Cebu was once identified by Asiaweek as one of the best cities in Asia. And recently, Yahoo Finance has put the Queen City of the South in the global spotlight yet again bearing the title, one of the world’s most affordable places to retire. This is no surprising to me in fact, it is almost impossible not to see foreigners probably expats walking around the city. More evidently, they crowd major coffee shops for chatting, enjoying the scenery, meeting new people and sipping a good cup of black organic coffee. They love it here. Others say they’re being blown away by the culture like how sweet, friendly, and happy Filipinos are.
World class beaches and water activities
Sumilon, Bantayan, Malapascua – these are just a few of the beaches found in Cebu. From whale-watching to diving to kite surfing, there are tons of activities to cater to all kinds of folks. Traveling on a budget, or planning to splurge a little? That’s not a problem with several Hostels, Boutique Hotels and Luxury Resorts, providing both immediate and permanent accommodation to suit you and your family’s needs.
A gastronomical adventure for the “Foodie” in you
Home to gastronomical feasts of lechon, danggit, dried mango, and chicharon-and that’s not counting their other delicacies! Cebuanos inherently love good food so it’s no surprise that it is abound in the province. Whether you prefer sweating it out at Larsian’s, a hawker-type center offering the best of Cebu barbecue, or fine dining , the choices are endless and guaranteed to make you want more.
Boundless career opportunities
Cebu is not all play, it’s also one of the most established economic centers outside of Metro Manila. That being said, Cebu is host to a number of growing industries from real estate, business process outsourcing, information technology and furniture-making. Cebu also has one of the busiest international airports and extensive port facilities in the country, enabling continuous business growth and expansion. With its high economic indicators and booming industries, there are numerous career opportunities available not only to fresh graduates, but also to the more experienced and specialized professionals. Small and Medium Enterprises are also thriving and encouraging a new breed of entrepreneurs.
With these career opportunities, let’s also not forget the home front. You’ll find that Cebu also has a lot to offer on the residential side, combining condominiums, commercial and academic centers, and luxury resorts into one, making it truly a lifestyle haven.