Top 5 Best Things To Do On Mactan Island, Cebu

Malapascua Island by Kimberly Mendero

5 Amazing Things to do on Mactan Island

Cebu is well known for its sandy beaches, diving sites, friendly locals, and of course, its amazing food. It is a prominent destination with countless activities perfect for those who are seeking adventures – from basking at many of its white sand beaches to hopping from one island to another, to chasing waterfalls, to overnight glamping trips. With all the sites Cebu has to offer, most travelers head straight to the famous tourist spots of the island, missing out on the many crazy fun things Mactan Island has to offer.

The beautifully-structured Mactan-Cebu International Airport will welcome you to the breezy and laidback side of Metro Cebu which is the City of Lapu-Lapu. The Historic Resort City of the South is home to many hidden gems in the form of sumptuous dishes, historical sites, world-class resorts, a shopping complex, and many more. Lapu-Lapu City is considered as the metro’s business and lifestyle hub – recognizing the harmony between work and leisure.

Let’s explore the best things to do on Mactan Island:

Food Trip

Mactan Island is well-known for SuTuKil which are three different methods of cooking fresh seafood namely Sugba (Grill), Tuwa (Stewed), or Kilaw (Raw).

Adobo
Adobo

Lantaw Native Restaurant

This floating restaurant is the perfect island setting for romantic couples and stylish locals who love native dishes while enjoying the scenic view of the Mactan night lights.

Historical Tour

Magellan Monument by Ipepot via Wikipedia CC
Magellan Monument By Ipepot – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

Lapu-Lapu Monument

Situated in Punta Engaño, the historical Lapu-Lapu monument is a must-see when visiting the Island. The statue of Lapu-Lapu signifies the patriotism of the people of Mactan and a remembrance of the great Battle of Mactan.

Island Hopping and Snorkeling

Malapascua Island by Kimberly Mendero
Malapascua Island by Kimberly Mendero

Mactan is blessed with proximity from other amazing islands – white sandy beaches, fresh seafood, snorkeling in marine sanctuaries, you name it, Mactan excels in many types of activities.

World-Class Resorts in Mactan

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort in Mactan Cebu
Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort in Mactan Cebu

Sneak some R&R into your itinerary and visit one of the top Resorts in Mactan Island. Each Resort takes pride in its white-sand beaches, watersport activities, and luxurious amenities intertwined with warm and passionate Cebuano hospitality.

Shopping Complex

The Outlets at Pueblo Verde

This shopping outlet is located in Basak, Lapu-Lapu City. It is within easy access to high-end resorts and hotels in Lapu-Lapu. The outlet stores are occupied by brands such as Adidas, Asics, Skechers, Nike Factory, Levi’s, Timberland, Giordano, Crocs, G-Force (which sells Reef and Oakley), and many more. Shops at The Outlets give out discounts ranging from 20% to 75%off the whole year-round.

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