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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:39

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:38

Speaking Cebuano 1st (Phrases)

Speaking Cebuano 1st Lesson - Phrases

Lets start with common phrases and numbers before we go on the grammar and structure of the language. 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:38

Getting Around

Transportation in Cebu

What to Expect

Getting around an urban/rural jungle such as Cebu can be such as hassle if you don't know your way. if you're the hardcore traveler, you'll have fun in the chaotic transport system that Cebu has to offer( Though way better than what Manila and probably India have). However, if you're like travelers that comes from first and second world countries, then you'll probably be disgusted with the system to the point you might be discourage to go around Cebu instead.

But please don't.

Cebu with all its marvels have a lot to offer to travelers that muster enough courage to go around the island[read other sections why]. Hopefully with this guide you'll have no problems finding and squeezing your way around.

 

Things to note when you're on the road driving, riding or walking

 

  1. Cebu, like most other regions in the country have a different way of looking at traffic lights. Here Green means "go fast" , Yellow means " go faster!", while Red means " You have 5 seconds to step on it!" So don't be surprise when you see a red light, and cars are still passing you by.
  2. Majority don't follow the pedestrian lane and often jay walk. if you're driving( if you're new to the Philippines, i suggest you don't), be careful of these people.
  3. Everyone swerves in traffic.
  4. Unlike most countries where honking your car's horn is seen as a sign of rudeness, in Cebu, its totally normal, and sometimes even encouraged to avoid accidents. Cars honk their horn to let pedestrians and cars changing lane that it is coming.
  5. Better to be a defensive driver when driving the streets of Cebu, side mirrors are often side by side to other cars in times of heavy traffic.
  6. Jeepneys, a major public transportation in the Philippines (See futher notes) will just stop at the side or even at the center of the road when they see a passenger wanting to ride.
  7. Peak hours are from 7 to 10 am in the mornings and 4 to 8 in the evenings.

 

Better watch out for people like him, jaywalking even though there is clearly a skywalk right behind him.

man jay walking

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:37

Resorts in Cordova

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Cordova Reef Village Resort

Cordova Reef Village Resort in Cordova is one of the older resort in the area. Its a hugeresort, that caters to the more money spending tourists rather than the mass public. 

It sits on a four hectare property of lush green, and a gigantic swimming pool. There are a lot of activities in the resort ranging from snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and other

water sports. Although, the resort looks relaxing, and promising,  there are mix feedbacks regarding the place. Trip advisors notes that the place don't tell you what the

surcharges are(the ++) until you realized when you're checking out that you are paying a hefty amount. This left a lot of past travelers disappointed and angry with management not resolving this issue. Moreover,  some traverlers noted that the beach is

also not "swimmable"  especially during low tide, when the distance between sea level and natural ground is just ankle deep.


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•Ratescordovareefvillageresort (4)

–Standard | 150 $++
–Deluxe | 200$++
–Ocean Villa | 240$++
–Grand Villa | 300$++

Amenities

Single Deluxe Villa (SDV)

Deluxe Room with 1 King Size Bed
Good for two (2) persons ONLY
Fully air conditioned
Toilet and bath amenities
Bath tub (selected rooms)
Hair dryercordovareefvillageresort (5) Hot and cold water
Fully stocked mini-bar
Entertainment set (Cable TV)
Cabinet
Telephone (Local/Outside Call from room)
With private terrace
Good for 2 only
Activities
Snorkeling
JetSki/Waverunner
kayak
Parasailing
Sea Walker
Scuba Diving


 

 

ALTA Cebu Resort

alta resort in cordova

 

 

•Rates
–Standard | 78$++altaceburesort
–Deluxe | 119$++
–Premium| 119$++
•Amenities
All Standard Rooms come with the following inclusions:
Breakfast
Welcome Drink
Cable TV
Internet Café
FREE Wi-Fi << Resort Wide
Coffee / Tea Warmer
Fully Stocked Mini Bar
Use of Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi
Use of Videoke Room
Sports & Games Facilities

 

 

 

Agila Resort 

A new resort in Alegria, Cordova. Agila Resort is markted as a spa type of resort. Although it it not yet fully opened to the public, from what i've heard, the resort has no beach.

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:37

Resorts Danao

Resorts in Danao City

Coco Palms Resort Danao

coco palms resort danao

Relatively a new resort in Danao, Danao Coco Palms Resort just had its opening last May 2010. Even then, the resort has been getting a lot of positive feedback-probably because of its large area or the swimming pool right at the center of the resort. The beach part of the resort is quite interesting since the moment you step out of the "beach area" , you are instantly on the deep parts of the water. So easy to say its a great place for snorkeling. The food isn't cheap but i heard it tastes good. Entrance fee is 150 pesos per adult and overnight rooms is priced at 1980.  Average food price is around 150-170 pesos per person.

The resort is located just along the coastal highway right before Danao City Proper. A good 30 minute ride from Cebu City Proper and around 45 mins from Mactan International Airport.

Contact Details

danao coco palms map  Website: www.danaococopalms.com

  Tel: 0325122132

  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

El Salvador Resort

elsalvador

The resort offers a great place to relax and enjoy the ambiance of nature. It has 39-units guest rooms, a fully-air-conditioned ballroom which is also divisible and convertible into smaller function rooms, tropical garden and open spaces for outdoor receptions, lagoon swimming pool with waterfalls, pool with an overflowing outdoor jacuzzi. COCO Bar & Restaurant, Buddy's KTV, Elsa Spa & fitness gym, F & B room service, Game/Volleyball court, automatic stand-by power generator, internet access, 24 hr. security.

The resort is located 33 kilometers north of Cebu City, particularly situated in barangay Sabang, Danao City, Cebu province, Island of Cebu. Around 45 minutes from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Danao City's business district is just 10 minutes of an enjoyable motorized tricycle ride from the resort.

Contact Details

Tel:(63)(32)-2004494

Fax : (63)(32)-2003622

Cell : (63)927-6093623


 

 

 

Intosan Resort


intosan

 

 

Contact Details

 

Website: http://www.intosanresort.com/

Telephone No. (63)(32) 200-3476
Fax Number (63)(32) 200-3476
Email Address: admin@intosanresort.com

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:36

Resorts Mactan

Resorts in Mactan

What started it all for Cebu, the resorts in Mactan are the most popular with the likes of Shangri-la, Hilton, Imperial Palace, and Plantation Resort paving its success. There are over a dozen of resorts in Mactan ranging from the smaller ones catering mostly to locals to the 5 star resorts offering world class amenities to foreign tourist and locals alike. Crystal clear aqua blue water, pristine white beaches, and natural greenery, what more can  you ask.  

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:34

Motels

Motel Guide in Cebu

Where are the Motels in Cebu? 

A Motel as described by Wikipedia is a type of hotel designed for a motorists convenience with a parking area just right beside the room the customer is staying. In the Philippines however,

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:34

City Hotels

Cebu Hotels

Where to Stay in Cebu?

At a hotel?duh. I'm kidding. Seriously though, there are a lot of hotels/pension houses/motels to choose from in Cebu. With the urban hotels being the more expensive ones, and pension houses being the cheapest( unless of course you have a relative in cebu, which probably is the cheapest of accommodations.).  For the sake of price comparison, i'll divide the accommodations into three tiers, with 1 being the most expensive and three being the cheapest. Tier 1 hotels would go to Marriott Hotel Cebu, Waterfront Hotel, Marco Polo, Parklane. Marriott charges around 5500 a night,  with Waterfront charging around 4900, Marco Polo 4700, and Parklane a little less with around 4300. Keep in mind these are published rates so if you're a long staying guest, you might get a bigger discount. Tier 2 hotels would go to Crown Regency, Cebu Midtown, Montebello Hotel, and Rajah Hotel. These hotels charge between the rates of 2000-4000 pesos. Locations for these hotels are at a prime area, especially when you look at fuente being the "center" of Cebu. Tier 3 hotels would go to Metropark hotel, Hotel Asia, La Guardia, and Grand Prix Hotel. These hotels charge between 800-2000 pesos a night, and their locations are in the inner roads with the exception of Grand Prix Hotel, which by far in my opinion have the best location among them.

 

 


Name of Hotel

Rating

Contact info

Address

Website

Parklane Hotel

★★★

•Cebu Office: (6332) 234 7000

Corner Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Escario Street, Cebu City

www.parklanehotel.com

•Manila Office: (02) 812 9984

Marriott Hotel

★★★★

Phone:  63 32 4115800

Cardinal Rosales Avenue Cebu City, 6000 Philippines

www.marriott.com

Marco Polo Plaza Hotel

★★★★★

Tel:(63 32) 253-1111

Marco Polo Plaza, Cebu

www.marcopoloplazacebu.com

Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills,

Apas, Cebu City, 6000, Philippines

Waterfront Hotel

★★★★

Tel. : (6332) 232-6888

Salinas Drive, Lahug

www.waterfronthotels.com.ph

Cebu City, 6000 Philippines

Cebu Midtown Hotel

★★★

Tel. No.: +6332 2539711

Fuente Osmeña

www.cebumidtownhotel.net

Cebu City, Philippines

Holiday Plaza Hotel

★★★

Trunk line: 2549880

F. Ramos Street, Cebu City, Philippines 6000

www.holidayplazacebu.com

Reservation: 2547643

Montebello Villa Hotel

★★★

Tel No.:

Banilad, Cebu City Cebu, Philippines 6000

www.montebellovillahotel.com

(03-32)

231-3681 to 89

Crown Regency Hotel and Residences

★★★

Tel. No.: (+6332) 418-8888

Tower 1, Fuente Towers,

www.crownregencyhotels.com

Osmeña Boulevard

Cebu City 6000, Philippines

Golden Peak Hotel‎

★★★

Tel. Nos. (63-32)

Gorrordo Avenue corner Escario Street,

www.goldenpeakhotel.com

233-9770, 233-8111

Cebu City, Philippines

Diplomat Hotel

★★

ph: +6332-2530099

90 F. Ramos Street

www.diplomathotelcebu.com

Cebu, Cebu 6000

Philippines

Vacation Hotel

★★

Tel. Nos. : (032) 2532766, 2537506, 2537185

Vacation Hotel Cebu 35 Juana Osmena Cor. Jose Avila Sts., Cebu City Philippines

www.vacationhotel-cebu.com

Metro Park Hotel

★★

Telephone Numbers:

Saint Lawrence St., Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

www.metroparkhotelcebu.com

233-2352, 233-3883

233-3887, 233-3677

233-0130

Cebu Northwinds Hotel

★★

Phone: +63 (0)32 233 03 11 or +63 (0)32 233 03 12 or +63 (0)32 233 03 13 or +63 (0)32 231 5984 or +63 (0)32 232 05 97 or 416-7775

Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City Philippines

www.cebunorthwinds.com

Apple Trees Suites Cebu

★★

Contact No.: (+63 32)

22 J. Llorente St. Capitol Site Cebu City

www.appletreesuitescebu.com

253 4236

#0922-8216697/0915-2996107

La Guardia Hotel

★★

Tel. #: (63-32)

Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City

www.laguardiahotelcebu.com

416-7889,

416-7881,

416-7787,

416-7788

Golden Prince Hotel and Suits

★★

Tel. No. : (6332)

Acacia Street, Corner Archbishop Reyes Avenue

www.goldenprincehotel.com

233-8660,

Barangay Kamputhaw,

412-8660

Cebu City

Hotel Asia Cebu

★★

Telephone No. (63.32)

11 Don Jose Avila St.,

www.hotelasiacebu.com

255 8536

Capitol Site, Cebu City

Philippines, 6000

Castle Peak Hotel

★★

Trunkline: +6332

F. Cabahug corner President Quezon

www.castlepeakhotel.net

233 1811

Streets, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu City

6000, Philippines

Cebu Grand Hotel

★★★

Tel. No.: (+6332) 2546331

Cebu Capitol Complex

www.cebugrandhotel.com

(+6332) 2546339

North Escario St.,

(+6332) 2546361

Cebu City, Philippines 6000

(+6332) 2546362

Dulcinea Hotel Suites

★★

Phone: (63) 32 4952741

Dulcinea Hotel and Suites,3rd Floor Shangs Mactan Town Center, M.L Quezon National Highway,Lapu-Lapu City Cebu, Philippines

www.dulcineahotel.com

(24/7 FrontDesk

(63) 32

3428298

(63)32

2382662

The Beverly Boutique Business Hotel

★★

Telephone: (6332)

F. Manalo Street

www.beverlyboutiquehotel.com

254-8570 to 76

Cebu City

Philippines 6000

EGI Resort and Hotel

★★★★

Tel : (63-32) 232-3111 to 15

Looc, Maribago, Lapu-lapu City 6015,

www.egiresortandhotel.com

Cebu, Philippines

Cebu R Hotel

★★

Tel : (+6332) 505-7188/ (+6332) 505-7189/ (+6332) 412-2828

101 Don Mariano Cui St., Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000 Philippines

www.ceburhotel.com

Richmond Plaza Hotel

★★★

Tel. No.: (+63)32

F. Sotto Drive, Gorordo Avenue Cebu City, Philippines.

www.richmondhotelcebu.com

232-0361

(+63)32

232-4616 to 17

Lancaster Hotels Cebu

★★★

Phone no.: 032 4940067 and 032 2369339

Barangay Pusok

www.lancasterhotelsph.com

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Philippines

The Orchard Cebu Hotel and Suite

★★★

Tel. No.: (+63 32) 344 1322

A.S. Fortuna Street, Bakilid

www.theorchardcebu.com

Mandaue City, Cebu

Philippines 6014

Rajah Park Hotel

★★★

TELEPHONE : (6332)

Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City, Philippines

www.rajahparkhotel.com

412-3337 ,

253-1812

Gran Prix Hotel and Suites

(032) 254 9169/ 253 3072

3rd Floor Coast Pacific Business Center Corner F. Ramos St and General Maxilom Avenue Cebu City

www.granprixhotels.com

 


Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:31

"Other" Nightlife in Cebu

What happens in Cebu, should stay in Cebu

Cebu's red light is not that big compared to its other South East Asian counterparts, because of the fact that as a Catholic country, these things are seen as a taboo. Even then, Cebu does have areas in which these bars, gentlemen's club, and massage parlors converge. 

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 10:31

Nightlife in Cebu

Nightlife in Cebu

Cebu's nightlife has slowly been catching up to Metro Manila's.  Usually, its on Friday and Saturday nights that Cebu's nightlife comes to life.  Areas such as

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