is home to the Bojo River. It’s around a 2-hour drive from Cebu City or an hour and a half from Moalboal, so pick your poison.

Taking a cruise is the perfect way to get the most out of your trip to the Bojo river. For only 550 pesos ($11), you may enjoy a 1.5-hour eco-tour cruise with meals included.

Tops Cebu Lookout

Tops Cebu is one of the most well-known vantage points in Cebu City, offering breathtaking views of the entire metropolis.

Tourists and locals alike frequent this inexpensive destination to dine romantically under the stars after sunset. The best part is its proximity to the city center.

Tops Cebu is in the mountainous town of Busay, around 25 minutes from Lahug City.

If you’re taking public transport, you can take any jeepney to Busay and get off at JY Square Mall.

As you get off the jeepney, many motorcycle taxis (habal-habals) will be fighting for your attention. Tell them you want to go to Tops Lookout and make sure you don’t pay more than ₱100 ($2).

Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island is among Cebu’s most visited attractions, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, uninhabited islands, and epic adventures that will stay with you long after your trip.

Experience Bantayan Island at its finest when the weather is good, and the number of tourists is low.

This means aiming for November – April during the dry season but avoiding weekends, public holidays, and, most importantly, Holy Week. Unless, of course, you happen to like crowds of tourists.

Bantayan Island is nested in the northern part of Cebu Province. You’ll need to travel from Cebu City by car or bus to Hagnaya Port in San Remigio, which takes around 3 hours, and then ride the ferry for 1 hour across Santa Fe Port on Bantayan Island. MFD/ Expat Media


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