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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.

Top hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is P6,395 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (139 reviews)

"We are so pleased in our stay.we will definitely comeback"…"

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
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 P7,200 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,120 reviews)

"Shangrila never disappoints. No doubt it is the best beach resort in Mactan. My mom and I stayed here and we had a wonderful time. The service is fast and the facilities are clean although the outlets require some update. The best part is the beach resort!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Felicity Island Hotel
Felicity Island Hotel
3 out of 5
M.L. Quezon National Highway, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
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Located in the heart of Lapu-Lapu, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gaisano Island Mall Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City Hall, and Mactan Marina Mall. Cebu Yacht Club ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
Refreshing to encounter

"Stay here. Great staff. Could not be better. Excellent. Staff really know their jobs. Quiet. Great breakfast - make eggs as you want them!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Felicity Island Hotel
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 P2,013 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

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! (86 reviews)

"A ounce in a lifetime 180* degree view of Cebu City! especially at night. Very nice balcony to stand and feel the night breeze. Limited room service food was surprisingly very tasty. Didn’t use the pool, but looks well kept. We want to bring the kids here for the experience. Oh, and great Owner/ ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Mactan Seaside Apartments
Mactan Seaside Apartments
3 out of 5
Amisa Private Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

Located in Lapu-Lapu, this family-friendly apartment building is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu ...

3.6/5Good! (125 reviews)

"Very nice view and surroundings. Room was great. Only downside was hard to get transportation but not bad."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Mactan Seaside Apartments
Nordtropic Resort and Residences
Nordtropic Resort and Residences
3 out of 5
Buyong, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is P4,500 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Lapu-Lapu aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of SM City Cebu, Ayala Center, and Cebu Business Park. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (253 reviews)

"not very good location expensive taxi we have room very bad view"…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Nordtropic Resort and 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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Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

28 Feb 2020

Park Mall is just a jeepney ride and plenty to do.. shopping and food

4/5 - Good

Garyclay

17 Dec 2019

there are lots of shops around in easy walking distance, poeple are friendly and helpfull. i think in time they will cater better for foriegners, but all in all i enjoyed my stay there ,, i hope they keep intouch,

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

9 Dec 2019

Very nice place to stay

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

2 Dec 2019

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

28 Nov 2019

A place to visit again

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

21 Nov 2019

nothing to share - i will not visit it again