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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2013
Alcoy get away  (2 Answers)

my family has booked a resort in alcoy for 1 night but the problem is we dont know where to get a there a car/ van rental you know that wont charge us too much for the trip? we are going early morning around 5 am and we come home the next day at 4pm...your suggestion will be highly appreciated...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2013
cebu  (4 Answers)

im taking a 10days trip to cebu , and some islands out there..
just wanted to know the budget and how much do i need to take with me for all ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2012
Help me with our itinerary!:)  (7 Answers)

Hello! My friend and I will be visiting CEBU for the first time!!!YEY!!! Can anyone please suggest places to visit, take pictures of and dine during our stay?

February 18, 2012 (saturday)
8:35am arrival at mactan ariport
free time what now???
2:00pm check in at crown regency
free time dinner somewhere perhaps???

February 19, 2012 (sunday)
bohol day trip
free time additioal cebu trip tour???

February 19, 2012 (sunday)
whole day in cebu, pasalubong center, shopping???

Replies are greatly appreciated, thanks!:)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2010
Planning trip to Cebu and Bohol in Jan

I'm planning a two week trip towards the end of January, that I'm hoping will include Cebu, Bohol (Panglao) and then on to Malaybalay. I'll probably fly directly into Cebu first... I just learned there's a big festival going on the 3rd week of January. While I'd like to see that, I bet things will be booked up and crowded. What would be the first day I can safely fly into Cebu without encountering what's left of the festival?

From what I've read, I think I may be best off saving most of my beachgoing fun for Panglao, correct? In that case, I'd probably want to stay in a good hotel in the city. Friends have stayed in Shangri-La Mactan and were thrilled, but staying in an expensive beach resort that no one wants to step foot out of isn't really my thing.

What would be good to stay in that isn't too expensive? And, once there, what should we do with our time? I'm seeing the city with the idea in mind that someday I may want to permanently move there, or maybe just buy some property that I rarely see (until retirement) but let relatives live in for nominal fee. So, it would be good if I could get a realistic non-touristy overview of the city somehow. What city and/or island tours are available? I'd be up for even an all-day tour. Are there places on the island outside the city that would make good day-long destinations? I love photography, beaches and nature.

Also, how long would be good to stay in Cebu before hopping on a ferry to Tagbilaran City (for Panglao stay)? I'm thinking 3 nights. (And then maybe 5-7 in Panglao with the rest in Malaybalay.) FYI, Malaybalay is the only one of these destinations I've actually been to. I'm completely unfamiliar with Cebu and Bohol. For comparison purposes, I did spend some wonderful days in Boracay.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2010
looking for a souvenir

can anyone show me where can i get a bottle decor..example:stuff with boat...or shell

thank you ....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2010
Baggage weight resrictions Philippine Airlines  (3 Answers)

I will be traveling economy class from Manila to Cebu March 29 on Philippine Airlines. My check in bag will weigh approx. 22kg which exceeds their 15kg limit.Their website does not explain how much extra I will have to pay for this.Cebu Pacific airlines is P400 per 5kg extra, is Philippine airlines the same?Thanks in advance for help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2009
RE: Cebu to Bohol Travel  (5 Answers)

Good day to husband & i are planning to go to Cebu & Bohol on Dec 11-13...
Got a cheap airfare at Cebu Pacific..
Flight details are Dec11-8am(Cebu & Dec13-last flight-back to Manila...
Now my inquiries are:
from Cebu we want to go to Bohol but dont know what will be our itenerary.....and we also want to explore the beauty of Cebu.
we are new to these places so kindly help me to make my itenerary & to where is the good & cheap place to stay if we are in Cebu & Bohol and also help me to have a estiamted expenes on fare & to the place to where we will stay... We want to vist the chocolate hills,tagbilaran or panglao,lubok river...... & in Cebu we want to visit also the beaches & the historical places....kindly help me to plan for our vacation....Thanks & god bless

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2009
Cebu / Bohol trip  (6 Answers)

Me and my friends are planning to visit Cebu and Bohol on Jan. 9-11, 2010 but we don't know where to start. Could anyone please assist me on the rates of tour packages based on the preferred plan below. Any suggestions or your personal tour experience (preferrably year 2009) will be of great help as well.

(Day 1)
- arrive in Cebu (morning)
- tour the whole day and stay for the night. (which accomodation is good but affordable to stay at? and rates for Cebu tour, contact no.,etc. and which are the must-see places?)

(Day 2)
- finish other tourist spots in Cebu if wasn't able to finish it on Day 1.
- go to Bohol for our check-in in resort/accomodation
- tour Bohol and stay for the night

(Day 3)
- finish touring
- Off to Manila (afternoon/evening)

Additional Questions:
1. Which is better to go first, Bohol Countryside Tour then Dolphin watching and Balicasag Island Hopping the next day or vice versa?
2. Is it better to stay the entire trip in Cebu then just go to Bohol for a day tour? My cousin said it's better because there's no night life in Bohol. If so, please provide me your itenerary. Thanks!

I'm coming from abroad and this is my first time to go visit Cebu and Bohol. I only have 15 days in the Philippines and I want to make the most out of it. Your suggestions will really be a great help. Thanks so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2009
Boljoon to Cebu City vv

I will be doing a DIY Southern Cebu Heriate Trip next week. How far is Cebu City to Boljoon if i will just commute.

and where I can ride buses that ply cebu-boljoon route.

my planned itinerary is boljoon, dalaguete, argao, sibonga, and Carcar.

Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2009
Talisay Lechon  (6 Answers)

Hello there,

I'd like to ask for youe opinion RE: the best Lechon in Talisay.

I have tried the CNT in Cebu City but since ill b having brunch in talisay this weekend i have to try other brands thats considered to be the best in cebu or at least, at par with CNT.

many thanks...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 30, 2009
How to get to places in Cebu using public transport  (2 Answers)

Hi! I'll be in Cebu next week and I need to know how to go from one place to another taking the public transport (jeepney). Hope someone could guide me. Below is my agenda:

commute from mactan airport to pacific pensionne (313-A Osmeña Boulevard)
commute from pacific pensionne to sm cebu/cnt
commute from magellan's cross/sto nino shrine/taoist temple/lapulapu shrine
commute from lapulapu shrine to pacific pensionne
commute from pacific penssionne to cebu white sands & vice versa
commute from pacific penssionne to cebu pier (suppercat) & vic versa
commute from pacific penssione to taboan & vice versa

Thanks in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 04, 2009
Cebu-Tagbilaran fast ferry  (3 Answers)

Looking to catch a fast ferry (Weesam or Supercat?) on a Friday morning.

Do I need to reserve tickets beforehand, or can I just show up at the pier Friday morning, buy a ticket, and hop on the boat?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2008
Castle Peak or Cebu Business Hotel?  (4 Answers)

Hello all,

I will be going to cebu soon. Has anyone stayed in either of these hotels? Castle Peak and Cebu Business Hotel?

Also are these hotels near shopping malls and how far is it?

Aside from these two hotels, can anyone recommend any other affordable hotels near CFO in cebu? Need one near there. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2008
travel alone in phillipines  (4 Answers)

hay i just got on this site im going to travel manilla and ceby alone wat should i watch out for and wat shouldnt i do

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 29, 2008
Public transport from airport / Cheap hotels  (2 Answers)

Apart from taxis, are there any buses, jeepneys etc. that I can take from Cebu Airport to Cebu City?

Also, any suggestion for very cheap hotels (under 2000php) in Cebu City and Talisay City?

Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2007
Camotes Island  (1 Answer)

Has anyone been to camotes island? How much is the transportation cost from Poro Port going to Santiago Bay?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2007
Interesting activities and accomodation!  (1 Answer)

Hi guys, first time planning a 6-day trip with some pals to cebu, on a budget! Will be spending a day and a half in cebu city (and the rest on the beautiful islands) and need your kind advice on accomodation and activities!

Accomocation: Intending to stay at Pensionne La Florentina (found out abt it from a travel book), but not able to find much information online about it. any idea what the rates are for a standard room? cost and duration of transportation to airport (i suppose by taxi)? is there any way to contact them other than via telephone (231 3318) to make a booking? Do i need to make any deposit? It is only 5 min walk to Ayala Centre but how about SM City Mall? generally would you recommend this pension house?

Acitivities: Is there a bazaar kind of market which sells local souveniers/clothes/fruits? Carbon Market seems more like a wet market selling mainly produce, not so much of a bazaar am i right? Where's a good place to chill out at night with a live band? anywhere to salsa in particular? Think Filipinos are natural great dancers! Do you guys happen to know of any reputable dance studio that teaches ballroom classes like waltz/tango? May wanna pop by for a quick lesson or two! Thanks for any info.. Looking forward to a great cebu experience!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2007
Hotel or Resort to spend Christmas in Cebu  (3 Answers)

Me and my wife want to spend our Christmas in Cebu and have a tour with the island. What are Christmas activities in Cebu? could you recommend Cheap resort or hotel in Mactan or Cebu that is peaceful and private also?

Thanks in advace for your recommendations and suggestions,

Some hotel that i consider are the following but your suggestion , comments is highly appreciated

-Parklane hotel
-Montebello villa hotel
-Marco polo Hotel
-Shangrila - too expensive
-Hilton -too expensive
-plantation -too expensive

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 30, 2007
mactan airport to cebu pier (oceanjet ferry)  (1 Answer)

hi, can please tell me if is possible for me from mactan airport to cebu pier to catch a ferry to dapitan. will be arriving from singapore to cebu at 4.05am.
oceanjet ferry to dapitan is 6.00am. is there sufficient time for me to there?
cos would not like to stay overnite at cebu, rushing back to dipolog for all souls' day. thks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2007
Cebu City Trip

Hi, I am planning a trip to Cebu in Nov. Probably I will leave Alona Beach on Nov 15 for Cebu by the morning ferry and stay in Cebu overnight for taking the afternoon flight to Manila on 16th. Is there any good advice on my 1 day stay in Cebu? Is better for me to live in Cebu city or go directly to the Mactan Island, then come out to the city for tour? Pls kindly give me some advice.
PS: how long and how much it would take from pier to the Mactan Island/city area/and from city area to the airport?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2007
Cebu in a day  (2 Answers)

My friend and I are planning to visit Cebu (2nd week of Sept) ... the catch is we only have a day to do it. Our orig IT is Bohol but a friend tipped me that we can visit Cebu by taking a ferry on our 3rd day. We are more interested on island hopping rather than a city tour. We are looking into either a day trip, the most will be an overnight because we have to go back to tagbilaran the next day for our flight back to manila (our flight is around 1pm so I guess we have half day to travel back).
Can you guys be an angel and provide tips (umm... we are also on a budget)as to where to go, how to do it and how much it would cost? We are not really picky people and don't mind commuting (as long as we have enough directions on how to get to our destination). Sorry if I have too much questions... we just figured that it will be best to maximize our vacation since we hardly get out of work... hehehe...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2007
Cheap Arefare to Cebu  (3 Answers)

My husband & I are planning to go to Cebu, Philippines for a vacation in March of 2008. Does anyone of you know of any travel agent/agency that can offer me a good deal for 2 round trip tickets from St. Louis to Cebu, maybe via Cathay Pacific or EVA? I appreciate it.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2007
is cebu beach a good safe place  (1 Answer)

i'm going to cebu beach in feb 08. i'm thinking of tambul beach club it any good, also as a single male what can i expect,are the woman friendly, is it a good beach and what about the night life. any tips you may have for me. thanks jason

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2007
Hotel Review  (3 Answers)

Hello Guys,

do you know this hotel and do you recommend it?
Kindly reply with your comments for the following hotel below?

-The Parklane Cebu
-Sarrosa International Hotel and Residential Suites

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 26, 2007
Cebu to Dumaguete via Bato Barili  (6 Answers)

hi guys, i have heared that there's a sea transport that crosses the channel of cebu to Dumaguete via Bato barili or vice versa? i would appreciate it very much for any information you can give. thanx in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2007
Place to visit in Cebu  (8 Answers)

Below are the list of tourist spots in Cebu:

-Taoist Temple
-Basilica Minor Sto. Nino
-Magellan's Cross
-Fort San Pedro

-Lapu-lapu Monument
-Magellan's marker

Do you know some other place to visit other than mentioned above?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2007
Which is better?  (3 Answers)

Which hotel is better?

IN Cebu City:
a. Cebu Midtown Hotel
b. Montebello Hotel

In Mactan:
a. Cebu White Sands
b.Cebu Beach Club

your comments and suggestions please

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2007
Hotel/ Resort in Mactan , Cebu  (1 Answer)

Hello Guy,

Can you recommend Hotel or resort in Mactan that is ideal for honeymoon?
Im also considering the following hotel or resort but I read some negative reviews about them.

-Shangri-La’s Mactan Island Resort( expensive)
-Plantation Bay ( expensive)
-Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa ( expensive )

-Cebu White Sands
-Maribago Blue Water
-Cebu Beach Club

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2007
December Honeymoon in Cebu  (6 Answers)

We are planning to spend our Christmas and Honeymoon in Cebu and Mactan.

Can you recommend hotel to stay and place to visit?

Below is our planned itinerary:

1st day
-arrival in Cebu ( AM )
-Visit Taoist Temple ( PM )

2nd day ( december 25 )( AM )
-Visit Sto. nino Church
-Magellan's Cross
-Check -out- Transfer to Hotel/ Resort in Mactan ( PM )
-Visit Lapu-lapu shrine

3rd day ( December 26)
-Enjoy hotel facilities and amenities
-Shopping and check- out

Your comments / suggestion and advise is welcome.
Currently im thinking of the following hotels:
Cebu Midtown hotel,Golden Peak Hotel, Marriot Hotel, Marco polo Hotel

Plantation bay, Hilton or Shangrila

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2007
package tour (island hopping in cebu)  (1 Answer)

me and my 3 other friends are going to cebu on july 14-16. we're planning to stay in a very low budget hotel or pension house and spend the rest of our money in island hopping, snorkling, seawalker, parasailing & food tripping. any suggestions where we could get or contact persons who could offer us package tours for 3 days and two nights that will include island hopping and a place to stay. Our budget is 5-7k per person. Thanks.

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