For decades, Toledo City on the midwestern coast of Cebu island was known for nothing else but its mining industry and for being a transit point to Negros island. Recent years, however, has seen nature lovers discovering its natural attractions like its mountains and lakes. One of the newest activities offered here are guided stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) tours by Paddle Out Board Rentals & Tours (Mobile: +63 9159349411), which only started operating a year ago. My friends Jilly and John,Read More→
Launched in late 2018, Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu Resort is one of the relatively newer resorts on the popular holiday island of Mactan Island in Cebu, Philippines. Conveniently a short drive away from the international airport, this five-star 272-room resort on the Punta Engaño peninsula stands out from the rest with its grand infinity pool, luxurious spa facilities, and panoramic sunset views over historic Magellan Bay. The body of water fronting the resort was the site of the Battle ofRead More→
I first saw Gibitngil island on a boat trip from Daanbantayan to Kinatarcan island last January. Keen on checking out lesser-known northern islands of Cebu as alternatives to Bantayan or Malapascua, I revisited the north last month to finally explore this rocky island. Fantastic Medellin Adventure (Mobile: +63 9227343533), a local boat operator, arranged a day tour for us from mainland Medellin. On this weekend trip, I was accompanied by fellow content creators Anthony of Tonyo Travels, Christian of TheRead More→
Citadines is a pet-friendly and eco-friendly four-star hotel with apartment-style rooms and a scenic infinity pool.
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→
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→