Cebu city centre
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB): 7 mi from city centre
Flights to Cebu: practical information
Cheap airlines to Cebu
Planning a holiday in Cebu? The Queen City of the South is the oldest city in the Philippines and a treat to visit if you're after culture, history and fantastic beaches a stone's throw away. Find flights to Cebu onboard Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Asiana Airlines, among others.
When to book flights to Cebu
Cebua is tropical with summer falling from March to May, the hottest time of the year. June to October is really rainy so the best time to plan a holiday in Cebu is from mid-January to the end of February when the weather is cool and dry. Book your flights to Cebu at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: January and February.
- Low season: Summer and typhoon season.
Flights to Cebu take around 20 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Cebu: what to see, what to do
Cebu offers so much for the foreign traveller from high-end and luxurious beach resorts on Mactan, Bantayan and Malapascua to remote and charming fishing villages in the south. Mountains and sea are at your doorstep when you visit Cebu.
Essentials in Cebu
Cebu City: Right on Cebu Island, this is the capital of the region and a treat to visit. The old catholic basilica is a must to see the statue of baby Jesus that was given as a gift from Portuguese explorer Magellan in 1521.
Bantayan Island: For white sandy beaches and pretty much heaven on earth, Bantayan is your place. This is also the best island to experience Holy Week, where the festivities last day and night.
Malapascua Island: For scuba diving and the chance to watch thrasher sharks in the wild, head to this island. The beaches are less crowded than on Bantayan Island and you'll find plenty of expats speaking English.
Find more information on Cebu Tourism.
Accommodations in Cebu
There are plenty of hotels in Cebu, both in the city and on the islands. You'll find many options in the luxury category but also plenty of hostels, guesthouses and cottages in the budget range too. Always book your hotel accommodations before arriving, at least for your first couple of days.