7 New Pursuits in The Mactan Newtown

The Mactan Newtown is Megaworld’s premiere township in Mactan Island. This 30-hectare  mega-community is a mix-used development that fuses together innovative office sites, posh commercial strips, world-class hotels, and a prime academic institution in one debut oceanside spot.


Not just that, The Mactan Newtown brings a myriad of exciting adventures, fun activities and opportunities all year long.

So what’s in store for us in The Mactan Newtown?

1.) Fun-filled Beachfront


Gone with the old, in with The Mactan Newtown beachfront. Formerly known as the Portofino Beach Resort, the 11.5-hectare beachfront property area of The Mactan Newtown, is now open to the public.

Promoting an active lifestyle by the beach, enjoy water activities such as Coastal Rock Cliff (Guided Stand Up Paddling & Kayaking), Sailing, Jet Skiing, Banana Boat Riding and a lot more. Or you can just chillax with your family and friends in its Cabanas or hut cottages while loafing in the white sand shores and marveling at the exquisite views of the Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay.

Open from 6am to 10pm, you can have a summer frolic experience for a day or two for only Php 150 (Monday to Sunday). Exclusive, world-class beach club and more sports facilities that will be featured soon.

2. Free Outdoor Cinema

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Credits to The Mactan Newtown Facebook page

The real estate giant Megaworld introduces the first-ever outdoor movie cinema in Cebu. The Newtown Outdoor Cinema will feature best movies of all time every special occasion, from 5 pm onwards. This is a whole new experience for family and friends to celebrate special bonding together thru outdoor movie night. Admission is free!

Don’t miss the Special Halloween treat “Fright Night”, showing this October 30, 2016.

3. Pokemon Go Spawn Nest

Pokemon Go screenshot courtesy by Em Smith (@emsmithcb)

If you’re looking for a perfect place to catch rare to epic Pokemons, then The Mactan Newtown is the place to go. It has a special spawn area nestled on the secured property itself. The Dolphin Fountain served as a Poké Gym, and is near four Poké Stops namely the Fr. Jules Chevaller Statue, Mactan Brgy. Hall, Sto Nino de Cebu Mactan and Magellan’s Battleship Wood Sculpture. With its pedestrian-friendly area, worry not about your safety while catching ‘em all.

4. Delectable Food Finds


Grab a quick bite at The Mactan Alfresco, the newest dining hub in Mactan that offers a plethora of mouthwatering culinary delights such as Chobi Chobi, Cebu’s Original Lechon Belly, Orange Karenderia, Muvanz Pocherohan and a lot more. Check out the newly-built Lechon Pit and satisfy your Lechon cravings while lively cultural show are performed at its onset. Opens until 10 PM.

Newtown Island Market is also the new gig during weekends featuring fashion lifestyle ideas and wide array of food choices!

5. Relive History

Artist’s impression of the Plaza Magellan

Highlighting Mactan’s rich past, construction of a major landmark, Plaza Magellan, is on-going. It is a three-level Spanish-inspired lifestyle mall that offers retail and commercial hub. The mall will have an iconic entrance plaza facing the famous Lapu Lapu Shrine, where historical Battle of Mactan occurred on April 27, 1521.

It will also feature life-size replica of Spanish Galleon Victoria (the first vessel that circumnavigated the globe used by Ferdinand Magellan and his men) and a museum which will be dedicated to the life and expeditions of Magellan.

6. Infinity Pool


Horizon Edge Pool boasts a stunning view of Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay. It is just one of  the amenities that awaits unit owners of 8 Newtown Boulevard.

READ ALSO: 25 Exquisite Infinity Pools in Cebu

Swimming with your loved ones while watching the sun set is all you need to do right now. No wonder it looks like a blue stress ball from up above.

7. Job & Knowledge Opportunities


Boasting massive and rapid-growth real estate developments in Lapu-lapu City (e.g., upscale condominiums, five to ten more office towers by 2021, five business and leisure hotels and a bustling cyberpark), The Mactan Newtown can generate around 50,000 full‐time direct jobs.

Soon, The Newtown School of Excellence will rise in the area, headed by the Lasallian Schools Supervision Office. It will give ample opportunity to a lot of individuals to acquire quality education in a reputable learning institution.

With a lot of exciting expansions in The Mactan Newtown, it will continue to effectively exhibit the Live-Work-Play-Learn by the beach principle. And it’s beautiful.

How To Get There:

From Parkmall Mandaue, take a jeepney bound for Soong or Maribago, Php 10 fare for 30 minutes ride. The Mactan Newtown is located 15 minutes away from Mactan Cebu International Airport.

For the latest news and offerings, visit their website at http://themactannewtown.com.ph/  or http://mactannewtowncondos.com/

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