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Mactan (The Philippines)

Practical information on Mactan

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Island
  • Port
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
15mins from Cebu
When to go

From October to May

Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Mactan

Marie Foucaut Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

Home to Cebu Airport and the most densely populated island.

My suggestion:
Check out in advance if the activities on the island are what you're after. For me, there are plenty of other islands you're better off visiting.
My review

There are loads of tourist attractions on Mactan island , although the hoards of people and heavy traffic weren't my cup of tea. I stopped there on my way to the airport (the Philippines' second largest). To the north you find Cebuairport with flights to the island. To the east you'll find transport links to neighbouring islands alongside a selection of touristy hotels. 

You'll also find the only aquarium in the Visayas region. The island has numerous activities on offer, including diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing and sailing.

In other words this island has all the typical activities found in the Philippines, but was too superficial and crowded for my tastes. It could be a good option for travellers who are only in the country for a short time.

Tours and travel ideas Mactan

  • Adventure
Let's Go Diving
Length 13 days Approx. $2,310
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