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 RM363 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
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! (1,004 reviews)
"Elevator is out of service during of the stay. Overall service is good."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is RM861 per night from 17 Oct to 18 Oct
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! (1,000 reviews)
"Exclusive and has its own private beach."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2022

Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort
5 out of 5
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015
The price is RM589 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
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! (201 reviews)
"Staff needs to be re trained. When i checked out the front desk lady supposed to be she will wait for us before she took a break. She just closed her lane because she said its her break time. She should’nt do that to the guest waiting to check out."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2022

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 ...
3.4/5 (489 reviews)
"I can tell at one time this was a very nice property but I would assume that Covid likely killed this place as it has many others…no restaurant or coffee cafe…the elevator did not go up on the day we checked in so we had to walk down 8 flights of stairs twice that day to leave the hotel…when we returned ..."

Reviewed on 21 May 2022

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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (63 reviews)
"I only stayed one night, but was impressed by the multiple large and intersecting pools and beautiful and clean beach area. The rooms looked brand new. Parts of the hotel are still under construction."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022

 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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (105 reviews)
"👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👍 great place to chill & relax"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2022

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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