How Cebu Managed To be the Premier Tourist Destination in the Philippines

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: November 18, 2021

Cebu is a equatorial island situated in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. As one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most mentioned tourist destinations. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and transformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's district. Magellan was later murdered in the island by the inhabitants. 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 not high volcanic hills. The province comprised of Cebu Island, as well as 167 miniscule islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands.

Cebu was probably the pioneer island to plant corn on a widespread basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City are the major areas aside to Cebu City. Some areas in northern Cebu were badly damaged 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 quaking 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 destroyed some buildings, including 5 aged churches. The people of the Central Visayas is principally youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language articulated in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in major areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu has some of the top beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit in Cebu City tours. The superior of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also disciples of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and enshrined 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan.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 advertised in Cebu's cultural performance, the Sinulog where street parades and roaring 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 doing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses in Cebu including eleven major universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City. If you are planning to visit Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April. The weather is not too hot and there is low chance of rain during this time.



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