Archive for April, 2010
Cebu is the fastest growing metropolis outside of Metro Manila. Located in the middle of the Visayas, the island is a commercial hub that contains the country’s second international airport, which is the most important transport facility in the Visayas and Mindanao. Cebu is also a center of the shipping industry, with 80% of the country’s shipping industry based in this “Queen City”.
Although known popularly as a cosmopolitan arena for business and industry, Cebu is also known to offer travelers a great escape from city life. The province is replete with white-sand beaches that never fail to attract tourists and locals alike. Neighboring islands are a popular destination for beach-lovers, and the nearby island of Mactan is a favorite among people who want to experience the sun and surf without going too far away from the city. The mountains are equally distant from the city, and Cebu has a host of lookout points and bars that offer a fantastic view.