CebuCebu has been known as the "Queen City of the South" and was the oldest city in the country. Rich with beautiful attractions and cultural heritage, no wonder it's been one of the most famous and visited city in the Philippines. People in Cebu are called "Cebuanos" and speak Cebuano, similar with the Dabawenyo's dialect but just differ in intonation and accent. Cebuanos are extremely proud of their cultural and historical heritage, a legacy which has endured through the centuries, from the time Ferdinand Magellan planted the cross on Cebu's shore. Cebu comprises of 6 cities: Cebu, Danao, Lapu-lapu, Mandaue, Toledo and Talisay; and 47 smaller towns.
In contrast to the bustling metropolis, the rest of Cebu's 167 islets and island are line with idyllic white sandy beaches and pristine clear waters. Cebu has gained wide popularity for fantastic diving grounds evidenced by the proliferation of resorts which offer luxurious accommodations, excellent dive facilities and the services of competent dive masters and dive guides.
Tourist Attractions in Cebu:Mactan Island
This coral island is famous for its dive sites, local handicrafts and many beautiful beach resorts of international standards offering local and foreign tourists world class services.
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It is known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Beach resorts dotting the island's shores offers a mix of local and international cuisines as well as vast arrays of fresh sea foods to choose from.
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