Cebu is the heart of the Philippines and is one of the best places to visit on earth. I have traveled to many beautiful countries, but I could still say mine is unique and is still a must-visit spot.
If you are not familiar with the Philippines and Cebu, let me give you a brief overview of this country and city I am proud to call my home.
The Philippines is an archipelago country located in southeast Asia. It is tropical. And, if you wish to get your tan on the east side of the world, you can get it from here.
Moreover, you can venture to wondrous attractions at very affordable rates (You do not get to experience that from other parts; there, you have to empty your pocket to get the best experience).
In addition, you do not need to worry about communication – The Philippines is English speaking. The country’s medium of instruction at school and at work is English.
Getting Around Cebu
Public transport in Philippines is kinda chaotic and very confusing sometimes, but we suggest you always get the local feel of the transport by using the jeepney, a small open bus or the tricycle, a small sidecar found in most major and small cities.
Where to stay
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Bangkok has multiple options for finding a cheap or expensive place to stay. As I said, could be expensive but you can fit also on a budget. If you don’t have worry about your budget can book plenty of hotels rooms and pensions where you like on www.booking.com or www.agoda.com.
It’s a huge city and must consider how much you will to walk, how close to the city center it is your place. If you like to hang out with a local you can book a room on www.airbnb.comand you can find a good price for your accommodation.
Also if you can stay with them for free using Couchsurfing app. You can use it also only if you want to meet with them. If you are traveling on a budget or not couch surfing seems to be a good idea.
First of all, it’s a chance for you to talk with a native and learn about day by day life in new york city. It’s a great opportunity for making new friends maybe for a week or maybe for a lifetime, you never know.
Hostels are less expensive than a hotel room. Why spend 300$/night for a hotel room when you can spend 30$/night for a hostel room?! The culture of making friends never fails to amaze people.
With a hike in a number of tourists, Cebu has seen in the past years, the city has grown to make its economy strong out of it. This has brought up everything from hostels for outgoing people to those lux stays. Basically, you just shed any amount of money and you will still find a place to crash out for the night.
Top Adventures in Cebu
1. Explore on Pristine Beaches.
Top pick would be the beaches in Bantayan Island. This is where you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of a peaceful island that has white sands and clear waters.
Another island which could provide you with rich marine life and activities is Sumilon Island Bluewaters.
2. Encounter Whales sharks Up close
You do not get this kind of an encounter in many parts of the world. Thus, this should be on your to-do list when you come to Cebu. For more information on how to get there, and to take you to that experience (and more), you can book a tour package on Oslob whale shark watching.
3. Take a City Tour.
The Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia. Filipinos are among the most religious group you can see. In the city tour, you can also visit the wonderfully structured churches and witness how Cebuanos (or Filipinos in general) practice Roman Catholicism.
Also, another feature of the city tour is bringing you to the mountain tops. Elevated hills and mountains can be traveled for as short as 30 minutes. You could get a magnificent view of Cebu on top.
During night time, the city light sparkle in the dark…It is such a placid undertaking.
4. Engage in Canyoneering Adventure.
If you may be terrified of heights, it is the best time to defy your fear and plunge into canyoneering in Cebu. You will be led by licensed canyoneering guides. And, you are provided with the proper gears for the wild activity.
To top it all, the beauty of nature will absolutely take your breath away.
5. Eat the Strangest Food on the Planet.
In Cebu, you can get Balut as street food. You can choose how many weeks the duck embryo or fetus would you like to have. Many Filipinos love the taste of Balut.
The way to eat it is by cracking the egg, then removing the top part of the shell. After, you may place a little salt on the egg which may have liquid in it. Then, sip the juice. Slowly remove the remaining shells which will later reveal the little duck. Take the duck, you may sprinkle spicy vinegar on it. Take a step further: place the tiny animal in your mouth…and chew.
Finish your balut by placing salt and vinegar on it once in awhile. Balut gives you energy and is even an aphrodisiac.
There are myriads of things you could do in Cebu that you will never forget. For a hassle-free trip, you may opt to book with a reliable travel operator which can bring you to the best Cebu itineraries and arrange everything for you.
In Cebu, Travel Cebu is a highly recommended travel company. Also, there is a fine Cebu tour package you can choose from.
Do not miss all the must-visits and things to in Cebu that is accounted here so you can get the BEST Cebu experience!
Author: Ms. Doris Gascon