Top Tourist Spots in Cebu [And How To Get There]

Cebu is a place popular for its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and rich marine life. It is one of the top destinations of tourists coming from other countries and regions across the Philippines. If you are planning to start your travel in this province, don’t miss these top tourist spots in Cebu.

Top Tourist Spots in Cebu
Top Tourist Spots in Cebu | Bigstock Photos

Must-Visit Tourist Spots in Cebu, Philippines

Kawasan Falls

Located in Badian, Cebu, you will find a paradise in the middle of a jungle. The falls will welcome you with awe because of its turquoise water where you can spend your time swimming and relaxing. If you want an extraordinary experience, you can ride on a bamboo raft and go under the waterfalls to get your best neck massage.

Kawasan Falls
Kawasan Falls

Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak is one of the top tourist spots in Cebu that will definitely require your adventurous spirit. The peak stands 1,013 meters above sea level and is considered as one of the highest points in the region. If you like Bohol’s Chocolate Hills, you will surely like the hills of Osmena Peak but in sharper forms. [Check out our list of the Best Hiking Destinations in the Visayas]

Osmeña Peak, Cebu, Philippines
Osmeña Peak, Cebu, Philippines | BigStock Photos

Bantayan Island

You will find Bantayan Island in the Northwest end of Cebu. For those who are seeking of a peaceful place, this island is more than perfect for you. Once you step your feet on the sand, you will feel the fresh air and hear the gentle waves. This island has white sands and a clean shore. The ambiance in this paradise would make you come back again.

Ogtong Cave Beach Resort in Bantayan Island
Ogtong Cave Beach Resort in Bantayan Island

Camotes Island

Have you heard about the Camotes Sea yet? If not, you would want to visit the Camotes Islands in the Camotes Sea to find out its true beauty. The name of the island was derived from the fruit our ancestors were harvesting–they call it sweet potato or “Camote” in local dialect–during the Spanish Colonial Period. Setting the name aside, this place is a sweet heaven for the people who want to experience living a tropical life even for a short period of time.

Camotes Island
Camotes Island | Photo by Edss Tolentino

Magellan’s Cross

One of the top tourist spots in Cebu popular among locals and foreigners is Magellan’s Cross. This place plays an important role in the history of the province since this represents the birth of Christianity in the region. The history also dates us back to when Ferdinand Magellan headed an exploration of Portuguese and Spaniards.

Magellan’s Cross in Cebu City
Magellan’s Cross in Cebu City

Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island is situated in Oslob, Cebu. This is where you can find an exceptional diving site with clear waters and rich marine resources underneath. Within the islands are popular attractions such as the sand bar that changes colors and shapes depending on the time of the day and natural lagoons amidst the mangroves and caves.

Sumilon Island
Sumilon Island

Fort San Pedro

If history excites you, don’t miss out the Fort San Pedro in Cebu City. It was a military base during the Spanish period under the authority of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi–the first ever governor of the Captaincy General of the country. Today, it serves as a tourist spot for most people visiting the province.

How to get to Cebu

Cebu is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Many carriers both local and international have flights to and from Cebu Mactan International Airport. There are also boats and buses that connect the province to other islands in the Philippines. Book your flight to Cebu now.

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