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Cebu has a pleasant climate and is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters. For travelers who are looking for a beach getaway, there’s no better choice. There are many resorts along the coast, as well as luxury and first-class hotels, restaurants, places of entertainment, shopping areas, and other facilities. For diving enthusiasts, Cebu is not to be missed either. The perfect diving equipment, professional diving courses and thrilling water world tour, all are fascinating. Mactan Island and Moalboal are not to be missed. If you are dedicated to exploring monuments, you will find the imprint of history everywhere in this ancient city. The city of Cebu is the seat of the state government and one of the oldest cities in the Philippines. It is the center of the Visayas’ politics, economy, culture, and education. The world-famous Magellan's Cross and Church of the Holy Child exude legendary colors. In 1521, the Portuguese navigator Magellan sailed from Spain to Central and South America. On the way, he was pleasantly surprised to discover this beautiful and quiet island. Today, among over 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, and Cebu Island is one that is most visited by tourists.
Located on the eastern coast of Cebu Province, Cebu City is the center of the Visayas Islands. It is the capital of Cebu Province and the second largest city in the Philippines. It is second only to Manila and a municipality directly under the Central Government. Cebu covers an area of 340 square kilometers and has a population of 700,000. Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City make up Cebu, which has a total population of 1.1 million.
Cebu City is an important cultural center in the Philippines. The most famous landmark in Cebu City is the Magellan's Cross. The cross is now stored in a chapel allegedly set by Ferdinand Magellan when he boarded the Philippine Islands in 1521. Cebu City is also the host city of the popular Sinulog festival, which is held in the third week of January to commemorate the Child Jesus.
Cebu has a maritime tropical climate. It has summer-like temperatures all year round and there are two seasons – rainy and dry. Every year from December to May, the climate is relatively dry, with temperatures reaching as high as 37°C. The rainy season lasts from June to November and is also the season when typhoons are frequent. During this time, there are often short thunderstorms during the afternoon. The weather during this season is relatively cool, with temperatures generally between 24°C and 30°C. Because of its clean waters, beautiful coral, and a good year-round climate, Cebu is a paradise for divers. The best time to visit Cebu is from December to May. The climate in April and May is cool and dry, which is suitable for the sailing, snorkeling, and other water activities. Most hotels in Cebu are concentrated in Cebu City, where it’s convenient to get around.