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cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

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cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

,hi everyone,... could anybody help me with itinerary???

me & my frineds were going to cebu by jan 30 2014 & bohol by jan 31

....what are the good things & beautiful places that must see on that place??& also the cheapest accomodation??? we are in thight budget po kasi (ehehheheh) tnx...

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11. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

thank you,,,

actually i choose the two (sampaguita suites plaza or robes pension house)

what do you think the best of two????

...anyway,,, i had already an idea now about my itinerary for cebu in 1day tour,,

then now..

its in bohol for the 2nd day,,,

the accomodation & itinerary... (hehehhe)

thank you guys,,

it helps a lot,,

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12. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

@ Mhae

I have stayed at Sampaguita suites Plaza Garcia - the rooms are just okay.. some peeling plaster, the TV appeared to be circa 1980s, service was good (they cooked up stuff for us post midnight!). however the location was unbeatable - right in the middle of Sto Nino church and Fort San Pedro. At 900 pesos, I doubt you can get a better deal. I just woke up, showered, and went for a morning walk to Sto Nino church, Megellans cross, Independence park and back. (The beggars outside Sto Nino church are the only sad sight).

Zero view form room (I could only see the roof and wall of another building!)

I don't know if the photos on their website are post some kind of painting, but my room did not look anywhere like the one on their website.

Incidentally, we had considered staying at Mayflower pension too - photos made me feel it seems a charming place to stay, though not so close to Plaza Garcia and has some bad reviews. (http://cebumayflowerpension.blogspot.com/ and http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g298460-d1210295-Reviews-Mayflower_Pension-Cebu_City_Cebu_Visayas.html)

You may find these other lists helpful -


Also see R hotel - http://ceburhotel.com/rooms.html and Kiwilodge kiwilodge-accommodation-cebu-philippines.com/

Edited: 09 January 2014, 02:17
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13. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

there are many accommodations. cheap ones at that in Jasmine st. you can actually just walk in and go around. great for those in budget.

Mayflower is a favorite and altho not near the circle as the others, it is nearer to Ayala. Just a short ride away. and if you are at it, walking distance as well. albeit a long walk. ;)

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14. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

thank you,,,, for the accommodation u recommended in cebu,,

my only problem now is in bohol.. hehheheh)

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15. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

I have never been inside Robe's Pension House. I have been past. It is centrally located for many, malls, restaurants, bars etc However, there is nothing much of interest very close to it. It is about 10 minutes walk up the hill to Robiinsons Mall, Raintree Mall, Mango Square Mall and One Mango Mall.

It would probably be too far to walk to pier 1 with luggage but probably ok if you are on a walking tour.

Here is my walking tour of the Down Town Cebu City historical sites/sights, adjusted for Robe's Pension House

Catch a taxi to pier 1 or walk to pier 1,

To walk to pier 1, walk out the front door of Robe's Pension House..

- Turn left. then turn left into Junquera Street.

- Walk the length of Junquera until you hit a T intersection at Colon.

- There is not much of interest. You will pass the University of San Carlos. It will be on your right. Also on your right will be a bunch of shoe and boot makers and or repairers.

- Turn right at Colon.

- On this section of Colon, you will pass the 138 Mall and the Colonnade Mall. The colonnade supermarket is one of the cheapest supermarkets in Cebu City. Inside 138 Mall and Colonnade Mall is a multitude of vendors selling cheap cell phones, cheap I pads, cheap electrical goods, cheap pirate DVD.

- Turn left into Legaspi. Walk the full length of Legaspi until you hit a T intersection at Plaza Independencia

- You will come back to Legaspi during the tour.

. At Plaza Independencia, turn left then right into Legaspi Extension

- Walk down to pier 1.

- You will now be at the start of the walking tour.

Start at Pier 1. Just to get a glimpse of the shipping. You will see fast ferries and roll on roll off ferries. If you walk far enough along Pier 1, sometimes you will see motor yachts docked.

Fort San Pedro is right next to Pier 1, so check it out next. It is the original site of Spanish occupation in the Philippines, Originally a wooden fort built in 1565, it is now made of stone. It has a museum on site. It has toilets inside. Bring your own toilet tissue.

In front of Fort San Pedro is the Plaza Independencia. It is crowded with Filipinos on Sunday but relatively empty every other day. It is one of the few places in the city with a children's play ground. You won't notice it but there is a tunnel under Plaza Independencia to assist with the flow of traffic from Cebu City to Talisay City on the SRP, otherwise know as the Cebu Coast Road.

From Plaza Independencia, you can walk to Carbon Markets, as you walk to the Carbon markets, you will pass Malacañang of the South on the way. Malacañang of the South is on the other side of the road to Plaza Independencia on M.C. Briones.

Carbon Markets is along M.C. Briones. Shop for bargains if you want. In the Carbon markets area. It covers a huge area of Downtown. You may only want to venture in the first hundred metres or so.

Back track slightly along M.C. Briones and go along D. Jakosalem Street. Until you can see the Magellan's Cross dome to the right. The original cross was planted there in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, just before he popped over to Mactan island and got himself killed by Lapu Lapu. The original cross is still there but is now encased in tindalo wood to protect it.

After checking out the cross, move inside the adjacent Sto Niño Basilica. The original church was built in 1565 but burnt down twice. The current church building was constructed in the 18th Century. There is a huge amount of artwork to check out plus it is the location of the Sto Niño doll. The doll of the baby Jesus. There is always a long line up of Filipinos waiting to pray in front of it. If it is a while since you have been to the Basilica, you will not know that they moved all the prayer candle holders out of the open square inside the church and relocated them outside. The open square inside the church has been redeveloped with statues, seating and a fountain. There is a museum on site. There are toilets near the museum and toilets inside the church on the far side of the open square from the Sto Niño doll, at the end of the corridor where most of the painted art work is located. Bring your own toilet tussue


After Sto Niño Basilica, walk out the main entrance and straight along the short Zamora Street to Legaspi Street. You will then be at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. To get inside turn right into Legaspi Street and go in the nearest entrance.

However, if it is about lunch time, turn left on Legaspi and check out Sunburst. It is a value for money place to dine. It specialises in fried chicken but has many other cheap dining choices. After Sunburst, walk along Legaspi until you are back at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

After Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, you can stop off at the Archdiocesan Museum next to the cathedral.

Continue past the Archdiocesan Museum along Mabini Street street until it becomes Sikatuna Street. This occurs on the corner of Colon and Sikatuna. At this corner, you will be able to see the Heritage of Cebu nearby.

The Heritage of Cebu is a huge statue in the shape of a ship's bow. With statues of historical figures on the sides.

From Heritage of Cebu, you will be able to see Sandiego Yap Ancestral House. It is an old wooden building on the corner. It houses a huge amount of historical artefacts.

After Sandiego Yap Ancestral House turn the corner into L Jaena Street. Walk about one block and you will be at the Casa Gorordo Museum. It is the former home of the Philippines first Filipino bishop, Bishop Gorordo. The house is set up as it may have been in the nineteenth century. It has toilets and a gift shop in a separate building on the grounds. Bring your own toilet tissue.

That is the end of the walking tour.

To get back to Robe's Pension House

- From Casa Gorordo, walk back to the Heritage of Cebu.

- Turn right into Sikatuna.

- Walk along Sikatuna, until you get to the traffic lights.

- Turn left at the traffic lights of P. Del Rosario. This is also the location of the Day-as Barangay Hall..

- Walk along P. Del Rosario to Jakosalem.

- Turn right into Jakosalem

- Walk along Jakosalem until you reach R. Landon.

- Turn left into R, Landon.

- Walk down the hill to Robe's Pension House.

Map and more details are on this page of my website


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16. Re: cebu bohol in 2nights & 3days

thank you Big_Jim_Leyte for the walking tour,,,, it gives me now an idea for the tour,,,

so want to clarify..

the robe's pension house is far from the tourist destination???

so what are the cheapest accommodation u had mention above are the nearest on the tourist site location??


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