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Lapu-Lapu
Travel Guide

Lapu Lapu which includes religious elements and heritage architecture

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

Appleton Hotel
Appleton Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Basak Gate, Basak, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥4,360 per night from May 25 to May 25
Located in Basak, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gaisano Island Mall Mactan and Mactan Marina Mall. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (445 reviews)
"Excellent customer service! The staff was very knowledgeable and met every request I had during my quarantine stay. Very pleasant hotel."

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Appleton Hotel
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Buyong Road, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥16,076 per night from May 17 to May 17
Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Magellan Shrine and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Amazing"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Airport Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is ¥10,105 per night from May 29 to May 29
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! (999 reviews)
"Old school hotel. Great look and feel. Big and open. Easy airport access. Small casino if you like gambling. No buffet due to pandemic. Not too many people staying there so hot water was shut off. Had to request to turn on, which was fast. Smells dank"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
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.
House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
Cebu, Cebu
Nestled on the beach, this Suba Basbas villa is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mactan Doctors' Hospital. Lapu-Lapu City ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
with friends
"Clean House"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu Cebu
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu Cebu
Lapu-Lapu, Central Visayas
The price is ¥2,080 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Basak, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Outlets at Pueblo Verde, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, and Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Mactan Marina ...
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu Cebu
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 ¥5,425 per night from May 25 to May 25
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! (129 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
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.

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