Costabella Tropical Beach Cebu
Costabella, a luxury beach resort awarded by the Philippine Department of Tourism with the highest resort classification. An iconic property embraced by white fine sand and shaded by palm trees. All accommodations from the modest to luxurious with private balconies offer breathtaking view that is both peaceful and romantic. This tropical retreat is good for honeymoons and weddings. In addition to the ballroom, the hotel has the spacious LaTerraza; an outdoor venue ideal for private functions and company picnics as well as seven conference suites for corporate and business meetings.
Savour the history
The history of Cebu is immediately evident in its impressive collection of significant landmarks. Dating back to the 16th century, the city plays home to such notable attractions as Colon Street, Dano City's life-size pope statues and the Lapu-Lapu Monument, with plenty of choice in terms of accommodation to explore it all.
If you're hoping to save a buck by discovering Cebu on foot, bunk up near Colon Street. Boutique hotels are cheap with basic accommodation. This includes the Sampaguita Suites-Plaza and Centrepoint Hotel Cebu. Alternatively, the Raddisson Blu will get you star-rated service a bit further away.
Soak up the culture
Along with Cebu's rich history is an equally rich culture. From the collections of the Cebu Provincial Museum to the Provincial Capital, cultural heritage is easily found. A stay close the heart of the city allows easy access to many significant sites, while providing a glimpse into everyday Cebu life.
The Best Western offers a location in the city centre with a 4-star rating and roofdeck offering up panoramic urban views. For lower costs, you may want to consider a stay at the Cuarto Hotel Cebu, providing modern accommodation close to the Ayala shopping centre.
Get back to nature
Capping off Cebu's appeal is a swathe of impressive natural sites that showcase the area's incredible scenic beauty. The trek to The Tops at Mount Busay offers spectacular views of the city at night, or relish the tranquillity of the Santa Rosa Falls. Alternatively, nearby Mactan boasts beautiful sandy beaches.
The Henry Hotel and Marco Polo Plaza are ideally located toward the northern edge of the city, closer to Mount Busay. Both offer up 4-star service and reasonable rates. An overnight stay on Mactan Island is worth considering for access to beaches, diving and the waterfalls. Accommodation ranges from the 5-star Plantation Bay Resort & Spa to the budget-friendly Alta Cebu Resort.