Whether you’re a pure blooded Cebuano or not, you always enjoy and take the time to get a vacation from everyday hustle either with school or work. Afterall, work-life balance is a must in every person. There’s always time for recreation and serious work. Now, let’s get to know more of what Cebu can offer to guests and locals, alike.
Cebu City may be a small city yet it is always moving forward and adapt to the innovative changes in technology but, still preserving the culture and tradition of Cebu. Here are the top things that you can do in Cebu that you’ll definitely never forget in your lifetime.
Tagged as the “Taj Mahal of Cebu”, Temple of Leah was built by Teodorico Adarna, a Cebuano businessman, in honor for the love of his departed wife. Until now the temple is still under construction yet, it is already open for public viewing in some areas of the temple. Another temple in Cebu is Taoist Temple, a temple built by the Chinese community. Over the years, it has remained open to the public yet, tourists are reminded that it is a place of worship. Respect is highly regarded upon entering the temple’s premises.
What better way to spend a vacation than to see the waves of the sea. Island hopping enables you to visit various small islands and make a stopover at the island to have a quick picnic or simply enjoy the view. Mactan Island hopping is the most common one explored by tourists.
In Oslob, the whale shark watching activity has been drawing a lot of attention to tourists not only locally but, internationally too. Foreigners are often spotted in Oslob to witness and swim with the “Gentle Giants”. The whale sharks are fed by fishermen thru riding small boats, allowing tourists to watch and swim with the “butanding”, its local name. Strike your best pose in the water with your underwater cameras or you can rent one too. If you really want to see big whales, consider going to Iceland and taking a whale watching tour!
The best waterfalls in Cebu, Kawasan Falls, is located in Badian Cebu. Its crystal blue water entices everyone to just jump off and take a plunge immediately. Rent a bamboo raft and get nearer the falls as it gives you a natural massage. For those who wish to stay overnight, rooms are available for rent.
This extreme new adventure involves jumping, climbing, trekking, rappelling and swimming would give you adrenaline rush in conquering your fear of heights. You will need to jump a 40 or 60 feet waterfalls. Sounds exciting, right? You may begin in Alegria and end the activity at Kawasan Falls.
Enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains of Balamban in Adventure Cafe for your zip line adventure. Or, you can also try zip lining above the water at Danasan Eco Park in Danao. Try this one-of-a-kind adventure.
Malapascua Island enables you to go diving in a vast marine sanctuary. Thresher sharks can also be found in the water. For beginners, Snorkeling is a fun activity too. You will get the chance to witness life underwater. Other diving spots include Pescador Island near Moalboal and you may also get lucky to see sardine run.
Mountain climbing has now become a popular outdoor activity among millennials. In Cebu, there are several mountains anyone can climb and this includes Osmena Peak in Dalaguete. Once you reach the summit, you can absolutely feel nature’s simple beauty plus, the view of the sea from above is just ecstatic. Some opt to stay for the night to witness the sunrise so, tents are put up in the designated camping area. Browse more outdoor stuff at gearweare.
Flower Garden Hopping
Dubbed as “Mini Amsterdam of Cebu”, Sirao Flower Garden offers a pleasant view of a wide array of beautiful flowers in Busay. This has now become one of the common tourist spots in Cebu. Not only that, there are also more flower destinations in Cebu. Recently, 10,000 Roses Cafe in Cordova, owned by a Korean, has become a buzz in social media. It features 10,000 LED white roses outside the cafe. Its light gives life to the long stemmed flowers which give a fantastic view of the cafe. This cafe is inspired by 20,000 Roses Cafe in Korea.
Shopping / Lechon Eating
Of course, who would forget good food when traveling? One of the highlights in traveling is to be able to taste the best delicacies the place has to offer. In Cebu, a meal with lechon (roast pig) is the best. Any lechon in Cebu is guaranteed tasty. After dining, go on shopping for souvenir items at an affordable price.
Come and visit Cebu and try any of these activities. There are even more activities that you can do in Cebu, especially if you’re an adventurer or you just plainly want to relax. You can visit http://www.cebutours.ph as they offer tour packages that you can do these top 10 things you can do in Cebu.