Ideal duration: 2 - 4 days
Best Time: October to January Read More
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With beautiful white sand beaches and amazing diving sights, Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. It has a lively nightlife, fantastic restaurants, and plenty of retail options for every kind of shopper. Divers enjoy exploring Cebu's coral gardens, swimming alongside turtles and white tip sharks. It's the perfect place for anyone who wants to kick back and enjoy their time a beautiful island getaway.
Cebu is a collection of islands, the largest being the eponymous Cebu Island that stretches almost 200 kilometres from north to south. This island is home to plenty of hidden nooks, coves, and splendid beaches to unwind. Other islands to visit in the region include Nalusuan Island, a diver's paradise with neon coral and colourful fish; Bantayan Island, probably the most famous island in the region for its breath-taking beaches; and Camotes Island, where you can explore Santiago Bay, Danao Lake and Bukilat Cave. Adventure junkies will be thrilled to hear about Cebu's amazing waterfalls like Kawasan Falls where you can enjoy rappelling, rock climbing, and even waterfall jumping. Cebu's mountainous region is great for trekking amidst lush flora and wildlife, including the rare tarsier. There are plenty of culinary adventures to be undertaken at Cebu too, such as bakasi (saltwater eels), lechon (roast pig) and tuslob buwa (pig brains). In case you're sceptical, let's remind you that the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once called tuslob buwa the best pork he's ever tasted!
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