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Hottest Summer Destinations to Visit in Cebu This 2020

by Chrissy Grey Resaba

Discovering unique travel destinations is getting more challenging every year. Modern-day travelers are seeking new experiences far from the hackneyed summer destinations we always see like the usual snapshots of beaches and bikinis that flood our social media feeds. However, living in Cebu as a local has always been a privilege as we have easy access to these newly-explored places. For our foreign friends though, the city offers countless adventures to experience, new hip activities to enjoy and places to bask or meditate. After all, travel should always be a therapeutic experience.

A few months closer and we can finally say, “It’s officially summer!”. Of course, as early as now, some are already tapping and scrolling their mobile phones for new and one-of-a-kind destinations and getaways. Sometimes, choosing where to go is quite a dilemma. To make it easier for you, here’s our list of the hottest travel destinations in Cebu this summer of 2020 that deserve to be explored by adventurers and thrill-seekers:

La Vue Cabine – Toledo City, Cebu

Experience luxury in nature. This cabin is atop the mountains of Toledo, overlooking the cerulean Tañon Strait. At the far horizon, in clear and sunny weather is the view of the majestic Mt. Kanlaon. One can truly feel paradise in this haven of relaxation and comfort. Aside from the scenic landscape, the fresh air will surely rejuvenate your senses!

Rancho Cancio – Brgy. Adlaon, Cebu City

For a while now, this place is making rounds on social media. This rest house is located at Brgy. Adlaon in Cebu City, a few kilometers away from Brgy. Busay. Be ready to get mesmerized with what’s in store for you at this picturesque destination.

Treehouse De Valentine – Balamban, Cebu

Treehouse De Valentine is best described as nature and rustic luxury in one self-contained space. Unconventional for the right reasons, this dream house is the perfect nest away from the hustle and bustle of the city. What could be an excuse not to list this perfect nook as your next stop for this year’s summer adventure?

Formosa Camp Resort – Bagasawe, Tuburan, Cebu

Glamping has been the name of the game this season. A term that resulted from combining the words“glamorous” and “camping”, glamping  includes outdoor overnight stays in glamorized tents with hotel-like amenities. The experience will surely be a different kind of bliss.

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Best Holiday Feelings at Seda Ayala Center Cebu

Seda Ayala Center Cebu showcases the BEST FEELINGS IN THE WORLD this time of year! Spoil yourselves with an abundant feast of all your favorite recipes and indulge in sweet treats for a jolly celebration. 

Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch 

Seda Ayala Center Cebu officially ushers in the festive season by bringing culture and tradition to everyone’s tables. Misto introduces a wide array of festive dishes presenting holiday classics like Puto Maya and Sikwate, Mushroom Soup, Whole Turkey, Ham, Prime Rib and a Christmas-inspired Lava Cake. Priced at Php2,000 nett per person, Seda’s Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet is available this December 24, from 05:30pm – 10:30pm. Dinner is inclusive of one (1) glass of wine or one (1) bottle of beer. 

 

On Christmas Day, families and friends are invited to dine at Misto for a a sumptuous feast of everyone’s well-loved Filipino holiday specials as Seda Ayala Center Cebu prepares a lavish Christmas Day buffet priced at P1,250 nett per person. Guests who wish to dine may visit Misto from 12:00noon– 02:30pm. 

 

The Arcade: A Retro 2020 NYE Countdown Party 

Seda welcomes 2020 with a modern take on retro culture! Have a glimpse of the yesteryears with Seda’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party and say hello to 2020 for only Php2,020 inclusive of unlimited wine, beer and selected cocktails. Our live band and DJ’s are sure to set those retro spirits soaring! 

Misto also invites families and friends for a sumptuous New Year’s Eve dinner buffet, from 05:30pm– 10:30pm, for only Php2,500 nett per person. Spread includes whole turkey, holiday ham, holiday desserts and a whole lot more of your yuletide favorites! 

For inquiries and reservations, please contact (032) 411 5800. You may also check Seda’s Facebook account @SedaAyalaCenterCebu to keep posted on further holiday updates.

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MAAYOng Pasko in Maayo Hotel

Take delight in the pleasures of the Yuletide season. Make way for a #MAAYOngPasko and celebrate Christmas with your family and friends. Holiday moments deserve a gratifying feast here at Maayo Hotel. Mark your calendars for this season’s good deals!

Starting December 16-30, 2019 guests can enjoy a festive Christmas Lunch and Dinner Buffet with popular Christmas specialty dishes alongside an international buffet spread at Uma Restaurant. Eat to your heart’s content and revel in this wonderful season. This offer is priced at Php 999 net per person inclusive of free-flowing chilled juices and drink. It is available by lunch from 12:00nn to 2:30pm and by dinner from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through Maayo Hotel’s Christmas Delights. Savor on an international lunch and dinner buffet spread featuring all-time Noche Buena favorites. Create heart-warming moments as you dine together with your loved ones this holiday season. Christmas Delights is priced at Php 1,100 net per person from December 24-25, 2019 only. It is available by lunch from 12:00nn to 2:30pm and by dinner from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Feel that Christmas Spirit with a meaningful serenade by a Christmas Choir. Have yourself enjoy the music of the Yuletide season given to us by The Tuners—composed of some alumni from the University of the Visayas Chorale. Hear them sing at Uma this December 16 and 24 at 12:00nn and 6:30pm, respectively.

And finally, meet the merriest man this Christmas. Kids and kids at heart can be merry as they meet and greet Santa Claus at the Maayo Hotel Main Lobby this December 21-24 from 4pm to 8pm only. Little ones can have their photos taken with the jolly old man—for free!

For table reservations and inquiries, call us at (032) 517 0200, email us at reservations@maayohotels.com or follow us on our social media pages in Facebook and Instagram @maayohotelcebu.

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The Christmas Season Just Gets Better at Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu

Any gathering needs a space for people to get together somewhere accessible, with ample room to accommodate everyone, and of course, delicious food and drinks—all of which can be answered by Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu.

How do you typically spend your Christmas holidays? Most would find themselves at gatherings with immediate and extended family, but some would probably spend it with friends as well.

 

Whichever the case, any gathering needs a space for people to get together somewhere accessible, with ample room to accommodate everyone, and of course, delicious food and drinks—all of which can be answered by Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu.

 

Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu’s General Manager, Mia Leon, at the launch of the Dazzling Days of Christmas 2019

After launching The Dazzling Days of Christmas, Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu, it’s clear that the hotel is a great location for all your holiday functions, and here’s why:

 

Your Christmas parties get an upgrade

For those looking to celebrate with loved ones, or with officemates, the hotel has two offerings for large gatherings. There’s the Bells & Carols, which comes at PHP1,190 net per person, and the Jingles & Sparkles, which comes at PHP890 per person. Check out the inclusions per package below:

Bells & Carols

PHP1,190 per person

Minimum of 50 persons

  • Choice of International or Filipino buffet menu
  • Complimentary Christmas pastries
  • Signature Christmas drinks
  • Christmas-themed centerpieces and stage decor
  • 2-hour Photo Booth with Christmas props
  • Use of venue for a maximum of four (4) hours
  • PA System with two (2) corded microphones
  • Waived corkage fee and handling fee for two (2) lechon
  • Waived corkage fee for two (2) bottles of wine or liquor
  • Waived energy fee for one (1) laptop and one (1) LCD projector
  • Wood parquet dance floor
  • Complimentary use of projector screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in the function room

Jingles & Sparkles

PHP890 per person

Minimum of 50 persons

  • Choice of International or Filipino buffet menu
  • Signature Christmas drinks
  • Christmas-themed centerpieces
  • Use of venue for a maximum of four (4) hours
  • PA System with two (2) corded microphones
  • Waived corkage fee and handling fee for one (1) lechon
  • Waived corkage fee for two (2) bottles of wine or liquor
  • Waived energy fee for one (1) laptop and one (1) LCD projector
  • Wood parquet dance floor
  • Complimentary use of projector screen
  • Wi-Fi connectivity in the function room

 

You get to feast on their festive menu

This season’s the time to indulge in the finest meals. Pusô Bistro & Bar is the ideal venue for intimate dinner with your partner, or for small family gatherings. 

 

Their Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet comes at the early elf rate of PHP1,400 net per person, with Christmas Day Dinner Buffet and Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at the early elf rates of PHP1,250 net per person and PHP1,050 net per person, respectively.

 

They also have a special menu for their New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet at the early elf rate of PHP1,750 net per person, and New Year’s Day Dinner Buffet and New Year’s Day Lunch Buffet at PHP1,300 net per person and PHP1,050 net per person, respectively.

 

And just a tip: to enjoy the early elf rate, it’s best to reserve a table on or before December 10, 2019!

 

You get to meet Hansel & Gretel

Or at least, their mascots! The iconic characters bring the yummy treats and tasty sweets from their story to Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu. 

 

Drop by the gingerbread house at the lobby for your favourite Christmas pastries, which include a variety of cookies, cakes, and native delicacies.

 

What’s even better, though, is that the portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. It’s a time of giving, after all!

 

Guests can hang their wishes on The Wishing Tree in the lobby

Your wishes will come true

It isn’t very often that we get to make a wish on a Wishing Tree, but Quest Hotel gives guests the opportunity to do so. 

 

Guests get a free card for a minimum purchase of PHP1,000 on any of the Seed Studio Toys available at the Gingerbread House. Proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc.’s (PADS) Prosthetic Project that aims to provide subsidized prosthetics to children and adults from low-income families.

 

There’s so much more in store

With Christmas fast approaching, activities are abound at Quest Hotel and Conference Center – Cebu, and it’s not hard to picture yourself spending it here.

 

For more information, you may visit their Facebook page, or official website.

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