Mactan Island

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Mactan or Maktan is a densely populated island located a few kilometres from Cebu Island in the Philippines. The island is part of Cebu Province and it is divided into Lapu-Lapu City and the municipality of Cordova.

The island covers some 65 km2 and is home to some 430,000 people, making it the nation's most densely populated island. Along with Olango Island Group, the isles are adm ...

inistered as two cities covering 75.25 km2.

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.  Wiki

Mactan Island News

  • From Maribago To Sibonga

    From Maribago To Sibonga

    I have been to Cebu several times, twice this year alone, but I havent really seen what the countrys richest province has to offer. I have yet to swim with the whale sharks of Oslob or dive in Malapascua to look for the elusive thresher shark or even lounge on the white sand beaches of Bantayan Island. A three-day trip to Cebu simply wont cut it.

    Every time I visit Cebu, the itinerary has been always limited to Cebu City and Mactan Island. On my latest visit, I was able to see a little bit more of Cebu. Although these places are not the hottest items on the provinces destination menu, they ...

  • An Insightful Weekend Prelude To Free Diving

    An Insightful Weekend Prelude To Free Diving

    Absolute peace. Ultimate freedom. Serene silence. Childlike wonder. These are the simple, heartfelt joys that free divers seek. Unencumbered by sophisticated and bulky scuba equipment, these amazing athletes and underwater enthusiasts can silently hover above reefs or dive hundreds of feet deep with just a single breath of air. Sweetie and I took our very first step in this exciting sport.

  • Beach Cleanup Real Corporate Social Responsibility

    Beach Cleanup Real Corporate Social Responsibility

    I (and, in a big part, Sweetie) work in PhotoUp, a Michigan-based photo-editing company made up of creative, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking people. That alone makes it one of the best companies weve ever worked in. But more than, PhotoUp is serious in making its mark as a globally responsible, socially ethical, and environmentally sustainable industry mover. That is why our company is quite active in implementing its corporate social responsibility programs.

  • DOT LGUs Work To Prevent Strain On Tourism Sites

    DOT LGUs Work To Prevent Strain On Tourism Sites

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is working with local government units (LGUs) and host communities to protect the country's tourism jewels by defining the carrying capacity of each destination.

    In her recent visit to Cebu, DOT undersecretary Alma Rita Jimenez said aside from working aggressively to hit the arrivals target of 12 million foreign visitors by 2022, the DOT is implementing programs that aim to preserve and protect nature-based tourism.

    She said defining the carrying capacity of destinations would help avoid straining the tourism spots.

    "We want to avoid overcrowding and un ...

  • 25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures To Do This Summer

    Summer is around the corner! Is there a better way to enjoy the season than frolicking in a beautiful beach? Yes, and it is called island hopping??"a must-do activity during these sunny months. You won't just visit beaches but also secret lagoons, coves, inlets, marine sanctuaries, and more! We gathered 25 of our best island hopping sojourns, and we highly encourage you to visit these paradises.

    For our foreign readers who don't know what this adventure is, island hopping refers to a recreational activity of cruising from one island to another. It traces its activity back to World War 2 whe ...

  • Divers Clean Up Mactan Waters

    Divers Clean Up Mactan Waters

    Yesterday, 125 scuba divers, free divers and mermaids (in costume) collected a total of 103.5 kilograms of garbage and 43 crown of thorns, under the waters of Mactan during the fourth Dive Against Debris (DAD) at the Crimson Resort and Spa.

    Diver Jai Genilza said that harvesting the crown of thorns is important because it kills corals.

    "They are uncontrollable and they are considered pests," said Genilza.

    Meanwhile, an organizer of DAD noted fewer garbage collected by divers this year.

    Lapu-Lapu acting Vice Mayor Harry Don Radaza said they credit the improvement to the constant ...