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Lapu-LapuPhilippines

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.

Top hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$109 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mactan Marina Mall, Cebu Yacht Club and Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Gaisano ...

4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"We stayed here for our 2-day quarantine, which means we stayed inside our room all of the time. The TV worked well, so does the WI-FI (high speed), and the room service was prompt. We had a phone that did not work, and a REF that did not work, but these problems were fixed by the hotel when we reported ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul,2020

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is SG$252 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,134 reviews)

"The property location was really impeccable. The staff was very hospitable and food was good to the palate. The unavailability of other facilities and also some technical issues."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5

This Lapu-Lapu resort is on the beach, 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club and Mactan Marina Mall. Gaisano Grand ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,082 reviews)
Same as the last 4 days - great! Sad to leave.

"This review should just be a continuation of the review for a few nights already submitted. (We added a day). Nice hotel but wish that it had fully joined the Accor group as my Accor member ship would probably have been enhanced by this stay! While walking from the hotel along the highway I was tripped ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar,2020

Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
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.

Holiday Rentals in Lapu-Lapu

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
3 out of 5
The price is SG$55 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

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. Gaisano ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)

"Apartment was very clean with wonderful view I did not see Mr Yarden But He always online on whatsapp and i contact him directly he was very helpful Thank you Yarden"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul,2020

Stunning Ocean View at Arterra Bay
CSuites at 8 Newtown Residences
CSuites at 8 Newtown Residences
3 out of 5
The price is SG$83 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this beach aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Mactan Marina Mall and SM City Cebu. Ayala ...

4.1/5Very Good! (128 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
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
CLOCKWORKORANGE Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Kiener Hills Condominiums, Matumbo-Pusok Road, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu
The price is SG$49 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club. Lapu-Lapu City Hall is 1 mi (1.7 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Very nice, modern condo, right next to the airport. Great deal! Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb,2020

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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Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

2 Feb 2020

Great place but traffic is bedlam.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

9 Dec 2019

Busy and noisy ... but good for shopping and plenty of tourist restaurants and hotels

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

6 Dec 2019

Very crowded and dirty, very few good beaches, very few good restaurants but lots of friendly faces and shopping and nightlife if you want it.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Nov 2019

I think it's a little difficult to describe outside the complex with one word, as requested earlier, because it's around about a 60% third world country with lots of hardship and depravation. Acceptance comes strait to mind. A true reality check.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 May 2019

Traffic is bad and no good restaurants except in the 5 star hotels, which are nowhere near Bellavista.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Mar 2019

Some where to go to chill and unwind.

Cebu which includes views, rugged coastline and a bay or harbour

Cebu

Cordova featuring signage

Cordova

J Centre Mall

Mandaue

Cebu Yacht Club

Mactan Export Processing Zone