10 Adventurous Things To Do In Cebu

The island of Cebu has a lot to offer in terms of escaping from the busyness of life and keeping sanity to its right place. From swimming in the powdery white sands of the beaches to climbing the towering and cloud-capped mountains, it will surely let you experience life like no other. There are a lot of adrenaline-pumping activities that will push you to the limit.

Life is short not to enjoy it. Conquer your fears and live to the fullest. Below are 10 adventurous things to do in Cebu that will sweat your body out and measure how daring you are. This is not in any particular order. 

1. Swim with the Whale Sharks

Oslob Whale Watching - Photo from http://www.turtlebaydiveresort.com
These massive sea creatures are found in Oslob, Cebu, about a 3-hour ride from Cebu City. This is one of the most famous tourist spots in the island. The whale sharks, Butanding in dialect, are slow-moving ones and they feed mainly through filter-feeding. So they are safe to swim with and no they won't eat people.

2. Climb the highest mountain in Cebu, Osmeña Peak

On top of Osmeña Peak, Dalaguete, Cebu
Sweat a little with a 1-2 hour trek from Mantalongon Market to the summit. Towering at 1000 MASL (meters above sea level), Osmena Peak lets you get a glimpse of the island of Negros. Brace the strong wind's kiss as you climb to the top feeling refreshed!

If you are looking for more heights adventure, Mt. Manunggal in Balamban is just a few meters short compared to Osmena Peak but can also bring you resembling satisfaction.

3. Spelunking

Photo from http://talkwithstrangers.blogspot.com/
Stalagmites and stalactites can be found anywhere under the grounds of Cebu. You just have to look in the right place and crawl into the right hole. Binuthan, Igotan, Bayukbuk and Salay Caves are just some of the known caves waiting for you to explore. Take the chance, see them, and make sure to carry a headlamp with you!

4. Sky Experience Adventure

Photo from http://www.skyexperienceadventure.com
Right in the heart of Cebu City lies the place where you could really "Get High". The Sky Experience Adventure have let hundreds, if not thousands, conquer their fear of heights. Bend that coaster down to its limit and experience the feeling of "getting high" in Cebu.

5. Wakeboarding

Photo from http://synzmemoir.blogspot.com/
Balance and strength are needed to perform this intense sport. Danasan Eco Park and Full H Wakeboarding Park offer this kind of service. For beginners, it's normal to gulp a cup or two of sea water. GET WET AND WILD!

6. Waterfall Adventure

The majestic Kawasan Falls in Badian
Those people who are easily amazed by waterfalls should pay a visit to Kawasan falls. The drop brings rejuvenation, and the cold - relaxation. Not only that, Tumalog, Kabang, Mantayupan, and Inambakan falls will absolutely enthrall us all!

7. Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping in Medellin Cebu - Taken by Mark Gallardo of Triptabai.com
This one will measure how bold you are and up to the challenge. One of the most famous cliff jumping spots is found at Funstastic Island in Medellin. The highest jump is at 30ft.

Another spot where you can enjoy cliff jumping is in Malapascua Island and offers a soaring 50ft high. This one is not for the faint-hearted.  Be bold, close your eyes, dive! Endure the pain and be thrilled with the gain it can bring.

8. Diving

Photo from LakbayDiva.com
Whether scuba or free dive as long as you want to explore the deep seas of Cebu, this one is for you. Malapascua, Bantayan, Mactan, Camotes, Moalboal and Pescador are some of the islands where you can enjoy this exhilarating water sport. Experience the rich underwater biodiversity that Mother Nature can offer.

9. Island Hopping in Mactan

Photo from - EverythingCebu.com
Get your skin kissed by the Sun in Mactan. Islands Nalusuan, Hilutungan, Pandanon, Olango and Caohagan can let you snorkel your way above the big corals and tropical fishes. Enjoy there and make sure to bring a SPF 60 sun block lotion!

10. Canyoning in Moalboal

Photo from http://whiteflowertravels.wordpress.com
Okay, one needs to hold his breath, look down carefully then rappel down the falls. You must have an alive, alert and awake mind when doing this for peril is just in the corner once a wrong move is done. This kind of adventure is found in Moalboal.

So there they are. I hope I got you excited as I am. The adventures above are waiting for us. Let us go, have a life and be blessed! I'm pretty sure I have missed some adventures, list them in the comments below.

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  1. im so excited to live in cebu ;-)

    1. Cebu is really a nice place to live in. :)

  2. Another must-try adventure is rock climbing in Cantabaco, Cebu. The Cantabaco cliff is the premier rock climbing site in the Philippines.

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    1. Thanks for adding Adrenaline Romance! Such a nice post you got there. I added this to my bucket list! :)

  3. the best nang adrenaline romance. aydol kaayo

  4. I wanna try Edge Coaster! I've seen it featured in Matang Lawin and it looks so exciting... Have you tried it yet?



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  6. Cebu is truly one of the finest places here in the Philippines! This list of top things to-do in Cebu that you wrote is a gem. I also love your photos! very nice article you have here!

  7. Great post and list!

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  10. WoW! Such a detailed post in here.Looking forward to experience canyoning in moalboal this year.=)

    1. Thanks Sir. Enjoy your canyoning pero hinay2 lang hehe.

  11. yeah Amazing... Such a nice post you got there. I added this to my top list! Cebu Philippines


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