Cebu Tours and Activities

Cebu Tours and Activities

Discover Cebu’s historical and natural attractions. See the stunning Temple of Leah and the majestic Simala Shrine, experience Badian canyoneering, jump from the famous Kawasan Falls, and experience the sardine run in Moalboal.
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Frequently asked questions

What is Cebu known for?

Cebu is a province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is composed of a main island, also called Cebu, and over 150 smaller islands and islets. It is known for its beautiful beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture. Cebu City, the provincial capital, is a bustling metropolis and a major center of commerce, education, and tourism in the region.

When is the best time to visit Cebu?

The best time of year to take a Cebu tour is from December to May when the weather is dry and sunny. However, it is also the peak tourist season, so expect crowds and higher prices. June to November is the rainy season, but the prices are lower and the crowds are thinner.

If you would like to witness one of the biggest festivals in the country, visit in January and be part of the Sinulog Festival, which happens on the third Sunday of January.

How much time should I spend in Cebu?

If you’re staying in just 1-2 areas in Cebu, 2-3 days is enough. However, if you have more time, do stay for a week or two to explore the whole province. You can also extend your trip and follow a Cebu Bohol itinerary, a Cebu Boracay itinerary, Cebu Siargao itinerary, or a Cebu Baguio itinerary.

How do I get to Cebu from Manila?

The easiest way to get to Cebu from Manila is to take a direct flight to Cebu via the Mactan Cebu International Airport. Major airlines like Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia offer daily flights between Manila and Cebu. The flight takes about 1.5 hours.

How far is Cebu City from Mactan-Cebu International Airport?

Mactan-Cebu International Airport is an hour away from Cebu City, or a 15-km drive. You can book a Cebu airport transfer, ride a bus, or book a car rental to get there.

What's the best way to get around Cebu?

There are various transportation options available in Cebu. The main one would have to be jeepneys, though there are also multicabs and buses that can take you in between towns. If you want to be more comfortable, cabs are the way to go. If you’re trying a Cebu tour package, and transfers are included, you won’t have to worry about transportation.

What are the top tourist spots in Cebu?

Try the exciting canyoneering activity in Badian, quench your vitamin sea cravings and witness Moalboal’s sardine run, spot thresher sharks by diving in Malapascua, go island-hopping in Mactan, Cordova, and Lapu-Lapu, visit Bantayan Island or enjoy the best of Oslob, hike to Osmeña Park, the highest point in Cebu, or go to Cebu tourist spots like Fort San Pedro, Heritage of Cebu Monument, Basílica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebú, Casa Gorordo Museum, Magellan’s Cross, and Yap-Santiago Ancestral House. Another must-do in Cebu is to feast on Cebu lechon (roasted pig) at some of the best Cebu restaurants.

What are some popular Cebu tours?

Some popular activities in Cebu include island hopping tours in Bantayan Island or trying a Mactan island tour and a Moalboal island hopping tour, city tours of Cebu City, an Oslob whale shark watching tour from Moalboal, and a Kawasan Falls and Moalboal tour.

What's the duration of a Cebu City tour?

Depending on where you want to visit, a Cebu City tour can be as short as half a day to 10 hours. Allot at least another day if you want to explore nearby cities like Lapu-Lapu, Talisay, or Mandaue.

Are Cebu tours suitable for all ages?

Cebu tours cater to a wide range of ages and interests. While some activities like scuba diving may have age restrictions, most island-hopping tours and whale shark watching tours there are available for families, solo travelers, and groups of different age ranges. It's recommended to check the tour descriptions or consult with the tour operator to find tours suitable for your age group.

How much do Cebu tours usually cost?

The cost of Cebu tours varies depending on the type of tour in Guide to the Philippines. Island hopping tours in the best Cebu beaches can range from around $25 per person, while canyoneering tours can cost around $50 per person. Whale shark watching tours can cost around $40 per person.

Do I need to tip the tour guides on Cebu tours?

Tipping is not mandatory in the Philippines but is appreciated as a gesture of satisfaction and gratitude for good service. If you feel that your tour guide provided excellent service, you can choose to give a tip as a token of appreciation. The amount is subjective and can depend on your satisfaction with the service

Where can I go for day trips from Cebu?

Despite the many islands that comprise the whole province of Cebu, it is still possible to visit the most famous spots for just a day or two if you only have limited time. For instance, you can take a tour of Moalboal and Pescador Island and just go and see its many diving and snorkeling spots. For more snorkeling and diving adventures, choose Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island and hop your way through Hilutungan and Nalusuan Island, where there are sanctuaries for marine life to see.

Can I join a Cebu tour group if I'm traveling alone?

Yes, this can be a great way to meet other travelers and explore the area together.

What should I bring on a Cebu tour?

It depends on the type of tour, but some essentials to bring include sunscreen, a hat, comfortable clothing and footwear, a swimsuit, a towel, and a waterproof bag for electronics before you leave your Cebu hotel.

Can I customize my own Cebu tour?

Yes, Guide to the Philippines offers customized tours based on your preferences and interests. Contact us in advance to discuss your needs and preferences.

What languages do locals speak in Cebu?

People in Cebu speak Cebuano, but the vast majority also speaks English and Filipino. Most locals are more adept in English. In Bantayan Island, locals speak Bantayanon, which is a mix of Visayan languages Cebuano, Waray-Waray, and Hiligaynon.

Is it safe in Cebu?

Cebu is generally safe, but it's important to follow all safety guidelines and social distancing rules. It's also important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions when traveling in a new place. Read more about it on our Philippine travel requirements.

What other destinations are near Cebu?

Provinces around the islands of Cebu are Bohol, Leyte, Masbate, and Dumaguete.