Lapu-Lapu

Travel Guide
Lapu Lapu which includes 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.

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
The price is AU$148 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"The hotel staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. I was feeling at home as soon as I enter the hotel. The elevators were not in service due to a typhoon last year and are still being fixed so we used the stairs to my room and the staff carried my heavy luggages eith a smile. Enjoyed their ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 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 AU$356 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
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! (974 reviews)
"Very nice resort"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2022

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is AU$248 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (174 reviews)
"easy check in and friendly staff. Everything is clean and the food is great."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2022

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.
 Arterra Stunning Ocean View
Arterra Stunning Ocean View
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is AU$76 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
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

Arterra Stunning Ocean View
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 AU$230 per night from 4 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free parking, 4 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
"It was a good resort to escape the city. Very tranquil area."

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2022

Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Kiener Hills Condominiums, Matumbo-Pusok Road, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu, 6015
The price is AU$101 per night from 2 Jul. to 3 Jul.
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! (53 reviews)
"we liked our stay,clean well keeped room,close to stores and mall,people were nice,kitchen was well stocked with every thing you need to cook a meal,did not leave us a blanket just a sheet on the bed.if you want to stay close to airport this is a good deal."

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2022

CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
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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