Cebu plays a very important role in Philippine history and discovery. Indeed, there’s this certain atmosphere in the city that brings back those 300 years of Spanish invasion. Fast forward to the millennial age, Cebu has now emerged as one of the major hubs of the country as well as a top tourist destination. So if you happen to write a bucket list of places you want to travel to, never ever dare to miss the Queen City of the South, Cebu! And if you’re wondering which spots to go to and the activities you can do, here are some tips which I have personally tried and gone to.
1. Refresh your Philippine history in Fort San Pedro
With just an entrance fee of 30 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for kids, you can enjoy touring around one of the oldest forts in the Philippines. Truly, it’ll take you back to the Spanish era which you have only been reading on your books.
2. Explore inside the Taoist Temple
Automatically when one goes to Cebu, visiting inside the Taoist temple is really a must! No entrance fee required but silence and respect are a must! Since it is a temple, tourists should abide by the rules such as no shouting or making unnecessary noises. Feel free to take shots on the other parts of the temple. However, taking photos inside their altar is strictly prohibited.
3. Take a road trip to the South!
South Cebu is getting more and more popular these days especially for the tourists. For anyone who loves nature and adventure, this is the perfect option for you! One of the most go to places in the South is the Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu. Its turqoiuse colored water is very eye-catching and tempting. It is said to have five waterfalls. Unfortunately, I was only able to reach the third one. I had no idea how many kilometers I hiked but the hiking part was so fun though it’s quite exhausting. The best part? Swimming of course! The cold water is such a relaxing therapy for the body and it’s quite a reward actually after that long tiring hike. To be honest, it’s one of the best places I have been to so far and I promised to myself that I will definitely be back to do the Canyoneering part!
So basically, that’s it for my Cebu adventure. Cebu has so much to offer – the place, food, people, nature, history and more. Gratefully, I was blessed enough to travel to this beautiful island and witness God’s creation in this side of the country.
In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. – Psalm 95:4-5