SHOPPING

Downtown Cebu is a great place to go shopping on a budget

Places to Go Shopping on a
Budget in Cebu

Looking to bring home gifts for family and loved ones? Indeed, traveling to the Philippines wouldn’t be complete without purchasing more than a handful of souvenirs and not to mention some of the country’s famous delicacies.You will most likely rush to the nearest mall and look for items with discounts or products that are on sale. But take note that malls and retail outlets are not ideal if you’re shopping on a budget.

Facade of a shopping mall in Colon Street with a taxi outside

The Iconique Mall in Colon |
An Exciting New Shopping Center

Colon Street is the oldest street in the Philippines. It is arguably one of the busiest places in Cebu because of all the businesses and establishments surrounding the area. There are even restaurants and eateries that have been around for many years.Most locals who have no idea what to do in Cebu City simply visit this popular street, as there are tons of places to visit where they can shop, dine, and sightsee.

Lapu-Lapu’s Outlet Mall:
Pueblo Verde

Shopping almost always leads to making some very difficult decisions.People are too afraid to purchase an expensive but original product. As a result, sales and discounts become extremely valuable.In Mactan Island, an outlet mall makes shopping a breeze with its balance of legitimate A-grade items and bargain prices.

Junquera, a strip for the repair business in Cebu Cityr

The Repair Business in Cebu City
at Junquera Street

There is always the possibility that you will damage your essentials. You wouldn’t be the only one to have a hole in your sole. What if you want to fix these, where do you go? Luckily, there is a strip that houses this specific type of business in Cebu City, a street you can call the cobbler capital of Cebu or the sole-searching station sa Sugbo where hard working men patch up some kicks with a simple needle and thread.

Signage of the Il Corso Island Mall in Talisay City

Il Corso: Cebu’s Glamorous
Lifestyle Mall in Talisay City

South Road Properties (SRP) is one of Cebu’s busiest areas. Throughout the years, it has opened many attractions that have enticed travelers and socialites alike. One of the newest hangout spots in the area is the lifestyle shopping mall known as Il Corso. With its al fresco dining restaurants and great waterfront views, this seaside tourist spot will surely give you a relaxing gastronomic experience.This 10-hectare beachfront attraction was organized by Filinvest Inc. in conjunction with one of the most expensive projects in the area, the City di Mare. Its shoreline location brings a much-needed unwinding adventure, rivaling many other SRP Cebu restaurants.

Islands Souvenirs, one of Cebu’s most popular pasalubong centers

Cebu’s Best Pasalubong Centers
to Buy the Best Local Gifts

“Pasalubong” is the tradition wherein travelers would bring something from their destinations for their loved ones back home. Being very popular among Filipinos for many years, there are several stores made exactly for such a tradition. As Filipinos prepare for the Christmas season, a visit to these stores is essential. Pasalubong centers bring locally made products to the masses, such as figurines, accessories, and memorabilia to make mementos of your stay in Cebu. Cebu’s best pasalubong allows travelers the luxury of bringing some of the city’s best local gifts.

Cebu Guitar Factory:
The Historic Resort City of Lapu-lapu

Cebu is considered the guitar capital of the Philippines. This is in no small part due to the world class popularity of Lapu-Lapu City’s local craft. Lapu-Lapu is known throughout Cebu as the historic resort city, also because this is where the airport is. It is also known, however, as the Cebu guitar factory. This historic city is home to some of the most well known guitar shops in the entire island, and their quality is indeed top-notch.

Tricycle driver passing along the Carbon Public Market

Great Things You Can Buy at the Carbon Public Market

You will rarely run out of things to do in Cebu City. You can eat in a lot of restaurants and carenderias, and you can buy gifts and groceries in a selection of malls. There is even a place where you can do all of these things at a drastically low cost, a place that is also very accessible.Here you can shop, buy your essentials, and go on an affordable food trip. Enter the Carbon Public Market!

SM Seaside’s famous cube

Shopping in Cebu

Shopping in Cebu is at another level. Anywhere you are in the metropolis, make no mistake that a shopping mall is just around the corner. Whether you are looking to buy souvenirs, shirts, accessories, or food, shopping malls in Cebu have it all. Cebu is a prime shopping haven. With multiple large shopping malls that cater to just about anyone’s preference, your options for your next shopping destination is basically limitless.

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