Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Cebu City, as the main center of government, commerce, trade, education and industry in the Visayas. Cebu Province boasts of natural resources like countless of white sand beaches as well as historical sites that reflect its cosmopolitan past: from the birth of Christianity in Asia, to early commercial trade with Mexico and China, to vestiges of the American colonization of the Philippines.
Cebu has more than kept pace with the nation’s progress. Today the island province leads in traditional and non-traditional exports and has the highest economic growth rate anywhere in the country. Likewise, recent indications pointed out that Cebu has become the country’s favorite tourist destination.
In contrast to the bustling metropolis, the rest of Cebu ‘s 167 islets and islands are lined with idyllic white sandy beaches and pristine clear waters. Cebu has gained wide popularity for fantastic diving grounds evidenced by the proliferation of resorts which offer luxurious accommodations, excellent dive facilities and the services of competent dive masters and dive guides. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan island, is the gateway to Southern Philippines and is the second busiest airport in the country.