Swimming with the whale sharks is an activity that you can do in Oslob which is located in the southern part of Cebu. The small municipality facilitates this activity and guides you on how to properly conduct yourself when interacting with these gentle beasts.
Badian is a place located at South of Cebu Philippines. This place is famous for one of the most beautiful water falls in the country named Kawasan Falls. Kawasan Falls is a three-layered waterfall where both locals or foreigner guests comes often for its cold, fresh and beatutiful waters. But the most visited activity here in Badian, Kawasan falls is the canyoneering activity. The activity is full of jumping through cliffs as high as 50ft and a lot of swimming and wading through the river way through the kawasan water falls.
The Canyoneering starts with a briefing on what to do and what not to do. You must also gear up with life jackets, protetive helmet and shoes ( water or durable rubber shoes ). You will be given a tour guide. It will be best that you have to listen to the tour guide for safety measures. The tour guide will tell you where to jump, climb and where is not safe and how to easily maneuver your self through the journey.
TIPS for Kawasan Falls Canyoneering
Do the Canyoneering from Alegria to Kawasan Falls ( Downstream Canyoneering ). Kawasan Falls swimming is great but much greater is the adventure of Canyoneering.
Don’t try and do canyoneering alone. You must hire a certified tour guide for safety.
Don’t rely to much of a dry bag, most often they leaked. There is too much impact, scraping on rocks and big drops to feel entirely confident in a dry bag.
Wear grippy, comfortable and most importantly durable closed shoes or mountain climbing shoes or rubber shoes. There will be lots of climbing and lots of slippery rocks along the way during your Kawasan Falls Canyoneering.
Bring with you some cash, since halfway along the Kawasan Falls Canyoneering trail there are food stands for snacks, just in case you might get hungry. Don’t fill yourself too much since you will be climbing more cliffs before you can reach Kawasan falls.
Do the canyoneering in complete safety gear. Even if you are a good swimmer the life jacket would help you rest while wading or floating in rivers between jumps.
A lot of people don’t know that sky diving is among the activities that the city of Cebu offers to its adventurous tourists. For sky diving, you have to travel to the northernmost part of Cebu which is the Bantayan Island where the activity is being held. You can experience the breathtaking view of the whole city of Cebu while free falling from a private plane. It is indeed an experience that will last a lifetime.
If you have seen Cebu from above, then you would definitely want to see what lies underneath. Scuba diving is among the enjoyable activities that you can do while in Cebu. You need to travel all the way to Malapascua Island, north of Cebu, where numerous diving spots can be found. The island of Malapascua is a very popular diving spot for beginners and experienced divers that one of its diving spots, Monad Shoal, is ranked 11th in the top 101 diving sites in the world by Asian Diver magazines.
The breathtaking view of the underworld of Malapascua Island is enough to make tourists experience something beyond words. There are sites where you can explore sunken ships and planes which are remnants of war, but the most exciting part of scuba diving on the island is the daily sightings of Thresher Sharks which is abundant on the island.
We will provide transportation from our PCL Home site in Cebu City to its magnificent beaches from the north to the south. If you want to experience fine white sand with crystal clear sea, you might want to check the famous Bantayan Island from the north. If you’re heading south, Moalboal and Sumilon Islands are among the best tourist spots and attractions as the beaches there are stunning and beyond beauty.
Fort San Pedro Tours
The first Spanish settlements in the Philippines were in Cebu City, called the Queen City of the South. After Magellan first landed in Cebu, the Spanish under orders from Miguel Lopez de Legazpi erected Fort San Pedro on what is now Cebu's pier. The first, smallest and oldest fort in the Philippines was originally built as an army garrison to defend against Muslim pirates.
Since its construction, the fort has served as a revolutionary stronghold, American military barracks, a hospital, a school, a zoo and now a museum. Within the crumbling ruins of the fort, you'll find a collection of well-preserved artifacts, documents, paintings and sculptures from the Spanish colonial period, as well as a statue of Legazpi. The gardens within the fort's walls offer a peaceful retreat from often chaotic Cebu City.
With only a minuscule entrance fee, Fort San Pedro is a must for anyone interested in Filipino, Spanish or American military history. A diagram at the entrance gives a summary of the fort's history and shows just how much happened in this small corner of the Philippines
Address: Close to Plaza Independencia, Philippines
Hours: Everyday: 9am-5pm
Admission: Adults: P30, Seniors: P25, Child & Student: P20
Danasan Eco Adventure Park
Located around an hour’s drive from Danao City on Cebu Island, the Danasan Eco Adventure Park covers a vast area made up of caves, freshwater springs, a man-made lake, and a three-tiered waterfall.
The Skydrop is one of the most heart-thumping activities at the park. This sees guests ascend up to more than 35 meters before free-falling back to earth while swinging dramatically back and forth. There’s also the High Cable Twin Tower, where adventure-seekers traverse from one tower situated at 36 meters in the air down to another at around 18 meters high.
The Danasan Eco Adventure Park also offers more gentle activities, such as horseriding, trekking, ATV rides, wakeboarding, and go-karting, along with a number of more traditional sports. There’s also a rope obstacle course and a zip line that extends for more than 400 meters, plus opportunities for caving and trekking through the three levels of the Danasan Falls
Address: Danasan Eco Adventure Park, Danao City, Cebu 6004, Philippines
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
Admission: Various packages
TOPS Skyline Garden
One of the best place that will entice your eyes with captivating view is the TOPS Skyline Garden located in Busay. The place will leave you breathless as you encounter the overlooking view. The garden is open 24/7 and you can stay there for unlimited time. There are also food and souvenir stalls in the area.
There is also the bell that you may ring to strengthen the bond of friendship and your relationship. TOPS is the best place to capture the beauty of the Cebu province and you may catch the beautiful sunset and sunrise.
Mountain View Nature’s Park
A place to unwind, de-stress, chill and breathe some fresh air. The Mountain View Nature’s Park is not your ordinary picnic-in-the-grass since it also offers a variety of other adventure suited for your interest. Gardens, retreat and zoo seminar halls, camping sites, botanical garden, cottages, videoke, a Way of the Cross area, swimming pool and many others are also available.
If you wish to stay for the night, there are available rooms for you but prices may vary depending on the kind of room you wish to stay.
The park is a great place for family or friends bonding and the quickest escape away from the city. The Main View Deck is situated with an overlooking view of the city wherein you can relax and enjoy the breeze of the wind.
The temple is not only for the Chinese but it is open to anyone who wish to visit the place. It is located in the residential place called Beverly Hills.
As you walk up on the 99 steps, you’ll be rewarded with the awesome view the city has to offer. You will be amazed as to what the temple presents. You’ll encounter the different gods that the Chinese still worship and the dragon statues that seem to guard the place.
You can also walk on the mini Great Wall of China and appreciate the architectural structure of the temple. The interesting thing is that you can light joss sticks just like any other since instructions are provided.