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 76.69 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.85 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.2 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 74.52 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.32 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 70.19 (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 45.58 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.1 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.8 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.61 (High)
    • Car Stealing 34.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.97 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.59 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.35 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.78 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.82 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.78 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Cebu City is 80.78 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 55.12 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.4 (High)
    • Pollution Index 85.02 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.85 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 26.27 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 25.99 (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 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.14 USD

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

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