Cebu tour packages & holidays
Cebu as a tour and holiday destination
Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Philippines. Cebu itself lies at the center of the Philippine archipelago and consists of Mactan, Camotes, Sumilon, Bantayan, Olango, and Malapascua islands. Visitors flock to Cebu to sample its white sandy beaches, diving spots, coral atolls, and unique flora and fauna. For example, Cebu is home to 5,832 unique flowering plants found nowhere else in the world.
Things to do in Cebu
Besides the natural attractions, Cebu has plenty to offer visitors. To start with, you can sample local delicacies such as lechon (roasted suckling pig) or sutukil (simply a mixture of cooked seafood and meat). In addition, Cebu boasts of restaurants that serve Italian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Continental, Spanish, Indian, and Thai cuisine. For shopping, Cebu has shopping centers and malls such as Ayala Center, Robinson's Plaza, SM City, and St Patrick's Square. If you would like to buy souvenirs, head to Mandaue City, Island Souvenirs at Nasipit Talamban, or Artevalman Handicraft Market. Cebu also has a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget guesthouses to world-class resorts.
Best time to visit Cebu
Just like any other exotic tourist destination, tourists tend to descend on Cebu during holiday seasons such as Christmas, New Year, Easter, and Chinese New Year. If you would like to travel to Cebu during the low holiday season, schedule your visit between May and October. The weather in Cebu varies depending on the time of the year. Summer in Philippines starts from April to June and temperatures range from 28 to 38 °C. From June to September, temperatures range from 25 to 32 °C. Famous festivals include Sinulog, Kadaugan sa Mactan, Paskuhan, and Semana Santa.
Visitors to Cebu can sample local delicacies, soak the sun, shop, or just watch local festivals such as Sinulog.