Cebu is a buzzing destination with countless of activities to fill any wanderlust cravings – from basking at many of its white sand beaches to snorkeling and diving, from chasing waterfalls to overnight peak camping. But Cebu is more than a nature adventure destination, but a business hub and shopping haven as well. Lapu-lapu City is one of the metro’s urban destinations that is very blessed with proximity, where business can totally be weaved with pleasure.
Lapu-lapu City is where Mactan-Cebu International Airport is situated and is about 15-minutes away from many of the world-class resorts; not to mention pretty close (about 10-25 minutes from the resort belt) to three of the city’s Export Processing Zones and Cebu’s only outlet shopping complex.
Hailing from this breezy and laidback side of Metro Cebu, let me show you around the Historic Resort City with my list of seven (7) must-do things when visiting Lapu-lapu using my new and amazing Huawei P9 with Leica Dual Camera.
1. Recalling a part of PH’s History
From our elementary history books, any Filipino should be familiar with the Battle of Mactan where Portuguese Explorer Magellan was killed by native leader Lapu-lapu in 1521.
The Lapu-lapu Shrine in Punta Engaño where the battle happened should be on anyone’s itinerary when visiting Lapu-lapu City.
2. A Day Tour at any of Lapu-lapu City’s World-Class resorts (or better yet, an overnight stay)
Lapu-lapu City is known for its world-class resorts intertwined with warm local Cebuano hospitality. Imagine yourself by the beach sipping on your favorite cocktail listening to the waves crashing the shores. Ahhh, relaxing! A must experience!
3. Food Trip
Lapu-lapu City is famous for SuTuKil. Coined from three methods of preparing food, SuTuKil restaurants offer fresh seafood where diners get to choose how they want to their food – either Sugba (grill), Tula (stewed) or kinilaw (raw seafood in local vinegar.)
And don’t forget the acclaimed spicy lechon. Yum!
But Lapu-lapu is not only famous with local favorite cuisines but also international food. From Italian to American, Japanese to Korean – you name it, Lapu-lapu excels in many types of fare.
4. Visit a Guitar Factory
Made by hand and with quality materials, these guitars proudly made in Mactan produce a balanced and relaxing acoustic sound.
5. Drop by Poblacion
The city center is a chaotic allure. Flocked by locals to call upon for help and gratitude to Nuestra Señora Virgen Dela Regla Parish Church, to buy groceries at the public market, to stroll at the park or just to catch a ride at several public transport terminals, this stop would be a true immersion.
Lapu-lapu has several islands and visting the nearby islands of Olanngo and Caohagan Islands would be a real treat. Plus, snorkeling at San Vicente and Hilutungan to meet schools of fishes of different specie.
7. Sunset Cruise along Mactan Channel
An hour cruise along Mactan channel to witness the majestic sun descending at the edge of the channel with both Marcelo Fernan and Osmeña Bridges on the same frame.
Here’s a sample 3 days, 2 nights Lapu-lapu City Itinerary.
Day 1: Lapu-lapu City Tour
09:00AM – Lapu-lapu Shrine
10:30AM – Nuestra Senyora Virgen de Regla
12:00PM – Lunch at Rico’s Lechon
02:00PM – Visit Guitar factory
03:30PM – Snack time at Vue Cebu Yacht Club
05:00PM – Start of Sunset Cruise
06:00PM – Prawn Dinner at Choobi-choobi
07:30PM – Back to Hotel
Day 2: Island Hopping
09:00AM – Start of island Hopping
Olanggo and Caohagan Island, Hilutongan and San Vicente Marine
Sanctuaries. Also an option to drop by Pandanon Island, Bohol.
3:00PM – End of Island Hopping
6:00PM – SuTuKil Dinner at Fiesta Bay Mactan
Day 3: Resort Day!
Have a day tour at any of Lapu-lapu City’s resort. Resort Day packages
usually include lunch at hotel’s food outlet. Be sure to inquire on the inclusions when booking.
This sample itinerary is a great way to know and experience Lapu-lapu in a nutshell. And to read more about the great Huawei P9 with Leica Dual Camera which I used to take the photos on this blogpost, check out my Life+Style and Travel blog, Doyzkie.com, soon.
In todays day and age, the need to capture precious moments is important, and it’s such a thrill that Huawei P9 delivers crisp, bright and clear pictures. Check out the beautiful and sexy Huawei P9 with Dual Leica Camera at the nearest Huawei dealer in your area.