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  • Mactan

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    Ranked #4 Beautiful Beaches in Cebu
    Open all day Open 24 hours
    Recommended sightseeing time:2 hours
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    The island of Mactan is a place with the most luxurious resorts in Cebu. It is also where the international aiport is located where you can connect to the rest of the world.

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    If you come to Cebu City by plane, then Mactan Island is your must stop. Because the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu City is located on Mactan Island. This small island has all the modern amenities, besides having a national airport and a taxi ride to Cebu City, there are numerous luxury resorts on the island. This is a pure vacation island, with the most vacation spots in Cebu. There is no hustle and bustle and commercial taste of Cebu. There are beautiful beaches and resort facilities everywhere, luxury hotels, first-class restaurants, shopping malls are dizzying, and a variety of water activities such as windsurfing, diving, etc., make tourists physically and mentally. Comfortable, happy and unforgettable. The reason why Mactan Island is truly world-famous is because it is the site of the martyrdom of sailing explorer Magellan. On April 27, 1521, Magellan, who had successfully preached in Cebu, was full of confidence and prepared to cross the Mactan Strait to Lapulapu to continue to preach Catholicism. When he arrived, he was stopped by the patriarch of Labrabu and his warriors, who killed him. Later generations built the Magellan Martyrdom Monument at the site of Magellan's martyrdom in 1866 to commemorate the great navigator. There are also paintings describing Magellan's deeds nearby, which are worth watching. The Labrabu Monument commemorating the same war is also located on Mactan Island. The monument was built in the early 20th century. The Labrabu on the monument holds the weapon that he fought against Magellan in that year to show the heroic courage of the Filipinos. The monuments are only 100 meters away.
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