In the midway of the Philippine archipelago is the temperate island of Cebu. The province has become one of the most commended tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the finest in the country. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's location. Sadly, Magellan was killed by the locals of the island. Bisected by a range of small 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 pioneer island to manage corn on a common basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards.
Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the primary settlements aside to Cebu City.
When a mighty tropical cyclone, Super Typhoon Haiyan, that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013 some settlements in northern Cebu were extensively destroyed. In February 2012 Cebu island experienced the tremors of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the largest quake in the area for 90 years. 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 people is chiefly adolescent with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The Cebuano language is voiced in Cebu, as well as in large areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of old, religious, and cultural sites that you can stay at 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 enshrined 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was given to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The Sinulog where street parades and heavy 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 accomplishing from elementary school which commences from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses in Cebu including eleven primary universities each with a number of college branches usually throughout the capital, Cebu City. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to stay at to do water activities or go to beaches. The weather is not too hot and there is low chance of rain during this time.