Book our city center locations at budget prices and enjoy full amenities on your stay
Why spend more somewhere else? Have a satisfying experience at the Grand City hotels group of hotels, with each property located at city center locations and offering varying budget friendly options for the weary traveler. Only a short ride from the city’s malls, heritage sites and food centers in Cagayan de Oro and Cebu, stay at your convenience and enjoy provincial Filipino hospitality at each prime location.
– Plaza Indepencia
– Sto Nino Basilica
– Magellans Cross
South of Cebu
– Oslob Whale Watching
– Sinulog Festival
Sto. Niño Basilica
Walk to the historical Basilica de Sto Niño in Cebu City from the USDA hotel Cebu. Enjoy the architectural wonder of one of the oldest churches in Cebu. Light candles for your family and friends.
#TravelTip Line Up and visit the most holy site in area: the Sto. Niño shrine behind the Basilica.
Join in the traditional “sugbo” or dancing with candles around this site, sending prayers for your family and friends via the traditional dance similar to that offered to the Sto Niño during Cebu’s Sinulog Festival.
#Traveltrivia This cross signifies the landing point of the Magellan and the Spanish settlers upon arrival in the Philippines. It is walking distance from the USDA Hotel Cebu.
Enjoy the beautiful untouched beaches of Cebu. Mactan in Lapu Lapu is the best jump off point for Cebu’s island hopping tours.
South of Cebu
Oslob Whale Watching
Swim or watch the friendliest and largest sharks in the sea. Keep these protected areas as such by staying 5 feet away from the nearest whale shark. It is truly an experience of wondrous proportion.
#TravelTip fees for local Philippine residents are cheaper. Do not leave trash or food in the area to help preserve this eco-tourism site.
Take a south of cebu tour and stop by some of the area’s beautiful waterfalls. Primarily untouched by city development, the rushing mountain waters are an experience that shouldn’t be missed!
#Traveltip Climb a few of the rock bluffs and take beautiful group shots by the falls.
Pay a little extra and extend your south of Cebu tour to try Cebu’s famous canyoneering course. This experience is a beautiful mix of excitement and the beauty of nature with the fresh mountain streams.
#traveltip Canyoneering is most fun with a group. Always take an accredited DOT tour guide on this trip. Minimum fitness level required.
One of Cebu’s most famous festivals, the Sinulog festival happens every 3rd weekend of January. The lively street dancing and religious processions are known around the world for their beauty, creativity and religious significance. Stay the nights and enjoy the street dance parties in the middle of the city.
#Traveltip Book 6 months early for both hotel and air tickets as room rates shoot up and hotels are easily overbooked over this period.