The province of Cebu in the Philippines consists of the island of Cebu as well as 167 other islands. Cebu City is the capital of Cebu and is the oldest city in the country. If you book a discount hotel in Cebu City you will be staying on the eastern shore of Cebu in the country's main shipping port. Almost 800,000 people live in the city, so a cheap Cebu City hotel is pretty easy to find. However, you can find the best deals on EasyToBook.com.
The city was the location of the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines and today is an important cultural center in the country. The most famous attraction in the city is Magellan's Cross. It is believed to be the cross that Ferdinand Magellan planted when he landed there in 1521. Nearby is the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, or Church of the Holy Child. The church was the first one in the islands and is over 400 years old. To learn more about local aquatic life, cross the bridge to Lapu Lapu City on Mactan Island to visit the aquarium located there.