Anjo World reopens, adapts to ‘new normal’ in amusement tourism

Anjo World is now ready to welcome guests with new normal measures in place for amusement tourism as it reopens today, September 11, 2020. Cebu’s premier amusement park, operated by Belmont One, has officially resumed operations after being closed for months due to stringent community quarantine imposed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. It…

A weekend in Huni Sicogon

BEACHFRONT. Huni Sicogon has an expansive beachfront that looks across to Islas de Gigantes.

Rough waters turn gentle and the cerulean deep gives way to aquamarine shallows as a speck in the distant horizon transforms into Sicogon Island. Our destination slowly appears as a towering mass of green bordered by a strip of white that glistens under the noonday sun. Nearer still, we can make out a gently sloping…

SM’s Sky Park: A colorful world of fun, play

FUN PLACE. Children had fun playing with the uniquely-designed slides and other play areas in the Sky Park.

“Follow me,” said our guide the Mad Hatter, in his large top hat and violet coat, as he led us into a wonderland of artistry and play that is the Sky Park of SM Seaside City in Cebu. A parade of kids in all sizes and ages skipped along, past fountains and manicured gardens, giant…

Filipino travelers to Hong Kong get top deals from Marco Polo hotels

MARCO POLO HONGKONG. Fantastic view of Hong Kong from the Marco Polo Hongkong.

The Philippines is now the second biggest travel market in Hong Kong, and the Marco Polo Hotels-Hong Kong gives Filipinos even more reasons to visit and enjoy this Chinese city. From room upgrades to shopping discounts and free ferry rides, Filipino travelers to Hong Kong enjoy a world of privileges from the Marco Polo Hongkong,…

Beyond level 5, Aguinid Falls is unspoiled, green

ALL TO OURSELVES. We went past the crowded lower levels to enjoy a dip in level 7 of Aguinid Falls.

A regular climb to Aguinid Falls in Samboan, Cebu entails going up the pathway created by the flowing water as it makes its way down from the fifth level to the sea. Beyond the fifth tier, however, the falls go up three levels more. There, beyond the reach of the regular climbers, nature is raw,…

AirAsia offers low fares in seat sale

Travel to amazing destinations with AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale that gives travellers access to over a hundred local and international destinations across 22 countries. AirAsia, together with its long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier AirAsia X are offering three million promo seats for travel to popular local destinations like Kalibo, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Tacloban and…

Pescador Island adventure: dolphins, marine beauty make up for the “sharks”

Dolphins swim beside our boat as we approach Pescador Island off Moalboal in southern Cebu.

Dolphins! They swam beside our boat as we neared Pescador Island off Moalboal for a day out snorkeling and enjoying the much better preserved underwater marine life in the southern town known for its long strip of white sand beach.

PLDT Home offers connectivity bundle to AirBNB hosts

The view from Villa Busay, which you can rent through AirBnB.

Being an AirBNB host is a great way to earn money, make friends, and get to meet people from different countries. Cristina Hoffman, who has listed her family’s Villa Busay in Jardin de Busay with AirBNB, said all her guests have so far been wonderful. Hoffman was among those who shared their experiences as hosts…

Coral Seaside at Jpark serves freshest seafood, Mediterranean cuisine

CULINARY BOUNTY. Coral Seaside’s seafood platter hosts a marine bounty of fish, prawns, squid, and mussels drizzled with tomato salsa and garnished with greens.

The freshest crabs, lobsters, and fish sourced mainly from local fishers served along the coastline as the sun dips below the horizon and lights up the sky make up the luscious seafood dining experience that is the Coral Seaside Restaurant of Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu City.

Jpark Island Resort hosts one of best dive spots in Mactan

FANTASTIC VIEW, AWESOME EXPERIENCE. Diving off Jparl Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan Island is an out-of-this-world experience, especially for people like us who just learned how to dive.

The sea floor sloped down as we made our way from the shallows to the murky depths, ready to take on our first and possibly best diving experience at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark in Mactan Island. It seems difficult to believe but just half an hour before, we put on our first wet suit…

SkyWaterpark Cebu is island’s next big attraction

Skywaterpark Cebu artist's perspective.

If you can imagine swimming pools, waterhouse with slides, climbing nets, and giant tipping bucket, jacuzzi, and a swim-up bar built way above ground, then you have an idea what Cebu’s next big attraction SkyWaterpark Cebu will be like.

Jpark waterpark features giant slides, lazy river, fun play areas

WATERPARK FUN. Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark offers the best water play experience in Cebu.

When you let go, the force of the drop will take you on a spiral spin along the sides of a concave structure before plunging you into the water through a bottom hole in an exhilarating space bowl experience at Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark. The space bowl slide, a 48-meter fall into a six feet deep pool, is among the top draws and possibly the scariest activity at the Cebu resort’s famous Waterpark, possibly rivaled only by the giant green slide.

Be Grand Resort Bohol: luxurious getaway in Bohol

BE GRAND RESORT BOHOL. The view from the Food Hall, which offers the option for a fun and one-of-a-kind wet dining experience.

With its clear blue sea and fine sandy beach, luxurious suites and villas, and wide selection of food and drinks, the Be Grand Resort Bohol in Panglao Island has all the ingredients for an enjoyable getaway in the island of Bohol.

Jpark Island Resort offers fun beach, sea activities

JPARK ISLAND RESORT. Apart from being a grand five-star waterpark, Jpark Island Resort also has a strip of beach and sea that is just as enjoyable.

Though Jpark Island Resort is known for its grand five-star waterpark, the Cebu resort has a strip of beach and sea that is just as enjoyable. The family resort in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City has a coastline of fine golden sand framed by jagged rocks and bordered by a sea that several varieties of fish have made their home.

Eats Meets West showcases the best of Midwest Cebu towns

BEST MAIN COURSE. Tabuelan’s alimangong humba or crabs cooked in the manner of the popular Cebuano braised pork dish was picked Best Main Course during the Eats Meets West culinary competition earlier this month.

Crabs simmered humba style, skewered squid cubes turned golden brown on a clay grill, and native chicken cooked in fermented coconut juice as five towns in midwestern Cebu prepared their entries for the Eats Meets West culinary competition held in Tabuelan.

Aguinid Falls offers a different kind of thrill

AGUINID FALLS. Other waterfalls may be taller or more majestic but none can compare to the total experience of climbing up the many levels of Aguinid Falls in Samboan, Cebu. This is level 5, the topmost section.

Going up Aguinid Falls was a climb of many thrills: wading in the flow or swimming where the water pools, stepping from rock to rock, climbing alongside that falling sheet of liquid or meeting it head-on, pausing to take a shower.

Durano Eco Farm springwater pools offer cool, clean dip

SPRING WATER. A mountain spring fills seven multi-level pools at the Durano Eco Farm in Carmen, Cebu.

Water from a fast-flowing mountain spring runs through the Durano Eco Farm and replenishes seven multi-level pools to give visitors the best dip of their lives. The pools come in various sizes and depth: shallow for kids, deep for teens and adults, and one that’s a 12 feet plunge for those who want to dive.

Danasan Eco Adventure Park offers fun, extreme, and nature adventure

EXTREME ADVENTURE. When it comes to extreme activities, the Danasan Eco Adventure Park in Danao City has a lot to choose from.

Two specks atop a steel tower hurtle downward, their screams reverberating around the mountain camp that is the Danasan Eco Adventure Park in Danao City. As they near ground, the two friends’ shrieks turn to whoops of triumph and relief at having survived the 130-foot swing. It’s not as if they weren’t warned, though. The name Skydrop alone suggests it would be one, long fall.

Aloguinsan features Bojo River, The Farmhouse, Hermit’s Cove tours

A small town located on the western seaboard of Cebu, Aloguinsan is gaining renown for its nature tours that advocate sustainable and responsible tourism. One of the notable activities for town visitors is a downstream ride on a small baroto (wooden boat) along the Bojo River as fishermen guide point out mangrove and other flora as well as bird species.

Gabii Sa Kabilin 2015 sites: A walkthrough

Gabii sa Kabilin Map

Gabii Sa Kabilin or Night of Heritage is the year’s most-awaited cultural and heritage event in Cebu. On this day, which is always the last Friday of May, museums, churches, temples and heritage houses in Cebu stay open until midnight. To preview and plan ahead your Gabii Sa Kabilin route on May 29, check out…