Where to Go
Cebu’s heritage sites are just a few minutes away from Sugbutel. Be fascinated by the courageous story of how Cebu’s very own Rajah Lapu-Lapu defeated Spanish conquisitador Ferdinand Magellan, and visit the Magellan Shrine in downtown Cebu and the Lapu-Lapu shrine in Mactan Island. Pay homage to religion and walk through the majestic churches of Basilica del Sto. Nino and Metropolitan Cathedral. Take a side trip to Museo de Sugbo and revel in the wondrous artifacts of the past. Pass the time with the scent of the sea breeze in the air at the Fort San Pedro and Plaza Independencia. Want to see how a temple looks like? The Taoist Temple, located in Beverly Hills Subdivision, is open to both worshippers and non-worshippers alike. Be sure to take photos of the entrance to the temple, which was designed to look just like the Great Wall of China!
Witness the breathtaking view of Cebu from the top. During the day, head straight to the different mountain parks in Busay and engage in outdoor activities which are sure to get your adrenaline going! Walk hanging bridges, swing through the Zipline, and yell your heart out! At night, take time to bask in the mountain’s fresh air and spend time with yourself or loved ones while enjoying the city lights below.
Cebuanos work hard, but they party even harder. Check out the different entertainment centers in Cebu – Asiatown I.T. Park Centre, Ayala Terraces, Park Mall, and Mango Square, among others. A hub of dance clubs, karaoke bars, cafes and restobars, Cebu nightlife is not one to miss.
You haven’t been to Cebu if you haven’t swum its beaches, popular all over the world for its powdery white sand and clear blue waters. Take a bus ride 1-2 hours to the different beach destinations in both Northern and Southern Cebu.
Cebu is known for its roasted suckling pig, better known locally as “lechon baboy,” acclaimed as “World’s Best Pork” by Anthony Bourdain of Kitchen Confidential and No Reservations, renowned authority on world cuisines. Go “local” and roam Cebu’s streets in search of the best barbecue (Larsian’s at Fuente) or surprisingly affordable Chinese snacks (Siomai sa Tisa) and get your tummy’s fill at an affordable price. Feel like splurging? Cebu boasts of restaurants featuring native Filipino dishes. Here’s a tip – be sure to give the seafood a try!