MandaueMandaue is a city in the Philippines, part of Metro Cebu. Mandaue is located just north of Cebu City and, like that city, it is on Cebu Island. Just off the coast opposite Mandaue is Mactan Island with the city of Lapu-Lapu on it. From Mandaue two bridges lead to Lapu-Lapu and several good (if sometimes jammed) roads go to Cebu.
Mandaue is the least glamorous and least touristed of the three cities that make up the core of Metro Cebu, though it has quite a few resident foreigners because its housing costs are lower.
Cebu City is the main center, with better shopping and a wider range of hotels and restaurants, and Lapu-Lapu has the airport and quite a few high-end resorts and condos. Mandaue is mostly residential and industrial; quite a few people live there and commute to work in Cebu.
On the other hand, Mandaue has over 350,000 people, so it does have all the services one might expect in a medium-sized city anywhere. There are even a few resorts along its coast.
ClimateLike the rest of the Philippines, Mandaue has a tropical climate. It has considerable risk of typhoon, though not as much as some other areas of the country. See Metro_Cebu#Climate for more detail.
Metro Cebu has two major long-distance bus terminals, the north terminal in Mandaue and south terminal in Cebu City.
Cebu North Bus Terminaladdress: SubangdakuThere are 3 bus companies that ride to/from Maya with ferry connection to/from Malapascua: Ceres, Cebu AutoBus and Rough Riders. Also to Hagnaya, San Remigio (Cebu).
Within the town, most people travel by taxi or jeepney.
National Shrine of St Joseph
Rizal-Bonifacio MemorialCity Plaza and library
Mandaue Presidenciaphone: +63 32 230 4500address: PJ Burgos StNeo-Grec style building built in 1947
Sergio Osmeña Bridgelong truss bridge across the Mactan Channel
Marcelo Fernan Bridgelong Cable-stayed bridge across Mactan Channel
Cebu International Convention CenterMedia Center, large Plenary Hall, Exhibition Hall and several Meeting Rooms.
phone: +63 032 346 5341address: H. Cortes Street Brgy. Tipolo
Shopping & supermarkets
phone: +63-32-4227010address: P Gomez Street Corner Ceniza Street
S & R Membership Shoppingphone: +63-32-3443399address: Ouano Avenue MandaueNeed a membership card to do shopping.
phone: +63 906 406 1880address: A S Fortuna StreetThe main Bureau of Immigration office is here. It can take up to 6 hours to get a visa extension at this office, though; it is much better to use the immigration office in Mactan. There is a SM Hypermarket and many fast food outlets.
Pan de Manilaaddress: Plaridel StreetBakery.
address: A. S. Fortuna St
P M G Pension Housephone: +63-32-446-0979address: Jose L Briones AvenueHas rooms by the month.
Pe're Aristo Guest Housephone: +63-32-236-0875address: Block 1 Lot 23 Sanjose village, Umapad BarangayFan room with shared bathroom. Free Wi-Fi.
phone: +63 32 344 1322address: A.S. Fortuna Street, BakilidAll rooms equipped with air-conditioner, LCD cable TV, IDD/NDD telephone, and mini-bar. Some of its facilities are restaurant and cafe, spa and massage services, airport transfer, and high-speed Internet access.
Going beyond those, anywhere on Cebu Island is readily accessible by road, and there are many buses. Metro Cebu has two main long distance bus terminals; the north terminal is in Mandaue and the south terminal in Cebu City.
For other modes of travel, Metro Cebu is the main hub for the Visayas region and has connections to many cities outside that region. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is in Lapu-Lapu. For travel by sea, the main port is in Cebu City.