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The Queen City of the South did not get its crown for nothing: It’s a gateway to natural wonders, a portal to the past, a destination for gastronomy, a hub for progress.
“Cebu has long been a famed tourist destination, due largely to the diverse offerings it presents to every guest,” said Sta. Lucia Land Inc. president Exequiel Robles. “It seems that no two trips to Cebu will be the same as every visit here will allow you to discover something new and something fun.”
The variety of experiences has made it a must among local and foreign travelers looking for rest, leisure, business or even a combination of all three.
“What’s good with Cebu,” Robles added, “is that it presents opportunities not only for the leisure travelers but also for investors looking to set up shop in such a dynamic environment. Whatever the purpose of your travel, Cebu will definitely have something to offer. This is why for us developers, we consider Cebu as a truly valuable market. Whether you’re here to develop land for residential, commercial or leisure purposes, Cebu will always have a market for you.”
For all its majesty, Cebu has attracted millions and has perennially been a top Philippine destination. Given the sustained influx of tourists here, trusted developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. saw an opening to diversify into the hospitality industry. Beyond delivering masterplanned residential developments, it has also expanded its resort and hotel footprint in the Visayan city.
“Our hotel projects in Cebu —which include Arterra Hotel and Resort, Sotogrande Cebu and La Mirada—were created with the comfort, convenience and enjoyment of our guests in mind,” said Robles.
He added: “These are competitively priced, offering the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun-filled vacation. All our hotels are equipped with the necessary features and amenities to guarantee a memorable, stress-free vacation.”
Providing a stunning view of the sea and coast at Punta Engaño is Arterra Hotel and Resort. The property is perched at the edge of the famed diving destination in Mactan Island, on the same strip where some popular five-star hotels in Cebu province have also set up shop.
Nestled on paradise and providing superb service, Arterra helps guests downplay the hustle of the vibrant Cebu City. The 24/7 services help keep distress away.
Apart from the usual amenities offered by any resort, hotel guests can also enjoy the exclusive country club life with Arterra’s membership-only North Point Peninsula and Resort Club.
Another property that opens up to the sea is the Sotogrande Hotel in Mactan. The property makes the dream of an easy and relaxed lifestyle real for guests.
Sotogrande Cebu is a condotel, providing guests with condominiums complete with the services expected of hotels. It thus comes with an assurance of luxury. Vacationers get access to swimming pools and a country club.
Not only that, as it is close to numerous famous landmarks like the Lapu-Lapu Shrine and a mere 15-minute drive to the Mactan International Airport. If guests want to enter Cebu City itself, it is just over 30 minutes away.
Get that Spanish-Mediterranean flair in Mactan Island’s La Mirada. It is the second of the four towers to rise within the Residencia de Vistamar, a world-class resort community perched on a spectacular oceanfront. It is a secluded hotel that gives guests the tranquil, natural beauty of Cebu.
La Mirada is equipped with well thought out amenities and facilities such as recreation rooms, video and game rooms, tennis court and basketball courts, among others. It has 24-hour security and gated access.
Despite providing paradise in seclusion, La Mirada is still accessible to Cebu’s flourishing cities and best destinations. Guests are not completely cut off from the rest of the Cebu experience.