If you think you know everything about Cebu, think again. Yes, most of us probably heard of the place to be one of the most developed and promising island provinces in the Philippines, what with it being the center of trade, commerce, education and industry in the Visayan area. Even more so because of the several wonders it has to offer to both the locals and the tourists. But can you honestly say you have totally explored the place?
If you want to visit one of the country’s most iconic heritage spots, Cebu is the place to visit. It is the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines, and it has the oldest city in the country as its capital – Cebu City. It is also called the Queen City of the South, and rightly named so. The province is one of the favorite destinations of those seeking to explore and experience the harmony of culture, history and modernism.
One of its most popular spots is the Magellan’s Cross which marked the conversion of the locals to Christianity by the Portuguese Explorer Ferdinand Magellan; the Basilica del Santo Niño. This houses the country’s oldest religious relics – a statue of the Child Jesus dated back to 1591; the Colon Street which is the country’s oldest street; and several other tourist attractions like pristine white beaches, world-class cafés and restaurants.
Setting Cebu’s most famous places aside, keep yourself open to some other unique spots you most probably haven’t heard of yet.
If you are into waterfalls, springs, rivers and beaches, you will surely find these places very interesting, known only to most locals and a few adventure buffs:
- Ka-Tinggo Falls (CatmonDaan)
- Binaliw Spring (Sogod)
- Kabang Falls (Talamban)
- Virgin Beach (Daanbantayan)
- Bagatayam Falls (Sogod)
- Lambug Beach (Badian)
- Bojo River (Aloguinsan)
For families who want to have a unique getaway, then you will definitely have a blast in these places :
- Medellin Zipline (Medellin)
- GL Highland Resort (Balamban)
- Mainit Spring (Catmon)
- Hidden Paradise (San Fernando)
- Boardwalk Zoo (Alcantara)
- Mactan Aquarium (Mactan Island)
If you want to appease your palate, these incredible dineries restaurants will surely provide you with dishes which will make you come back for more:
- Alex Kafe (Argao)
- DukoDuko (Catmon)
To those who simply want to relish the beauty of nature and Cebu in general, you will absolutely love these spots, and get ready to take beautiful photos!
- SRP Backroad (South Road Properties)
- Cantipla Flower Farms (Cantipla)
- Day-as Boardwalk (Cordova)
- Hideaway (Medellin)
- Marmol Cliffs (Tuburan)
Or, maybe discover the mysteries behind the recently discovered chapel which is equally historically valuable as it is intriguing:
- Kapilya de Sakripisyo (Argao)
Get to be among the first to try these unique spots in Cebu! For more information regarding these incredible places, feel free to check out this page: http://hangingrice.com/2012/07/unique-spots-in-cebu-you-probably-didnt-know-existed/.