Trip time! Discover the beaches, spas, and island views in romantic Lapu-Lapu.

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.

Known for

Beaches, Romantic and Swimming

Top Hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥20,756/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,466 reviews)

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! (1,466 reviews)

"Excellent staff and great food! Beach and pool is beautiful despite few minutes of closure due to high winds but it re-opened after it passed. It’s all about safety... 😃"…"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
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Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
5 out of 5
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥19,314/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
4.4/5Excellent! (2,332 reviews)

Located in Lapu-Lapu, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,332 reviews)

"I stayed in the Villa 559 for 3 nights and my experience with the way all the staffs: from the moment my family and I were greeted by the hotel employees in the airport, assisted my transfer to the hotel, smooth check in at the villa office, customer service, transportation, room service, housekeeping, ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
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Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
¥13,552/night
Sep 18 - Sep 19
4.2/5Very Good! (1,389 reviews)

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' ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,389 reviews)

"Everything was excellent.. except we booked for two double bed, but the give us king room bed.."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu

Popular things to do in Lapu-Lapu

Cebu Yacht Club
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Cebu Yacht Club

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

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

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

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

Heritage of Cebu Monument
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Heritage of Cebu Monument

Pick out the portrayals of your favorite city sights and historical moments in this mesmerizing mixed-metal public artwork.

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

¥2,879

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

¥6,713

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

¥4,255

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

¥5,212

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

¥14,643

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.

Vacation Photographer in Lapu-Lapu
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Vacation Photographer in Lapu-Lapu

¥3,324

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.