Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel
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On top of wanting to not be in transit on my birthday, and having at least one fruity drink on a beach, I had decided that I wanted to see pretty fish. Even though Eda doesn't feel comfortable in more than a few feet of water, she gamely accompanied me on a mini island excursion.
We'd booked the tour the day before at the hotel's tiny dive …
We started our second day in Cebu (though I would view it as our first, in Japan, the first day is the day you set out on, no matter how late the hour) with the breakfast buffet, which was very satisfying indeed. There was a good mix of local and Western options, including French toast (on mini bread!), scalloped potatoes, ensaymadas (rolls topped …
[Bits in italics are copied verbatim from my travel journal.]
Two and a half years ago, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my thirtieth birthday:
1. on a beach with a fruity drink in my hand;
2. in a country I'd never been to before;
3. somewhere not so far away that a three-day stay would not seem worth it;
4. at a …
... breeze felt so good after many sweltering days. We stopped to snorkel in clear blue water that felt like a bathtub. That's my kind of snorkeling!!! We saw hundreds of beautiful, unique fish and had so much fun just playing in the water together. We stopped at a restaurant that was up on stilts in the middle of the ocean. There was an island nearby, but this was not on it. We picked our whatever fish, ...
... I found myself boarding a flight to Cebu . I arrived at the airport nice and early hoping to squeeze in a spot of breakkie. Fortunately I got more than breakkie! I got upgraded to fly premium economy by Cathay - result! I have never been upgraded before and pretty much always flown cattle class - so being upgraded was awesome! I'm not a particularly big person and I have short legs, so you can imagine how spacious it was for me. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCostabella Tropical Beach Hotel Mactan Island
The hotel was very nice, not too crowded when we were there. The staff were very friendly, the food at both the restaurants was excellent, and the little beach was lovely. For a reasonably-priced stay, this place was great!
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