Situated in the middle of the Philippine islands lies the island of Cebu which is considered to be tropical. As one of the greatest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most approved tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s location, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Sadly, Magellan was slayed by the inhabitants of the island. Bisected by a range of not high volcanic hills, the island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market sugarcane area. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also comprised 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the first island to breed corn on a widespread basis. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the big settlements aside to Cebu City. Some settlements in northern Cebu were extremely destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a mighty tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. One of the largest quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island perceived the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by mighty 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 old churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the locals is predominantly teen with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old.
The Cebuano language is spoken in Cebu, as well as in large areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu has some of the greatest beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit in Cebu City tours. There are also disciples of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the majority of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and revered at the Basilica of Santo Niño. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often shown in Cebu's cultural celebration, the Sinulog where street parades and extravagant drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The Philippine elementary school commences from Grades 1 to 6 while the high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after finishing from elementary school. 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 developing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to visit to do water activities or go to beaches. During these months, there is minor chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.