Nature Experiences in Cebu - Philippines

Ferdinand Magellan the great Spanish explorer came to the Philippines by landing in Cebu in 1521. However before they came Cebu was already a place where trading goods was taking place between China and Cebu. Cebu today is known as one of the most modern cities in the Philippines. It is known for the economic growth it has achieved so far. It comes next to the busy life in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Cebu boasts of several beaches with clear waters covered in white sand within a matter of minutes from the main city. It has become an ideal location where you can have the best of both worlds. In Cebu you can enjoy the modern city life while getting away in a perfect beach over the weekend for relaxation with your family. There are many places in Cebu where families can have an experience close to nature.

Viewing exotic birds

Cebu is the island where most of the birds that migrate during winter can be found. Families can experience this in Olango Island. Guests can see fantastic species of birds from countries like Australia and Russia.

Swimming in some of the Best Beaches in the Philippines

a. Mactan Island- This is the place where you can have a great time having a scuba dive. The island has different world class resorts. Families can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and just playing Frisbee or volleyball on the sand.

Diving and Snorkeling

a. Malapascua Island This island is located in Cebus northern end. Folklore has it that the island was discovered on a Christmas day. It was supposed to be a day of merriment for the residents but a great storm occurred so the Spaniards called it Malapacual which translates to unfortunate Christmas. The whole island is three kilometers long and a kilometer wide. There are more than three thousand people living there. Malapascua has white sandy beaches with blue waters. The western side is good for snorkeling with your family and swimming.

b. Badian Island This is an island on the southwestern side of Cebu. Popular for having nice coral formations and white beaches. This is an excellent location for snorkeling and diving as well.

c. Moalboal This is another island in the southwestern side of Cebu offering white beaches filled with marine life perfect for scuba divers. The area near the Pescador place is a popular spot there.

Having a Picnic with your Family near the Falls.

Kawasan Falls is a famous waterfall known to many people in Cebu. This can be found in the town of Badian. You can enjoy a boat ride or swim and have a picnic with your family.

Go Spelunking with your Family in the Nonoc Cave.

This is in the town of Borbon eighty three kilometers far from the city. This is in the northern side as well. This place is not only ideal for spelunking but provides a scenic view for having a family picnic where the air is fresh.