Cebu is a warm island situated in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. The province has become one of the most recommended tourist destinations in the world and is considered to be the finest in the country.
The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and changed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity because he was appealed by the island's position. Magellan was later massacred in the island by the locals.
The island has few 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. Aside from the large Cebu island, the province also comprised 167 minor islands like Olango, Mactan, Camotes, Malapascua, and the Bantayan Islands. After corn was introduced by the Spaniards to Cebu, it because the leading island to harvest corn on a widely basis. Aside to Cebu City, the major areas on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City.
Some areas in northern Cebu were severly blemished by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a wicked 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. Bohol and Cebu were hit by wicked 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 aged churches in October 2012. For the Central Visayas which Cebu is located, the people is widely young with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old. The language spoken in Cebu is Cebuano which is also the same in most areas of the Visayas including Bohol. Cebu is home to a variety of aged, religious, and cultural sites that you can see 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 blessed 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan.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 celebration, 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 completing from elementary school which starts from Grades 1 to 6. There are more than a dozen other schools and universities specializing in various courses in Cebu including eleven major 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 see 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.