Travel destination Philippines! Exploring Cebu! In and out of the city!

The historic Magellan's cross in Cebu. Landmark of the Filipino's birth to Christianity
The historic Magellan's cross in Cebu. Landmark of the Filipino's birth to Christianity
View of the Magellan's cross. This has become a tourist spot in Cebu, Philippines
View of the Magellan's cross. This has become a tourist spot in Cebu, Philippines
The Taboan Market. A place in downtown Cebu where you can get Cebu's famous dried fish ( danggit); dried squid in different variations. Best eaten with rice.
The Taboan Market. A place in downtown Cebu where you can get Cebu's famous dried fish ( danggit); dried squid in different variations. Best eaten with rice.

If you are a regular, seasoned or frequent traveller and happens to be in the area of Cebu, here are some interesting places you might to see, discover and explore.

If you are a beach lover, then by all means, head for the beaches, which Cebu is so famous for. You may go to www.cebu-beaches.com/beaches-in-to check out what best suits your needs.

If you are not a beach person but still wants to enjoy the water, with first class facilities, you may opt to visit Plantation Bay, a resort that would give you pleasure, good food, good entertainment, with a lot of varied activities to choose from.

They normally have music by talented Filipino bands who can to sing to your heart's delight. You may want to have dinner "al fresco" and be serenaded by live bands. Cebu, for those who are not aware of, is the home to famous and good singers in the country.

Cebu is not only known for its many and wonderful beaches. It also tells you of the country's historical story where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Cebu and introduced Christianity to the country. This is where the first ever catholic mass was heard, and thus the start of the propagation of catholicism and Christianity extending not only to the whole of Cebu, but to the entirety of the country as well. The locals, then, left a cross on the spot where the first mass was held, and this is now known as the "Magellan's cross" -- a site visited by locals and foreigners as well.

In January, Cebu celebrates its biggest feast ever, called "Sinulog" and this feast is annually being attended and visited by locals and a lot of foreigners as well. It pays tribute to its patron saint, Sto Nino, and with the celebration comes the local folks' thanksgiving rituals through street dancing and merriment.

Cebu is also home to native delicacies like fried fish ( "Danggit") which has become the country's favorite breakfast food, often eaten with fresh tomatoes and dipped in vinegar, to counter the kind of salty taste of the fish. Famous for these delicacies is the "Taboan Market" ( "Tabo" is the tagalog word for Tub or dipper) which is how they measure the amount of dried fish you are buying. Aside from dried fish, there are a lot more delicacies to choose from, like fried squid and dried fruits as well.

Cebu is not a total rural area. It also boasts of posh areas like the Ayala Center, where the upper class locals usually go to. They also carry famous brands like Zara, Mango, Guess and the likes.

Cebu has a lot of 5-star hotels to choose from : Marco Polo, Waterfront Hotel and some other good, first class resorts like Crimson Red, Plantation Bay, Cebu Beach Club and a lot, lot more to explore or choose from.

Cebu is good place to visit, specially when it is your first time in the country. There is fusion of the new and the old, the urban and the rural but one thing is guaranteed: Enjoying the sun, the beach, the food and the Cebuanos.







4 comments

Shawn Scarborough profile image

Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

Good hub with some nice pictures.


Cellebrate! profile image

Cellebrate! 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines Author

thanks shawn :)


Cymbelline profile image

Cymbelline 4 years ago from Cebu City, Philippines

Thanks for the wonderful feedback on Cebu :)


mathira profile image

mathira 3 years ago from chennai

Made interesting reading Cellebrate.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working