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Cordova

Explore a mangrove swamp, go snorkeling in crystal-clear water and unwind in the comfort of beachfront hotels at this town on Mactan Island.

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.

Top hotels in Cordova

Solea Mactan Resort
Solea Mactan Resort
3.5 out of 5
Alegria Barangay Road, Mactan Island, Cordova, Cebu
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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 ...

3.8/5Good! (170 reviews)

"Lots of pools to swim with. Kids have enjoyed it well! Lovely food and service too."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Solea Mactan Resort
Solea Seaview Resort
Solea Seaview Resort
3 out of 5
Victor Wahing Street, Barangay Alegria, Cordova, Cebu
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Located in Cordova, this family-friendly resort is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Outlets at Pueblo Verde and Gaisano ...

3.7/5Good! (113 reviews)

"Lousy check in system at front office, Waited for 1&1/2 hours to check in. Amenities great for the family w very comfortable rooms. Breakfast is okay. No directional signs for exit to main road, need to pass very small roads."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Solea Seaview Resort
Cordova Home Village
Cordova Home Village
2 out of 5
Sitio Datag, Cordova, Cebu
The price is RM131 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Cordova, this resort is within 6 miles (10 km) of Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, Mactan Doctors' Hospital and Our Lady of the Rule Church. The Outlets ...

3.6/5Good! (77 reviews)

"Had a very enjoyable one night stay here. The owners were kind and hospitable and"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Cordova Home Village
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Vacation Rentals in Cordova

Cozy Furnished Rooms at Horizons 101
Cozy Furnished Rooms at Horizons 101
2.5 out of 5
74 General Maxilom Avenue 33J Horizons, Cebu, VISAYAS

Located in the heart of Cebu, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Mango Square and Fuente Osmena Circle. Cebu Doctor's University Hospital and Cebu Business ...

4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)

"The check/in and handover of the unit was very fast and efficient. Even the checking out was simple and good."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Cozy Furnished Rooms at Horizons 101
Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is RM169 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Punta Engaño, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Magellan Shrine and within 9 miles (15 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Gaisano ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (86 reviews)

"A ounce in a lifetime 180* degree view of Cebu City! especially at night. Very nice balcony to stand and feel the night breeze. Limited room service food was surprisingly very tasty. Didn’t use the pool, but looks well kept. We want to bring the kids here for the experience. Oh, and great Owner/ ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Citadines Cebu City
Citadines Cebu City
4 out of 5
Baseline Center Juana Osmena Street, Cebu
The price is RM269 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Cebu, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Patrick’s Square and Mango Square. Fuente Osmena Circle and Cebu Doctor's University Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"great place to stay at. Always enjoy citadines when i travel."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Citadines Cebu City
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