Located in the south-eastern region of Sabah, Tawau is the third biggest city of Sabah, after Kota Kinabalu in the west and Sandakan in the east. Tobacco, cocoa and palm oil are the three major products of Tawau. Besides, it is one of the biggest producers of cocoa in the world. It is also known for its great seafood restaurants (especially popular are the huge tiger prawns) as Tawau is located along the Celebes Sea.
Best time to fly from Cebu to Tawau
Tawau, Sabah is an all year round travel destination. However, the best time to visit Tawau is from August and September. The rainy season usually starts from October to December so it may not be suitable if you are looking forward to doing some outdoor activities.
Main airports available in Cebu to Tawau
Mactan–Cebu International Airport – is an international airport that serving Cebu City and its surrounding metropolitan area as well as the Central Visayas. The airport is located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, a part of Metro Cebu. AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and Philippine Airlines are among the airlines operate at this airport.
Tawau Airport – is an airport serving the districts of Tawau, Kunak and Semporna. Besides Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Tawau Airport also has an immigration counter for international flights. Located at the northeast of Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia, it is the nearest airport to the diving islands of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai. Airlines such as AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and Royal Brunei Airlines offer domestics and international flights to Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Sandakan, Tarakan and Brunei.
Climate pattern in Cebu to Tawau
Both Cebu and Tawau share similar climate pattern. The day is usually hot with chances of precipitation. However, be alert with the weather alert as Cebu is prone to the typhoon.
Highlights attractions in Tawau
- Tawau Hills National Park home many flora and fauna species. The park is famous for its lowland orchid and the Elephant's Ear Orchid is the most spectacular one. The 2 hectare Lowland Gardens is the main attraction here where you can find an astounding selection of flora. The park is usually crowded on the weekend with families and friends enjoying a picnic. If you are looking for more adventurous activities, you can spend a night camping under a blanket of stars. Many people visit Tawau Hills Park during the school holidays or at weekends. Weekdays are the best time to explore the park.
- Teck Guan Cocoa Village is a must-visit place in Tawau, especially for the true chocolate lover. Tawau is known for its booming cocoa industry and the Teck Guan Cocoa Museum proudly houses the history of its development over the years. With its attractive design and layout, the museum is the only one of its kind in Malaysia. Within the museum grounds, you will also find a cocoa processing plant and manufacturing factory, giving you an up-close view of the production process. Various products are also available for purchase, from chocolate jam to instant hot cocoa beverages.
- Tawau Market with over 6000 stalls, it is known as Malaysia's largest indoor market. It is one huge market that sells dry produce and the famous Tawau dried seafood. The Tawau Tanjung Market located in a huge building near the city centre, you will absolutely notice it if you are in the town. It is also currently the Tawau UTC Centre which shares the market area. Most Malaysians that visit Tawau will make a stop here to buy the famous dried seafood which is touted to be the cheapest in Malaysia