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Mactan Island

Mactan Island lies across the Mactan Channel, opposite Cebu City in the southeast of Manila. It is modern and yet has retained its greenness and features lovely sandy beaches and good diving spots off the neighboring islets. Mactan has a long history with many stories, the most frequently told being about the Battle of Mactan. In 1521, when Portuguese-born explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived onshore he was killed by Mactan Chief Lapu Lapu and his men.

Visitors can visit both the Magellan and Lapu Lapu shrines while visiting the island. Mactan is also important as home of Mactan – Cebu International Airport, the country’s second busiest airport as well as the country’s largest export processing zone. Mactan is also well known for producing guitars and other musical instruments.

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Being one of the major tourist Islands of Cebu, Mactan Island boasts of a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions. Being a coral island, Mactan offers some of the best diving, snorkeling, island hopping, jet ski, sailing and cultural activities of any island in the Philippines.

The only aquarium attraction in the Visayas is also located on the island.

tourist destination near Mactan
Mactan Shrine Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City Category: Tourist attraction 1 review
Mactan Island Aquarium Pajac-Maribago Rd, Cebu (032) 236 6248 () ‎ · Category: Tourist Attraction
Mactan Seaport Village
Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City Category: Tourist Destination
アヤラ・センター・セブ Apitong Street, Dakbayan sa Sugbu (032) 231 5342 () ‎ · Category: Tourist Attraction
Lumagda sa lagdaan para makamarkaLiked:Disliked:Edit your review 17 reviews "Nice place to hang around and sip a coffee while enjoying some free time."
Archbishop Palace Cebu, Lungsod ng Cebu (032) 255 6216 () ‎ Category: Tourist Destination
Talima Adventure & Water Park
Lapu-Lapu City Category: Tourist Destination
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