The City of Lapu-Lapu is noted for being tourist haven for her historical spots, her beautiful, pristine sandy shores and white sand beaches on one side of the island city, more particularly in the coastal barangays of Marigondon, Agus, Suba-basbas, Maribago, Mactan and Pta. Engaño also made The City of Lapu-Lapu a major weekend destination of the population of Metro Cebu and nearby towns.
The existence of plush beach resorts made it a prime tourist destination of the country, consistently attracting domestic and foreign tourists to spend their vacations.
The other side of the island facing Cebu, has no sandy shores. The deep harbors, however along this coast has made it the ideal location for the oil companies, for ship-building repair, dry-docking industry, for the construction of the giant industrial complex of General Milling Corporation and for the various industries of the Mactan Economic Zone.
Ferry boat service is also available between Pier 3 in Cebu City and Muelle Osmeña, Poblacion, The City of Lapu-Lapu.
It is expected that more industrial establishments will move to The City of Lapu-Lapu considering the convenience she can offer to investors plus the services extended by the industries located in the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ I & II) and Cebu Lightt Industries Park (CLIP).
These economic zones serve as the base of operations of various multi-national companies engaged in the manufacture of electronics, apparel, iron and steel, electronics, camera and camera parts, binoculars, novelty items, processed food, plastic products, industrial chemicals gases, machineries, bags and luggages, fashion jewelries, wood products, paper and paper products, rubber products, watches, optical lenses, glass filters, electrical machinery, industrial gloves, auto wire harness, parts and accessories.