Cebu City travel guide

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Cebu City
Cebu City
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Cebu City

Cebu City, the second largest city in the Philippines as well as the capital of Cebu is also not only the oldest settlement of the Philippines (established by the Spaniards) but the center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. Cebu City is politically subdivided into 80 barangays and counted 799,762 inhabitants in 2007. Many people come to Cebu City because they fly in to Mactan International airport. In Cebu City travelers often start their trip to some of the best places on the Philippines like Malapascua Island which is famous for the treasure sharks and well known by divers; Moalboal, another great place for diving or Bantayan island, an amazing island loved by many tourists. From Cebu it is pretty easy to reach islands like Leyte, Bohol or Negros too. Cebu City itself is pretty loud, polluted and can get extremely hot. You can find great restaurants, do some shopping in one of the malls or get to see some good live bands. Like in every bigger city you will need more money than in other places in the Philippines. If you go out for food to the nice places of Cebu like Ayala mall or the IT-Park you have to spend between 300 and 500 Pesos for a meal. After staying there for a day or two you are probably ready to leave for your first island.

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  • Cebu City ist ein wichtiger Verkehrsknoten auf den Philippinen. Bei Reisen in den mittleren (Visayas) und südlichen Teilen des Landes (Mindanao), lohnt es sich, Cebu City als Startpunkt zu wählen. Das alles ist schon Grund genug, sich mit der Stadt und den Gegebenheiten vor Ort etwas mehr auseinanderzusetzen. Von Cebu City aus erreicht man bekannte und schöne Urlaubsorte wie, Moalboal, Malapascua, Bantayan und Bohol (um nur einige zu nennen) schon in wenigen Stunden. Auf der Insel Mactan, wo sich der zweite, große internationale Flughafen der Philippinen befindet, gibt es ein Dutzend toller Ressorts.
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  • A bit biased since this is my hometown. :D
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  • Cebu City hat nicht viel zu bieten ausser Shopping. Zu laut, zu viel schlechte luft, ... . Am besten so schnell wie möglich in die Provinz und an den Strand!
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