Cebu is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines’ Visayas region. Often, it is the gateway to the province’s world-famous gems – diving in Malapascua, sardine run in Moalboal, canyoneering in Alegria, and swimming with whale sharks (butanding) in Oslob.
But if you have at least an extra day, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to spend it here in Cebu City, which played a huge role in Philippine history. You can learn all about it with a visit to Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro.
A thrill-seeker? Check out the Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel. This features a zipline, skywalk, and the famous edge coaster – all located about 450ft above the ground!
And whether you’re just passing through or staying the night, make sure to try out Cebu’s iconic lechon (roasted pig), arguably the best in the country!
The most convenient way to travel the 75 km distance from Bohol to Cebu is by ferry. This ferry journey takes 2 hours and fares start from 460 PHP ($8). You can also take a 5-hour indirect flight with fares from 3,600 PHP ($62).
We recommend taking the ferry to get from Bohol to Cebu. There are over 15 departures daily from Tagbilaran Port and Tubigon Pier in Bohol. Ticket prices start from 460 PHP ($8) and travel time is 2-4 hours, depending on which ferry you take.
Alternatively, you can take a flight from Bohol to Cebu. Indirect flights are available daily, but we don’t recommend them. They are not only more expensive, they are also slower than the ferry. An indirect flight needs to make a layover at either Manila or Davao and takes around 5 hours.
Note that Air Juan used to operate direct flights from Cebu to Bohol, but they have permanently closed due to the pandemic. In case they re-open, we would think twice before flying with them. Numerous passengers have complained against Air Juan for cancelled flights and lack of refunds.
TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.