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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 Cultural in Cebu City

Sinulog Festival

Cebu's epic annual Sinulog Festival draws pilgrims from around the Philippines. Celebrated on the third Sunday of January, the Sinulog, or Fiesta Señor, is the Feast of Santo Niño (the Christ Child) and is marked by…
Top Choice Filipino in Cebu City

Cafe Laguna

The cosmopolitan Ayala Center does not have many options for good local food, but highly popular Cafe Laguna is an exception. Excellent, relatively affordable dishes such as chicken cooked in pandan leaves, crispy p…
Top Choice Italian in Malapascua Island

Angelina

Facing a white-sand bay with a pretty terrace, this restaurant offers heavenly creations that will have you craving Italian food for weeks. The homemade tagliatelle asparagi is al-dente bliss, or try fritto misto di…
Top Choice Mexican in Cebu City

Maya

Enter through heavy carved wooden doors to this classy, candlelit restaurant with arguably the best Mexican food in the country. Authentic dishes include great ceviche (from P525), enchiladas and fajitas and don't n…
Top Choice Lounge in Mactan Island

Ibiza Beach Club

Jutting into the ocean, this is the sleekest beach club in the Visayas, with cool white seating, decking and sail-like canopies drawing Cebu's bright young things. Resident DJs spin electronic sounds and there are h…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Cebu City

Anzani

One of the best fine-dining restaurants in the Visayas, classy Anzani is the perfect location for a special meal with sweeping views of the city from its terrace. Pasta dishes are around P475, while meat and fish ch…