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CENTRAL VISAYAS: A HISTORIC TOURIST ATTRACTION

Central Visayas is right in the center of the Philippines.

The regions total land area is 14,951.5 sq.kms.

CLIMATE The region has no pronounced climate. It has a short dry season from March to May. The rest of the year is relatively wet.

Its borders are the Visayas sea on the north, Bohol sea on the south, Leyte on the east and Negros Occidental on the west.

POPULATION

The regions total population th is 6, 398, 628 making it the 5 most populous of all regions.

Region VII or Central Visayas is consist of .

CEBU

BOHOL

NEGROS ORIENTAL

SIQUIJOR

CITY CAPITALS
CEBU BOHOL NEGROS ORIENTAL SIQUIJOR CEBU CITY TAGBILARAN CITY DUMAGUETE CITY SIQUIJOR CITY

RESOURCES

NEGROS ORIENTAL

Iron Coal Manganese Chromite Limestone Mercury Gypsum

NEGROS ORIENTAL

Sugarcane Cacao

CEBU

Copper Gold Silver Iron

BOHOL

Limestone Marble Shale Manganese

FOOD AND DELICACIES

Each island in the region has a variety of food, fashion, furniture and fun offerings that are sure to enthrall local and foreign tourists alike products and services that can only be seen in the area, those that are uniquely and distinctly Central Visayas.

Siquijor, with its natural water forms and deep blue sea, is a growing tourist favorite. Bohol, blessed with endemic natural wonders, offers peanut, ube and indigenous raffia products, among others. Negros Oriental successfully balances high technology with native products. Cebu, famous for its global furniture and fashion, combines the comforts of urban living with the rustic appeal of rural life.

OTAP

OTAP
The otap is undoubtedly one of the most famous of the Cebu islands, for it is known to have originated from Cebu.

OTAP
The otap is an oval-shaped biscuit. Additionally, its ingredients include the sugar, flour, shortening and most especially, the coconut. All of these are being combined in order to come up with a sweet and yummy delight that is, the otap.

DRIED MANGOES

DRIED MANGOES

Coming from the name itself, dried mango is a piece of ripe mango that has been sun dried.

DRIED MANGOES
However, Cebus dried mango is known to be far distinct and very special. Its taste is said to be very distinctive and will make you crave for more.

DRIED MANGOES
The dried mangoes of the Cebu islands are unique for their sweet and sour taste. These dried mangoes are coming from the best picked, fresh mangoes of Cebu, which has a reputation of having the best tasting mangoes in the country.

DRIED MANGOES

Philippine mangoes, especially Cebu mangoes, are the ultimate most delicious ones. They are even for export quality and favourites, too, of those in abroad.

MASAREAL

MASAREAL

The masareal is most famous to come from a family living created in Doa Rosario Village in Mandaue City. It is a good variety or product that is made of peanuts, and no doubt, peanut-lovers list masareal as one of their all-time favourites.

ROSQUILLOS

ROSQUILLOS

Rosquillos, simply said, are cookies or biscuits that are ring in shape. The cookies are famous because of their being crispy, light and delicious.

AMPAO

AMPAO
The ampao is the Cebuanos own distinct version of rice crispies. The ampao is popular for its characteristics of being crunchy, white and sweet.

AMPAO
The ampao is also scattered with peanuts on the top, making it more favourable especially for peanut lovers. It is literally cooked rice that is laid out in the sun and being dried up.

TORTA

TORTA

The torta is large and sweet, and is often described as a cupcake-like pastry.

FESTIVAL: SINULOG

Held on the third Sunday of January

Honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Nio (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu

It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano peoples pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity.

The festival features a street parade with participants in bright-colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs.