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

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.
3. Cebu Taoist Temple (A big Mushu-like is in the house)
4. Neri’s Ville Selfie Corner
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. 10,000 Roses at Cordova
10. Upside Down World Museum
11. Cebu Ocean Park
12. Colon St. (oldest street in cebu)
13. Maze Garden & Museum
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
21. Mountain View Nature’s Park

MUSEUMS + MEMORIALS

22. Casa Gorordo Museum
23. Heritage of Cebu Monument(Sikatuna and Mandaue)
24. Cathedral Museum of Cebu
25. Jesuit House Museum
26. Museo Sugbo
27. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House

ADVENTURE PARKS + OUTDOORS + GARDENS

28. Snow World
29. Skywaterpark Cebu
30. Kawa Bath at Samboan
31. Anjo World Theme Park
32. Happy Beach Cebu
33. 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

34. Sky Experience Adventure
35. Molave Milk Station in Barili
36. Cebu City Sports Complex – If you want to exercise, a 4,500-meter oval awaits you.
37. Laser Blitz Parkmall
38. Extreme Aeropark
39. Bacalla Woods Campsite
40. Kartzone Cebu
41. West 35 Eco Mountain Resort
42. Sun Xi Mountain Resort
43. Cebu Safari and Adventure Park
44. Adventure Cafe
45. Baguio de Cebu Eco Mountain Adventures
46. Terrazas de Flores Botanical Garden
47. Virtual World Cebu
48. Colour Museum Cebu
49. Bunzie’s Cove
50. Sergio’s Strawberry Farm

MARKETS

51. Taboan Public Market – Buy the pasalubong here (ie. dried mango, fish tapa and many more) for an absolutely cheap price.
52. Night Market in Colon Street – This market is seasonal. It appears during “ber months” / September -December.

EVENT

sinulog festival cebu
Photo credits : infinite blueprints

53. Sinulog Festival (3rdweek of January)

FOOD + DRINK

54. Bicester Cafe– Christmas feels. LED signs. Good for picture taking. Instagram-worthy place.

bicester cafe

55. Luxury Dining at Ibiza
56. ABACA Baking Company – for people with sweet tooth
57. Ice Giants – Try to eat the gigantic bowl.
58. Pearl korean meat – My all time favorite korean restaurant!
59. Sugbo Mercado (seasonal)
60. Pungko Pungko sa Fuente
61. Yakski
62. The Pyramid
63. Rico’s Lechon
64. Siomai sa Tisa in Labangon
65. Larsian BBQ
66. STK ta Bai
67. Sky Lounge Cebu by Blue Elephant
68. La Vie Parisienne
69. Top of Cebu
70. Crate Cafe
71. Carcar Lechon Market
72. Rex’s Kandingan sa SRP
73. 101 Buffet International

MOVIE HOUSE + GAMING

74. Stellar Movie House
75. Big Screen Entertainment
76. Hangout Junction (movie + hangout)
77. Hello Hans DVD

DAY TRIPS ( MOUNTAINS + BEACHES + FALLS)

78. Falls (⏰ 35 min / 12.4 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy)
79. *Virgin Island (⏰ 4 h 47 min/ 135 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy / 📍Bantayan Island)
80. *Santa Fe Beaches (⏰ 4 h 1 min/ 128 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/ 📍 Bantayan Island) 
81. Basdaku Beach (⏰ 3 h / 95.3 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd and Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy / 📍 Moalboal)
82. 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)
83. Sumilon Island (⏰ 3 h 45 min/ 129 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue / 📍Sumilon)
84. *Bounty Beach (⏰ 5h / 149 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/ 📍 Malapascua Island)
85. *Logon Beach (⏰ 5 h / 143 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy / 📍Malapascua Island)
86. Hidden Beach (⏰ 2 h 15 min/ 65.2 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ 📍 Aloguinsan)
87. Dao Falls (⏰ 4 h 5min / 140 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ 📍 Samboan)
88. Tumalog Falls (⏰ 3 h 45 mins/ 127 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue
/ 📍 Oslob)
89. Binalayan Hidden Falls (⏰ 4 h 7 min/ 143 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd. / 📍Samboan)
90. Aguinid Falls (⏰ 4 h 7 min/ 143 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd
/ 📍Samboan)
91. Inambakan Falls (⏰ 4 h 7 min/ 139 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ 📍 Ginatilan)
92. Cambais Falls (⏰  3 h 33 min/ 110 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/📍 Alegria)
93. Kawasan Falls (⏰  3 h 29 min/ 113 min via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ 📍 Badian)
94. Bugasak Falls (⏰ 2 h 25 min/ 68.5 km via Cebu – Toledo Wharf Rd/Toledo – Manipis Rd/ 📍 Argao)
95. Mantayupan Falls (⏰ 2 h 3 min/ 59.3 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/ 📍 Barili)
96. Bon-bon Falls (⏰ 48 mins/ 19.4 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy
 / 📍 Busay)
97. Cancalanog Falls (⏰ 3 h 33 min/ 110 km via Cebu S Rd/Natalio B. Bacalso S National Hwy/  📍Alegria)
98. 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)
99. 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)
100. Mt. Mauyog (⏰ 1 h 29 min/ 43. 9 km via Cebu Transcentral Hwy/ 📍 Balamban)
101.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
Ili Rock Viewing Deck
Funtastic Island
Sky Dive in Bantayan
Carnaza Island
Sardine Run at Moalboal
Camotes Island

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

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