Cebu Lifestyle & Culture


The most densely populated island in the Philippines, Cebu is a progressive cultural hub.

Cebuano culture has been influenced by Spanish culture and indigenous Philippine traditions and while Chinese religion has slowly seeped in, the majority of the population are Roman Catholic. While Filipino (Tagalog) is the official language here, you’ll hear Cebuano, the native language of Cebu and most of the central and southern Philippines) widely spoken.

If you’re after a taste of traditional cuisine, try lechon, a dish of roast pig, binignit, a creamy colourful stew, or noodle dish bam-i.

To experience Cebu’s more modern side, head to one of Cebu City’s busy nightspots in IT Park or Crossroads.