Cebu is blessed with a tropical climate and visitors will find plenty of sunshine here. However, there is often torrential rainfall in June, while the heat can be a little stifling in the height of the summer.
The best time to visit Cebu is from December to May as these are the driest and coolest months, although the weather can be rather hot for many people in December as it often climbs to 33C.
While buses are few and far between in Cebu, the taxi drivers here are courteous and the fares low, making exploring the city by taxi a convenient and cheap option. The traffic is lighter in Cebu than in many other Asian cities, and many people also opt for car hire. Locals prefer to opt for jeepneys (shared taxis), which generally cover set routes.
Most visitors arrive at the nearby Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB), which is located on Mactan Island, around 15km to the east of Cebu City. Visitors can hire either a taxi or a car from the airport and get into the heart of the city in around 30 minutes.
There is also a busy port in Cebu that serves routes to other major Filipino cities such as Davao and Manila.
Spoken languages: Cebuano, English, and Tagalog
Electrical: 220 Volts, 60 Hertz
Phone/calling code: +63 32