Attractions

Top Choice Church in Cebu City

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño

Cebu's holiest church houses a revered Flemish statuette of the Christ child (Santo Niño) that dates to Magellan's time. The church is no stranger to hardship: established in 1565 (the first church in the Philippine…
Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Olango Island & Around

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 20 minutes from Mactan by public bangka, Olango Island is home to this important wildlife reserve. Taking in 1030 hectares of sand flats and mangroves on Olango's southern shores, the sanctuary supports the lar…
Top Choice Museum in Cebu City

Museo Sugbo

This excellent museum comprises several galleries in an sturdy old coral-stone building that was Cebu's provincial jail from 1870 to 2004. Rooms are dedicated to eras in Cebu's history. The American-era gallery cont…
Top Choice Waterfall in Moalboal

Kawasan Falls

Located 17km south of Moalboal, Kawasan Falls comprise a series of three waterfalls; the largest cascades 15m into a massive, milky-blue swimming hole. Unfortunately this main pool has been a little spoiled by weeke…
Top Choice Beach in Malapascua Island

Bounty Beach

This glorious stretch of pale sand occupies almost the entire southern part of the island. It's lined with hotels, restaurants, dive shops and massage ladies plying their trade by the shore. Be careful when swimming…
Top Choice Beach in Malapascua Island

Logon Beach

Stunning crescent-shaped Logon Beach on the southwest side of the island is framed by a wooded promontory and has sheltered aquamarine water. It's extremely shallow and tidal. Many boats moor here so it's not perfec…
Museum in Cebu City

Casa Gorordo Museum

Downtown, in a quiet residential area, this museum was originally a private home (built in the 1850s). Later it was purchased by the Gorordos, one of Cebu's leading families, and served as the residence of the archb…
Fort in Cebu City

Fort San Pedro

Established in 1565 under the command of Miguel López de Legazpi, conqueror of the Philippines, Fort San Pedro has served as an army garrison, a rebel stronghold, prison camp and the city zoo. Today's partly ruined …
Marine Reserve in Lilo-an & Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island Marine Sanctuary

The marine sanctuary off Sumilon Island is a conservation success story in the Philippines. Resorts in Lilo-an run dive trips to the reserve, or you can base yourself in the luxurious Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort…
Beach in Bantayan Island

Paradise Beach

Around 5km east of Santa Fe this sublime cove beach has white sand, shade umbrellas and excellent swimming, and the surrounding area is attractively landscaped and trash-free. It's very popular with locals on weeken…