In the middle of the Philippine archipelago is the equatorial island of Cebu. As one of the greatest tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most mentioned tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s district, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity. Magellan was later murdered in the island by the inhabitants. The island has few level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a profitable sugarcane area and is bisected by a range of low volcanic hills. The province made of of Cebu Island, as well as 167 lesser area islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. Cebu was probably the initial island to crop corn on a boundless basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the leading settlements aside to Cebu 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 extensively blemished.
One of the most powerful quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island felt the vibrations of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 old churches. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is predominantly youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language communicated in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same 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 greatest beaches in the country. There are also disciples of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism aside from the bulk of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos. Venerated and worshiped 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often displayed in Cebu's cultural festivity, the Sinulog where street parades and heavy drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. The high school stage takes six years, from Grades 7 through to 12, taken after graduating 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 leading 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. 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.