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Cebu - The Queen City of the South

Cebu Island, 1,702 square miles (4,408 sq km) in land area, composed the Visayan Islands and is located between Leyte and Negros. Sugbu, as the island was once called, is the oldest city in the Philippines.

Once a fishing village in the 15th century, it is now a thriving trade center and a busy metropolis that serves as a median for the exchange of goods and services nationwide. It is one of the most popular tourist and business destinations in the Philippines. Dubbed as "The Queen City of the South," it boasts of numerous resplendent treasures yet to be discovered by travelers who love to explore the unknown.

It is where you can find: Colon, the first and oldest street in the whole country which used to be the center of trade and industry during the pre-colonial days; the University of San Carlos, the oldest school in the Philippines, founded in 1595; seasoned forts like Fort San Pedro, the smallest and oldest bastion in the Philippines, withstanding the test of time and the frequent change of colonizers and many hard-fought battles; and Basilica Minor del Santo Niņo, one of the antiquated churches built during the Spanish period.

From natural wonders that can only be experienced in Cebu, like the expanse of pristine, white sand beaches in the islands of Mactan, Badian, Malapascua and Bantayan; magnificent diving spots with corals of splendid extent like that in Maribago Bluewaters and Moalboal leaving you in total awe, to historical landmarks remnant of a bygone era, and a cultural heritage the Cebuano's are most proud of.

You can bask in Cebu's temperate tropical weather that runs all throughout the year. Regularly sunny and warm, the beaches here are excellent for people who want that perfect sun-kissed complexion and beautiful tan lines. Or better yet, take the adventure of your life by trekking through the jungles of Cebu alongside the crystal clear rivers, conquer hard to climb trails and rappel through steep mountain cliffs and waterfalls. Do that and be enthralled. Feel the adrenaline rush.

Cebu is a charming mixture of the old and new. An amalgam of the exotic east and modern west, and all of these you can have with comfort because of the superb amenities offered together with the promise of nature's best. This piece of wondrous land is not only perfect for the itinerant beach or nature-lovers for it also offers an exciting nightlife. Fine dining restaurants are easily available, clubs and bars where you can get wild or chill out, the ubiquitous coffee shops for coffee lovers, videoke/karaoke bars for the musically inclined and the not-so but who still loves to belt it out, 24-hour food establishments and convenient stores are located everywhere, and other entertainment and recreation facilities you most surely will want to explore.

And in an effort to make YOUR LIFE IN CEBU more enjoyable, Astang IT Solutions came up with an idea - to deliver Cebu right at your very own screen - through CebuCentral.Com

CebuCentral.Com is a comprehensive, up-to-date online directory that gives you a list of all the different tourist attractions that the island can offer. From a variety of gig shows, famous landmarks, events and movie schedules to Cebu's delicacies, we include it in our directory to make YOUR LIFE IN CEBU more fun and your stay uber pleasant, comfortable and easier with just a click of a button.

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