Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 14, 1521.

Cebu province holds spot as major island destination in the Philippines

 

Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 14, 1521.
Magellan’s Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on April 14, 1521.

Cebu province holds spot as major island destination in the Philippines according to Department of Tourism (DoT) with about 1.6 Million foreign and domestic travelers per year, as of 2011. Most of the visitors came from Japan, United States of America, Australia, China, and mostly from South Korea who makes an average of 400,000 Korean tourists every year.

It’s a no-brainer considering that Cebu is a perfect hot spot for vacations and getaways with 167 surrounding islands which include Bantayan, Mactan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands. Cebu has 6 component cities which are Danao, Talisay, Toledo, Bogo, Carcar, and Naga. The City of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue are key and independent cities.

Country Code and Currency
Cebu’s Country Area Code is +6332 with Philippine Peso currency.

Mactan-Cebu International Airport
With an approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time from Manila, Mactan-Cebu International Airport is second to the busiest airport in the Philippines. Air flights are daily by Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, and Zest Air.

Transportation
Local Jeepneys, with minimum fare of Php 8.00
Local Buses
Metered Taxis, with minimum flag-down rate of Php 40.00
Service hotel cars

What to see and do?
Mactan Shrine
Lapu-Lapu Shrine
Basilica Minore del Santo Niño
Magellan’s Cross
Fort San Pedro (Fuerza de San Pedro)
Taoist Temple

Other places worth discovering
Bantayan Island
Oslob
Carcar
Colon
Malapascua

Festivals
Sinulog
Karansa
Kadaugan
Mantawi
Halad
Hinulawan
Pintos
Kabkaban
Dagitab

Stay
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Seascape Resorts Town, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu 1605, Philippines
(+6332) 401-9999
[email protected]
www.CrimsonHotel.com

Quest Hotel Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
(+6332) 402-5999
[email protected]
Cebu.QuestHotels.com

Tips
Getting by, specially when traveling alone must be a challenge, for every locals speaks pure Cebuanos or Visayan dialects. Locals also prefer speaking in English.

Major roads can be reach either by number coded jeepneys and/or buses. In case you’ll ride a taxi, look for the metered ones and insist on having the meter running as you ride the taxi.

Shopping
Metro Gaisano Mall
Ayala Center Cebu
SM City Cebu
St. Patrick’s Square
Robinson’s Plaza
Habagat

Food
AA BBQ
SuTuKil
Zubuchon
CnT
Casa Verde
Larsian BBQ
Maya Restaurant
Puso Bistro

Bars and Clubs
GILT
VUDU
The Distillery
The Loft
Azure Lounge




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Famous personalities
John Gokongwei Jr.-Cebu Pacific Air Founder
Lucio Tan – Asia Brewery Founder
Dra.Vicki Belo – Belo Medical Group Founder
Kenneth Cobonpue – Furniture Designer
Monique Lhuillier – Fashion designer
Bernie Liu – Penshoppe clothing brand owner and Golden ABC, Inc. founder an CEO
Budoy Marabiles – Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemate
Dulce – Singer
Gloria Sevilla – Actress
Kim Chiu – Teen actress
Jinri Park – Korean Model, RX 93.1 DJ, and FHM Columnist
Slater Young – Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Big Winner
Pilita Corrales – Singer,Actress
Urbandub – experimental rock band
Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. – 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
President Sergio Osmeña Sr. – Second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Joseph Ace Durano – Former Tourism Secretary
Jose Rene Almendras – Current Cabinet Secretary
Gabriel “Flash” Elorde – Boxing Legend
Paolo Pascual – Goalkeeper for the Philippines national football team

Follow our Cebu island getaway adventure at www.thejuantraveler.blogspot.com as we share to you the places and food finds that we have discovered in Cebu.

Thank you Stratworks Inc., Cebu Pacific Air, Kat Ante of Crimson Filinvest City Manila, James Montenegro, Malca Villanueva, Lilibeth Aguirre, and Nice Te of Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Mia Mae Sy and Regina Moga of Quest Hotel Cebu, and April Rama of GILT, for this exciting trip!

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