Best Neighborhoods in Cebu

Cebu City, also known as the Queen City of the South, is the capital province of the Philippines widely famous for its historical heritage. The majority of these sites are Spanish-era structures like Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, Magellan’s Cross, and the famous Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. 

But beyond these historical sites, Cebu City also has must-visit spots such as beaches, islands, mountains, waterfalls, and more natural wonders. In fact, these natural travel destinations have gained popularity and become essential stops for local and foreign tourists alike. 

Given this rich cultural history and natural beauty, it is no wonder why people choose to live in Cebu. If you are looking for a home close to these spots, this blog is the ultimate guide for you. With house and lot projects in Talisay City, Guadalupe, Talamban, and Lapu-Lapu, Camella’s master-planned communities offer house and lots near your favorite destinations in Cebu.  

Below is a list of places you can visit near your Camella home in Cebu:

Talisay City, Cebu

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First up is Anjo World, the first-ever and largest theme park in Cebu. This park features 12 world-class rides, namely: Tower Drop, Golden Carousel, Mr. Toad, Mr. Cup, London Taxi, Viking, Boomerang, Hip Hop, Space Shuttle, Anjo Eye, Bumper Boats, and The Pharaoh. Even if you are not fond of rides, you will still enjoy taking pictures of the scenic place.

Aside from the rides and ambiance of Anjo World, you can also experience winter in Snow World inside the park. With every form of entertainment inside Anjo World, this park is a must-visit if you’re bringing your entire family along. 

Anjo World is only 7 kilometers away from Camella’s master-planned community in Talisay. 

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Crocolandia Foundation Inc. is a nature conservation center that nurtures species like the Philippine Crocodile, Sailfin Lizard, Snakes, Peacock, Turtles, Deer, Iguana, etc. It also has a miniature park that your kids will surely love. For adventurous and pet-loving families, Crocolandia is the perfect weekend bonding spot. 

Crocolandia is only 2.9 kilometers away from Camella’s house and lot project in Talisay City—just a 7-minute drive!

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Yahay Food Park is a gorgeous outdoor dining park in Lawaan, Talisay. You will indeed find your cravings satisfied, from Korean dishes to pizza, heavy meals, seafood, and other variety of foods.   

Aside from stalls of your favorite food and drinks, they also have live bands during weekends. It is your go-to spot if you want to take your family, friends, or someone special out. The entire experience would surely be a memorable one with you and your loved ones indulging in food under the stars and with the cold breeze of the air.

Yahay Foodpark just a kilometer away from Camella’s house and lot community in Talisay. It would only take 2 minutes of driving to get there, and even walking would not become an issue.

Guadalupe, Cebu

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Built by the province’s Chinese community in 1972, the Taoist temple in Cebu is a towering religious center open to worshippers and non-worshippers of Taoism alike. Devotees often visit the temple to pray for the gods to grant their wish. One of their rituals includes climbing 81 steps (one for each chapter of the Taoist scripture) to light an incense. 

Even if you’re a non-devotee, the Taoist Temple is still a great vacation stop. You might find yourself in awe of its entrance, which is a copy of the Great Wall in China. Lastly, you can also enjoy a magnificent view of downtown Cebu from the temple’s balconies.

Cebu’s Taoist Temple is just 2.9 kilometers away or a 10-minute drive away from Camella’s house and lot community in Guadalupe.

Talamban, Cebu

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Do you want to experience a taste of Bali and New Zealand in the Philippines? Neri’s Ville in Sitio Bombil is waiting for you! Dubbed as the selfie corner of Cebu, Neri’s Ville features patterned from Bali’s Wanagiri Hidden Hills and Wisata Selfie Park, and New Zealand’s Hobbiton. Picture perfect and panoramic, this spot is one that you should not miss if you want Instagram-worthy photos.

Neri’s Ville is around 30 kilometers from downtown and only 18 kilometers away from our Camella’s house and lot community in Talamban.

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Dubbed as the Little Amsterdam in Cebu, Sirao Garden features a sea of flowers reminiscent of the Netherlands’ famous tulip fields. Aside from its blooming flowers, Sirao Garden also has a giant palm, a giant nest, and colorful windmills for photo ops within its 1.2-hectare space. 

October and November are said to be the months to visit when the fiery celosias are in bloom.

You’ll never miss Sirao Garden’s best blooms from Camella’s house and lot community in Talamban, only 10 kilometers away. 

Lapu-Lapu City

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Lapu-Lapu is one of the biggest cities that make up Metro Cebu. That said, it is home to many five-star resorts and beaches such as Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, and Crimson Resort and Spa. Add to that list the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Costabella Tropical Beach Resort, Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club, and so much more. 

From affordable to luxurious resorts, Lapu-Lapu for sure has all that to offer. Lapu-Lapu also has a long line of establishments—perhaps one reason is that the airport is within the City.

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The Mactan Shrine is famous, not just as a part of Cebu but also as a landmark in Philippine history. It is a heritage spot in Lapu-Lapu City that features the expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan that led to the discovery of Cebu.  

Here, we can also see the Lapu-Lapu Shrine—a bronze statue illustrating a warrior with a sword and a wooden shield. Lapu-Lapu was the great leader and ruler of the Mactan Island who stood up against the Spanish Colonizers.

These are just some of the spots around Cebu that homeowners can visit not far from their Camella home in Cebu. Once settled in the province, you may find more hidden gems and attractions to add to your travel bucket list. For more information about Camella’s available house and lot offerings in Cebu, you may visit our property page. To get familiar with your range of home options, you may visit our house and lot catalog page

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