About Cebu

Cebu Island, Philippines

Cebu Island is not only home to the Philippines’ oldest and largest city, Cebu City—it's a melting pot of charming Filipino fishing villages, spectacular dive sites and high-end beach resorts.

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About Cebu Island, Philippines

From the pretty fishing villages of the South, offering an authentic Filipino experience, to the luxury beach resorts of the North and the chaotic sprawl of cosmopolitan Cebu City, it’s easy to see why Cebu Island is such a popular travel destination.

With spectacular white sandy beaches, coral atolls, amazing dive sites off the northern tip of the island and a bustling city to explore, there’s something to suit all tastes here.

The island’s climate is tropical, with a long-wet season running from June to December. For the best weather, visit between February to May (the hottest month). You’ll find the South of the island is generally hotter and drier all year round.

What to do in Cebu Island

Take to the water on a dolphin watching cruise and you’ll get the opportunity to stop off for a swim at White Sands Beach.

Or head to Cebu City – this exciting, fast-paced city has a rich history and plenty of museums to explore. Check out the Museo Sugbo, housed in the former city jail, and the Casa Gorondo Museum, before stopping off at the holiest church in the city, the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino.

For a more relaxed vibe, cross the bridge from Cebu City to Mactan Island, where you can enjoy an island-hopping trip, dine on some of the freshest seafood around, or go diving off the island’s south-east coast.

Those looking to chill out on their trip might want to stay in the southern resort of Moalboal, where the only thing on the agenda is diving, relaxing on White Beach or dining on authentic Filipino cuisine.

Top travel tips for Cebu Island, Philippines

Taxis are the best way to get around Cebu Island – there are plenty of them and you'll find they’re efficient and cheap. Avoid private taxis and flag one down for the best rates.

One of the most popular spots to dine on the island is Siomai sa Tisa in Labangon. Here you’ll find authentic steamed Chinese food and ‘Halo-Halo’, a Filipino dessert made with ice, evaporated milk and a variety of toppings.

If you’re feeling brave, wave one arm and flag down a colorful Jeepney in Cebu City, to experience public transport like the locals do.

Spectacular diving, white sandy beaches, delicious fresh Filipino seafood, traditional fishing villages, and a cosmopolitan city with plenty of activities for all ages – a trip to Cebu Island has all this and more.

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