The island of Cebu is one of the most popular and best-known islands of the Philippines archipelago. Aside from being an exotic tourist destination, Cebu also holds historical significance for the Philippino nation, as well. Some people might know this, some might not, but Cebu was the island where Ferdinand Magellan landed in the first place when he first came across the archipelago. Aside from many smaller tourist destinations, the island of Cebu is also home to the oldest city in the country, the Cebu City, which is well known for its historical significance and landmarks. Some of the most notable historical landmarks in Cebu City include the St. Nino Basilica and the widely famous Magellan’s Cross. In addition to these, the city and the island also have other attractions and Cebu beach resorts worth visiting.
A unique and special place
However, the island of Cebu is not only famous for its tourists and historical attractions. Both local and foreign visitors do not visit Cebu solely for its places or sights. When it comes to these, a large number of places throughout the Philippines also have plenty of tourist attractions, places such as Davao, Manila, Bohol, Palawan, Boracay or Baguio. So, what is so special about Cebu, that distinguishes it from these other locations?
Exciting and friendly people and atmosphere
Well, for starters, many would say that Cebu is distinguished by its historical significance and that vintage charm of the city and the island itself. Another contributing factor is the overall standard of living, as well as the joy with which local people live their lives. The city itself is considered as a very exciting environment, filled with people who know how to have a good time and how to enjoy their lives. When strolling through the streets of Cebu, you cannot help but feel the excitement and happiness at every corner. All throughout the city and the island, you will easily find people who are more than willing to talk, help, laugh and smile.
Aside from the enchanting atmosphere and friendly people, the city of Cebu is also home to a large number of tourist attractions, all which can make your trip highly satisfying and worth remembering. When visiting Cebu, you cannot skip on visiting some of the most beautiful high-class beach resorts, such as the Plantation Bay, Cebu White Sands, Alegre Beach Resort, Cebu Hilton Resort, Shangrila Mactan, Maribago Bluewaters, as well as many resorts located in the Bantayan Island.
Historical and cultural landmarks
If you are more interested in some historical landmarks and attractions, you can visit some them all throughout the Cebu City. Some of the most notable ones include the Cebu Cathedral, Cebu Museum, Chinese Taoist Temple, Lapu-Lapu Shrine, Fort San Pedro, Tops, Plaza Independencia, Skywalk and so much more. To complement your experience, you can also check out plenty of bars, restaurants and shopping malls, which are scattered all across the city.
With all this in mind, it is not difficult to see why you should visit the Cebu island and the Cebu City. If you are looking for a warm and friendly atmosphere and a great experience, you cannot miss this opportunity.