Mactan, Cebu - Your Gateway to New Experiences

by Lira Castaneda

May 27, 2022

There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush and excitement in anticipation of every “First”. Especially for millennials and Gen Z, discoveries are always welcome - new favorite restaurants, dress shops, or new places to hang out. It can also be something as big as having a new ideal place to settle down, such as a new home. 

If that’s what you’re looking for, the right place might just be in Mactan Cebu, with PrimayHomes Inc.’s latest condo development, Royal Oceancrest Mactan

Grand places to explore and great dining and shopping experience are one of the many reasons why Mactan Cebu is growing and thriving as Central Visayas’ Business Hub. And thanks to Royal Oceancrest, there’s even more reason to amplify this claim. 

There’s more to Mactan Cebu than meets the eye. This article will quickly guide you on where to go and what to do in this thriving business hub.

Grand Places to Explore

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Mactan Cebu is highly known for its beaches that boast of clear blue waters and fine white sands. With their highly accessible location, these beaches are one of the reasons - if not the main - why Mactan is continuously gaining traction as a tourist and thriving business hub. These beaches also offer a lot of activities you surely wouldn’t want to miss. 

If you’re looking for a thrilling and refreshing activity to beat the heat, be one with the waters and visit Cebu’s diving spots! After the exhilarating fall, you will be welcomed by the rich marine life you might only get one chance to look at. There are various kinds of fish and corals that will make you breathless because of their beauty.

If you can’t get enough of the pristine beaches, Mactan Cebu can offer a lot more! After diving, there are endless water sports to try. Do you want to have a bird’s eye view of the waters? Soar through parasailing. Do you want to stay with the water and just elevate the fun? Then the banana boat and flyfish rides are for you. Or do you want to combine the cool splash of water with the cool breeze against your face? Go water skiing or jet skiing to get the best of both worlds!

Exploring Mactan Cebu brings the perfect balance between the past and present. Are you looking for a trip down the historical lane? Mactan has your back!

With its lone city named after the first Filipino hero, it is no surprise that Mactan houses the Lapu Lapu Shrine. While hundreds of years have already passed since the famous Battle of Mactan, this spot remains one of the most sought-after destinations for Filipino and international tourists alike. 

After visiting the shrine of Lapu Lapu, you might also want to visit the Magellan’s Cross believed to be planted by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his men. Natives of Cebu back in the day also believed that this cross can heal since this was one of the marks of the birth of Christianity in the country. Magellan’s Cross is located near Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. 

Great Dining and Shopping Experience

After all the outdoor activities, you will surely crave good food and some shopping quality time! Aside from its well-known beaches and historical sites, Mactan’s native food industry and lively shopping malls are also key to its path as a growing business center.

People from all places are willing to travel for hours just to taste these iconic Cebuano dishes.

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If just thinking about Cebu Lechon can already make your mouth water, what more if it is already in front of you? While a lot of other places also sell Lechon, those from Cebu are still to die for. They are known to be flavorful, with every bite leaving you wanting for more.

Even from afar, by the smell of it, you already know if someone is selling dried pusit or danggit! Perfect when paired with rice and a little bit of vinegar, these salty delicacies are full of unique flavors that are sure to enhance every meal. 

Aside from the food, guitar making also stands at the core of Filipino culture in Mactan. This is no surprise as Visayas natives are known to be generally musically inclined. Mactan is home to handmade string instruments that are pleasing to the ears and to the eyes. Cebu guitars are widely recognized for their quality and variation - from guitar to ukulele to bandurria.

Nothing beats Cebu when it comes to high-quality dried mangoes. Although there are already plenty of supplies in your local supermarket, it is a lot cheaper when bought from its origin. This delicacy's sweet, chewy goodness is the perfect snack for your next long drive. 

What better way to get to know a culture than through decadent cuisine and handcrafted goods, right?

Global Access to Business Locations (Tourism & Leisure)

The mark of thriving cities is booming businesses, and Mactan Cebu is no stranger to this phenomenon. Mactan is now home to various tourist attractions and leisure opportunities, thanks to the construction of steady roads, bridges, and of course, real estate properties:

  • Access to Major Roads and Ease of Transportation

Aside from being home to the Mactan International Airport, the islands of Mactan are also connected by major road networks that make central business hubs accessible. A key player for convenience and accessibility is the South Road Properties (SRP), a 300-hectare reclamation area with stunning seaside views and wide roads. 

One of SRP’s grand projects is the Cebu South Coastal Road, a two-way national road connecting Talisay City to South Cebu. With six lanes available to motorists, this bypass road helped decongest Cebu’s busy roads. 

SRP has also provided comprehensive bus systems for commuters, such as the Cebu Interim Bus (CBus), My Bus, and Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (CBRT) to name a few. All these ensure that business hubs are always accessible for tourism and leisure to both natives and tourists alike. 

Other than SRP,  the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) will connect mainland Cebu from Cebu City to Cordova town in Mactan Island. This project will make traveling easier but also open greater economic opportunities for Cebu and the rest of the Visayas region.

A New Life Awaits in Mactan Cebu

As they say, if something is too good to be true, then it probably is. But they also say that for every rule, there is an exception. In this case, that will be the wonder that is Royal Oceancrest in Mactan, Cebu. 

Whether you're a staycation enthusiast, a busy professional seeking an easy way to unwind, an investor who wants to own property on one of the Philippines' most sought-after islands, Royal Oceancrest Mactan gives the best of both worlds as a gateway to new experiences, and a getaway on its own. 

Whether you choose to enjoy the facilities at home or use your condominium in Cebu as a base from which to enjoy everything else the island has to offer, with Royal Oceancrest Mactan, a lifetime of getaways awaits.

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