What we did on our quick weekend getaway tour in Cebu:
Day 1 (Saturday) was spent at a Day Tour at Plantation Bay in Lapu Lapu City Cebu
Day 2 (Sunday) was spent at a Cebu City tour where we visited the famous historical places in Cebu which includes the Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minor De Sto. Niño, Lapu-Lapu Monument, Fort San Pedro, the Cebu Taoist Temple, the Taboan Market (where we shopped for dried fish goods), Ayala Center Cebu and survived the Sky Walk Adventure!
Night 2 (Saturday) was spent at Crown Regency Hotel Cebu City
Night 3 (Sunday) was spent at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport
How much did we spent for the Weekend Tour in Cebu?
Our round trip airfare ticket Manila to Cebu and Cebu to Manila is Php2,155 nett per person. We got it from a seat sale Air Philippine Express offered.
We spent Php365.00 for the taxi fare from the airport to Roseate Pension House located at the Urgelio St. Cebu City. Another Php600.00 to go to Plantation Bay which is about an hour away from Cebu City. We spent Php2,200 for the Day 2 Cebu City Tour including drop-off to airport.
We spent Php1,680 for our 8 hour stay at Roseate Pension House since we arrived at pass midnight and checked out at 8AM.
Personally, this pension house did not impressed me contrary to the great review I read from a blogger friend. Aside from being strategically located at the heart of Cebu City there was nothing outstanding to it. We got the Family Room with a view but unfortunately construction was on-going and we could have a nice view of the landscape because the building was obstructing the view already plus the construction workers are staring. Their aircon was noisy. They don’t have free toiletries (it is usually a standard service inclusion even in motels, apartelles and pension houses). They served coffee (or should I say hot water) in a glass because they apparently ran out of cups.
We had a complementary stay in Crown Regency Hotel Cebu City so we saved on that one. The hotel room was nice complete with bath tub, hair dryer, and free internet connection. The lobby was too dark. Most of the guest were Koreans.
For the Day Tour at Plantation Bay we spent Php2,000 nett per person with 50% discount for children age 12 below. The Day Tour at Plantation Bay includes free use of all facilities and lunch. (will post more about this adventure!)
The visit at the Cebu Taoist Temple, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minor De Sto. Niño, Lapu-Lapu Monument is free. A visit at the Fort San Pedro is at Pho30.00 for adult and Php20.00 for child. (Will post more about the Cebu City Tour)
The trip to the Taboan Market cost about Php500.00 total where we got different kinds of danggit (dried fish) variants and a Cebu Longganisa.
Tips On How To Have An Awesome Weekend Getaway Tour In Cebu
- Sugbutel is the best choice if you plan a tour in Cebu City. They charge Php250.00 per person a night and is strategically located beside SM City Cebu.
- It’s great to meet a local who will give you great discount on transportation and tour. Our cab driver/ tour guide Kuya Roel was friendly and courteous he even entertained us by singing Visayan songs for us. If you plan a trip to Cebu you can contact him at this number (09187227754) Text him before you call and tell him I referred you to him. He drives a brand new Avanza cab.