One of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, with Cebu City as the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas.

Capital City: Cebu City

Name of airport: Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Temperature: 26 to 31 Celsius

Languages spoken by the locals: Bisaya, Tagalog, and English

Modes of Transportation:

  • Tricycle
  • Habal-habal
  • Vans
  • Jeepneys/multicab
  • Buses

Province Highlights:

  • Edge Coaster – Uniquely the world’s very first and only amusement ride of its kind, the Edge Coaster goes around the edge of the building while riders are locked onto a rail seat.
  • 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 March 15, 1521.
  • Canyoneering – a popular outdoor trek that involves traveling down creeks or streams within a canyon through variety of means including walking, jumping, swimming, climbing, abseiling. Canyoning will start at Canlaob river downstream going to Kawasan falls.
  • White Sand Beaches – the province is home to some of the best beaches and islands in the Philippines.
  • Temple of Leah – The temple was built as a symbol of Mr. Teodorico Adarna’s undying love and ceaseless devotion to his wife, Leah.

Local delicacies:

  • Lechon Cebu – Considered as the “Lechon Capital of the World,” Cebu offers the best kind of lechon.
  • Ngohiong – a deep-fried, battered rice-paper roll containing julienned singkamas (jicama) and/or ubod (technically heart of (coconut) palm, but may also refer to bamboo shoots), ground pork, minced shrimps, garlic, and onions.
  • Puso –  is rice wrapped and boiled in a triangular casing made of woven coconut leaves. It is also called hanging rice, as the packets are often picturesquely hung in bunches using the long ends of the leaves.
  • Dried mangoes – as what it is called, dried mangoes.
  • Chicharon – a deep fried pork’s back fat or pork rind.It is best eaten with spiced vinegar. Carcar City in the province of Cebu is where you can find the best tasting chicharon.
  • Mazareal – rectangular bars of mixed ground peanuts and sugar, packed in white                         papers.
  • Rosquillos – a circular shape cookie with a hole at the center.
  • Otap – oval-shaped crunchy baked biscuit sprinkled with sugar.

Must try:

  • Eat at ‘Pungko-pungko’
  • Brian’s Ribs – when you dine at Casa Verde, you can never miss their bestseller. Try it and you’ll understand why.
  • Lantaw Busay – with an awesome view of the metro, Lantaw Native Restaurant Busay would be another favorite dining spot by both locals and tourists in no time.

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