The island of Cebu which is considered to be tropical is located in the midway of the Philippine islands. As one of the finest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most approved tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s site, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Magellan was later slayed in the island by the dwelers. The island has slight level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a market sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of little volcanic hills. The province consists of Cebu Island, as well as 167 miniscule islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the key island to crop corn on a widely basis. Aside to Cebu City, the large settlements on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. When a powerful tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some settlements in northern Cebu were extremely messed up. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the quaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the mightiest quake in the area for 90 years. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and collapsed some buildings, including 5 old churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the population is predominantly young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is spoken in Cebu, as well as in major 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 finest beaches in the country. The bulk of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also followers of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan.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 displayed in Cebu's cultural event. 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 completing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven large universities each with a number of college branches oftenly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing 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. During this time, the weather is not too hot and there is less chance of rain.