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Mactan Attractions – The Beautiful Mactan Island

December 28th, 2015 by bencel | Filed under Blog, Mactan Attractions.

The Beautiful Seaside of Mactan Island


Mactan Island is a well known tourist destination in Philippines that provides a beautiful scenic beauty of seafront coupled with warm breeze of ocean through the entire year.

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Located in about few kilometers from Cebu Island, Mactan island is divided into two different areas, the Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova. You can visit Mactan Island from Cebu through the two ridges that connects them from Mactan Channel; the Marcelo Fernan Bridge and the Mactan Mandaue Bridge. The international airport of  Mactan Cebu is also situated right on the island to provide a gateway to the Mactan and Cebu area in Philippines.


Popular Tourist Attraction in Mactan Island

Being a beautiful and exotic island, it is no brainier that Mactan attraction widely consist of water sports such as windsurfing, parasailing, and jet skiing that can be done in various beachfront in Mactan Island. The most popular Mactan attraction is the full diving sites that is spread around the island, such as the Tambuli Reef, Kontiki Reef and the Hitulungan Island Marine Sanctuary. Several beachfront also offers a sunbathing facility on the glistening white sands of Mactan Island


If you prefer to have a nice relaxing walk in the mid day, you can also opt to go to Olango Island which is located just nearby of Mactan Island. Olango Island is well known place where various migratory birds flock together within the island that is perfect for a casual bird watching. It is also a home for Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary, where over 60,000 migratory birds that comes from European continent and northern China to rest down upon the mangroves that encompasses the sanctuary sites which about 920 hectares throughout the island. If you prefer snorkeling instead, you can also visit various diving spots such as Manbini Point which features a shark infested sea, the Santa Rosa that houses various coral barriers and reefs, and also Baring wall which is a popular spot for deep wall diving.

Rest up on the hotels in Mactan Island

After a day trip around the Mactan Island, you can rest up in several resorts and hotels in Mactan that is available around the beachfront. You can enjoy your night in a tranquil atmosphere on Nalusuan Island Resort that offers a quiet night that is perfect to enjoy the serene athmosphere of the night sea. There is also a lavish hotels such as Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa which was featured as the top resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Travelers Guide.

Shopping Spree in Mactan Island

You can also visit the Lapu-Lapu city to get yourself a nice souvenir to bring home. From various handcrafted trinkets and lascivious ethnic wood sculpture, you can find it within the areas of Lapu-Lapu City. You should buy Alegre Guitars that is crafted by the hands of expert guitar maker in Cebu, that is durable and affordable to have as a souvenirs from Philippines. Trying a local dish around Mactan Island is also recommended, where we offer various seafood that can be served upon your prefferences.

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