The Philippines is a country formed of several islands and one of these island provinces is the province of Cebu. Cebu, more commonly known as the Queen City of the South, is a popular residential option due to its potential for economic growth and infrastructure. However, Cebu is not all about economic opportunities and tall buildings; it also presents with a highly relaxed lifestyle for the residents. This article will provide information on the island of Cebu.
As is mentioned, Cebu is one of the more popular island provinces among individuals living in the Philippines. It has also become well known among tourists and millions of visitors head to this island on an annual basis. In fact, statistics show that thousands of Korean tourists will visit the island of Cebu each month.
The different attractions to see on Cebu are based on an individual’s preference; however, there are certain attractions that are “must-see” items. If you are interested in history, the museums of Cebu are ideal to enjoy the history of the Philippines. It is also possible to take a walk along the Fort San Pedro and discover the Spanish culture.
For people who enjoy more outdoor activities, Cebu has several gardens and access to islands where one can enjoy sports such as jet skiing, parasailing, and diving. Shopping malls are also available when you wish to take a break from thrilling water activities. The popular Carbon Market can be found on Cebu reminding people of the shopping districts in Hong Kong and Bangkok.
If you plan on visiting Cebu, it is highly recommended that you consider taking time out to see these attractions:
The first is the Taoist Temple. This temple is one of the most popular temples on the island because of its beauty and its age. It also contains various documents written by the Taoist teacher, Lao-Tse. It should be noted, however, that to reach the temple you will need to climb approximately 100 steps.
When visiting the temple, it is important that you consider the mode of transportation to the temple. True, the steps must be conquered to reach the building itself; however, the temple is located in the Beverly Hills area of Cebu and this is a mountainous region where a vehicle is required to navigate the hills. Hardly any public transportation travels this route, so it is recommended that you hire a rental car when making this journey.
The Bantayan Island is a small island found on the northernmost tip of Cebu. This place is most well known for two things: its small population and the large beaches. If you are searching for a day of seclusion and peace, then visiting the island would be a good idea.
As with the temple, thoughts of how to reach Bantayan need to be considered. Fortunately, public transportation is available to Bantayan; however, you will need to first take a bus to San Remigio and then ride a ferry to the island. It is recommended that you reserve a hotel room before heading to Bantayan as the resorts are often booked and it is common for people to have to stay overnight.
One of the smaller islands in Cebu is Sumilon Island. In fact, it is so small it is hardly considered an island with a land space of only 24 hectares. Sumilon is highly popular among tourists interested in diving because of the close attention paid to the maintenance of these dive sites. Previously, the Muro-Ami fisherman damaged dive sites on Sumilon Island, but due to the growing demand from divers, the sites were rehabilitated.