15 Cebu Towns to Visit this Summer

The days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the skies are a lot clearer. We all know what that means. Summer is officially here!

So you’re leaving the city to take that much-needed break. But you’re feeling a little more adventurous than usual. You don’t want to be stuck in your hotel room the whole day after a thirty-minute swim. You want to explore and experience as many things as possible. You want to finally give that Cebu bucket list a little makeover.

Well, today is your lucky day. TheCebuano lists downs some of Cebu’s most well-loved towns with abundant natural and man-made wonders that make this mercilessly hot season a little more bearable. Ladies and gentlemen, here are 15 amazing best Cebu towns you definitely have to visit this summer.


1. Daanbantayan

Travel Time: 5 Hours

Must-See:

  • The beautiful white-sand beaches of Malapascua Island
  • Thresher Sharks and Sardine Run in Malapascua dive sites
  • A private beach resort in Malbago called Virigin Beach Resort

2. Bantayan Island

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Must-See:

  • A traditional procession of life-size religious statues and relics on Good Friday
  • Public white sand beaches
  • The pristine beauty of the Virgin Island
  • Fun and exciting events held during the summer months

3. Badian

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Must-See:

  • A multi-level waterfall in Barangay Matutinao called Kawasan
  • A public beach fronting the Matutinao church where fresh and sea water meet
  • The ‘source’ of the multi-level Kawasan Falls called Kabukalan Spring

4. Alegria

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Must-See:

  • The mesmerizing Canlaob Falls
  • The beautiful natural swimming pool of Cancalanog Falls
  • A hidden gem in Barangay Valencia called Cambais Falls
  • Canyoneering and River Trekking activities in Compostela, Alegria

5. Camotes Islands

Travel Time: 3 Hours

Must-See:

  • The beautiful white sandy beach of Santiago Bay
  • The sights and sounds of the breath-takingly beautiful Lake Danao Park
  • The cool natural underground pool of Timubo Cave

6. Olango

Travel Time: 1 Hour

Must-See:

  • More than 40 species of migratory birds at the Olango Bird Sanctuary
  • The protected Olango Marine Sanctuary
  • The surrounding islets of Sulpa, Gilutongan, Nalusuan Caohagan, Pangan-an, and Camungi

7. Oslob

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Must-See:

  • The amazing Sumilon Island
  • The water curtain of the Tumalog Falls
  • The newly-restored Cuartel and Watchtower
  • The friendly whalesharks of Tan-awan, Oslob

8. Malabuyoc

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Must-See:

  • The 4 therapeutic pools of the Mainit Hot Spring
  • The multi-level Montañeza Falls
  • The natural cold springs of Barangay Aranzana

9. Barili

Travel Time: 2 Hours

Must-See:

  • The refreshing Bolocboloc Pools
  • The famous Mantayupan Falls
  • An ice cream shop for quick stops called Milk Station

10. Dalaguete

Travel Time: 2 Hours

Must-See:

  • The camp site and karst formations of Osmeña Peak
  • The naturally cool Obong Spring
  • A road-side spring pool in Barangay Banhigan called Gakub

11. Medellin

Travel Time: 5 Hours

Must-See:

  • A zipline, a cable car, and a rope course in Barangay Caputatan
  • The wildly colorful Gibitngil Island aka Funtastic Island
  • The long wooden walkway in Medellin Hideaway

12. Balamban

Travel Time: 1 Hour

Must-See:

  • Extreme Adventure rides in Island in the Sky, Adventure Cafe, and KM 33.
  • The historic crash site in Mt. Manunggal
  • A lavish mountain resort called West 35

13. Aloguinsan

Travel Time: 3 Hours

Must-See:

  • Bojo River Cruise organized by the local community
  • A public beach located several hundred meters from the main road called Hidden Beach
  • The gorgeous Hermit’s Cove
  • The Baluarte Heritage Park which offers an amazing view of the Tañon Strait

14. Carmen

Travel Time: 2 Hours

Must-See:

  • The multiple pools of Durano Eco-Farm and Resort
  • The gorgeous brown public beach in Barangay Luyang
  • The beautiful St. Benedict’s Monastery

 

15. Samboan

Travel Time: 5 Hours

Must-See:

  • The town square which offers a wondeful view of Negros
  • The easily accesible Aguinid Falls
  • The mystical beauty of Dau Falls
  • The triple drops of the Binalayan Falls

 Which of these towns will you be visiting first? Let me know in the comments below!

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4 Responses

  1. Aimee says:

    Travel will be from cebu city?

  2. Ran says:

    What are the nearby towns that we can visit to save time and enjoy our 4N5D trip in Cebu?

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