Cebu City Tourism

It’s easy to see why so many Filipinos have chosen Cebu as their home. The central hub of the Visayas, Cebu is a multicolored fantasy land. Amidst the constant flurry of activity, there’s an underlying Zen-like composure and confidence about the city. Cebu has held its heritage and culture close to its heart. So whether it’s the undeniable Spanish influences or its colorful temples and ancestral houses, you’d find traces of a rich history wherever you look. Stellar beaches and enchanting waterfalls abound, Cebu is a blessed land. It offers spectacular scuba diving opportunities in the azure blue waters surrounding it. There are lush green rolling hills and limestone plateaus too, making your travel to Cebu a diverse experience. It’s a glorious sight when Cebu decks itself up for Sinulog ; its annual gala where the city celebrates its passionate spirit and there’s festive cheer everywhere. When it comes to tourism in Cebu, there are so many faces of this mystical city, as you unravel each layer you discover a new reason to fall in love with Cebu.

Essential travel information and Cebu City tips for your visit

  • Take off your shoes when entering a house or a religious place.
  • Be careful of pickpockets and scamsters who might try to fool you.
  • Never display any expensive items when passing by crowded place, especially in port areas, streets and market places.
  • Don’t use the common sign of OK as it represents money in the local community. You may use the thumbs-up sign to depict the same.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Cebu City

  • Know the pollution level of Cebu City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.63 (High)
    • Water Pollution 81.34 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.3 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 74.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.62 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 76.1 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 74.65 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.75 (High)
  • How safe is Cebu City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cebu City.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.19 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.06 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.64 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39.2 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.68 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.62 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65.04 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.69 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.74 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.85 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.52 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.3 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Cebu City is 75.85 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 48.64 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.4 (High)
    • Pollution Index 86.03 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.07 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.72 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.81 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 26.01 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cebu City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.98 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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