Visit Mactan: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Mactan

Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
Renowned for its abundant corals and hundreds of tropical fish species, the beautiful island of Hilutungan offers some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the Philippines. Explore a fascinating underwater world in this protected natural oasis – just remember to pack a waterproof camera to preserve your memories of this unique marine environment.
Island Hopping in Mactan
Take to the waters! Island hopping is a must-do for any visit to this part of the Philippines. Numerous tour boat operators are dotted around Mactan, allowing you to visit several locations in one day. Swim and snorkel around the islands of Hilutungan and Olango, or relax on the pristine beaches of Pandanon and Nalusuan. The only difficulty is deciding which tropical oasis to visit next…
Alegre Guitar Factory
The islands of Mactan and Cebu are renowned for their production of handmade guitars – and Alegre Guitar Factory leads the pack. Owned by Fernando Alegre, visitors to the factory can witness the many stages of the guitar-making process before the instruments are shipped around the world. End your visit to the Philippines on a high note by visiting the factory shop and buying one for yourself.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Mactan Island is always our to go for staycation with family. Since we are just in Cebu City, an hour or less trip is convenient for us. With plenty of resorts to choose from, Mactan is just beautiful for us!
Claudette
Philippines
May 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
This is my 2nd time around before heading back home in my country..I can relax here before my flight.The staff are excellent & the place are keep on upgrading since the last 2 years ago
Cheng
Australia
May 18, 2017
8
Very Good
Facilities and amenities are excellent. If you've explored Cebu already, you can stay in this hotel and not go out anymore since there are so much activities to do for the whole family/!
Maria Victoria
Philippines
May 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Staying in this nice family operated resort away from the traffic but yet close by restaurants was very great experience. The staff/ family did everything to havd a comfortable stay.
Guus
Hong Kong
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
Food was great, lots of seafood bbq restaurants to choose from. Local people were friendly felt very safe walking around.
Mario
United States of America
May 9, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Mactan

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

8.8 Excellent

Score from 861 reviews

$245

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    99 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Crimson Resort & Spa - Mactan Island, Cebu

8.5 Very Good

Score from 789 reviews

$161

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    131 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    119 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    71 related reviews
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

8.1 Very Good

Score from 887 reviews

$126

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    119 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    89 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    49 related reviews
Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 1,366 reviews

$83

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    243 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    194 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    111 related reviews
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

8.4 Very Good

Score from 498 reviews

$194

Average price per night
  • “great pool area”
    86 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    45 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
    17 related reviews
Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort

7.8 Good

Score from 274 reviews

$118

Average price per night
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa

7.9 Good

Score from 382 reviews

$84

Average price per night
Jpark Island Resort & Waterpark Cebu

8.2 Very Good

Score from 171 reviews

$232

Average price per night
Pacific Cebu Resort

7.3 Good

Score from 258 reviews

$67

Average price per night

Yes. The food outside the resort which is basically still in Mactan were cheap but taste wasn't sacrificed. The sinugbas were the best!

Booking.com asked travelers...

What made the beach in Mactan unforgettable?

The beach is very clean. I am hoping that all beaches in Mactan are the same---all clean and serene.

Excellent! (at Oslob, 3 hours drive from Mactan)

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

i haven't tried diving.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Mactan for food?

Seafood sinugbas.

The spa

No..

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