Cebu is known to be one of the famous tourist and business destinations in Asia.
The clear waters and pristine beaches that this Queen City of the South offers have made beach and adventure lovers revisit the island.
Its fast-growing economy has been making investors excited to put up as well.
Indeed, Cebu is an all in one island for both relaxation and investment.
But not known to many, Cebu still has a lot to offer.
Here are a number of fantastic places that are not familiar to almost everyone.
- Kabang Falls
Cebu is known to having a number of waterfalls.
A lot of people think that you need to travel far from the city in order to see one.
Kabang Falls is located in Barangay Talamban which is just in the city.
You need to trek for 40 minutes though and go through rivers, boulders, grasses and trees until you reach the falls but just keep going because the coolness of the water there will give you a sweet refuge after.
2. Zip-away Medellin
Looking for a heart-pounding adventure?
Zip-away Medellin in Northern Cebu will certainly make your heart pound.
It offers zip line that takes you from one hill to another and Tarzan Jump which is a giant swing with a platform to stand on while you hold on as you’re rocked back and forth.
Cable cars are also offered for the less adventurous heart.
3. Carnaza Island, Daanbantayan
Exhausted with the hustle and bustle of the city life?
Carnaza Island in Daanbantayan is the best for you.
It’s 5-7 hours from the City of Cebu but it will all be worth it when you arrived.
Its picturesque hills, clear and cool waters, verdant greenery and tasty seafood would make you not want to go back to the real life.
This secluded island is not yet known to many so enjoy the island as much as you can.
4. Casino Peak, Dalaguete
Dubbed as the Chocolate Hills of Cebu, the wondrous scenery when you reach the summit will make you forget all your life’s struggles and challenges.
Up there you can also see a panoramic view of Badian and the neighboring island, Negros.
5. JVR Island in the Sky
This island in the sky is a quick escape for the busy professionals that couldn’t fit in an ample amount of time for rest and recreation.
Located in Balamban Cebu which is just an hour drive from the city, visitors can enjoy the clean breeze, peaceful environment, pastoral view and some few adventures to add a little fun to your respite.
6. Mt. Kan-irag Cebu City
Mt. Kan-irag is the most favorite hiking and camping site in the city.
Only a few walks from the famous Sirao Garden, you can enjoy the fresh mountain breeze and awe-inspiring panorama.
7. Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc
Cebu is not only famous of it’s beautiful and unspoiled waterfalls, it also has several hot springs to boast for.
Just like the Mainit Hot Spring in Malabuyoc Cebu which is beautifully nestled in the middle of a jungle, visitors will enjoy the naturally therapeutic waters of the spring as well as the beauty and peacefulness of the surrounding.
8. Dao Waterfall Trek
Dao Waterfalls is located in Samboan Cebu.
It is a unique waterfall that will only require you to trek for a few minutes.
It has a spiral-like limestone wall and a turquoise catch pool.
The trek will not really give you a hard time but you will surely get astounded by the views.
Unlike other waterfalls, Dao Falls has it’s own calm way of pouring its water down.
9. Ponong Hidden Lake
Aside from its famous waterfalls, another reason to visit Samboan Cebu is its Ponong Lake.
It is actually not a lake but a type of closed lagoon settled behind the beautiful mangrove trees.
The lagoon has a brackish water and has a high concentration of saltwater making it prohibited for swimming.
Despite that, you would still enjoy the nice view of the trees and the birds flying around the area.
You can also ride a bamboo raft for a more fun visit.
10. Capitancillo Islet in Bogo City
Capitancillo is small coral island with crystal clear water that doesn’t get hot even if you take a dip on a very hot afternoon.
Teeming with variety of fish, big and small, this island is a perfect diving spot.
There’s a solar-powered lighthouse in the middle and ruins around.
A number of visitors take this as a side trip of their Kalanggaman Island tour.