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Tourist Attractions in Cebu City - Cebu, Philippines

Top 7 Tourist Spots in Cebu City Within City Center

The famous tourist attractions and historical sites in Cebu City in Cebu Province are a walking distance away from each other and are just situated in the city center, the rest are on distant barangays

Getting there: From Mactan Cebu International Airport or from the place where you stay at, hire a taxi and tell the driver to drop you off at Basilica del Santo Niño and you can begin your tour from there, the rest on the list below are just a walking distance to and from the basilica.

How to go to Cebu

1. BASILICA DEL SANTO NIÑO The Basilica del Santo Niño was founded in 1565. The bell tower was badly damaged in October 2013 when Cebu was hit by a strong earthquake.The site is very crowded during Fridays and most especially on Sinulog week.

Magellan's Cross is the cross planted by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers upon the order of Ferdinand Magellan when they arrived in Cebu on March 15, 1521 (depending on s…

West 35 Eco Mountain Resort - Balamban, Cebu

West 35 and The Quotable Quotes

As the name suggests, West 35 Eco Mountain Resort is situated at KM 35 in the western part of Cebu. It sits in the mountain ranges of Barangay Gaas in Balamban, Cebu. Balamban is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu. Travel time from Cebu City to West 35 is 2 hours. 
Entrance: Php50 Parking: Free Operating Hours Mondays to Fridays - 7:00am to 6:00pm Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays - 7:00am to 9:00pm 

THE QUOTABLE QUOTES Being a fan of quotes, I immediately noticed them upon entering the resort. What caught my attention is this "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time". My mother has the easiest translation to this in Cebuano, "sakay kanaug sa jeepney stop" (hahaha). There are several other quotes that you may find inspiring while roaming around the property. 
ACTIVITIES The mountain resort is one of the most popular attractions in the western part of Cebu province and is famous among local touris…

Cuatro Islas - the paradise islands in Leyte

Digyo, Mahaba, Apid & Himokilan Islands - the paradise islands in Leyte!

Cuatro Islas is a Spanish term which when translated in English means Four Islands. Cuatro Islas is a group of islands belonging to the munipalities of Hindang and Inopacan in the province of Leyte.  Digyo Island belongs to Inopacan, LeyteApid Island belongs to Inopacan, LeyteMahaba Island belongs to Inopacan, LeyteHimokilan Island belongs to Hindang, Leyte
This is another out of town invitation from one of my college friends (Jenny) whose husband (Dondon) happens to be a resident of Hindang, Leyte. Together with Jen's and Dondon's colleagues in COA, I joined them on their Cuatro Islas trip. Thank you so much Jen & Don and the rest of the Dayola family for the accommodation while we're there!
DIGYO ISLAND The island paradise of Digyo is our first stop. Among the four (4) islands, this to me is somewhat like Boracay but unlike Boracay, the place is not very commercialized. With its white sand and cr…

Windsurfing at Parientes Watersports in Hinunangan and The Twin Islands

Windsurfing at Parientes Watersports and Recreation - Hinunangan, Southern Leyte

My batchmates and friends from college invited me to join them on their trip to Cuatro Islas and Lai, my travel buddy from my recent trip to Cadapdapan Rice Terraces and Can-Umantad Falls told me she will be on a side trip to do windsurfing and island hopping to the Twin Islands of San Pedro (Cabugan Grande) and San Pablo (Cabugan Chico) in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte - another province in the island of Leyte. As I have not tried windsurfing before and I wanted to visit the twin islands, I went with her on that side trip while my other friends, Jenny and Don together with their colleagues went home to Cebu at 11:00am that day.

We stayed at Dayola's family in Hindang, Leyte and since Hinunangan is far from the place we stayed at, Dondon drove us to the pier of Hilongos at past 1:00am to catch a bus bound for Hinunangan. Thanks Don for that!


Lake Danao, Summer Outing and Finally Camotes Islands!

THE AMAZING LAKE DANAO The wonders of God's Creation!

Lake Danao is definitely a must visit when in Camotes Islands and by visit I meant, rent a speedboat, sakanaw or kayak to cruise and have fun while enjoying the wonders of God's amazing creation. The lake is too wide and vast that you will appreciate God's works of wonders all the more. In the middle of the lake, you will see a small island where you can have an amazing set of photographs while enjoying the company of your friends and family and if you are lucky enough like we were, your speedboat/sakanaw drivers might be your best photograhers for the day as evident by our pictures below.

If you have not been to Camotes, I highly recommend the place. Lake Danao is situated in the island of Pacijan, one of the 3 main islands in Camotes, the other 2 being Poro and Ponson islands. To enjoy the grandeur of the lake, you need to cruise over to the other side and below are the lake park fees.

Sakanaw - P700/trip for 10 persons; …