We stayed in Cebu for 3 days. Our flight was early morning of Sunday, but it was delayed for 2 hours, I didn’t care! Basta push ang Cebu! I came with my cousins Maffy & Gayle, Tita Belen and Ate Sol. We really didn’t have an itinerary for our visit here. All we know is we’ll go to Ayala because my cousin Maff is buying a condo in Ayala Cebu (sosyal!) then we’ll go to the beach and city tour. From the Mactan Airport we rented 2 taxis going to our accommodation, Allure Hotel and Suites in Mandaue City.
Luckily, that same taxi driver can give us a tour within the city that day so we paid him 2500 pesos for the whole day city tour. First stop is the famous Magellans Cross. Unfortunately, it’s still under renovation due to last year’s earthquake in Cebu which affect the foundation and structure of the cross.
Second stop is Fort San Pedro. Looks the same as Fort Santiago in Intramuros Manila.
Third, we went to Taoist Temple located in Beverly Hills Village. Very similar in Baguio City.
Fourth, the famous Taboan Market where we bought all our dried fish pasalubongs. Last, we went to Shamrock Store. (Will do separate reviews on Taboan Market and Shamrock Store).
Our whole second day in Cebu, we spent it at Be Resort in Mactan. We were supposed to have an island hopping as per request of my balikbayan cousin from Dubai (Maffy), however, we’re having difficulty in finding a tourism board/post near the bay area to ask for a legitimate tourist. Some quote us for 5000, some are 3500 all without lunch. Just the island tour and snorkeling. It was pass 12 noon when we decide to just go at Be Resort, which I recommend because my kumare Jho was there last holy week and she told me that the place is beautiful yet not so expensive compare to its nearby resort like Crimson, Movenpeak and Shangrila. (I have separate review on Be Resort)
At night, we went to IT Park to find a good place to drink, which we didn’t find any because all seats in the restaurants are occupied so we find an acoustic bar & grill called Tonyo’s Bar & grill which is just walking distance from IT Park.
Third day, my cousin Gayle and I spent our day at the hotel, just went out, to grab a coffee at a nearby Starbucks. Sobrang galak ko at may malapit na kapehan. Nabuhay ang diwa ko, whoohoo!! Our flight going back to Manila was 8pm so we decided to go at Crown Regency in Cebu to experience the famous Skywalk (which by the way, I didn’t take a chance to do it!) It’s only my two cousins who were brave enough to do it. Poor me! oks lang.. walang pilitan, ayoko itakbo sa ER dahil sa nerbyos!
Overall, we all had a great time in Cebu. Cebu is already a city so you wouldn’t feel that you went out of Manila. The taxi cab is everywhere, many bars & grill all over Mandaue and Cebu.
Special thanks to my best-cuz Maffy who made this Cebu trip possible. (Wow!! Special mention ka dito cuz!)