10 Best Malls in Cebu to Shop, Dine, or Simply Unwind
January 22, 2022
Searching for the best malls in Cebu? Whether you’re a local looking for place to unwind or a tourist wanting to buy some pasalubong (souvenirs), here’s a list of Cebu malls for everything you need!
Reminder: Before you visit any Cebu mall, be sure to check their respective pages for the operating hours and restrictions due to COVID-19. Remember to follow the minimum health and safety protocols as well. Wear your facemask, sanitize, and observe social distancing.
Opened in November 1994, Ayala Center Cebu is the first Ayala mall outside Manila and one of the largest malls in Cebu City. Here, you can find boutiques selling upscale brands as well as affordable items. What’s also nice about Ayala Center Cebu is the open-air dining concept of “The Terraces”, where you can eat at one of the restaurants or simply stroll around for a breath of fresh air.
Opened in December 2019, 25 years after the opening of Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Malls Central Bloc became the second Ayala mall in Cebu City. As with any Ayala malls in the country, this one also offers upscale to affordable clothing and dining options. And, it is located in Cebu IT Park, a business hub where many BPOs and other businesses thrive.
Opened in November 1993, SM City Cebu is the first SM mall outside Manila and one of the largest malls in Cebu City. Many locals love SM City Cebu for its wide array of shopping and dining options. Compared to Ayala, the shopping crowd here is a lot bigger, especially when it opened its billion-peso North Wing expansion in November 2007.
Situated in South Road Properties (SRP), SM Seaside City Cebu is the largest mall in Cebu and the only one that has a skating rink. You can find upscale to midscale brands and enjoy a variety of restaurants to satisfy your palate. SM Seaside boasts world-class architecture and amazing views. From the name itself, you can already tell that it’s near the sea, so enjoy the views while you’re here.
One of the latest additions to the malls in Cebu is Robinsons Galleria Cebu. It is one of the less crowded malls in the city so if you just enjoy a leisurely stroll without too many people, you might want to consider this Cebu mall. It is known for its large guitar display at the center so it’s worth a visit and get your Instagrammable snaps. A restaurant we recommend here is the Bohol Bee Farm. The food is great and their organic ice cream is a must-try, too!
Located in South Road Properties (SRP), IL Corso is not your usual Cebu mall. In fact, it is considered as the lifemall of Filinvest in Cebu. With open spaces and panoramic sea views, it is a great place for families and barkadas (friends) wanting to get a breath of fresh air, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Elizabeth Mall or emall is located next to the South Bus Terminal. You can easily spot this mall if you are venturing to South Cebu. You can find many different things here, from specialty stores to food stalls and fast food chains. Many locals also come here to look for cheap finds, especially electronics and gadgets.
Parkmall is one of the biggest malls in Mandaue City. You can find different stores, boutiques, restaurants as well as green spaces. Pet-lovers would be happy to know that Parkmall is one of the first pet-friendly malls in Cebu. So, why not go shopping with your fur babies here?
Pacific Mall is another popular mall in Mandaue City. You can find different shops and restaurants here. Many locals come here for their passport appointment in Cebu since DFA has a satellite branch inside the mall.
Developed by Everjust Realty Development Corporation, J Centre Mall is located in a prime location in A.S. Fortuna, Mandaue City. It serves as a one-stop-shop with restaurants, banks, and even a BPO. With all this, J Centre Mall is proud to be the leading commercial complex of Mandaue City.