Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cebu Tourist Spots and Attractions

Cebu is one of the most progressive and highly urbanized provinces in the Philippines. Cebu City as its capital is one of the main centers of commerce and business which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area together with four neighboring cities of Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City and eight other local government units.

It is home to the annual Sinulog Festival, one of the grandest festivals in the Philippines in honor of the Senyor Sto. Niño held every 3rd week of January. Its many pristine white sand beach, dive spots, centuries old churches, rich history and awesome food makes it one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines and a must-visit among local and foreign tourists.

Traveling for the first time in Cebu City and still don't know where to go? Don't worry! As the Philippines' most iconic travel destination and home to an amazing array of tourist spots, sights, activities and events, you'll certainly not run out of things to do and experience in Cebu City. Here's a list of the must-see tourist attractions in (and near) Cebu City.

1. Magellan’s Cross Magallanes St. Cebu City

2. Basilica Minor Del Santo Nino Downtown Cebu City

3. Mactan Shrine, Punta Engano, Lapulapu City

4. Taoist Temple Beverly Hills, Cebu City

5. Cebu Metroplolitan Cathedral Downtown Cebu City

6. Fort San Pedro Pier Area, Cebu City

7. Taboan Market Cebu City

8. Casa Gorordo Museum 35 Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City

9. Cebu Provincial Capitol Osmena Blvd., Cebu City

10. Fuente Osmeña Osmena Blvd., Cebu City

11. Colon Street Downtown Area, Cebu City, the oldest street in the Philippines

12. Fort San Pedro National Museum Legaspi Ext., Cebu City

13. Malacañang of the South (Malacanang sa Sugbu) Pier Area, Cebu City

14. University of San Carlos Museum P. del Rosario St., Cebu City

15. Heritage of Cebu Monument Plaza Parain at Colon St., Cebu City

16. Yap-San Diego Ancestral House 155-Lopez Jaena corner Mabini Street, Parian District Cebu City

17. Guitar Makers Lapu-lapu City

18. Plaza Independencia Near Fort San Pedro, Pier Area, Cebu City

19. Mactan bridge Mactan-Lapu lapu City

How to get to Cebu

By Air
The fastest way to reach Cebu is by plane. Cebu City, being one of the most urbanized cities in the Visayas, it can be reached on affordable flights from Manila and other key cities in the country such as Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Boracay, Clark, Siargao, Zamboanga, Cotabato, Camiguin, General Santos, and Tacloban, among many others. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the country. Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Air Asia Zest, Tiger Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific Air have several flights daily to Cebu making it one of the most accessible city in the country.

By Sea
Cebu City can also be reached by sea through ferries coming from Manila, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bohol, Leyte, Iligan, Negros, Butuan and Ozamis among many others.

If you're planning to go to Cebu, make sure you include these tourist spots and attractions in your itinerary.

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