Mandaue is a city in the Philippines, part of Metro Cebu. Mandaue is located just north of Cebu City and. like that city, it is on Cebu Island. Just off the coast opposite Mandaue is Mactan Island with the city of Lapu-Lapu on it.


Mandaue is the least glamorous and least touristed of the three cities that make up Metro Cebu. Cebu City is the main center, with better shopping and a wider range of hotels and restaurants, and Lapu-Lapu has the airport and quite a few high-end resorts. Mandaue is mostly residential and industrial; quite a few people live there and commute to work in Cebu.

On the other hand, Mandaue has well over 300,000 people, so it does have all the services one might expect in a medium-sized city anywhere. There are even a few resorts along its coast.

Get in

The main airport of the region is Mactan-Cebu International Airport (IATA: CEB) in Lapu-Lapu, and the main port is in Cebu City. Mandaue is easily reached by taxi or jeepney from either.



Go next

Mandaue is located between Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu and well connected to both by road; getting to either by taxi or jeepney is easy. Another possibility quite nearby is Olango Island, with birdwatching and diving.

Going beyond those, anywhere on Cebu Island is readily accessible by road; the main bus stations are in Cebu City. For air travel, Mactan-Cebu International Airport is in Lapu Lapu; it has flights anywhere in the Philippines and many international flights. For travel by sea, Metro Cebu is the main hub for the Visayas region and has connections to many cities outside that region; the main port is in Cebu City.

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