Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Cebu

Referred to locally as "Queen of the south", Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has now become its favourite tourist destination. With a keen choice of historical sights, long stretches of white sand beaches, excellent year-round scuba and water sport action, choice of dining, exciting nightlife and, of course, the famous warm hospitality, it’s no surprise that visitor numbers, new hotels, and tourist attractions are on the rise.

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Magellan’s Cross

Housed in a kiosk, this iconic and much prized monument marks the spot where the explorer Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross after baptising the first Filippinos, so creating Cebu as the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines. Look skywards to admire the ceiling paintings depicting the historical event.
Adresse: P. Burgos Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 416 4579
Åpningstider: Every day 8am - 6pm

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño was the first Asian basilica, built in 1740. It teems with devotees clambering to catch a glimpse of the oldest and most celebrated religious icon in the Philippines, the Santo Niño statue, presented to Queen Juana of Cebu by Magellan.
Adresse: Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 255 6697

Fort San Pedro

Built in 1740 as a nucleus for Spanish settlers, this is the smallest and oldest tri-bastion fort in the country. The green setting makes this fine little fort a good place to take a breather from Cebu City’s chaotic streets. Within the bastion is the Regional National Museum, which from Wednesday to Sunday, exhibits artifacts from the San Diego ship wreck.
Adresse: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 256 2284
Åpningstider: Every day 8am - 7pm

Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary

Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary is a large collection of moth and butterfly species, kept in a lush botanical garden. The artist J.N. Jumalon uses the discarded wings and other everyday objects to create the eye-catching mosaics on display in the attached gallery.
Adresse: J. N. Jumalon St., Basak, Pardo, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 261 6884
Åpningstider: Every day 9am - 5pm


Twice a year during winter and spring, on one of the most important migratory flyways in the world, tens of thousands of birds touch down on this small island to rest their weary bodies. Plovers, red shanks, egrets and sandpipers are just some of the winged visitors that can be seen here.
Adresse: Olango Island, Lapu-Lapu City


This is a nature park and a smallish zoo hosting crocodiles, birds, lizards and other such creatures that will make the children squeal. In addition on display are some protected plant species. There is also a gift shop and café.
Adresse: Biasong, Talisay City
Telefon: +63 32 273 1842
Åpningstider: Every day 9am - 5pm

Cebu Country Club

Cebu Country Club is a tranquil oasis and popular golf course situated just a few minutes from the heart of the city. It is spread over an area of 52 hectares of former sugar plantations.
Adresse: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 231 0345

Cebu Taoist Temple

Your city tour would not be complete without visiting this beautiful temple. Cebu Taoist Temple was built in 1972 and is located in the upscale area of Beverly Hills Subdivision in Cebu. The place is extremely peaceful and offers amazing photo opportunities since it is approx. 300 meter above sea level.
Adresse: Beverly Hills, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 948 574 2549

Esoy Hot Springs

If your looking for relaxation, the hot springs in Catmon are a fantastic place to go. Moreover, does the area provide river trekking possibilities, viewing of rock formations, fish feeding and more. The place is a mix of recreation and adventure, a 2 hours drive north of Cebu City. Please not that the location is privately owned and follows a strict 'No booking, no entry' policy, so make sure to book your visit 1-2 days in advance.
Adresse: Brgy. Duyan, Catmon
Telefon: +63 921 813 3296

Cebu Safari & Adventure Park

In this park you can marvel a beautiful flora, bird shows, animal feeding events, reptiles, lions, tigers and more. There is also the opportunity to stay in the safari camp for the night, where cabins are ready for rent. The park lies around 2 hours north from Cebu City.
Adresse: Barangay Corte, Carmen
Telefon: +63 917 839 6758

Colon Street

The oldest street in Cebu was constructed by the Spanish and named after Christopher Columbus, marked by an obelisk at its northern end. Today, it’s the heart of the city’s downtown district and teems with shopping and entertainment discoveries. The street is glittering during the evening.
Adresse: Colon Street, Cebu City

Rizal Memorial Library & Museum

At the Rizal Memorial Library & Museum, the first floor showcases a collection of antiques donated by the local, famous and rich Cebuano families. Also on display is a collection of classical and contemporary artworks by Cebuano painters and artists. The upper floor is used as a performing arts hall.
Adresse: Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 416 4579
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

Casa Gorordo

A tour inside this residence is a brief journey into a Filipino lifestyle from 1860-1920. The historic former bishop’s home features noted paintings, museum relics, a courtyard, antique household items and furniture.
Adresse: 35 Eduardo Aboitiz Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 411 1767
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 6pm

University of San Carlos Museum

Housed in the country’s oldest school, the museum divides its artefacts into four sections, each offering a fascinating insight into life before, during and after the Spanish conquests. You find the museum just right of the main entrance to the University.
Adresse: Pelaez Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 253 1000


Situated 2,000 feet above sea level, this excellent sight-seeing spot offers breathtaking views of Cebu and islands. Arbours are available for daytime picnics and instant evening parties, and arriving in time for sunset is worthwhile for romantics. To reveal your intentions with a partner, ring the legendary iron bell. Once for a firm partnership, twice for lasting friendship or three times for love that never ends. It is located 10 minute walk from the car park.
Adresse: Busay, Cebu

Bantayan Island

Located in the northwestern tip of Cebu, Bantayan is just one of many serene and tranquil locations that boast fine white sandy beaches. The island is a favourite local holiday hangout, particularly during the Lenten (Easter) season with celebrations that boast one of the most elaborate processions in the country.
Adresse: Bantayan Island

Kawasan Falls

Despite the three hour drive and 25 minute walk along rocky paths, the panoramic waterfalls steeped in lush greenery on Cebu island's south western coastline is well worth the journey; it's a place where the heat, dust and grime of the city can be washed away beneath the cascading water. Bamboo rafts, swings and calm pools are also available for those wanting to stay dry. A great place to have a picnic but try to avoid the weekends.
Adresse: Matutinao, Badian

Mactan Island

Necessities of trade, industry and the airport, unfortunately, take up some of the space on Mactan. However, much of its coastline it is left to the abundant beauty of nature, and its dazzling white sandy beaches and resorts are a serious draw to tourists. The crystal clear waters attract snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.
Adresse: Mactan Island

Osmeña Peak Hike

The Osmeña Peak is said to be one of the highest in the island of Cebu with an altitude of 1013 m. Reaching the peak takes only a 20-30 minute hike, also suitable for beginners. Nonetheless, the views you will have are truly mesmerising. There are different starting points for the trek, from Badian (which is close to Kawasan Falls and the trips can easily be connected) or from Mantalongon.
Transport: Take a bus from south bus terminal to Oslob or Santander/Li-Loan and jump off in Dalaguete.

Mt. Naupa

Mount Naupa is the nearby option for travellers who would like to go on a short but beautiful trekking trip close to the city. The trail takes approximately an hour and offers magnificent scenery and little shops, selling snacks or chai among the hilly paths of the trek. The hike starts from Naga, which is a city worth exploring before heading to the peak of Mount Naupa.
Adresse: Naga City
Transport: A bus ride from south bus terminal to Naga City.


Anzani is a lovely place, where you can see the beautiful sunset and have a drink on the balcony while you are waiting for your meal. The ambiance and the food are great here. Their focus is Mediterranean cuisine.
Adresse: Lahug Nivel Hills Panorama Height, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 2327375
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 11.30am - 2.30, 5.30pm - 12am

Yakski Barbecue

What's in a name? Everything, in this case. Yakski Barbecue is a must-do for any meat-lover travelling to Cebu, and don't forget the "must" number two - the signature Yakski sauce.
Adresse: 268 Don Mariano Cui St, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 254 3977
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 11am - 2.30pm, 5pm - 12am, Sun 5pm - 12am

Maya Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Lounge

Combining the dedication to serving restaurant-quality food and the relaxing ambiance of a lounge, Maya is an enticing establishment for an evening drink as well as a full meal.
Adresse: Crossroads, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 238 9552

Wakamatsu Yakiniku

This Japanese/Korean inspired restaurant is always packed with customers enjoying its delicious Yakiniku and extensive buffet, so make sure to book a table at Wakamatsu Yakiniku in advance. The all-you-can-eat option is great value for money and you will certainly leave happy and stuffed.
Adresse: Pacific Square Building, F. Cabahug Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 232 5897
Åpningstider: Every day 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Casa Verde

Casa Verde is a family-run restaurant chain and they are not hard to find since there are several around Cebu. The menu is affordably priced and you really get good quality food for the price. They are famous for their baby back ribs, cooked to perfection. You will find one of the restaurants on:
Adresse: 69 Lim Tian Teng, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 253 64 72
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–10pm

Port Seafood

This restaurant is located in a 4-star hotel. They offer both catering and buffet. Port Seafood even features a midnight buffet where you got 40 different dishes to choose from and they also have a pasta and a crepe bar.
Adresse: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Salinas Drive, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 516 6018
Åpningstider: Every day 11am - 10pm

Abaca Baking Company

Head over to the Abaca Baking Company for some artisan crafted breads, from-scratch baked goods and classic American food. They also have quality desserts and pastries on offer that you can enjoy with a hot cup of aromatic coffee or tea.
Adresse: Crossroads Banilad Road, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 262 0969
Åpningstider: Every day 7am - 10pm

Crate Cafe

Crate Cafe is a true hidden gem a bit further outside the city. Here you will be able to enjoy your cup of coffee sourrounded by nature and with a great view of Cebu City. This is the perfect place to unwind and relax in a unique and magical atmosphere.
Adresse: Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 995 128 7466
Åpningstider: Mon 12am - 12am, Tue - Fri 11am - 10pm, Sat & Sun 7am - 10pm


Head over to Yolk cafe if you are looking for some delicious early morning breakfast. This coffee shop is exceptionally cozy and serves the perfect houseblend coffee to make sure you have a great start to the day. Their Chorizo and eggs in a pan are a favourite you will want to come back for.
Adresse: Tan Kim Building, 80 Tres Borces Padres Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 231 0411
Åpningstider: Every day 7am - 7pm

Bintana Coffee House

Alongside some must try dishes and an excellent selection of coffee, you will be able to enjoy smooth music and a rustic atmosphere created by the unique interior design and the art displayed on the walls. If you have a sweet tooth, try their delicious cheescake with a hot beverage of your choice.
Adresse: 81K Elizabeth Pond Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 416 1335
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 11am - 9pm

Marshall's Irish Pub Bar & Restaurant

This Irish bar offers live music every night of the week and serves not only a great selection of beers but also a wide array of food. Come here for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink or a snack. They have Happy Hour between 16.00-19.00.
Adresse: Mango Square Mall, General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 412 6418
Åpningstider: Mon - Sun 10am - 3am

The Distillery

The Distillery is a popular bar and evening hang out spot that draws a young, rowdy crowd on a regular basis. The bar offers an extensive collection of whiskies, international beers and other premium spirits.
Adresse: Crossroads, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 266 9064

Ayala Center Cebu

The ultimate shopping mall experience when in Cebu, Ayala Center is where many local and international boutiques are concentrated all under one roof. Besides shops, the mall offers a cinema, restaurants and bars including a children play area. Esprit, Guess, Levi's, Marks & Spencer, Topshop and Lacoste are some of the stores located here.
Adresse: Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 516 3025
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 10am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 10pm

SM City Cebu

This giant mega mall is currently the largest in the Philippines and the 4th largest in the world, and you will surely find no shortage of shopping and entertainment options here. Shops like Claires, Adidas, Crocs, Esprit, Guess, Mango, Levi´s, Nike, Sands and Quiksilver are all located here.
Adresse: North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 2310557
Åpningstider: Mon - Sun 10am - 9pm

Taboan Public Market

When heading to this market, be ready to endure - the smell of dried fish (the market's specialty) fills the air, but the reward is getting a taste of favorite local seafood snacks, such as danggit and lechon.
Adresse: Pahina Central, Cebu City
Åpningstider: Every day 4am - 8pm

Islands Souvenirs

Islands Souvenirs is local gift and souvenir shop chain, that can be found in several shopping hot spots around town. There is no shortage of any kind of Cebu memorabilia here.
Adresse: Ayala Centre, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 231 2581
Åpningstider: Sun - Thu 10am - 9pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 10pm

Colon Street

Colon Street is a bustling, lively, busy street in the heart of Cebu City. There are plenty of shopping options left and right, so you won't find yourself at a loss whatever it might be that you're after.
Adresse: Colon Street, Cebu City

Gaissano Country Mall

A large shopping mall with affordable fashion boutiques, as well as stores selling all sorts of merchandise. There is a supermarket inside, and entertainment includes a cinema with below average ticket prices.
Adresse: Banilad Road Apas, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 231 1481
Åpningstider: Every day 8am - 9pm

Carbon Market

An authentic, busy market for those looking to experience a true Asian marketplace. With its low prices and a wide array of fresh produce, it is hard to find a place with better deals and quality-price ratio than here.
Adresse: MC Briones Street, Cebu
Telefon: +63 916 420 8559
Åpningstider: Every day 24 hours

Carcar Public Market

This public market is the place to be if succulent lechon (suckling pig) is what you're after. The selection of foods extends well beyond this local specialty, of course.
Adresse: Carcar City, Cebu
Telefon: +63 942 971 5507
Åpningstider: Every day 24 hours

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) is located on Mactan island, 9 km from the centre of Cebu city. Complaints about taxi fares are plentiful, so do consult information on standard fares at your time of travel. The white taxis are reportedly cheaper than the yellow ones and the journey from the airport to Cebu City takes approx. 20-30 minutes.
Adresse: Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Telefon: +63 32 340 2486


The Philippines can be visited visa-free for up to 30 days by citizens of Schengen countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. A valid return or onward ticket and a passport that is valid upon entry and for at least six months beyond the period of stay are required to enter the Philippines. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Cebu is during the winter months, since the temperatures are pleasant and the weather is not as humid as during the summer. You will also be able to enjoy the colorful Sinulog Festival in January and discover more about Cebu's fascinating culture.

Public Transport

Do as the locals and catch a colourful Jeepney (routes are posted on the front). These are available 24-hours a day, cover most of the nooks and crannies and are the cheapest transport option. Buses are also available, but these tend to ply exclusively along the north-south routes and can be quite baffling and arduous, particularly in the rural areas. Tricycles are common in towns and villages and with a bit of haggling they provide a convenient and cheap method of transport.
Adresse: Cebu


The simplest but not always the fastest way to get around is by taxi. Always check the meter has been set or a price has been fixed. Some taxi’s are unlicensed and in a bad state of repair and these should be avoided. Holiday Tel: +63 3 2345 1621 Spider/Scorpion Tel: +63 3 2254 6250
Adresse: Cebu


The central Post Office is at:
Adresse: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 416 3989
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm


There are several pharmacies, both small and big, across Cebu City and you are never far from one. One of the larger chains is Rose Pharmacy and you find one of their outlets at:
Adresse: Fooda Saversmart, F. Cabahug, Kasambagan, Cebu City
Telefon: +63 32 260 7310
Åpningstider: Every day 9am - 9pm


Country code: +63 Area code: 032


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