August 29, 2017

2 Days Trip in Cebu

Hubby went to Cebu last week, I was tempted to book a flight so we can spend our long weekend in Cebu. But I need to practice self-control since I’m saving for our next home project. Anyway, I’m still happy because hubby bought our favorites from Cebu, which is lechon and danggit.

Well, let me reminisce our 2 Days Trip in Cebu. Six years ago, I celebrated my birthday in Cebu. It was my advance birthday celebration since my husband could only take a one day leave. We only have two whole days to enjoy our trip. 

We stayed in Fuente Oro Business Suites, it is a budget hotel that offers basic accommodation with breakfast. Since we arrived at 6AM, the room is not yet ready so we left our luggage and started our DIY Cebu City Tour. 

DIY Cebu City Tour 

We took a jeep to Basilica De Sto Niño where we will start our walking tour. From the church, we just walked to Plaza Sugbo, Magellan’s Cross, City Hall, Malacañang sa Sugbo and Fort San Pedro

After exploring Fort San Pedro, we went straight to Taoist Temple. We rode jeep and habal-habal, from the gate we walked to the temple. It is better to take a taxi and let the driver wait for you. On our way back, we were lucky to get a taxi kasi ang hirap mag-abang. We thought that we’re going to walk back to Julie’s Shop. Ang layo talaga nun, naghabal-habal nga kami nung papunta. 

Next stop, we ate at Casa Verde so we can taste their famous ribs. Then we went back to the hotel and took a nap. We did not continue our tour anymore because it was raining so we just had a quick trip at Crown Regency. We just watch 4D movie because I’m afraid of heights so I did not try the skywalk or sky ride. 

Read: DIY Cebu City Tour  

Mactan City Tour

The following day, we woke up early so we can go to Taboan Market. Our trip in Cebu won’t be complete without buying pasalubong like danggit and dried mango. 

Then we ate breakfast and off we went to Mactan so we can see Lapu-Lapu Monument, Mactan Shrine and Magellan’s Marker. The famous Sutukil was also there but we did not eat there because we have complimentary buffet lunch at Shangri-la. 

Read: DIY Mactan City Tour 

Day in Paradise in Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa

We had a day trip at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa, the day trip package is from 8-9PM which is perfect for our evening flight. We really had a memorable experience in Shangri-la so last year, I inquired for their day trip and overnight package but day trip was not available at that time. The overnight package was so steep for our budget so we just stayed at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

Read: Day Trip in Shangri-la Mactan 

Hopefully, we can stay in Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa because I’m sure my son will enjoy their Kid’s Play Area which was not included in our Day Trip Package before. It was a short trip but we enjoyed it. 

Read: Things to do in Cebu
Food Trip in Cebu


  1. I went to Cebu more then 5 yrs ago and have yet to really see the city. I heard that the Shangrila hotel has a great barrier reef at the doorstep and really neat place to stay. May consider booking rooms there the next time we visit the place.

  2. My sister and my cousin went there last week, too! Kakauwi lang nila kahapon. I've never been to Cebu pero ang dami nilang napuntahan. Second time na nila doon kasi we have relatives rin naman na nandon. Sana may pasalubong din silang danggit for me! Haha

  3. I miss Cebu! I have a lot of close-degree relatives there, but the last time I was able to visit was 2012 pa. Like you, we also went on a DIY tour hehe. And yes, a tourist simply must go to Taboan!

  4. First and last time so far that I was in Cebu was in 2011. It was my first fly too! Kaya tinutukso ako ni Dane, lol. Ang sarap ng mga pagkain nila dun! ♥ Unfortunately though, we haven't had the chance to visit the Taoist temple. Dane worked in Shangri-La Mactan before for a few months.

  5. I've been to Cebu twice but from your list here I've only been to the Taoist Temple. We stayed mostly at our resort then at Plantation Bay. I love Cebu. It's one of those places I can imagine myself living in.