The End of My Laag-Laag sa Cebu

After more than one year and 8 months, I am finally at the end of this blog series about my latest trips to the island of Cebu. I visited 2 towns and 3 cities. I entered 5 churches, 2 hotels, and tasted mouthfuls of yummy Cebuano dishes. I kicked off this blog series by posting about the Mactan Cebu International Airport and my one-of-a-kind experience of riding a boat along the Mactan Channel.

Before I finally end this blog series, let us a look back at the trip that was.

Monsters and Legends

I discovered in Lilo-an about the sea monster living in the cave under the town’s church. In Cebu City, That monster is connected to the legendary whirlpool that is said to appear in the sea off Lilo-an.

Mouthwatering Cebuano Dishes

Yummy talaba (oyster) from Consolacion town of Cebu

My gastronomic adventure made me taste fresh talaba in Consolacion, Chinese dishes, and the yummy lechon belly. My search for My Beloved Wife’s favorite Cebu pasalubong brought me to Taboan Market for the dried danggit and ro Shamrock for the otap and other yummy goodies.

Visita Iglesia

Minor Basilica of the Santo Niño in Cebu City

The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño are my usual haunt. But for this trip I also visited the Lilo-an Church, Consolacion Church, and the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.

This trip led me to the answer why Cebuanos call Mama Mary as Birhen sa Regla.


Iconic Landmarks

Porters Lighthouse in Lilo-an, Cebu

The colorful lighthouse of Lilo-an and the old Bagacay Point Lighthouse are Cebu’s landmarks near the sea. On the mountain is Temple of Leah, which I dubbed as a house of vanity. Located on the same barangay as the Temple is Tops Busay where I had a good view of Cebu from the mountains.

In the City, the iconic landmarks that I visited are the Calle Colon (Philippines' oldest street), Magellan’s Cross, Rajah Humabon’s monument, and the Heritage of Cebu.

Statue showing the rich heritage of Cebu

Bad and Good Hotels

Bayfront Hotel in Cebu City

I have been to hell and I have been to heaven. These is how I describe my hotel experiences in Cebu.

With a total of 5 trips, Cebu is now my second most visited province. I have been to Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Danao City, San Francisco and Poro in Camotes Islands, Lilo-an, and Consolacion. Sadly, that is 8 out of 53 cities and municipalities in Cebu. This means that  there are more interesting towns waiting to be discovered.

This ends my Cebu blog series. So now I am aboard a Philippine Airlines flight back home.

Another flight from Cebu City to Manila in Philippine Airlines

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If you’re interested in going to Cebu, I suggest that you read all of my blog posts about this wonderful province:

Mactan Island
5 Hotels in Mactan Island and My Attempt to Find a Place to Sleep
Mactan Shrine, Mactan Island
A Tour of Cebu Churches
Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
Magellan's Cross Shrine
Minor Basilica of the Santo Niño
A Peek at Cebu Taoist Temple
Danggit and other Pasalubong from Cebu
Stranded for a Day at Danao Pier
Rainy Day Stroll in Danao City
Overnight Stay at Catadman Lodge
The Old Church of Danao City
My First Ferry Travel to Camotes Islands
What I Saw in Camotes Islands
San Francisco Bay Lodge - The Place Where I Stayed in  the Camotes Islands
Best Pasalubong from Titay's of Lilo-an
Viewing Catholic Heritage at Cebu Cathedral Museum – Part I
Viewing Catholic Heritage at Cebu Cathedral Museum – Part II
Inside the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño
It’s Cebu Again for the Nth Time!
A Foretaste of Cebu in Mactan Cebu International Airport
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 1): My Boat Ride Under the Bridges of Mactan Channel
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 2): Finding Consolation in Consolacion Church
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 3): Feasting on Consolacion’s Fresh Talaba
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 4): Bagacay Point Lighthouse
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 5): The Mysterious Church of Lilo-an
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 6): The Colorful Lighthouse of Lilo-an
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 7): The Worst Cebu Hotel
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 8): Calle Colon, the Oldest Street in the Philippines
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 9): The Story of Rajah Humabon - King of Cebu
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 10): A Visit to the Fake(?) Magellan’s Cross
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 11): Sto. Niño Basilica - Mother and Head of All Churches of the Philippine Islands
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 12): Why Cebuanos Call Mama Mary as Birhen sa Regla?
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 13): Another Visit to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 14): My Accidental Visit to Mt. Carmel Church
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 15): Taboan the Pasalubong Center of Cebu City
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 16): A Taste of Mandarin in Cebu City
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 17): A Great View of Cebu City from Tops Busay
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 18): A Better Stay in Bayfront Hotel in Cebu
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 19): Temple of Leah - The House of Vanity
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 20): A Taste of Cebu's Yummy Lechon Belly
Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 21): Yummy Cebu Pasalubong in the Pasalubong Center of Cebu City
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  1. This Bayfront Hotel sure looks good.

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