"malling" individuals, Cebu has a lot of malls to offer to-from the smaller ones in in Marina Mall, and Gaisano sa Tisa to the Bigger ones such as Ayala, SM and Gaisano Metro. However, not all malls are worth mentioning since most tourists would not even bother going there. Nevertheless, I still feel that in order for one to get the feel of the malling/shopping scene in Cebu, he should go to the smaller malls also since there's a lot of sights and sounds that happens there.
photo by Storm Crpyt
Not the biggest mall in Cebu,but by far one of the best, if not the best for malling. Ayala is home to more than a hundred shops offering a variety of products from apparel, sports goods, to antiques and souveniers. Ayala has shops such as Levis, Nike, Adidas, Loalde, Ace Hardware, Rustans, Lacoste, and Tag Huer. Aside from the shopping the cinemas here are relatively also good, offering reserved seating and up to date movies.
Tel. No.: (032) 515.2035
Mobile Concierge: Text AYALAMALLS to 2948
First opened in November 1993, SM was a shopping paradise for the middle class and tourist alike. 15 years after, SM underwent a major renovation and added the North Wing, which now primarily caters to the upper class society. SM has countless of stores distributed on the 268,611 square meters of leaseable space that they have, making this mall the 4th largest in the Philippines, and 11th in the world. The mall has an average of around 100,000 visitors a day ballooning up to a 150,000 during the weekends. Literally a Shopping Paradise, SM offers a variety of stores that will suit anyone's need or fancy. To name a few stores here: National Bookstore, Octagon Computers, Toy Kingdom, Watsons, SM Department, Duty Free and Kultura Filipino. Restaurants includes Krua Thai, Nonki, Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Bread Talk, Greenwich, and the list goes on and on. Seriously, give me a week to try to memorize all the stores and concessionaires here, i wouldn't even come close to remembering half of it.
Tel. No.: (032) 2313446-47
Opened in 1982, Metro Gaisano Colon is one of the oldest malls in Cebu. Its a standout in the busy streets of Colon, the oldest street in Cebu with its 7 floor building. It occupies approximately one block in that area and surely locals and tourists alike won't miss it.
JY Square Mall
Gaisano Country Mall