If you want to go shopping, there is no better spot than Cebu City. It is where merchants from all over the region congregates. The Visayas have also some excellent places for trekking. Osmena Peak which is the highest point on Cebu is well known as a trekkers’ paradise.
You can also go on a trip to the waterfalls at Mambukal Mountain Resort. There are actually seven waterfalls here so walking to this place will really test your stamina. Biliran Island also has some magnificent waterfalls.
All in all, the Visayas are a good place to visit outside Manila if you are visiting the Philippines. The place is easy on the pocket and is full of wonderful and exotic thrills.