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Cebu Island Travel Guide: 159 reviews and 433 photos

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Population/Language

Cebu Province has a total population of more than 3 million. Cebuano is the native tongue. While Filipino is commonly understood and spoken, the English language is widely used in business transactions and educations.

Weather

Cebu is best from December to May when the weather turns dry. it is coolest from December to February, hottest from March to May. Temperature can rise as high as 37°C in the summer. The rainy seasons begins in July bringing torrential downpours that would sometimes inhibit movements.

Philippine Time

Philippine Standard Time is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime.

Dress/What to Bring

Wear natural-fiber, lightweight clothing. You'll feel more comfortable. Bring shorts, hat, sunglasses, bathing suits, insect repellent, flashlight, sun block cream, tough shoes for walking, rubber slippers for the beach.

The Barong Tagalog is the acceptable formal wear for men. Shorts or sleeveless shirts should never be worn when visiting churches, mosques or temples.

Electrical

Most areas in Cebu are supplied with 220 volts, 60 cycles. A plug with 2 flat parallel prongs is the norm.

Money

The Philippine currency is peso, divided into 100 centavos. Next to the peso, the US dollar enjoys wide acceptance. Most foreign currencies can easily be changed at banks, hotels, and authorized dealers. Foreign currency is not readily taken by establishments in Cebu. Major foreign credit cards may be accepted only at mjor hotels, resorts, shops and restaurants. Visitors are advised to bring sufficient amount of change is small bills or coins.

Business Hours

Banks - 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday; Government agencies and offices - 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday; Private firms - 9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. Most department stores stay open on Sundays and holidays.

Taoist Temple

Cebu City is the capital city of Cebu Island. With 1.4 million inhabitants it's one of the three biggest cities in The Philippines. It's an ideal place to get your things organized and it's got well-organized transport links to other destinations in The Philippines.

IIt is located at Beverly Hills, in one of the mountaintops in Cebu City.This temple preserves the teachings of Laoshe, the 600 B.C. ..steps.

You can see some information about Cebu in this link.

http://www.wayblima.com

This link is from a friend:)

  • Last visit to Cebu Island: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 24, 2008
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  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2004 at 3:56 PM

    great intro to a place I've never been. thank you

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2004 at 6:21 PM

    Ligaya, I hope to visit Cebu sometime soon. Your travelogue has some nice pics and advice. I especially appreciate tips about clean, reasonably-priced hotels.

  • maedam's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 8:59 PM

    yummy! wonderful phot you have, I like it, thanks

  • Nancemd's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 8:33 PM

    woww a very nice pictures we have, nice pose:) wonderful place in Cebu to visit.

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2003 at 7:06 PM

    loved Cebu nice photo of Ft San Pedro

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