Karancho beach resort in Mactan

The Karancho beach resort in Maribago in Mactan is private and affordable and can be a jump-off point to any of the smaller islets that ring the island city of Lapu-Lapu and municipality of Cordova. Entrance fee to Karancho is only 20 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for kids. Cottages cost from 500 pesos (about $10) to 1,500 pesos. The resort is located beside the Cebu White Sands in Maribago. What's great about the resort is that it isn't as crowded compared to more popular beach destinations like Tambuli or Hadsan. Karancho beach resortSince there is no restaurant inside the resort, beach goers must bring their own food and drinks. Karancho has several grills offered for use to customers who may want to do the grilling inside the resort. (Click on photos to view larger image) Those who want to go island hopping to any of the sattelite islets off Cordova, including Gilutungan, Lava, Tongo, and Nalusuan, or Lapu-Lapu City islands Olango, Pangan-an, Caohagan, and two Caubian islets can rent any of several outrigger boats parked some distance away from the resort's shore. A tour to any one of nearby islets using the outrigger boats costs 1,500 pesos (about $30), a tour to two islets costs 2,500 pesos, and a tour to three islets costs 3,000 pesos. The prices are for a tour group of 10 to 15 people. The outrigger boats, however, can carry 30 passengers. Karancho beach resortThere are also smaller boats in Karancho for anyone who want to take a ride to a man-made island nearby. The small boats can carry only four passengers and can be rented at 150 pesos (about $3) each. Mactan is made up of the city of Lapu-Lapu, which occupies four-fifths of the entire island, and the town of Cordova, which used to be a barangay of Lapu-Lapu. The village of Maribago, where most of the white sand beach resorts are located, is part of Lapu-Lapu City. To get there A taxi from Cebu City to Karancho costs around 200 pesos. Cottages at Karancho beach resort Another way is to take the van-for-hire in the SM and Ayala terminals to Lapu-Lapu--fare is 25 per person--and disembark at the city center. From the city center, take a tricycle to Maribago (cost of the tricycle ride if there are no other passengers is from 50 to 60 pesos). Another option is to take the jeepney to Maribago (just look for the jeepney with the signboard Maribago) from the city center. Jeepney fare is at 10 pesos per person. For inquiries, call the resort at (63-32) 495-2455, 340-9708, 340-8072 or send e-mail to [email protected]
  • Please give me the contact numbers of Karancho Resort and Portofino Beach Resort. Both are located in Mactan.

    Thank you.

  • Cleariannee Ramos

    Can I ask for the contact number of Karancho beach Resort? It is located in MActan.


  • ne’

    please give me the contact no for we are planning to have our party at karancho on dec.8. thanks.

  • can you pls. give me the contact number of karancho. do you accept overnight stay?

  • Lorvina Abellanosa

    Please give me the contact number of Karacho coz my friend will be planning to book in your resort. thanks.

  • Xtian

    hello does ur resort hav phone number?!

  • Cebu Network

    Hi guys,
    We don’t own Karancho 🙂 We just wrote about it. We have been trying to get their numbers but haven’t found a listing. When we do get a chance, we’ll drive to Karancho and ask them for numbers.

  • dario

    hahay! ang number unta!

  • Cebu Network

    hi dario,

    sorry for the late reply. the number of karancho beach resort and dive shop is (63-32) 495-2455. you may also call the owner’s residence at (63-32) 340-9708 or 340-8072 or send e-mail to [email protected].

  • Ken

    Please update your site. Entrance fee is already Php100 for adult, fyi. Still the phone numbers seen on this site is non-working.

  • Janette Marinay

    we just want to sa hat we were disguted about the services we got from Karancho when we went there for a summer treat in celebrtion of my cousins birthday. we were supposed to stay there for two nyts but for the insufficient supply of the most important thing , which is WATER! -we had to leave the place immediately. It was really so disgusting that we cant even use the CR nor clean the dishes because we ddint have enough water for all those stuffs. So…
    we left the place , we had the celabration wasted , the fun was spoiled, and we all say… we wont be coming back to that place again. ..
    hope karancho will get better services soon.

  • mercidyl thurfjell

    Does carancho hire out cottages with own shower & toilet facilities & if so how much does it cost for a day (daytime use)? I plan to host my b-day celebration in a beach & has been scouting for a suitable place (with own toilet & water facilities). How much is th entrance fee now (Oct 2007)?

  • Grace in Singapore

    number plssssss……?

  • Janette Marinay is it true?

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  • Adrian Carl Docallos

    just want to ask if do you offer accomodation for an overnight stay and do you have rooms…if so… how much is your rate for a two person?? cause planning to celebrate our 1st anniversary in Karancho beach resort…

  • janette marinay

    i was just trying to air out ur sad experience at karancho a year ago. but im sure the staffs and the administrations f the resort have tried themselves to improve their services. I dont here much of the place anymore but as i see n the comments posted here.It still sounds interisting for those who want to spend their time at the beach coz a lot are asking about their numbers and room rates. Im hoping for better services and i say more power to the phils touris.


  • Matrix

    We are wave 215-B. We really had a great time in Karancho. This is the place to be! YOOOOOOOOOO!!

    It was a night to remember! Everyone was drunk! And i was one of those crazy drunks (i should haven’t slept)!

    The services are really good. .we recommend this place to all!

  • Matrix

    Karancho, a place where:

    -loveteams are made and unmade. .

    -people vomit like sprinklers. .

    -gays becoming men (iris! joke lang. .)

    -the karaoke machine always grades you 100!!

    -people learn how to dance (modern dance! hahaha). .

    -the sunrise is so beautiful!!

    come and experience a one of a lifetime experience!!

  • lyn

    please give us the number of portofino beach resort were planning to go there, but we couldn’t find the number. pleaseeeeeee

  • ng contact number sa karancho kay 4952455 or 3408072 or 3409708..

  • ruel

    nag plan mi mo ad2 ana nga beach next week see u there!

  • princess

    hey there.. just wanna inquire about your accomodation. do you have a room for two? if so, how much?

  • princess

    same question…

  • Joanne Yelllow

    Karancho is 032 236-0722


    Mo comment lang ko sa KARANCHO BEACH. . .
    Way ayo ang ilang customer service. .
    Ang ilang Guard unprofessional kaayo. .
    Mura mi ug walay kwarta ikabayad nga mo act cya ug bastos.
    Nag cottage mi ug 1000 plus 18 mi kabook nga tag 50 ang head
    unya gi bastos lang mi sa ilang customer service.
    I hope sa uban nga mangaligo ngadto nga dli namo bastoson sa ilang Crew.
    Ang guard nila mura dyud ug naka tag iya sa beach.

    I hope sa sa Owner sa KARANCHO BEACH nga maka react ciya aning akong comment.
    Pag pili mo ug GUARD nga professional


    Karancho pangan pa lang daan wa nay ayo…

    so far sa akng naadtoan nga resort sa karancho ra ko kita og mga staff nga dili maayo mo approach og customer… naa pay guard ga ayo lang hambug,

    -100 akng rate sa ilang serbisyo, naa pay shower sos nalang jud…

  • how much was the entrance fee>?

  • Duda man ko aning ila website….

    Walay contact number, nya ang entrance is 20 Pesos pa,
    plano baya me nga mangado nya mag dala me food.

    Ang problem is, dili updated ang site, walay valid contact number, nya sa old site, naka specify nga pwde ra ka dala food.

    Basin pag abot namo naa na ni corkage fee…

  • almira orcullo

    pls? give me a contact no. karancho beacause we plan to have a prty inyour beach resort pls? reply

  • almira orcullo

    pls? respond how much entace fee if 17 adults and 15 children how much we pay and the how much cottage rent

  • i make a research about this beach resort, and it seems to have a bad reputation,
    how was that?? 🙁

  • blackmaria

    hai, nag-exist pa ni ang karancho beach? same lng ghapon ang entrance fee? Php20 if adult, and 10 if bata? dn, mao ra gyapon pay sa cottage, Php500? pila ka person ang ma sud?
    Please reply, thanks!

  • Dino

    Greetings! Karancho Beach is currently upgrading its cottages and facilities. We also have a facebook account (Karancho Beach Cove). Our contact numbers are 236-0722 / 0922 5374566

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  • lera

    2360722.. that is there number

  • kimberlie

    good day sir Dino… can i ask you something about youre beach resort..because we’re having our research docu for our socsci…thnx a lot by the..

    1. why is it that youre beach was named karancho?
    2. what is your company history….
    thats all… sir….
    god bless you…
    and more power….

  • Bong J

    Karancho Beach Resort new phone number is (032) 2360722

  • jonnel

    hi, can i ask the room rates for an overnight stay at your resort?


  • erica

    hello!!!!i just wanna ask,if you accept beach party, with catering service?????how much will be the cost??????if any discount???or promo???tnx…just email me back sir/mam..tnx…[email protected]

  • ces

    ano na’ng contact number ng Karancho beach resort ngayon???
    at kamusta na services and facilities nila???
    anybody knows???
    naghahanap kami nice and affordable beach resort…

  • lestle

    hi, plano namo mag family outing this coming Holyweek nya Karancho Beach ang amo napilian, hope sa gibasa nko nga mga comments dre will not be the same as sa mga comments way way back =) .. balik ra ko dre og magcomment sa outcome sa among outing…. Karacho here we come!!!! HIYA!!!!!

  • Jim

    nanawag ko sa karancho..wrong number kuno, kapila ko sige dial sa mga contact number nila.

  • Just booked an overnight there. No corkage fee. 800php near the beach front cottage. We’ll see what it looks like.

  • polard

    pwede ba hindi na lang mag cotage dun… dun na lang sa gilid ng beach parang mag piknic..???????????

  • melody

    Ask unta ko if ok ba kung entrance lang amuang bayaran dili lang me m kuha ug cottage is that ok???

  • Chessa Plaza

    pls update the cost of your entrance fee.. i think it’s not 20 pesos anymore.

  • Red

    Onsay new number sa karancho? Naa gihapoy entrance fee? Pls help me, thanks. :))


    …..nice place to unwind……..weeeeeeeeeww
    unforgetable xperience….much have fun……….

  • Gershon Arriola

    Pila kung overnight stay? 15 to 20 persons.

  • Gershon Arriola

    wait ko ha?

    dii man ko ka send sa email add ninyo.
    unsa lain nga email add?

  • Maxine

    Can i have an updated/working phone number pls… im very interested in bringing my family here to celebrate my birthday!


    hello,were planning to have a party this coming saturday,,i read all the comments about the karancho,but i will see how truth is it..i hope is not true..


  • MJ

    Karancho’s tel. no. is 520-3514. Bg-o ra ko ni tawag ngadto to confirm the entrance, 50 dw from 6am -6pm. D ko ganahan sa the way mo tubag ang girl though. Hilas kaaug tono. Dli welcoming paminawon, dritso rag baba…tsktsk

  • Halflife

    I second the motion about sa mga GUARD sa Karancho…Sa tag-iya sa Karancho Beach I hope na mag action man mu and discipline your guards kay mga hambog kaau…MGA GUARD LNG MU DI MU MGA HEPE NA MAG HINAMBOG MU!

  • april

    how much the entrance fee if 25 adults and 15 children and the cottages?

  • sarah30

    Good day! Meron po ba kayong parasailing and aquanaut for two persons po. magkano po? by this january po sana. kindly reply. tnx!

  • francis lim

    if on jeepney what will i ride im planning to go there this saturday