Cheap flights to Cebu’s Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), Philippines
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) is the second busiest international airport in the Philippines. It is located in Lapu-Lapu City on Cebu’s Mactan Island, and serves both international and domestic flights. From having only one terminal, the airport opened a new terminal in July 2018. Terminal 1 is mainly for domestic flights and some international flights, while the new Terminal 2 handles all international flights.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport aims at providing high passenger satisfaction through its various services and facilities. The airport has restaurants, cafes, pasalubong (souvenir) outlets, and a duty-free store. Passengers can also connect to free public WiFi and plug their devices on charging stations.
Most hotels in Mactan area provide shuttle services to and from the airport. But if you are heading to the heart of Cebu City, you can opt to take a bus, taxi, or jeepney. There is an airport bus called MyBus which will take you to SM City Cebu for PHP25 (RM2). If you wish to arrive in the city sooner, you can also take a taxi. Flag down rates are PHP40 (RM3) for metered taxis, and PHP70 (RM5.5) for yellow airport taxis. The final taxi fare could vary depending on the distance covered. There is also a jeepney or multicab for PHP7 (RM0.5) which will only take you to Marina Mall. You need to transfer to several jeepneys to reach your destination in Cebu City. For easier transport options, check out Skyscanner airport transfers.
Airlines that fly to Cebu’s Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Travelling to Cebu
Best time to visit Cebu
The island of Cebu in the Philippines enjoys a tropical climate with dry and rainy seasons. The best time to book your Cebu flights is between March and May, when it is sunny and bright. While it is great to spend your tropical getaways during this period, it is also the peak summer season so it might a bit difficult so snag cheap flights to Cebu.
December and January are also considered a peak season in tourism because of the holidays and the Sinulog Festival, which is celebrated by the locals every third Sunday of January. If you intend to join the festivities, your accommodations and air tickets to Cebu should be booked a few months ahead.
Things to do in Cebu
Cebu is a paradise with so many things to offer, from scenic spots to well-preserved historic gems, and sumptuous food.
For outdoor enthusiasts, head down south and trek Osmeña peak or chase some waterfalls like Kawasan Falls and Aguinid Falls. For a more adrenaline-pumping activity, do canyoneering in Badian. Those who prefer a more relaxed holiday should go up north to Bantayan Island or Malapascua Island, both are top beach destinations.
Hate the long road trip? Mactan Island itself, where the airport is located, is also dotted with beach resorts offering local experiences like scuba diving and snorkelling. DIY walking tours are also encouraged in the city. Must-visit historic spots are Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, and Fort San Pedro.
A trip to Cebu should be sealed with a local food crawl. Lechon (roasted pig) is a must-try! Delicacies to buy as food souvenirs are dried mangoes, otap (an oval-shaped crunchy pastry), and torta (a local pound cake).
Cebu travel budget
Philippine Peso (PHP) is the currency of Cebu, Philippines. As of 30 April 2019, RM1 = PHP13. The living cost in Cebu is not that high. In fact, with just PHP150 (RM12), you can get a decent meal in local eateries or fast food restaurants. The average cost of accommodation would be PHP3,000 (RM78) per night. That is already a hotel with basic amenities. To compare hotel prices, check out the list of hotels in Cebu.
Cebu, Philippines visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders do not need to apply for a visa to enter Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is visa-free for Malaysians for up to 30 days. A passport with at least six months validity, and return air tickets to Cebu must be presented at the immigration counter upon arrival.
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Information is accurate as of 30 April 2019.
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