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Cebu City Travel Guide, Philippines

Cebu City, The Philippines – Overview: Queen of the South

Cebu is a beautiful city of the The Philippines. Enclosed with water on all sides, Cebu Island is a part of the city.

Location

Situated in the Philippines, the city is known for tourism. With white sand beaches and various recreational activities, tourism has seen great development in Cebu City. A variety of sanctuaries, spas and clubs will keep you indulged while you are on a holiday in this place.

Climate

Also known as ‘Queen of the South’, Cebu city’s climate is changeable. However, the warmest month of the year is May, whereas January is considered the coldest by its locals.

Culture and festivals

The city is a center for enchanting art and culture. Many festivals held in the city are a reflection of the Spanish tradition, owing to the Spanish colonization that stayed here for many years. A lot of dances and musical shows along with visual arts are a part of the festivities. Instrumental concerts take place with bamboo flutes and guitars.

The Sinulog festival is among the main festivals of the city. Held in January, this festival brings color and joy to the city and invites tourists to take part.

Shopping

Shopping in Cebu City is a major activity, which you can take up once you are there. Antiques, crafts and a number of unique gastronomic relics are readily available in the market. A number of markets like Ayala Mall, Carbon Market, Tabian market, Robinson’s place and smaller malls are a part of the shopping experiences.

Transportation

Super ferries along the ports of Cebu are the most popular way of traveling into the city. Being a tourist destination, the city is easily accessible through land, water and air.

Cuisines

A huge number of eating joints around the city form a popular culture of Cebu City, which includes Golden City Restaurant, Café Orchidia, Abaseria Deli & Cafe and Cebu Hria Korean Restaurant. Again, around the famous corners called Mango Avenue and Mango Square, there are many drinking places and pubs. The youthful crowd of the city and many spirited tourists make Cebu City a fun place of visit.

Cebu City is a great place to visit. English is widely spoken around the region. The innumerable islands around the city are peaceful and fine looking. It is a tourist friendly city and sure to offer several unforgettable moments!


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    A relative of my friend (her cousin) if my memory serves right, offered us to ride on a raft. He said it's fun and etc. We saw people riding on the raft and it looked fun. But there is a fee. We talked about it with my husband and sure thing we both agree to treat our friends riding on the raft...
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    Place For those who loved adventure and fun, this is the place to be. I highly recommend Kawasan Falls for nature lover out there. There will be a very long hiking from the main road towards the falls itself. A good exercise that is. When walking down the trail, you will definitely start to fall...
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    Real Name (in Spanish): Fuerza de San Pedro Total Area: 2,025 square meters Materials used in construction: stones and mortar Year of Construction: 1565 Built by: Spaniards Purpose: To stop the sieges of the natives as well as the Muslim pirates to come in Year finished: 1738 Three Bastions: San...
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