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Lapu-Lapu
Travel Guide

Lapu Lapu featuring 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.

Islands Stays Hotels- Mactan
Islands Stays Hotels- Mactan
2.5 out of 5
Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is P1,138 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Lapu-Lapu City Hall is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.
3.2/5 (139 reviews)
Very disappointing.
"It was a terrible stay. No complimentary water, no water glasses, the other bed seems to fall and there are cockroaches on the floor."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Islands Stays Hotels- Mactan
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 9 May to 10 May
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! (1,075 reviews)
"Great pool and best beach. Covid had a lot of activities limited but even so stay was great."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is P7,268 per night from 16 May to 17 May
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! (151 reviews)
"Nice, Clean facility and staff is so friendly. My family and I really enjoyed are stay."

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
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.
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 P2,928 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
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
Nordtropic Resort and Residences
Nordtropic Resort and Residences
3 out of 5
Buyong, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is P3,600 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
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
One Pacific Residence Mactan Newtown SDC
One Pacific Residence Mactan Newtown SDC
3 out of 5
Mactan Newtown, Lapu-Lapu City, Lapu-Lapu
Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Magellan Shrine and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Gaisano ...
One Pacific Residence Mactan Newtown SDC
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