August 17, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit and Stay at the Queen City of the South- Cebu City, Philippines

When traveling to the Philippines, one of the cities that is visited most by tourists around the world is the vibrant city of Cebu. Hailed as the "Queen City of the South", this city has been featured in some magazines all over the world because of the many things it offers. From its food, culture, people, and majestic destinations, it is no wonder that in 2015, it was recognized as the Most Livable City in Asia.

Cebu City has so much to offer, and if you want to know why, here are five reasons why you need to visit and stay in this city.

1. Delicious food everywhere.

A visit to Cebu City is never complete if you cannot at least try one of the delicious foods this city has to offer. Cebu is known for its whole spit-roasted pig called Lechon, and you can find it in most food establishments in the city. Strolling around the streets of Cebu City will surprise you, as you will find a variety of street foods that will surely satisfy your gastronomic cravings.

2. Serene and pristine beaches all over the island.

The Philippines is blessed to have hundreds of beautiful white sand beaches. Among all these pristine beaches can be seen on the island of Cebu. Most of these beaches are pretty much accessible and are only 2-3 hours from Cebu City. Among the top beach, destinations are usually in South Cebu such as Sumilon Island in Oslob and Moalboal. Even the beaches in Mactan Island which are located near the airport is the home of the best beaches on the island.

3. It is home to more than 90 waterfalls.

Yes, you read that right. This island may look relatively small on the map but it is home to more than 90 waterfalls. And those are just the ones discovered. There are others that are thought to be discovered yet! Waterfalls are pretty much anywhere and there are even ones right at the heart of the city. One of which is Tinisik-Uwan and Kabang Falls when trekking the famous Mt. Kan-irag in Barangay Sirao, Cebu City.

4. It is the best destination for a staycation too.

If you don’t feel adventurous, you may opt to have a relaxing stay at one of the best hotels in the city. There are several best Cebu City hotels you can choose from that are recognized internationally. These hotels are proven to offer world-class service and state-of-the-art facilities. You can never go wrong just staying in any of the hotels in Cebu.

5. There are several mountains to climb.

Cebu is not only known for its beaches and waterfalls. This island also has several mountains that offer a picturesque view. Most of these mountains are only a few hours from the city and there are even some that are situated right in the city. Few of the famous mountains in this island are Osmena Peak, Sirao Peak, Mt. Kapayas, Mt. Manunggal, Mt. Naupa, Mt. Hambubuyog, and much more.

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