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Cebu Island Tour: Mactan Island

Mactan Island Mactan Island is in Cebu Province in the Central Visayas. It is the most densely-populated island in the Philippines. Both Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova occupy Mactan Island.

Mactan Island is home to half-a-million people. They squeeze into only 65 square kilometres (25 square miles) of space. That many people need activities to do, and those activities are close together.

Mactan Island is also a top tourist destination. Thus, it also has fun activities for holidays and while on vacation.

The Best Mactan Island Tours:

Philippines History

Mactan Island was a hub of trade even before the Spanish arrived. It rose to fame almost 500 years ago at the Battle of Mactan. Then, local chieftain Lapu-Lapu's regiment defeated Ferdinand Magellan's platoon.

The landmark that you must see on Mactan Island is Mactan Shrine, at the location of the Battle of Mactan. The Lapu-Lapu Monument honors Datu Lapu-Lapu, revered as the Philippines' first hero. There is also Magellan's Marker, honoring Ferdinand Magelland for introducing Christianity.

Each year, Lapu-Lapu City hosts Kadaugan sa Mactan at Mactan Shrine. The event re-enacts the Battle of Mactan with celebrities playing key historical figures.

Your Mactan Island Excursion

Mactan Island Excursion As the second-largest city in Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City has much to offer. Add in the municipality of Cordova, and your choices grow further:

  • attending a concert at Hoops Dome
  • banana boat riding (water sledding)
  • dancing Zumba at Millenium Park
  • dating at Millenium Park
  • dining on Lantaw Floating Restaurant
  • eating fresh bread at any bakery
  • eating fresh seafood
  • experience the Filipino Cultural Show at The Jungle
  • feeding fishes
  • golfing Mactan Coral Golf CLub (Mactan Island Golf Club, Mactan Air Base Golf Club)
  • island hopping to Olango Island, Caohagan Island, Hilutangan Island, Nalusuan Island, Pandanon Island, and Panganan Island
  • jogging at Millenium Park
  • kayaking
  • kitesurfing (kiteboarding, kite surfing)
  • kneeboarding
  • longboarding at Lapu-Lapu City Skate Park
  • paddle boat paddling (pedalo paddling)
  • pedal boat pedaling
  • parasailing (parascending, parakiting)
  • personal watercraft riding (Jet Skiing)
  • picnicking
  • playing basketball at various outdoor basketball courts
  • posing with 3-D paintings at Cebu Happy World Museum, Cordova
  • riding a ferry to Cebu City
  • shooting at various firing ranges and gun clubs
  • shopping at Gaisano Grand Mall Cordova, Gaisano Island Mall Mactan, Island Central Mall, Mactan Marina Mall, Savemore Market, and Super Metro Lapu-Lapu
  • shopping at the public markets
  • singing at various karaoke bars and restaurants
  • skateboarding at Lapu-Lapu City Skate Park
  • snorkeling (snorkelling)
  • spelunking Pawod Cave (Pawod Underwater Cave System)
  • strolling through Opon Plaza
  • supporting animal preservation at Mactan Island Aquarium
  • swimming at various white sand beaches
  • touring the Alegre Guitar Factory
  • water skiing
  • viewing exhibits at Lapu-Lapu City Museum
  • visiting the Filipino Seafarers Memorial at Millenium Park
  • visiting the Virgin of the Rule Church
  • walking across Marcelo Fernan Bridge to Mandaue City
  • watching basketball at Hoops Dome
  • watching drum, bugle, and dancing practices at Millenium Park
  • windsurfing

Mactan Island is home to Mactan-Cebu International Airport and many resorts. Thus, many package tours originate here. Yet, your tropical island tour can start right here, as well.

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