August 24, 2011

DIY: Cebu City Tour

Last Sunday, we went to Cebu to celebrate my birthday in advance since my birthday falls on a weekday. I was very thankful to God for hearing my prayer, there was no storm. 

After 13 long years, I was back in Cebu but this time, we only stayed for two days because my hubby can only take one day leave. Good enough because last year, his VL was denied. I really took my time to research everything so we could maximize our two days stay. I’ve got an early flight to Cebu and last flight to Manila.

Before 6AM, we arrived at Mactan Airport so we went straight to Fuente Oro Business Suites hoping that we could early check in but unfortunately the room was not yet available so we left our baggage and start our Cebu City Tour.

We rode a jeep to Basilica De Sto. Nino, our oldest church that was founded in 1565.

Then walk to Plaza Sugbo where Magellan’s Cross is located.

At the back of Magellan’s Cross is the City Hall
From Magellan’s cross just walk until you reach the Plaza Independencia where Fort San Pedro is also located. Right side of the plaza is the Malacanang sa Sugbo.

Opening time of Fort San Pedro is 8AM so we waited for almost 30 minutes. Entrance Fee is P30 per head.

Then we went to Taoist Temple, you can ride a Jeep 04C, just inform the driver that you are going to Taoist Temple, landmark is Julie’s Bakeshop. There are motorcycles or habal-habal that you could ride to bring you to Beverly Hills Subdivision Gate and from there you need to walk. The best way to reach Taoist temple is through taxi and asked the driver to wait for you.

The colorful temple with 99 steps offers a beautiful view of the city too. 

We were all tired after walking and climbing up the stairs of the Taoist temple so we decided to have an early lunch at Casa Verde then go back to Fuente Oro so we could take a nap. Good thing that our room was already available.

We’re supposed to continue our Cebu City Tour but it was raining so we just went to Crown Regency to watch 4D movie. I’m afraid of heights so I will not try the skywalk or sky ride. Anyway, we enjoyed our 4D movie experience even it was only a 15 minutes movie for P250 per pax. (1 movie + souvenir shirt). After the movie, we went to Ayala Mall to eat my favorite CnT Lechon. (early dinner). 


  1. nice shots! happt birthday sis! napunta kayo sa TOPS?

  2. I've always wanted to go to Cebu. Hopefully we could soon enough. =)

  3. We weren't able to see the city much when we went there! Thanks for sharing sis!

  4. @ lelay - thanks, nakapunta na ko before sa tops kaya di ko na inulit. hehe!

    @gian - di ko rin napuntahan lahat yung malapit sa fuente osmena...umulan kasi. :(

  5. hi sis chanced upon your blog from gtalk, since we'll visit cebu (bantayan) this friday. Thanks for this informative post!


  6. Hi there. Cebuana here. I'm so happy I'm seeing your photos of some of the most important structures here in Cebu. You have the best shots for Sto. NiƱo church, city hall and taoist temple. Sana makapunta ka sa beaches both northern and the southern side. =)

  7. ^ thanks, i love to go to bantayan and malapascua, next time nalang siguro pag malaki na son ko. medyo mahaba travel time e. =)