“For the born traveler, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.” –Aldous Huxley
Hailed as the Queen City of the South, Cebu has always been an island of subtle wonder and charm.
In fact, there is a myriad of rather persuasive reasons why the seasoned traveler and the curious novice would be enticed by its magnetic pull and would visit as a result. Known as the second largest metropolis in the Philippines and a travel destination to most, a travel experience in Cebu is unlike any other. Cebu living is an eclectic fusion of island and city life and as such, travelers would get to immerse themselves in that one of a kind of vibe and atmosphere no matter how brief or long their stay might be. From the pristine white sand beaches to the epicurean feast you can find in almost every corner in the city, Cebu is sure to enthrall and fascinate you in a lot of ways. After all, it has not been named as one of the top tourist destinations for travel junkies for nothing. Indeed, it is a world of wonder and adventure molded into one and it certainly has a lot to offer its visitors. So, if you have been contemplating about paying this beautiful city a visit, take a gander at the most compelling reasons travel junkies would arrive in Cebu by the droves—regardless of the season.
- An array of beautiful beaches
Considering that Cebu is a progressive city, it has been widely regarded to be somewhat of a concrete jungle by many. However, this does not mean that the city does not possess a wealth of natural attractions such as gorgeous and picturesque beaches. Although the most popular and best known ones are located in the South, there is a string of beach resorts that can be found in Mactan if you do not wish to travel far from the city. Although some mactan hotels are known to charge exorbitant prices, there are a quite a few chains that offer their services at an affordable rate.
- Mouthwatering Street Foods
Although Cebu is popularly known for its lechon (roast pig), the city is also home to a wide selection of delectable street foods and scrumptious Cebuano food items. Chinese-inspired dishes such as steamed rice and siomai have been given a Cebuano rendition in the form of Siomai sa Tisa. Moreover, you should never leave the city without sampling the Cebuano staple ngohiong, ginabot (fried pig intestines) and of course the ever ubiquitous puso (hanging rice) which is definitive presence in most Cebuano street food meals.
- Excellent place for nature tripping
Cebu has a wealth of natural wonders—from canyoonering at one of the points in Kawasan falls to experiencing the sunrise in Osmeña, there are a lot of reasons why individuals with a penchant for chasing natural spots would flock to this place. From canyoonering, trekking to water sport activities, there is never a shortage of fun in Cebu and you can be assured there will never be a dull moment in your stay. So, if you have a bit of an adventurous streak to you, take the time to visit Cebu and indulge the adrenaline junkie in you with the different heart pumping activities the island has.
- A bustling city life
For those of you who cannot get enough of the city life, you will not be disappointed by Cebu’s city living. Cebu has no shortage of malls, so you would definitely not have a dull time just touring the city. Furthermore, the city itself is already rich in tourist attractions should you wish to explore. Places that are definitely points of interest are the Temple of Leah located in Busay, Sirao flower farm which is a Cebuano rendition of the flowers in Amsterdam, Tops which gives you a scenic and panoramic view of the entire city. Even if you did not want to drive far and just stay in the city, there are a lot of places to go to. So, you can be assured a day is never wasted as there is a quite a lot of places to fill up your travel itinerary.