Exploring Mactan Island in 3 Hours

The island of Mactan is a fairly small island. So, it is safe to say that it is definitely possible to get from one end to the other in just a matter of hours. And that’s exactly what we did!

Well, strictly speaking, it’s not the ENTIRE island. But most of the important spots were covered. And this wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of my good friend Gian. So, here are some of the amazing spots that we saw during our quick day tour. Enjoy!

 The City Hall of Lapu-Lapu

The road leading to the departure, arrival, and carpark area of the airport. Also seen in the photo is the Waterfront Mactan Hotel and Casino.

The entrance which leads guests to the Waterfront Mactan Hote and Casino.

The drop-off area for departing guests at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Across the street, one can see the facade of the Waterfront Mactan Hotel and Casino.

The Bigfoot Sound Stages and Studios in Mactan is one of the city’s biggest crowd-drawers.

Well-paved road which leads to the Shrine of Lapu-Lapu.


On our way to the shrine, we saw this nice house (which people say is owned by Mayor Radaza.)

The beautiful Hilton Hotel towers in Punta Engano.

A yacht docked at the Punta-Olango wharf.

Clean-up team cleaning the waters surrounding the big resort next door.

This boat, which is headed to Olango Island (Bird Sanctuary,) is waiting for more passengers.

Another road-side snack break. This time, we had Coke Sakto (Php6,) + Chippy (Php5,) and Moby (Php5.)

A natural reserve somewhere in Barangay Agus.

  More photos of Mactan Island:

Lapu-Lapu City Hall / MCIA


The Hilton towers / Satchmo!