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CEBU Like Never Before! (10 Most Awesome Experiences)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world-class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Let’s rediscover the “Queen City Of The South” as we give you tips on how to make the most of your Cebu adventure.

From trying the best lechon, getting up close with the whale sharks of Oslob, swimming with sardines at Moalboal, jumping into the turquoise waters of the mighty Kawasan Falls, to climbing the highest point of Cebu on Osmena Peak.

Here are the 10 Most Awesome Experiences in Cebu …

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#Accommodations, #Travel, Cebu

BLUEWATER SUMILON: South Cebu’s Eco Luxury Private Island Getaway!

Bluewater Sumilon

Bluewater Sumilon Beach Resort is one of Cebu’s high-end resorts situated on the 24-hectare Sumilon island off the tip of Southern Cebu.

The word Sumilon comes from the word “sumilong”, which means to take refuge, as the island’s caves serve as shelters for fishermen from incoming storms.

The island itself is filled with history and natural attractions. Whether its being surrounded by crystal clear waters with beautiful varying aquamarine hues, snorkeling in the first ever marine sanctuary, and lying on its white sand shifting sandbar, or kayaking at the natural lagoon, swimming with the whale sharks, and even the occasional sighting of black tip sharks, Sumilon has something for everyone!

We love the resort because of the Filipino lifestyle experience with their modern Filipino rooms and the warmest greetings from their fully employed all-Filipino staff.

BLUEWATER SUMILON BEACH RESORT
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu
E-mail: sumilon@bluewater.com.ph
Phone: (63 32) 318 3129, 318 9098
Mobile: +63917 631 7512, +63999 885 8337
Website: www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph
Facebook: BluewaterSumilon
Twitter: @BlueSumilon

Related Blog Post: The Legend of SUMILON Island

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Cebu

Cebu Food Trip: Eat Like a Local in Cebu! (2016)

Cebu, the country’s oldest city, has so much more to offer than the famed Sinulog Festival, with century-old churches, long white sandy beaches, world class diving, unspoiled countryside, and a rich culinary history – Cebu City has something for everyone!

Food is central to the Cebuano experience! Your trip wouldn’t be complete without tasting the best lechon and trying out the local and international cuisines Cebu is proud of!

Check out our list of local finds that will make you say “Lami Kaayo” (delicious)!

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#Accommodations, Cebu

BLUEWATER MARIBAGO: Authentic Cebuano Staycation Experience! (Photo Essay)

Bluewater Maribago

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is one of Cebu’s high-end resorts situated on the 7-hectare tropical paradise of Mactan Island, Cebu.

You’ll get that Filipino lifestyle experience whenever you’re staying at Bluewater’s group of resorts. From indulging in their Pinoy-themed buffets and staying in their modern Filipino rooms, down to the warmest greetings from their fully employed all-Filipino staff.

We love the resort because of its family-friendly vibe, multiple pools, white sand beachfront, and sumptuous themed dinner buffets. Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

Bluewater Maribago
Buyong Maribago, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu Philippines
Phone: (63 32) 492 0100
E-mail: maribago@bluewater.com.ph
Website: www.bluewatermaribago.com.ph
Facebook: BluewaterMaribago
Twitter: @BlueMaribago

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THE HENRY: Cebu’s Hippest Boutique Hotel! (Photo Essay)

The Henry Hotel

An Instagram-worthy, funky boutique hotel with an artsy vibe!

Staying at The Henry Hotel Cebu feels like living in a painting. The hotel offers a modern take on lodging with an out-of-the-box experience thanks to their quirky decor, unique rooms, and friendly staff.

The Henry, which is conveniently located in the heart of Cebu City–perfect for your food and city tour experience.

Since no two rooms are alike, guests get to experience a different concept each time they stay.

Here’s our unique experience at The Henry Cebu…

 

The Henry Hotel Cebu
One Paseo Compound, Ma Luisa Entrance Road, Banilad, Cebu City 5000
Website: www.thehenryhotel.com
Landline: +63 32 520-8877
E-mail: reservations.cebu@thehenryhotel.com
Facebook: The Henry Hotel Cebu

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#Restaurants, Cebu

MATIAS BBQ: Cebu’s Favorite Barbecue Spot! (Review)

Matias BBQ

One favorite street food of Pinoys is barbecue–pork or chicken meat or giblets skewered on sticks and cooked over a charcoal grill.

For Cebuanos, the go-to place for barbecue is Matias in Mandaue City. Nestled under the shade of sweet star apple trees, this open-air eatery sells very affordable pork barbecue, chicken barbecue, chorizo, pork belly, balbacua, and other local dishes.

The secret to keep locals coming back is their delicious sweet red sauce and value-for-money dishes.

Here’s what we liked at Matias…

Matias BBQ
A. S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City
Telephone: (32) 3452164, (32) 3469123
Restaurant Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11:30 AM to 10 PM

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#Restaurants, Cebu

TYMAD BISTRO: Undoubtedly the Best French Breakfast in Cebu!

Tymad Bistro

Tymad Bistro is our go-to place for authentic French pastries and dishes in Cebu!

Owned by a French Chef, Philippe Estienne, who settled in Cebu with his Filipina wife, the bistro is popular for their perfectly buttery, light, and flaky croissants, chocolats, and kouign amann–all baked fresh daily.

Tymad means “good house” or “good restaurant” and comes from a Celtic language in the south of France.

Here’s what we liked at Tymad’s…

TYMAD BISTRO
Maria Luisa Road Banilad, Cebu
Telephone: (032) 239 7385
Restaurant Hours:
• Monday – Closed
• Tuesday to Thursday – 7:00am-10:00pm
• Friday to Saturday – 10:00am-11:00pm
• Sunday – 10:00am-10:00pm
Facebook: @tymadbistro
E-mail: tymadbistro@gmail.com

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#Restaurants, Cebu

The Original Balamban Liempo: Johnna’s Liempo in Balamban Market!

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Ask any of the locals for the original liempo in Balamban and they’ll direct you to Johnna’s Liempo Haus.

Balamban, located in the western part of Cebu, is known for its distinctive method of grilling Liempo using traditional herbs and spices, similar to how you would prepare Lechon Cebu.

Bebot Mapa, the creator of the original recipe of Balamban Liempo, rightfully deserves the “original” label. He is not affiliated with the Balamban Liempo brand you’ll find across Cebu. He sells his liempo at a humble take-out store near Balamban’s public market.

Johnna’s Liempo Haus
Balamban Public Market
Mobile: +639182065607

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Cebu

RICO’s LECHON: “Da Best Gyud” Most Awesome Lechon in Cebu!

Cebu: Rico's

Eating Lechon is central to your Cebu experience! Dubbed as the “Lechon Capital” of the Philippines, Cebu prides itself in having perfected the art of roasting pigs, and in the tastiness and crispiness its lechon is known for.

We asked locals where we could find the best lechon and they all pointed us to Rico’s Lechon, pioneer of the famous Spicy Lechon. Owner Enrico Dionson likes to keep things simple–his roasted lechon is only seasoned with traditional herbs and spices and has always been since he opened the business in 1997.

Their slogan, “Da Best Gyud”, lives up to our expectations. Indeed, it’s a lechon worthy of being called the best in Cebu. The restaurant also likes to stay ahead by adding Pinoy favorites to the menu other than lechon.

Here’s what we liked at Rico’s…

Rico’s Lechon – Mabolo Branch
F. Cabahug St, Cebu City, Cebu
Telephone: (032) 260-2443
Mobile: +63927-352-2078
Restaurant Hours:
• Monday- Sunday 10:00am-10:00pm
Facebook: @RicosLechonOFFICIAL
Instagram: @RicosLechonOfficial
Twitter: @dabestgyud
Email: mabolo@ricoslechon.com
Website: http://ricoslechon.com/

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Cebu

Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Part 2)

Read First: Sumilon, Oslob: Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide (Read this First!)

4. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

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It is recommended to visit Bluewater Sumilon Island either on a day trip or overnight to fully experience what southeast of Cebu has to offer. 

Bluewater Sumilon Daytrip package (P1,500-weekday, P2,000-weekend per head) includes lunch, boat transfers, use of swimming facilities and island activities like kayaking, trekking and snorkeling. 

Here are tips and recommendations if you decide to experience the island…

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