• 5 Reasons Why Cebu Is A Rare Gem Tourists Must Discover

      There are 7,107 islands forming the beautiful Pearl of the Orient Seas yet Cebu remains to be a one-of-a-kind destination that stands out among the rest. Over the years, Cebu continues to be among the countryís most traveled destinations. Cebu may be a tiny slice of land on the map but its booming tourism sector has always been a strong economic driver in the Visayas and in the country.

      Photo from Wikipedia

      Are you looking forward to traveling this year but canít decide where? Here are 5 compelling reasons why the Queen City of the South should be number one on your list.

      1. Itís a haven for relaxation and solitude
      You can lock yourself up in your room for a good round of meditation after a stressful day at work. Or you can book a trip to Cebu to see its awestruck natural wonders. Youíve probably learned of this on social media but we canít stress this enough: Cebu is home to a wealth of marine resource, pristine beaches, and verdant mountains which make up for a perfect hideout for relaxation.

      There are hundreds of them all over the province and are usually three to four-hour drive away from the city proper. Check out these lists of awesome beaches and mountains for your reference.

      Basilica Minore del Sto. NiŮo
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      2. Rich, storied history
      Cebu has a rich history spanning four centuries and it served as a backdrop for a couple of milestones in the countryís general history. For the uninitiated, Cebu is the Philippineís oldest city and whatís more, the birthplace of Asiaís Christianity where Roman Catholicism in the region began.

      Simply put, the province is the ideal destination to learn of the countryís earliest beginnings. Traces of historical past can be seen etched in Cebuís historical landmarks such as Magellanís Cross, Basilica Minore del Sto. NiŮo, Plaza Independencia, and Cebu Heritage Monument.


      3. Cebuís ever-evolving gastronomy
      Cebuanos have adventurous taste buds. This explains how the Cebuano cuisine is persistently evolving as a result of their experimentation with flavors and ingredients to satisfy their palates.
      Cebu offers a bevy of great-tasting recipes and dishes that will surely delight your senses. Some popular dishes that you must try are the Cebu Pochero, Siomai sa Tisa, Chorizo de Cebu, Linarang, and of course, the famed Lechon de Cebu.

      OsmeŮa Peak

      4. Adrenaline-pumping adventures
      Cebu also offers amusement for thrill seekers. You can traverse canyons and jump into crystal clear waterfalls in Alegria. Or swim with the ginormous whale sharks in Oslob, go cliff diving in Medellin, or if you donít want to travel far, you can also try sky walking in Crown Regency Cebu in Cebu City.

      If youíre a hardcore adventurer and these activities donít stir much excitement in you anymore, skydiving might be for you. Head off to Bantayan Island to experience this hell of a ride.

      Photo by Gerald Yuvallos

      5. Warm, friendly people
      Cebuanos are among the friendliest Filipinos and they are not hard to befriend. All you need is to strike a good and honest conversation with them and youíll earn yourself a loyal pal.

      These are just a few of the multiple reasons why Cebu should be on top of your travel destination list. To know and get a firsthand experience of what weíre talking about, book a ticket to Cebu now. Enjoy!

      (Dominic Yasay)
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