Cebu

Travel Guide
Cebu showing general coastal views and tropical scenes
Visit Spanish cathedrals, colonial buildings and ancient temples, or just enjoy the stunning beaches of one of the prettiest islands in the Philippines.

Brush up on the island’s history at the Museo Sugbo. It’s an old prison that’s been converted into a museum. Head inside to see artifacts from pre-Spanish times right up to today. Stop by the charming Casa Gorordo Museum or the Yap Sandiego Ancestral House and head inside to see the antique furniture.

Another interesting place to visit is the Santo Nino Basilica and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Here you can see religious buildings from the Spanish era. Check out Fort San Pedro and the Jesuit House for more colonial relics. Wander up to Tops, a popular observation deck, to get a great view of the city and then make your way back down to cool off in the sea. There are beaches all around the province, with the most popular ones over on Mactan Island. Waters are crystal clear and the sand soft, white, and clean.

If you want to avoid flashy resorts and pricey restaurants, head to the smaller cities and beach communities in the south. Prices are lower and locals friendlier. Be sure to drop by religious sites like the Simala Shrine and make your way inland to the stunning Kawasan and Tumalog Falls. Get even farther away from the crowds and take a trip out to one of the province’s near-deserted islands.

Cebu is a stunning destination with something to offer history buffs and leisure seekers alike. Gaze at old buildings and explore museums or just sit back on a beach and stare out at the pristine waters. It features an intriguing mixture of architectural styles and some fascinating museums. It’s also home to a well-developed tourism industry that caters to both luxury seekers and those looking for something more authentic.

Where to stay in Cebu

Quest Hotel & Conference Center
Quest Hotel & Conference Center
3 out of 5
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu, Cebu, 6000
The price is P2,939 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
P2,939
per night
3 Feb - 4 Feb
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,012 reviews)
Clean and comfortable just as described.
"This hotel is really really nice. The weather was pouring rain the whole time I was there and I was feeling unwell so I spent most of the time in the room and it was the most comfortable and clean room ever and exactly what I needed. The staff are so helpful as well. Unfortunately my room was opposite ..."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Quest Hotel & Conference Center
Radisson Blu Cebu
Radisson Blu Cebu
5 out of 5
Serging Osmena Blvd; corner Juan Luna, Cebu, Cebu, 6000
The price is P5,463 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
P5,463
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,027 reviews)
"A good property located next to a large mall At checkin. There should be one line for guest to proceed to the next available front desk agent. This property didn’t have that On first day was provided wash cloths. Remainder of days none provided AC vent in room. Visible mold Food reminded me of a ..."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Radisson Blu Cebu
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
1 Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Cebu, 6000
The price is P4,956 per night from 9 Feb to 10 Feb
P4,956
per night
9 Feb - 10 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, 10 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,010 reviews)
"Ni e place to stay staff are friendly"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Studio Condo at Horizons 101
Studio Condo at Horizons 101
2.5 out of 5
74 General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu, Cebu, 6000
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.1/5 (30 reviews)
Cebu Studio Condo Horizons 101
"The place was clean and WiFi connection was great didn’t have any issues at all with it. The bed mattress was ok and could have been better. The shower door was missing so water got on the floor. Just be careful stepping out."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Studio Condo at Horizons 101
Citadines Cebu City
Citadines Cebu City
4 out of 5
Baseline Center Juana Osmena Street, Cebu
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (114 reviews)
Nice stay but won't return
"The room was excellent. Breakfast was decent. The only that will prevent from staying there was the internet, has to be the worst I have dealt with when it comes to nice hotels. I need it for work and it was either, slow, spotty or sometimes just wouldn't connect."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Citadines Cebu City
88th Avenue
88th Avenue
3.5 out of 5
Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu, Central Visayas, 6000
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Cebu. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Cebu Country Club and Waterfront Cebu ...
88th Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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