Explore more of the Philippines this summer with Sunlight Air’s Cebu routes

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Summer is on the horizon, and that means it’s time to embrace the heat with a well-deserved vacation to some of our favorite local destinations.

For those itching to explore more of the country’s breathtaking tropical havens, booking a direct flight out from Cebu has never been more convenient. Boutique airline Sunlight Air has officially launched direct flights from Cebu to some of the top vacation spots in the country, perfect for those looking to #LoveLocal this summer.

Here are some destinations you can fly to directly from Cebu that are perfect for the upcoming summer season.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Iloilo

One can indulge in many activities when visiting Iloilo, however, an activity you definitely can’t miss when in the province is exploring the grand Islas de Gigantes.

The Islas de Gigantes is an island chain in Iloilo that features several must-see spots for those looking to enjoy both active fun and moments of relaxation. For those who want to take things slow and chill by the beachside, make a stopover at Bantigue Island, Antonia Beach, or Tinagong Dagat, all of which are lauded for their gorgeous white sand and delicious seafood.

Speaking of food, Iloilo is also well-known for its iconic cuisine. Go on a food crawl in some of the province’s most beloved food stops, including Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafood Restaurant and Netong’s La Paz Batchoy, among others. Ilonggos often boast of their native chicken and seafood dishes, so tasting them at these restaurants is a must for anyone going to Iloilo for the first time.

Fly direct from Cebu to Iloilo starting July 2, 2024.

Soar through the skies of Caticlan

When thinking about Caticlan, one is naturally drawn to the sandy white beaches of Boracay. However, there’s more to the island than what meets the eye.

Get a bird’s eye view by taking to the skies and embarking on a helicopter tour. This brief tour will offer you a new perspective of the iconic island, showcasing its natural beauty you don’t often get to see when on the beach. Packages can range from 10-20 minute flights, but the memories of the panoramic horizon and deep green islands are bound to stay in your heart forever.

Additionally, you can whip through the sky by taking a parasailing tour. Grab a buddy or your partner to try this new and adventurous experience. The adrenaline will take you higher and higher than ever before, as you fly hundreds of feet above the water. For just 15 minutes, you’ll feel like the sky’s the limit and never want to go down.

Fly direct from Cebu to Caticlan starting April 30, 2024.

Traverse the unknown in Busuanga

In Busuanga, the municipality of Coron is a popular spot for serene out-of-town vacationing, especially for those residing in the city.

To get the most out of your trip, book a stay at the Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort, filled with exquisitely designed villas, relaxing spas, and more. The resort is sure to make you feel a sense of tranquility and peace, with its gorgeous aesthetics and nature-centric environment.

While in Coron, you can also throw caution to the wind and try your hand at wreck diving at the different sites all over the island. Since wreck diving can be quite risky, proper training and certification is required. These are typically provided as a diving package, with your own diving instructor-slash-guide. Finding the remains of twelve sunken Japanese war-ships from World War II may sound daunting, but why not take the plunge and traverse Coron’s historical waters?

Fly direct from Cebu to Busuanga starting April 1, 2024.

Become a jungle junkie in Siargao

Aside from the abundance of surfing spots in Siargao, one enchanting place that’s essential for every traveler to visit is the Maasin Enchanted River.

The river is known for an iconic bent coconut tree with a rope attached to it—that yes, is meant for swinging, surrounded by an abundance of coconut trees. Channel your inner Tarzan and catapult yourself into the river for that adrenaline rush. With the area being surrounded by bushels of trees, there’s a reason the place has the word “Enchanted” in its name.

If you’re looking for something more on the adventurous side, explore the Tayangban Cave Pools, located in the heart of the Siargao. The extreme nature of this spot requires visitors to enter the dark cave already chest-deep in water, with bats potentially flying around inside. Though a bit frightening, the rewards pay off, as the cave’s exit will lead you to a brilliant emerald-green rock pool surrounded by trees.

Fly direct from Cebu to Siargao starting April 1, 2024.

With all these exciting things to do just a few hours away from Cebu, you’re sure to have a jam-packed and adventure-filled summer. Looking to explore other destinations in the Philippines? Sunlight Air also offers direct routes from Cebu to Manila, and Cagayan de Oro starting July 2.

Plan your next vacation and #ExperienceSunlight with Sunlight Air today. Learn more about Sunlight Air’s other destinations and services or book your next flight through


Sunlight Air is a domestic boutique airline in the Philippines, dedicated to delivering exceptional service and seamless travel experiences. From its primary bases in Clark and Cebu, the airline flies to select island destinations such as Coron (Busuanga), San Vicente, Siargao, and Manila allowing passengers to immerse themselves in the diverse beauty of the Philippine islands. It proudly operates a fleet of ATR 72-500 aircraft, renowned for its efficiency, reliability, and comfort. With its high level of safety and operational excellence, passengers are ensured of an experience that is comfortable, enjoyable, and stress-free. From booking to arrival, it prioritizes customer satisfaction by providing personalized attention and top-notch assistance throughout their entire travel experience.