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All types of accommodation facilities can be found throughout Cebu City and Mactan Island,ranging from prime hotel/resort chains to meager apartelles and pension houses.Scores of resort facilities can be found in the outlying tourist islands and beaches, with many operating 5-star luxury dive centres.

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Attractions

Sumilon

Dubbed as the country's first marine reserve, Sumilon island is a treasure trove of hundreds of marine flora and fauna species, guaranteed to give a truly unique diving experience. Large coral formations blossom under its sparkling clear blue waters making it a breeding foreground to one of the region's most magnificent aquatic life.

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Eating out and Nightlife

It may not be as famous as French,Indian,or Chinese,but Cebuano cuisine holds its own against the great culinary cultures of the world.The style is distinctive and the flavours are subtle.Like other cuisines common in humid climes,Cebu’s dishes tend to be wet - soups and sauteed dishes prevail. Even table salt has been replaced by a liquid seasoning.This may take some getting used to at first,especially for Europeans.But the effort to adapt and learn is definitely worth your time. Sugba”is a Visayan word which means grill,and is usually the preferred manner by which to cook fresh seafood.Try the dish with the ever-popular San Miguel Beer or the multi-awarded Tanduay Rhum. Visitors are spoilt with a seemingly endless choice for nightlife in Cebu City with its various restaurants,casinos,nightclubs,discotheques,music lounges,pubs and cafes.Entertainment venues are relatively cheap and some remain open until the morning.

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Brief Description

Cebu lies in the heart of the Philippine archipelago and serves as the ideal gateway for tourists to more than 7,100 fascinating islands of the country. A visit to Cebu presents a pleasant discovery of its rich history, multifaceted culture and captivating people. It provides a glimpse of the country’s glorious past, with a number of preserved historic relics standing until today. Apart from its popular heritage sites, Cebu is endowed with a wealth of inviting, natural attractions that engage visitors in various activities. It boasts of white sand beaches, pristine waters and rich marine life fit for diving and snorkeling, as well as verdant mountains, mysterious caves and challenging trails for mountain trekking, spelunking and other outdoor sports activities. Cebu is also home to a vast array of products that are at par with the world’s best. But more than these, Cebu offers distinct warmth of the people that sets Cebu apart from other tropical destinations. Cebuanos, known for their hospitality, friendliness, industriousness, resilience and deep sense of patriotism, are gracious and friendly hosts. Come and experience life in Cebu, the Queen of Southern Philippines!

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Getting There

Major Airport Gateway:

Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Air Transport:

Travelers may fly directly into the Mactan-Cebu International Airport from major Asian and middle eastern airports.A wide range of domestic flights from Manila and other parts of the country are also available.Being centrally located,most domestic flights to and from Cebu last about an hour.

Water Transport:

Cebu is home to over 80% of inter-island shipping in the Philippines.The Cebu International Port is the biggest and main seaport of entry in the province and the Central Visayas Region.Various shipping lines sail to Cebu regularly from key cities all over the Philippines.

A one-way trip between Cebu and Manila takes approximately 22 to 24 hours.

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Activities

Nuestra Senora de Regla Festival

Every feast day in November 21, many devotees and pilgrims from other islands come to pay respect, ask favors and seek blessings. A big event in her feast day is the traditional procession. It is believed that the fresh flowers at her feet in the processional caro (cart) are miraculous.

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