More tourism destinations to reopen in Cebu soon


The Cebu provincial government is set to reopen more tourism activities and destinations soon as part of its efforts to revive the local economy.

In a press conference in Barili town Sunday, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said the Capitol will also be relaunching tourist destinations that are located in other towns in the province.

“We are planning to reopen canyoneering activities in Badian and Alegria, Bojo River Cruise in Aloguinsan, mountaineering and trekking in Dalaguete, and diving in Cordova, to name some,” said Garcia. (

The provincial tourism office, she added, is also eyeing to promote dolphin watching activities in the northwestern town of Asturias.

Garcia recently led the ceremonial reopening of tourism enterprises in the towns of Oslob, Moalboal, and Barili.

It marked the official relaunch of the province’s tourism industry after being placed under lockdown for more than four months over threats of coronavirus disease.

“We really have to reopen tourism to help our Sugbuanons, who were negatively impacted by the pandemic, to get back on their feet,” the governor said.

The province is now under modified general community quarantine, which allows leisure and tourism enterprises to resume.