What to do and see in Visayas, Visayas: The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

April 6, 2022 Trinity Boughner

Discover the best top things to do in Visayas, Philippines including Basilica del Santo Nino, Casa Gorordo Museum, Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), White Beach, Ayala Center Cebu, Cambugahay Falls, Simala Shrine, Tumalog Falls, Sambawan Island, Camina Balay nga Bato.

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
1%
Terrible
0%
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%
Terrible
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. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

Yapak, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2,793 reviews

Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

The second largest beach on Boracay, this popular destination is also called Puka Shell Beach after the prevalent white seashells.

Reviewed By worldtrotter26 - Atlanta, United States

This is a nearby beach in Boracay. There are two ways to go here: first, you can join the island hopping tour and this is the first stop; second, you can hire a tricycle from white beach to this place. The water is green and the sand is fine. You can survey the place for 10 minutes. This is nice for swimming because it’s not too crowded, plus the green view is amazing! Just paradise!

4. White Beach

Balabag, Malay, Aklan Province 5608 Philippines
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6,543 reviews

White Beach

Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather.

Reviewed By 912ralfj

one of the worlds most beautiful beach, white sand, gentle waves, warm waters, beautiful setting with palm trees and restaurants, bars and shops built right on the sand, endless options

5. 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%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

6. Cambugahay Falls

Philippines
Excellent
51%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 918 reviews

Cambugahay Falls

Reviewed By _Zsuz_123 - Cape Town, South Africa

We spent a fun couple of hours at the waterfalls. Beautiful blue water. We arrived with our scooter, there is parking for them just at the entrance to the falls, parking fee is going by donations, so you pick how much you want to pay, and those guys really watch over the scooters. The entrance fee is normally 10 php, but we got there early so no one was there, we got in for free. There are 3 Tarzan swings, different heights, 50 php for unlimited swings. They are really fun, I was scared before the first swing but you just have to go and after that it was just all fun. Then you can stand under the smaller falls to get a nice shoulder / back massage and just lounge in the water. There are some vendors there, I think they open around 9 to buy some food. We got there around 7:30/8:00 and it wasn't crowded at all, so I would suggest to go early. It's definitely worth a visit!

7. 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%
Terrible
1%
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.

8. Tumalog Falls

Tumalog, Oslob 6025 Philippines
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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.

9. Sambawan Island

Maripipi Island Biliran Island, Leyte, Visayas, Philippines Philippines 420605157872 http://www.matetreyes.com/search/label/Biliran
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Sambawan Island

10. Camina Balay nga Bato

20 Osmena Street Arevalo, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000 Philippines +63 33 336 3858 http://www.facebook.com/Cami%C3%B1a-Balay-nga-Bato-in-Iloilo-168040663293755/
Excellent
43%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Camina Balay nga Bato

Reviewed By Mariann79 - Iloilo City, Philippines

Loved the native chocolate! Entrance is good for a no-time-limit tour after the guide has introduced you to every nooks and crannies of the historical mansion. You can stay as long as you want to enjoy the native chocolate and biscuits. There were also brochures that were handed out for free that you can read while examining closely every antique housewares that are no longer used nowadays. There were displays of various merchandise at the entrance from food to accessories to scarves. I bought two nice beaded necklaces. My friends and I took time chatting while enjoying the picture taking inside the house. A must-visit for lovers of history.

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