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Cebu Island

Updated on October 26, 2011

Cebu is one of the most urbanized island in Central Visayas with an area = 5,088.4 km². Cebu is comprised of Cebu Island and a couple of Small Island. It is located between Leyte and Negros.

Cebu tourist spot have a lot to offer to both local and international tourist alike.

Food/Delicacies (Listed are only examples, more may be added from time to time)

  • Litson or Roasted Pork - A pig stuff with herbs and spices and is cook on an open fire. They usually rub a mixture of cola and soy sauce on the skin while it is being cook.
  • Ampao or rice crispies - One of the many native product of Carcar.
  • Chicaron or Dehydrated Pig Skin - One of my favorite food. This product is widely sold in Carcar.
  • Rosquillos - The most prominent maker is the one located at Liloan called Titay's kid simply loves this.
  • Dried Mangoes - Guadalupe is the first place that I know of that start producing Dried Mangoes that attract lots of consumer.
  • Danggit - This is one of the most sought product of Cebu. This is usually of of the many give aways or pasalubong that people bring after their visit in Cebu.

Tourist Spot - Man Made (Listed are only example, list may be appended from time to time)

  • Magellan's Cross - This historical place located in Cebu City marks the landing site of Magellan when he first landed on the island on the year 1521.
  • Magellan's Shrine - This Shrine is located in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu as a reminder of the historical event that occur here The battle of Mactan.
  • Lapu Lapu Shrine - This Statue is located in Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu as a tribute to Lapu-Lapu the renegade chieftain that repelled against Magellan invasion.
  • Taoist Temple - Located is Beverly Hills, Lahug built on 1972. The temple have a replica of the Great Wall of China. This is also one of the very few temple that is open to both worshiper and non worshiper alike.

Tourist Spot - Nature (Listed are only example, list may be appended from time to time)

  • Kawasan Falls - Located in Badian. Is one of the well known waterfall in Cebu. This waterfall supply the town electricity needs.
  • Olango Wildlife Sanctuary - Located on Olango Island situated off Mactan Island in Cebu, is a haven for migrating birds seeking refuge from the winter climate of neighboring countries.
  • Mantayupan Falls, Barili - Located in Barili. Is one of the well preserve tourist spot that Cebu have to offer.


  • Mandaue City
  • Talisay City
  • Toledo City

Cebu is comprise of 6 Cities

  • Cebu City
  • Danao City
  • Lapu-Lapu City

  • Madridejos
  • Malabuyoc
  • Medellin
  • Minglanilla
  • Moalboal
  • Naga
  • Oslob
  • Pilar
  • Pinamungahan
  • Popo
  • Ronda
  • Samboan
  • San Fernando
  • San Francisco
  • San Remigio
  • Santa Fe
  • Santander
  • Sibonga
  • Sogod
  • Tabogon
  • Tabuelan
  • Tuburan
  • Tude

47 municipalities

  • Alcantara
  • Alcoy
  • Alegria
  • Aloguinsa
  • Argao
  • Asturias
  • Badian
  • Balamban
  • Bantayan
  • Barili
  • Bogo
  • Boljoon
  • Borbon
  • Carcar
  • Carmen
  • Catmon
  • Compostela
  • Consolacion
  • Cordova
  • Daanbantayan
  • Dalaguete
  • Dumanjug
  • Ginatilan
  • Liloan

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    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Storytelersrus - I check my friends list and the only one from Cebu that I remember/notice is raciniwa. Hope you like her work too :)

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      Barbara 

      7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      What writers besides yourself come from Cebu- I would be interested ti read their work.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @thumbi7 - Thanks for the vote up :)

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      JR Krishna 

      7 years ago from India

      You have packed many details about cebu island in this hub.

      Voted up and sharing:)

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Sannel - Yup it is the little part of the world the is special in my heart :)

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      SanneL 

      7 years ago from Sweden

      Thank you for sharing some great information on your island. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @alocisn - Good day! Cebu make the best lechon in the Philippines :) specially those from Carcar.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Somewhat unexpected to see one of my favorite dishes, lechon, in this hub. But I liked that. Voting this Up and Interesting. Thanks for SHARING.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Crystar - Yes it is. One of the most preserved nature beauty here in Cebu. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Crystar 

      7 years ago

      Wow, the Mantayupan Falls looks beautiful! The food sounds delicious. I'll fly there someday. Thank you very much for sharing, CTS. Voted up & all.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Brett.Tesol - I appreciate the visit and thanks for the info regarding Answerspay.com I will surely check it out. Again Thanks

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      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      A nice review of the island and well linked with a lot of information/hubs! Will be SHARING this one.

      In answer to your other question, you may want to look at AnswersPay.com (if you already have an Adsense account). Unfortunately the other site was forced to follow Adsense guidelines for new members, but I haven't heard anything about this from AnswersPay.com.

      Hope it helps.

      Brett

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Mark Pitts - Yup. Cebuano are known for their food :D specially Litson. Am glad that I was a help in your trip to memory lane :D

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      Mark Pitts 

      7 years ago from United States

      I turned 21 in PI, on West-Pac in 1978. The food and the diving are the two best things I remember. This Hub brought back good memories. Thanks!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I can't remember the name, sorry. It seemed to be a small island and had paths and gardens and statues. The path our guide took us along was up a hill and the other side was a high cliff down to the sea.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @BlossomSB - Not sure but if you can give me how the place is pronounce I could more or less guess. :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Yes, I was, and it was a great place for a holiday. Sorry about the spelling. Do you happen to know the name of the other island we visited?

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @BlossomSB - I believe you are referring to Boracay a well known tourist spot in the Philippines. Yes this country is rich in natural wonders :D Thanks

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      7 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      An interesting hub about part of a beautiful country. We once had a holiday on Borokai (not sure of the spelling) and one day we went in a boat to a nearby island where we climbed down a ladder into a cave where the sea came in. It was fascinating, but I've forgotten its name.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @justmesuzanne - Yup this is a little gem in a huge haystack :D Thanks for the vote up :D

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      justmesuzanne 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Interesting view of this little known corner of our ever shrinking world! Voted up and interesting! :)

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @rlbert00 - Yes it is. Cebu is a wonderful place :D

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      rlbert00 

      7 years ago from USA

      Cebu sounds like a wonderful place.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @gjfalcone - Thanks for the vote up.

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      gjfalcone 

      7 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for the education. I loved it. Voted ^ & interesting.

      Thanks for SHARING

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Rosemay50 - Your welcome and yes its a beautiful place. A good combination of city, nature and historical attraction.

      Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      7 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you for the introduction to Cebu, it sounds like a beautiful place.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      8 years ago from Cebu

      Thanks for the welcome. Yup it is. My ultimate goal is to write all about it. I hope I can do it :D I need to physically go to those place to have a birds eye view on what is what :D

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      Bella Nina 

      8 years ago from USA

      Welcome to HP. Your island sounds perfectly delightful and very beautifl!!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Welcome to Hub Pages Cebutouristspot,

      Thanks for your introduction to your island and the things that make it unique. It's interesting learning about a different culture.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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