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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.

Where to stay in Lapu-Lapu

Tasty pizza and cheap beers was the perfect way to end our day.

Basak

4/5Very Good!(51 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Basak, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and The Outlets at Pueblo Verde are top sights worth seeing.

Basak
Arterra Hotel Spa Resort. 
Welcome to heaven 😍
So peaceful place 🏝

Punta Engaño

4/5Very Good!(46 area reviews)

While Punta Engaño isn't home to many top sights, Magellan Shrine and Cebu Yacht Club are some notable places to visit nearby.

Punta Engaño
Take me back to paradise!

Suba Basbas

2/5(3 area reviews)

While Suba Basbas might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and SM City Cebu.

Suba Basbas

Top Hotels in Lapu-Lapu

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
5 out of 5
Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is $131 per night

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! (1,150 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 Mar 25, 2020

Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
1 Airport Road, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $91 per night

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

4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Very Relaxing and nice view! Good and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark
5 out of 5
M L Quezon Highway, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is $202 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Lapu-Lapu resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, Mactan Doctors' Hospital, and Magellan Shrine. Cebu Yacht Club ...

4.2/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"big and nice waterpark and resort. have a nice trip."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

JPark Island Resort & Waterpark

Popular places to visit in Lapu-Lapu

Cebu Yacht Club
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Cebu Yacht Club

4/5(20 reviews)

Enjoy the view of the Cebu skyline and watch ships light up the water at night from this sailing club.

Magellan Shrine
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Magellan Shrine

4/5(54 reviews)

Visit this outdoor complex of statues to learn about the battle between two heroes of the Philippines with contrasting backgrounds.

Our Lady of the Rule Church
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Our Lady of the Rule Church

Learn about the cultural and religious significance of this intriguing church that overlooks a spacious plaza and a public market.

Top things to do in Lapu-Lapu

Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour
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Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour

$66
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour
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Private Half-Day Cebu City Tour

$94
Per adult
Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Seat in Coach
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Cebu City and Mactan Tour - Seat in Coach

$36
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure
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Oslob Whale Shark & Canyoneering Adventure

$108
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Twin City Discovery Tour
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Private Twin City Discovery Tour

$113
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Oslob Whalesharks and Kawasan Falls with Sumilon Sandbar
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Oslob Whalesharks and Kawasan Falls with Sumilon Sandbar

$195
Per adult

Reviews of Lapu-Lapu

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
94
5 - Excellent 24.164524421593832%
4 - Good
183
4 - Good 47.04370179948586%
3 - Okay
87
3 - Okay 22.36503856041131%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 4.113110539845758%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 2.3136246786632393%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

Needs better infrastructure to handle the traffic. Needs more ecofriendly forms of transportation...E-jeepneys are great step in this direction!

3/5 - Okay

Jerome.S

Mar 8, 2020

New Mactan is growing but a lot remains to be done

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 3, 2020

Traffic is crazy busy if you have to cross either of the bridges.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 1, 2020

Convenient

3/5 - Okay

Bugsy

Feb 1, 2020

Same as everywhere else overcrowded.

2/5 - Disappointing

Bugsy

Jan 30, 2020

Over crowded and too much traffic. Very unclean and streets are a mess

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