The Cebu’s biggest annual festival that draws pilgrims from around the Philippines is the Sinulog. Sinulog or the Fiesta Señor is the Feast of Santo Niño. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of January and it is marked a colorful processions bearing the city’s venerated image of Santo Niño. The word Sinulog is a Visayan term for a dance that imitates the rhythm but after the Cebuano’s conversion to Christianity. It has a prestigious long parade of different costumes of dancers that showing how Sinulog its goes and many locals artist that giving the gratitude to celebrate the Fiesta of Santo Niño. There are colorful float that passing in every street in city and in the night there are many entertainment that organized by the people to show how beautiful the Cebu City it is and how the Cebu City grows into a better place.
Mostly of the Cebuano’s love malls, where you can eat, shop, bank, organize flights, and all of these malls are comfort of air conditioned. Basically all the malls are open at 10am to 9pm.
Ayala Center is a shopping that European or American label boutiques well find here, there are also restaurants, bars, health spas, cinemas, fast food chain, games halls, and even child care center.
Robinson’s Plaza is a small time shopping mall; it has a department store, supermarket, ATM’s, ticketing agencies and a food court in the ground floor.
SM Mall is located in the north Reclamation Area, like Ayala and Robinson’s you can find whatever you want here, it is also possible to organize travel and banking.
There are much shopping mall that is known in the city like the Century Plaza Commercial Complex, Colonnade Mall, Gaisano Metro, Gaisano South, Mango Plaza, White Gold, S&R Shopping Mall, Raintree Mall, and the Super Metro.
Travesty Comedy Bar is at the Mango. It is very funny live show with an entrance of 100 pesos per head. The show is indeed partly to Cebuano but the language plays no important role since the whole show has a very visual.
22nd Street Comedy Bar this funny and very entertaining bar is located in Mango Avenue and this is hosted with gays. In a 100 pesos entrance of each person you can witness the lively entertainment and gigs that they performed in the stage.
Cebu City has many entertainment places and clubs or bars to be fun and go with friends. The place in Cebu which there are many clubs and bars is in the Mango Avenue, it is the place which is offers very much fun of all the young’s or even if elders.
Cebu has many top hotels, where you can stay and relax on a safe and quite place.
Each of them offers a good accommodation that can perfectly fit in each taste of choice.
Marco Polo is the classiest and one of the most expensive hotels in Cebu. These is located in Lahug, the staff of this hotel is very friendly and welcoming to each one. The rooms are perfectly okay, nothing to say about it and the view are very nice because it is over looking in the Cebu. This hotel also offers a good buffet breakfast.
Marriot is an adjacent to the Ayala Center. The rooms are stylish and well appointed and with most offering views. They also have a buffet breakfast of the packages.
Waterfront Hotel and Casino is an Asian high roller city. It has a 24 hour casino and countless food and beverages outlets, has discos, gyms, piano and etc. It is also an international style dining and has many entertainment center.
The city is busy by time of holy week; most of the hotels are full. It is better to book in advanced than to book in the difficult time.
Black Angus is an American-style steak restaurant. They have Angus certified steaks, sandwiches, soups and salads, located in Mango Avenue.
Lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and most pleasant restaurants in Cebu City. It is served good Filipino Food in a pleasant atmosphere. It has a live band consisting of three blind. It is lined in the Mango.
Banana Leaf is one of our favorite it is as far as Asian cuisine. This restaurant gets the award to be one of the restaurants in the Philippines Top 100. It is served here Indonesian, Thai and Filipino cuisine with a unique mix flavor. It is located in the terraces of Ayala.
Old Spaghetti House is all for pasta lovers, it is a small Italian Restaurant in SM. The noodles taste like Italians and the sauce sweetened not like in common place.
Maya is located in the Crossroad; it is a purely Mexican style restaurant. However this restaurant is slightly expensive but very satisfying choices of food.
The Heritage of Cebu Monuments is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing about events and structures related to the history of Cebu. The construction of the monument began on July 1997 and it was finished on December 2000. Local artist Eduardo Castillo built the sculptures of the Cebu Heritage Monument. Funding for the monuments is come from the late Senator Marcelo Fernan as well a private individuals and groups.
Historical structure carved into the huge monolith are the Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, San Juan Bautista Parish Church, and a Spanish Galleon. The statues of the late President Sergio Osmeña Sr. and blessed Pedro Calungsod.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Heritage Monument of Cebu is accessible by public jeep but it is better to take a taxi so that you will not lost in the city,since you are a tourist you don’t the place well. All taxi drivers are familiar with the place.
The Casa Gorordo Museum was originally a house built in the mid 19th century by Alejandro Reynes Y Rosales and bought by Juan Isidro de Gorordo, a Spanish merchant, in 1863. Four generations of the Gorordo lived in this house, including Juan Gorordo, the firdt Filipino of Cebu in 1910-1932. Acquired in 1980 by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. The house was restored and currently became a public museum. The lower part of the house has walls of Mactan coral stone, which makes it deliciously cool in the middle of the day. The stunning upper-storey living quarters are pure Philippine hardwood, held together not with nails but with wooden pegs. The Casa Gorordo is a lifestyle museum that features the religious relics, paintings, antique furniture and other household items. The museum also displays modern-day art exhibits, ceramics, pottery and other cultural activities. Also found here are small and life-size statue of saints and figurines.
Casa Gorordo Museum is open from Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-6pm. Admission fee is P70 for foreigners, P40 for adults(locals) and P15 for students(locals).
HOW TO GET THERE
The best and easiest way is to ride a taxi to take you the place. The place is familiar to all taxi drivers.