Shopping in Cebu

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Cebu is not only a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches; it is also a haven for those who enjoy shopping. It is one of the most developed cities in the Philippines, and it has a wide range of amenities that offer a varied and fulfilling shopping experience. Whether you are looking for designer goods or bargain items, you can be assured that you will find a place that will meet your shopping needs. Here are some of the shopping places that you should visit when you are vacationing in Cebu.

SM City

The SM City is the most popular shopping destination in Cebu. It is the biggest mall in the city, and it welcomes 100,000 to 150,000 visitors every day. This mall has a total retail area of close to 3 million square feet, and it houses more than 200 retail stores, 8 cinemas, a bowling center, an amusement center, a trade hall and a food court. It features 18 anchor tenants that collectively provide a wide range of products and services, including clothes, sportswear, children products, electrical goods, food items, books, hardware products and many others. Generally, the SM City mall caters to the shopping needs of low and middle-class people, but it has a Northwing section that offers more exclusive products and services. It is located in the North Reclamation Area, and it can be easily reached by jeepney, bus or taxi.

Ayala Center

The Ayala Center is situated in the Cebu Business Park, and it is one of the favorite shopping destinations for locals and tourists in Cebu. On any weekday, there will be over 85,000 people shopping in this mall, and the figure rises to about 130,000 during the weekends. With its innovative design and landscaping, as well as an extensive range of shopping options, the Ayala Center offers a most unique shopping experience. You will surely be impressed with the garden-like setting around the mall, as well as the restaurant strip called The Terraces, where you can enjoy a great meal while admiring the cascading water features in the central atrium.

Colon Street

Colon Street is the first street that was established in the Philippines. Other than being a popular historic attraction, this place is also known as a paradise for bargain hunters. The stores along the street offer a wide selection of goods, ranging from clothes and bags to jewelry and souvenirs, and their prices are often very reasonable. There are also cinemas and restaurants along the street, where you can relax after a long day of shopping.


January 19, 2010 change by sequoia maner

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