8 Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu For

The warm people, the striking architecture, the delightful food, the marvelous attractions, and the exciting activities—these are what Cebu has in store for you. If you’re looking for a good time and a memorable one, visit the Queen City of the South! 

Cebu has captured the attention of tourists around the world thanks to its natural and human-made sights. From canyoneering to hiking, the province offers various activities for different types of travelers. 

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  1. Kawasan Falls

Badian, Cebu’s most famous attraction is Kawasan Falls. Local and foreign tourists alike flock here to witness the natural beauty of the three-tiered cascading falls. There are two ways to explore and enjoy the falls: conquer the three-to-six-hours-long canyoneering adventure or take a short trek to the waterfalls from the main entrance. 

Kawasan Falls-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForIf you choose canyoneering—which is an experience of a lifetime—you get to trek, swim, and rappel through the river canyons, and jump off several cliffs (with 40 ft. and 50 ft. heights). Whichever way, travelers get to explore and enjoy the blue pools of Kawasan Falls. 

  1. Bantayan Island

At the northernmost point of Cebu, you’ll find the sparkling gem that is Bantayan Island. It isn’t as commercialized as Boracay, which makes it the perfect attraction if you want a relaxing time by the beach. 

Bantayan Island-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForThe island boasts white sand beaches and pristine waters. You can also check out its two natural cave pools, the Ogtong Cave and Sto. Niño Cave. When in Bantayan Island, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see one of the most breathtaking sunsets.

  1. Temple of Leah

Tucked in the hills of Busay Cebu City is the remarkable Temple of Leah. The man-made attraction was built as a symbol of Teodorico Soriano Adarna’s undying love for his late wife, Leah—much like the Taj Mahal of India.  

Temple of Leah-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForThe Temple of Leah is a seven-story building that emanates Ancient Roman architecture. The massive structure has granite flooring, Grecian-style statues, a marble fountain, two golden lions, and a nine-foot bronze statue of Leah V. Albino-Adarna. It has 24 chambers, including a museum, an art gallery, a library, and the namesake’s vast collection of personal and favorite belongings.

  1. Sirao Flower Garden

Another spot nestled in the mountains of Busay is the Sirao Flower Garden. It boasts a colorful flora landscape that will remind you of the beautiful flower fields in the Netherlands. They even have replicas of Dutch windmills. This is why the attraction is dubbed as “The Little Amsterdam.”

Sirao Flower Farm-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForThere are sunflowers, daisies, asters, and chrysanthemums in Sirao Flower Garden. But, the main attraction is the rows of celosia flowers in red, purple, orange, and yellow that give out the Amsterdam vibe. The celosias were supposed to be harvested and sold, but a fortunate turn of events led it to be turned into a park. 

  1. Taoist Temple

Marvel at one of Cebu’s famous landmarks within the city, the Taoist Temple, situated in Beverly Hills Subdivision. The temple boasts an artistic and colorful multi-level structure. It stands 110 feet above sea level and boasts an exterior inspired by the Great Wall of China. 

Taoist Temple-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForThe Taoist Temple has 81 steps that denote the 81 chapters of the Taoist scripture. Once you reach the top, you’ll find a scenic view of downtown Cebu. The temple has a chapel, a wishing well, a library, and a souvenir shop. It is open to both worshippers and non-worshippers. 

  1. Osmeña Peak

If you want to get a breathtaking view of the sunrise, hike to Osmeña Peak in the town of Dalaguete. This is Cebu’s highest peak, which stands at 1,013 meters above sea level. Since Dalaguete is referred to as the “Vegetable Basket of Cebu,” expect to see vegetable farms and livestock grazing the terrain during your hike.

Osmena Peak-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForThe trail to Osmeña Peak is beginner-friendly. It only takes roughly 30 minutes to an hour. Once up top, you’ll be greeted with a picturesque sight of a spiky skyline, a panoramic view of Cebu’s southeast coastline, and the sight of Negros. 

  1. Pescador Island

A few kilometers off the coast of Moalboal, there’s a well-known diving spot called Pescador Island. You can reach the island by boat from Panagsama Beach. It’s an enticing spot for those who want to witness beauty underwater.

Pescador Moalboal sardine run-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu For

The island boasts a vibrant marine life and large-scale reefs populated with different species of colorful sea creatures like lionfish, jacks, and more. One of its main attractions is the Sardine Run, wherein tourists can swim with millions of sardines. It’s a magnificent sight and experience that is one for the books. 

  1. Fort San Pedro

If you’re down for a quick walk through Cebu’s rich history, pay a visit to Fort San Pedro. The stone fort served as the military’s defense during the Spanish occupation, with Spanish Leader General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi as commander of the building.

 Fort San Pedro-Tourist Spots That are Worth Flying to Cebu ForYou can find Fort San Pedro in the pier area of Cebu City. It’s the oldest fort in the Philippines and now serves as a museum dedicated to preserving the legacy and history of the Spanish Government. You can check out artifacts, sculptures, paintings, and explore the walkways of its three bastions. 

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Experience the Best in Cebu

Cebu is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines, offering the right mix of historical sites, pristine beaches, and exciting activities. There’s no shortage of activities and exploration for travelers in this part of the country. 

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