Cebu, also known as Cebu City, is a capital of Cebu province in the Philippines. Cebu is the second largest city in the country with population of almost 1 million inhabitants. Cebu was established before the arrival of Spanish conquerors.
Cebu Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the highlights of Cebu?
A. Cebu is a city influenced by Spanish culture and Roman Catholicism. You can visit number of churches in Cebu, including the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino. For this church, as for any other sights in the city, you will need an entrance ticket which costs about 70 Php.
Q. Where can a find a flight ticket to Cebu from Manila?
A. If you need to fly to Cebu from Manila, the capital of Philippines, the best is to look for a flight ticket with the local Cebu Pacific airlines. Cebu Pacific operates daily flights from Manila to Cebu. There is a ticket office of Cebu Pacific right at the Manila airport. Flights to Cebu tend to be very busy in January during the Cebu Sinulog religious festival. If flying in the period, consider buying your airfare ticket ahead of time.
Q. Is Cebu a safe city?
A. As any city in Asia, Cebu is safe, but you need to pay attention. Cebu is a major touristic hub for both the foreigners and the local pilgrims who come to Cebu for the festival of Santo Nino de Cebu. The festival is held in Cebu every January. Be careful if you visit Cebu at this time as pickpockets are drawn to the crawds during the festival. Hold on tight to your passport, flight ticket and your other valuables.