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Lapu-Lapu
Travel Guide

Lapu Lapu which includes religious elements 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

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Maribago, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is $65 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
This Lapu-Lapu resort is on the beach, 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Cebu Yacht Club, and within 12 mi (20 km) of SM City Cebu and Ayala Center. Cebu Business Park and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (544 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa
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 $116 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Located in Lapu-Lapu, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Magellan Shrine, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Cebu Yacht Club and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,043 reviews)
"Excellent place to take a vacation with the family. Kids really enjoyed the crimzone. Nice playground and awesome swimming pool. Have been here twice and looking forward to coming back again."

Reviewed on Mar 27, 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 $156 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 15
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,042 reviews)
"Wide open spaces, the pool and very few people."

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Shangri-La Mactan, 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.
Transient House and Van for Rent
Transient House and Van for Rent
2.5 out of 5
Unnamed Rd, Kauswagan Mayahay Bankal, Pajac, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu
The price is $101 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Situated in Lapu-Lapu, this vacation home is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Magellan Shrine and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. Mactan Doctors' Hospital ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Big property. Clean. Though place was just a bit away from the main road of mactan, the place was worth it especially for the price. The rooms were clean and spacious."

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Transient House and Van for Rent
House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
Cebu, Cebu
Nestled on the beach, this Suba Basbas villa is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mactan Doctors' Hospital. Lapu-Lapu City ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
with friends
"Clean House"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

House With Nice Garden And Big Private Pool For Rent
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu Cebu
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu Cebu
Lapu-Lapu, Central Visayas
Located in Basak, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of The Outlets at Pueblo Verde, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, and Lapu-Lapu City Hall. Mactan Marina ...
Affordable Room for Rent in Lapu-lapu 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.

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