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Cebu Island Travel Guide: 162 reviews and 454 photos

Centre of the Visayas

Cebu Island, more than 200 km long and just 40 km across at its widest point, is at the centre of the Visayas, locked between Negros, Leyte and Bohol. It is the main island of Cebu Province and the location of the capital, Cebu City, regarded as the Queen City of the South. Of the smaller islands which are also part of the province, the most important are Mactan, Bantayan and Camotes. Cebu is a hilly island and flat areas are only to be found on the coast and in the north.
The people of Cebu are all very friendly. They speak Cebuano, the main dialect of the Visayas. Many Chinese live in Cebu City, and they speak Chinese among themselves. Visitors though, can get by quite well with English.
Cebu has many expensive beach resorts which are always promoted in the island's tourist literature. Those who can do without luxury, however, will feel more comfortable on the less touristically developed beaches, such as those on Bantayan Island or Malapascua Island for example. The coral gardens at Pescador Island near Moalboal and around Sumilon Island are worth seeing, as are the guitar factories on Mactan Island. Treks into the interior are growing in popularity, coupled with a few lazy days near the refreshing waterfalls.
The road from Argao to Bato in the south of Cebu is arguably the most beautiful coast road in the whole Visayas. Especially south of the unfortunately named Oslob, the trip through the luxuriant bougainvillea bushes on either side of the road is simply breathtaking.

Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach

Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach is a showcase of the myriad perks of relaxing and enjoyable tropical island life. Cool, crystaline waters lapping the pearly white sand-either on sunkissed days or moonlit nights. A seemingly endless horizon framed by verdant coconut fronds and dotted with one or two native sails on the glassy sea surface.

Island Hopping to Olango

Olango Island is the long island visible from Maribago and Marigondon. It has small white beaches and beautiful stands of palms providing shade. There is an extensive lagoon which was declared a sanctuary for migratory birds in 1992, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Diverse Tourist Attractions
  • Cons:Nothing that I can think of. I simply love this place.
  • In a nutshell:Queen City of the South!
  • Last visit to Cebu Island: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • asianbelle's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    hope the flood didn't affect you much.

  • Jan 10, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    coming to Cebu for the first time. looking for a reasonable place to stay 12days vacay. Any suggestions?

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Wonderful travel page of your home destination. We have not been to the Philippines yet. Cebu Island seems to be a great destination to visit and explore! Thanks for your virtual tour with stunning photographs. ~ho & pang

  • mikkie50's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    hi lynnette :-)) great pages you live in a beutiful place mt friend. where in the world is it lol we are planning our vacation this year so open to ides :-)) kind regards mikkie

  • adrianspencertaylor's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    cebu looks beautiful like you

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2009 at 11:05 PM

    You surely have a very beautiful country and very beautiful beaches. I like the restaurant tips. It is a good idea to buy sea food and have them coocked at Manang Bebot! Great idea indeen. I shall copy it somewhere!

  • winzkie_d_pooh's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2009 at 3:32 AM

    hi were goin to cebu with vt friends on august 28-31...plan to go to malapascua and bantayan island...hope you can give us iti and best but not expensive accom there...thankz so much regardz...

  • trav4bus's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    cebu island looks great

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Nice page Lynnette!

  • Mr.Sparkle's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2007 at 2:29 AM

    wow, i've never heard of this place. it looks nice

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