There are people who are not hardcore travelers. But if the opportunity comes, they will make sure it’s the most amazing moment of their lives, like it’s always the first time.
Before we say that there’s no hope to travel, people are so grateful that doors opened for them to visit different destinations around the country, at least a couple of times within their life. Fasten your seat belts. Ready, get set, here we go!
Experience the best and exciting trip in Cebu
She is not named the “Queen City of the South” for nothing. Cebu City is considered the oldest city in the archipelago, and the birthplace of Catholicism in Asia. With that spectacular historical event alone, one of the most grandeur Filipino celebrations was born — the Sinulog Festival.
Said to be the mother of Philippine festivals, Sinulog is a celebration of prayer and thanksgiving to the Child Jesus. Devotees from neighboring cities and provinces flock the barricaded busy streets of the city to give way to contingents from nearby regions and far to accompany the Cebuanos on this celebration.
The Mother of Festivals: Sinulog
The Sinulog Festival falls in January and with this year, a whopping 3 to 4 million people was recorded who were present during the said event.
But let’s not stop from there. Cebu (province) can offer you more. Let’s say, in Lapu-Lapu City, it is surrounded by amazing beach resorts and hotels. If you’re from Manila (or anywhere in the country) traveling to Cebu, and you’re planning to have your vacation, two of the many jewels that we can recommend you having on your bucket list are Crimson Resort and Spa, and Mövenpick Hotel, both in Mactan Island.
Jewels of Lapu-Lapu City
Crimson Resort and Spa is a wonderful experience. With its relaxing ambiance and hospitable crew (don’t forget the delightful food), we consider this resort a must-visit destination.
Walking around the vicinity, there are a lot of places you can hang and unwind. The 250 guest rooms and 40 pool villas, Crimson Resort and Spa will surely bring warmth to you and your family’s stay.
The Mövenpick Hotel, on the other hand, can offer you a different dimension to explore.
The Ibiza Beach Club (photo is shown above) is an outdoor venue to party the night away. Situated in the beach area of Mövenpick Hotel, it offers a wide array of entertainment from disco music, colorful drinks to a refreshing view of the blue-green ocean in Mactan.
The welcoming hotel staff makes you feel cozy and lets you experience a wonderful stay. Not only does Mövenpick showcase extraordinary time of your life, it does give you beautiful spots to have photographs for keepsakes on your travel photo album when you return home.
Are you getting tired? Come on! Let’s move on to the northern end of Cebu.
A total escape to the North
Located in the west of the northern part of the province of Cebu, Bantayan Island is a favorite destination.
A 3-hour travel by land and an hour travel by sea away from the main city, the quite long wait is worth it. When you arrive at the Bantayan Port, the clear waters of Bantayan Island is so tempting you wanted to dive in with your complete gears on.
Despite having the experience of the havoc of Typhoon Haiyan (local name, Yolanda) last October in 2013, the people of Bantayan are helping each other to stand up again from the disaster to rebuild the magnificent entrance of this island paradise.
The farmer’s market filled with baskets of fresh vegetables and seafood, if you visit this place, you will never forget the laughter of the Bantayanons (the island’s locals) and the sights and sounds of happy children playing on the street, and the sizzle of fresh-from-the-sea fish, shrimps, and shells. Totally irresistible!
And that is why Bantayan is our island getaway of choice.
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Let’s return back to the city, shall we? But don’t dry up yet. Before we wrap up our travel itinerary, waste our time, not for the last dip.
The heaven in the mountains of Adlaon
Off we go to Adlaon, a mountainous area in Cebu City, and have a nature-loving and stress-free feel.
Welcome to Rancho Cancio.
A family-owned relaxation spot away from the bustling street corners, Rancho Cancio is a chocolate-coated goodness overlooking the eye-soothing view of the lush green mountains of Brgy. Adlaon, still in Cebu City.
Ideal for family and friends who wanted not to travel too far from the main city, Rancho Cancio is a vacation spot which you can privately reserve. It might not be as luxurious as the beach hotels and resorts in Mactan, yet you can have the best accommodation and the hospitality of the caretakers, cooks, gardeners, and house helps.
Here’s a video* of the Rancho Cancio experience.
*Video courtesy of and with permission from Martin Tabañag.
You can consider it your home away from home. It is so relaxing and stress-relieving, that when you’re already there, you don’t want to go back.
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Care for an adventure to Cebu?
So, what are you waiting for? Book your flights early and fly here to where you can be treated like a royalty.
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This is by far our best travel experience around the Cebu. Hoping that we will be seeing you here in the future on your next vacation plans (don’t forget to wave) and we will be glad to welcome you with a free hug to the Queen City of the South.