Cebu

5 Great Reasons to Join Suroy Suroy Sugbo Tours

Posted on January 2, 2023

Launched in 2005, Suroy Suroy Sugbo – which means “wandering in Cebu” in the Cebuano language – are the official tours of Cebu Province organized by the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office. Each of the overland bus tours focuses on a particular area in the province, stopping by every single municipality to visit the town center (usually the town church and plaza), taste the local delicacies, and watch cultural presentations. Last November 18 to 20, I was invited to join theRead More

Camotes Hidden Huts: Awesome Beach Hideaway in Camotes Islands, Cebu

Posted on December 26, 2022

After two wonderful days of scuba diving with Camotes Fun Divers, I drove my scooter to the northern end of Pacijan Island (San Francisco, Cebu) to relax at Camotes Hidden Huts, the only overnight accommodation located at the coastal area of Sitio Cogon 1, Barangay Esperanza. Tucked away within vast coconut plantations and accessed by a 700-meter long dirt path from the main road, the low-key resort – owned and managed by a friendly and accommodating German couple – isRead More

Camotes Fun Divers: Beautiful Scuba Diving in Camotes Islands, Cebu

Posted on December 18, 2022

With a world-class international airport, the accessible island province of Cebu in central Philippines has been drawing scuba divers from all over the world since the 1970s. It is one of the first scuba diving destinations in the country. Popular areas to dive are Mactan Island in Metro Cebu (close to the international airport), Moalboal in the south for sardines and coral walls, and Malapascua in the north for thresher sharks. But if you’re looking for a beautiful yet uncrowdedRead More

Pito’s Sutokil & Bamboo Rock Resort: Seafood Paradise in Camotes Islands, Cebu

Posted on December 16, 2022

Most tourists to Cebu head to the northernmost destinations of Bantayan and Malapascua for an island escape. Camotes Islands, however, offers more diverse insular attractions – such as white-sand beaches, cave pools, waterfalls, heritage churches, and highland viewpoints – that’s much closer to Metro Cebu. The island group is comprised of three main islands: Pacijan (under the municipality of San Francisco), Poro (divided into the municipalities of Poor and Tudela), and Ponson (under the municipality of Pilar). Most of theRead More

Cebu Quincentennial Hotel: Boutique Hotel Celebrating Cebuano History & Religiosity

Posted on October 11, 2022

One of the newest – and most unique – accommodations to open in Cebu City is the Cebu Quincentennial Hotel, which, as its name suggests, commemorates 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (1521-2021). In spite of its theme, this hotel isn’t exclusively for Roman Catholics – they accept guests of any religious affiliation. Standing next to Landers Superstore, this religious-themed hotel is conveniently located near the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Pope John Paul II Ave – theRead More

The Noble Cebu: Elegant Condotel along Trendy Banilad Road

Posted on September 17, 2022

One of the newest hotels in Cebu City, The Noble Cebu opened only last June 2022. This contemporary accommodation offers elegant lodgings within the uptown neighborhood of Barangay Kasambagan. Housed within the condominium complex of the Grand Residences Cebu, it offers short-term guests a slice of township living in the “Queen City of the South”. Situated along Gov. Cuenco Avenue – also known as Banilad Road – the hotel is strategically located next to trendy commercial complexes like Crossroads andRead More