Lapu-Lapu

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Lapu Lapu featuring religious aspects 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.

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Airport Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is RM390 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Lapu-Lapu City Hall are also ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (995 reviews)
"The staff was great. The food was not so good. The room was very spacious, the internet was not so good. Over all it was fair for the price."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
5 out of 5
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is RM393 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in Lapu-Lapu, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"Everything was superb! Thank you so much Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan for your love, care and hospitality, you really made our stay memorable. Daghan Salamat Cebu!"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2021

Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is RM572 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Wide open spaces, the pool and very few people."

Reviewed on 9 May 2021

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
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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 RM230 per night from 30 Nov to 30 Nov
Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this beach aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and SM City Cebu. Ayala Center ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (129 reviews)
"Great people. Nice pool and they gave us a free beach pass while we stayed there."

Reviewed on 17 Mar 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 RM378 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Lapu-Lapu aparthotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of SM City Cebu, Cebu Business Park and Ayala Center. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (254 reviews)
"not very good location expensive taxi we have room very bad view"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

Nordtropic Resort and Residences
Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Ocean View at Arterra Bay
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is RM275 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
Located in Punta Engaño, this aparthotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Magellan Shrine and within 9 miles (15 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Mactan ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (95 reviews)
"Nice owner..very accommodating, approachable and accessible.."

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2021

Ocean View at Arterra Bay
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