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.

Top hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
The price is P4,474 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mactan Marina Mall, Cebu Yacht Club and Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Gaisano ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Very Relaxing and nice view! Good and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5
The price is P6,500 per night

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. Gaisano Grand ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,142 reviews)
Same as the last 4 days - great! Sad to leave.

"This review should just be a continuation of the review for a few nights already submitted. (We added a day). Nice hotel but wish that it had fully joined the Accor group as my Accor member ship would probably have been enhanced by this stay! While walking from the hotel along the highway I was tripped ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is P9,000 per night

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! (1,190 reviews)

"The property location was really impeccable. The staff was very hospitable and food was good to the palate. The unavailability of other facilities and also some technical issues."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa

Popular places to visit 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.

Top things to do in Lapu-Lapu

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

P4,725
Per adult
Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour
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Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour

P3,300
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure
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Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure

P5,400
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Seat in Coach
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Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Seat in Coach

P1,800
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Private Cebu Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch
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Private Cebu Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

P5,965
Per adult
Oslob Whalesharks and Kawasan Falls with Sumilon Sandbar
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Oslob Whalesharks and Kawasan Falls with Sumilon Sandbar

P9,918
Per adult

Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
23
5 - Excellent 25%
4 - Good
45
4 - Good 48.91304347826087%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 14.130434782608695%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 9.782608695652174%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.1739130434782608%

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

NA

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

Cebu showing views, rugged coastline and a bay or harbor

Cebu

Cordova which includes signage

Cordova

J Centre Mall

Mandaue

Cebu Yacht Club

Mactan Export Processing Zone