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.

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 RM446 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
RM446
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
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! (1,026 reviews)
"outside area was run down and dirty Inside of hotel was nice.Staff was friendly and effecient . In Hotel dining was a bit on the expensive side for Philippines"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2023

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 RM1,560 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
RM1,560
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,035 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2023

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 RM661 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
RM661
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
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. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (239 reviews)
"I love the outside scenery, the infinity swimming pool and the spots you can hang out with the sea view. The downside is in the room we stayed, the floor in the washroom area is very slippery once it gets wet, one should be extra careful not to fall/ slipped."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2023

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.
Crown Regency Suites Residences - Mactan
Crown Regency Suites Residences - Mactan
4 out of 5
Maximo Patalinghug Jr. Avenue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Lapu-Lapu. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms ...
3.3/5 (501 reviews)
"The property was beautiful. Nice, clean, big rooms."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2023

Crown Regency Suites Residences - Mactan
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Buyong Road, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
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! (85 reviews)
"All the amenities imaginable. Beach a bit rocky and I would recommend sea shoes to enter water. Pools are magnificent"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2023

Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa
 Arterra Stunning Ocean View
Arterra Stunning Ocean View
3 out of 5
Arterra Residences, Punta Engano Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (115 reviews)
"The property has stunning views of the ocean as it is located at the tip of the Punta Engano peninsula of Mactan/Lapulapu island. The sea seems endless! Although far from the city, transportation is readily available thru owner/manager Yarden who is kind and responsive to our needs. He even gives ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2023

Arterra Stunning Ocean View
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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