Things to do in the CITIES of CEBU

Friday, August 24, 2012

1. Visit Historical Sites
     a. Magellan's Cross

Christian cross planted by Portugese explorer & Philippine discoverer, Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu on April 1521 after baptizing 800 natives led by Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana located along Magellan's street, Cebu City

(The area is filled with street children which is not appealing to foreign tourists, I hope the City government can do something about it.)

     b. Lapu-lapu Shrine

Located in Lapu-lapu City, the shrine is built in honor of the first Pinoy hero who defeated Magellan in 1521. The monument marks the site where Lapu-Lapu and the men of Mactan faced the Spanish soldiers.

     c. Basilica Minore del Santo Nino

Just across Magellan's Cross is the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, one of the oldest churches in the country. It was first built in 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Fr. Andres De Urdaneta.

     d. Fort San Pedro

Located in the Pier Area, this fort was formerly a Spanish settlement and shelter for Filipino revolutionaries during the war. Transformed now to be a historical park/ museum that is open to the public. It has displays of artifacts from the Spanish era.

Entrance door 

century old cannon
old photos of the fort

Fort San Pedro is open everyday of the week from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with corresponding fee of P45

2.  Go to Chinese Taoist Temple
Located in Beverly Hills, Lahug, it is built by the Chinese community & it is the center of worship for Taoism. It is also open to non worshippers who wants to enjoy the fresh air and appreciate Chinese structures & interiors.

3. Get a picturesque view of Cebu at Tops
Cebu's version of HK's The Peak, Tagaytay's People Park & Baguio's Mines View Park. Cebu’s highest point which offers a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline as well as that of adjoining island. The ride is quite long with lots of zigzags. Entrance fee of P100.

It's cold up here so better bring jacket with you.

4. Experience Extreme Adventure
If you are up for Extreme Adventure, you can find it at the top of Crown Regency Hotel. They offer two Sky Experience Amenities- Skywalk Extreme & Edge Coaster, the country's first!

Last year, my sister & I tried the Skywalk Extreme. We are required to wear a suit & a harness and put all our stuff inside their locker (Note: no personal cameras allowed & socks are required so better bring socks with you if you don't want to pay extra)

We walked around the translucent glass flooring on the edge of the hotel. It's Exhilarating! 

My sister is afraid of heights kaya tip lang ng feet ang nakalabas :)
On natural high! :)

Edge Coaster, on the other hand claims that 'it's uniquely the world’s very first and only amusement ride of its kind'. 

The Edge Coaster goes around the edge of the building while riders are locked onto a rail seat. I haven't tried it but will do the next time I visit Cebu.

For more information check their website -

5. Shop at Cebu City Malls
Cebu offers quite a number of malls. There's SM, Robinsons, Gaisano, Parkmall but my personal fave would be Ayala Center Cebu's The Terraces. It's like Greenbelt and has a good deal of restaurants like Casa Verde, La Tegola, Starbucks Coffee, Gelatissimo, The Dessert Factory, Cafe Laguna, Bigby's, Shakey's, TGIF & Bo's Coffee.

6. Party, Drink & Bar Hop!
If you love the night life, you won't go lonely in Cebu. My friend, Ron checked out some of their popular bars/clubs. He went to The Pent House, a premier club located at IT Park, VUDU, a bar smaller than The Pent House & for younger crowd, Mango Square their Malate version in Cebu.

We joined him on the second night & went to Distillery located in The Crossroads.

We ordered Mojito :)
#ChaMike at Distillery
the bar hopper, RON! :)
7. EAT at their famous restaurants!
If you're in Cebu, you'll definitely gain weight, I DID! :o Eating is one of the best activities so I will have a separate post for this :)

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