Cordova

Cordova is a small tourist destination blessed with incredible natural beauty and exciting watersports. The town sits on the southeast coast of Mactan Island surrounded by beautiful beaches, mangrove forests and wetlands. Cordova is also just a short drive from the historic and entertainment attractions of Cebu City.

When visiting this paradise getaway, stay at one of the many family-friendly and waterfront beach resorts. Enjoy the comforts of upscale hotels with amenities such as bars, restaurants, spas and seawater pools. Arrange island-hopping, scuba-diving and snorkeling excursions to pristine Filipino islands, including Bantayan Island and Malapascua Island.

Dedicate some time to appreciate the 247 acres (100 hectares) of untouched mangrove forest that drapes over much of the town. The Day-as Boardwalk and Marine Park is a great place to get up-close views of this. Watch fishermen bring in their catch on traditional outrigger boats at Cordova Pier.

Cordova also incorporates the Gilutongan Marine Sanctuary and Nalusuan Marine Sanctuary, both situated on Olonga Reef. Marvel at perfectly preserved coral reef and spot multicolored marine life while snorkeling in the sanctuaries’ tranquil waters.

Another interesting place to visit is the Gaisano Grand Mall of Mactan, which has a variety of retail outlets and fast-food restaurants. Dine on plates of fresh seafood at a floating restaurant and browse the food stalls at Takan Public Market Park. Go to Magellan’s Marker and Lapu-Lapu Monument in nearby Lapu-Lapu City. These landmarks commemorate Lapu-Lapu, the 16th-century ruler of Mactan Island, and the death of Portuguese explore Ferdinand Magellan.

Cordova is about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south from Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the main transport hub for Cebu Island. Public buses travel between the town and airport and most resorts provide a shuttle service.

Extend your Cordova vacation and visit Cebu City, the capital of Cebu Island. Here you can learn about the island’s Spanish colonial history at the Minor Basilica of the Holy Child (Basilica Minore del Santo Niño) and Fort San Pedro. Enjoy sweeping views at Tops Lookout and a thrilling roller coaster and sky walk at the Sky Experience Adventure.

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Top hotels in Cordova

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Solea Mactan Resort
Solea Mactan Resort
3.5 out of 5
Alegria Barangay Road, Mactan Island, Cordova, Cebu
RM408
per night
4 Nov-5 Nov

Located in Cordova, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, Mactan Doctors' Hospital and The Outlets ...

3.9/5Good! (111 reviews)

"The friendly staff especially the house keepinged÷"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct,2019

Solea Mactan Resort
Solea Seaview Resort
Solea Seaview Resort
3 out of 5
Victor Wahing Street, Barangay Alegria, Cordova, Cebu
RM398
per night
28 Oct-29 Oct

Located in Cordova, this family-friendly resort is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Outlets at Pueblo Verde and ...

3.7/5Good! (99 reviews)

"The resort was very nice but the room we stayed in was not so nice. We were charged extra for my child to use the waterpark. We had to pay for none motorise activities and even for using the floaty. Most of the staff are very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul,2019

Solea Seaview Resort
Cordova Reef Village Resort
Cordova Reef Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
Sitio Bantayan, Barangay Poblacion, Cordova, Cebu
RM518
per night
23 Oct-24 Oct

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cordova hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, Mactan Doctors' Hospital and Our Lady of the Rule ...

3.6/5Good! (399 reviews)

"It was very quiet and tranquil. Staff were very kind and helpful. Needs a bit of TLC but that appeared to be happening in some places."…"

Reviewed on 30 May,2019

Cordova Reef Village Resort

Popular things to do in Cordova

Ayala Center
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Ayala Center

4.5/5(22 reviews)

Go to the cinema, peruse upmarket boutiques and wander along the paths of the landscaped gardens in this modern shopping compound.

Cebu IT Park
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Cebu IT Park

4/5(9 reviews)

Sip coffee among the green patches of this business hub, learn about the technology bubble and visit a leisure center.

Heritage of Cebu Monument
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Heritage of Cebu Monument

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Pick out the portrayals of your favorite city sights and historical moments in this mesmerizing mixed-metal public artwork.

Mountain View Nature's Park
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Mountain View Nature's Park

4/5(4 reviews)

Escape the bustle of the city center to enjoy the recreational activities and sweeping views of Cebu Island at this hilltop park. 

Tops Lookout
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Tops Lookout

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Enjoy a sunrise or sunset and capture photos of the city from this fort-like viewpoint on a mountain with food stalls lining its access road.

Cebu Yacht Club
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Cebu Yacht Club

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Enjoy the view of the Cebu skyline and watch ships light up the water at night from this sailing club.