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Public Transport and How to Get Around
Once your flights to Cebu land, the best way to get from Mactan–Cebu International Airport (CEB) to your hotel is with a taxi. It will save you time and is especially useful if you're travelling to the Philippines with a lot of luggage. Uber is available in the city and is a cheaper option than the private metered taxis.
Jeepneys are a popular form of transport in Cebu. The vehicles are former US military vehicles (similar to minivans) that cover extensive routes around the city. It's one of the cheapest ways of getting around, and you'll get an opportunity to experience the day-to-day life of the locals. A trip around the city will cost at most PHP 10 ($0.27 AUD).
Buses aren't useful for short trips around Cebu. However, if you're planning long-distance journeys from the city to the north or south of the island, it's an affordable option. You can expect to pay around PHP 700 for a four-hour journey ($18.75 AUD). There are also several buses that operate routes from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB). Alternatively, once your flights to Cebu arrive, you can also take one of the shuttle bus services to the city's main hotels.
Renting a car in Cebu is an excellent option if you want more control over your itinerary. You can book a vehicle while buying your return flights to Cebu with Webjet or once you arrive at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB).
The Best Time to Visit With Cheap Flights to Cebu
For cheap flights to Cebu, the best time to visit is between February and March. There are hardly any crowds in the city, and you'll find excellent deals on hotel rooms and airfare to Cebu. Plus, the weather is still comfortable, and you can save money by taking advantage of any discounts for tours around the island. Another budget-friendly time to book flights to Cebu is for June. The month marks the end of the high season for the island, and you can explore all of the top attractions with fewer crowds. Hotels and airlines may also drop their rates as the island starts to quieten down. The busiest time of year for Cebu are the summer months of April and May. The weather is hot, and it's perfect for exploring the lush forests, floral gardens, and beautiful beaches. There are also tons of festivals that take place over these two months, making it an excellent time to book flights to Cebu. July to September is rainy season in Cebu. You can expect frequent downpours, grey skies, and typhoons. However, if the less than perfect weather doesn't bother you, there's still plenty to explore, and deals on a great-value airfare to Cebu may be easier to find.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss When Travelling on Cheap Flights to Cebu
Basilica Minore del Santo Nino
The Basilica Minore del Santo Nino is the oldest church in Cebu. It's also where you can find the famous Child Jesus statue that was a gift from Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. If you're flexible with your itinerary, book your flights to Cebu to coincide with the third Sunday of January and attend the Sinulog Festival. It's one of the biggest catholic celebrations in the Philippines.
Cebu Taoist Temple
The Cebu Taoist Temple honours the teachings of Lao-Tse, a Chinese philosopher from 600 BC. Once your flights to Cebu have arrived, you can visit the Main Temple that is open to non-worshippers. There's also a small library, souvenir shop and wishing well that you can visit as well.
Temple of Leah
The Temple of Leah is one of the top tourist attractions in Cebu. Each year, people buy flights to Cebu to explore the Greek-inspired shrine. It's often dubbed the Filipino version of the Taj Mahal as it houses memorabilia from the late Leah Albino-Adarna. After her death, her husband spent more than 80 million Philippine pesos building the temple in her honour.