Things to do in Cebu Island

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Things to Do in Cebu Island


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  • richj65
    Chicago, IL1,112 contributions
    This is one of the better design malls that I've ever been in. There's a small park inside so children can play. Also many of the restaurants are accessible without coming inside the building. There's a large variety of shops. Something for everyone.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • jazeejaz
    7 contributions
    Simala quite extensive. Altho for us my 74yo Sister and I stayed close to the Church. We lit candles for All Souls Day. It’s a must see Id say.
    Written November 5, 2022
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  • thefilipinotraveler
    Stockholm, Sweden267 contributions
    This is the oldest church in the country so it has a lot of history including having the oldest religious image (image of Sto. Nino de Cebu). As a Roman Catholic, I have visited it a few times and would really recommend it to other Christians.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Ferdinand del Toro
    Little Rock, AR2,856 contributions
    The statue is cool to see, but it's just a statue. It doesn't do or say anything. Can't get anything from it, like all other statues. The story behind the statue is interesting. The area the statue is located in is awesome. Lots of restaurants and places for a drink. Nightlife and things to see and do.
    Written January 24, 2021
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  • Brian A
    Bengaluru, India89 contributions
    If you have some time to spare, take a short boat ride to Caohagan Island from Lapu Lapu jetty in Cebu. The island has about 150 local families who make a living by fishing and selling ornaments made from shells. You can buy some fresh seafood and get them cooked by the locals.
    There is a entry fee of 200 php per person with kids charged at 100 php.
    Written February 13, 2019
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  • Rob B
    Las Vegas, NV31 contributions
    Our family and kids used to take all of our visitors to this place right after the finished seeing the whale sharks in Oslob. But at some point before the pandemic the water flow was down to nothing and it was not a great place to visit.

    Now however, all that has changed for the better. The water flow is not only great it's exceptional making for a super high, huge and majestic waterfall. It's a little strong to stand directly under the main falls but there are other smaller ones adjacent you can enjoy on your body. The falls are breathtaking and a true prize in nature. Anyone going to see the whale sharks MUST make a side trip here.
    In addition to the water falls the area in general is well maintained and they are improving and beautifying the facilities there. You will need to take a motorcycle down to the falls and up from the falls as the roads are steep canyons and they really shouldn't allow cars there to preserve this place a a sanctuary. Although the motorcycle ride was a bit of a thrill ride all by itself it was well organized and inexpensive transportation. Don't walk it, going down is fine but going up may kill you lol.

    As a local, I am impressed and excited for the efforts of restoration and organization that it has undergone. It was much needed to preserve the magnificence of this place.
    Written November 24, 2022
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  • Kristine J
    Calbayog City, Philippines30 contributions
    if you are a beach and bird lover this is the place to visit but could get pretty hot in the summer months
    Written June 23, 2018
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  • Steve
    Moalboal, Philippines10 contributions
    It's an awesome day trip! Take a boat from almost anywhere in Moalboal, sit back, relax and enjoy the 25 to 35 minute ride to Pescador Island. It's just a small little outcrop in the middle of the straight between Cebu and Negros. We don't usually go for the Island itself (there's nothing really on it and it is protected), but it is a favorite spot to hang out, snorkel, dive, and enjoy the beautiful coral reefs surrounding it. I spent my 49th birthday out there. We had three boats full of family and just partied!
    Written May 1, 2020
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  • Albert Chan Paran
    Cebu City, Philippines618 contributions
    Last week, I received a message from my fellow actress, mommy Doris Banaynal on Messenger that I'll be a part of the cast of the upcoming promotional and educational video of Casa Gorordo Museum, which is owned and managed by Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated (RAFI) under the Culture and Heritage focus area since when it opened to the public in the year 1983. I was thrilled to shoot again after almost a year of community quarantine and this is my first film project in this brand new year 2021. A good start for my year.

    We are asked to dramatize and reenact the traditional "pamamanhikan" or "pamalaye" in the Philippines during the eighteen-hundreds of the 19th century. This is usually a formal occasion when the man together with his family members formally asks the woman’s hand in marriage in front of her parents, grandparents and the rest of her family.  Casa Gorordo is the perfect setting of a colonial era house which is known as "balay na tisa" (house with tiled roof) during the Spanish occupation in the country located in the historical district of Parian near Colon Street (the oldest street in the Philippines).

    We have to wear the national dress like the traditional Barong (an embroidered long-sleeved formal shirt for men) and  Filipiniana dress/traje de mestiza (a traditional dress for women) to depict the time period in history.

    I realized it was my first time to get inside the museum. I'm not even aware of the history of the house, but because of the guidance of our script writer-researcher, Mr Renren Tabada Alatraca, we learn to appreciate its interesting facts and trivia that open our senses during the entire shoot. It made us understand the background story of the house that we can apply in our performance as actors as we play each character effectively.

    The museum observed the strict health protocols for the staff, the crew and the cast to follow. We're told to shoot our scenes by batches. Some actors in the other batch weren't with us during the shoot and it was quite a challenge for us to act as if they're with us.
    Written January 23, 2021
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  • richj65
    Chicago, IL1,112 contributions
    A beautiful Oasis on top of the hill. Bring your walking shoes but there are plenty of places to rest. Once you get up top some of the best views that's views of the city.
    Written November 3, 2022
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  • nitajuana
    Cebu City, Philippines17 contributions
    3 hours drive from Cebu City. When you reach the docking area you will check-in and they will give you an orientation - protocols, but no room keys yet. 10 minutes boat trip to the island. No fancy greetings, you have to walk all the way to their other check-in counter, where keys will be given when available. Note: NOT a good place for elderly or PWD, lots of walking and stairs climbing. They have a golf cart that runs only up to 4pm, after that you have to walk from sand bar back to your room, a good 10 minute walk. They do not provide maps, so you have to navigate by yourself. The lagoon was pretty, but no one was on standby to help us there.
    Food was ok, during breakfast limited choices, no cereals for kids.

    Rooms are big but television and telephone is not working.

    The island is beautiful, serene but they can improve more on their service and amenities.
    Written July 19, 2021
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  • Jens
    Sydney, Australia2 contributions
    Sadly, Kawasan Falls was smashed by the recent typhoon. I visited magical Kawasan many times over the years but I was shocked by my recent visit in September, 2022. The falls and surrounds were so badly damaged by Typhoon Odette that they were unrecognizable when I visited again recently. The only way you can visit the upper falls and Kawasan itself today is by going canyoneering with an experienced guide because of the dangerous rock formations and rubble caused by the massive typhoon. My guide Arnold was terrific, and great fun. Kawasan is unrecognizable today from what it looked like before. It was one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen, but not today. The canyoneering above Kawasan was spectacular but hard going with many minor falls, caving, waterholes and cliff jumps. Well worth doing but you need to be reasonably fit. The picture of me here is of the beautiful smaller falls above Kawasan. The other fun pic is of me and girlfriend, Genevieve. The final pic shows me with Arnold, my guide, drinking coconut wine after a fun day out canyoneering.
    Written September 29, 2022
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  • Jay Santos
    Makati, Philippines1,151 contributions
    Beautiful to visit during at night. Though visiting this place during the day is great too if you want to see the Cordova bridge.

    It can be crowded in the main viewing area but there are plenty of space for everyone.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • ThierryD1
    Mesa, AZ326 contributions
    We went 3 times from Newtown to buy few souvenirs and electric appliances for our family…
    Unfortunately very dangerous place outside, many troubles with main entrance with wind, you could receive something on your head, no protection net, nothing secure…inside nothing changes since five years, just on second part no lift, very dirty…we had to go SM and Ocean close Cebu bridge to be secure, safe and not in danger.
    Make your choice now!??
    Written June 25, 2022
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  • garry468
    London, UK104 contributions
    nice sanctuary...boat trip required...the water crystal cleal...but the walk ways and jetties need a lot work as very shaky and a risk when walking....
    Written July 1, 2019
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