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
The Philippines has more to offer than just its ever-bustling capital, Manila. Comprising of more than 7,000 islands, choosing a single destination to explore is no mean feat. Moreover, Muslim travellers might have added faith-based concerns attributed to the lack of prayer spaces, mosques, and proper Halal food (not lacklustre vegetarian options!).
SHORE IT UP
The eco-tourism efforts of Cordova town on Mactan Island received a boost with the implementation of the multi-million peso Mangrove Propagation & Information Center at its 278-hectare mangrove area in Barangay Day-as.
The municipality has been chosen as the site of the first mangrove center in the Visayas by the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) Foundation under its Shore It Up program.
"The center completes the nationwide position of Shore It Up in helping to rescue, restore, and revive the mangroves," according to Melody del Rosario, president of the MPIC Foundatio ...
The Reef World Foundation proclaims 2018 as the International Year of the Reef. And that couldnt have come at a more appropriate time. Today, our coral reefs the precious rainforests of the oceans need our help. Years of negligence, over harvesting of marine resources, global warming all these factors have seriously impacted our reefs. We need to take action to save this delicate ecosystem.
There are some wonderful places we hold dear in our hearts. Its not just about their beauty, charm, availability of adventure, or people. More importantly, these amazing places actually changed our lives our character, world perception, skill set, beliefs, or even our morals. The vibrant and rich Kontiki Reef in our very own home island of Mactan is one such place.
30-40 meters depth "WALL OF CORALS"
"Inhale the courage, Not to fear"
A great experience to witness, that gives you some perspective of each individual. This huge corals seeing them infront of me is such a humbling experience, felt so small and was mesmerize with this beautiful creatures. A humbling reminder that despite our technologies evolves, most nature remains unpredictable and breathtaking to witness its existence. Thanks to Mr. Moon Soo Eun, Korean DiveMaster | Instructor.
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 ...