Hugely popular spots in Lapu-Lapu City are the Freedive HQ and the Mactan Scuba Dive Centre. For anyone wanting to submerge themselves in the rich waters of the Philippines, we recommend looking for a hotel in the district of Suba Basbas, along Lapu-Lapu City’s southeastern coast. There are a variety of options to choose from here, but the Haruhay Dream Resort and Restaurant is recommended as a cheaper alternative.
For those wanting to get in touch with the natural world around them, we recommend looking for a hotel near the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary on Olango Island. Located along the coast, Casa Blanca by the Sea is a good option for those wanting to stay on Olango Island. Alternatively, booking a hotel along the northeast shore of Lapu-Lapu City’s Mactan Island will situate you near the Angasil Port and a short boat ride from Olango Island.
Along the northern border of the city sits the Mactan Island Golf Club, and for anyone wanting to spend a day or two relaxing on their grounds, we recommend searching for hotels in the district of Pajo. Hotels along the Basak-Marigondon Road will offer the best variety in price and also be within easy walking distance of the golf course.
North of Lapu-Lapu City is Cebu Island, just across the Mactan Channel. If you’re looking to spend some time exploring Cebu Island, searching for hotels along Lapu-Lapu City’s northern coast is advisable. Goldberry Suites and Hotel is a good choice given its proximity to the bridge as well as its free parking and complimentary airport shuttle.
For those travelling with a family and looking for something the children will enjoy, we recommend looking for hotels near Magellan Bay. Not only is the bay a great spot for families to relax in, but water-sports companies such as NTJ Watersports can be found close to this peninsula, offering all manner of activities for the whole family.
Located on Mactan Island, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) is a short drive from the majority of the city. However, if you plan on staying on Olango Island, we recommend finding a hotel near Santa Rosa Port to ensure a quick departure.
Where should I stay if I want to go island-hopping?
If you plan on travelling to many of the beautiful islands off the coast of Lapu-Lapu City, we recommend searching for a hotel near the district of Alegria. Hotels near here will put you within close proximity of Cordova RORO Port and the boats that can be hired to journey to other islands.
Where is the best place to stay for backpackers?
There are a variety of hostels that can be found in Lapu-Lapu City, but among the most popular is Joyful Island Hostel – Mactan Beach, often chosen for its location along the coast as well as its proximity to several of the hotspots on Mactan Island and Olango Island.
Where is the place to stay to be near the best restaurants?
Incredible food can be found across Lapu-Lapu City, but if you want to find yourself within walking distance of the best variety of restaurants, look in the district of Maribago. We recommend Aosmec Square Hotel for its price and proximity to many of the best eateries.