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The oldest city of the country is a culturally rich province in the Visayas with nature wonders, lively maritime activities and historical sightseeing.
Once landed, Mactan is a hub for scuba diving and island hopping to nearby islands for snorkeling among bright coral reefs.
While in city province, check out Magellan’s Cross a classic artifact of Roman Catholicism in Asia housed in a polygonal dome next toBasilica del Santo Nino, the oldest church in Philippines. Plaza Indepedencia is another significant place that captures Spanish colonialism in the country with a historical Fort San Pedro by the pier.
For outdoor enthusiast, travel down south to Oslob just a 3 hours bus ride from Cebu city to view the magnificentTumalog Falls or have a gutsy swim with whale sharks at Tan-awan. For more picturesque venue, visit Cancuaay Beach known for its clear blue waters and pristine white sand.
Fly with Airasia for a direct flight to Cebu from Kuala Lumpur and you will reach Mactan-Cebu International Airport within 4 hours. It is advisable to use habal-habal (motorcycle taxi), taxis and car-for-hire services to navigate around Cebu.
Pork is a common poultry in Cebu. Lechon is traditional roasted pork rubbed with herbs and spices while ginabot is fried pork intestines and sautéed pork brain is known as tuslob buwa.
Also try balut, an aphrodisiac egg with a duck embryo inside for you to suckle the good nutrients. These Cebu culinary street foods are famous among locals and tourists alike.
Live in style in an art deco boutique room at The Henry Hotel set in city centre. The lobby charms with rustic fashion furniture while the guestrooms burst in colours with industrial street style interior. At Oslob, bask in the sun and salty air at Jaynet Oceanview Resort by the beach that is within walking distance to the city’s chapel and Cebu’s Eli Rock.