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Dakong Bato Resort: The Big Rock of Dalaguete

Dakong Bato Resort is located in Coro, Dalaguete, Cebu.  It is around 100 kms south of Cebu province and about 2 hours of travel by bus. The resort offers wide range of amenities for the whole family. Local tourists often visit the place on weekends, so it is much better to visit the place on a weekday if you want to enjoy the place just for yourselves. They have rooms for families or couples that can be used overnight. They have two pools; both are 5 feet max.  You can also enjoy the beach if you want to.  It offers stunning view of Cebu Straight, facing the island of Bohol.

How To Get There:  From Cebu City, take the bus going down south in Cebu South Bus Terminal. Again, choosing Ceres Aircon Bus would be the best option for safety and convenience.  It would cost you around 100-110 php per person.; just tell the bus crew to drop you off in Dakong Bato. The resort is just adjacent to the national road, so you do not have to take another ride which is a pain-in-the-arse for most people.

  The Swimming Pool   

    Pool 2  

The Beach    

Hello to the Pool and the Beach

Resort Accommodation       

      The accommodation we chose is good for two.  I like it because we already have our own dining table just outside the room with a very great view of the sea.

Here are some shots we took from our balcony:       The breathtaking view just gives you broad perspective in life.

The Food             We had their house special, Kamayan, for dinner. Yummy! 

            Tocilog and Baked Mac for Brunch.. 🙂  

Dakong Bato Restaurant’s Menu   

Getting Around The Resort                                                                            The Resort Lobby    

The Garden         b

The Beachfront     

The Resort’s Structures                  

We went to this place to celebrate our Anniversary.  We want to move on with our lives even though our families were affected by the recent typhoon. We are still thankful that our families in typhoon-hit areas are doing well and moving on with life. With this, we are able to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a more meaningful way.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of You!

Keep on Movin’!  Never stop Explorin’!

Virgin Beach Resort: A Tropical Haven

Virgin Beach Resort is a budget-friendly tropical paradise.  This place is ideal to every human being who seeks escape from the reality of a stressful job, who seeks to pamper themselves, who seeks adventure, and who needs enough brainwashing (emptying their minds through meditation with peaceful and tranquil environment).  This place is also perfect for lovers who needs to unwind and spend some romantic time, and I mean lovers of all ages; you might be new lovers or lovers for decades.  If you are a company or a group of 20, 50, 100 or more people, then this place is just right for you!  There has already been a lot of team/company outing that was being held at Virgin Beach and that is because of the amenities and its enough space that could cater up to 300 people (in my own estimate).  You can actually have a lot of activities there for your team, and I am sure not a single person would get bored (unless that person is a loner); see their amenities as shown below.  For families, yes indeed this place is perfect for families.  The pool is the favorite place of the children.

How To Get There:  From Cebu City take a cab going to the North Bus Station.  At the bus station, you can choose different bus companies but I prefer Ceres Tours (for safety and comfort).  Take the Maya-Bagay route and tell the bus driver or conductor to drop you off at the corner going to Virgin Beach Resort in Malbago, Daanbantayan.  From the national road going to the resort, you can ride a motorbike (habal2x) for 50Php (good for 2 pax already).

If you cannot find an aircon bus with Maya-Bagay route and you prefer aircon bus, you can just ride an Aircon Bus with any route going to Bogo, but be sure to transfer to another bus (Maya-Bagay Route) when you arrive in Bogo City.

For private vehicles, it is best if you bring a map with you if you are not familiar with the place.  The place is located in Malbago, Daanbantayan, Cebu.

Accommodation and Amenities:                                                         Virgin Beach Resort’s Superior Room

The Beach

The Swimming Pool




Beach Volleyball

Mini Golf


Mini Wall Climb with Zip

Billiard Hall

Mini Library

Entertainment Hall (movies, karaoke, board games, mini stage)



Island Hopping (Malapascua & Capitancillo Island)

Beach Huts


The Food:  Virgin Beach Resort offers a wide variety of food in their restaurant.  From Filipino to American dishes.  They give excellent value to food.  Here are some images of their food:  Chicken Afritada

Pancit Guisado

                        Chopsuey and Chicken Tinola

American Breakfast

I love my overall experience in Virgin Beach Resort and I would highly recommend the resort to those who seek a break from his/her usual routine in life.  I guarantee that you will really enjoy your stay at the Virgin Beach Resort!