Good to know about Cebu
Cebu Island is situated in the Visayas. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol Islands , about 588km (365 miles) south of Manila and it belongs to the Central Visayas Region. In 2010 Cebu´s population was about 4.36 Mio people .

The capital is Cebu City which is the oldest city of the Philippines as well as the center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas.

The official language is Cebuano which is also spoken on islands like Bohol, Leyte or some parts of Negros and some areas in the south. About 20 Mio people all over the Philippines speak Cebuano.

On Cebu you can find a relatively moderate climate with no distinct wet or dry season. This makes the island a perfect holiday destination all year round with temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius or 73 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In January you experience the coolest, in May the warmest temperatures.

Especially for divers Cebu has a lot to offer. Malapascua or Moalboal are well known diving destinations. Also Sumilon Island with its amazing underwater world has recently attracted more and more divers.
In the last month next to the shore of Tan-awan (Oslob) whale sharks have been sighted. Nowadays many dive centers offer trips going there to snorkel and dive with these giant animals.



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