Metropolitan Cebu is composed of five component cities. It is significantly connected by two great bridges to Mactan Island where another great place, Lapu-Lapu City, is located.
Interestingly, you can find Cebu's international airport in Mactan Island, one of the famous travel destinations where amazing white beaches and grand hotels are located.
Surrounding 167 Islands
The provincial island is a long and narrow body of land stretching 225 kilometers (140 miles) from North to South. It is surrounded by about 167 smaller islands known for their great beaches, diving spots, tropical beach houses & cottages, vacation facilities...
The surrounding islands include Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango, and Camotes islands.
Cebu island lies to the East of Negros provincial island; to the East is Leyte, and to the Southwest is Bohol Island - another perfect vacation and travel destination in the Visayas region.
About thirty thousand years ago, it has been recorded that a wave of Negrito people have crossed the Asian continent via land bridges. Some of them settled in Cebu but mostly continued to Negros and as far as Luzon - to the North.
Changes in weather conditions and movement of tectonic plates caused the land bridges to sink beneath the sea leaving only Cebu islands...
Around 500 A.D. Cebu was part of the Malay empire, which most of the inhabitants of the island are composed of, including the famous Cebu hero - Lapu-Lapu.
Geographically, Cebu has narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and mountains, and coastal plains. You wouldn't see it in the map, but Cebu is predominantly topped with rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the Northern and Southern lengths of the provincial island.
Your Island's Guide - Cebu Map
The following Cebu provincial map is a simple one but it provides you with the names of towns, cities, and other significant areas and landmarks for your island tropical travel.
Yes, you can use that map as your starting point. You can certainly find more detailed maps everywhere.
If you want to get some guides on how to get to Cebu, you will surely find our page Getting to Cebu quite useful. The page provides you transports, including airlines, shipping companies, and some tips for travelers to Cebu.
Airline Booking Service
And if you decide to fly from anywhere in the country or in the whole world, you can use a popular and trusted booking service company for your hotel, resort, and other sort of accommodation on the island, that is, Agoda Company.
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