A bustling metropolis, Cebu has a rich historic past being the seat of Christianity in the country with a heritage and legacy that endured through the centuries. It is the place you would like to go to start your adventure. Its central location and proximity to other islands allow visitors to explore one place to another without hassle and time restraints.
Magnificent white sand beaches, crystalline waters and abundant marine life around Cebu strongly beckon on the swimming and diving spirit of sea-loving visitors. It also offers the nature lovers an adventurous trek through the jungles and rivers on the outskirts of the city or a climb up the mountain trails. World class accommodations are abundant. Food is plentiful that will surely satisfy your most discriminating taste. And most of all along with its charm, are its people. Smiling faces will greet you and are willing to assist you in almost anything you need. The Filipino way – the Cebuano Way.
Points of Interest:
- Magellan’s Cross – Planted on April 21, 1521 by the Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan, to marked the site where the First Christian Baptism was held. This now stands at a small chapel and was encased in a Tindalo Wood Cross to protect it from people who chipped away part of the cross believing it has a miraculous powers.
- Basilica Minore del Santo Nino – The Philippines Oldest Church. The wooden church was burned in 1598, was rebuilt in 1602 & rehabilitated in 1740. The Church was built on the very spot were the image of Sto. Nino was found in a burned wooden box, was left by the Spanish and Portuguese in 1521.
- Fort San Pedro – The Smallest and the Oldest fort in the Philippines, named after the Flagship of Legazpi “San Pedro”. This was built of wood in 1565 and was deemed finished in 1738, it was described as a triangular in shape, the Fort had an amusing turbulent past and served diff. purposes at various times in the Island’s History.
- Colon Street – Known as the Oldest Street in the Philippines named after Christopher Columbus or Cristobal Colon, an Italian Explorer. The street similarly has become a witness to the rise and fall of Cebu’s economic and political competence over the years.
- Taoist Temple – Located in a wealthy residential suburb of Beverly Hills is an enormous, Taoist Temple. This temple preserves the teaching of Lao Tse, a Chinese philosopher for Taoism. The Taoist was constructed in the late 1950’s with the help of Cebu’s substantial Chinese community and was finished in 1966.
- Lapu-lapu Monument (Mactan) – Now called, The Liberty Shrine. This was erected to honour the brave Chieftain of Mactan Rajah LapuLapu, who was the first Filipino to repulsed foreign aggression.
- Mactan Shrine – The Shrine was erected on the supposed spot where the battle took place. From a man who had sought dominion over the Island in the name of the Spanish ruler, Ferdinand Magellan, had died in the hands of the brave warrior Mactan’s Chieftain LapuLapu.
- Bantayan Island
- San Remegio
- Moalboal & Pescador Island
For bookings and more info, please contact:
2nd level, The Persimmon Plus, MJ Cuenco Ave., Mabolo, Cebu City
Tel Nos.: +6332-2685470 ; +639176278855