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"Lapu-Lapu is a highly urbanized city located in the Province of Cebu. Some of the main tourist spots here include The Jungle Restaurant, which features Filipino cultural dances and the Lapu-Lapu Shrine. It also has several islands that you can explore including the beautiful islands of Olanggo and Caohagan Island."

Popular Lapu-Lapu City Hotels

BEDROOM Chambre Hotel Mactan
UA Ybañez Street, Pajo, Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.5 / 10(166)
Candelario K. Guba, Sangi Road, Pajo, Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(245)
Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.8 / 10(9)
LOBBY Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu
M.L. Quezon National Highway, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.9 / 10(12)
Swimming Pool Pacific Cebu Resort
Barangay, Subabasbas, Subabasbas, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(46)
Sitio Pool, Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Good - 6.8 / 10(148)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Islands Stay Hotels - Mactan
M.L. Quezon, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.7 / 10(61)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel
Buyong Road, Brgy. Maribago, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
Impressive - 8.9 / 10(39)
Others Mactan District Budgetel
Ground Floor, Norphil Inn Building, Seawage Street, Mustang Road, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(15)
South Osmeña Street, Gun-ob, Lapu Lapu City, Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.8 / 10(74)
G.Y. Dela Serna St., Opon, Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(58)
Banquet Hall Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa
Punta Engano Road, Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
With a stay at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in Lapu Lapu (Mactan Island), you'll be minutes from Magellan's Marker and Magellan Shrine. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Mactan Marina Mall and Cebu Yacht Club.
Impressive - 9.0 / 10(6)
1 Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.9 / 10(27)
Swimming Pool Be Resorts Mactan
Punta Engano, Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.9 / 10(104)
EXTERIOR_BUILDING Crown Regency Suites & Residences - Mactan
Maximo V. Patalinhug Jr. Avenue, Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(13)
Hadsan Cove Resort, Agus, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Convenient - 7.5 / 10(6)
ML Quezon Ave, Lapu-lapu, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
Convenient - 7.3 / 10(17)
ML Quezon Avenue National Highway, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
Convenient - 8.2 / 10(24)
Angasil Road, Dapdap, Mactan Island, Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6015
Impressive - 8.3 / 10(17)


Lapu-Lapu City

Lapu-Lapu City’ beautiful beaches, dive spots, historical landmarks and modern urban conveniences makes it an alternative vacation hotspot for anyone looking to live like a Southern royal.


At A Glance

The City of Lapu-Lapu is one of the cities that make up Metropolitan Cebu, a highly-urbanized region south of the Philippines. The city is also home to the famous Mactan Island, which is the very location of the second most busiest airport in the Philippines, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Mactan Island

Although the topography of the area is mostly flat with several rivers and creeks, travelers looking for some vitamin sea can look forward to exploring the city’s beaches, which houses a thriving marine life and numerous corals. It can get a bit warm, especially during the summer months, as temperature on a normal day ranges from 65 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.


How to Go

By plane

You can take a direct flight to Cebu if you’ll be coming from either Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Russia. The airport island is connected to Lapu-Lapu and mainland Cebu via Marcelo Fernan Bridge and Mactan-Mandaue Bridge.

By boat/ferry

You would need to travel to Manila in order to take a boat or ferry at the Manila Port to mainland Cebu. Travel time usually takes a little over a day, and will land at the Cebu City port. You would have to take a cab/car or commute via jeepney to go to Lapu-Lapu City.

By land transportation

Taking a bus to Cebu is not impossible, but will be a bit inconvenient due to the many transfers. If you have a car, you can take advantage of the Roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships who travel to Cebu City. You can also ask the Philippine Port Authority for buses that offer rides to Cebu via RORO.


Getting Around

Commute your way around Lapu-Lapu City via a tricycle (a sidecar attached to a motorcycle) or a multicab (small jeepney). They mostly cover all routes in the city, so this would be your preferred affordable mode of transport. Fare rate is minimum, but it can go up if your trips are a bit far.

If you like to be comfortable, you can flag down a taxi cab, or hire the cab driver to drive you around at an agreed price. Do, however, try to haggle the price and be prepared to walk away if it’s too expensive. You can also hire a car service from the airport as well.


Tourist Attractions

Lapu-Lapu Shrine

Your travel to Lapu-Lapu City will not count if you miss visiting the shrine dedicated to Cebu’s most celebrated hero: Chief Lapu-Lapu. The Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan Island is majestic at 20 meters tall made out of bronze.

Cebu Guitars

If you’re a music aficionado, you’d probably have the time of your life picking up a new guitar along the National Highway in Barangay Pajac. Guitars sold there are proudly handmade. If you like taking artistic photos for your travel diary, the boardwalk in Olango and the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge in Mactan would be your perfect subjects for scenery shots.


Top Things to Do

Although the land area of Lapu-Lapu City is smaller than its neighbor, Cebu City, it packs a lot of surprises that are worth remembering. On a good day, get a 360 view of the entire Mactan Island on a balloon ride only offered at Hadsan Beach resort in Barangay Agus.

You can also explore the Pawod Spring Underwater Cave (PUWCS), which is also at Barangay Agus. You’d have to be alert at all times though, as you might get a chance encounter with the local mantaka (giant octopus) who made the cave home. You can also jump on a boat ride at Muelle Osmena and take the scenic route via the Mactan channel going to Cebu City.


Where to Eat

Lapu-Lapu City, and almost every city making up Metro Cebu, are peppered with restaurants that offer All-You-Can-Eat buffets starting at Php99. But if you like to dine in with a show, head to the Jungle Cultural Entertainment Center in located along the National Highway. The restaurant entertains its customers dining on Filipino or international cuisine with Filipino cultural dances such as Subli, Salip, Palok, Liwa Liwa, Fan Dance, Tinikling and the Sinulog.

Lantaw Floating Restaurant

Get your seafood cravings satisfied at Lantaw Floating Restaurant, which is located at Day-as Cordova. Seafood, along with the other items on the menu, are given the island local flavor treatment. You can have your fresh seafood Sutukil, or Su (Sugba or grill), Tu (Tula or stew) and Kil (Kilaw or raw).



Head out to Chicago Joe’s Beachside Bar & Bump for live music and a state-of-the-art Lights and Sounds system to play dance music. Located in Pusok, near the Marina Mall, Magellan’s Landing is also a good option, as it is a small, nice type of bar. The bar has a live band every Friday, and risk takers can gamely ask the in-house band for song requests or greetings.

The Amazing Show at Hadsan Cove, which is a performance showcase featuring all gay dancers, is also a sight to behold. But if you’re staying at a hotel, you can ask the concierge if they do have group gatherings in meals so you can have full conversations.


Where to Stay

Shangri-La Mactan

Lapu-Lapu City has a lot of luxury hotels and/or resorts, so you have the power to pick Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa, Moevenpick Hotel, and Plantation Bay Resort and Spa.

But if you like something more comfortable at a much lower price, you can go with Cebu Guest House, Express, Cebuview Tourist Inn, or Tr3ats Guesthouse. Rental price per night can go as low as Php300.


Travel Tips

  • To score local cheap flights, book tickets that has Cebu City as a connecting stop. You can opt to not take the second leg or the remainder of your one-way flight.

  • Locals here prefer speaking in English or Bisaya, a native dialect. So it also pays to know regional phrases used in greetings like “Maayong Buntay (Good morning)” or palihug (favor).

  • When eating in buffets, choose food items that are both unique and a crowd favorite to reduce the chances of you getting bloated.


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