Philippines

Highland Mango Ecofarm: Mountaintop Resort in Consolacion, Cebu

Posted on April 11, 2022

Is Consolacion becoming the next Busay? The past year has seen a growing number of accommodations and dining establishments mushroom on the highlands of Consolacion, specifically the mountain barangays of Panoypoy and Garing. As roadworks near completion and provide better access, the area now provides an alternative upland escape to the Cebu Transcentral Highway (generally referred to as “Busay”) for Metro Cebu residents. One of the newest mountain resorts in town is Highland Mango Ecofarm, located on a lush mountaintopRead More

6 Scenic Mountain Cafés in Consolacion, Cebu

Posted on April 6, 2022

Over the past year, cozy mountain cafes and restaurants have popped up in the highlands of Consolacion, Cebu – specifically in the mountain barangays of Panoypoy and Garing – offering an alternative upland escape to Cebu Transcentral Highway (aka “Busay) for urban dwellers seeking cool air, greenery and scenic views. These open-air establishments not only offer incredible views of the surrounding countryside and the metropolitan area’s skyline but also a safe, well-ventilated dining experience. Here’s are six recommended restaurants inRead More

Wooloo: Stylish & Exclusive Mountain Cottage in Consolacion, Cebu

Posted on March 29, 2022

Who would have known that Consolacion – the small town just north of Metro Cebu, notorious for its rush-hour traffic jams – could offer a place of utmost solitude and relaxation? Managed by Solea Hotels & Resorts, Wooloo is an exclusive mountain cottage perched on a ridge in the highlands of Barangay Garing, Consolacion, located right next to the popular Nanda Cafe, which they also own and operate. (Check out my post on 6 Scenic Mountain Cafes in Consolacion, CebuRead More

Mezzo Hotel: Elegant Stay at Mabolo-Kasambagan, Cebu City

Posted on March 11, 2022

Tucked in a residential neighborhood, Mezzo Hotel is a four-star accommodation at the border of Mabolo and Kasambagan in Cebu City, Philippines. While primarily designed as a business hotel, it’s also a great choice for leisure travelers because of its practical location within Metro Cebu. It’s situated in a quiet residential side street but still very accessible to trendy establishments along F. Cabahug St, where you can find restaurants, cafes, spas, bars and a popular club, Icon. Cebu Business Park,Read More

Liloan, Cebu: Hiking the Cotcot River in Barangay Mulao

Posted on February 27, 2022

What comes to mind when you hear of the Cebu town of Liloan? To most people, it’s rosquillos cookies and the historic Bagacay Point Lighthouse. But this town has so much more to offer if you venture farther inland. The Cotcot River, for example, which separates Liloan from the municipality of Compostela to the north, is a river trekking destination. It is one of the major rivers on Cebu island, running for around 40 km from the highlands of CebuRead More

Camp Paradisio: Hilltop Getaway in Tabogon, Cebu

Posted on February 18, 2022

Lying along the quiet northeast coastline of Cebu island, Tabogon is one of the least visited towns in the province. Many Cebuanos won’t even be familiar with the town when you mention it! For those who do make it this far, the biggest draws are Banyan Spring Resort (formerly Guiwanon Cold Spring) and the new redeveloped Port of Tabogon. But Camp Paradisio – a new resort opened only last December 2021 – is another great reason to visit this town.Read More