By:  – @inquirerdotnet
It’s all systems go for this year’s Sinulog Festival.
Regarded as the “mother of all Philippine festivals,” this week-long revelry is attended by millions of devotees every year, in a bid to give honor and to venerate the miraculous image of the Child Jesus at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño.
Apart from being a religious festival, the Sinulog has also served as a venue to showcase that unique Cebuano artistry and creativity as participants offer a stunning spectacle that continues to capture the hearts of local and foreign tourists.
But if you happen to be one of this year’s spectators of the Sinulog Festival, you may want to extend your stay for just a few more days and make the most out of your visit. The Queen City of the South, after all, offers a multitude of treasures that one can explore.
The province of Cebu, as a whole, has a number of historical sites that would make for a great Instagram post—and learning, of course. Food is also one of Cebu’s pride as it has homegrown restaurants and cafés offering a taste of the local cuisine, including some of the country’s best tasting lechon (roast pig). Cebu also serves as the perfect jump off point to some of the country’s best beaches and diving spots.
What further makes a trip to Cebu even better is that there are numerous first-class hotels and topnotch resorts that can serve as your home as you explore its islands. Whatever your budget may be, there’s always a place that would make you feel right at home in Cebu.
One developer that hopes to provide Cebu tourists a great home and a memorable stay is Sta. Lucia Land Inc., through its Arterra Hotel and Resort.
Perched at the edge of popular diving destination on Mactan Island, the Arterra Hotel and Resort offers a panoramic view of the ocean that will surely soothe one’s frayed nerves.
Sta. Lucia Land Inc.’s latest development, Arterra Hotel and Resort offers a slice of heaven on earth. Residents can enjoy the hassle-free living experience in a resort-style home with all the amenities of a hotel.
If engaging in fun activities is your way of chilling out, Arterra has water sports facilities for jet skiing, hobie cat sailing, paragliding and diving. You may also go island hopping and fishing. A basketball court that can be converted into a badminton court is likewise available in the property as well as a fitness gym, a billiard and game room, a health spa, swimming pools for both adults and kids and a jacuzzi, among others.
Sta. Lucia also makes it possible for you to own your piece of paradise at Arterra. Studio-cut condotel units are available on the third to fifth levels of the property while residential units occupy the sixth to 20th floors.
You have the option to either reside in your acquired unit for personal use or rent it out to visitors and tourists in the city. Sta. Lucia Property Management will take care of the administrative matters in the day-to-day operations, thus making this a hassle-free investment.
Arterra is located on the tip of Punta Engaño in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, along the strip where other well-known five-star hotels stand. It is just a 20-minute drive from Mactan International Airport, and very accessible from Cebu City.
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