Lapu-Lapu

Travel Guide
Lapu Lapu featuring heritage architecture and religious aspects

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

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Airport Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
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The price is £85 per night from 5 Jun to 6 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Staff are very accommodating, courteous, and attentive at all times. Very helpful when we asked for guidance. Definitely recommend to friends."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is £168 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Excellent service and the place is Clean!"

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Buyong, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (662 reviews)
"Cleanliness of the resort, courteous and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
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Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Ocean View at Arterra Bay
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is £43 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (99 reviews)
"Amazing game views of the islands and ocean! Also remote enough for a nice and peaceful stay!"

Reviewed on 21 May 2022

Ocean View at Arterra Bay
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Kiener Hills Condominiums, Matumbo-Pusok Road, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu, 6015
The price is £53 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (50 reviews)
"Clean....quit...great owners"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Buyong Road, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is £132 per night from 2 Jun to 3 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free parking, 4 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"Amazing"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
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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