The Province of Cebu has 53 cities and municipalities, and is already 439 years old since the start of the Spanish colonization, and is home to the oldest city in the country, Cebu City.
The province is classified as a first class province because it has a robust economy, due to the high influx of domestic and foreign tourist. The further development of the islands and beaches, hotels and resorts, diving locations and heritage sites boosted the tourism industry of Cebu. A large percentage of the tourist arrivals in the Philippines are from Cebu.
There are also 9 cebu golf courses and country clubs that are located in the province:
- Alta Vista Golf and Country Club
- Casa Del Mar Golf & Dive Hotel Resort
- Cebu Country Club
- Cebu International Golf and Resort
- Club Filipino Inc. de Cebu
- Mactan Island Golf Club
- Mercedes Plantation Golf and Country Club
- Queen’s Castle Golf and Resort
- Verdemar Golf Club
The ship building industry is one of the major contributors to the development of the economy of Cebu and of the country. 80% of the shipping operators and ship building companies operate in the province of Cebu. Ship building companies in Cebu manufactures bulk carriers and double hauled fast crafts, that makes the ship building industry in the Philippines the 4th largest in the world.
Cebu is a large exporter of various products such as accessories, guitars, dried mangoes, gifts and toys, and other electronic components and housewares.
The province has a significant role in the culture of the Philippines, being it as the oldest province in the Philippines. The province has a distinct influence of the Spanish and Catholic culture. It is the province where Ferdinand Magellan planted a cross that symbolizes the Catholicism mark in the Philippines.
Cebu developed into a successful province while keeping its culture and history. The province continues to grow and is currently in a great time to plan and invest in business in the province of Cebu.
It is also a great place to relax, enjoy life, and play golf in the many courses that Cebu has to offer.