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Top 5 Tourist Spots Near Cebu

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Cebu, located in Central Visayas, is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country. It’s a well-developed province with lots of eye-catching attractions. However, if you’re from Cebu or you have already toured the entire province, chances are you are looking for other amazing tourist spots without traveling too far.

Below, we have listed some of these equally breathtaking destinations to check out.

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Island Hopping in Bohol

Apart from the famous Chocolate Hills, there are lots of other wonderful spots to see in Bohol. If you’re a sea lover, you will definitely enjoy seeing the province’s beautiful islands. There are lots of water activities that you can do in its islands, too, such as swimming, boating, surfing, snorkeling, and diving. If you’re not in the mood for any of these, you can simply go sunbathing or dolphin watching. From Balicasag Island to Virgin Island to Pangao Island, you will surely appreciate the beauty of nature and have a memorable day trip.

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Falls Hopping in Siquijor

If you have been to many beaches already, you would probably love to see other gifts of nature. Fortunately, Siquijor is gifted with myriad waterfalls, which are all stunning and spectacular. Try falls hopping and explore the wonders of these waterfalls. Take a dip in the cold and refreshing water coming from Cambugahay Falls and feel extremely relaxed and stress-free.

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Climb Mt. Kanlaon in Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental is also rich with striking and magnificent places. There are lots of beaches, lakes, and mountains that are always worth a visit. One of the many things you can do here is to climb the highest peak in Central Visayas, which is Mt. Kanlaon. The view of its stunning summit and towering trees is too striking—you’ll feel energized to climb faster and reach its pinnacle. Mt. Kanlaon is a favorite among mountain climbers as it challenges them a lot. Hence, if you’re also up for the challenge, you should start packing your bag and head to Negros Oriental for a thrilling day away from Cebu.

Photo; Dave Martinez

Skimboarding in Leyte

If you love extreme water sports, Tanuan, Leyte is the perfect place for you. Skimboarding is fast becoming popular in this province thus more tourists are coming here to try this challenging water sport. Significantly, skimboarding is similar to surfing but the board used here is smaller. Unlike surfing, you don’t need to wait for big waves; you just have to relax and savor this new and electrifying experience.

Photo: Leovic Arceta

Sightseeing in Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental is one of the most welcoming provinces in the Philippines; it’s also home to myriad tourist attractions. Apparently, you can’t explore the entire province for a day, but you can visit some of its amazing spots. One of the places you shouldn’t miss is “The Ruins” located in Talisay City. This monumental landmark is truly fascinating and very historical. It’s also a romantic place; so if you want to impress your loved one, The Ruins will not fail you. Other places you should visit include Balay Negrense Museum, Bernardino-Jalandoni Museum, 31 Ancestral House, Silay City Park, Mangrove Canopy, and Bagonita Ride.

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