If you want to experience or learn about the history of the island of Mactan, The Mactan Shrine would be the place for you. Mactan Shrine was built to commemorate the Battle of Mactan where Lapu-Lapu, the first Filipino hero, was able to defeat the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan.
How to get there?
If you are from Mandaue or Cebu, ride a PUJ that is bound to Lapu-Lapu City. Check the signage in PUJs for Punta Engaño. The fare would be approximately Php 12.00 – Php 15.00.
If you are visiting Cebu via plane, you can either hire a taxi cab that will take you to Mactan shrine or you can take a PUJ from the airport. The PUJs has an Opon Mercado route so make sure to ask your driver to drop you off at Marina Mall. The fare from the airport to Marina Mall would be Php 7.00. From Marina Mall, take another cab with a Punta Engaño signage. There are two routes that pass along Marina Mall. One for Punta Engaño and one for Soong/Maribago. Make sure to take the Punta Engaño route as it will pass along the Mactan Shrine. The fare is Php 15.00.
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I hope this guide will be of help to you guys. Come now and visit one of the historic places of the Philippines! 🙂