Today the island province has the highest economic growth rate in the Philippines. Likewise recent indications pointed out that Cebu island has become the country's most 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 its 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.
Right in the City Center, close to famous Carbon Street, you find the Magellan Cross. It is located in an old stone dome giving protection from sun, wind and rain. See the picture above. It is impressive and a "must see" in Cebu. As this is one of the few spots which attract tourist, its also the working place and hangout of souvenir sellers, beggars of all ages and other individuals trying to get their share from the curious foreign tourist. So better share your attention between the historic site and your immediate sourroundings.
The Lapu Lapu Statue you find on Mactan Island in the outskirts of Lapu-Lapu. It stands in a small garden and there is also a building which acts as a memorial site for the historic battle. The wall paintings are worth to see.