Out-of-town Destinations You Can Directly Travel from Cebu

If you’re a true-blue Cebuano, you’re probably in the best place in the country. Cebu is a home to the best cuisines and tourist spots. From the pristine white beaches to the beautiful mountains in the province, you’ll definitely fall in love in this town in a heartbeat.

While travelling around Cebu is an exciting getaway, it’s equally thrilling to know that some of the best spots the country has to offer are readily accessible in Cebu. For sure, after this pandemic, you’d be giddy and, on your feet, to jump abroad and visit these towns as well:

1. Bohol

Home of the famous Chocolate Hills and tarsier, Bohol is a province in the south east of Cebu. You can both travel via plane or boat if you want to visit this paradise island.

If you’re planning to travel via boat, you can book the OceanJet High-Speed Ferry. Of course, this means you get to enjoy a hassle-free and comfortable ride as you reach the island in just two hours. What’s more? You can also select between Tourist Class or Business Class to best suit your needs.

There are also different airlines that offer cheaper airfares going to Bohol. So better yet, check the airlines on their availability and prices.

2. Manila

The “Pearl of the Orient”, Manila is the country’s capital city. Manila is well known for its eccentric cuisine and street food markets. You can stroll around the city and visit the Legazpi Sunday Market, Quiapo Market, and the country’s very own Chinatown, Binondo. All of these places are a haven where you can explore the city’s best and most delicious treats.

3. Dumaguete

Known as the city of gentle people, Dumaguete is among the most accessible out-of-town places in Cebu. You need to visit this place at least once in your lifetime and socialise with the most kind-hearted locals you could ever find. It is the perfect place to overindulge and explore. This laid-back tourist destination welcomes its guests with rich history and some of the best beaches in the country.

There are 4 ways to get from Cebu City to Dumaguete by ferry, bus or plane. The ferry journey time between Cebu City and Dumaguete is around 4h 50m and covers a distance of around 149 km. As for the plane,  you’ll only spend at most two hours to arrive in the beautiful town.

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4. Siargao

We know you’ve been planning to visit Siargao Island for ages. And that’s for a good reason. Siargao is the country’s most popular surfing destination. It offers a rich biodiversity and culture, so you can really immerse and meet with the locals when in Siargao.

It’s definitely more fun in Siargao! It is a place for those who like adventure spots and to spend lots of time surrounded by the beautiful wonders of nature.

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So, what are you waiting for? There’s more to visit than across the Island. Try exploring different out-of-town places and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history the Philippines has to offer.



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