Cheap Flights to Cebu
Flying to Cebu brings you to a fast-paced, energetic city on Cebu Island, which is surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and many coral reefs. The city is lined with white-sand beaches where you can swim, relax or buy ice cream from one of the vendors located there. Many visitors come to Cebu to enjoy world-class diving opportunities off Mactan Island, which is just over the water and connected by a bridge to the rest of Cebu's metropolitan area. There are numerous resorts providing leisure opportunities and a thriving nightlife in the city itself.
Flights to Cebu
When you fly to Cebu, you'll arrive via the Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB), which is located just across the bridge from Cebu City on Mactan Island in Lapu-Lapu City, part of the greater metropolitan area of Cebu. To get into Cebu City from the airport, walk to the right as you leave the terminal. There, you'll find a line of metered yellow cabs. You can also choose to take a Jeepney into the city, which is the local public transportation. To get around Cebu Island to other destinations, you can take one of the Ceres buses. Cebu has two main bus terminals, the north terminal and the south terminal, that connect to attractions around the region.
Attractions in Cebu
The best places for visitors to stay are located in the uptown section of the city, rather than in the downtown area. Located within minutes of the airport are the numerous diving sites, giving you the ability to explore stunning sea life around the coral reefs. Cebu City is home to the dancing inmates of Cebu. The inmates, who are incarcerated at the Cebu Detention and Rehabilitation Center, put on public dance performances that are highly choreographed. They have been featured on CNN and Youtube and have even performed for the Pope. Visitors may want to check when a public performance is available. Admission is free, and it is well worth attending if a performance is scheduled during your visit.
Another interesting spot is the Museo Sugbo, which is housed in a former 19th-century jail. Inside, displays include letters and displays from both the American and Spanish eras of the island, including the history around a bomb that was dropped on the city during World War II.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Cebu
On the third Sunday of January, the Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is held in Cebu. A highlight of the festival is the parade, which lasts for up to 12 hours and features performers from all over the island. In the city itself, the Lahug district is filled with restaurants and bars for nightlife enjoyment. Many entertainment options may be found at IT Park, which is filled with clubs and restaurants. Dining out is inexpensive; the average cost for two people to enjoy a three-course dinner at a mid-range restaurant is around $15. You can expect tropical temperatures year-round that range from an average of 81 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 86 degrees in May.