A queen city, a resort island, a historic church, and the best pig according to the late Anthony Bourdain. It seems like Cebu has it all! Check out the top 5 things you should do when you visit Cebu!

Eat Cebu Lechon

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Once you arrived in Cebu the first order of business should be to fill your belly with the region’s most famous and festive dish—Lechon! Lechon is a roasted pig cooked in an open flame, stuffed with spices and lemongrass that give the Lechon meat a distinct savory flavor. Plus, its skin gives a crackling crunch sound that will leave you asking for more. For a good serving Lechon in Cebu, try restaurants such as House of Lechon, CnT Lechon, Zubuchon, and Rico’s.

Visit Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño

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Pit Señor! Visit Cebu’s famous Basilica Minore de Sto. Niño, the oldest Catholic church in the Philippines built in 1565. The architecture and frescos of the basilica will surely impress you. Plus, the basilica is also home to the province’s beloved Sto. Niño de Cebu, an image of the child Jesus presented by Ferdinand Magellan to the Rajah of Cebu in 1521. How’s that for a piece of Philippine history?

Swim with Oslob Whale Sharks

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Where else will you get an opportunity to swim with a massive and gorgeous sea creature? Seize this opportunity when you visit Cebu. The Oslob Whale Sharks are magnificent creatures to behold. Just make sure to follow environmental guidelines when you swim with them.

Spend a Beach Day in Mactan

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Word class resorts and entertainment spots are sprawling on the beautiful island of Mactan. Come out to this side of Cebu for a leisurely stay as you spend sunset on its white sand beaches. Some resorts worth staying in Mactan are Shangri-La, Crimson, Movenpick, and J Park Resort.

Visit Sirao Peak and Garden

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Behold the Queen City of the South from the top. Sirao Peak and Garden will give an amazing panoramic view of Cebu City and nearby towns and islands. Its thousand roses LED display will also fascinate you as they light up at night.

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