Holidays in the Philippine Islands


Cebu city is considered the first and oldest city in the Philippines and therefore is rich in cultural and historical heritage. Amongst them was the ‘planting of the first cross’ by the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan making the city the cradle of Christianity in the Far East.

Located on the central eastern part of Cebu Province, an island at the centre of the Visayas, in Southern Philippines. Its strategic location makes it an ideal hub for travellers either as a final destination or to make a brief stop before continuing their journey. Whilst the bustling metropolis attracts business travellers, its idyllic sandy beaches, diving grounds and facilities in the outer-city offer leisure travellers an enthralling retreat and adventure.

SINULOG festival, celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January, has become a tourist attraction on its own. This is a culmination of a 9-day Sinulog celebration in honor of Cebu’s patron saint, Senyor Sto. Nino. Participants are dressed in colourful costumes dancing on the streets to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs. It is the biggest street parade in the country to rival Rio’s Mardi Gras.

The native delicacies and abundant local produce are a must to quench the palette---lechon (roasted suckling pig), chicharon (pork cracklings), danggit (dried fish) and one of the best tasting mangoes.

Major international carriers fly from UK to Cebu such as Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Airlines and Singapore Airlines.