10 Best Things to Do in Liloan, Cebu

10 Best Things to Do in Liloan, Cebu

WHAT'S IN THIS GUIDE?

Liloan, officially the Municipality of Liloan, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 118,753 people. Liloan lies within Metro Cebu.  Wikipedia

1. CHILL AND RELAX AT PAPA KIT’S MARINA AND FISHING LAGOON

  • Description: Papa Kit’s is not just a fishing lagoon. Aside from fishing and swimming, you can do wakeboarding, horseback riding, wall climbing, zip-lining, jungle obstacle, etc.
  • Location: 6002 Silot Bay, Liloan, 6002 Cebu
  • How to Get There: Simply hail a jeepney that says #25, #26, #27 and any of those will take you directly to the resort. Papa Kit’s is near Liloan National Highschool and Gaisano Grand Mall, Liloan .
  • Operation Hours:  8:00 am – 9:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
  • Entrance Fees:  PHP 100.00 per head and is consumable.
  • Contact Info: Contact them at 09420125578 or visit their  Facebook page  to inquire.

2. BE A KID AT AQUA QUATTRO  WATERPARK

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  • Description: The Aqua Quattro Waterpark is found inside Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon. This is an extension to their place. The water park is an inflatable park. It is the biggest inflatable park in the province.
  • Operation Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
  • Entrance Fees:  Contact them for more info.
  • Contact Info: Contact them at 0915 834 2747

3. WAKEBOARD AT CEBU WAKE PARK

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  • Description: Cebu Wake Park is found inside Papa Kit’s Marina and Fishing Lagoon in Silot Bay. This is one of the wakeboarding park in Cebu.
  • Entrance Fees:  Contact them for more info
  • Contact Info: Contact them at  website  or  Facebook  or at 0998 544 9209.

4. WATCH THE BREATHTAKING BAGACAY POINT LIGHTHOUSE

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  • Description: The Bagacay Point Lighthouse or Parola ng Bagacay Point is originally built in 1857 by the Spaniards. It is no longer being used this day but locals and tourists come by to take photos of it.
  • Location: Liloan, 6002 Cebu
  • Operation Hours:  24 hours (Monday to Sunday)
  • Entrance Fees:  Free
  • TIPS: If you want to do the tour solo, go with the drivers that wear the LIJODA purple shirt, it’s an acronym that stands for Liloan Joint Drivers Association.

5. BANTAYAN SA HARI

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  • Description: The watchtower called as Bantayan sa Hari (Watchtower of the King) was built around 1857 to protect the town from the Moro raiders who snatched locals of goods and took people as slaves.

6. LEARN THE HISTORY OF SAN FERNANDO REY PARISH CHURCH

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  • Description: For Catholic or even non-catholic believers, this is a place that needs to be visited. You can learn so much history on a certain town or city by its church.
  • Location: Liloan, 6002 Cebu or The church is located in front of Liloan Municipal Hall.
  • Operation Hours:  *:00am – 6:00pm mostly (Monday to Sunday)

7. FEEL THE BREEZE OF FRESH AIR AT SENEN’S MOUNTAIN RESORT

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  • Description: Senen’s Mountain resort contain peace and quiet, benefitting those who need to rest their minds away from the busy city life.
  • Location: Liloan, Cebu
  • Entrance Fees:  Contact them at (032) 3469004, (032) 3463579, (032) 4162223, (032) 5115822

8. SWIM AT THE PANGEAS BEACH RESORT

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  • Location: Pagutlan Suso, 6002, Liloan, Cebu
  • Operation Hours:  8:00AM – 5:00PM (Monday to Sunday)
  • Entrance Fees:  PHP 150.00 for adults; PHP100 for kids ages 1-5 yrs old
  • Contact Info: Contact them at 0917 322 112 or reach out to them through their  social media .
  • TIPS: The resort is a little far away from the town but you can definitely take a cab or a motorcycle going there

9. BRING HOME SOME TITAY’S ROSQUILLO’S AND DELICACIES

  • Description: Titay’s, the very famous Rosquillos in Cebu, can be found here in Liloan. The place where it originated. It has been in business since 1907.
  • Location: Central Nautical Hwy, Poblacion, Liloan, 6002 Cebu
  • Operation Hours:  6:00AM – 7:00PM (Mon-Fri) ; 5:00AM – 8:00PM (Sat-Sun)
  • Entrance Fees:  None
  • Contact Info: (032) 564 2993

10. RELAX AT IBABAW MOUNTAIN RESORT

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  • Description: Mountain resorts have something that beach resorts don’t have and maybe that’s one reason why they are great destinations for meditations and all other relaxing activities.
  • Location: Purok Ka Canog, Sta. Cruz, Liloan.
  • Operation Hours:  7:00AM – 10:00PM (Mon-Sun)
  • Contact Info: 0917 108 0961

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without Shellwanders’ notice. Should you know the updated information, please message me on  Facebook .

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REMINDERS, TIPS AND NOTES

1. Study Your Location

Every location is unique and so are the rules while trekking on it. Carry a map with you all the time so that you know exactly where you are so that you can find your way back. 

2. Medical Kit

Stuff your bag with all the necessary medicines and medical tools. 

3. Emergency Contacts

Remember “Prevention is better than cure.” This is just a precautionary step. I genuinely do not want to see you in any trouble at all 

4. Please Inform

“Leaving a simple text to your family or trusted friends.”  If something unfortunate happens, your loved one’s will find you. 

5. Plenty Of Essentials

Carry at least 3 liters of water and plenty of nutrition bars. They are light and filling till the time you find any other source. 

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THE BEST Things to Do in Liloan

Things to do in liloan.

  • Good for Couples
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Hidden Gems
  • Adventurous
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

1. Bagacay Point Lighthouse

2. dpond family fun fishing, 3. molopolo beach.

tourist destination in liloan cebu

4. Cebu Wake Park

moominny

  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse
  • Cebu Wake Park
  • Molopolo Beach

Top Things to Do in Liloan

Things to do in liloan.

  • Good for Couples
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Hidden Gems
  • Adventurous
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

1. Bagacay Point Lighthouse

2. dpond family fun fishing, 3. molopolo beach.

tourist destination in liloan cebu

4. Cebu Wake Park

moominny

  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse
  • Cebu Wake Park
  • Molopolo Beach

Liloan, Philippines

Liloan Travel Guide

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  • What to see

Facts and practical information

Nestled on the eastern coast of Cebu, Philippines, lies the charming town of Liloan. Known for its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Liloan offers a unique and authentic experience for travelers seeking a glimpse into traditional Filipino life.

One of the main attractions in Liloan is the picturesque Liloan Lighthouse. Standing proudly on a rocky promontory, this historic landmark offers panoramic views of the cerulean sea and the surrounding islands. Visitors can climb up to the top of the lighthouse and marvel at the stunning vistas, making it a perfect spot for those seeking tranquility and a moment of reflection.

For nature enthusiasts, a visit to Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon is a must. This sprawling eco-park boasts a wide range of attractions, including zip-lining, horseback riding, and fishing. Adventure-seekers can soar through the air on the exhilarating zip line, while those looking for a more relaxed experience can cast their lines and try their luck at fishing in the lagoon.

Liloan is also home to a number of pristine beaches, such as Bagacay Beach and Cotcot Beach. With their powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters, these beaches offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you want to bask in the sun, take a refreshing dip in the sea, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore, these beaches provide the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

In addition to its natural wonders, Liloan is steeped in history and culture. The San Fernando Rey Parish Church, built in the 19th century, stands as a testament to the town's deep religious roots. Its beautiful architecture and intricate design make it a must-visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

Lastly, no trip to Liloan would be complete without indulging in its local cuisine. From mouthwatering seafood dishes to delectable traditional Filipino delicacies, Liloan offers a variety of dining options for every palate. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the town's famous lechon, a succulent roasted pig that is sure to leave you craving for more.

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Liloan Attractions - What to See and Explore

Liloan offers many attractions and places to visit. Here are the most important ones: Bagacay Point Lighthouse, Cansaga Bay Bridge, Silut Lagoon, Nangka Barangay Hall. Below you will find a complete list of places worth visiting.

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  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse

Bagacay Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse in Liloan, Cebu, in the Philippines.

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  • Cansaga Bay Bridge

The Cansaga Bay Bridge is a road bridge which links Mandaue and Consolacion in Cebu.

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  • Silut Lagoon

Silot Lagoon is a shallow body of water located in the municipality of Liloan, Cebu in the Philippines. It is a lagoon surrounded by mangroves that is connected to the Camotes Sea by a narrow channel called the Liloan River. The lagoon has depths of between 1–2 feet and is situated just south of Liloan's poblacion.

Liloan – popular in the area (distance from the center)

In the vicinity of Liloan, it's worth seeing attractions such as: Fort San Pedro (Cebu), Basilica del Santo Niño (Cebu), Magellan's Cross (Cebu).

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Fort San Pedro, Cebu

Fuerte de San Pedro is a military defense structure in Cebu, built by the Spanish under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, first governor of the Captaincy General of the Philippines.

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Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu

The Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú, commonly known as Santo Niño Basilica, is a basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in 1565 by Fray Andrés de Urdaneta and Fray Diego de Herrera.

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Magellan's Cross, Cebu

Magellan's Cross Pavilion is a stone kiosk in Cebu City, Philippines. The structure is situated on Plaza Sugbo beside the Basilica del Santo Niño It houses a Christian cross believed to have been planted by explorers of the Spanish expedition of the first circumnavigation of the...

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Malacañang sa Sugbo, Cebu

Malacañang sa Sugbo was the official residence of the President of the Philippines in the Visayas. It is located in Cebu City near the Port Area and Fort San Pedro, and within walking distance from the Basilica Menor del Santo Niño, Magellan's Cross, and City Hall.

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Cebu Taoist Temple, Cebu

Cebu Taoist Temple is a Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Filipino-Chinese community in 1972.

Best Time To Visit Liloan

Learn when is the best time to travel to Liloan weather-wise and what to expect in each season.

Popularity among visitors

May and July are the busiest months in this location. Slightly fewer tourists decide to visit in January, April, June and December.

Average temperatures in °C

The air temperature in this location remains at a similar level throughout the year.

Monthly rainfall in mm

The lowest rainfall is recorded in April . Most of it rains in September, October and November.

Length of day in hours

The length of the day varies only slightly throughout the year. The difference between the longest and the shortest day is 1 hr and 12 min.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the top attractions to visit in liloan.

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  • Tourist Attractions North of Cebu: Liloan

By: OC Staff , September 06 2018

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There are so many things to do in Cebu province.

If you have more than a couple of days to spare, it would be great to tour both north and south towns and municipalities of Cebu. In this article, we stop at Lilo-an, the place of Rosquillos (flower-shaped cookies).

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Bagacay Point Lighthouse

Bagacay Point Lighthouse is located at Brgy. Catarman, Liloan, 6002 Cebu City, Philippines.

It was built by the Spaniards in 1857 and reconstructed by the Americans by the mandate of President William Howard Taft in 1904. It is 72 feet (22 meters) high and uses solar energy. As of 2018, the lighthouse is already 114 years old!

It was considered a Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission in 2004.

This lighthouse used to serve as a guide for sailors. At present, it is a good place for photoshoots, unwinding or for having a family picnic.

There is NO ENTRANCE FEE and PARKING FEES. So, it’s an affordable alternative for those who just want to escape the city or indulge in the beauty of nature.

There’s a Bar & Restaurant called “Sugba-sugba sa Parola” few meters away from the lighthouse.

Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon

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Managed by MenCa Development Corporation, Papa Kit's Marina and Fishing Lagoon It is located in Silot Bay, Liloan, 6002 Cebu City, Philippines. They offer many activities like fishing, ziplining, horse riding, aqua sports, wall climbing, jungle obstacles, and soon, they will have a water park.

“Catch and Cook”. If you catch Bangus or Tilapia, you can bring them home or let the restaurant cook for the fish you caught. Their fishing rod rental, with bait clumped with flour is Php 100.

Their best attraction here is the zip line. The line is 800 meter and you’ll experience the aerial view of the bay crossing towards Chattis Island. This will set you back Php 200 to Php 400 per person.

Horse Riding

You can rent a horse for Php 75 for 15 minutes. They have guides that will help you and hold the rope of your selected horse.

Aqua Sports

You can rent a canoe or paddle for just Php 200 per hour. If you're in a group, it’s better for you to rent a duck pan for Php1,200 for 30 minutes. The duck pan can accommodate up to 12 persons.

Wall Climbing

You’ll get to climb up to 40 feet if you somehow manage to reach the top. There’s wind that will blow towards you, as if you're climbing a real mountain.

Jungle Obstacle

You’ll experience walking along a hanging bridge for just Php 50, and Php 150 for riding a rope which will help you overcome this jungle obstacle.

Aqua Quattro and Papa Kit’s are working together to build a floating park.

Email: [email protected]

Front Office: (63)(32) 424-1086

Titay’s Liloan

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The original Titay’s is located in Poblacion, Liloan, 6002 Cebu City, Philippines. It was founded by Margarita “Titay” Frasco in 1907. She created a delicious biscuit in a rosca shape (ringlets – sometimes interpreted as floral shape). The name “Rosquillos” was named by President Sergio Osmeñia who was a provincial governor at that time. Rosquillos is Liloan’s most famous delicacy they serve until now.

Today, the fourth generation of Frasco is managing the Titay’s Liloan Rosquillos and Delicacies Inc. and is planning to export to other countries. They also turned their flagship store into a café. They can now accommodate 45 customers.

They also serve Otap, Galletas de la Carmen, Caicay, Penato, Banana Chips, Galletas de Bato, Hojaldres, Polvoron, Barquillos, Binangkal, Bread and Pastries. You can also buy some in department stores.

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THE BEST Things to Do in Liloan

Things to do in liloan.

  • Good for Couples
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Hidden Gems
  • Adventurous
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

1. Bagacay Point Lighthouse

2. dpond family fun fishing, 3. molopolo beach.

tourist destination in liloan cebu

4. Cebu Wake Park

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  • Bagacay Point Lighthouse
  • Cebu Wake Park
  • Molopolo Beach

Top Parks & Nature Attractions in Liloan, Philippines

Nature & parks in liloan.

  • Good for Couples
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Hidden Gems
  • Adventurous
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

1. Molopolo Beach

Top Things to Do in Liloan, Philippines

Places to visit in liloan.

  • Good for Couples
  • Budget-friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Good for Big Groups
  • Honeymoon spot
  • Good for Adrenaline Seekers
  • Hidden Gems
  • Adventurous
  • Good for a Rainy Day
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

1. Bagacay Point Lighthouse

2. dpond family fun fishing, 3. molopolo beach.

tourist destination in liloan cebu

4. Cebu Wake Park

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  • Cebu Wake Park
  • Molopolo Beach
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Liloan Travel Guide

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Experience Liloan

Magellan's Cross

Magellan's Cross

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino

Basilica Minore del Santo Nino

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Fort San Pedro

Cebu Taoist Temple

Cebu Taoist Temple

Caohagan Island

Caohagan Island

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

Magellan's Marker

Magellan's Marker

SM City Consolacion

SM City Consolacion

Carbon Market

Carbon Market

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27 Things to do in Cebu + Tourist Spots

The island of Cebu is one of the most sought after destinations in the Philippines. It is a strategically-located travel hub to the rest of the country that is easily reachable by several modes of transport. The province along with its surrounding islands boasts of spectacular beaches, dive spots, majestic waterfalls, delicious food and so many more. Plus, the capital, Cebu City is a cultural hotspot that you wouldn’t want to miss. With Cebu’s many attractions, it’s no wonder the island is even included in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Asia, in 2019.

Cebu City is quite famous for its cultural heritage sites – such as Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, Fort San Pedro, Plaza Independencia, and many more. There are several ancestral houses and museums that you can easily visit as well. The local cuisine is a definite must-try, especially the well-famed Cebu Lechon.

Cebu is also home to mother nature’s artworks and is highly sought after for its diverse marine life. Head on over to the south of Cebu for an exhilarating canyoneering adventure at Kawasan Falls and to Moalboal to swim with thousands of sardines. You can also head up north to the ethereal Bantayan Island for some sky-diving, and to Malapascua Island, to swim with thresher sharks.

All these and more will have you visit Cebu over and over again.

Here’s a list of beautiful places to visit in Cebu including top things to do & the best Cebu tourist spots.

To make your trip planning easy, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app. Seeing all your saved locations on the map will help you get started on planning your Cebu itinerary and know the best areas to stay, near places you want to go.

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1. Cebu City

Location : Cebu Island, Central Visayas (Central Philippines) . Save on Google Maps .

Cebu City isn’t known as the “Queen City of the South” for nothing. It’s a lively metropolis but with deep cultural roots. The city is the oldest in the Philippines and it’s home to well-preserved Spanish-colonial heritage sites. A few of the most famous of these sites include Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Magellan’s Shrine, Lapu-Lapu Monument, and the oldest church in the Philippines – Basilica del Santo Nino.

The city is also buzzing with local restaurants and trying the local cuisine is one you will enjoy. Treating myself to the world-famous Cebu Lechon is something I always look forward to during my visits. Cebu City is also home to the grandest festival in the country – the Sinulog Festival. Every year, the festival attracts tourists from all over the world during the third weekend of January.

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2. Badian Canyoneering & Kawasan Falls

Location : Badian, Southwest Cebu . Save on Google Maps .

Canyoneering is an adrenaline junkie’s dream, and Badian is the perfect place for it, even if you haven’t done it before. It’s a thrilling adventure that lets you fully appreciate the beauty of nature as you travel down the river towards the magnificent Kawasan Falls through swimming, hiking, rappelling, and even cliff diving. It may sound scary, but you have nothing to worry about because the Badian Canyoneering tour package includes safety gear along with accredited and highly trained guides to assist you. It’s an experience I highly recommend you check out since Cebu is one of the few places where you can do this kind of activity.

Kawasan Falls in Badian is the most beautiful waterfall in all of Cebu. Its turquoise waters are absolutely stunning and seeing it is well worth it, even if you won’t go canyoneering. The stunning view is great for picnics with your family. Getting to the picnic grounds on the fall’s basin is an easy trek. It’s only about one and a half kilometers from the main entrance, and you can also hike a little further uphill towards the second and third levels of the waterfall.

Getting to Badian from Cebu City takes about three hours and if you want to maximize your travel time, then you can also book a tour that includes Osmena Peak. You can even travel to Moalboal, which is only about 45 minutes away, or even to Oslob.

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3. Osmeña Peak

Location : Dalaguete, Southcentral Cebu . Save on Google Maps .

Standing at 1,013 meters above sea level, Osmena Peak is the highest, easily reachable point in Cebu. You’ll fall in love with the breathtaking 360-degree view of the surrounding areas – from unique rock formations, jagged-edged mountains with limestone cliffs, to endless farmlands and even the serene coastline.

The 700-meter hike to the summit of Osmena Peak is relatively easy, even for first-timers. The trek is well marked and takes less than half an hour. Most people visit Osmena Peak at around sunrise, but it can get foggy early in the morning during the colder months, so visiting before the rainy season would be more optimal. Any time in the morning or just before sunset would also be great for pictures because of the lighting. Also, try to visit during weekdays because Osmena Peak can be very busy with tourists during weekends.

Osmena Peak is located in Brgy. Mantalongon, Dalaguete. Dalaguete is about three hours south of Cebu City. There are many entry points to get there, and one of the best ways is to travel from Moalboal, which is just a short drive away from both Kawasan Falls and Osmena Peak. There are plenty of places to stay in and at Moabal that caters to different budgets; plus the town is also close to Oslob.

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4. Bantayan Island

Location : Northern Cebu . Save on Google Maps .

Off the northernmost tip of Cebu is another hidden gem that will make you want to extend your trip. Bantayan Island is the perfect getaway from the big crowds of the city and other tourist destinations.

Bantayan Island is truly a paradise to behold. The wide stretch of fine white sand beaches and tranquil clear waters are breathtaking and you get to have them all to yourselves. Aside from idyllic and serene beach trips to Paradise Beach and Kota Beach and Sandbar, there are plenty of activities to do here as well – from kayaking to cliff diving and even sky-diving. You can also go island hopping to Virgin Island, Hilantagaan Island, and Kinatarkan Island.

The island also has a rich cultural history. The name Bantayan comes from the term “Bantayan ng Hari” which means “Watchtowers of the King.” There were 18 watchtowers built here during the Spanish. You can also visit the century-old churches here. If you love fresh seafood, you’ll be in for a gastronomic treat because the island is a major fishing community that supplies the freshest catch. They are also quite famous for their dried fish, locally known as “danggit.”

The best time to enjoy the island is from February to May. Although the island is tropically warm during most of the year, I suggest you try to avoid the months of June to September, which is usually the Philippines’ monsoon season.

The easiest way to get to Bantayan Island is through a charter plane at Mactan Airport via Air Juan that only takes 40 minutes. Don’t worry if you don’t have the budget for it because you can still reach the island via a direct bus from Cebu City. The bus will take you directly to the municipality of Santa Fe on the island and you wouldn’t have to book a ferry (RoRo) ride separately. Alternatively, you can also take a bus that can drop you off at Hagnaya Port where you can ride the ferry to the island. Travel time by bus+ferry from Cebu City is around 6 hours.

Bantayan Island offers diverse accommodations, ranging from budget-friendly fan rooms to luxurious resorts. I suggest you stay at least a night or two so you can enjoy everything the island has to offer. If you have an extra day, you can even visit the nearby Malapascua Island.

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5. Mactan Island Resorts

Shangri-la Mactan Resort, Cebu

Location : Lapu-lapu City & Cordova, Mactan Island, Metro Cebu . Save on Google Maps .

Although Mactan Island is often overlooked in the top island destinations of the Philippines, the island is actually a great vacation spot for travelers. The island’s proximity to the airport is perfect for laid back vacationers that want to enjoy the comfort of modern living. Mactan Island is teeming with world-class resorts that offer luxurious amenities that even include white-sand beaches. Some of the most top-rated destinations here include Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort, Plantation Bay Resort, Movenpick Hotel Mactan, Crimson Resort and Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. There are other resorts here that are more pocket-friendly as well. If you’re up for some island hopping, then there are several islands that can easily be reached from the resorts here.

Just a short ride from the Mactan Island resorts are two of the most historical places in Cebu – Magellan’s Shrine and Lapu-Lapu Monument. Magellan’s Shrine was built in honor of Ferdinand Magellan. Just meters aways is Lapu-Lapu Monument, a bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu, recorded as the first Filipino to resist colonization. Together, the two make up the Mactan Shrine and is believed to be the site where Magellan was killed.

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6. TOPS Lookout Cebu

Location : Brgy. Busay (hills), Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

One of the best ways to enjoy a panoramic view of the city’s skyline is at Tops Lookout. The Tops Lookout, or just Tops for short, is a fortress-like view deck with a modernist twist and offers a serene and romantic ambiance. The stone structure has a unique circular design with ring-like entrances that separate the rooms where you can lounge around or even enjoy a picnic, as the place also offers snacks, beer, and other refreshments. The landscaping is also unique because of the hexagonal concrete floor patterns lined with Bermuda grass. There are several benches and binoculars that you can use to appreciate the view. Although the best time to appreciate the view is around sunrise or sunset, the view is still breathtaking even when the sun is already up. Personally, I prefer going there before sunset and extending into the night to enjoy both the daytime and nighttime views.

Tops Lookout is located in Mt. Busay, about 20 minutes from JY Square Mall. You can take a motorcycle, a taxi or by private cars. If you take public transport, you’ll have to book them to wait for you, so expect that cab fare can be very expensive. You might be able to save some money by booking a tour that includes Tops among the destinations.

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7. Cebu Taoist Temple

Location : Beverly Hills Subdivision, Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

The towering, multi-tiered Taoist Temple in Cebu is an impressive cultural site that shouldn’t be missed, especially if it’s your first time visiting Cebu. The temple was built in 1972 by the Chinese community in Cebu and is the center of worship for Taoism on the island. The Taoist Temple is located in the upscale Beverly Hills Subdivision. The main temple stands at 270 meters above sea level and holds spacious balconies that offer a beautiful view of the metropolis. The main temple is open to both worshippers and non-worshippers and thanks to its astonishing architecture has become a landmark to tourists and locals alike. Inside the grounds, is another temple that is closed to the public – the Phu Sian Temple.

Cebu’s Taoist Temple is of traditional Chinese architecture and decorated with dragons and intricate wood carvings. At the entrance of the temple is a replica of the Great Wall of China. From here are three winding roads that lead to the main temple that houses the central altar filled with statues of Chinese gods and goddesses, a library, a wishing well, and even a souvenir shop.

In order to make a wish, Taoist rituals dictate that you would have to pray to gods. The ritual includes washing your hands, going barefoot when you enter the temple, and dropping two wooden blocks. If both blocks land face up, only then can you make a wish. If they do not, then you would need to come back again at another time to make your wish. You can also ask for guidance by using the wooden blocks. Another common ritual among devotees is the climbing of the temple’s 81 steps, which represent the Taoism scriptures’ 81 chapters, and then lighting joss sticks to have their fortune read by the monks. This ritual is only done on Sundays and Wednesdays. Aside from the majestic structures, alluring landscapes, and scenic views of the city, experiencing the rituals is a great way to spend your day in the Queen City of the south.

You can get to Cebu’s Taoist Temple by car, or by taxi. You can also take a motorcycle from JY Square Mall, but you would have to walk from the entrance of the subdivision to get there.

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8. Temple of Leah, Cebu

Temple of Leah in Cebu City

Often dubbed as the Taj Mahal of Cebu, the Temple of Leah was also borne out of love. It was built by Teodorico Soriano Adarna to signify his undying love and devotion for his late wife Leah Albino-Adarna. Both of whom are the grandparents of actress Ellen Adarna. In terms of architecture, the place however is very different from the Taj Mahal. Instead, The Temple of Leah will give you a taste of Greece. Inspired by the ancient Roman structures, the temple is seven stories high with massive Doric columns made of granite. At the center of the driveway is a huge marble fountain and dotted on the corners of the building are life-sized Grecian statues. Leading to the shrine are two golden lions, and inside the shrine is a nine-foot bronze statue of Leah when she was chosen as the Matron Queen of her alma mater, the University of Southern Philippines. The building has 24 chambers including a library, a bar, and a museum. All of the areas are worth a snap or two.

The Temple of Leah is located at the top of a hill in Brgy. Busay, Cebu, and is about 45 minutes away from the city. If you want to have stunning photos of the site’s ornate and grand structures without being photobombed by other tourists, I suggest you go there just when it opens at 7:00 AM. The Temple of Leah is easily accessible by car and public transport, even by “habal-habal” (motorcycle taxi) from JY Square Mall.

9. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

Location : Mabini St., Parian, Downtown Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

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10. Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro, Cebu

Location : A. Pigafetta Street / M.J. Cuenco Ave., Downtown Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

Known as the smallest and oldest fort in the country, Fort San Pedro is a welcome retreat in the heart of a bustling metropolis. Its earliest structure was made out of logs just days after the arrival of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi on the island. The fort has undergone many changes and its present structure dates back to the 18th century. Through the years it has served as a garrison for the army, a stronghold for rebels, a prison and even a city zoo.

The walls of the triangular fort are about 20 feet tall, and 8 feet wide. On each corner stands a bastion and a watchtower. There are 14 cannons scattered amidst the tall trees and ornamental plants inside the fort. Even just a short visit to Fort San Pedro can take you back a trip back in time as you enjoy its peaceful ambiance and historic structures.

To the right of Fort San Pedro and just a short walk from Magellan’s Cross is the iconic Plaza Independencia. Plaza Independencia is witness to some of the most significant moments in the history of Cebu and symbolizes Cebu’s freedom from all who have tried to conquer the island. The century-old trees around the area have truly witnessed the heritage of the plaza. In the early 1600s, the public square was known as Plaza de Armas because of the military training and parades that took place here. In less than a century and now known as Plaza Mayor, the plaza has expanded to include Cebu’s cathedral. During the Spanish colonization, it was renamed as Plaza Maria Cristina to honor their Queen. To symbolize the freedom from the Spaniards, the American renamed it to Plaza Libertad. With the Philippines finally free from the reign of other nations, the Plaza was renamed as Plaza Independencia. The plaza’s beautiful landscapes and rich history make it a great place for sightseeing.

11. Magellan’s Cross

Magellan's Cross

Location : P. Burgos St., Downtown Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

One of the most historic places in Cebu is Magellan’s Cross. The cross symbolizes the birth of Christianity in the Philippines. It was planted upon Ferdinand’s Magellan’s orders to signify the spread of Roman Catholicism when he arrived in the Philippines in 1521. It is believed that the original cross had miraculous healing properties and people started to chip it away. Thus, it was encased in a cross made of tindalo wood that now stands here, but some skeptics believed that the original cross was destroyed after the death of Magellan. The cross is housed in an ornate octagonal-shaped chapel with paintings on the ceiling that depict Magellan’s arrival, the planting of the cross, and the baptism of Rajah Humabon, Queen Juana and their subjects. Although its authenticity has often been questioned, Magellan’s Cross still holds an important part in history and has remained to be a popular pilgrimage site, not just for locals but for tourists as well.

12. Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu

Location : Osmeña Blvd, Downtown Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

Just a short walk from Magellan’s cross is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines – the Basilica Minor del Santo Nino de Cebu. Also often known as the Sto. Nino Basilica, the church was founded in 1565 and houses the oldest religious relic that honors the Holy Child Jesus (Santo Niño). This relic dates back to Magellan’s time and is said to be the same one that he presented to Rajah Humabon when he and Queen Juana were baptized on April 14, 1521. The relic is believed to have been found on the very site where the basilica stands. It was found encased on a wooden box by a soldier 40 years after Magellan’s arrival when Miguel Lopez de Legaspi invaded the village.

The basilica’s original structure was destroyed by a fire and the present building was rebuilt in 1735 and finished in 1739. In 1965, Pope Paul VI declared the church as a basilica and as “the symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines” and was also declared as a National Landmark by President Ferdinand Marcos. The Holy See has also designated the basilica as “Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines.” The present structure now includes a pilgrimage center, a convent, a museum, and a library.

13. Crown Regency Sky Experience

Location : Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

If you want a unique adventure in the Queen City of the South, then the Crown Regency Sky Experience is for you. The numerous rides in the city’s tallest building will definitely not disappoint whether you try them out in the morning or at night. The Edge Coaster is the Sky Experience’s top attraction and it’s the only amusement ride of its kind in the world. The two-seated ride goes around the edge of the building’s 38th floor, and riders can enjoy the view of the city at 130 meters in the sky. There’s even a control lever where you can tilt the seat 55 degrees towards the ground. Other must-try rides include the Skywalk Extreme, where you can walk, sit or even lie down on the floors at the edge of the building, and the Tower Zip that lets you zipline between two towers. The Tower Zip is the first zipline in the world that uses a fully automated braking system for a smoother stop. If you want a bit of extreme wall climbing, then you’ll have an exhilarating time in the Paramount Wall Climb and Cliff Hanger at the top of the 40-story building. With the wind blowing and the amazing view, you’ll definitely feel like you’re on top of a towering mountain.

Even if you’re not in for a thrilling ride, you can still enjoy the stunning view from the building in the Sky Observatory, where you can operate telescopes. You can also climb to the Vertex, the highest point of the building for an amazing 360-degree view of the busy metropolis.

If you’re afraid of heights, Crown Regency also offers amenities that are less heart-racing. There’s even a three-level playroom for smaller kids. The 6D Theater is a favorite among families and will let you experience movies that will tickle all of your senses through motion seats, and special effects such as rain and wind. There’s also Melvin’s Reef where you can enjoy mini-golf with a black-light under the sea experience. Or you can enjoy a world-class meal at the Sparkz Restobar, or lounge around with some refreshments at the Sky Bar or Dimensions Cafe. At the Crown Regency Sky Experience, there’s definitely something for everyone!

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14. Try Cebu Lechon & the local food in Cebu

Cebu Lechon House - Carcar Lechon

Of all my trips to Cebu, the one thing I make sure I never skip on is enjoying the local food! Especially the Lechon! Even though you can widely find Lechon or roasted pig in the country, most people would agree that the best one they ever tasted is in Cebu. Even the world-famous American chef, Anthony Bourdain has declared Cebu’s Lechon as the “best pig ever” when he visited the country. So what makes this mouthwatering dish special? The young pork filled with secret herbs and spices and slowly roasted over coal is cooked to perfection that there’s no need for sauce. Yup, the Cebuanos have definitely got that crunchy skin and flavorful juicy meat combo just right. What’s great is that you can easily get a taste of it because many restaurants serve it warm with crackling skin and tender juicy meat. Locals will argue which restaurant serves the best because there are many favorites all around the island but you wouldn’t go wrong with Zubochon, CNT, Rico’s Lechon, Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly, and Ayers Lechon.

Locals also claim that the Lechon in Carcar, Cebu is unparalleled, even calling it the “Queen of All Lechon.” It’s jammed-pack with flavors because the pig is bathed in a special mix of ingredients that include pork broth, roasted pig drippings and “patios” an herb indigent to Carcar. But you can’t simply get it at fancy restaurants, because the best ones are served in their public markets. While you’re there, don’t forget to get some of Carcar’s famous chicharon. They have two versions of the crispy pork cracklings – pure skin or “kubal” and chicharon with “laman” or meat. Carcar may be an hour from Cebu City, but their Lechon and chicharon is worth the stopover.

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Aside from the Lechon and chicharon, there are plenty of other local foods you will enjoy. Strolling around the city wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Larsian sa Fuente, the original home of Cebu street food. It’s the go-to BBQ place for locals from all walks of life, and a must-try for tourists. Your eyes will go wide and your mouth will water as you take a pick from all kinds of meat that you can have barbequed – from typical the chicken and pork meat cuts, to innards, liver and cheeks. They also have longanisa, sausages, muttons and fresh seafood. And they’re best served with “puso” or steamed rice wrapped in coconut leaves. Larsian is an open-spaced establishment that has a lively ambiance that’s perfect for get-togethers. What’s even better is that the place has recently been renovated to provide a better dining experience. It’s located right in the heart of the city, beside Chung Hua Hospital and is quite easy to get to. Most of the food stalls serve food from around 10 AM to 2 AM, but the place is open 24 hours daily.

If you’re looking for a gastronomic adventure at affordable prices, then the Sugbo Mercado at Cebu I.T. Park is the place for you. It’s the biggest weekend food market in Cebu, and offers a wide variety of food – from local cuisines and delicacies, international flavors, and to unique and upcoming food trends. Treating yourself to a warm, and sumptuous meal here is certainly an exciting way of ending your day in Cebu. They are open on Thursdays to Sundays, from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Due to the growing demand, Sugbo Mercado also recently launched “StreetFood” at the Ayala Center Cebu’s active zone garden. The numerous stalls all serve authentic, high-quality street food including Cebuano staples like dirty ice cream, manok bisaya, balut, tuslob-buwa and ngohiong. And, they are open from 12 noon to 12 midnight, every single day of the week.

Food has always been deeply embedded in Filipino culture, and it is no different in the Queen City of the South. Aside from the Spanish and Chinese influence that has shaped the local cuisine, the buzzing city is also a hotspot for restaurants that offer unique and modern flavors. Why not try visiting Senor Kimchi, The Pig & Palm, The Pyramid or Birdseed? Other interesting restaurants that you can only find in Cebu include the 10,000 Roses Cafe, Balay sa Busay, Bintana, Gorliz, The Oriental Spice Gourmet and La Vie Parisienne. Trust me, even with just the food alone, you will love coming back to Cebu over and over again.

Cebu Street Half Day Food Tour

15. Mactan Island Hopping

Gilutongan (Hilutongan) & Nalusuan Island near Mactan, Cebu

Location : Hilotungan Channel. Between Mactan, Cebu & Bohol Islands . Save on Google Maps .

If you’re up for some saltwater therapy and don’t have the luxury of time for traveling to the ends of the province, then Mactan Island is the perfect jump-off point for you. Sprinkled on the channel between Cebu and Bohol are several stunning islands with vibrant and diverse marine life, and you can easily reach them via Mactan.

First off the list is Hilutungan Marine Reserve. The reserve is one of the richest sanctuaries in terms of marine diversity, and it’s a matchless spot for both snorkeling and diving. Even if you’re not up for these activities, you can still enjoy the stunning marine life from the boat because of the crystal clear waters around the shallow areas of the reserve. For seasoned divers, there’s even more in store for you because Hiltungan is known for sighting turtles along with snappers, parrotfish, jackfish, and many more.

Not far from Hilutungan Marine Reserve is another pristine island with a colorful aquatic life – Nalusuan Island. The island is part of Olango Reef and has a long white sandbar where you can easily swim with tons of fish and a protected coral area where you can snorkel. Also belonging to the Olango Reef is Caohagan Island. It’s a tiny island that’s just about two meters above sea level during high tide. Aside from enjoying the sea life through its crystal waters, the island is also an excellent stopover for a sumptuous meal of freshly-caught seafood. You can take your pick among the various kinds of live clams, shellfish, fishes, and rare seafood being displayed by locals and have them cooked on the spot.

Another great place to see is Olango Island. It’s only about 15 minutes away from Mactan Island, and it’s famous for birdwatching. The best time to visit the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary is during the colder months or around November to February. During this time, migratory birds from Japan, Northern China, and Serbia often make a stop. Other attractions in Olango include the Caw-Oy Floating Restaurant, San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, Island Eco-Tourism Park and several beach resorts.

South of Olango Island is Pandanon Island. It’s actually part of Bohol, but it’s close proximity to Mactan makes it a frequent tourist spot. Its long stretch of white sand beaches and serene waters makes the island ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and for quick getaways with your family and friends.

Mactan 3 in 1 Water Activities – Parasailing, Jetski, Banana Boat

16. Sinulog Festival

Cebu Sinulog Festival

Location : Cebu City

17. Sirao-Celosia Flower Garden

Location : Brgy. Sirao, Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

Known as the “Little Amsterdam of Cebu,” the Sirao Flower Garden has rapidly gained attention as one of Cebu’s top attractions because of the abundance of its blooming flowers and well-placed decor. The garden is filled with flame-like celosia flowers that range from yellow, red, orange, pink, and purple. You can also see some sunflowers, mums, daisies and asters. Aside from taking photos amidst the flowers, another favorite spot is the giant hand with a scenic mountain view in the background. Other interesting decors include giant nests, wooden arches, a windmill, and a lot more.

The best time to enjoy the blooms is when the sun is up. The garden is especially stunning during peak season, which is from April to May, and from October to November. You can get to Sirao Garden Farm by taxi or hired car from Cebu City. If you’re on a tighter budget, you can also ride a jeepney to JY Square Mall, and take a “habal-habal” from there.

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More Places To Visit in Cebu Province

18. Bluewater Sumilon

Location : Southern Cebu Province . Save on Google Maps .

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19. Malapascua Island

Location : Daanbantayan, Northern Cebu . Save on Google Maps .

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20. Moalboal & Pescador Island

Location : Southwestern Cebu Province . Save on Google Maps .

Moalboal Travel Essentials

Moalboal Island Hopping and Canyoneering Private Tour

21. Camotes Islands

Location : Off the coast of Northeast Cebu. Between Cebu & Leyte Islands. . Save on Google Maps .

Camotes Travel Essentials

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22. South Cebu Old Churches and Heritage Sites

Carcar Church, Cebu

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23. Cebu Shopping Malls

SM Seaside Cebu

24. Colon & Parian – Downtown Cebu Heritage Walk

Location : Downtown Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

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25. Cebu IT Park

The Pyramid, Cebu I.T. Park

Location : 371 Gorordo Ave, Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

26. Lapu-Lapu Monument & Mactan Shrine

Lapu-Lapu Monument

Location : Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island . Save on Google Maps .

27. Budlaan Falls

Location : Brgy. Budlaan, Talamban, Cebu City . Save on Google Maps .

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Where to go near Cebu

Location : Central Visayas . Save on Google Maps .

Bohol Travel Essentials

Bohol Countryside Tour w/ Buffet Lunch

Bohol Private Car Charter

Cebu-Bohol Supercat Ferry Ticket (One Way or Round Trip)

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Dumaguete & Apo Island

Location : Negros Oriental province, Central Visayas . Save on Google Maps .

Dumaguete Travel Essentials

Manjuyod Sandbar and Twin Lakes Tour

Siquijor Cambugahay Falls and Heritage Day Trip

Twin Lakes Natural Park with Dumaguete City Tour

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11 Things to do in Dumaguete + Negros Oriental Tourist Spots

Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island

Location : Leyte, Eastern Visayas . Save on Google Maps .

Beyond Cebu

Location : Surigao del Norte province, Mindanao, southern Philippines . Save on Google Maps .

Siargao Travel Essentials

Siargao Surfing Lessons

Siargao Island Hopping (Daily) – Daku Island, Guyam Island, & Naked Island Day Tour

Sohoton Cove & Siargao Island Hopping Day Trip

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15 Places To Visit in Siargao15 Things to do in Siargao + Tourist Spots

Location : Palawan province, west central Philippines . Save on Google Maps .

Palawan Travel Essentials

Puerto Princesa Underground River Day Tour w/ Buffet Lunch

El Nido Tour A – Lagoons and Beaches Island Hopping

Port Barton Island Hopping from San Vicente (Join-In Tour)

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22 Things to do in Puerto Princesa + Tourist Spots

Location : Metro Manila, Luzon, northern Philippines . Save on Google Maps .

Manila Travel Essentials

Manila-Luzon Shuttle – Tagaytay, Baguio, Laguna, La Union & more

Manila Ocean Park Attraction Pass

Enchanted Kingdom Admission Ticket

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16 Things to do in Manila + Tourist Spots

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Places to visit in Cebu

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Where to Stay in Cebu

Many of the top tourist attractions in Cebu City are located within the Downtown district. Stay here along with the areas near Fuente Osmeña Circle, Capitol Site, and Sergio Osmeña Boulevard if you want a convenient base to explore the city. These places are also close to ferry terminals and South Bus Terminal, perfect for Bohol or South Cebu-bound travelers. In case you want to explore more of the newer districts of Cebu, stay at Lahug, Archbishop Reyes Avenue or Banilad.

Want a room near the beach? You can find a lot of top-class resorts and hotels in Mactan Island. Travel time to Downtown, Cebu City only takes 30 minutes to over 1 hour depending on the traffic flow.

Where to book

Click below & search recommended Cebu hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your  min/max price , travel dates, and  sort by review ratings . I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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Liloan Cebu Beaches and Destinations

L iloan (also spelled as Lilo-an) is a first class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Liloan is bordered on the north by the town of Compostela, to the west by Cebu City, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the town of Consolacion.

Liloan is a philippine municipality in the province Cebu in Region VII Central Visayas which be­longs to the Visayas group of islands. The municipality Liloan is seated about 14 km east-north-east of province capital Cebu City.

The Origin of the name of “Liloan”

Long before other towns were “discovered” as tourist spots, Liloan was already known for its scenic pristine beaches and as a resort town, favorite place for sea bathing. Along its coastline, there is spot called Silot. Here, bathers are cautioned not to swim to a certain point because of a whirlpool caused by the ebb and tide of the waters which flow from an inland lake. This phenomenon is called lilo in Cebuano. Because of this, the town was known as Liloan, a place where there is lilo. The word Liloan, as the legend is told, comes from the word “lilo” – whirling waters (not unlike Edgar Allan Poe’s maelstrom) that form when the sea approaches an abrupt depth at a point just after a bridge.

Long ago, as the legend goes, when Lilo-an was still a wilderness, a marriage of a couple was objected to by the parents. As such, they boarded a boat and fled to a far away place. Somewhere at sea, a storm overtook them. For safety, they entered a channel, now called “Suba,” (a name of a place in Liloan) and proceeded into the interior. They took shelter at its bank and noticed the abundance of the fish in the vicinity. They decided to stay, and with the extra fish they caught, they sold or bartered the catch in the nearby villages. When asked where the fishes were caught, the answered, “Sa may liloan” (by the lilo). Asked where they live, they gave the same answer, :Sa may liloan.” In time, the place was called, as we know the town now, “Liloan”.

Places to visit when in Liloan

Little santorini mountain resort.

A mountain resort situated in Cebu's picturesque Liloan town. (Sandayong 2, Liloan, Cebu, San Roque)

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Seafront Beach Liloan

A good place to relax and unwind

Seafront Beach

Pangeas Beach Resort

Pangeas Beach Resort is a hidden garden resort located in Pagutlan Suso, Tayud Liloan, Cebu, 6002

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Ibabaw Mountain Resort

Looking out from the peaceful Ibabao Mountain Resort, the verdant scenery opened like a work of beauty, beckoning tranquility into their hearts.

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Liloan (Metro Cebu)

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Liloan or Lilo-an is in Cebu Province , Philippines, a suburb located on the coast north of Cebu City .

Understand [ edit ]

This is a spread-out, suburban area.

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By car [ edit ].

Drive north from Mandaue taking one of the two main highways that connect Liloan with Mandaue; the Central Nautical Highway and the Cebu North Coast Road.

By bus [ edit ]

Buses to/from the North bus terminal in Mandaue and to/from Bogo using the "Hagnaya-North Terminal" bus route. Also bus and jeepney route 25 from North terminal.

Makes sure this is the bus north to Liloan (Metro Cebu), not one to Liloan Port in Santander at the extreme south of Cebu Island .

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See Metro Cebu for general information about transport in the urban region.

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  • 10.3994 124.0006 2 San Fernando El Rey Parish Church . Built in 1847 ( updated Jun 2018 )

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  • 10.39544 123.99684 1 Papa Kit's Marina Resort , Silot Bay . ( updated Jun 2018 )

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  • 10.40089 123.99945 1 Gaisano Grand Mall Liloan , Central Nautical Hwy . ( updated Jun 2018 )

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  • 10.4057 123.99846 2 Aventino's Liloan , ☏ +63 32 347 0382 . ( updated Jun 2018 )

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  • 10.4121 123.9631 1 Ibabaw Mountain Resort , ☏ +63 917 108 0961 , +63 32 316 0150 . ( updated Jun 2018 )
  • 10.37228 124.00848 2 Pangeas Beach Resort , Pagutlan Suso , ☏ +63 917 322 1123 . ( updated Jun 2018 )
  • 10.39429 124.00305 3 Resort Cebu , ☏ +63 929 693 3083 . ( updated Jun 2018 )
  • 10.40513 123.99868 4 Countess Pension House , Cebu South Road , ☏ +63 922 822 5604 . ( updated Jun 2018 )

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