Mactan-Cebu International Airport serves the Philippine island province of Cebu, a tropical holiday destination popular with tourists for its white sandy beaches and abundant marine life. The airport is located on Mactan Island and is geographically situated closer to Lapu-Lapu City than Cebu City, the province’s capital on the main island. Macan-Cebu International Airport is the second busiest air facility in the Philippines (as of March 2017) and handles over 5 million travellers yearly. Due to its proximity to a wide number of Asian cities within both Southeast and North Asia, it is also considered one of the most convenient airports in the region.
The airport is a hub for Cebu Pacific Airlines, but is also served by a number of international Asian airlines such as Silkair, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and Malaysia Airlines. Popular destinations from Mactan-Cebu International Airport include major cities within Asia like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Seoul.
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Mactan-Cebu International Airport is situated about 20 kilometres from Cebu City. Though located on a separate island from the city, it is connected via the Mactan-Mandaue and Marcelo Fernan bridges. Travellers not offered a direct airport transfer from their hotel or resort may grab a pre-paid taxi from the airport - a ride to the city should take about 40-60 minutes, at a fare of around SGD 7-8 (USD 5-6).
What to see and do
Most people head to Cebu for a normal beach vacation amidst spectacular tropical beauty - the island’s coastline is dotted with stunning beaches, though the more popular ones are concentrated on the south-west side and northern tip. Besides laying on the sand and soaking in golden sun rays, though, travellers interested in marine and aquatic life should definitely give diving a try while there. Beginner courses are cheap and abundant in Cebu, as are rental fins, breathing masks and other dive equipment. Once you’ve mastered your basic dive techniques and commands, get wet-suited-up and board a boat heading off the coast for a magical underwater experience. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with a wide array of colourful tropical fish, coral reefs, sea turtles and even the gentle whale shark, a frequent patron of Cebu’s seawaters.
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