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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
“This is a great place to visit when you need everything in one place from restaurants to coffee shops, to cosmetics, clothes, bags & shoe stores, as well as pharmacy, hardware, department store, massage spa and beauty salons!”
  • 90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a great place to visit when you need everything in one place from restaurants to coffee shops, to cosmetics, clothes, bags & shoe stores, as well as pharmacy, hardware, department store, cinema, bowling & entertainment, massage spa skin clinics and beauty salons!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Magellan’s Cross holds a very big part of the history of Cebu. It is believed to be a Christian cross planted by the Portuguese and Spanish explorers headed by Ferdinand Magellan. It was planted upon their arrival in Cebu on March 15, 1521. That day also marked the birth of Christianity in the land.  The original cross was believed by the people of old to have miraculous healing powers so they started chipping it away. Because of that, the government officials was prompted to supposedly encased it in another wooden cross made from tindalo.It is now housed in a small chapel. Rumors say though that the original cross was destroyed or disappeared after the death of Magellan.  Today, the cross is housed in an octagonal pavilion called the “kiosk”.  It is one of the main attractions for tourists because it is a part of country’s history. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
  • 8 Experiences
Shopping Centre
“Good for shopping, restaurants and cinemas. A large and modern shopping mall in central Cebu. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“tour around inside Cebu IT Park, a Business place with more great restaurants.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The “Little Paris” restaurant in Cebu City How to get there? Exact location: 271 Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. 15-30 minutes away from Fuente Osmena Circle; 10 minutes away from Ayala Center Cebu; 1 hour away from Mactan Airport. BY JEEPNEY: Ride any jeepney going to Gorordo Ave or Lahug. Inform the driver to drop you off at “La Vie” near UP Lahug Campus. These are the jeepneys that will pass through La Vie: – 04L from SM City Cebu (near APM Mall) – 17B/D from USC Main (near Jollibee) – 04C from Colon via Ramos – 04H from Colon via Jones – 04D from Carbon via Jones BY CAR / GRAB: Just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin your location to “La Vie Parisienne”. Ample parking space is available.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This place is worth for visit if you want to know the history of this oldest port in the Philippines everything from the past you can read inside and its nice to be here to relax and smell the sea breeze and walk around the plaza. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Asian Restaurant
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“The Lantaw Restaurant chain in Cebu has quickly gown to be one of the most popular restaurants in Cebu. It has branches in Cordova (Mactan Island), in Busay and the SRP. Lantaw offers affordable local cuisine with some of its more popular dishes being Crispy Pata, Spicy Scallops, Grilled Pork Belly and Cordova Express. While you eat enjoy some of the wonderful views of Cebu City. The restaurants offer some of the best views in town.  I had a beautiful sunset one of the times I ate at their floating restaurant in Cordova. While the Busay branch had some amazing views of Cebu City at night (see video). Of the two I found the Lantaw Floating Restaurant (on Mactan Island) a bit out of the way and hard to get to. Either you will need to organise a taxi to wait for you (for an extra fee) or catch one the tricycles to take you back to the main road to try and hail down a taxi. The place gets busy and if you don’t make a reservation it could be a bit of wait. I had to wait 40 minutes for a table on one visit. The restaurant in Busay isn’t nearly as bad to get to as it is closer to Cebu City. I actually liked this branch more and the food tended to be better here. There is also a branch at the SRP which I have not tried as yet. For me Lantaw Restaurant is a good place to eat at. If you want to try some local cuisine in Cebu at good prices this is certainly a great place to start. More for the casual laid back person wishing to eat with family or friends. If you wanted to eat somewhere romantic in Cebu  I wouldn’t really say this is the place to go, not if you want somewhere quiet anyhow. Overall a good restaurant to eat in Cebu without having to spend too much. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Street Fair
“Enjoy food diversity in one place. From Thursday to Sunday nights, select and dine from a wide variety of food.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“There’s plenty of history to be seen in Cebu City, and Fort San Pedro is one such historic location. First built as a wooden fort around 1565, the current structure is a triangular bastion fort that has been around since 1738. Nowadays, Fort San Pedro no longer houses soldiers but a museum, an open-air theater, and the Cebu office of the Department of Tourism. If you’re looking to be transported back to colonial times, Fort San Pedro is the place to go. Type: Tourist attraction Location: A. Pigafetta Street, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu Directions: Fort San Pedro is a 40-minute drive from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. From the airport, take Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd to M.L. Quezon National Hig”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bus Station
“The Mactan Shrine, located on Mactan Island, just of the coast from Cebu City, is a must-see for everyone interested in Filipino history. It commemorates the Battle of Mactan that took place in 1521 between the Spanish and the Visayan (central Philippines) native people in April 1521 and, along with paintings and plaques about that battle, it also contains two other important shrines -- the Lapu Lapu Shrine and the Magellan Shrine ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Spa
“Superb customer service and hands down one of the best (and most expensive) on the island! They also serve a wide array of delectable international dishes.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Church
“This is a historical church that was built in the year 1735 during the Spanish colonization era. A pure heritage of Cebuanos. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“J Center Mall の屋上にはSky water parkというプール、モール内には換金所、レストランやスーパーなどがそろっています。There is a Sky water park on the top of the J Center Mall, and there are cash exchanges, restaurants and supermarkets in the mall.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is the closest mall, a tricycle ride there will cost you 8 pesos. It's a bit old but has a good grocery store, department store as well as smaller shops and fast food establishments.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Located at City Time Square in Mandaue City – the northern area of Metro Cebu, Liv Super Club is a large nightclub that can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. Equipped with LED screen, intelligent lighting system, and a blasting sound system, Liv Super Club offers a world-class nightclubbing experience that includes themed nights, special guest DJs, and more. Attracting a mixed crowd of Filipino and foreigners, it’s best to book a sofa in advance. The music played here is commercial electronic dance music. Opening Hours: Wed-Sun from 20:30-05:00 Location: City Time Square, Mandaue City ”
  • 17 locals recommend