Cebu, also known as "Queen City of the South" officially the Province of Cebu, is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, and consists of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. While in Cebu, be sure to visit Basilica of Santo Nino, do a quick trip to Kalanggaman Islet (Malapascua Island), visit the amazing Tumalog Falls and see the Taoist Temple. Other major attractions in Cebu are the stunning islands, beaches, diving spots, waterfalls, historical landmarks and local cuisine from hawker stalls to restaurants. Be sure to taste the famed roasted pig, puso rice and the Spanish stew pot, Pochero. Cebu has it all for your next tropical island getaway.
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Visiting from Auckland to Cebu
Fly Auckland (AKL) to Cebu (CEB)
The approximate time for a flight from Auckland to Cebu is 20 hours and 50 minutes, including connection time.
When to visit
December to February is the best time to visit Cebu City, as its summer and the dry season. It’s the ideal time for hot weather activities, swimming, diving and sightseeing with less rainfall. It is considered to be the gateway to paradise as it's located nearby to some of the most beautiful pristine beaches like Bantayan, Camotes, Mactan and Malapascua. The average temperature during this time is around 30°C. Festivals during this time are the Sinulog Festival and Holy Week. June, July and August are the summer months, with warm temperatures though it’s the rainy season with thunderstorms.
What is the main airport called?
Mactan-Cebu Airport (CEB).Opens in a new tab or window It is the main international airport serving Cebu, Philippines. It’s located in Lapu-Lapu city on Mactan Island and serves the Central Visayas region.
Arriving in Cebu
The friendly and helpful staff at Cebu Airport will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the city is easy.
Getting into Cebu from Cebu airport
With a range of transport options available at the airport, travelling into With a range of transport options available at the airport, travelling into Cebu is easy. Choose from taxis, car rental, airport transfer or bus. Local white metered taxis are located at the domestic and international terminals and operate every 24 hours, and yellow taxis are also available. MyBus provide daily connections from the airport to Cebu city, with drop off points available through the city. Car rentals are available at the airport from both terminals with all the major providers to choose from. If you are travelling between terminals, there is a complementary shuttle bus to transfer passengers.
Getting around Cebu
There are plenty of ways to get around Cebu whether it’s by taxi, Uber, buses or jeepneys. The primary mode of transport is the jeepney, which has specific routes that can take you around the city. Jeepneys, multicabs, buses, and tricycles serve as the general transport between towns. Taxis can also be hired to take you to other parts of Cebu. Alternatively, you can rent a car for maximum comfort and convenience or join a guided tour.
Fly from Auckland
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What is the main airport called?
Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens in a new tab or window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to. The airport is located near Mangere, 21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre.
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