Attractions, Places to Visit and See Near Mactan Airport


Looking for places or tourist spots to go to that is near Mactan airport? This post is for you. I get lots of questions of those short stay visitors in Cebu for places they can check out that is near the Cebu International and Domestic Airport. You are probably on a connecting flight and only have a couple of hours of overlay in Mactan or you just want to check off Mactan Island attractions off your bucket list before proceeding to Cebu City or to wherever you are really headed to heheh. Whatever the reason that you only have a few hours in the island, the good thing is you can still visit some sites and have a  quick and cheap Mactan tour.  Yep! No need to avail of tour packages, you can do it yourself. Go for diy travels 8-)

If you are not headed to the big resorts of Mactan then I suggests you check out the following:

1. Lapu – Lapu Monument in Mactan Shrine, Punta Engano.

2. Guitar Factories Susings or Alegre Guitars, both in Abuno .

3. Food trip in Mactan Shrine SUTUKIL restaurants or AA BBQ in Pusok.

4. Mactan Aquarium in Maribago ( I have not been there so I can’t really recommend it yet).

5. A visit to the Virgen de Regla Parish in Poblacion Mercado.

6. Mactan Beaches and Island Hopping in Mactan  (for those who have ample time for this activity  :mrgreen:)


You can find direction guide and info on how to go to the above places that is near Cebu – Mactan airport in their respective post, just click on any of the links above. Thanks! Hope you’ll enjoy Cebu even on a short stay!


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  1. reianne says

    hi penfires! We’re 10 first timers! We’ll be arriving @ mactan aiport this March 2 6am. We’ll be staying in cebu for 2 days @ sapaguita suites plaza garcia and we’ll be leaving by 6am march 4 to bohol. I need your help on how can we maximize our stay and how can we move around cebu. I’m a lil confuse with the public jeepney routes but we’re on a tight budget so be prefer to ride jeepneys,hope you can help us.
    We’re planning to visit mactan shrine, opon church, guitar factories, crown regency for skywalk in mactan…and sm cebu,larsian, taoist temple, taboan and neer by tourist spots from our hotel. here’s my email add.. hope to hear from you! thank u so much!=)

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