Ultimate Cebu Bucket list (101 Things to do in Cebu)

My friends have lived in Cebu for the past decades, so I enlisted their help to put together the ultimate Cebu bucket list! I am so excited to dig into more good eats and do more waterfall chasing in the area. There are so many mountains to hikes!

Click the links to see full posts with photos and more details on each spot. This list will continue to evolve as I discover new and better things to eat, see, and do.

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ULTIMATE CEBU BUCKET LIST (101 THINGS TO DO IN CEBU)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

  1.  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
  2.  Fort San Pedro – You can easily find this when you arrived in Cebu by Boat.fort san pedro cebu
  3. Cebu Taoist Temple (A big Mushu-like is in the house)
  4. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
  5. Tops Lookout (A place to chill + awesome view of the city lights at night)
  6. Temple of Leah (ancient greek vibe)
  7. Magellan’s Cross
  8. Plaza Independencia
  9. Genesis Valley
  10. Upside Down World Cebu
  11. Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary And Art Gallery
  12. Colon St. (oldest street in cebu)
  13. Maze Garden & Museum

    Maze Garden and Musuem at Toledo City, Cebu
  14. Wall Graffiti (spot it if you can)
  15. Buwakan ni Alejandra
  16. JVR Island in the Sky
  17. Florentino’s Little Tagaytay of Cebu
  18. Sirao Garden/Celosia Flower Farm
  19. Oslob Whale Shark Watching (must- try)
  20. Monastery of the Holy Eucharist/Simala Shrine Church

MUSEUMS + MEMORIALS

  1. Casa Gorordo Museum
  2. Heritage of Cebu Monument(Sikatuna and Mandaue)
  3. Cathedral Museum of Cebu
  4. Jesuit House Museum
  5. Museo Sugbo
  6. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

ADVENTURE PARKS + OUTDOORS + GARDENS

  1.  Snow World
  2.  Skywaterpark Cebu
  3.  Kan-irag Nature Park
  4.  RainForest Park Cebu
  5.  D’ Family Park
  6.  Danasan Eco Adventure Park

Danasan Eco Adventure Park : Cebu's Family Getaway Destination

|Check out: Ultimate Guide and Tips to the Danasan Eco Adventure Park

  1. Sky Experience Adventure
  2. Green Lagoon Park
  3. Cebu City Sports Complex
  4. Laser Blitz Parkmall
  5. Extreme Aeropark
  6. Bacalla Woods Campsite
  7. Kartzone Cebu
  8. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
  9. Sun Xi Mountain Resort
  10. Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
  11. Adventure Cafe
  12. Baguio de Cebu Eco Mountain Adventures
  13. Terrazas de Flores

MARKETS

  1. Carbon Market
  2. Taboan Public Market
  3. Night Market in Colon Street – This market is seasonal. It appears during “ber months” / September -December.

EVENT

sinulog festival cebu
Photo credits : infinite blueprints
  1. Sinulog Festival (3rdweek of January)

FOOD + DRINK

  1. Workplace Cafe – Fast Internet
  2. Bicester Cafe– Christmas feels. LED signs. Good for picture taking. Instagram-worthy place.

bicester cafe

  1. Ili Rock Viewing Deck in Boljoon
  2. ABACA Baking Company
  3. Ice Giants
  4. 10 dove street
  5. Pearl korean meat
  6. Sugbo Mercado (seasonal)
  7. The Market
  8. Yakski
  9. The Pyramid
  10. Rico’s Lechon
  11. Siomai sa Tisa in Labangon
  12. Larsian BBQ
  13. STK ta Bai
  14. Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant
  15. La Vie Parisienne
  16. Top of Cebu
  17. Pitstop
  18. Crate Cafe
  19. Kuya J
  20. Rex’s Kandingan sa SRP
  21. Gerry’s Grill
  22. Seaside Saloon Bar and Grill (Gaming)

MOVIE HOUSE + GAMING

  1. Stellar Movie House
  2. Big Screen Entertainment
  3. Hangout Junction (movie + hangout)
  4. Hello Hans DVD

DAY TRIPS ( MOUNTAINS + BEACHES + FALLS)

  1. Kabang Falls ( 35 min / 12.4 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy)
  2. *Virgin Island ( 4 h 47 min/ 135 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/ Bantayan Island)
  3. *Santa Fe Beaches ( 4 h 1 min/ 128 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/ Bantayan Island) 
  4. Basdaku Beach ( 3 h / 95.3 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy / Moalboal)
  5. Tingko Beach (  2h 57min / 95.9 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy / Alcoy)
  6. Sumilon Island ( 3 h 45 min/ 129 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue / Sumilon)
  7. *Bounty Beach ( 5h / 149 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/  Malapascua Island)
  8. *Logon Beach ( 5 h / 143 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy /  Malapascua Island)
  9. Hidden Beach ( 2 h 15 min/ 65.2 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/  Aloguinsan)
  10. Dao Falls ( 4 h 5min / 140 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/  Samboan)
  11. Tumalog Falls ( 3 h 45 mins/ 127 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue
    / Oslob)
  12. Binalayan Hidden Falls ( 4 h 7 min/ 143 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd. /Samboan)
  13. Aguinid Falls ( 4 h 7 min/ 143 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd
    / Samboan)
  14. Inambakan Falls (4 h 7 min/ 139 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ Ginatilan)
  15. Cambais Falls ( 3 h 33 min/ 110 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ Alegria)
  16. Kawasan Falls ( 3 h 29 min/ 113 min via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ Badian)
  17. Bugasak Falls ( 2 h 25 min/ 68.5 km via Cebu – Toledo Wharf Rd/Toledo – Manipis Rd/  Argao)
  18. Mantayupan Falls ( 2 h 3 min/ 59.3 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/  Barili)
  19. Bon-bon Falls ( 48 mins/ 19.4 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy
    / Busay)
  20. Cancalanog Falls ( 3 h 33 min/ 110 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/Alegria)
  21. Bugho Falls (1 h 20 min/ 40 km via Naga – Uling Rd and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ San Fernando, Bugho)
  22. Osmena Peak ( 3 h 16 min/ 101 km via Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ Dalaguete)
  23. Mt. Mauyog ( 1 h 29 min/ 43. 9 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/  Balamban)
  24. Mt. Napua ( 1 h 21 min/ 37. 5 km via Naga – Uling Rd and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ Naga)

*Please take note that the route includes a ferry ride.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Mactan Island hopping – This includes Pandanon, Nalusuan, Hilutungan and Caohagan Island.
  • Olango Island Bird Watching and Snorkeling
  • Kawasan Canyoneering
  • Badian Canyoneering
  • Molave Milk Station in Barili

TIPS, NOTES AND REMINDERS

  • If you are planning to do Island hopping, take note that food and island fees are usually not included in your boat rental. You can communicate with your boatman beforehand if he can prepare or arrange the food for you.
  • If you’re planning your trip,do not forget to book a rental car.
  • Always pack flip flops for rainy days. 
  • Always wear sunscreen and bring an umbrella. Asian countries have a hot climate.

MAP TO HELP YOU GET AROUND CEBU

Have you been to Cebu?
Anything we’re missing or doesn’t deserve to stay on this list?

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XOXO,shellwanders

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