The Greatest Tourist Spots in Cebu

Author: Veronica Sabanillas
Post Date: November 20, 2021

The island of Cebu which is considered to be equatorial is located in the middle of the Philippine islands. As one of the finest 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 location. Later on, Magellan was massacred by the dwelers in the island.

Bisected by a range of flat volcanic hills, the island has limited level land except for the Bogo Plain in the far north, which is mainly a commercial sugarcane area. The province constitute of Cebu Island, as well as 167 minor islands, which include Malapascua, Olango, Mactan, Camotes, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the initial island to plant corn on a widespread basis. 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 wicked tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. One of the most powerful quake in the area for 90 years was in February 2012 Cebu island felt the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros. In October 2013, Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and demolished some buildings, including 5 historical churches.

The people of the Central Visayas is generally 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 most areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu has some of the finest beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of historical, religious, and cultural sites that you can go to in Cebu City tours.

There are also believers 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.

The wooden image of Santo Niño de Cebú, the oldest Christian image in the Philippines, is venerated and worshiped at the Basilica of Santo Niño. According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was donated to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan. The friendship is often exhibited in Cebu's cultural celebration, the Sinulog where street parades and loud drum beats preceded by a Christian Mass is celebrated every third Sunday of January. 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 ending from elementary school. Cebu has eleven major universities each with a number of college branches commonly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses.

If you are planning to go to Cebu to do water activities or go to beaches, the best time to go would be from January to April.

During these months, there is low chance of rain and the weather would not be too hot.