You think you know everything about Cebu? You think you’ve explored every nook and cranny of this little island paradise that we all call home? Read on to know some unique spots in Cebu that you probably didn’t know existed.
Location: Catmon Daan
Details: Known only to locals and a few extreme adventure buffs. To get to Ka-Tinggo Falls, one must crawl, climb, trek, and swim.
Why Visit?: The drop is short but it is perfect for dives and jumps.
Details: Awesome hole in the wall frequented by both locals and out-of-towners. Serves local and all-time fave international dishes at very affordable prices.
Why Visit?: Doubles as a gallery of pre and post war memorabilia.
Details: Perched on the hills of Caputatan in the municipality of Medellin, the facility lets adventure-seekers zip from one hill to another.
Why Visit?: Offers a marvelous view of northern Cebu’s awesome view of sugarcane and coconut plantations.
Details: A cool spring right at the foot of a mountain. The spring feeds the awesome Bagatayam River and the Bagatayam Falls.
Why Visit?: A religious shrine of the Our Lady of Lourdes sits right at the top of the fresh-water spring. The place is perfect for relaxation and meditation.
Details: To get to Kabang Falls, one must endure a 40-minute trek through trees, grasses, rivers, and boulders. It is one of the most well-preserved waterfalls in Cebu.
Why Visit?: You don’t have to travel far to experience this beauty. It is, afterall IN Cebu City. Kabang Falls is only one habal-habal away!
GL Highland Resort
Details: A spring resort near Balamban’s highest peak. The resort offers overnight stays and trekking tours. It has a pool, too.
Why Visit?: The cool spring pool is just perfect for the scorching summer.
Details: Offers Cebuano bestsellers. A pitstop for weary (and hungry) travelers. Offers all time Cebuano favorites – Pochero and Manok Bisaya.
Why Visit?: They have the most awesome lechon kawali!
Details: Great facility and very far from civilization. Allows you to meditate and truly relax.
Why Visit?: American owner Ron Perry is awesome.
Location: South Road Properties
Details: The backroad which takes you to Talisay from Mambaling in just ten minutes. If you want stress-free traveling without having to deal with other fast-moving vehicles, then this one’s for you.
Why Vist?: Wonderful view of Cebu’s coastal barangays and occasional flocks of migratory birds.
Cantipla Flower Farms
Details: Source of Cebu’s fresh flowers and produce.
Why Visit?: In Cantipla, you can buy flowers at half the price. Also, the flower industry is more vibrant and colorful here.
Details: Sogod’s popular waterfall is considered one of the most nice-looking drops in Cebu.
Why Visit?: It’s a mere 50 meters from the main road.
Details: Located in the mountains of Catmon, a good 30 minutes from the main road. The pool can only accommodate as many as 20 guests at a time. The place is frequented by Korean, Japanese, and other Asian tourists.
Why Visit?: To date, Catmon’s Mainit Spring is the only hot spring in Cebu.
Location: Mactan Island
Details: Shows a gallery of various species of fish and water creatures.
Why Visit?: Features some species only seen in Cebu.
Kapilya de Sakripisyo
Details: A small chapel built solely for unbaptized babies. Other sources say the real purpose of the chapel is to house the dead before it is taken to the cemetery at the back of the church.
Why Visit?: The chapel is historically very valuable as it was rediscovered only recently. For years, the chapel was covered with the roots of a huge tree.
Details: A boardwalk which leads to a floating restaurant. The boardwalk is also perfect for late-afternoon strolls and sunset-watching.
Why Visit?: The boardwalk offers a delicious view of the skyline of Cebu City and some key parts of Metropolitan Cebu.
Location: San Fernando
Details: A unique nature resort which is located deep in the mountains of San Fernando. To get to the resort, one must endure a 30-minute habal-habal ride.
Why Visit?: The mountain resort offers guided river treks and adventure activities such as ziplining and wire-walking.
Details: A public white sand beach with unspoiled coves and rock formations. The beach is perfect for weekend getaways with friends and loved ones.
Why Visit?: Lambug beach is safe for campers and late-night beach-goers.
Details: A wooden walkway through Alcantara’s unspoilt mangrove forest. Offers a unique view of Cebu’s coastal/mangrove ecosystem.
Why Visit?: Has a gallery of different species of local plants and animals.
Details: A 500-meter boardwalk which connects a small island to mainland Cebu. The island is perfect for intimate gatherings of family and friends.
Why Visit?: The only one of its kind here in Cebu.
Type: River Tour
Details: A unique one-hour tour through Aloguinsan’s Bojo River system. The tour also includes a trek to the viewing deck through a 400-meter boardwalk.
Why Visit?: The boatmen/tourguides are very well-informed and friendly.
Type: Natural Wonder
Details: Two awesome looking cliffs separated by a small passage which forms a small river.
Why Visit?: The rock formations are to die for!