All you need to know about Cebu

Cebu is a province in the Philippines, located in the Central Visayas region. The province comprises Cebu Island and Cebu City as well as over 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Cebu city is the most urbanized on Cebu Island and is the seat for the Cebu Island government. The city is home to over 900,000 people making it the most populated in the Visayas. Serviced apartments in Cebu City situate guests close to the thriving business district and many of Cebu’s attractions both in the city and the island.

Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines and was the first Spanish settlement in the 1500s and former capital of the country.  The city benefited from its location and many explorers began their journey from the area to discover more of the archipelago surrounding Cebu Island. Cebu City was officially founded as a city in 1937 and like much of the Philippines; the city has come under American and Japanese occupation over the years. Present day has led to Cebu City becoming a hub of tourism, entertainment, and business, with many business travellers using the city as their base during their stay in the Philippines.  

Colon Street is the central nerve of Cebu City and is also the oldest national road in the Philippines. Once the heart of the city, Colon Street is now a transit point, as most of the shopping and businesses have repositioned themselves within the more modern parts of the city. The city was subject to rapid rejuvenation and development during the 1990s which in turn led to an economic boom. The city’s location near to beaches, islands, and historic sites has led it to become a tourist hot spot, with many hospitality and tourism industries setting up in the city. Serviced apartments in Cebu City are located near to the tourism business centres as well as close proximity to Cebu Business Park and Cebu IT Park which host a mixture of industries and services that drive the city’s economy.

Cebu City and Cebu Province are home to numerous attractions, historic sites, and stunning scenery to benefit from during your business stay in the city. Serviced apartments in Cebu allow corporate guests to take time out and adventure to the Kawasan Falls, a series of rainforest cascades with blue lagoons pooling at the base. Historic sites such as The Cebu Taoist Temple, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu, and the Magellan’s Cross are all within easy reach from Cebu City. Many tours and boat rides in the area allow guests to explore at their own leisure, whether that is scuba diving, snorkelling, or travelling to the nearby islands off of Cebu.

The city is easily accessible with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport located in Lapu Lapu City, just 14 kilometres east of the city centre. From this airport, cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan can be reached by direct flights. The city is also served by a large domestic and international port. Jeepneys, buses, and taxis serve the city and Cebu Island.

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