Cebu is one of the most developed province in the Philippines and a prime spot for business ventures, both local and international. It is one of the most popular of tourist destination in the country because of the wonderful sea coastline, very rich in historic past, and the Cebuanos are very warming. Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines dubbed as the Queen City of the South.
Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers (140 miles) from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighboring smaller islands, that includes Mactan Island, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango, and the Camotes Islands.
How to get to Cebu:
- By Plane - Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines. There are numerous direct daily flights to and from Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and scheduled flights to Japan, Qatar, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China. Aside from this, the airport serves several seasonal charter flights to Russia, China, the United States, and other nations. Mactan Cebu International is also the main domestic hub outside Manila with a variety of flights around the Philippine archipelago. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the actual city of Cebu by a taxi.
- By Boat - Cebu City's domestic port is the country's busiest. Cebu City is home to almost 80 percent of the country's passenger vessels. The country's largest shipping lines, namely WG&A, Sulpicio Lines, Trans-Asia, George & Peter Lines and Lorenzo Shipping Lines, are headquartered in Cebu.
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Cebu is dubbed as the "Island of Festivals" due to the popularity and number of festivals celebrated throughout the entire province:
References: wikipedia.org, wikitravel.org