Orientation

The city is divided roughly into uptown and downtown; the latter has more impoverished, vice-strewn streets, but most of the sights are here. Just a short drive up Pres Osmeña Blvd brings you to the central Fuente Osmeña roundabout and, further north, the Capitol Compound. A bit further northeast is the Lahug district, where many of the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs are. Around 5km east of the centre, the Cebu conurbation fuses into Mandaue, where there's another cluster of upmarket malls and clubs and bars.