If asked as to when is the best time to visit Cebu, I would say anytime.
Cebu has a tropical climate and the weather varies very little. This is why you can visit the beautiful beaches almost all time of the year.
Cebu has one of the most beautiful white sand beaches hidden in it’s smaller islands like Malapascua, Bantayan Island, Virgin Island, & Sumilon Island among others.
Compared to the more commercialized and tourist populated Palawan and Boracay, these smaller islands of Cebu has maintained its privacy, exquisiteness, beauty and grandeur.
Aside from the beach, you can also chase waterfalls in Badian, or swim with the whale sharks in Oslob. If you are up for more adventure, you can climb Osmeña peak and witness its breathtaking view.
You can also visit Sirao Garden and Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden.
Cebu is not only known for its beautiful beaches. It also has a very colorful culture. The Sinulog festival every January, pungko-pungko, tuslob buwa, the nightlife, the food, and a lot more.
Speaking of food, who wouldn’t love the Mango and Lechon from Cebu? Yum!
The Metro Cebu.
Aside from those, Cebu has also become the center of trade, commerce, and industry. Cebu is the home of the best furniture makers and manufacturers in the country. It now has 3 business parks where most offices are located, namely; Cebu Business Park, IT Park, and Mactan Newtown. There are other smaller commercial areas tho but these three is its own version of BGC and Makati.
You don’t need to go to Thailand or Hong Kong to experience an affordable shopping because Cebu has its own version of it in Colon St. This is the best place to buy jewelries, fashionable items, souvenirs, and a lot more. Plus, you can always haggle for the price.
If you have a bigger budget for shopping, Cebu houses some of the biggest malls in the country such as SM Seaside, SM City, Robinsons Galeria, Ayala Center, and Il Corso. There are also smaller malls such as APM, Gaisano, Pacific Mall, Island Central, Raintree Mall and a lot more.
If you are up to the historical sites, Cebu has Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, 1730 Jesuit House, Cebu Heritage Monument, and Port San Pedro. It has two temples, the Taoist Temple and Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple.
And of course, Cebu has the world’s first ever Resort Airport offering more international and local flights. It can accommodate up to 5 million passengers and the architectural design of the airport building is just jaw dropping. Indeed Instagrammable.
There are still more to watch out for in Cebu. The biggest Ocean Park in the country located at SRP Cebu is soon to open around late August or September this year.
Aside from that, it’ll soon open in the next one to two years the Cebu Cordova Link, Metro Cebu Expressway, and the BRT, LRT and Monorail Transportation Systems to ease the traffic situation in this booming City.
So if you haven’t included Cebu on your bucket list yet, it is a high time to change your next itinerary.