Travel to Cebu in the Philippines

Traveling to or in the Philippines is an experience not easily forgotten, there are few International Airports, Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Francisco Bangoy, Kalibo, Laguindingan, Puerto Princesa and Bacolod-Silay. From these airports, you can take domestic flights to almost anywhere in the Philippines.

I have traveled quite a lot in the Philippines, but mainly in the south and in this blog I want to write a little bit about Cebu and what Cebu has to offer.

Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu Island and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Its prosperous port capital, Cebu City, retains landmarks from its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church and triangular Fort San Pedro. Tops, an observation deck on Mt. Busay, has sweeping views over the city. Other places of interest are!

The 1730 Jesuit House in Cebu is a historical treasure tucked away in the middle of the Historic Cebu City. It is located on Zulueta Street near the Heritage of Cebu Monument and the Yap-Sandiego Museum. For years, the Jesuit House was not available to the public. The Sy Family had used the premises as a warehouse until Jaime Sy decided to develop the Jesuit House as a museum. The rooms have been uncovered, galleries and exhibits displayed revealing one of the most exciting historical museums in the Philippines.

There are two buildings that are connected by a covered bridge. The tile roof is what fascinates me most of all because it’s original and shows a curve that is distinctly Asian. A plague that says “1730” sits on top of a doorway, proof of the age of this treasure of Cebu City. Jesuit historian Rene Javellana and the writer Concepcion Briones have done research on the place and documented this place as the Jesuit house.

The1730 Jesuit House offers tourists a glimpse of eighteenth-century life in Cebu, Philippines and now that you are here Cebu City and Cebu Island have a lot more to offer its visitors, like The Taoist Temple, Fort San Pedro or Fuerza de San Pedro to have a glimpse of Cebu’s rich history and the prestigious Heritage of Cebu Monument.

And from Cebu, it is only a short ride on a ferry boat to Bohol Island where you will find the Tarsier: The world’s oldest surviving primate on Earth. The Philippine Tarsier measures only about 85 to 160 mm (3.35 to 6.30 in) in height, making it one of the smallest primates. The small size makes it difficult to spot. The mass for males is between 80–160 g (2.8–5.6 oz), usually lighter for females, somewhat heavier than other Tarsiers such as The Pygmy Tarsier (Tarsius pumilus), also known as the mountain Tarsier or the lesser spectral Tarsier, is a nocturnal primate found in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The Philippines has a lot to offer its visitors like swimming with Whale Sharks, which you can do from Cebu but also in Pintuyan. Southern Leyte. To get there you have to travel on a ferry from Cebu to Hilongos where you take a bus to Pintuyan. Whatever you do have a nice time.

Sverrir Johannesson

 

 

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