South Cebu is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines. If you are looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, beautiful waterfalls and white sand beaches, South Cebu is the place for you! In this list, I will show you the top 5 tourist spots in south Cebu.
How to get to South Cebu
South Cebu is 100 kilometers away from Mactan Cebu airport and 26 kilometers away from Dumaguete Airport.
From Mactan Cebu airport, you can either ride a public bus or hire a taxi/car to go to South Cebu. Travel time from Mactan Cebu airport to South Cebu is 3 hours and bus fare is P110 ($2.2)
From Dumaguete airport, go to Simbulan port then ride a ferry going to Oslob. Travel time is 30 minutes and fare is P85 ($1.7)
The best area to stay in South Cebu is in Moalboal. To get a 10% discount on your hotel booking click here.
Getting around south Cebu is easy. You can rent a scooter for P400-500 ($8-10) per day or hire a tricycle or private car.
1. Kawasan Falls
Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls
P1500 ($30) 5 hours duration.
Canyoneering in Kawasan falls is the number 1 must do activity in Cebu.
Canyoneering or canyoning is an outdoor trek that involves traveling down creeks or streams within a canyon through variety of means including walking, swimming, jumping, climbing and cliff diving.
Canyoneering in Kawasan falls is one of the best excursions offered in the Philippines. The main waterfall has become an instagram hotspot for tourists. The 50 feet cliff dive will surely be the highlight of your Cebu trip.
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Moalboal Island Hopping
P1000 ($20) 5 hours duration
Another popular excursion activity offered in south Cebu is Moalboal Island hopping. The island hopping itinerary includes the Pescador Island, Sardine Run, Turtle sanctuary, and Basdaku White Beach.
Go dolphin watching in Pescador island, swim with thousands of sardines in Sardine run, swim with the turtles in the turtle sanctuary and relax in Basdaku white beach.
3. Osmeña Peak
Osmeña Peak Hike
25-30 minutes hike, P30 ($0.6) entrance fee
Osmeña Peak is famous for being the highest point in Cebu and one of the best South Cebu tourist spots. The best time to visit Osmeña peak is early in the morning for the sunrise and to avoid crowds.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the coastlines on both sides of Cebu and the beautiful hill formations
4. Sumilon Island
Snorkel in Sumilon Island
Boat fare P200-300 ($4-6) entrance fee P50 ($1)
Sumilon Island is the first marine protected area in the Philippines and has been protected as a marine sanctuary since 1974.
This underrated island is known for its white powdery white sand beaches, refreshing crystal blue water and a stunning sandbar that stretches to about a hundred meters.
5. Tumalog Falls
Entrance fee P20
Tumalog Falls is a huge cascading waterfall located in Oslob. It has a mellow curtain of water falling down the face of a monolithic limestone cliff. There is a big swimming area at the base of the waterfall where you can take a dip to cool off.
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