Your Ultimate Itinerary to 2020 Sinulog Weekend

Another colorful and lively weekend awaits tourists who are in Cebu for this year’s Sinulog Festival! 

While the most awaited Sinulog Grand Parade won’t be happening until Sunday, January 19, there’s so much more that Cebu has to offer while you’re waiting for the big event. Here’s your guide for where to go, what to do, and where to eat during the Sinulog celebration. 

#1 Check out Sinulog festival-related activities

Feel the Sinulog festivities by checking out the activities throughout the week: 
January 16, 2020 - Cultural Show and Sinulog Idol 2020 at Fuente Osmeña Circle 

January 17, 2020 - Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 Coronation night, Cebu City Sports Center 

January 18, 2020 - Sinulog Fireworks Competition     

#2 Visit tourist spots around Cebu City

When in the Queen City of the South, it’s a must to visit its popular tourist destinations!  

Take a good look at Cebu City’s view from Tops Outlook; get a glimpse of Greece at Temple of Leah; and go back in history by visiting Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro. 

Make the most of your stay in Cebu by renting your own car service or booking a hassle-free tour with trusted travel and tour service providers.  

Tip: Get in touch with these transport rental options that accept Maya! 

Saferide Car Rental  
Dugomon Transport Services Corp. 
Jose L. Briones Street, NRA, 
Cebu City, Cebu 
+63 917 540 0159

Metro Cars Transport Services  
ML Quezon Highway, San Roque, Pusok, 
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu 
+63 947-8905163

#3 Dine at Must-Try Cebu Restos

No vacation is ever complete without a food trip! When in Cebu City, you can just go around cashless and Maya your way through some of the best restaurants in town. 

For your lechon cravings, you can try out Zubuchon and House of Lechon, which are both local and tourist favorites! You won’t have to worry about locating these restos as they have more than 10 branches within the city. 

You can also get a taste of Filipino native dishes in Lantaw Native Restaurant while enjoying a breathtaking view of Cebu City in any of their three branches. Among their must-try dishes are baked scallops, utan bisaya, and grilled Cebu chorizo.  

After feasting on heavy meals, don’t forget some dessert! Spoil your sweet tooth in Cebu’s Dessert Factory. Get a slice of their brownie ala mode, red velvet cake, and fudge ice cream cake. 

To wrap up your day, how about a nightcap at Maya Mexican Restaurant? Located at Crossroads Mall, Banilad, they offer Mexican dishes and a variety of drinks in their tequila bar. If you’re lucky, you can even catch their Salsa nights and Taco Tuesdays! Just the perfect setting to end your busy day in the city.  

#4 Relax and Chill in your Hotel 

If you’re the type who likes to take things slow and enjoy your vacation to a T, choosing the perfect accommodation where you can relax is definitely a must. 

Here are hotels you can consider based on your budget and preferences—all accepting Maya: 

Maayo Hotel 
168 Plaridel St., Alang-Alang, Mandaue City, Cebu 
+63 32 517 0200 

  • Just 15 minutes away from Mactan International Airport 
  • 4-star wellness hotel in Mandaue City, perfect for health buffs 
  • It houses 229 rooms, three restaurants, a yoga space, jogging trail, and an infinity pool 
  • Prices start at P4,000 per night 

Golden Prince Hotel and Suites 
Acacia Street corner Arch. Reyes Avenue, Cebu City 
+63 32 2301500 

  • Located in the heart of Cebu City’s business hub and just a few meters away from major shopping malls 
  • Room prices include free breakfast buffet
  • It has 4 restaurants, a gym, and conference rooms for functions
  • Prices start at P2,750 per night 

GV Hotels  
GV Tower Hotel Cebu, Osmena Blvd. Corner Sanciangko St., Cebu City 
+63 32 2536518 

  • Perfect for travelers on a budget 
  • Located on Osmeña Boulevard, which is part of the Sinulog Grand Parade route 
  • Prices start at P850 per night 

#5 Shop for Pasalubong 

Don’t leave the city empty-handed! There’s so much to bring home from Cebu—from food delicacies like dried mangoes, danggit, otap, and chicharon, to souvenir shirts and Sto. Niño icons. 

For your pasalubong needs, go cashless and shop using Maya at Island Souvenirs all over the city. Don’t forget to add money to your account so you can enjoy a cashless day of pasalubong shopping. 


Make your Sinulog experience convenient and hassle-free by using Maya! Enjoy the convenience of going cashless, and get cashback and rewards for your purchase. Click here for the full list of establishments in Cebu where you can #ScanToPay with Maya, and visit to learn more about other exciting promos.  

See you in Cebu! Viva Pit Señor!  

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