TOURIST SPOT NEWS
Cebu is ranked sixth in the World’s Best Islands of 2016, according to Travel + Leisure (T + L) Magazine.
Clear seawater and fine sandy beach in southern Cebu. (Photo by Writer)
One reader said, “There is never a dull moment in Cebu.” The reader added that Cebu is “perfect for travelers who don’t want to spend a lot of money on recreational activities.” This is a big recognition for Cebu since the island has become popular for its outdoor activities. Hiking through canyons, swimming with whale sharks, and diving from the top of a waterfall are just a few of the activities visitors can try, according to the magazine.
More Suroy-Suroy Sugbo buses added in Cebu to serve tourists.
Eight LGUs are given new Suroy-Suroy buses in a ceremonial turnover last July 14. (Photo from Cebu Official Website)
Suroy-suroy Sugbo is a tourism project of the Cebu government. It is a tour caravan that brings tourists to different scenic spots in Cebu’s towns and component cities, especially to places that are not yet mainstream. The recipients of the new vans are Badian, Catmon, Consolacion, Compostela, Samboan, Sogod, Tuburan, and the City of Bogo.
The tour package includes accommodation, land transportation, boat transfer, and full board meals for three days and two nights for at least PhP8,000 to PhP13,000. Schedules of tours can be found at the Cebu Government Website and at the Suroy Suroy Facebook page. For inquiries, the persons to contact are Beverly Ibarola (+63917-7761618), Cezar Almirante (+63927-8858687), and (+63942-0690210) of the Cebu Provincial Tourism Office.
Suroy-suroy is a Visayan word which means the act of traveling from one place to another.
MAJOR MALL SALES
This week, shoppers can expect a heavy downpour of mall sales and promotions.
It’s a denim nation at SM City Cebu.
From July 15 to August 15, Ayala Center Cebu will hold its first ever Shopping Fest. This is a month-long mall-wide sale where shoppers can purchase plenty of products at discounted prices from different outlets. Shoppers can also win a trip to Korea and Palawan if they make a minimum of purchase of PhP1,000.00.
Meanwhile, SM City Cebu
is holding a Denim Sale from July 1 to 31. Denim shoppers will benefit from discounts of 10% to 70% off regular prices at participating outlets such as Forever 21
, and Levi’s
Lastly, Robinsons Galleria Cebu is holding its Robinsons Department Store’s Home Fair from July 1 to 31, 2016. The mall is giving up to 50% discounts on living room, bedroom, kitchen, and dining essentials
Cloudy skies and rain showers are expected in Cebu this week. (Photo by Writer)
July is the start of the rainy season in the country so cloudy skies and occasional rain showers are expected throughout the week. People may experience hot and humid weather in the morning but thunderstorms are highly likely to occur in the afternoon. This week, the temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius.