Skip to main content.

Lapu Lapu Hotel Accommodation

Search 163 hotels in Lapu Lapu

Save more with Secret Prices

Get instant savings with Secret Prices

  • Pay now or later on most rooms
  • Free cancellation on most rooms
  • Price Guarantee

Where to stay in Lapu Lapu

Lapu Lapu Introduction

Lapu Lapu City on Mactan Island is the gateway to Cebu Province. The city gets this status from the presence of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on the island. MCIA is an important air transport hub in the Visayas region and the country's second-busiest airport. Lapu Lapu City is also the site of the historic Battle of Mactan, where warriors led by the hero Lapu Lapu defeated Ferdinand Magellan's invading forces. The city is also a popular hangout for divers.

Hotels in Lapu Lapu

You have plenty of options when it comes to hotels in Lapu Lapu, something made possible by the presence of MCIA in the city and Mactan Island's proximity to a number of excellent diving sites. There are plenty of 5-star luxury hotels to choose from in Lapu Lapu. Many of these hotels have their own beachfronts and spas. Some offer excursions to nearby dive sites. If you're looking for cheap Lapu Lapu hotels, you'll find budget-friendly accommodations and backpacker hotels close to the airport. Many of these hotels are family-friendly and offer the comforts of home. Some provide only basic amenities.

Where to stay

You'll find the ritziest luxury hotels in Lapu Lapu on the waterfront in the neighborhoods of Maribago and Mactan. They're an excellent choice if you want to indulge yourself or you're traveling with family. If you're on a romantic holiday, you'll appreciate the extra privacy and isolation that you'll get at a hotel on Olango Island. Olango Island is just a boat ride away from Lapu Lapu. If you're on a budget or need easy access to Cebu City, you'll find cheap Lapu Lapu hotels close to the airport. These hotels are clustered near the bridges connecting Mactan to mainland Cebu.

Things to see

Lapu Lapu's Shrine in Punta Engaño memorializes the 1521 Battle of Mactan. The shrine features a statue dedicated to Lapu Lapu, and the Magellan Marker indicating the spot where Ferdinand Magellan was killed. The Virgen dela Regla National Shrine is a popular Catholic pilgrimage site in Poblacion. Known locally as Opon Church, the shrine is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rule. Lapu Lapu City is famous for its handmade guitars. You can visit the guitar factories in Abuno. Olango Island and its satellite islands contain protected wildlife sanctuaries and dive sites. There you'll find the Olango Island Bird Sanctuary, a major stop and wintering ground for birds migrating southward from China, Japan, and Russia. Also in Olango Island is the San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, a fish conservation project spearheaded by the Lapu Lapu local government. The Pawod Underwater Cave System is an off-the-beaten-path attraction in Agus, popular among cave divers.

How to get to Lapu Lapu

Flying is one of the most convenient ways to get to Lapu Lapu City. The MCIA handles direct flights from major Philippine cities and international flights. If you wish to get to Lapu Lapu City by ferry, you'll have to pass through Cebu City where the main domestic port is. The Port of Cebu is a drop-off point for ferries from Manila, other Visayas islands, and Mindanao. Jeepneys are the main mode of transportation from Lapu Lapu to other cities in Cebu. In Lapu Lapu itself, you can get from place to place via tricycles, multicabs, and taxis.