CEBU, PH - OCT. 8: Lapu Lapu Shrine on October 8, 2016 in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. The Lapu Lapu shrine is a 20 meter bronze memorial statue erected on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.; Shutterstock ID 571893541; your: Erin Lenczycki; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: Destination update

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Mactan Island

If you're flying into Cebu City, nearby Mactan (sometimes referred to as Lapu-Lapu) is where you'll actually land. Connected to Cebu City by two bridges, this busy island has some great diving off its southeast coast, and its all-inclusive resorts are popular with weekending visitors from Manila, Hong Kong and Korea. For independent travellers, the main draw is island-hopping trips in the Bohol Strait between Cebu and Bohol.


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