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Cebu is the Queen City of the South and the country's oldest city dating
back to Magellan's arrival in 1521. Growth was slow until the mid-19th
century, when increasing trade caused rapid development. Today
Metropolitan Cebu extends over 350 square kilometers, with five cities
and municipalities and a population of more than 1 million.
Cebu (Sugbo) is the name given to the city, the metropolis, the
island, the province. Cebu Province is made up of 48 municipalities and 5
cities - Cebu, Danao, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue and Toledo - with Cebu City as
its capital. Cebu Island is a sliver of an island centrally located in
the Visayas region of the Philippine archipelago, 365 miles south of
Manila. Metropolitan Cebu is a complex of 3 cities and 6 municipalities
with a population of over 1 million. Cebu City is the oldest Philippine
city, and is also called the "Queen City of the South". As the first
Spanish settlement, it was called Ciudad del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus.
The entire province has a total land area of 508,844 hectares, and
its temperature averages 27 ° C all year round. The languages/dialects
spoken are Cebuano Tagalog and English.
Cebu is also the diving center of the Philippines with magnificent
coral formations, spectacular marine life and drop-offs plunging to blue
nothingness. Fine weather all year round makes Cebu a favorite for
water sports. Swim, snorkel & dive; windsurf, sail or ski; ride the
waves, stroll along the beach, get a glorious tan. Revel in Cebu's sun,
sand, sea & sky!
Language: The locals speak Cebuano - a dialect common in Visayas and
Mindanao region. Pilipino (also known as Tagalog) is the national
language, however English is widely used.
Carcar town, just south of Cebu City, has many preserved Castillian houses, gardens, and churches.
The Chapel of the Last Supper in Mandaue City, just off north of Cebu
City, features hand-carved life-size statues of Christ and his apostles
dating back to Spanish times.
The Magellan Monument in Mactan Island was raised in 1886 to mark the
spot where Magellan died, who was killed in the fierce battle of
Mactan. Datu Lapu-lapu, the chieftain in Mactan, who refused to submit
to the Spanish Conquistadoris. There is also a Monument of Datu
Lapu-lapu honoring him as the first Filipino patriot to repel the first
European aggression. Maribago is the center of the region's guitar
making industry. As well as many histrorical sites there are popular
hotels, beach clubs and resorts.
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Cebu also boast of Filipino Culture. Cebu is the Home to the Famous "
True Philippine Experience". A Showcase of Filipino Foods and Culture.
Native Filipino Foods in Large Native Style Building, with all Filipino
Decor, served in Native Basket with Bannana Leaf. Most amazing Filipino
Cultural Dances from all Three Regions of The Philippines. ( Performed
by Award Winning Filipino Dance Group). Plus Island Fire Dancers, Fire
Breathers, Fire Eaters. When visiting Cebu you will want to experience
The Most Amazing Culture of The Philippines.
Cebu is a city on Cebu Island in the Philippines.
It is known as the Queen City of the South. It is one of the most
popular destinations in all of the Philippines for foreign tourists. It
has the largest sea port in the Philippines, the second largest Air hub
and the second largest city in the country. It is the fastest growing
large city in the nation with an annual growth of over 5% per year. Cebu
is a booming metropolitan area with all the conveniences of a modern
city. At the same time, it boasts of natural resources like countless of
white sand beaches (both commercial and untouched), as well as
historical sites that reflect its cosmopolitan past: from the birth of
Christianity in Asia, to early commercial trade with Mexico and China,
to vestiges of the American colonization of the Philippines.
The language spoken in Cebu City is Cebuano which is also known as Bisaya. Many speak English as a second language as well as Tagalog.
Sometimes, they also speak in Taglish (Tagalog + English) when they
cannot find the appropriate word to use. The youth and the modern
generation speak English in a intermediate-fluent stage while the ones
from the older generations have hard time in it. Some people will also
understand a little of Ilonggo. The Chinese minority speak Hokkien, a minority of expatriates and immigrants speak their own languages.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (IATA: CEB) (ICAO: RPVM), . This international and domestic airport is a modern alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.
There are numerous direct daily flights to and from Korea, Singapore,
Hong Kong and scheduled flights to Japan, Qatar, Malaysia, Taiwan, and
China. Aside from this, the airport serves several seasonal charter
flights to Russia, China, the United States, and other nations. Mactan
Cebu International is also the main domestic hub outside Manila with a
variety of flights around the Philippine archipelago such as Manila, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Boracay, Clark (just near Angeles City), Siargao (Surigao), Zamboanga, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Camiguin, General Santos, and Tacloban, among others. Passport control and baggage handling is fairly fast and efficient. Visitors from North America, Europe, Middle East,
and the rest of the world may fly first to Singapore or Hong Kong or
Seoul or Kuala Lumpur or Doha to catch a flight to Cebu. If you don't
mind braving the horrendous traffic and the cacophonic noise of Manila,
you will get a faster connection to Cebu, for there are more than 20
flights daily between the two cities or almost two flights every hour.
There are also flights to Cebu from Clark International airport, from
which there are further flights on discount airlines to Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and other points.
Getting in/out - The airport is on Mactan Island in
Lapu-Lapu city. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the actual city
of Cebu. From the Airport you will need to hire a taxi. If you are
staying at one of the nicer hotels they usually can send a free van to
pick you up at airport. If you forgot to ask for this you may find that
the van of your hotel is there to pick someone else up and you can
hitch a ride if there is room. Facilities and amenities at the airport
include a shopping center, duty-free shop, souvenir shops, cafés,
business centers, food shops, communication facilities, banking
facilities, car rentals, hotel and resort reservations, and beauty and
Cebu City's domestic port is the country's busiest. Cebu City is home
to almost 80 percent of the country's passenger vessels. The country's
largest shipping lines, namely WG&A, Sulpicio Lines, Trans-Asia,
George & Peter Lines and Lorenzo Shipping Lines, are headquartered
Large passenger ferries with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 passengers ply the more distant routes such as Manila, Davao, Butuan City, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.
Medium-sized vessels such as the roll-on/roll-off (roro) types ply
nearer destinations while fast ferries transport passengers to and from
neighboring islands in two hours or less depending on the destination.
Do as the locals do and catch a colorful jeepney. Simply ask around
for which route to take. They are available 24 hours and cover most of
the nooks and crannies of the city. Airport to Lapu Lapu City (LLC)
costs about 7 pesos, while across the bridge to Mandaue or Cebu City
costs more than ₱10.
Buses are also available but these tend to ply exclusively along the north-south route.
If you do not wish to give up western comforts take a taxi. Always
insist on a metered fare. Most trips around the city should cost not
much more than ₱100(usually less).
Drivers however may bargain if they notice that you are a
tourist, hence the cost of the trip may double in price. However, you
have the option not to agree and may report such to local authorities.
If you know the name of the building, establishment, area or street you
wish you reach, this is still the fastest way to get to your
destination. Most drivers know where almost everything is. If they
don't, then simply flag down another one. If the driver is pleasant then
it is nice to pay 10-20 pesos extra for nice service and a bit more if
he loads or unloads your bags. Most drivers do not have, or will tell
you they do not have change, so be ready with 50's and 20's if you are
going on short trips.
It is best to avoid the "Private" taxis. They take advantage of
tourists and they charge 5-10 times the price that should be paid. You
will find these taxis at the some of the classy high class hotels, they
are called Hotel taxis and are usually owned by the hotel to make
extra money, they will charge you ₱500 for something that should cost
₱60. Some hotels make it very hard for other taxis to pick you up at
their hotel and you may need to walk outside to save money. Another
place that uses private taxis is the airport. The arrivals terminal only
allows taxis that have a special airport permit that costs thousands of
pesos per month, but these taxis get to charge you a much higher price.
If you want to avoid them simply ask a porter for help and ask for a
metered taxi, you go up a ramp and there are a large number of metered
taxis waiting for you. You can also wend your way upstairs to departures
where there are lots of metered taxis dropping off. Fare down town to
Ayala or SM Malls should be around 150 pesos on the meter. You may be
told "500" by the driver. Just grab the door handle and say "What, you don't have a meter?", Don't travel unless the meter is used, this is illegal and you can report it to local officials.
An empty Basilica del Santo Niño.
Lapu-Lapu who is considered the Philippine's first national hero.
Shrines and historical landmarks
Basilica of Santo Niño (Basilica del Santo Niño (Basilica of the Holy Child)), Osmeña Boulevard, ☎ +63.32.2556697, . A
large and venerable church that traces its history to the founding of
the convent of the Santo Niño de Cebu in 1565. It contains a statue of
the Santo Niño (Holy Child) that regarded as the oldest religious relic
in the Philippines. The statue was presented by Ferdinand Magellan to
Queen Juana during the baptism of King Humabon and his wife Queen Juana
on April 14, 1521. The natives of Cebu were formally Christianized by
Miguel Lopez de Legaspi and Father Andres de Urdaneta on April 27, 1565.
However, as they found the natives hostile, the village was set on
fire. Later on, in a burnt-out house, a soldier named Juan Camus found
the statue untouched. This was proclaimed a miracle. The statue, adorned
with gold and precious stones, is in a glass case to the left of the
altar. The church sees a constant stream of devotees praying at pews in
the sanctuary and in front of statues of saints. The Basilica del Santo Niño Museum
(open Tue-Sun 08:00-11:45, 13:30-16:45) contains the vestments used to
dress the Santo Niño and jewellery offered to the Santo Niño for use
during his feast on the third Sunday of January.10 PhP.
Colon Street. Brave
the cacophanous traffic to see the oldest street in the Philippines
with some nice worn-out classical buildings dating back to the American
Era. At night, this street transforms into a market with good buys
everywhere. Be wary of pickpockets though.
Fort San Pedro (Fuerza de San Pedro). The
smallest Spanish outpost in the Philippines during the colonial era. It
has a small museum showcasing the wreckage and treasures from the
sunken San Diego galleon from Mexico. The area, which used to be scenic,
is unusually chaotic due to the construction of the subway section of
the coastal road linking Southern Cebu to the North Reclamation Area.
Lapu-Lapu Monument, Lapu-Lapu, Mactan Island. Lapu-Lapu
was a local hero who fought and killed Ferdinand Magellan during the
historic Mactan Landing in 1521. A small marker to Magellan is nearby. A
few minutes' walk away is Shangri-La Mactan Hotel Resort and Spa,
which is a tourist spot in its own right. The compound is a large park
where visitors (even if they don't stay in the hotel) can roam the huge
reception and its environs. Check out the beach, the chapel, the spa and
the various restaurants.
Life-size statues of popes, Stations of the Cross and Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in Danao City.
Magellan's Cross, Plaza Sugbo, off Magallanes Street (between
the Colegio de Santo Niño (south of the Basilica of Santo Niño) and
Cebu City Hall - if you approach the Basilica from Osmeña Boulevard,
walk through the courtyard of the Basilica and the Colegio to reach the
Plaza). An octagonal building decorated
with murals containing a large wooden cross that commemorates the
Portuguese conquistador Ferdinand Magellan who planted a wooden cross
upon converting the original inhabitants to Christianity. A plaque
states that the visible wooden cross contains the original cross, but
some historians say the original cross was reduced to firewood by local
inhabitants when the Magellan fleet headed elsewhere. Take time to
appreciate the various candle sellers who dance around during worship
and while selling the candles.
Casa Gorordo Museum, 35 Lopez Jaena Street, ☎ +63.32.2555630 (email@example.com, fax: +63.32.2555630),. Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00. A
well-preserved Spanish colonial mansion constructed largely of wood,
set in a pleasant, manicured garden. The lower floor has a collection of
old tools, and an air-conditioned room that has changing displays such
as art exhibitions. The more interesting upstairs level was the former
living quarters of the Gorordo family. It features lovely carved wooden
furniture and a wide patio. The kitchen is particularly interesting, as
it contains a traditional dirt stove, a wooden food safe, and a
traditional dish drying rack fitted to the outside of the window.Adults: 70 PhP.
Museums, nature and other
Cebu Parkmall and Cebu International Convention Center
Cebu Provincial Museum (Museo Sugbo), (a short taxi ride from Fort San Pedro). The
museum is housed in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and
Rehabilitation Center, but don't worry as its interior is newly
renovated. It contains artefacts relating to the history of Cebu.
Unfortunately it is in a rather unlikely location; not many tourists
visit the area as it is largely undeveloped with overrun buildings
nearby. Nonetheless, it is only a short taxi ride from Fort San Pedro.
Provincial Capitol, which is particularly scenic at
night, is by far the largest provincial Capitol building anywhere in the
entire archipelago. Its original design is a miniature of the White
House and was built during the American Era.
Heritage of Cebu, (Eastern end of Colon Street). A massive and particularly detailed monument showcasing the heritage of Cebu from the old Spanish to the American colonial era.
Santa Rosa Falls
Taoist Temple. Visit
the temple for a unique look at the island's Chinese heritage. The
Chinese make up a significant part of the population, with much of the
locals having full, half or part Chinese ancestry.
Crocolandia. Witness different sizes of crocodiles, snakes, deer and birds.
Tops, Mt. Busay
Wanna swim eh?
Biking - Go to Tops, which literally sits at the
top of the Mt Busay for an unobstructed view of the entire city at
night. A few shops and restaurants stand along the way for a short stop.
While you can hire a taxi for a whopping 500+ pesos, the best way to
experience Tops is by mountain bike. This is a world class climb and on
any given day, Cebu's bikers are humping the 45 minute to 1 hr trek
filled with switchbacks and views better than you see actually at the
very top. Ask your hotel where you can rent a mountain bike. They will
have to ask around a bit, but it's worth it.
Drink, Eat, Laugh and Party - Cebu
city is one of the cities which won't miss the party scenes at night,
being a major city of commerce and finance in the Philippines; the
development of bars, clubs and other commercial establishments are at a
fast rate. Take a break from the hectic busy urban life... take a laugh,
comedy bars are common in the Philippines and usually Sarcasm the
lowest common of wit as most people would say is the common specialty of
comedians, don't get pissed at them if they make fun of you, smile back
and just get along. Comedy and disco bars, coffee shops and restaurants
are found in Gen. Mexilom Ave., Fuenta Rotunda and Osmeña Blvd.
Ride a Tartanilla - Head to Cebu's old quarters in Carlock Street and try riding a horse drawn carriage called a tartanilla. Remember to negotiate with the driver before taking a ride.
See the scenic view of Cebu City's skyline - The Marcelo Fernan Bridge or Second Mactan Bridge offers some interesting views of the city at night, and is even picturesque from below. Arrange for a taxi to take you there.
Shop - Cebu City is well known for two spacious and
modern malls outside Manila. SM City Cebu and the Ayala Center Cebu are
the most famous and luxurious shopping centers at the heart of the city.
Boutique shops, mini-malls, themed malls, fine and alfresco dining
include ParkMall, Banilad Town Center, among others.
Sinulog Festival - The island of Cebu gets especially busy on the third Sunday of January due to the Sinulog Festival.
It is the local way of honouring the Child Jesus. Main thoroughfares
around the city are blocked for an all-day and all-night loud and
colourful street party. Don't forget your dancing shoes!
Swim and Sun - Mactan is actually the popular
place when it comes to beaches which is just minutes away from Cebu City
and is where the Airport is located. But despite it's popularity,
Mactan is a poor choice for travelers who are looking for a real beach
experience. One would be hard-pressed to call any beach in Mactan a
"paradise"...that is unless you enjoy fenced off, for-pay, mostly
man-made muddy swim holes. Two ironies are at work on Mactan. Number #1:
If you really like beaches, you are only about 90 minutes from great
beaches , world class beaches ( examples include Moalboal and Alona in
Bohol)... those are closer to the ones you see on postcards from the
philippines. Number #2: most people who enjoy Mactan absolutely hate
the sun (count the number of umbrellas opened on any given day in Cebu!)
) and have a slightly less strong aversion to the water...and instead
are enjoying mactan as the result of a someone else's generosity or
purchased time, or bought a package deal back in korea without knowing
any better, or as furloughed cebu city workers who take some pleasure
telling co-workers and friends they were at the so and so 3 star hotel
for the weekend but do little else than take picture of the event rather
than simply enjoying the experience.
Snorkel, Bird-watching and Scuba Diving -
The island of Olango and its 6 small satellite islands are ideal for
snorkeling and scuba diving as well as observation of migratory birds.
Xtreme Rides - Just adjacent Robinson's Mall is the Crown Regency Cebu
which is the tallest building in the city. Adventure seekers may head
to the top floor to experience a breathtaking view of this modern city
and its environs. You may also opt to join in the Xtreme Rides
that literally puts you on the edge of the city, or you may walk around
the edge of the building (don't worry, safety cables are attached) to
experience this once in a lifetime experience. All of these you can
enjoy for a small fee.
Ayala Center Cebu Terraces
Cebu City has many shopping malls - the biggest being SM City Cebu,
which is a four-level shopping mall with a huge department store,
supermarket, movie theater and over 200 shops and restaurants. A more
upscale shopping mall is the Ayala Mall, it also has a large department
store, two supermarkets and a movie theater, and it offers more
restaurants and stores that appeal to tourists. These are modern
buildings with lots of western goods in addition to local stores. There
are other, older and smaller malls dotted all over the city, such as
Country Mall, Robinson's Mall, e-Mall, Mango Square and Cebu Parkmall.
In addition to this there are many stores and places to stop. One nice
place is the Colon part of the Old Downtown.
If you need to fix something there are hardware stores in all of
the malls. Cebu Home and Builders Center along AS Fortuna-Mandaue,
Mactan (near old bridge) and Cebu Parkmall is the home depot style that
carries the most complete line for finishing and building materials.
There is a large warehouse store called Makro, located near SM that
offers good prices on goods in bulk. Another great place to buy
household goods on the cheap is White Gold, also near SM. For furniture
the two best places to go is Sun Gold and Mandaue Foam, just remember
to ask for at least 10-20% off the price. If you want to buy groceries
just like you would get at home the two supermarkets located in Ayala
Mall are by far the best choice. You may opt for SM Supermarket in SM
City or for best value go to SaveMore Supermarket in Mactan Marina Mall,
e-mall and it's largest branch in VisMin at Cebu Parkmall.
Fully Booked, Level 2, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, ☎ +63.32.4171007, 4171400 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . A
modern Borders-like bookshop with a good selection of imported fiction
and non-fiction books, and a smaller collection of books about the
Philippines. There is an in-shop cafe.
National Book Store, (email@example.com). Visit
this chain of bookshops located in Ayala Center Cebu, Mango Cebu and SM
City Cebu for good deals on local and foreign books, academic texts and
The great thing about Cebu is that, while being an island paradise,
on the one hand, it's also a sophisticated city, with a wide range of
pretty decent restaurants to choose from. Street-food abounds in Cebu
and is amazingly cheap. You can buy all sorts of Philippine delicacies
from the many street stalls scattered around Cebu City.
SuTuKil - An acronym for Sugba(Grilled), Tula (Soup-based/With broth), and Kilaw
(raw, soaked/pickled in vinegar). This is a popular term for ordering a
selection of fresh seafood and meat from the market and cooked any way
you like it in an eatery.
Lechon - Roasted suckling pig. The whole province of Cebu is known for its Lechon which is known to be the best in the Philippines.
Cebu has Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Continental, Fusion, and
of course local Restaurants. It also has International Cuisine like
American, Spanish, Thai and Indian. For tourists the two best areas to
find great restaurants are Ayala Mall and IT Park. Ayala Center Cebu
recently opened a modern extension called The Terraces with an abundance
of food choices adjacent to Marriott Hotel. It also has two grocery
stores with large sections of food imported from the rest of the world.
The IT Park has over 20 great restaurants and most of them are open 24
hours a day. Both of these eating areas offer free Wi-Fi. On the other
hand, SM City Cebu also opened an extension to the main mall called SM
Northwing with more than 10 choices of local and international cuisines.
Alberto's Pizza, B. Rodriguez Ave. (Opposite Vicente Sotto Hospital). Offers a good and rather affordable locally made thin crust pizza.
Ang Manok ni Senor Pedro. Specializes in Lechon Manok or roasted chicken which is a local favorite.
Bens Lechon, Has branches in Mactan Marina Mall, Airport Road, Parkmall Mandaue and also in White Gold Supermarket., ☎ +63 32 420-4320. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Popular for its Native Cebu Lechon, in its branch in STK Food St. they offer STK an abbreviation for Sugba, Tuwa and Kinilaw, offering Sinugbang Panga, Tuna belly, Squid and the famous Bisaya Chicken. They also offer Pochero, Caldertang Kambing along with other Filipino dishes.
Cielo, (2nd Level, The Forum, Archbishop Reyes), ☎ 412-9887 (email@example.com). Open daily, except Mon., 11AM-2PM and 6:00PM-12:00AM. Cielo
is an authentic Italian Restaurant with a contemporary bar and lounge,
the interior and music is quite reminiscent of NY City. Specialties
include gourmet pizzas, pasta, osso buco, scallopini ala marsala and
traditional Italian desserts such as bread pudding, panna cotta,
CNT Lechon, SM City Cebu. Serves authentic Cebuano Lechon.
Golden Cowrie, It has branches in Salinas Drive, SM Cebu and Robinson's Cybergate..
Giuseppe's, Marie Luisa Drive, Banilad. Authentic Italian restaurant.
Hola Espanol. Spanish cuisine in the Philippines. Try their Paella Negra, and other paella varieties.
Joule's chicken, Talamban (Across Blue Gym, No signs at all, look for the smoke on your left and motorbikes on your right, and long lines at the window.). Famous for their Lechon Manok (Roasted Chicken).
The Jungle Restaurant,. They
serve international cuisine. Aside from dining, they too have
entertainment, dances from around the world, fire dancing, Local
Filipino traditional dances, Filipino culture, Arts and crafts etc.
La Buona Forchetta da Paolo Ristorante Pizzeria, Advent Business Center, 139 Acacia St., Kamputhaw. is
popular among foreign residents for offering authentic Italian cuisine
at reasonable prices. Equally noteworthy Italian restaurants are La Tegola (with outlets in Busay and Banilad) and Brescia (Salinas Drive, Lahug), which also has a wide range of imported wines.
Larsian Barbeque, (Near Fuenta). Best
and the cheapest around the city. The barbeque portions are small so
you have enough space to store dessert. Try various kinds of barbequed
local delicacies not for the faint of heart: innards, coagulated blood,
squid, hotdogs aside from the usual pork and chicken varieties.
Mooon Cafe. Is
a local restaurant located at the Terraces in Ayala Mall as well as in
Guadalupe not far from the Capitol building. Its specialty is Mexican
"inspired" food and ambiance, but they serve a wide variety of options.
Gustavian's near Giuseppe's for steaks, euro-continental, and a pub theme. Also in Ayala terraces. Pretty good deli too.
Spice Fusion, It has branches in Banilad Town Center and SM Cebu. They offer a wide selection of Southeast Asian food.
Tajimaya Yakiniku, Lahug (End of Crossroads Mall). Serves Japanese cuisine.
Desserts, Pastries and Cakes
Postrio Bakery and Cafe - Cebu-based bakeshop and cafe
Chedz Designer Cakes - Cebu-based bakeshop specializing in designer birthday and wedding cakes
La Marea - Cebu-based bakeshops specializing in cakes
Leonas Cakes and Pastries - Cebu-based dessert and pastry shop with several outlets in Cebu. Try their Banana Walnut Cake! It's simply the best!
Dessert Factory - Dessert restaurant in Ayala Center Cebu
Cebu La Fortuna Bakery. Try their masi, a
Chinese Filipino sweet product of crush nuts and sugar wrapped in rice
paste. This is their only excellent product; the others may not be worth
much for a try.
10 Dove Street - in the village of Santo Nino. The
owner converted a garage like structure into a cheap, sandwich bistro.
Real star are her fantastic cakes, very fresh, served by the slice from
old-fashioned cake platters.
Mango Avenue and Mango Square is where the bulk of the nightlife is located. The typical venues are nightclubs, bars and KTV's. There is also a variety of strip clubs
lined up on Mango Avenue leading up to Mango Square. There are also
dispersed strip clubs and local-frequented bars off the beaten track.
Ask a local taxi driver of their whereabouts.
Juliana's, a large dance club in Mango Square, is crowded
every night of the week. A local beer will cost you only PHP45. The
more expensive drinks are around PHP280. Excellent bar staff. This
establishment is especially popular with young Japanese and Korean
Se Bens Authentic Cebu Lechon offers the Authentic Cebu
Lechon Tastes and Quality with other pulutan menus with your favorite
beer along with its Native Filipino short orders such as Pochero or
Bolalo on its newly open restaurant and grille. Visit Se Bens to
experience the Cebuano Hospitality.
Waterfront Hotel and Casino Cebu - Gamble away your kid's college fund and drink all night in this 5-star hotel and entertainment center.
Crossroads is an array of shops and restaurants that offer an alternative nightlife to IT Park which is just nearby.
Gran Prix Econotel Cebu, 3rd Floor Coast Pacific Business Center Corner F. Ramos St and General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines, ☎ (032) 254 9169, (032) 253 3072,. Best rates on official website start at Php 999.00.
Sugbutel Bed & Bath, S Osmena Street, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, ☎ (032) 232-8888,. checkin: 2 PM; checkout: 12 Noon. Located
within 3 - 5 minute walk from SM City Cebu Mall complex. Affordable
hostel accommodation with airconditioned accommodation area with free
wifi internet access, 24 hour security with CCTV cameras, 24 hour
back-up generator and entertainment area with wide screen LCD TV. Php250.00 (approximately US$6) /person/night.
LJD Dormitory, 0363 Tudtudstreet Nasville Nasipit Talamban, Cebu City, ☎ (032) 345-4486, checkin: 6 AM; checkout: 5AM. LJD
Dorm is in the heart of Cebu City at the fringe of the universities,
business and commercial district is close to several restaurants, parks
and malls. The amenities are flexible depending on the needs of the
clients and tenants. Catering, loading, computer services, game and
sports facilities are also available.Php500.00 (approximately US$11) /unit/night.
Cebuview Tourist Inn, 200 Sanciangko Street Brgy. Kalubihan, ☎ (032) 254-8333. checkin: 2:00p.m.; checkout: 12:00 p.m.. All
rooms are fully air-conditioned with cable tv and private toilet and
bath with hot and cold shower. Family rooms are also available for those
travelling in groups. Pimps hang around the entrance at night, but
there is 24 security in the hotel itself. Has a bit of a reputation. From 640 pesos.
Casa Rosario, 101 F. Ramon Aboitiz Street, ☎ +63-32-253-5134, Simple hotel. High speed internet is available in some rooms.Best rates on official website start at US$18.
Century Hotel, Corner Colon and Pelaez St., ☎ +63-32-2551341 to 1347; 2551652 (fax: +63-32-2551600). checkin: may 26; checkout: may 27. Budget hotel. All roomswith cable tv, hot water and air-con.Single
rooms go for PHP385.00 ($US8), PHP440.00(with cable); double economy
for PHP444.00 ($US9); double standard for PHP484.00 ($US10),
PHP539.00(with cable); Double deluxe for PHP594.00; twin for PHP627.00;
family for PHP737.00, and suite rooms for PHP902.00 ($US19).. (,1 day)
Golden Valley Hotel, 155 Pelaez Street, ☎ +63-32-253-8660 (fax: +63-32-253-8482), . New hotel in the downtown area.Best rates on official website start at PHP750 (US$15).
Hotel de Mercedes, 7 Pelaez Street, ☎ +63-32-253-1105 (fax: +63-32-253-3880),. Best rates on official website start at US$15.
Kiwi Lodge, 1060 G Tud Tud Street, Mabolo, ☎ (06332) 232 9550 (fax: (06332) 232 9550),. Family
run hotel owned, built, and operated by the Dunlop family since 1998.
Centrally located in the city between Ayala and SM mall, the two
largest malls in Cebu, and the Pier for those Island forays, as well as
midtown and historical downtown areas, about 5 mins from the bar
nightlife and only 30 mins to the Airport.Best rates on official website start at US$20.
Stakili Estaca Beach Garden Resort, Km. 23 Estaca, Compostela Cebu, ☎ +63-32-425-8188 (fax: +63-32-425-8062), . Set
on a beach line that stretches up to 1.2 kilometers and covered by tall
palms, balete trees and other tropical greens, the Stakili has forty
rooms of varying sizes.Best rates on official website start at US$15.
Westpoint Inn, 297 Don Gil Garcia St., ☎ +63-32-254-3433 (fax: ++63-32-254-4524), . Simple budget hotel.Best rates on official website start at US$13.
San Remigio Beach Club Address: Prime Movers Cmpd., Bacalla Subd., Holy Name St., Mabolo, Cebu
City, Philippines 6000. Phone Number: (+63) 32 231-0382 , (+63) 32
422-4070 , (+63) 32 231-7075. Price: P1,500.00
Alpa City Suites Hotel, Hernan Cortes and F. Cabahug Streets (Ayala Access Road), ☎ (+63-32) 238 1668 or 422 7171,. Daily and monthly packages available.Best rates on official website start at PHP3,600.00.
Alta Cebu Resort, Tugbungan, Pilipog, Cordova, Cebu 6017, ☎ (6332) 496-7881 / 496-7812 / 496-7399,. 3 from Lapu Lapu City, 4 miles from Mactan International airport. Best rates on official website start at US$49.
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