Searching for the best malls in Cebu? Whether you’re a local looking for place to unwind or a visitor exploring the different Cebu tourist spots and wanting to buy some Cebu delicacies as pasalubong (souvenirs), here’s a list of Cebu malls for everything you need!
Tip: No private vehicle while exploring Metro Cebu? You can actually rent a private car with an experienced driver and fuel fees. Take your pick from sedan, SUV, and van options depending on your transport needs.
Shopping malls in Cebu City
1. Ayala Center Cebu
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.
2. Ayala Central Bloc
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 and one of the newest malls in Cebu. 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.
3. SM City Cebu
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.
4. SM Seaside Cebu
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.
And since you’re already here, why not visit the Cebu Ocean Park, too? It’s just in the area near the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel. When you purchase your Cebu Ocean Park entrance tickets online, you’ll get as much as 10% discount.
5. Robinsons Galleria Cebu
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!
6. IL Corso Mall
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.
7. Elizabeth Mall (emall Cebu)
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.
Shopping malls in Mandaue City
8. Parkmall Cebu
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?
9. Pacific Mall Mandaue
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.
Address: M.C. Briones St., Corner U.N. Avenue, Ibabao Estancia, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014
Facebook: Pacific Mall Mandaue
10. J Centre Mall [CLOSED]
Opened on 11 Nov 2011, 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. However, last 19 Jan 2023, J Centre Mall announced its closure after 11 years. You can read the Facebook post here.
Address:165 A.S. Fortuna Street, Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu 6014
These are just some of the shopping spots in Cebu. There’s still more to discover! Out of all the malls in different cities of Cebu, which one is your go-to?