Cebu as one of the Best Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

Author: Christopher Chiong
Post Date: June 06, 2021

Cebu is a equatorial island located in the midway of the Philippine archipelago. It has become the finest province in the Philippines and one of the most commended tourist destinations in the world. Appealed by the island’s area, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Later on, Magellan was murdered by the dwelers in the island. Bisected by a range of depressed volcanic hills, the island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market sugarcane area. The province made of of Cebu Island, as well as 167 smaller islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the key island to manage corn on a broad basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the extensive locations on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a potent tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some locations in northern Cebu were critically blemished. One of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island perceived the tremors of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros.

In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by potent 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 ancient churches. The citizens of the Central Visayas is broadly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is voiced in Cebu, as well as in major areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can travel in Cebu City tours and it has also some of the finest beaches in the country. The majority of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also devotees of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and blessed at the Basilica of Santo Niño.

According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The Sinulog where street parades and deafining drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural performance. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after doing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses in Cebu including eleven extensive universities each with a number of college branches mostly throughout the capital, Cebu City. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to travel to do water activities or go to beaches. Hot or rainy weather can destroy a vacation that is why this is the best time to visit the island because it is not too hot and few chance of rain.