Queen City of The South: Best Cebu Tourist Spots & Attractions

Cebu is an island with 1.725 square miles in land area. Cebu was once called Sugbu and is the oldest city in the Philippines. This island is located between Leyte and Negros, and it is one of the islands belong to the Visayas Region.

Cebu is one of the most famous tourists and business destinations in the Philippines. The weather in Cebu is regularly sunny and tropical wet. The tropical weather runs throughout the entire year. The beaches in Cebu are perfect for people who want to get beautiful tan lines. Some famous beaches that have beautiful white sand are the ones in Mactan, Badian, Malapascua, and Bantayan island.

You can also dive to see the corals in Maribago Bluewaters and Moalboal. Other things you can do in Cebu is trekking through the jungles. You can find crystal clear rivers, challenging climb trails, rapid mountain cliffs, and waterfalls.


Cebu is a fusion of exotic east and modern west. This island is not only perfect for enjoying the beaches or the beauty of nature but also offers exciting nightlife. You can find Cebu nightlife attractions, many fine dining restaurants, cheap hotels in Cebu, clubs, and bars like the ones in Mango Square Cebu, coffee shops, karaoke bars, and 24-hours convenient stores in the city capital. One can certainly find the best Cebu tourist spots. No doubt, Cebu is your halfway to experiencing Asia’s exotic places.

Below is the most popular spots in Cebu!

Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu

This island is located a few kilometers off the coast of Moalboal, south of Cebu Island. Pescador Island is one of the best diving spots in Cebu. While you are visiting this island, don’t miss the opportunity to diving here. You’ll get the chance to see many different species of colorful sea creatures, beautiful corals, and the clear view of underwater life.

Tip: Pescador Island and Moalboal’s Sardines Run are truly one of the best Cebu tourist spots.

Osmena Peak

Osmena peak is the highest peak in the entire island of Cebu. This peak is 1.013 meters above sea level. Osmena peak located in Mantalongon, Dalaguete, South of Cebu. You can get a great picture in the hills with the sharp protruding peaks limestones. The most popular activities here are hiking and camping. There is two option for hiking trails. First, you may begin in Badian then passing by Kawasan Falls. Second is from the town of Dumanjug. If you want to hike the Osmena Peak, don’t forget to bring enough water. You don’t want to get dehydrated on the way.

Kawasan Falls

Going south from Cebu, you will find Kawasan Falls. The Kawasan Falls is the breathtaking place in Badian municipality. The hikers from Osmena peak are sometimes passing by this falls. Kawasan Falls has a three-stage cascade clear turquoise water. The waters fall from mountain springs of Mantalongan mountain range. The Kawasan Falls is one of the most favorite tourists spots in Cebu. You can experience canyoneering adventures which starts at Canlaob river downstream going to Kawasan Falls. You can also find local guides that will accompany you to explore this place. Other activities you can do here are walking around, swimming, climbing and abseiling through the falls.

Magellan’s Cross

Magellan’s cross is one of the most attracting tourists spot in the Philippines. People called this place Magellan’s Cross because this is the site when Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross in 1521 and presented Christianity to the Cebuanos. Some people said that the original cross is encased in another wooden cross. It is for protection because people started chipping it away, believing that it has miraculous healing power.

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