Reason for Cebu Why it is the Greatest Tourist Destination in the Philippines

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 05, 2021

Situated in the center of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be warm.

It has become the greatest province in the Philippines and one of the most approved tourist destinations in the world. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Sadly, Magellan was murdered by the locals of the island.

The island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a profitable sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also made of 167 smaller islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the leading island to breed corn on a boundless basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the big settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some settlements in northern Cebu were extensively blemished by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a mighty tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the largest quake in the area for 90 years. Bohol and Cebu were hit by mighty 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and destroyed some buildings, including 5 old churches in October 2012.

The citizens of the Central Visayas is predominantly adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in most areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can travel in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the greatest beaches in the country. There are also followers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. Venerated and blessed at the Basilica of Santo Niño is the wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines.

According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The Sinulog where street parades and rambunctious drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is demonstrated in Cebu's cultural celebration.

The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven big universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities pursuing in various courses. If you are planning to travel Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. The weather is not too hot and there is low chance of rain during this time.