Mactan Island Tourist Traps

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  • DONT GET CONNED BY HOTEL WAITERS

    by zafeinix Written Jul 20, 2009

    At almost every beach resort they allow tourists inside resort to use the beach and facilities for around 300 - 600 pesos. Included in the entry fee is a lunch or dinner buffet and 1 complimentry drink. When you give your food and beverage ticket to the waiter they will inform you that your ticket only entitles you to 100 peso credit on buffet. They will then tell you that you have to pay the remaining balance to them normally 300- 500 pesos to eat. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY AS THIS IS A CON FOR THEM TO RIP YOU OFF. Simply tell the waiter that you wish to speak to the manager. They will go away for a few moments (not go to get the manager) then return to tell you that they have made a mistake and your ticket is enough to have lunch. If the waiter insists that you must pay extra, simply go to the resort office and inform them the waiter is asking for money for lunch, which is supposed to be included in entry fee. No resort in mactan island charges extra for lunch, and these waiters make alot of money ( up to 5000 pesos a day) off unsuspecting tourists whom wish not to make a fuss and simply pay the extra.

    Unique Suggestions: If the waiter insists that you must pay extra, simply go to the resort office and inform them the waiter is asking for money for lunch, which is supposed to be included in entry fee. No resort in mactan island charges extra for lunch, and these waiters make alot of money ( up to 5000 pesos a day) off unsuspecting tourists whom wish not to make a fuss and simply pay the extra.

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    • Food and Dining

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  • ONLY and ONLY look/request for metered taxi

    by macauchick Written Nov 25, 2008

    once the taxi driver starts asking for a fixed price instead of using the meter, get off the taxi right away! those drivers always always overcharge tourists who believe in them. and when they offer anything like island hopping and being over-friendly, get off the taxi.

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