"Cebu City" Cebu City by jamiesamui

Cebu City Travel Guide: 541 reviews and 1,653 photos

Cebu City Queen City of the South

Cebu City is the 2nd most important city in the Philippines behind Manila & as such is very busy & highly populated. Cebu City has a land area of 291.2 kmĀ². Of this, about 20% is classified as urban, while the rest is classified as rural.Cebu City is the main domestic shipping centre of the Philippines.Cebu City was the Philippines first Spanish settlement & is the oldest city.

Traffic at times can be a real problem with even a short journey taking what seems the best part of an eternity during peak times

To the northeast of the city are Mandaue City and the town of Consolacion, to the west are Toledo City, the towns of Balamban, and Asturias, to the south are Talisay City and the town of Minglanilla. Across Mactan Strait to the east is Mactan Island where Lapu-Lapu City is located.

The city is politically subdivided into 80 barangays(suburbs). These are grouped into two districts, with 46 barangays in the northern district and 34 barangays in the southern district.

Cebu City has plenty to offer everybody.Lots of restaurants catering to all types(can`t beat a good ol Filipina grill for mine)Plenty of entertainment,shopping,sightseeing to entertain you whist in Cebu City.

Cebu City is easy accessible by air internationally thanks to the Cebu - Mactan International Airport.Malaysia,Korea,Hong Kong,Singapore are some of the countries with direct flights to Cebu

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely Cebuano Hospitality
  • Cons:Too many people
  • Last visit to Cebu City: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2012
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  • earthy's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Taxi drive do take advantage of tourist both foreign and local. But believe me, they are much nicer than the ones in Metro Manila.

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