Connected to many domestic and international destinations, one may conveniently travel to Cebu by air to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. You may also travel by sea as Cebu has a bustling port complex that accommodates fast crafts and ferries from Manila and other local destinations.
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
Declared a National Cultural Treasure, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino houses the image of the Holy Child Jesus of Cebu (Señor Santo Niño de Cebu), the oldest catholic religious relic in the Philippines.
Lapu-Lapu Monument & Mactan Shrine
Mactan Shrine is a popular heritage site in Lapu-Lapu City with a rich history that is well-known both in the Philippines and the world. It holds the story of the famous expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan, the first to circumnavigate the world. At the shrine is a majestic 20-meter (66ft) bronze statue depicting the warrior Lapu-Lapu, the ruler of Mactan Island who stood up against the Spanish colonizers.
The island province of Cebu offers two unique underwater encounters: thresher shark sightings in Malapascua island’s Monad Shoal and swimming along a massive school of sardines in Moalboal.
The pristine waters of this tropical island paradise offer an unforgettable adventure for scuba divers, snorkelers, and other water sports enthusiasts.
Badian is known for its canyoneering or canyoning, which is flocked to by thrill-seekers from all over the world. If you are looking for more adventure, join a canyoneering tour and visit the famous Kawasan Falls. Maybe even put your courage to the test as the jungle trail in Badian includes jumping, rappelling, and swimming through the cliffs, leaping off 30-foot high cliffs and into crystal-clear waters.
Cebu’s lechon is the country’s best. Lechon or roasted pig is served with plum or other sauces, vinegar, or other seasonings.
Sutukil is a local wordplay on “Sugba,” (to grill) “Tula,” (to stew) and “Kilawin” (to cook in vinegar). You can pick one fish and have it cooked three ways. Tourists have grown very fond of this local style because it allows them to sample the different cooking styles all at the same time.
Cebu Dried Mangoes
Dried mangoes are fat-free alternatives to sweet treats. This vitamin-rich dried fruit is prepared from handpicked Cebu mangoes with a pleasant, non-acidic zest. Each bite is undoubtedly chewy and delicious.
Cebu’s handcrafted guitars are sturdy, affordable, and of great craftsmanship compared to mass-produced ones. Since the Spanish era, local artisans have painstakingly shaped the wood into the distinctive hourglass shape that makes these guitars.