Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is one of the best tourist destinations when you plan to go on a trip in the Philippines. There are a lot of exciting things to do, and a lot of wonderful places you must visit and see for yourself.

The diversity of people and the food in Cebu makes it more exciting for you to visit the place. Hence, there are things that you need to know before you head off to Cebu Philippines. Here are some of them:

1. Reasons Why You Need to Visit Cebu

The People in Cebu. “Cebuano’s” are known for their affection for entertainment and color. They celebrate an annual festival called Sinulog festival which is considered as one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The people of Cebu can understand English and different Filipino dialects, that’s why you will not get lost for you can always ask in English.

There are also foreign people who are now residing in Cebu  specifically: Chinese,   Korean, Americans, Indians and other Citizens. It only shows that Cebu is a safe and nice place to visit.

The Beach Resorts. There are a lot of fantastic and beautiful beach resorts in Cebu. Whether you go South or North, there are many excellent beaches you can visit to have fun and relax. Most visited beach resorts in Cebu are in Bantayan Island, Malapascua Island, Moalboal, Badian, and Oslob.

The Nightlife. If you’re a party-goer, the Mango Avenue in Cebu City is the best place for you to have fun and get drunk. It is a place where the whole street has full entertainment spots, resto-bars, and party places.

Historical Tourist Sites. There are a lot of places in Cebu which played a big part during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. One of these tourist sites is the Magellan’s Cross.

2. What is the Transportation in Cebu?

Jeepneys are the most common way of transportation in Cebu. In riding a jeepney, you can go around the Cebu City or to other neighboring cities for a minimum of 7 pesos fare. Otherwise, taxi’s are also accessible in any part of the town that’s why you won’t have a hard time to find transportation if you’re a commuter.

The downside in Cebu transportation is the heavy traffic during rush hours. In the morning, it’s 7 am to 9 am, and in the afternoon, it’s 4 pm to 8 pm. Along with this, there are motorbikes and motorcycle for hire in Cebu as an alternative when you get stuck in traffic.

3. The Things You Need To Pack for Cebu Trip

When going on a venture to Cebu, it is essential that you prepare all the things that you need for your travel, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the place. You should always make sure that you bring the things that are necessary for you to have convenient travel.

To help you know what the essential things you need to pack for a Cebu trip, here’s a packing checklist for you:

Travel Bags and Luggage. If you plan to stay in Cebu for long, go for a spacious travel bag or luggage so that you can pack your things in just one storage. You can visit sites like Luggage Online for your luggage needs.

Personal Documents and Money. It is essential that you bring with you your documents such valid Id’s, Passports, Visa and other important documents. It’s not only for travel purposes but also for emergencies. Also, aside from your credit or debit cards, it is important that you bring some cash for your unpredictable expense.

Pack only the essential clothing that you need, do not bring so many clothes and other accessories for you to have light travel. Consider also the type of climate in Cebu; it is typically equatorial, but most of the time the weather in Cebu is sunny.

First aid Kits and Medicine. Going on a trip is fun yet risky because there are a lot of unpredictable things that might happen along the way. You can be sick, so you have to be prepared and bring with you your vitamins and medicine kit.

Other places might not have all the toiletries and personal things that you usually use, so it is also vital that you pack all your personal needs.

Electronic Gadgets. As mentioned above, there are various beautiful places to capture and exciting things to treasure in Cebu. That’s why bringing cameras, and other electronic gadgets that you can use to take pictures and record memories are also one of the things to consider.


When you’re planning to visit the Philippines, Cebu is one of the places that you might want to consider spending your vacay. In Cebu, there are a lot of interesting things to do and wonderful destinations for you to stay.

However, there are a lot of things that you need to know before you fly to Cebu, and mentioned above are some of them. For you to be prepared for your travel, you need to know why you should visit Cebu? What is the transportation in Cebu? Or what are the things you need to pack for Cebu?

Disclaimer: This particular blog content is contributed by Kobe Parker.

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Janeth is the Admin based in Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines. A budget traveler wishes to get venture on different adventure memories, lifestyle and entrepreneurship, that's everything you need to know about Cebu and beyond. Please count me in as your blogger partner, Thanks!.

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