Cebu is the crown province in the Visayan region. Rich in culture and natural resources, the island of Cebu boasts of some of the Philippines’ oldest and treasured traditions, festivals, and famed tourist spots of pristine beaches that have been a constant favorite of tourists from all over the world.Cebu is a long and narrow island that consists of surrounding islets ringed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is bordered by the provinces of Negros, Leyte and Bohol, all accessible by boat from Cebu’s main land. Smaller islands that are now gaining popularity amongst travelers include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua and Camotes. Diving enthusiasts continue to rave about Cebu’s dive sites, rivaling other Philippine dive sites in the neighboring Palawan islands. Apart from Cebu’s picturesque coastlines, lush greenery and landscapes also dot the province, providing a flourishing environment of flora and fauna. Cebu City, also referred to as “The Queen City of the South,” is known as the oldest city in the Philippines. Historically, this is where the initial battle between the Spaniards and Filipinos took place, where the first Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu fought against the conquistador Magellan. To this day, remnants of the Spanish rule can still be seen around the city.