20 Lesser-Known Cebu Spots You Need to Visit

Want to have a fun and truly memorable weekend trip but can’t stand the crazy crowd? I know one trick that you might find really helpful. Instead of visiting the most popular spots in Cebu, check out the lesser-known ones! I’ve compiled some of Cebu’s lesser-known spots that truly deserve our attention.


1. Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park

Type: Spring

Location: Carcar City

The Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring is a cool watering hole in Carcar City which is perfect for those hot summer afternoons.


2. Liog-Liog Rock

Type: Rock Formation

Location: Santa Cruz, Ronda

Liog-Liog Rock is a unique marine rock formation in Ronda which is perfect for your Instagram #feedgoals.


3. Halo-Halo Lane

Type: Dining Destination

Location: Dumanjug Plaza

Dumanjug’s Halo-Halo Lane is a sweet spot for your sweet tooth! The halo-halo is delicious, too!


4. Gakub Spring

Type: Spring

Location: Dalaguete

Gakub Spring is a refreshing road-side spot in Dalaguete which will surely wash the stress away!


5. Ka-Tinggo Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Catmon (Esoy Hot Spring)

After a healing dip at the Esoy hot spring, drop by lovely Ka-Tinggo Falls and enjoy a cool, relaxing swim.


6. Hermit’s Cove

Type: Beach/Cove

Location: Aloguinsan

For your endless #beachbod photo sessions. Of, if you’re like most Cebuanos who enjoy relaxing on the beach, Hermit’s Cove is the spot for you.


7. Lanipao Rainforest

Type: Mountain Resort

Location: Sapangdaku, Guadalupe

Escape from the busy city life and enjoy a relaxing swim in Lanipao in Sapangdaku in Guadalupe.


8. Lusno Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Ronda

A little out of the way, but is definitely worth the long travel time, Ronda’s Lusno Falls is truly a must-visit.


9. Olango Marine Sanctuary

Type: Sanctuary

Location: Olango Island

A quiet spot in Olango which gives you a great view of the booming metropolis, the Marine Sanctuary is perfect for late afternoons chats and strolls.


10. Pawod Spring

Type: Underwater Cave System / Spring

Location: Agus, Lapu-Lapu City

Located right in the heart of Lapu-Lapu, and just along the highway, Pawud in Agus is hard to miss.


11. Kapilya de Sakripisyo

Type: Chapel for Unbaptized stillborn children

Location: Argao

An age-old place of prayer right in the heart of the Argao plaza, the Kapilya de Sakripisyo gives us a glimpse of the heritage and culture of the early Argaoanons.


12. Kan-Amno Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Lower Becerril, Boljoon


A stunning cascading waterfall at the foot of the mountains of Lower Becerril, Boljoon, Kan-Amno will surely take your breath away.


13. Linaw Spring

Type: Spring

Location: Argao

A perfect pit-stop in Argao for all wearing south-bound travelers. Linaw Spring is located right next to the highway, too!


14. Mangasang Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Tagbao, Cebu City

Hidden in the mountain barangay of Tagbao is this beautiful and truly untouched gem locals refer to as Mangasang Falls.


15. Medellin Hideaway

Type: Beach Resort

Location: Medellin

Medellin Hideaway is a scenic adventure spot that offers a stunning view of the coast of Medellin. It’s IG-worthy, too!


16. Cambais Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Alegria

One of the most beautiful waterfall systems in Cebu, Cambais has two major waterfalls and several smaller drops.


17. Sea Paradise

Type: Zoo/Boardwalk

Location: Alcantara

Alcantara’s Sea Paradise is boardwalk which doubles as a zoo! If you want a bit of quiet while in the company of animals, this is the spot for you.


18. Pityak / Tubod-Duguan Falls

Type: Waterfall

Location: Dumanjug

One of Dumanjug town’s prized jewels, Pityak Falls is truly a stunning natural wonder.


19. Binaliw Spring

Type: Spring

Location: Sogod

After paying homage to the Our Lady of Lourdes, enjoy a quick dip at Bagatayam’s Binaliw healing spring.


20. Marmol Cliffs

Type: Cliffs/River

Location: Tuburan

Enjoy a truly unforgettable adventure at the impressive cliff face of Tuburan town’s intriguing and very mystical Marmol Cliffs.


How many of these amazing Cebu spots have you visited? Let us know in the comments section below!

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5 Responses

  1. Vic R. Seguerra says:

    This is a beautiful beginning of enlightening the younger generation of our good old days when ….Old Cebu was still popularly known as Sugbu…. When Talisay had the most number of swimming pools because of its free flowing “poso” or Artesian wells, the famous lechon inasal, and kinilaw isda…. When there were no big, high rise hotels except “Bascon Capitol Hotel”, antedating Magellan Hotel by almost 2 decades? … When “The Yarrow Beach Resort and Club”, was the entertainment place to be, with its famous nightly orchestra… And others. … Carcar was already famous for its crispy chicharon, ampaw, and sweet juicy “Takoy” pomelos…. When Mandaue was well known for its Binkang Mandaue, the long white passenger trucks, with the jeepney type seating arrangement, and … When Cebu’s provincial roads were plied by the red colored Bisaya Land Trans., and Cebu Autobus, among a few others plying like the yellow Lozadas, the Enad Bros, Reroma Bus, ….

  2. I have not visited any of these but soon, I will. There is also falls in Ginatilan, which is my hometown.

  3. Wow! Very nice list! Daghan pa mi wala na adtoan ani nga mga lugar.

  4. Gary says:

    WOW, Amazing List

    I am going to have to do some more exploring

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