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4 Reasons to Travel or Reside in Cebu’s Mactan Island

CebuThe Philippines is known as a prime tourism and retirement destination. It has over 7,000 beautiful islands that are home to an interesting mix of sights and sounds — bustling cities, pristine beaches, affluent business districts, and scenic mountains. Filipinos are hospitable and friendly, so everyone is more than welcome.

The island of Mactan in the province of Cebu is one of its rising destinations. Located in the Philippines’ southern part, Mactan is a coral island that sits beautifully across the city of Cebu. Here are some of the best reasons foreigners love Mactan and some choose to stay for good:

Tropical destination

Mactan has many beaches and resorts. Its beach properties come in different sizes, shapes, and prices. Due to their rising popularity, real estate is now a growing industry. Aruga Resort and Residences – Mactan noted that it’s a breeze to find a condominium for sale in its prime resort properties, as well as hotels and apartments. Beachfront properties offer close proximity to pristine waters, diving sites, and various water activities.

Business and employment opportunities

Mactan is also a promising industrial hub. It’s one of the centers of commerce and business in Cebu. This translates to different opportunities to get a job or start a small or medium-size business.

Entertainment

The island offers plenty of entertainment options to its locals and tourists. There are nightspots and clubs for party animals. Apart from the busy nightlife spots, there are many other things to do and places to visit in Mactan. Local products and crafts are also available — furniture, souvenirs, and musical instruments. Spas are also open for those who want some pampering and relaxation.

Culture and heritage

Mactan has a colorful history and tradition. The Lapu Lapu Shrine in Lapu Lapu City, for instance, is a popular cultural area dedicated to the early ruler of the island who fought against the Spanish conquerors. Its food choices are fantastic, as well. Partnered with its rich heritage is the unique charm and kindness of the Cebuano people.

These are some of the reasons Mactan Island lures in local and international tourists, as well as people who want to relax and retire. Get your own piece of Mactan to see for yourself.