Cebu is one of the more worthwhile destinations in the Philippines because it has a combination of the best beaches, the most eclectic nightlife, and an attitude that rivals that of Manila. What makes Cebu quite different from Manila and any other urban center in the country is the fact that it is a city, a province and an island rolled into one. All these factors come together to make Cebu a prime area for investment and relaxation.
As a city, Cebu has prospered to become the center for trade and industry in the Visayas. Its port is one of the busiest in the country. It has one of the more modern and efficient international airports that fly direct to destinations outside the Philippines. These qualities have made Cebu the second largest city and fastest growing economy in the Philippines.
As in other exotic locales in the Philippines, Cebu has its share of delectable dishes. At the top of the list is the sumptuous Lechon de Cebu, unlike any found in Manila. Its unique taste is evident from its soft flesh to its crispy skin. Here, lechon is not dipped in the usual gravy, but in a mixture of vinegar and fish sauce. Cebu is also known for its dried fish, or danggit, which can be purchased at Carbon Market or at the pier area.
Mangoes are also part and parcel of any Cebu food trip. There are also mango based products like: Mango puree, dried mango, mango tarts, etc. Cebu leads the country in export items such as guitars, furniture, fashion accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and houseware.
Cebu is regarded as the Queen City of the Visayas and is the tourism gateway for Central and Southern Philippines, and many establishments offer island-hopping tours for backpackers and adventurers. It is not an earthquake zone nor is there a volcano on the island. Cebu is brimming with things to do specially in Mactan Island with our exciting activities, such as Island Picnic or Island hopping,crusing the ocean by Banana Boat, Parasailing, Snorkeling, Sea Kayak, Towing tube, Wake board, Pedal Boat and lots of more marine activities we have. You can play as much as you want.
Cebu Sightseeing & Attractions
Heritage of Cebu Monument
A tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes about events and structures related to the history of Cebu. Local artist Eduardo Castillo built the sculptures of the Cebu Heritage Monument.
The structures depicted in the Heritage Monument are the Basilica de Santo Nino, the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, the Saint John the Baptist Church, the Magellan’s Cross, and a Spanish Galleon, the baptism of Rajah Humabon, a procession of the Santo Nino, a Roman Catholic mass, and the Battle of Mactan between Lapu-Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan. The persons depicted in the monument include the late president Sergio Osmena Sr., and Blessed Pedro Calungsod.
Cebu Tourist Places Photo Gallery
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