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Agua Villa Exclusive Resort

 Agua Villa Resort is an exclusive resort located in Panalipan, Catmon, Cebu.  It is about an hour drive going up north. You can rent the whole place for only 10,000 (overnight) and that is already good for 10 to 15 people with accommodation and facilities included already.

We went to the place for our team building. This time, I was not able to travel with my girlfriend because of our schedules. Anyways, the place is indeed a good venue for group outing, team buildings, small group reunions, and even family outing. They have a kitchen where you can cook your meals, indoor and outdoor dining area; they also have parking space enough for two cars or van; the place has a gate so it is quite safe; they have a living room where you can have your siesta; they have 2 air conditioned room and 1 big dorm-type room. The whole place is really nice and I can say that it is very “sulit” having it for only 10,000 bux. If you are a group of 15 then the damage would only be 600 plus per person. Not bad at all for such experience.

How To Get There:  From Cebu City, take the North bound bus in North bus terminal. Just tell the bus attendant to drop you off at the said resort in Panalipan, Catmon; just a few kilometers from Carmen. Fare would be 65 php as of this posting.

Here are some shots of the place.  (Photo Credits to Moc and Flesy.)

The Pool  

The Villa   

The Pool and Jacuzzi

The Beach   

Resort Balcony & Activity Area 

This is how it looks like outside the resort:      The resort is just along the way so it is not that hard to locate. It is on the right side if you are going up north from the city.

Some shots during our team-building activities: Go Team Dora!

  Whapaaaaaak!! Sapul! lol. (I felt sorry for the egg)

Our Breakfast. Thanks to Junel & Carl  

Daddy Ron! (This is how we chillax)

The Cool Boys. hahah

The Featured couple, Flesy and Moc (thanks for the photos)

 

Meet Team Dora 

We had fun during our stay and I think I will be visiting this place next time with my loved ones and/or friends.

  Peace Out!

 

Maribago Bluewater Resort: Mactan Island’s Gem

 Maribago Bluewater is a resort located in Brgy Maribago, Lapulapu City, Cebu.  It is one of the premiere resort-destination in Mactan Island.  It is one of the Bluewater-trademark resorts in the Country.  It offers wide range of activities such as for team buildings and other family or group activities.  It is also a nice place to spend a night for those who needs to escape from the stress in the city.  You do not actually need to travel long distances.  This is ideal for people who hates hitting the road but are longing to spend a day at the beach.

How To Get There:  It would just take a few minutes ride from Mactan International Airport (Cebu) so it is really ideal for tourists who want to start their day soaking at the beach; you just need to hire a cab from the airport.  From Cebu City proper, if you are commuting, you can take a jeep bound for Mandaue (Highway Seno or Parkmall), and then take another jeep/multicab bound for Maribago.  It would take around 45 minutes travel from Mandaue, lesser if you would take a taxicab.

From Manila:  There are a lot of flights to choose from per day bound for Cebu so it is not a problem.  You can choose from PAL, Cebu Pax, Airphil, or Zestair.

Amenities:

The Pool Their pool is quite warm or should I say warm at that time because of the sun. Otherwise, it was really good.

 Come one, come all.. 🙂

The Beach  Who would not love the white sands and crystal clear waters?

The Food  

The food is fine but not quite impressive.

Cottages/Rooms    

Beach Huts   

Outdoor Chess   

Jet Skis  

And More!  

Banca Across the Man-made Island 

Spending a day at the resort would be suggestive, but it is highly suggestive if you spend the night with your loved one in this romantic resort.  For the locals of Cebu, if you are tired of travelling to far places then this is the perfect resort for you.  You can actually visit their website at to book or for inquiry.

Are you in Cebu right now? then what are you waiting for? Visit Maribago Bluewater Resort now..

Amontay Beach Resort: A Northern Mindanao Destination

Amontay Beach Resort is located in Amontay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.  It is the only resort in Agusan that offers wide variety of activities and amenities.  If you had enough of white sand beaches and wants to try gray sand beach but still with clear waters, then Amontay is a good choice.  It is an easy access to tourists since it is just a few minutes away from the Port Of Nasipit (the portal of Butuan City).

How To Get There:  From Butuan city, you can ride a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro city and just tell the driver or the steward to drop you off at the corner going to Amontay Beach Resort.  Travel time is around 30 minutes from Butuan City.  If you travel by boat from Cebu or Manila, you can just take a trike going to the resort upon arrival at the port of Nasipit.

Amenities and Accomodation:

The Poolside Rooms 

The Beachfront Rooms   

The Pool  Kiddie pool  

The big Pool

Other Views of the Pool

Pool Bar  (ongoing construction)

Poolside Activity Center

The Beach   

The Food  Buffet Meal   Breakfast   The Menu

Outdoor Activities   The Restaurant  

The Function Room  

Amontay Beach is a great place to spend a day or even for a few nights.  The food is, in my own rating, around satisfactory to good.  The food service is slow at times if they would have a bunch of guests to serve and attend to but they still do their best to be good at what they do.  Overall, it is a good place to stay and I recommend it to guests who are planning to visit Butuan or any part of northern Mindanao.

To know more itineraries visit:  The Philippine Travel Itineraries.

Sweet Potatoes wandering in Camotes Island

Camotes is a group of islands located in the northeastern part of Cebu, with 3 major islands (Pacijan, Poro and Ponson), and 1 small island called Tolang..  The Capital of Camotes is the Poro town but since most resorts are located in San Francisco, it became the major hub for tourists.

The port in Brgy Consuelo, San Francisco, Camotes

It was a gloomy day when we arrived in Camotes.  We were sad because we thought that our Camotes trip would be spoiled by the bad weather.  But good thing, the next day, the sun did shine. Hurray!

Where to stay:

There are a lot of resorts to choose from, but as a practical budget traveler, it is wise to choose Santiago Bay Garden Resort.  The resort is located in Brgy Santiago, just few minutes away from the port of consuelo.  Remember that the port of Consuelo is nearest to the resort, not in Puertobello or Poro.

Santiago Bay Resort’s cheapest accomodation is 1,000 php for 2 pax.  It is a nice place to stay because it is strategically located near the wide stretch of white sand beach of Santiago and it is also a few walks away from few grill restaurants.

Here are some photos of the resort:

Santiago Bay’s Infinity pool.

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Santiago Bay Resort is the best place (for me) to stay whenever you are in Camotes.  You can also choose Mangodlong Rock Resort, a higher-end resort and a sister resort of Santiago Bay.

You can reach them through their office in mainland Cebu which is in Mandaue through phone number (+63 32) 4203385.

Where to go and what to do:

The Beaches:

The stretch of white sand beach in Santiago.

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Borromeo Beach Resort in Bakhaw, Esperanza, Camotes

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Fresh Water Adventure:

Lake Danao Park

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Kayaking in the lake cost us only 50php per person for an hour.  At first, I was hesitant because it might be costly, but I was wrong.  It was my first time to ride a kayak.

Timubo Cave

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Water at last! 🙂

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  • Baywalk
  • Municipal Hall
  • St. Joseph Church 

    If you need more assistance about tourism info in Camotes, just visit the Tourist Information Center.

    You will surely find it helpful to ask questions in the tourist info center.  They might as well give you an itinerary, if you do not have any.  And remember, it is free of charge.

    Where to Eat:

    Santiago Bay Garden Resort also offer food:

    Pito’s Sutukil

    Sugba Tuwa ug Kilaw which means Grill, Fish Soup, and Raw seasoned fish.  That is the specialty of Pito’s Sutukil.  Their food is great and the price is reasonable enough.

    Bon Appetite!

    How to get there:

    From Cebu:  From North Bus Terminal, take the Danao-bound jeepney or minibus going to Danao port.  You also have the option to take jeepney from White Gold Club or Vhire from SM.

    Take a 2-hour ferry from Danao port bound for Consuelo Port.  I prefer Jomalia Shipping because they have comfortable seats.

    From Manila:  Take the plane bound for Cebu and then take the jeepney/bus/vhire to Danao port.

    Just try to discover yourself in Camotes.. It might be helpful to you.

    Enjoy!