Cebu tours bring you to a traveler’s dream of a tropical island come true: balmy weather, pristine beaches, and luxurious resorts with all the frills of modern living. The island-province of Cebu is where the sweetest mangoes can be found and where Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan planted the Cross of Christianity in the name of Spain in 1521.
Metropolitan Cebu, the country’s second biggest metropolis, is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of the Visayas. Hotels, shopping malls, entertainment halls, casinos, and golf fairways are present in the metro to cater to every tourist’s whim.
East of Cebu is Bohol, with its rolling hills and plateaus and crystal springs and beaches. The country’s tenth largest island, it is a picturesque province replete with ancestral homes and centuries-old churches. Bohol is home to the world-famous Chocolate Hills and the world’s smallest monkey, the Tarsier. Other equally exotic flora and fauna can be found in the province’s forests.
The site of the 1565 blood compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, Bohol’s historicity is evident in the province’s relaxed, laid-back pace. Excavations in acient burial grounds reveal artifacts dating back to China’s Tang Dynasty, revealing strong trading ties with the Chinese long before the Spanish set foot on Philippine shores. (experiencephilippines.org)