7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor January 20th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 20 Comments

Are you planning to travel to Southern Cebu, Philippines soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Southern Cebu, with suggested tours.

7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines
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Tired of the bustling city life and want to have fun adventures? Go to Southern Cebu where most places remain untouched. Unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature in this part of the Province. Here are some suggestions for you to enjoy a blissful getaway.

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List of Things to do in Southern Cebu

1. Go to Sumilon Island

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One of the things to do in Southern Cebu is visiting Sumilon Island. It’s a 20-minute boat ride from Oslob, where you can see the whale sharks. On the island, you can also see the Sumilon Sandbar that’s filled with white sand and surrounded by crystal clear waters.

Suggested Tour: Bluewater Sumilon Day Pass

2. Try Canyoneering!

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Canyoneering is genuinely one of the most exciting outdoor activities in the Philippines. You can Canyoneer in Southern Cebu. Explore canyons by rafting, rappelling, or jump off a 50 feet cliff. It’s really exhilarating, especially if you do this with your friends.

Suggested Tour: Badian Canyoneering Adventure

3. Discover Waterfalls!

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There are many waterfalls in Southern Cebu. The most popular one is Kawasan Falls, the end-point for those who want to go canyoneering. Tumalog Falls, Dau Falls, and Aguinid Falls are other waterfalls in this part of the province. Discover at least two of your adventures!

Suggested Tour: Badian Canyoneering and Kawasan Waterfalls Day Tour

4. Enjoy the Beaches

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Most of Southern Cebu is surrounded by crystal blue waters. Some even have gorgeous white sand. So, why don’t you try stopping by the beach and enjoy the sea! I especially loved Lambug Public Beach in Badian.

5. Camp at Osmeña Peak

 

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The highest peak in all of Cebu is Osmeña Peak, which is located in Dalaguete. Hike towards it during the afternoon and try camping at night. You would have a fantastic and clear view of the night sky. Plus, the scenery in the morning is lovely. On a good day, you can see the islands of Negros and Bohol.

Suggested Tour: Kawasan Waterfalls and Osmena Peak Day Tour

6. Witness the Sardine Run

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One of the best diving destinations in the Philippines is located in Moalboal. Why? Because they have the Sardine Run. You will see millions of sardines passing by to fill their stomachs. P.S. They won’t eat you though. Haha. Aside from that, there are also turtles, gorgeous corals, and occasionally, dolphins.

Suggested Tour: Pescador Island Hopping

7. See a bird’s eye view of Southern Cebu

7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines

If you want something unique to do in the South of Cebu, ride a Gyrocopter. It’s only good for 10-15 minutes and can carry only one passenger and a driver at a time. But, it will give you a bird’s eye view of Southern Cebu.

Where to stay in Southern Cebu

Budget Hotel

Nirvana Bamboo & Dive Resort

7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines

Located in Moalboal, 0.9 mi from Panagsama Beach, Nirvana Bamboo & Dive Resort provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, and a shared lounge. All units at the resort are equipped with a seating area and every room has a private bathroom with a shower.

Price: Starts at USD 15 for a Family Room

Luxury Hotel

Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort

7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines

The only resort on the island, 24-hectare Sumilon Bluewater offers 4-star accommodations with direct access to coral reef beaches. Spacious cottages at Bluewater Island Resort Sumilon feature a private veranda with lounge chairs. They are air-conditioned and have a TV, work desk and safe. A hot/cold shower is available in the private bathroom.

Price: Starts at USD 290 for a Deluxe Room

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How to go to Southern Cebu

By Air: The main airport serving the province of Cebu is Mactan International Airport. Besides domestic flights, there are also International Flights from South East Asia, East Asia, and a few from the Middle East.

From the Airport: You can ride a taxi to the South Bus Terminal located in Downtown Cebu.

At the Bus Terminal: From the South Bus Terminal, you can ride buses depending on where you are going. Vans are also available.

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I aim to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.​

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20 thoughts on “7 Awesome Things To Do In Southern Cebu, Philippines

  1. Wow this looks like a totally amazing place! I love the waterfalls, I’ve never seen real waterfalls in a hot country so this would be fab!

  2. I just returned from Slovenia where I experienced so many waterfalls so I would visit Cebu to enjoy those waterfalls too.

  3. Oh wow the waterfall in Cebu looks so tranquil and clear, a stark contrast to the water found in the UK. I have to admit this was the first time I had heard of Cebu but I will be finding out more.

  4. Before reading your posts I had never heard of Cebu and now I am obsessed with looking and reading about it online

  5. I have to confess I’ve never heard of this place but it looks absolutely beautiful. I’m a complete wuss when it comes to trekking and outdoor activities. I did try abseiling once but it was a complete disaster!

  6. Cebu looks amazing! I love your tip about travelling on a bus – I’ve really enjoyed some of my bus adventures while travelling!

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