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Mactan-Cebu International Airport which is located in Lapu-Lapu City is the second busiest airport in Philippines.

Mactan, Philippines

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Mactan-Cebu International Airport which is located in Lapu-Lapu City is the second busiest airport in Philippines.

Address

Airport Rd, Lapu-Lapu City 6016, Philippines

Phone

+63 32 340 2486

Terminals

Mactan-Cebu International Airport has a main terminal which offers the highest standards of service to travelers. Staff within the terminal center are very helpful, active and procedures are fast and efficient. The inside of the terminal area is clean and offers an open and bright surrounding for travelers to relax after a long journey. The terminal handles both domestic and international flights. 

Prayer Facilities

There is insufficient information about prayer rooms and mosque facilities at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport for Muslim ladies and gentlemen. But for prayer needs, passengers may visit mosques which are located outside.  
 

Halal Food

There is insufficient information on Halal-friendly, alcohol-free food at Mactan-Cebu International Airport. However, it is recommended that Muslim diners inquire about the availability of Halal food before dining or simply opt for vegetarian food! Several food courts are available at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, offering plenty of options such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets.     

Transport

Transport is not a problem here. Numerous transport options are available at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport at affordable prices. Travelers can easily get into a bus or pick-up a car or taxi which can be taken from the area. Taxis are a popular - and also cheap - method of transport.

Shopping

There are plenty of duty-free shops at Mactan-Cebu International Airport to buy goods. Passengers may purchase the best perfumes and cosmetics, chocolates, bags, fashion items, sweets, eyeglasses, sun glasses and soft toys. There are varieties of shops including superstores, gift and crafts shops as well as clothing shops.
 

Amenities

Several modern facilities are available within the Mactan-Cebu International Airport including banking facilities, internet access, public telephones, cafes, restaurants, duty-free outlets, pharmacies, first aid services, dentists, conference rooms, multi-purpose meeting and event centres, wheelchair services, staff assistance, ATMs, luggage facilities and post offices.

  • Faiz Shares His Amazing Muslim-Friendly Travel Experience in the Philippines!

    The experience of a 5-day visit to Philippines was nothing short of magnificent. We were given the opportunity to explore everything there was to know about the country, together with two other social media influencers from Indonesia and Singapore. Organized by Halaltrip and Tourism Philippines, this journey was definitely an awaited one as I’ve been dying to visit the wonderful country that is the Phillipines.   Day One To summarize our first day, we visited the capital city of the Philippines, Manila. We were given thorough explanation on how the country was first built during our tour to Intramuros. The visit pretty much gave us an insight on the history of Philippines. We were also given the opportunity to visit a mosque, located in an Islamic community vicinity there. Furthermore, the hotel where we stayed in, Dusit Thani Makati was practically a Muslim-friendly hotel as it provides a complete facility needed by Muslim tourists. And if we go into the topic of food, for breakfast and lunch, we were able to enjoy the savoury taste of local food specially served by the hosts at Dusit Thani. For dinner, we were privileged to drop by at Shangri-La to enjoy the wide spread buffet. Most importantly, everything is made Halal!   Day Two We started our second day tour by visiting Ayana Museum. There, we managed to feast our eyes a whole range of extraordinary art collections related to the Philippines. We, then had to rush off as we were about to have lunch at the oldest hotel in the Philippines, Manila Hotel. Apparently it was built around 1909. How interesting is that? After that, we were already on a plane heading to Bohol. And as we arrived at the Tagbilaran Airport, we were greeted by a few attendants just waiting to bring us to the Bohol Beach Club. No words could express how breathtaking the view was. The white sandy beaches actually left us speechless. And to make things better than it already is, our Halal food served by the Bohol Beach Club was nothing short of exquisite!   Day Three Today is the day we went around the Bohol Island. Our first stop was the Philippines Tarsier Foundation where we were introduced to a cute animal called Tarsier. This primate, who was an inspiration to the character of Yoda from the Star Wars, is extremely rare in other parts of the world. Next, we dropped by to Chocolate Hills. Even when we had to climb 214 stairs, it was all worth it when we saw what was in store for us. A scenic view of the mountain was simply an awe. And while we were there, we walked to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park to challenge ourselves with various extreme games made available there. Then we headed to the Loboc River Cruise to experience having lunch on a moving boat crossing the Loboc River. It was definitely an experience you will never forget! Finally, we went back to our residence in the Bohol Beach Club and took a breather at the picturesque beach. Obviously our night wouldn’t have been complete without our Halal food for the night, so we headed to South Palm Resort Panglao, located beside Bohol Beach Club to enjoy another range of mouthwatering dinner.   Day Four Today, we proceeded on with our next tour to another location: Cebu! It took us two hours to arrive using the Oceanjet boat. The second we arrived in Cebu, we immediately headed to the Persian Kebab Tandoori Restaurant to enjoy our lunch. Interesting enough, this particular Halal restaurant actually serves Malaysian food, such as the Chicken Fried Rice! After lunch, we made a move to the Alkhairiah Mosque to perform our prayers. Once done, we were heading to Profood Cebu’s Mango Factory Tour. While we were there, we managed to learn and see for ourselves how the famous dried mangoes of Philippines were processed. Our accomodation for the night was Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan. We were fascinated with the beautiful and coziness decor of our living area as each of us were given a whole villa equipped with a private swimming pool. And lucky for Muslims, they do not forget the most essential items needed for us as the Al-Quran, Qiblah pointer and sajadah was provided for us. Our appetizing Halal dinner was served while we bask in the panoramic view of dawn. It was simply spectacular.   Day Five Unfortunately, this is the last day for us in the Philippines. As we had just finished our breakfast, we were given the chance to tour around the resort where we visited their 5-star spa. Before heading off to the Cebu Airport, we first feasted on lunch, and then transited in Manila before heading off to our respective countries. Unfortunately, our flight to Manila was delayed for two hours. We were scheduled to have dinner at Marriot Hotel Manila before heading home, but sadly it didn’t go according to plan. But thankfully, our hotel took the initiative to pack our foods and we managed to devour them at the Manila airport together, while sitting down on the floor, as though we were having our very own picnic! We were happy enough for our stomaches that we were ready to head home. But I guess, lighting does strike twice, as our flight from Manila to Malaysia was delayed for two hours... Again! But we tried to look at things on the positive side, as the experience we had earned for the past 5 days in the Philippines was priceless; and that made us smile throughout the whole way. Thank you Halaltrip and Tourism Philippines for giving us this once in a lifetime opportunity. Before ending my story, I’d like to list down five captivating things about the Philippines:   1. Friendly Locals They are really friendly and gives the best service to the tourists who visit their country. Although we were constantly mistaken for locals, the hospitality that we’ve received has been extremely great. 2. No Language Barrier Don’t worry about having language barrier in communicating with the locals. Almost everyone that we meet in the country can speak fluent English, making it easy for tourists to communicate. 3. Dried Mango The business of dried mangoes in the Philippines is well-known worldwide and should not be underestimated as it is also made Halal for Muslims. If opportunity arises, do take the time to visit its factory in Cebu. Could you imagine, the dried mangoes I bought as souveniers were finished in less than a day! People were giving feedbacks on how tasty Philippine Dried Mangoes are. 4. Breathtaking Beaches Words couldn’t express how beautiful the beaches are in the Philippines. Though we only managed to spend time at Bohol Beach Club, Panglao, there is no doubt that other islands in the Philippines such as Davao, Palawan and Boracay isn’t that far off when it comes to its beauty. 5. Halal Food If there are some of you that are worried and sceptical about the Halal status in food served in Philippines due to its high population of Christianity, fret not. We had no trouble at all getting Halal food for the whole five days we were there. To make your trips easier, just download the HalalTrip App in your smartphones. Not only do they provide information on which places serve Halal food, it also provides various facilities for Muslims who are travelling abroad.   Click here to follow Faiz's timeline on HalalTrip   ...

  • Mega Shares Her Amazing Muslim-Friendly Travel Experience in the Philippines!

    So it was actually my 2nd time to go to Philippines, but it was my first time to Cebu & Bohol. I had only gone to Manila & Boracay but my friend told that me that Cebu was also beautiful. When I received the email from HalalTrip, I directly accepted the offer! Because Cebu was also on my wishlist if I were to go back to Philippines! Yaynesssss! And also, it was so interesting to have a real 'Halal' trip and we could share all things Halal we could find in Philippines. So the trip happened on May 30th - June 3rd, our first stop was Manila. I arrived in Manila in the morning and directly went to the Dusit Thani Hotel in the Makati district - just 10 steps away from malls. SM Makati, Greenbelt and two other malls. I barely knew that the hotel had such a 'Halal' certificate; our hotel got a Crescentrating of 5 - which meant that the hotel would be able to provide information about prayer times, nearest mosque and prayer directions. They also had a Halal certified restaurant & kitchen. At noon, we just went to touristic places in Manila and had a little stop at the malls near the hotel. Our schedule was pretty full, 'cause we went to 3 cities in only 5 days. So on the 2nd day we went to Bohol by plane. It was a 1.5 hour flight from Manila, but something bad happened when we just arrived in Bohol - 2 of our friends lost their luggage! So they needed to wait until the next day for their luggage. Thankfully when we arrived in Bohol, we didn't have any schedule - we just went to the hotel and had dinner together. We stayed in a resort called Bohol Beach Club - it is a beautiful resort with beachfront view. The beach is really relaxing - we can just lay down in the hammock in front of the beach and enjoy the sunset. Best! The next day, we went to some touristic yet famous places in Bohol, the first one is the famous Chocolate Hills. But to see the beautiful Chocolate Hills, we had to take the 214 stairs. It was pretty tiring 'cause we went there around 11.30 am and the sun right above us! After that we went to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park and some of us tried the bike zip - where we have to paddle a bike in a rope, between 2 hills. The length was about 600 metres and the height was 150 feet above the ground. Another great experience!! Even we were so nervous at first! We had our late lunch at Loboc River. The river was just so beautiful; the colour was light green and it was sooo clean. We had our own boat and we just went around the river. The next day, we went to Cebu by ferry. Yayyyy!! It took only 1 hour from Bohol to Cebu. We arrived and had lunch first and directly went to the Profood Factory, who made the famous brand of dried mangoes. Afterwards we went to one of the mosques in Cebu. In the afternoon we went to our resort called Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan. MY FAVORITE ONEEE!! Ahhh that was why my friend told me Cebu was beautiful. Hihi, we got our own private pool at the villas. The resort also a beachfront view resort. We had dinner right by the beach. The resort also had Halal certification. They provided the Quran, praying mat, and praying direction in our room. Of course the food was Halal too. We had dinner and lunch at the hotel and everything was just soooo goooddd :) Too bad we only had 1 night in Cebu. But everything was worth it! Thank you so much HalalTrip & Tourism Philippines for providing us the best!  Click here to follow Mega's timeline on HalalTrip ...

  • Day 4 in the Philippines with Faiz - Cebu

    Today is our last day in Bohol. It was really hard to say goodbye to the amazing sandy beaches. Next stop? Cebu! To get there, we took OceanJet. It was a smooth two hours ride as we were seated at the business class area. Upon arriving at Cebu, we had our lunch at Persian Kebab Tandoori Restaurant. The food was good because they served Halal Asian and Arabic cuisine. After that, we made a quick stop at Alkhairiah Mosque for our prayer. Our next stop is Profood Cebu's Mango Factory Tour! It was a very informative tour as we were enlighten about the process of making dried fruits - something that Cebu is known for. After the tour, we headed straight to our hotel at Crimson Hotel and Spa Mactan. We were very amazed by the room or should I say the villa provided to us. The whole unit was very spacious. It even had a private swimming pool! At 6.00 pm, we gathered at Azure, one of the resort's restaurants. The General Manager of Crimson Hotel Resort and Spa, Mr Kristofer Qudros even took his time to have dinner with us. Such a friendly and accommodating person! After dinner, we decided to hit the sack pretty early as we were already tired. It is very sad to think that tomorrow is our last day in the Philippines. :(   Click on my timeline for more updates from my journey   ...

  • 10 Reasons Why It's More Fun in the Philippines

      While traveling is a fun and an incredible experience in general, sometimes you come across a destination that manages to capture your heart and soul, and before you know it, you’ve visited it 5 times in a row. To us, without hesitation, that destination happens to be the picture-perfect Philippines. A destination unlike any other that we’ve been to, the Philippines gave us more than just an exciting holiday; it helped us create memories that will never be forgotten. And that is why we decided to list out why it really and truly is more fun in the Philippines, just in case you’re in need of some travel inspiration! . The Food   While Filipino food is not as well-known around the world, as we think it should be, there is no way a trip to the Philippines is complete without sampling the wide array of street food available. Filipinos absolutely love food, and we guarantee that once you sink your teeth into a couple of their delicious dishes, you are sure to leave the country with a couple of inches added to your waist.   Starting off with dessert, ‘cause who doesn’t like a sweet treat? Am I right? The oh-so-delicious Halo-halo is a combination of shaved ice and evaporated milk and a variety of add-ons like jelly, fruits and beans. Even if you’re not much of a foodie, this dessert is a must-try. Other foods you cannot leave the Philippines without trying, include; Adobo, Sinigang, Pancit, Kare-kare and Taho. While pork is widely used In Filipino cuisine, Muslims are sure to also find Halal or completely vegetarian street food. . The Fruits     The fruits in the Philippines are so spectacular that we just had to give it a separate place on this list. Fresh, sweet, delicious and cheap, fruits can be found throughout the country. From juicy mangoes, sweet papayas and creamy avocados to refreshing watermelons, spiky pineapples and stinky but mouth-watering durians, the Philippines has it all! . The Beaches   If there is one thing that the Philippines is known for, it’s for the stunning beaches, known to be some of the best and most beautiful, in the world. With thousands of beaches featuring crystal-clear water and pristine white sand, to choose from, you’re really spoilt for choice.   Known to be the finest beach in the world, the White Beach in Boracay is an absolute must-see. Other dream-like beaches can be found in, El Nido, Puerto Galera, Panglao Island, Caramoan, Samal Island, Siargao Island, Bantayan Island, Palaui Island, Coron Island, Pagudpud and Mactan Island. . The Affordability   If you’re planning on traveling with a tight budget, the Philippines is a great destination for that. From transport to food to accommodation and leisure activities, everything is quite affordable, especially if you are coming from a developed country with higher currency exchange values. . The People   In our opinion, the attitude of people and their hospitality always make or break a visit to a country. Filipinos are probably the nicest and most considerate people you will meet on your travels to anywhere in the world. Incredibly hospitable and always ready with the smile, the people of the Philippines will make you feel right at home in no time, without invading your space. . The Shopping   All you shopaholics out there planning on visiting the Philippines will be pleased to know that shopping is a Filipino’s favorite pastime. Home to some of the biggest malls in the world, such as SM City North EDSA and the SM Mall of Asia, that feature a wide array of stores from across the globe, as well as numerous markets, the shopping scene in the Philippines won’t disappoint. . The Nature & Wildlife If you are a nature lover, the Philippines will leave you breathless. Home to natural surroundings that are unbelievably picturesque, wherever you go in the Philippines, you are sure to come across a natural attraction that will take your breath away; such as the picturesque Chocolate Hills of Bohol, or the renowned Rice Terraces of Banaue.   The Philippines is also known for its incredibly diverse array of flora and fauna. If you are an animal lover, the small and cute Philippine tarsier is a must-see! . The Colorful Transport   When in the Philippines, a ride in a jeepney is an absolute must. The most common means of transportation throughout the Philippines, a ride on a jeepney is not only affordable, but it also offers you an experience like no other. Jeepneys are painted in also sorts of colours and decorated with ornaments, and are just plain fun to ride in! . No Language Barrier   Do you always worry about not being understood well, or not being able to find the things or places you’re looking for when traveling because of the language barrier? A large percentage of the population in the Philippines speak English, so you don’t have to concern yourself about things getting lost in communication. Even those who aren’t well educated manage to communicate in English sufficiently. . The Climate   The weather in the Philippines doesn’t get too hot nor does it get too cold, which means if you’re looking to beat the heat or escape the cold, wherever you are, the Philippines is the perfect place to go. While there is a monsoon season in Philippines, all we can say is, who doesn’t like the rain! If you however don’t want the rain to limit your activity during your holiday, the best time to visit would be between November and May.   Planning a trip to Philippines? We've got you covered with all the information you need on the tropical country here!  ...

  • Cebu Cuisine: Native Dishes & Culinary Delicacies

    One of the things Cebu is so well-known for is its food - whether they are the street snacks or sit-down-and-eats. Due to the large tourist population in Cebu, there is fine demand for their delicacies - something many business owners have profited from over the years. That doesn’t mean it’s all business though, in the Philippines, they take their food very seriously. Here is our guide to the eatables that you have to try, the ones that tickle your taste buds and leave you wanting more. . Dried Mango One of the biggest export products from the Philippines, dried mango is a favourite amongst locals and tourists, with Cebu being the main source. Since it is one of the items you have to take home as a gift, be sure to try some while you’re there, and then stock up on more! . Danggit Warning: this is not for those who have an aversion to seafood! Since Cebu is all about the sun, sand, and beaches, it seems only right to have sun-dried salted fish on this list. Danggit is considered a humble man’s breakfast - when combined with rice, eggs, pickled unripe papaya, and a vinegar and chilli dip on the side - and it really is a taste of living like a Cebuano. It tastes best fresh out of the frying pan, so be careful when picking the venue of your first taste of danggit! . Rosquillos A snack native to Cebu, going back hundreds of years, the rosquillos was created by Margarita “Titay” T. Frasco, who later founded the company Titay's Liloan Rosquillos and Delicacies Inc. Her descendants still run the company - which now produces more native snacks – distributing to local supermarkets. A simple cookie made from flour, eggs, shortening, sugar and baking powder, with no preservatives and artificial colouring, Titay’s still holds its place in people’s hearts due to the unique flavour and taste, even though there are other brands that produce the same. . Bibingka Bibingka is the Filipino version of a rice cake, although that wouldn’t be your first guess if you saw it. Looking more like buns or bread and nothing like cake, bibingka is made using rice flour and coconut milk. It is widely available as street food, but the best bibingka is found in Madaue City as they use hand ground rice instead of commercial rice flour. Slightly sweet and sticky, there is nothing better than a fresh hot bibingka on a cold day! . Su-Tu-Kil Su-Tu-Kil is the ultimate seafood experience, also known by the acronym STK. It refers to different ways of cooking fresh seafood - Sugba (Grill), Tuwa (Soup), and Kilaw (Raw). There is a variety of seafood available, from lobsters, shrimps, crabs and scallops, but the most popular is parrotfish. Satisfy your Su-Tu-Kil cravings in Mactan or Cebu City. . Fresh Lumpia The Filipino twist to spring rolls, this is a great way to get kids to eat their veggies. A soft non-fried wrapper stuffed with an assortment of vegetables, with sweet peanut sauce poured over makes for a gastronomic delight. . Mango Pizza Yes, you saw that right - Mango Pizza! If you thought Hawaiian was stretching it with the pineapples, a mango pizza is sure to get your curiosity piqued. Mango, cheese, cashew nuts and bell peppers are what makes this unique dish, and even if it doesn’t sound appealing, it is surprisingly good. Fairly new to Cebu - it’s more famous in Guimaras - it is still a must-try while you are there!   ....



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