Saturday, August 3, 2013

CEBU CITY AND NEIGHBORING CITIES

Location: Cebu Province, Philippines
Coordinates: 100 17’N 1230 54’E
Total Land Area: 315.0 km2 (121.6 sq mi)
Metro Land Area: 1,163.36 km2(449.18 sq mi)
No. of Districts: 2 (South and North)
No. of Barangays: 80
Time Zone: PST (UTC+8)
Zip Code: 6000
Dialing Code: 32
Legal Class: Highly urbanized City
Income Class: First Class

Blogger’s Note: Cebu City is popular for its festival called Sinulog held every third Sunday of January which commemorates the Filipino people's pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.

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Part of the Basicilica del Sto. Nino


Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines which was established as the first settlement of the Spaniards who colonized the Philippines for 333 years. Its strategic location and deep sea ports makes it the country’s main domestic shipping port. It is considered to be the second most important metropolitan area and also second most populous city in the Philippines after its capital, Metropolitan Manila. click here for hotel bookings and learn more about Cebu City by reading this link

This Sinulog photo is owned by this link which is the grandest of all Philippine festivals


Main entrance of Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Hotel


Flying to Cebu City touches down in Mactan International Airport of Mactan Island. This island prides itself its world class beaches in terms of amenities and facilities where one of it is the Shangri-La Resort and Hotel. Another is the Cebu Beach Club, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort and you can also visit the nearby paradise-like top 7 resorts in the province of Cebu. All these can be enjoyed by you in just a short span of time.

The historical Lapu-lapu Shrine of Mactan where Lapu-lapu killed Magellan


From the airport, one can drive thru Lapu-lapu and visit the miraculous Virgen de la Regla.. To continue the drive, you will pass thru Mandaue City Hall, National Shrine of Saint Joseph Mandaue and Cebu International Convention Center.

Mandaue City Hall


Saint Joseph National Shrine of Mandaue


Part of the Ayala Center of Cebu City


The Malacanang Palace of the South


The historical Fort San Pedro


Touring around Cebu City minus the beach swim or hopping would only need at least a day including buying souvenir items. Food and delicacies are served in some of its carenderias, restaurants and hotel dining. Important tourist spots in Cebu City are: Cebu Heritage Monument Park of Parian, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Magellan's Cross, Cebu Taoist Temple and Basilica del Santo Nino

The South Road Development Properties


Much has been invested on the southern part of the city as operated and managed by the South Road Properties where your can see various images in this link. When completed, Cebu City will be turned into one of the most important cities in Asia. To know more about the South Road Properties, you may click this link.
Refreshing along the poolside of Marco Polo Hotel at 600 feet elevation overlooking Cebu City


Late afternoon is the best time to spend time along the poolside of Marco Polo Hotel formerly Cebu Plaza Hotel located in the scenic Nivel Hills 600 feet above sea level. It offers a 360% scenery of the whole city of Cebu. Read and learn more about the hotel by clicking this link, Marco Polo Hotel. Read this link to learn how to travel within Cebu City and going out from Cebu to its neighboring islands.

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