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Lapu-LapuPhilippines

Take a boat out for a tour and learn about two different national heroes in this historic part of the Philippines.

As the scene of one of the country’s most important battles, Lapu-Lapu has an intricate history and strong sense of community. The area is known for its fascinating shrine complex, picturesque beaches and colonial relics. Learn about the local culture in the markets and churches of this intriguing city.

Rent a boat from the Cebu Yacht Club for a trip around the islands. Enjoy views of the water at sunset and dine at a restaurant in this high-end boat club.

Find out about the Mactan Battle at Magellan’s Monument, which features a statue of the Portuguese explorer credited with bringing Christianity to the islands. See the adjacent shrine of Lapu-Lapu Monument to the indigenous leader who killed him.

Visit Our Lady of the Rule Church, which plays an important community role. Locals congregate here to socialize and worship together. See the church at night, when its crosses glow bright blue and the façade takes on tinges of yellow.

Peruse the range of shops in the Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Purchase mango, garlic and other tasty local products from the supermarket.

Attend a variety show at The Jungle Cultural Entertainment Center, which is renowned for its fire dancers. The complex also offers snorkeling, diving with sharks, market tours and sea walking.

Find the town on the tiny Mactan Island east of Cebu Island in the southern part of the Philippines. Arrive at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport from other destinations in Asia and get around the area by jeepney or taxi.

The impressive Marcelo Fernan Bridge connects the two islands. Gaze up at its imposing columns and appreciate the sea views from the center of the bridge.

Lapu-Lapu offers a fascinating insight into local history and customs. Anticipate hot days year-round in this tropical setting.

Where to stay in Lapu-Lapu

Tasty pizza and cheap beers was the perfect way to end our day.

Basak

4/5Very Good!(51 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Basak, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and The Outlets at Pueblo Verde are top sights worth seeing.

Basak
Arterra Hotel Spa Resort. 
Welcome to heaven 😍
So peaceful place 🏝

Punta Engaño

4/5Very Good!(46 area reviews)

While Punta Engaño isn't home to many top sights, Magellan Shrine and Mactan Marina Mall are some notable places to visit nearby.

Punta Engaño
Take me back to paradise!

Suba Basbas

2/5(3 area reviews)

While Suba Basbas might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and SM City Cebu.

Suba Basbas

Top Hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Airport Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥8,852 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mactan Marina Mall, Cebu Yacht Club, and Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Gaisano ...

4.2/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Very Relaxing and nice view! Good and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥19,604 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6

Located in Lapu-Lapu, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,142 reviews)

"The property location was really impeccable. The staff was very hospitable and food was good to the palate. The unavailability of other facilities and also some technical issues."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

This Lapu-Lapu resort is on the beach, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club and Mactan Marina Mall. Gaisano Grand ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,098 reviews)
Same as the last 4 days - great! Sad to leave.

"This review should just be a continuation of the review for a few nights already submitted. (We added a day). Nice hotel but wish that it had fully joined the Accor group as my Accor member ship would probably have been enhanced by this stay! While walking from the hotel along the highway I was tripped ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Lapu-Lapu

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥4,485 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Punta Engaño, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Magellan Shrine and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Gaisano Grand ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)

"Apartment was very clean with wonderful view I did not see Mr Yarden But He always online on whatsapp and i contact him directly he was very helpful Thank you Yarden"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
CSuites at 8 Newtown Residences
CSuites at 8 Newtown Residences
3 out of 5
G/F Retail 102 A 8 Newtown Blvd., Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥6,446 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this beach aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Magellan Shrine and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and SM City Cebu. Ayala Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (128 reviews)

"Great people. Nice pool and they gave us a free beach pass while we stayed there."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

CSuites at 8 Newtown Residences
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Kiener Hills Condominiums, Matumbo-Pusok Road, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu
The price is ¥6,807 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Lapu-Lapu City Hall is 1 mi (1.7 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Very nice, modern condo, right next to the airport. Great deal! Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Lapu-Lapu

Cebu Yacht Club
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Cebu Yacht Club

4/5(20 reviews)

Enjoy the view of the Cebu skyline and watch ships light up the water at night from this sailing club.

Our Lady of the Rule Church
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Our Lady of the Rule Church

Learn about the cultural and religious significance of this intriguing church that overlooks a spacious plaza and a public market.

Ayala Center
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Ayala Center

4.5/5(478 reviews)

Go to the cinema, peruse upmarket boutiques and wander along the paths of the landscaped gardens in this modern shopping compound.

Top things to do in Lapu-Lapu

Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour
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Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour

¥7,137
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure
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Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure

¥11,679
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Cebu Kawasan Waterfalls & Moalboal Sardines Journey
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Cebu Kawasan Waterfalls & Moalboal Sardines Journey

¥23,504
Per adult
Private Cebu Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch
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Private Cebu Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

¥12,694
Per adult
A Bohol Journey from Cebu
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A Bohol Journey from Cebu

¥20,299
Per adult
Oslob Whale Shark Watching and Badian Canyoneering
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Oslob Whale Shark Watching and Badian Canyoneering

¥22,450
Per adult

Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
94
5 - Excellent 24.164524421593832%
4 - Good
183
4 - Good 47.04370179948586%
3 - Okay
87
3 - Okay 22.36503856041131%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 4.113110539845758%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 2.3136246786632393%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

Needs better infrastructure to handle the traffic. Needs more ecofriendly forms of transportation...E-jeepneys are great step in this direction!

3/5 - Okay

Jerome.S

Mar 8, 2020

New Mactan is growing but a lot remains to be done

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

Traffic is crazy busy if you have to cross either of the bridges.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

Convenient

3/5 - Okay

Bugsy

Feb 1, 2020

Same as everywhere else overcrowded.

2/5 - Disappointing

Bugsy

Jan 30, 2020

Over crowded and too much traffic. Very unclean and streets are a mess

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