In the center of the Philippine archipelago is the tropical island of Cebu. As one of the foremost tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most commended tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s point, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and converted the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. The natives in the island later on assasinated Magellan. Bisected by a range of low volcanic hills, the island has meager level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a economic sugarcane area. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also made of 167 miniscule islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the initial island to plant corn on a widespread basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the major locations on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some locations in northern Cebu were extensively devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a powerful tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island sensed the shaking 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 powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 aged churches in October 2012. The people of the Central Visayas is widely young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in main areas of the Visayas, including Bohol.
Cebu has some of the foremost beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can see in Cebu City tours. 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. The wooden statue of the Santo Niño was offered to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan according to the historical documents.
The Sinulog where street parades and extravagant drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January is shown in Cebu's cultural celebration. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after completing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. Cebu has eleven major universities each with a number of college branches predominantly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to see to do water activities or go to beaches. During this time, the weather is not too hot and there is minor chance of rain.