What to do and see in Cebu Island, Visayas: The Best Things to do Good for Kids

February 1, 2022 Marlin Saiz

Discover the best top things to do in Cebu Island, Philippines including Basilica del Santo Nino, Casa Gorordo Museum, Ayala Center Cebu, St. Peter and Paul Church, Simala Shrine, Tumalog Falls, Kawasan Falls, Inambakan Falls, Osmena Peak, Magellan's Cross.
Restaurants in Cebu Island

1. Basilica del Santo Nino

Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000 Philippines +63 32 255 6697 [email protected] http://santoninodecebubasilica.org/
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,158 reviews

Basilica del Santo Nino

This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era. The Church was founded by the Augustinian friars since their arrival in 1565. You could also find in the church the miraculous image of Sto. Nino (Child-Jesus).

Reviewed By urmajestyc - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

my ritual in visiting this holy place is to light some candles outside and spend time inside the church for my prayers. i love the feeling everytime i’m here.

2. Casa Gorordo Museum

35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City 6000 Philippines +63 32 411 1767 http://www.facebook.com/casagorordomuseum/
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 481 reviews

Casa Gorordo Museum

This museum looks at local life in the 1800s.

Reviewed By sophiaalyssal

I really loved the place! I like how everthing was well preserved and taken care of. The museum showcased a lot of historical events and facts, and kept the antiques in place. Also, the tour guides were really accomodating and were very knowwledgeable.

3. Ayala Center Cebu

Cebu Business Park , Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City 6000 Philippines +63 32 516 2035 [email protected] https://www.ayalamalls.com/explore/ayala-center-cebu
Excellent
43%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 1,806 reviews

Ayala Center Cebu

Reviewed By 25yearstravell

Must visit while in Cebu - even better than Ayala centre in Manila!! Ayala's point of difference is high quality without jamming as much commercial shops into the property as possible. Instead, they leave space and existing trees and landscape it so there is a large tranquil space, the Terraces, to relax and get away from all the hustle of a big city Great mall shopping and the highlight is the Terraces with space in the shade to relax and enjoy looking at the big trees, shrubs and waterfalls. It has the usual variety of food outlets, national & local.

4. St. Peter and Paul Church

Philippines
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

St. Peter and Paul Church

Reviewed By mom511 - Paranaque, Philippines

We left our resort in Sta Fe almost 5pm , we just wanted to visit the church and light candles ( something we practice everytime we visit a new church) and whisper our prayers. From the resort to the highway to get a trimotor it was 20 pesos per head. from the highway to Bantayan where the church was , was another 30 pesos per head for a 30 minute ride. WE arrived during the evening angelus prayers and luckily the old caretaker allowed us to get some quick shots on our phone cameras before he closed the church doors. the ceiling mosaics was beautiful, the altar where the retablos were , was also beautiful. The church just like the old churches in the different provinces of the Philippines is a treasure to behold. Lets all hope it remains preserved and cared for.

5. Simala Shrine

Lindogon Simala, 6020 Philippines http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2013/10/things-to-do-in-south-cebu.html
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Simala Shrine

Reviewed By iankatipunan - Manila, Philippines

Simala Shrine tour was really not part of our itinerary, but since my mother can't make a 30min walk to Kawasan falls, we went here instead. As we approach the gate, we were amazed as we see its castle-like facade, with arcaded corridors, aqueduct-like bridge connecting the garden to the shrine. The structure is also PWD-friendly, with ramps placed everywhere. Inside the shrine was a chapel, a praying area where colored candles lit, and a museum where testimonies of healed and answered prayers are kept and displayed. By the way, before going inside, bear in mind that proper attire is strictly implemented. Men wearing sando or tank top with shorts and slippers, and women wearing spaghetti straps, with very short shorts and slippers are not allowed. But if you're already worn shorts, don't worry! There are vendors outside the gate that will let you rent their shawls for Php20! If you're a Marian devotee and for Catholics who are "sagrado katoliko" I really recommend visiting the place. It will make your faith stronger as you see the evidences of the healed and answered prayers, and the people offering candles, roses and prayers to the pictures, portraits and sculptures of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

6. Tumalog Falls

Tumalog, Oslob 6025 Philippines
Excellent
57%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,100 reviews

Tumalog Falls

Reviewed By florisag873 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We really enjoy the raw beauty of the falls . Looking up the falls and the century trees around was very relaxing.

7. Kawasan Falls

Badian Philippines
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Kawasan Falls

Reviewed By L4048LEsophieh

Literally the best thing I’ve done in Cebu, Philippines. This place is like the Garden of Eden with beautiful greenery, magical waterfalls, crystal blue water, butterflies and dogs. This was my kind of Heaven. We stayed in Moalboal and it was a 40min scooter ride to this place not the easiest for us to find but locals are more then happy to point you in the right direction. We went early in the morning to beat the crowds which I recommend doing. We didn’t do a Canyoneering Tour which you can do if you want too we didn’t book any tour or package. We just paid to park our scooter at the church and paid the admittance fee to see the falls and swim Highly recommend visiting here it’s stunning ????

8. Inambakan Falls

Xxxx Kalbawan, Ginatilan, Cebu Island, Visayas, Philippines, 6028 Philippines http://www.wayph.net/2014/04/summer-destinations-in-and-near-cebu.html
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Inambakan Falls

Reviewed By 211jackief - Pasig, Philippines

My family and I decided not to go to Kawasan Falls to avoid the crowd. We went to Inambakan falls instead. We made the right decision! Inambakan falls was absolutely gorgeous!!! And except for 2 other families, we haf the falls to enjoy the whole afternoon. We paid 50 pesos per person and that included the entrance, the life jackets and the guide. The water of the falls was strong and there were 8 levels. We just went to 2 levels and we were absolutely stunned by its beauty. The water was clear and blue. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had so much fun swimming and taking so many instagrammable photos. Visit Inambakan Falls! You'll truly love it! Note: Tumalog Falls was dry and the water was murky. The surroundings had a stench of urine. Aguinid Falls charges 300 pesos per person

9. Osmena Peak

Mantalongon, Dalaguete 6022 Philippines +63 925 897 8687 http://ckandj.com/
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Osmena Peak

Reviewed By prettyyysyyy

Went here a year but the flashbacks of coming here again is enticing indeed. Chill ride coming here. Relaxing view along the way, too. Short and fun hiking. And the view on the top is simply breathtaking. Best to go there just in time for the Sunrise or Sunset to capture the perfect photos to treasure the experience.

10. Magellan's Cross

Cebu City Philippines http://www.hawaii.edu/cps/magellancross.html
Excellent
26%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 1,820 reviews

Magellan's Cross

This is the spot where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross in the soil in 1521 and claimed the Philippines for Spain.

Reviewed By aamart1969 - Cebu City, Philippines

Magellan's Cross is an impressive , historical Christian Cross , planted by Portuguese & Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu ???????? March 1521 Later that year , Ferdinand Magellan was killed at Lapu-Lapu ( Mactan Island , of Cebu City ???????? ) during the Battle of Mactan Magellan’s Cross holds a very big part of the history & Religious history of Cebu ???????? The original cross was believed by the people of old to have miraculous healing powers , so they started chipping it away ... Supposedly as a result , the government were prompted to encased the Magellan’s Cross in another wooden cross ... even thou , some Filipino’s say - the original cross was destroyed or disappeared after the death of Magellan. Today in downtown Cebu City ... the Cross ( real or replica ) is housed in an octagonal pavilion called the “ kiosk ” ... this is located in the open park , behind the outstanding Santo Niño Church ( which is another main attractions for tourists )

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