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Idyllic island getaway in thriving Mactan

Of the thousands of islands that the Philippines has, Cebu is one that has never lost its charm.

The province has been a favorite destination among local and international travelers. From its famed culinary delights to homegrown world-class talents, it seems that the island of Cebu is teeming with stuff a good life is made of.

Visit Cebu and prepare to be awed as the island paradise offers a mouth-watering deluge of gastronomic treats— from its dried danggit, the much celebrated Cebu roast pig or lechon with its crunchy golden red skin and juicy, flavorful meat, to the different savory delicacies that include binignit, dried mangoes, peanut browas, masareal and otap.

Satisfy not only cravings but your thirst for local culture as well. Bring home a piece of Filipino ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship with locally made handicrafts, as Cebu is rife with such talents including internationally renowned names such as the likes of industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue.

Soak in Cebu’s rich cultural heritage dating back to the 15th century by touring historical sites including Casa Gorordo, Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House, Fort San Pedro, and Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. And if you’re timing is right, you can do so while celebrating—the Cebuano way—some of the most colorful and most epic fiestas like the Sinulog, a cultural and religious festival that draws a 2-million strong crowd yearly.

And for that much needed respite from the stresses of the daily urban grind, one can bask in the calm, pristine beaches of Mactan with its clear blue waters teeming with rich marine life. The shores of Barangays Maribago, Marigondon and Punta Engano beckon every weary traveler seeking to enjoy a laidback lifestyle, and wanting to have a piece of this unsullied paradise.

The good news is that getting to Mactan from practically anywhere in the world is made more convenient with the recent opening of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2, a modern, resort themed airport that has added six new airlines, and which will be able to accommodate some 12.5 million passengers. Apart from improving aviation infrastructure in the province, the MCIA Terminal 2 is also a showcase of stunning Filipino artistry as it features elements of the Philippine landscape in its look.

Cebuanos and tourists en route to Mactan will likewise benefit from other planned infrastructure improvements in the province including the Cebu- Cordova Expressway Link; Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT); and Cebu-Negros bridge.

It is thus an exciting time to be in thriving Mactan, where one can settle back and take that much needed breather right in the comfort of your idyllic beach sanctuary, but without being too far from modern conveniences.

Now, one can enjoy what Mactan has to offer even more with Rockwell’s residential-resort development, as the upscale property developer brings its signature premium lifestyle to the shores of Punta Engano. Here, one can revel being closer to nature, think Rockwell brand of service paired with beach-front living.

True to its promise, Rockwell continues to provide that premium lifestyle by creating new services and experiences for the discerning few. Rockwell in Mactan is poised to bring exclusive, quality living to Cebuanos and those who wish to be part of this island paradise.