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Introducing Cebu

Simply being from Cebu carries a certain cultural heft, and it’s not hard to see why. Cebu is the hub around which the Visayas revolve. It is the most densely populated island in the Philippines and is second only to Luzon in its strategic and economic importance to the country. Cebuano, spoken on Cebu, is considered to be the standard or ‘prestige’ variety of Visayan, a heterogeneous language counting over 20 million speakers throughout the central Philippines.

The main attractions are its white-sand beaches and spectacular diving, namely off the northern tip of the Cebu at Bantayan and Malapascua islands, as well as on the southwest coast at Moalboal.