Cebu Holiday - Travel Guide

Philippines are just a tiny speck when you look at your world map. It is called the "Pearl in the Orient". Even though small, this country is one of the most incredible in Asia with rich culture, traditions and background because it was colonized by many foreign countries for centuries such as Spain, Japan and the United States. Cebu is among the most contemporary, as well as highly developed, provinces in the Philippines. Cebu's capital city with the same name is the center of trade, commerce, industry and schooling in the Visayas area. Visayas lies among the two other main islands of the country - Luzon and Mindanao. Cebu's elegance has amazed many foreigners who visit the province and was lately named the 4th Best Island Location in Asia by a UK magazine called Conde' Nast Traveler.

Cebu is precisely located east of Negros and west of Leyte and Bohol, equally wonderful individual island provinces. Although the land is small, it has an astounding 3.5 million populace and growing rapidly every year. For the Cebuanos, the people of Cebu believe that having a large family is their pride and glory. Cebuano families are considered to be close knit. The province of Cebu is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts because it is surrounded by other beautiful 167 islands.

You will get lots of great things to in Cebu, whether you are an adventurer, food lover, shopper, bargain hunter, or night life fan, you are able to easily satisfy all of these cravings. It has large and elegant shopping malls such as the Metro Gaisano Mall, Ayala Mall, SM Mall and Robinson's Mall. You can also find a lot of arts and crafts shops, souvenir stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants and take out chains such as very popular Jollibee, Shakey's, Chowking and McDonald's. Should you simply like to meet people, the nightlife in Cebu abounds.

You will get a lot of great bars, cafes, and night clubs. You can also watch the newest movies in many cinema houses in some of the large malls in Cebu City. Beach and dive resorts are abundant in Cebu and you find here some of the most incredible hotels and resorts in the world. Mountain biking and mountain climbing are favorite outdoors activities in some of its most beautiful nature reserves.

Climate: Cebu only has two seasons each year - rainy season and summer season. Wet Season begins June and ends February. March to May is the official summer season in the Philippines and regarded as the peak season for tourists aside from the holiday season that starts November to December 31st. Generally, the climate in the Cebu is hot and humid during the day and even at night. Summer clothes are best for this province.

Transportation: Cebu offers many public transports which include bus lines, jeepneys, tricycles, motor boats and metered cabs. The jeepneys itself is a true delight to many tourists. The colorful Jeepneys, normally a 16 passenger custom-built public transport can only be found in the Philippines as you move colorful tricycles are 3-wheeled public transports which look like hurrying little crabs in its main roads and highways.