Cebu

There’s no other place in the Philippines that has the unique charm and historical significance as Cebu Province. Home to the Queen City of the South, Cebu City, Cebu is an incredible union of traditional culture, natural wonders, and urban sophistication. It’s the center of the Visayas region, and more than that, the original site of several significant events in Philippine history. Foodies, nature lovers, beach bums, and history enthusiasts all have something to gain from a visit.

Just one look at Cebu opens up an incredible range of activities and experiences that all kinds of travelers can enjoy. Whether you’re a family looking to enjoy some time at the beach, an adventure lover who wants to explore the province’s natural wonders, or a couple interested in the history of Cebu City and the rest of the province, there’s so much for you to enjoy.

If you need help narrowing down your options, our guide to things to do in Cebu is one way to get the ball rolling on your itinerary. You can check out some of Cebu’s most famous sites— from historically significant locations to gorgeous white sand beaches, there’s a little something for everyone in Cebu.

Having fun experiencing the best of what Cebu has to offer isn’t the end of your travel experiences. Every traveler needs to fuel up regularly, and there’s nothing better than sitting down to a hearty meal after a long day exploring.

Cebu is known for its fantastic food, and is abundant in restaurants offering delicious fresh seafood and unforgettably flavorful lechon, to name a few. As the hub of the Visayas, the province is a melting pot of different cultures, and it definitely shows in their food.

In our article on where to eat in Cebu, you can take a look at all of the restaurants that make exploring the province such a delight. From nationally-renowned dishes like lechon to European favorites in the heart of Cebu, visitors to Cebu are spoiled for choice when it comes to local and international cuisines.

Every weary traveler needs a place to rest their head. Luckily, Cebu is home to an assortment of different accommodation types that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest tourist. The province has everything to offer tourists, from affordable hostels for solo backpackers to big, family-friendly resorts, and even romantic getaways for two.

Whether you’re exploring the gorgeous beaches of Moalboal or taking a walk through the bustling streets of Cebu City, you need somewhere you can rest and relax at the end of a long day. We’ve put together a list of options for where to stay in Cebu that covers all our favorite accommodation options, and then some.

If all of these guides have been enough to convince you, then what are you waiting for? Read up on how to get to Cebu and start making plans. If you’re interested in nature, love the beach, want to learn more about Philippine history, or simply love a good meal, then Cebu province is the place to make all your dreams come true.

About James Gonzales

James Gonzales is a Filipino-American travel enthusiast and writer currently based in the Philippines. After living and working in New York for 10 years, James decided he wanted to see more of the world and leave the city behind. In the course of saving up for what would become an epic trip across Asia, he wrote about previous traveling experiences for various travel websites and publications based in the Lower East Side. James focused on journeying through the Philippines in the hopes of understanding his roots, and began Daydreaming in Paradise to share his thoughts and experiences. He's always looking for like-minded travelers to trade stories and swap tips with, and he hopes you'll join him on his journey.