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“Island hopping near Lapu Lapu, Cebu”
Review of Gaisano Mactan

Gaisano Mactan
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Lapu Lapu
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed at Movenpick in Lapu Lapu which offered mediocre services in general. We were looking at some nice island hopping nearby and found this guy, Raul Barrientos, who hangs outside the hotel. He sold us a nice island hopping day for PHP 3,500 for two which included the boat ride, snorkeling equipment and drinks (soft and beers).

We visited three islands, did some snorkeling and spent a great day. The third island was actually where we stopped for lunch. We chose fresh catches of the day: squid, prawns and clams and got them grilled for PHP 1,500.

I want to pinpoint the fact that when you're a couple (i.e. only two) you do get charged around PHP 5,000 per head for the same trip, which is outrageously expensive.

However, by looking a little outside the beaten tracks one can find reasonable prices outside. I am more than happy to recommend this guy and you can call him on [--]. He hangs around Movenpick and Shangri La. He also have a bunch of other water activities we did not try but appear to be at a lower price than those proposed by the hotels.

Have fun!

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Reviewed 28 June 2011

The Gaisano Mall in Mactan is not so big compare to the Gaisano in Basak, but the prices are very affordable. Quality is ok as long as you really know how to pick what stuff to buy. It is also near to some hotels like Ace Pension House and Bellavista Hotel. Public transportation is great, you don't need to ride a taxi unless you want to.

The thing I don't like is the cashiers, they are slow compare if you shop in SM Cebu. Thing I like is that there is always a midnight sale at least 50 percent off every month or two and some special occassions.

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Reviewed 25 January 2011

Quite old but functional inside, this is far from the largest or the best mall in Philipines.

Nonetheless I had a pleasant meal at a fast food place. It met my needs.

1  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 26 December 2010

This listing is for the Gaisano in Pajo.. Since then, they is another new Gaisano Grand Mall in Basak.. Both are very good for shopping and finding most anything you would need. Laid out good and easy to find most all things... Lot of small shops and food places. You can find almost anything here the same as you can in the City... I like the meats in the new Grand Mall.. Prices are not bad.. You might pay just a little more than in the City. The main thing i love about it, its easy access and you do not have to fight the traffic all the way to the City..

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Reviewed 5 January 2018
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