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Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometers from north to south.

Cebu is a booming metropolitan area with all the conveniences of a modern city. At the same time, it boasts countless white sand beaches, as well as historical sites. Popular attractions include the Basilica of Santo Nino, Fort San Pedro and the Lapu-Lapu Monument.

Things to See & Do

* Basilica of Santo Nino
* Colon Street – oldest street in the Philippines
* Fort San Pedro & the Provincial Capitol building
* Shopping at SM City Cebu
* Taoist Temple

General information

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Peso (PHP)
Language – Filipino, English
Population – 3,500,000 approx
Land Area – 4,932.79 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 63

Port Location – The Cebu International port is located close to the city center, approximately .5km.

Travel Links – Mactan-Cebu International Airport is a modern alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. There are numerous direct daily flights to and from Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and scheduled flights to Japan, Qatar, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China. Aside from this, the airport serves several seasonal charter flights to Russia, China, the United States, and other nations.

Large passenger ferries with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 passengers ply the more distant routes such as Manila, Davao, Butuan City, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro. Medium-sized vessels such as the roll-on/roll-off (roro) types ply nearer destinations while fast ferries transport passengers to and from neighboring islands in two hours or less depending on the destination.

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