Cebu’s coastal areas has had a renaissance of late as numerous mega developments have been launched in the city’s South Road Properties and the surrounding areas. Many new projects already in the pipeline promise to enhance this aspect of Cebu City’s tourism by increasing attractions, enhancing activities and revitalizing entire communities.
As the country’s second largest metropolitan area and its recent designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, Cebu City is seeing some very exciting times as new infrastructure comes online.
With 70% of Cebu City’s land area located in the mountains, the city’s highlands not only offer gorgeous vistas but also have diverse flora and fauna that are critical in the food chain. In the last two years many of new attractions have opened to meet the ever growing demand for unique nature themed sites.
Cebu has a long history of being a center of culture, crafts and the arts and is home to Sinulog — one of the largest festivals on the planet that celebrate the Child Jesus and Cebu’s distinction as the cradle of Christianity in Asia. The city’s historical core is also being revitalized with the numerous renovations to existing institutions and the opening of the city’s first National Museum. Various thematic tourism trails are also being developed to highlight key eras and sights.
The Magellan’s Cross has been one of the traditional places to visit in Cebu because of its rich historical relevance. It has been claimed that the cross was indeed first planted in this spot, and this eventually led to the Spanish-era of the Philippines.