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Car Hire in Cebu

Car Hire in Cebu

This information is correct as of August 2015.

Where to hire a car in Cebu

A number of car hire companies are located in the city centre of Cebu in the Philippines. Bookings are usually made through mobile phone or landlines, although some of the local car hire companies have set up social media pages where customers may directly talk to the proprietors/owners. Some of the car hire companies here include Cebu Trip Rent A Car, Daijobu Rent A Car, Mabuhay Car Rentals, Pearl and AJ's Rent A Car, Guani Rent A Car, Cebu Rent A Car, and Citi Van Service. Do not expect to find wide range of vehicles, as most car hire companies here are small and only rents out at least two to four vehicles. Most of the rental cars also come with drivers, so simply inform providers if you would want to drive on your own. Price range play between P1,500 to P3,000 (49.84 to 99.68 NZD) depending on the vehicle, seating capacity, and terms of use.

What to expect when hiring a car from Cebu

Cebu City is the capital city of the Province of Cebu and is considered as the second capital of the Philippines due to its role as the second most populous metropolitan area (Metro Cebu) in the Philippines after Metro Manila. It is a significant centre of commerce, trade, and education in the region. Driving in Cebu is relatively fine due to good to great road conditions within the city. Outside the city centre however, there is no telling – as road conditions here may be good, bad, or even really poor. Traffic congestion and traffic levels are manageable at best, although can be a headache at the busier streets and main roads that lead to big establishments such as airports, shopping mall/s, tourist destinations, and around university areas. Road-side parking is not allowed especially in the bigger roads; pay parking is the better way to go.

Getting to your destination

Lapu-Lapu City and Mactan Island
A place of historical significance to the Philippines and to the people of Cebu, Mactan Island and its Lapu-Lapu City is a must-visit for travellers who wish to discover the Hispanic roots of the Philippines. There are also great beaches here, and guitars – if you'd want buy an authentic one.

Head to Lapu-Lapu by driving through the General Maxilom Avenue towards Pres. Sergio Osmena Boulevard and Ouano Avenue towards F. Mendoza Street in Mandaue. From there, head to the Mandaue-Mactan Road, and drive all the way to the city.

Oslob
A fourth income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Oslob is known for its wonderful waters that are perfect for scuba enthusiasts and marine life discoverers. Its beaches are home to the dugong or the whale sharks, and its inner areas keep some beautiful waterfalls.

From central Cebu City, head south on V. Rama Avenue toward Nogras Street, and turn right onto Natalio B. Bacalso Avenue. After which, take the Cebu South Coastal Road to Cebu S Rd./Natalio B. Bacalso S National Highway in Talisay City. Stay on the said road, and then drive towards the Bacalso Avenue in Oslob.

Badian
Badian is a beautiful chunk of the Cebu island that is home to at least 23,000 citizens. It is best known for its canyon exploration possibilities, its breath-taking hidden lagoons, and its great people. Visit the municipality's many falls, and explore its beaches and rivers.

From central Cebu City, head south on V. Rama Avenue towards Nogras Street, and then turn right onto Natalio B. Bacalaso Avenue. Take Cebu South Coastal Road to Cebu S Rd. in Talisay City, and then continue towards the Natalio B. Bacalso S. National Highway to Carcar City. From there, take Iiburon to Carcar-Barili Road, and then drive along the Santander-Barili-Toledo Road to Badian to the destination.

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