Top 19 Places to visit in Central Visayas

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Best things to do in Central Visayas and sightseeing in Central Visayas

Cebu City - Central Visayas

It was May 2011 when I, Rose and Hazel decided to explore Cebu, Bohol and Camiguin. It was summer then so it was a perfect season to visit the said three places. Welcome to Cebu City! Hazel lived in Cebu at that time so she waited for us (Rose and me) to arrive in Cebu. Rose and I boarded Cokaliong from Surigao to Cebu and we arrived in Cebu at 6:00 AM. Hazel fetched us and rest for a while in her house. After an hour, our mission started, which is to explore some interesting spots in Cebu. First stopped, Church.
Veta

142 Followers, 3 Reviews


Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines. Apart from its rich and colorful history, Cebu is known for so many things — the guitars, the food, the churches, the Taoist temple, the nightlife, and a lot more. Getting to Cebu is very easy because of the numerous flights from Manila and other Philippine and international airports. Cebu has an international airport so it’s easy to get to this place. It also has ports where passenger vessels bring people to and from any part of the archipelago.
Claire Marie Algarme

122 Followers, 10 Reviews


Tumalog - Central Visayas

Oslob lies in the southern part of the island and a fourth class municipality of the Province. Cebu was dubbed as a tourism hub of Philippines due to its vast one of a kind tourist attractions be it in southern or northern part. During December on the Feast of their patron saint, Oslob is celebrating their well known annual festival "Toslob Festival" from where the town gets its name. This municipality offers a variety attractions. Tumalog Waterfalls in Oslob is a 10 - 15 minutes ride away from the National Highway and a 2-3 Hours Bus ride from Cebu City South Bus Terminal. How to get there: Just take a Bus from South Bus Terminal bound to Oslob and take a habal - habal (Motorcycle) going to the waterfalls. Expenses: Bus Fare - P168.00 (One Way) Waterfall Entrance - Children - P10.00 and Adult - P20.00 Habal Habal (Single Motorcycle) - P60 (two way)
Reid Magbanua

90 Followers, 4 Reviews


Oslob Church - Central Visayas

Oslob Old Church also known as Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Conception was one of the Oldest Churches in Cebu City. It was gutted by fire years ago leaving only the Spanish Architecture. When I visited the place it was already reconstructed through the efforts of the concerned locals. Locals believe that this century old church was intended as a station for pirates. Beside the church is their Ruins. These two Spanish Infrastructure that still exist in Oslob are very interesting to visit. There are a lot of benches, the Carabao grass carpeted in the park, splashing sound of the waves in near seashore, and breathtaking view of vast sea horizon. How to get there: Just take a Bus in Cebu City South Bus Terminal anytime because there's a lot of trip going/passing Oslob. Just inform the Driver to drop you off at Oslob Market. Enjoy the view! Enjoy your travel!
Reid Magbanua

90 Followers, 4 Reviews


Tagbilaran City - Central Visayas

When we got to Tagbilaran, we took a trike to our host’s house, for which we paid Php 10.00 each. There, we were welcomed and fed dinner by the mom of Malou, our couchsurfing host in Bohol.
Monica

216 Followers, 34 Reviews


Duero - Central Visayas

We left to visit the Eskaya tribe in Duero, Bohol, on December 12. Our host served breakfast and gave us fried bananas to get us through the day. We spent a couple of hours with the Eskaya tribe and learned about their scripts and their commitment to preserve their culture. We also got the chance to listen to them sing the Philippine National Anthem in the Eskaya dialect. It was a privilege.
Monica

216 Followers, 34 Reviews


Bohol Island - Central Visayas

Bohol has a lot of sights to see and some great beaches but, it also gave me the opportunity to take a step back and just relax in the beauty of the Island. The Bohol Bee Farm is one place you need to put on your list when visiting the Island of Bohol. When I first heard about it I expected the obligatory tour of a bunch of bees and how honey is extracted. I was pleasantly surprised at all the place has to offer. Located on Panglao Island Bohol, the farm is a working resort dedicated to organic farming.
Bob Bales

173 Followers, 4 Reviews


Kawasan Falls - Central Visayas

This waterfalls is one of the popular tour destinations for both local and foreign guests of the province because of its one of a kind characteristics that will make your stay exciting and excellent. Anyway, going to Badian you will pass the City of Carcar, Municipality of Barili and Dumanjug it is a long ride by the way. I assure that there will be no boring and dull moments because of the beautiful mountain-scape and coastal views along the way. You need to hike for at least 1.5KM of the semi concreted road to reach the waterfalls - a nature hike indeed! The waterfall is bluish and icy cold yet refreshing. However, there are a lot of people offering their services as a guide make sure to negotiate properly because some of them offer above standard rates. On your way up, the place is surrounded by luscious green trees and bushes that will serve as your shade. So less worry for your flawless skin! ENTRANCES and RATES Waterfalls Entrance - P10.00 Guide - P150 - 200 Kawasan Accommodation Rates: Ordinary Room - P900.00 Room with Ceiling Fan - P1200.00 (Good for two) Room with Ceiling Fan - P1500.00 (Twin Bed) Air Con Room - P2500.00 (Twin Bed) Air Con Room (Good for 10 persons) - P3500.00 Kawasan Waterfalls is a 2 hour ride from Cebu City proper. Just take a Ceres Bus at Cebu South Bus Terminal and inform the "konduktor" to drop you off at Kawasan Waterfalls jump off point. Pay your fares and entrances and start your adventure.
Reid Magbanua

90 Followers, 4 Reviews


Chocolate Hills - Central Visayas

Since it was already sunset, we were lucky that there was a lone trike that would get us to the viewing deck; otherwise, we would’ve missed the chance of seeing the beautiful Chocolate Hills.
Monica

216 Followers, 34 Reviews


Bohol - Central Visayas

We stayed in Cebu for one day only. The next destination was, Bohol. Right after stepping in on one of the ports of Bohol, our Bohol tour started. We stopped first in their old church.
Veta

142 Followers, 3 Reviews


Cebu Marine Beach Resort - Central Visayas

My first month in my previous company was great even though there was a lot of work to do, deadlines to comply and customer/clients to satisfy. You also need to multitask and work for extended hours everyday just to draw a smirk smile on my boss's face. It results in exhausted body, muscle fatigue and stress but I didn't care and I didn't give up. Still, I didn't argue with my body's sufferings because that's what we need to do, just to survive and feed our hungry and thirsty soul on this planet and I know that it is a part of the company's package. It is the venue for our Company's Annual Team Building Activity. It is a well - planned activity to rejuvenate our body and mind, freshened up, commune with nature, boost the relationship and bonding with my co - employees and remove the tiring and stressful days/weeks/months we had. The place is cozy yet elegantly organized. You can ride/rent a motorcycle/ tricycle and inform the driver about this place and I know for sure that everyone knows this magnificent place (the Lapu Lapu City Residence).
Reid Magbanua

90 Followers, 4 Reviews


Magellan's Cross - Central Visayas

A must-see in Cebu is the Magellan’s Cross, the one erected by the Spaniards during their arrival. Magellan’s Cross is called as such because it is the original wooden cross that Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted when he arrived in Cebu. Because of the effects of time, weather and other external factors, it could not be avoided that the wooden cross would be subject to wear and tear. To preserve this historic landmark, the original cross was cast with wooden planks.This landmark is relevant to the Filipinos because it signified the locals’ conversion to Christianity. Because of the arrival of the Spaniards, the Philippines has become a significant mover in the Christian faith. In fact, the country remains to be the only Catholic nation in Asia.
Claire Marie Algarme

122 Followers, 10 Reviews


Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu Pilgrim Center - Central Visayas

Possibly the most-visited church in Cebu; tourists arrive to the Basilica in busloads, also hitting the Magellan's Cross monument and City Hall in just one stop. Being one of the oldest, this 16th century church is admirable both for its resilience and its connection to the people.
lian_lim

162 Followers, 5 Reviews


Sto. Niño - Central Visayas

The old Sto. Nino cathedral, which houses the old relic of Santo Nino, said to be the original statue given by the Spaniards to the Cebuana queen. Locals and believers from other towns, islands and countries flock to the Cathedral to visit the Sto, Niño which is also a miraculous one. During its feast day, usually celebrated with a Sinulog Festival every first month of the year, people would paint themselves black to symbolize the early Filipino aborigines, known as Negritos or Aetas. A figure of the child Jesus is paraded in the main streets of Cebu hyped with some street dancing.
Claire Marie Algarme

122 Followers, 10 Reviews


Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral - Central Visayas

Just a few steps away from the decorated Sto. Nino church is where the Province's Archdiocese is seated. Locally referred to as simply the Cathedral, this grand church is witness to many a secular and political movements. The cathedral was recently renovated in time for its 75th year celebration (again, one of the oldest). The baroque exterior is maintained, but the interior is now laden with grandoise. I think it has also been airconditioned, which makes it ideal for big wedding ceremonies.
lian_lim

162 Followers, 5 Reviews


Casa Verde - Central Visayas

We flew to Cebu, using the ticket we purchased a couple of weeks prior to the start of this trip (Php 1,571.36). In Cebu, my buddy, Therese, picked us up from the airport and treated us to lunch at their restaurant, Casa Verde, in IT Park. She also treated us to merienda at Casa Verde main. Both meals were delicious!
Monica

216 Followers, 34 Reviews


STK ta Bay! - Central Visayas

Therese brought us to lunch at her relatives’ restaurant, STK. We had awesome scallops, among other tasty dishes.
Monica

216 Followers, 34 Reviews


Cebu Northwinds Hotel - Central Visayas

Central location, close to all the malls
sagarika mohanty

164 Followers, 2 Reviews


Hilton Cebu Resort and Towers - Central Visayas

I walked around the hotel to took a few pictures of the deserted beach and pool area and during a brief break in the rain, I noticed there were two people heading into the water to do some snorkeling. Now, why didn’t I think of that? I mean, if you’re going to get drenched on land, why not just get underwater? It was also the perfect opportunity to practice a little more with my new underwater camera gear. The hotel’s beach had a protected coral area for snorkeling so I grabbed my camera and took to the water. The snorkeling was fun but not as great as it should have been since days of rain had clouded the water quite a bit. Next stop was Magellan’s Cross, a replica of one planted here by Magellan when the very first Filipinos were baptized. When Magellan first arrived in Cebu in 1521, a new chapter in Philippine history began. The local chief was surprisingly receptive to Magellan, even agreeing to a baptism that was the first stroke of Christianity in the region.
Jenny McIver

404 Followers, 124 Reviews


Bantayan - Central Visayas

Every once in while you find a place a little off the tourist radar. Bantayan Island is one such place. I have traveled around a lot in the Philippines and have been to some pretty neat places but when I decided to visit Bantayan Island I could not have known that I would chance upon a place of such serenity. There isn’t much here. Not a lot of tourists, no malls, no people asking you to buy condos or discos blaring dance music. There are only a couple of towns worth any size on the island, one being Bantayan town and the other Sante Fe. Bantayan city has the only ATM where foreign transactions are allowed and they only take a Visa card. They have a nice market, a fabulous old church with lots of history, a few local restaurants and a couple of cock fighting arenas. I experienced my first cock fight in Bantayan and will post more on that later. What you won’t find are McDonalds, Jollibee, Dunkin Donuts or any other fast food joint. However the people are some of the friendliest I have ever encountered. The Philippines in general is very hospitable but the people on Bantayan Island seem to be more friendly than most. And this a place where you can experience true island life. Compared to Filipino standards I am a bug dude and stand tall at 6'1" and sometimes stand out and get a lot of looks when I am here. I get stares when I walk down the streets in Manila or anywhere else. On Bantayan island there are a lot of tricycle drivers, the non-motorized kind. So imagine their concern when I squeeze my big ass into a trike and tell them to peddle me to town. They sweat their ass off and I get lots of looks and giggles along the way. I also get people waving and saying hello and greeting me everywhere I go. At least 4 times while walking around I have been asked to sit and have a drink. I walked past an older woman picking up coconuts in her yard the other day and when I waved she dropped everything, smiled and waved back. Little kids say hello and so far wit
Bob Bales

173 Followers, 4 Reviews