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Mactan Island Shopping

Gaisano Capital Mactan


Gaisano Capital Mactan is a four-storey mall with lots of parking space and is the biggest mall in Mactan. The basement is home to a big supermarket (there is a food court right next to it.) For entertainment, check out their three cinemas on the third floor.

  • Location: Not far from the Lapu Lapu City Justice Hall
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Mactan Guitar Factories


Maribago – Buaya Road on Mactan is the main area where guitars are produced. The craftsmanship is so outstanding that the whole area and especially the island are renowned for it.

Many local families have been doing it for generations, using imported and local wood, producing not only handmade acoustic guitars but also banjos, ukuleles and Filipino mandolin-like chordophones called bandurrias. Several factories have small exhibits showing step by step how to make the instrumentals.

  • Location: Along Maribago-Buaya Road and the main road to Mactan-Cebu International Airport
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Marina Mall


Marina Mall is a strip mall by the airport with over 100 specialty shops (with discounted goods and products from Mactan Economic Zone i.e. Timex and Adidas.) It also has a SaveMore Supermarket. The selections of food inside Marina Mall include seafood, Chinese, Korean, European and a patisserie.

  • Location: Near the airport
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Souvenir Shops at the Lapu Lapu Shrine (aka Liberty Shrine)


The park at Punta Engano, home of the Lapu Lapu Shrine, has become the most important landmark on the island with many visitors daily. As a result there are many local souvenir shops selling native trinkets, art and crafts inside the park.

  • Location: At Punta Engano, Lapu Lapu City
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‘Sutokil’ Restaurant at the Lapu Lapu Shrine


Sutokil is a very interesting idea. The concept is actually quite simple. First you go and buy seafood from the stands located near the shrine then bring it to any of the nearby restaurants for them to cook (in any style you prefer). The cost of all this is minimum. Fans of tropical seafood (fish, crabs, prawn, clams and squid, etc) should not miss this opportunity.

  • Location: Lapu Lapu Shrine
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