As promised, here’s the second part of our island hopping adventure in Mactan and the island is Nalusuan Island Resort. You can read the first part of our adventure here. After filling our stomach during lunch, we wrap up and went to the last island in our itinerary. The boat ride is not that long since the islands are situated near to each other. When we arrived, we were greeted by other tourist’s boat and a huge sign that it’s indeed the Nalusuan Island Resort.
A few posts ago, I’ve written about this well hidden place to hang out in Cebu. I talked about Wok’d, a Thai restaurant in that post. Here’s another entry about Streetscape– this time, it’s the biggest coffee shop in the area.
Vanille Bistro & Cafe is at the heart of Streetscape, it’s one of the biggest occupant in the area and one of the most cozy place to relax. They have a spacious second floor where guests can be comfy on their mix of sofa and soft chairs. The first floor contains their kitchen, their sweets and a big sofa for 2 sets of guests. It’s well lighted and their wifi is really good, what more can you ask for?
Last year, my friends and I went to the north of Cebu for an island hopping escapade to visit some virgin islands. You can read them here, here and here. This time, we tried another three islands in Mactan. I’m planning to make this a two part series since the third island is so special for me that I decided to dedicate one post for it. I’ll post it later.
Our adventure started by going to Pier 1 and hopping on a ferry to Cordova Mactan. The ticket from Cebu to Cordova is 14 PHP each. Upon arriving in Cordova, we hailed a jeepney and it took us to where our adventure boat is waiting for us. A side note, we added 10PHP each for the driver of the jeepney to take us into the port. This is because the usual route of the jeepney is a kilometer away.
Streetscape is one of the newest place to hang out in Cebu. It’s quite hidden from all the hustle of the city as it is located in Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Road, Banilad Cebu City. It’s not yet that crowded which really is a great option compared to other known places around Cebu. It has restaurants, bar, coffee shop, pharmacy, a fitness gym, spa and others. The place is not that huge but it has a wide area for parking. Sounds terrific right?
Our first visit in Streetscape is on the ECHOstore, an organic restaurant/cafe/grocery. I’ll be posting about it soon, but now let me tell you about our amazing experience when we tried the Wok’d, a Thai restaurant in Streetscape. It’s located between Gelatissimo and ECHOstore. (more…)
For people visiting Cebu, one of the toughest things to do is choose where to explore. To be able to help you out, I’m going to post some of the wonderful places that you might be interested in exploring– starting with the Taoist Temple of Cebu.
Taoist Temple of Cebu is located at Beverly Hills Subdivision Cebu City. To go there, you can go to Lahug area and hire a motorcycle to bring you to the Temple. A better alternative is to hire a taxi. Many suggest that you should hire the taxi for the duration of your visit in the Temple because finding a taxi upon leaving is not that easy–location wise. With the advent of GrabTaxi, this is no longer a problem. Keep in mind that the Taoist temple is only open until 5:30 in the afternoon.
I love eating out. One of the reasons I gained a lot during the past three years is that boyfriend and I love to try some delicious restaurant here in Cebu. Last time, I posted about our American style casual dining at Casa Verde. This time, I’ll be posting about our experience when we decided to try the Native Filipino Restaurant in Gaisano Country Mall– the Lighthouse Restaurant. (more…)