Lapu-LapuPhilippines

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Visit Lapu-Lapu

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

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Punta Engaño

4/5Very Good!(41 area reviews)

When in Punta Engaño, you can plan a visit to Magellan Shrine and Cebu Yacht Club, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

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

Basak

3.5/5Good!(40 area reviews)

While visiting Basak, you might make a stop by sights like Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and The Outlets at Pueblo Verde.

Basak
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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥21,516
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

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! (1,679 reviews)

"Beach was clean and the fish swim up to you. The dim sum was great too."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥18,397
per night
Feb 18 - Feb 19

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. Mactan Doctors' ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,603 reviews)

"The room key is take time to open every time The towel. in the room and bath robe is too old"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥18,742
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Offering direct access to the beach, this Punta Engaño hotel is in the historical district, 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 9 mi (15 km) of ...

4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)

"Dusit Thani were very accomodating from booking to check out. Very responsive to enquiries which I was very impressed. They handled my booking on behalf of my friend professionally. Warm welcome and all amenities are value for money!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort

Popular things to do 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.

Magellan Shrine
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Magellan Shrine

4/5(51 reviews)

Visit this outdoor complex of statues to learn about the battle between two heroes of the Philippines with contrasting backgrounds.

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(450 reviews)

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

Cebu IT Park
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Cebu IT Park

4.5/5(184 reviews)

Sip coffee among the green patches of this business hub, learn about the technology bubble and visit a leisure center.

Magellan's Cross
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Magellan's Cross

4/5(264 reviews)

The first Catholic Filipinos were baptized on the site of this historic chapel, believed to contain the original cross planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521.

Top activities in Lapu-Lapu

Plaza Premium Lounge at Mactan-Cebu International Airport
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Plaza Premium Lounge at Mactan-Cebu International Airport

¥3,109

Conveniently located in the restricted area on the Arrival Level in Terminal 2. In addition to comfortable seating, wide selection of food and beverage, complimentary Wi-Fi and recharging stations, this lounge is also equipped with shower facilities for travellers to refresh before their flights.

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

¥7,138

The tour will take you on the south countryside of Cebu for an ultimate adventure with the whale sharks. The town of Oslob is a 3 hr drive from the city, upon arrival native snacks of sticky rice, sweet mangoes and hot chocolate will be served while waiting for your turn to board the banca - local paddle boat.

Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour
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Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour

¥4,535

Unlock the secrets of Cebu City—the Philippines' oldest city—and discover a trove of historical landmarks and fascinating museums. Embark on a private tour that leads you into the heart of the region, indulging in a full-day adventure that includes streamlined transportation and a mouthwatering meal.

Private Twin City Discovery Tour
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Private Twin City Discovery Tour

¥6,089

Get immersed in the culture of Cebu as you discover the art and history of the island. Listen as a friendly and knowledgeable guide brings you to some of the most prominent landmarks around, providing unique insight into their importance.

Private Whale Shark Watching Adventure in Oslob
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Private Whale Shark Watching Adventure in Oslob

¥17,880

Discover a gigantic wonder of the aquatic world as you embark on a whale shark spotting adventure. Drive to Oslob, keeping your eyes peeled for the sharks, before you don snorkel equipment and capture the elusive whale shark selfie with help from friendly and knowledgeable guides.

Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour
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Cebu Historical & Cultural City Tour

¥11,013

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu, Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000 Philippines A 20 minute Observation & prayer inside the Church.

Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
90
5 - Excellent 25.210084033613445%
4 - Good
164
4 - Good 45.938375350140056%
3 - Okay
79
3 - Okay 22.128851540616246%
2 - Disappointing
15
2 - Disappointing 4.201680672268908%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 2.5210084033613445%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Lapu lapu is a beautiful place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Diversity of tourists

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Widen road

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

It's cheap and the people are very nice. I enjoy the city and am glad that I came here.

2/5 - Disappointing

diver

Dec 27, 2019

We were stuck in the hotel due to typhoon.

4/5 - Good

Lana

Dec 25, 2019

Bad traffic, give ample time for travelling between places.