Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, A Family-Centered Garden Resort In Lapu-Lapu

According to Miriam Dictionary, Solea means "a platform or a raised part of the floor in front of the inner sanctuary in an Eastern Orthodox church on which the singers stand and the faithful receive communion". But in Victor Wahing Street, Alegria Cordova, Cebu, Solea is not just a word, it's a family-centered garden resort which is set to offer more than just beaches, pools and dishes.

FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
FaceCebu Blogger, Mark Monta in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort


CBS Bloggers at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
CBS Bloggers at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Last Friday, together with other members of Cebu Bloggers Society and Cebu Media, FaceCebu took a quick escape from the busy life of the City as we enjoyed the amazing sceneries at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort. With their soon to be launched Helipad and other amenities, Solea Mactan Resort is a very unique Resort in Lapu-Lapu City. "What makes Solea unique among the other Resort is that this is really more of a Family Resort. Second to that, our infinity pool - that's one of the amenities that we really boast. And we gonna have Waterpark, we have our Helipad - that's part of the Resort's ambitious projects.", said Shella Lo, Solea Mactan Resort Marketing.  Addition to these services, Solea has a pavilion that can accommodate 800 people (tent area) and a big convention center to be opened soon.

CebuFitnessBlog Author, Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
CebuFitnessBlog Author, Mark Monta at Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Now, let me give you a quick tour around Solea Mactan Cebu Resort.

Check out their receiving stations and receptions...
Solea Mactan Cebu Resor Reception
Solea Mactan Cebu Resor Reception

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Chill Area
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Chill Area
Of Course, before the main tour, let's take a lunch first at their EARTH Restaurant. Here's the interior!
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant

Of course, what's a restaurant if there are no foods? Check out my fave dishes during that sweet escape.

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
I started with this prawn dish in mango and vegies...

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
There there was a sour soup for every occassion 

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
You won't say no to a fried rice, right?

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Earth Restaurant
Oh Lechon Kawali is love!
After that delish Lunch, we then headed to explore the beauty of Solea!

First of all, the infinity pool!

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool

This chill area surrounded by Pool, isn't it cool?

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Infinity Pool
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Pool
But if you are not a "Pool Person", try checking out their Man-made lake and go Kayaking, or just chill in the shore....
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
A view of the Resort's Building from their man-made lake

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
FaceCebu Blogger chilling at the deck!

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Hello Bloggers!

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Angel went Kayaking!

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Man-made Lake
Another chill!
Of course, you won't miss taking pics in their bridge near the man-made lake...

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta
FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta 

FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta
FaceCebu Blogger Mark Monta 
Contact Details:
Solea Mactan Cebu Resort
Address: Victor Wahing Street, Alegria Cordova, Cebu, Philippines
Website: www.soleamactan.com
Email: info@soleamactan.com
Phone Numbers:
+63 928-559-1487
+63 (032) 517-8889

Solea Mactan Cebu Resort Beach
Of course, they have beach front! 

From WanderingElla.com
Weekdays (Monday - Friday): Php 1800 (Adults) / Php 900 (Kids 5-12 years old)
> Php 500 worth of consumable food (both Adults and Kids)
> Entrance fee
> Use of the pool facilities with complementary use of sunbeds
> Free use of Public Shower Room

Weekends (Saturday - Sunday) and Holidays: Php 1800 (Adults) / Php 900 (Kids 5-12 years old)
> Lunch Buffet
> Entrance fee
> Use of the pool facilities with complementary use of sunbeds
> Free use of Public Shower Room
Other Details:

Day Use starts at 8AM until 5PM
> Kids 4 years old and below are free of charge
> Corkage fee applies for bringing food from the outside


In less than two years, Solea Resort will venture one to two more Resorts in another part of the Countries. Solea Mactan Cebu Resort will be having a grand opening this coming September 2017.



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Monday, May 1, 2017

Cebu Blogger

Summer In Leyte With Cuatro Islas and Karap-agan Falls

When in Leyte, Canigao and Kalanggaman islands always come into our minds. But less we know, Leyte has a lot to offer to all Tourists and Locals who seek for an awesome getaway this summer. A weekend before Labor Day, a group of Cebuanos visited the historic land of Leyte. Are you ready to travel with me?

FaceCebu Blogger in Digyo Island
FaceCebu Blogger in Digyo Island


Cebu Team in Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas. Photo by Hannah Suqib of IJuanderCebu.com
Cebu Team in Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas. Photo by Hannah Suqib of IJuanderCebu.com


Before you proceed, here's a video compilations of our Leyte trip highlighting Cuatro Islas and Karap-agan Falls


Cuatro Islas

Since I started to love traveling, I've been hearing about these four islands situated in the Southwestern sea of Leyte. But all I thought they're just mini islands and I mean islets but after that weekend, I was wrong. So, as Ian Limpangog of Freedomwall.net designed our itinerary, we started our special Labor Day travel in Cuatro Islas. Summer is indeed real! It was a very hot day when we arrived in Hilongos Port of Leyte. We then headed to their Tourism office to do some reservations. Their port is located behind the Municipal Hall of Hilongos. Just a heads-up (before you proceed reading), we were disappointed that Inopacan and Hindang are having issues on these islands. So basically, we visited the three islands namely Digyo, Mahaba, Apid except for Himokilan which is part of Hindang. Our guide mentioned to us that we need to add another amount of Money in order to visit Himokilan. I hope these neighboring town will fix this kind of problem in order to boost their tourism.

Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.
Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.

Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.
Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.

Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.
Mahaba Island, Cuatro Islas.


Who to contact for Island Hopping in Cuatro Islas?
You can contact the local tourism staff at the following numbers:
(053) 565-0200,
(053) 565-0311,
(+63) 998-986-4865,
(+63) 910-364-9464, and
(+63) 948-623-1860
** First come, First serve basis.

Apid Island, Cuatro Islas.
Apid Island, Cuatro Islas.


Cuatro Islas Fees
Cuatro Islas Fees
Cuatro Islas Fees?
Boat Rental (Three Islands) : P2,500 for 10 pax / P3,500 for 11-22 pax / P5,000 for 23 pax and above.
Boat Rental (One Island) : P2,000 for 10 pax / P3,000 for 11-22 pax / P4,500 for 23 pax and above. (We recommend Digyo Island)
Maintenance Fee : For LGU = PHP 50 , DENR Entrance Fee = PHP 10 and Envinronmental Fee for Barangay = PHP 10. A total of PHP 70.00
Cottage Rentals or Tent: See poster above for details

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Sunrise Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Sunset in Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.
Digyo Island, Cuatro Islas.

Canigao Island

The Cuatro Islas escapade was held on a Friday morning until early Saturday as we decided to spend overnight in Canigao island. Third time's the charm - yes, I visited the island for three times already and I'm still loving this island. But for this article, I'm highlighting Cuatro Islas and that amazing Mahayahay Waterfalls. So for Canigao, you may check my other articles in the link below.

Year 2015 - A Quick Visit To Canigao Island of Matalom Leyte


Here are some stunning Sunset photos taken in Canigao Island.


Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Sunset View in Canigao Island
Sunset View in Canigao Island 

Karap-agan Falls

Aside from Canigao Island, Matalom has a special gem for us - it is called Mahayahay Falls or locally known as Karap-agan Falls. A waterfall situated in Barangay Mahayahay, this wide, two-layered falls gives a spectacular view with a combination of clear water for swimming and some rocks and trees that compliment this amazing gift from Mother Nature. Let the pictures speak it all!

Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte

Cebu Team! Photo by iJuanderCebn.com
Cebu Team! Photo by iJuanderCebn.com
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte

Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
How to go to Karap-agan Falls? From Matalom Wet Market, hire a motorcycle (Habal-habal) for this mini-trip. Fare ranges from PHP 100-150 back and forth. This includes Driver waiting or accompanying you to the waterfalls, Note, from the main rocky road, you still need to trek for at least 10-15 minutes to arrive in this beautiful waterfall. Enjoy the view!

Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte

Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte
Karap-agan Falls in Bgy. Mahayahay, Matalom, Leyte





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