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Safety at Mactan Airport

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Safety at Mactan Airport

Our flight will arrive at 11:50 pm in Cebu and we are planning to stay at the airport for the night because we will go to the pier early in the morning to catch the 1st trip for Tagbilaran City. Is it safe to stay at the airport or do we need to stay in the hotel. My concern is I don't want to travel at night and it's almost midnight in Cebu. I feel like it's safer to stay at the airport than looking for a hotel in the middle of the night. Am I correct?

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11. Re: Safety at Mactan Airport

Dannys detail are here along with other driver recommendations which may be useful for your travels:


His rates are reasonable and last time he charged me 300 Php from airport to the city.


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12. Re: Safety at Mactan Airport

Do they have a website? Any contact number? Thank you.


Here is the website for Danny Noy


However, i doubt he will be working at midnight.

My suggestion is to just catch a yellow airport taxi.

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13. Re: Safety at Mactan Airport

Yeah don't worry much about it. I'm here in Cebu now and the taxi drivers have been great. 11.30 is really not late yet here in Cebu.

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14. Re: Safety at Mactan Airport

I've been all over Cebu, day and night, and take cabs almost everywhere. Some drivers were friendly, some a little surly, but I've never had a bit of trouble. Sometimes during the day, they may take an odd route to avoid a traffic jam. That can be a little nerve wracking, but it seems to work out.

I've always had friends meet me at the airport, but I would not hesitate a second if they couldn't make it. Catch a cab.

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15. Re: Safety at Mactan Airport

taxis enterng/leaving airports are monitored. each passenger is given a piece of paper with the taxi details and a number to call for your complaints. i strongly suggest the victimized passenger to call the number. each report will be given to mactan security to investigate. if the taxi is.found guilty, that taxi wil be banned from the airport. that number is also useful if in case a passenger left behind a property, like mobile phones, laptops, bags. cebu's airport security is much better than in manila. that is why cebu's white taxis are accomodated in cebu airport, while there are warning signs against white taxis in manila airports.

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