Cebu as Philippines' Premier Tourist Destination

Author: Jerry Labella
Post Date: November 24, 2021

The island of Cebu which is considered to be lush is situated in the midway of the Philippine islands. As one of the leading tourist destinations in the Philippines and is considered to be the world's most mentioned tourist destinations. Appealed by the island’s location, the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed there and reformed the ruler and chiefs to Christianity.

Later on, Magellan was slayed by the locals in the island. The island has little 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 low volcanic hills. The province constitute 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 harvest corn on a widespread basis after that plant’s introduction by the Spaniards. Aside to Cebu City, the primary locations on Cebu are Talisay City, Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Toledo City, and Mandaue City. Some locations in northern Cebu were extensively messed up by Super Typhoon Haiyan, a strong tropical cyclone that swept through the central Philippines in early November 2013. In February 2012 Cebu island sensed the shaking of magnitude 6.7 earthquake on the neighboring island of Negros and was one of the largest quake in the area for 90 years. Bohol and Cebu were hit by strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake which left more than 100 dead and devastated some buildings, including 5 ancient churches in October 2012. The locals of the Central Visayas is predominantly youth with about 37 percent of its population below 10 years old.

The Cebuano language is articulated in Cebu, as well as in most areas of the Visayas, including Bohol. Cebu has some of the leading beaches in the country and it is also home to a variety of ancient, religious, and cultural sites that you can visit in Cebu City tours. The volume of its population are Roman Catholic followed by more than 90% of Cebuanos and there are also patrons of Islam, Buddhism, Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Hinduism. Venerated and consecrated 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 According the historical documents, the wooden statue of the Santo Niño was gifted to the wife of the Rajah of Cebu by the Portuguese explorer Magellan.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 exhibited 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 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 completing from elementary school. Cebu has eleven primary universities each with a number of college branches predominantly throughout the capital, Cebu City, and more than a dozen other schools and universities practicing in various courses. The best time to go to Cebu would be from January to April if you are planning to visit to do water activities or go to beaches. During this time, the weather is not too hot and there is few chance of rain.