Cebu only has one commercial airport that offers both domestic and international flights. Everyone who takes a plane straight to Cebu will first land on Mactan city, where the airport is located. International travellers who take a direct flight to Cebu can only arrive through the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The airport was opened in mid-1960s and has since catered to a number of domestic and international airlines. On average, MCIA can accommodate around 4.5 million passengers every year.
Upon your arrival, take note of these steps:
From MCIA, if you did not pay for any shuttle pick-up service, you have the option to ride a yellow metred taxi, a regular white taxi or a mini bus called MyBus (operated by SM, the country’s biggest operator of malls). Be warned, however, that yellow metred taxis are a lot more expensive than regular white taxis. White taxis are cheaper (PHP 40 base fare) but you may need to ask the guards or the 0Information Center where you can hail one. The airport has strict parking rules so you may have to walk some ways off to catch a white taxi to your preferred location. MyBus is only 25 pesos but you will be taken to a fixed destination: SM City Cebu. From SM Cebu, you can take taxis or jeepneys to anywhere.
Metered taxis can get you anywhere in Cebu. White taxis will usually cost between PHP 200 to PHP 300 from Mactan to downtown Cebu, where most budget hotels or pension houses are located. Cebu Taoist Temple is in Beverly Hills, a mountain subdivision. Its nearest landmarks are the Capitol building in Escario Street and JY Square in Gorordo Avenue, Lahug. You may want to find a hotel or guesthouse along these areas.
From Capitol or Escario, you can ride a motorcycle that will take you straight to Taoist temple. Prices will differ depending on how well you negotiated with the driver. Locals usually pay PHP 30, so you can haggle between PHP 30 and PHP 50 particularly if you are not the only one travelling to the temple.