Visit Cebu City - Best of Cebu City

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.

Cebu City Travel Tips

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.

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    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Colorful coral reefs, abysmal walls and lots and lots of turtles are the main features of dive. Shore diving conditions are e...

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  • Fly fish
    Fly fish New on TripHobo

    Duration: 30 Mins

    A Flyfish is an extra-wide banana boat, which is a banana-shaped, inflatable water sled. A motorboat tows it for propulsion. ...

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  • Helmet Diving underwater walking experience
    Helmet Diving underwater walking experience New on TripHobo

    Duration: 45 Mins

    Helmet diving is a unique way to explore the sea because you walk along the seafloor. With water sports such as SCUBA and sno...

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  • Water ski
    Water ski New on TripHobo

    Duration: 30 Mins

    Water skiing is much like snow skiing. You trade cold for warmth, and gravity for motorboat propulsion. Water skiing is a bit...

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Facts and Stats for Cebu City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cebu City

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

    • Air Pollution 75.89 (High)
    • Water Pollution 77.55 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.78 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 73.47 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 71.7 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 69.5 (High)
  • Cebu City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cebu City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cebu City.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.39 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 32.86 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 40.42 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.33 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 47.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.35 (Moderate)
  • Living in Cebu City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cebu City is 85.64 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 56.15 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.4 (High)
    • Pollution Index 83.94 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.58 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.05 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.9 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.12 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cebu City

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.85 USD

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

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