Best Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Cebu

Cebu is regarded as the Queen City of the South and this charming island province in the Philippines is definitely one of the top summer destinations of the country. Cebu has a lot of fun activities to offer which means that every traveller must plan their vacation ahead of time. Advanced planning and preparation is vital so that every tourist will get the most out of their Cebu experience. Start by reading or researching about Cebu so you can pick the spots that you wish to explore. Researching and planning is very important especially if you are travelling on a tight budget or if you only have a weekend to spare.

Here are a few tips on how you can have the most amazing summer in Cebu:

Beach Please!

Nothing beats spending your holiday hearing the sound of the waves splashing in the shore. Cebu has world class beach destinations plus a few secret spots that are certainly worth the adventure. The island offers first class beach resorts which is literally just a stone’s throw away from the Cebu Mactan International Airport. Visitors can also go on an island hopping tour in the Mactan area where they can spend a day relaxing in the white sand beaches of islands such as Sulpa, Nalusuan, Hilutungan, Caohagan and Pandanon (which is actually already in Bohol). If you have more time to spare then you can visit any of Cebu’s beach towns such as Alcoy, Moalboal or Aloguinsan. Or hop on a boat and check out the wonderful island towns of Bantayan, Malapascua or Camotes in the northern part.

Beach Please

Chasing Waterfalls

As of the latest count, there are 90 stunning waterfalls in Cebu. There are 24 waterfalls in the city (mountain barangays), 15 waterfalls in the northern part and 51 waterfalls in the southern part. If you are up for an adventure, then you can plan out a waterfall trip in the southern part of Cebu where you can check out the famous Kawasan falls which is located in Badian. It is more practical to choose a southern waterfall adventure since most of the waterfalls are situated near each other and there are also package tours which feature the top waterfalls in the area.

Aguinid Falls

History Repeats Itself

Cebu is an island province which is rich in culture and history. Cebu City is regarded as the oldest city of the country and if you want to take a trip down memory lane or brush up on your Philippine History facts, then your first destination should be Magellan’s Cross which is just at the entrance of the Basilica del Sto. Niño. Just a few meters from the Basilica is Fort San Pedro which is the oldest military defense structure in the country. Check out Colon, the oldest street in the Philippines and you can surely experience that old school Cebu feel.

Basilica del Sto. Niño


Who goes on a diet when on vacation? If you are not afraid to gain a few pounds then Cebu can surely be the best place for foodies. Your visit to Cebu will never be complete without a quick food trip to Larsian which is the barbecue capital of the city. If you are up for a gastronomic challenge then try pungko-pungko or tuslob buwa. Just a reminder though, these food choices are not for the prim and proper but trust that there will be indeed a party in your taste buds.


Summer is just around the corner. And Cebu is inviting you to experience that one epic summer.



Image Credits:

Pungko² – Michael Ocaña
Bato Balani, Colon Street & Aguinid Falls – Roy Delez

Herbert Kikoy

Surigaonon by birth, Butuanon by heart and now an adopted son of Cebu, Herbert is a hobbyist photographer who focuses on Food, Sports, Travel and Festivals photography.