A local Cebuano's guide to the best of Cebu
I want every visitor to experience Cebu entirely but obviously short-term visitors can only experience so much in a few days and cramming everything up in such a short time can be dreadfully tiring and could end up in disaster. Something I definitely would not want to happen.
2. Right after you do, you should also grab a chance to see Fort San Pedro. Once a military fort during the Spanish era, it has become one of the venues that make for a picturesque backdrop for weddings and special occasions and you can access the place for a minimum entrance fee.
5. Since Cebu is a melting pot of various cultures; along with many Christian churches, there are also various temples. One of the popular and most visited ones is the Cebu Taoist Temple which is located on high ground that will give you with a breathtaking view of the city and shows a little bit of the Chinese culture and heritage inculcated in the history of Cebu. The Chinese community, just like they are in other places, are known in the business industry of Cebu and play a major role in the development of the consumer retail industry such as department stores and retail shops.
6. If you are looking for the best view of the city especially at night, never miss Tops. Tops is situated in the mountainous area of Busay and offers a 360 (urban and rural) view of the city. Best enjoyed with friends, family and loved ones; always go to Tops with a companion - you’ll need a human blanket as it can get cold and windy while up top.
10. If you want to explore Cebu’s other cities and municipalities, there are buses and V-hires that can take you to other locations with spectacular views, beautiful beaches, native delicacies and friendly people. (Who can mostly converse in English or Tagalog and are more than accommodating to answer curious questions from visitors.)
12. If you’re like me who craves for fresh sea foods, then you should make it a point to visit one of the SUTUKIL huts in Lapu-Lapu City. SUTUKIL stands for sugba (grill), tuwa (stew), kilaw (ceviche or raw fish cooked in lemon or vinegar). The best part of the SUTUKIL experience is you can pick the fish yourself (some even live ones) and have them prepare it for you the way you like it and in various sumptuous ways. The wait normally takes a while but the feast that awaits is usually worth it!
(pictures above are from google search - some are separate pictures put into one)