10 Free Things to Do in Cebu Philippines

magellan's cross cebu

10 Free Things to Do in Cebu Philippines

Cebu is located in the middle portion of the Philippines’ Map. It is visited by many local tourists or foreign tourists.

I have been living here for a decade now and as an insider, I’m gonna share to you what I know about free to-do things.


Where to best exchange currency?

It is best to exchange currency in your country way before your trip. Try to plan this too when booking plane tickets.

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  1. By Airplane

  1. The fastest way to reach Cebu is by plane.
  2. Cebu is an international destination with flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
  3. Arrival is at at the Mactan International Airport almost daily.
  1. By Sea

  1. There are daily ferries to and from Cebu, Manila, Bohol, Negros, Leyte, Butuan, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Iligan and etc.


1.Look for Mushu at Taoist Temple

taoist temple cebu

2. Visit the First Church in the Philippines – Basilica del Santo Niño

Established in 1565. First church in the Philippines and Cebu’s holiest church. Every year, the image is the centerpiece of Cebu’s largest annual event, the Sinulog Festival.

Basilica del Santo Niño

3. Indulge in the History of Fort San Pedro

You can easily find this when you arrived in Cebu by Boat. There is a small entrance fee to pay but you can take a picture of it even if you won’t get inside the place.

fort san pedro cebu

4. Seek and Spot the Wall Graffiti

 It is art on a wall.

Cebu Street Art or Graffiti

5.  Drink and Dine at the Pyramid of Cebu

The one and only pyramid structure in Cebu.

the pyramid cebu it park
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6.   Try out locals food at The Night Market by Sugbo Mercado Cebu

Street foods at an affordable price is sold here. 

7. Stroll at the famous Colon Street 

Visit the oldest street in Cebu. Old buildings about 100 years old are still present in the area.

8.  Visit the Magellan’s Cross 

Magellan’s Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu. It is believed to be a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan. It was planted upon their arrival in Cebu on March 15, 1521.

magellan's cross cebu

9. Try out the local foods at Night Market Cebu

It is located in colon st. and a lot of local foods are sold.

10.  Cebu Heritage Monument

The spot where the monument stands now, the Parian, is very historical. It used to be a home to the residences of the most prominent families in Cebu during the Spanish Period. It also used to be the center of trade between the locals, the Chinese and Spanish mestizos.

cebu monument heritage


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