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Cebu hookup guide advises how to pick up girls and where to find beautiful women. The best nightclubs and top places for dating in Cebu are listed in this single man’s travel guide. Read more how to date Filipina girls and how to get laid in Cebu, Philippines.

Cebu City skyline

Cebu City is one of the most popular jumping off-points in all of the Philippines for foreign visitors, with the busiest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest air hub after Manila.

Cebu Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 4.5 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 4.5 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 4.5 / 5

Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5

Attitude of girls: 4 / 5

Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

Locals' English level: 4.5 / 5

Moving around the city: 4 / 5

Budget per day: US$20 - $100

Accommodation: US$10 - $80


How to Pick Up Girls

Most Cebuanos are extremely friendly and often first timers will think every girl is interested on you since girls are very flirty and you will get a lot of attention wherever you go. At the shopping malls and restaurants, the workers will call you a sir, give nice smiles and laugh especially if you are joking with them. So most likely after couple of days, you will have a feeling that you can go and pick up any girl you want.

It is nice as the girls are also very friendly towards you and do not say any bad things even when they are not interested, so your self confidence will not go down.

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 4.5 / 5
RatingLooks Looks of girls: 3.5 / 5
RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 4 / 5

Stereotype of girls: Most Cebuano girls have a dream of finding a white western husband. Cebuano girls think that the white guy is some type of god and they will do anything they can to get one for them. There are some gold diggers in the pack, but if you are looking for the future wife, the Cebuano girls are a good choice since they are known to be hard-working and loving people.

Filipino ladies have usually a little more rounded body than other Asians. Tits and ass are usually bigger compared to the girls in the neighbouring countries. B and C cups are usually the most common size of tits. Ass is often a M size.

Gold diggers often hang out at the places such as Mango Square, Ayala mall and other places, but the problem is that also good girls hang out at these places, so it can be difficult to know who has what kind of intentions.

Chance of mature ladies:

Tips for Daytime

RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 4.5 / 5

Best spots to meet girls: Ayala, Robinsons and SM mall are the most common daytime game spots. Cebu Business park is also great spot. Many hookers also hang out at these spots, but after a while you learn how to spot who is a sex worker and who is not.

It is very easy to pick up girls at these spots. Just approach them with a friendly smile and say something. You just need to chat with them a bit and maybe walk around a bit and then change numbers. If the girl is on a hurry, just change the number and then meet them later.

Another good place for hooking up with the girls is the Cebu University.

Tips for Nighttime

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 4.5 / 5

Best nightclubs to meet girls: LIV Superclub and Mango Square are the best areas for a nightlife gaming. It is best to find your room somewhere near them, so you do not have to take a long taxi drive back and/or you can walk easily to your room with a girl of your choice.

Both LIV Superclub and Mango Square area are packed with local girls, street prostitutes and tourists/expats. Off course Mango Square are has much more hookers, so you have to be selective and know who you spend your time on.

The best option for one night stands are the Cebuano girls who live abroad, but are visiting their friends and family. These girls tend to be much more open minded and willing to have a good time. The local girls are also very open-minded at the nighttime when partying.

RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 4 / 5

Overall the nightlife is very good in Cebu. The clubs play popular mainstream music and the hip hop is also popular. The alcohol is cheap at the bars and nightclubs. Example the beer and shots are from 70 peso to 200 peso depending of the place.

You should not have any problems getting in to the clubs and if you tip few hundred pesos to the doorman when leaving, most likely he will remember you next time and give you a special treatment.

Top Dating Tips

Online Dating

Tinder has been working very well in Cebu past couple years. There are also many hookers and ladyboys seeking clients on Tinder, but also plenty of sexy girls just looking to have fun with tourists and trying to find a boyfriend.

Most Cebuana girls require a one or two dates before they are willing to sleep with you. You can meet them at the Ayala, SM or Robinson mall during the day and then make another date for the evening around the Mango Square or LIV superclub. After that you are ready to go!

White guys do best on Tinder and hispanic also do well. Asians and black guys are not as popular but they should still get laid quite easily.

What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances

Risks while Gaming

In Cebu you should not have any problems on picking up girls as long you do not go directly flirt to a girl who is in a relationship with a guy and the guy is standing right there.

Usually if the girl is with the family members or friends, they are always happy if you are interested on their girl unlike in Arabic and other muslim countries where people will get mad on this kind of behaviour.

There are so many single girls that often you do not end up on the situations where you have other guys competing against you.

How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible

Fastest way to get laid in Cebu is just to open up a dating app (for example Tinder) and give likes and super likes and then directly try to invite the girl to the cafe or bar near your hotel room and then move fast to your hotel room and go for the bang.

Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

Gold diggers and Sugar babes are very common in Cebu. Especially around the Mango Square you can find plenty of Golddiggers. Most gold diggers are also working as a prostitutes, so their common tactic is that they will screen you and your intentions and then decide if they ask money from you in the morning or start milking money from you with a long term strategy and pretend they are interested on you.

Swinger Clubs and Naturism

There are no nude beaches in Cebu Island and the beaches in Cebu are usually crappy except the private Mactan island beaches.

There are no swingers clubs in Cebu, but if you are in to that kind of stuff, its best to check out online.

Costs of Living

Cebu is a popular place to live among expats who are seeking to get laid with sexy Filipino girls and live quality life in a very affordable price.

Clothes are also quite cheap at the mall and locals seem to have a same type of shopping style as Americans and they buy often new clothes from the malls.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$20 - $100
CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$10 - $80

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in a high-end areas is from US$450 to US$700. If you rent a furnished studio away from the fancy areas, you should expect to pay around US$300 to US$400.

CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$0.5 - $1.5
CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$1 - $3

Many restaurants have beer bucket specials and for 300 peso (7 dollars) you can usually get a bucket (6) of beers.

CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$2 - $10

Restaurants are cheap and at the McDonalds you can get a chicken, rice and coke for only US$2. Also basic street food costs around $2 dollars, but a good meal in a decent restaurant will be $10 or more.

Accommodation

Best areas to stay at the Cebu is around the Mango Square. The area around the LIV Superclub is also good for players. But the most happening is around Mango Square and its also very walkable area.

Mactan Island beach hotels are also great option if you want to relax, but it sucks to take a long taxi ride to the city at night. It is better to stay at the Mactan Island if you already have a girlfriend or a lady company with you.

Decent hotels cost from US$30 to $US100 a night. Fancier hotels can be much more and prices go very high at the Mactan Island.

Private Airbnb apartments cost from US$30 to $US100 a night.

Couchsurfing options are also in there, but just like hostels, they are not an ideal choice if you want to take a girl to your room.

How to Get There and Move Around

By air: Mactan-Cebu International Airport has numerous direct daily flights to and from China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and scheduled flights to Thailand.

  • Departure taxes:
    • International flight taxes for residents or other persons who have spent more than 1 year in Philippines: Filipino nationals and permanent residents and anyone who stays over one year must pay the Philippine Travel Tax of ₱1,620 before they can be issued a boarding pass.
    • International flight taxes for tourists: 750 pesos per person.
    • Domestic flight taxes: Included in an airfare.

By bus: There is a good network around the Island, and the public city busses also go fast from place to place.

By car: There are many rental companies in Cebu. Private drivers are very cheap and you can get one for a day for around 1000 peso and you will have a stress free day. Uber and taxis are also very cheap.

By train: There is no railroad network in Cebu.

By boat: Large passenger ferries with a capacity of 1,000 passengers travel to and from Manila, Calbayog, Iligan, Ozamiz, Masbate, Iloilo,Dumaguete, Dipolog, Tagbilaran, Butuan City, Surigao and Cagayan de Oro. Medium-sized vessels such as the roro types travel to and from Ormoc, Naval and Maasin. Fast ferries such as Weesam express, Oceanjet, 2GO fast Cat transport passengers to and from neighboring islands in two hours or less depending on the destination.

Moving around the city: Best way to move around Cebu is by motorbike taxi, regular taxi and Uber. In sub-urbs you can also use tricycle taxi which is very cheap.

Visas: EU, U.S., Canadian and most western countries do not require visas to Philippines.

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

It can be difficult to find good jobs from the Philippines. Teaching English is an option (if you are a native English speaker that is).

If you are a digital nomad, there are many good cafes, work spaces and Regus office to work at.

Internet and Mobile Operators

There are two network operators in the Philippines: Smart Communications (by PLDT, includes Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk'n Text) Globe Telecom (includes Tattoo, Touch Mobile/TM, ABS-CBN mobile and Cherry Prepaid).

Cost for a mobile internet pack is very cheap and for around US$20 you will get unlimited internet for a month.

Gambling and Casinos

There are few good casinos in Cebu such as Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino and Casino Español de Cebu. Both of these gambling hot spots have plenty of gold diggers and hookers.

Weed and Drugs

The most common drug in Cebu is the Shabu which is basically meth. Weed is also common, but again it is not recommended to use drugs in Philippines since the reports say that over 12,000 suspected drug users are killed after 2016.

Drugs can usually be purchased from the cigarette and candy street vendors.

The new revised narcotics act states that an individual may be arrested if he is in possession of any parapharnalia with residue. About 5 grams can land you life as the death penalty has been abolished for the meantime.

Cost is around US$10 to US$40 for a quarter of weed. You can get it always from the Maribago Bay.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

Gym passes cost from US$25 to US$50 per month depending of the quality of the weight machines and the overall looks of the place. Usually the cheap gyms have only fans and do not have an A/C. It really gets hot in these places

If you are into steroids, you can usually buy them under the table from the gyms. In the gyms located further away from the downtown at the suburbs, the steroids are openly sold at the reception and you can see Stanozol and Testosterone vials on the shelf. Protein powders are also sold at the gyms, but the quality usually sucks or the price is much higher than in USA example.

The best beaches are the resort beaches on the Mactan Island as. The public beaches are usually quite dirty and full of wild dogs, drunken locals and garbage.

Skincare, barbers and massages are very cheap in Cebu. For around US15 you will get a one hour massage and one hour body cleaning, so you can really pamper yourself well in here. Haircuts are only around US$1 in the street barber shops and around US$10 in a high-end shopping malls.

It is a must to have a travel insurance in Philippines or you will be fucked if something happens. Spend your money on a good insurance so you will be taken care of if you get sick, lose your valuables etc. You will usually need a prescription for the same meds which require a prescription on your home country.

Viagra and Sildenafil tablets can be purchased from the Generic Pharmacies for around US$1 per 100mg pill.

STDs and HIV

HIV cases among injecting drug users in Cebu jumped from less than 1 percent to 53 percent couple years ago. HIV is not common (under 0.1%) among the regular population.

Chlamydia is still out there as it is in most countries.

Azitromycin can be purchased from the pharmacies to cure Chlamydia.

Condoms are widely sold in supermarkets and pharmacies.

Stay Safe

Despite widespread poverty and liberal gun laws, Cebu City is a somewhat safe city by Western standards where violent crime is rare, particularly against visitors. Cebu is definitely safer than Manila. Your number one concern should be pickpockets and snatchers (and occasionally muggers) when in downtown Cebu and on jeepneys. Many perpetrators are young kids as Philippine law exempts them from jail time for petty theft. Keep an eye on all persons sitting beside to you when on public transport and use your arms to cover all pockets on backpacks you're carrying.

Parts of downtown Cebu can be unsafe at dark, particularly along Colon Street and surrounding areas, Mango Square and the Fuente circle where most of the city's homeless live. If you're a dude and look remotely foreign or tourist-like, you may be solicited by hookers and pimps once nightfall descends in those areas.

Be wary of guys who suddenly approach pretending to befriend you. It is almost certain they want money or valuables from you, and it's certain you'll want nothing they have to offer. Filipinos, particularly those living in urban areas, tend to be shy and don't approach strangers for friendship or chit-chat.

Lastly, watch for vehicles when walking as traffic can be crazy.

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