Costabella Stories in Photos

For more than 25 years, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel in Mactan Island has been gathering not tourist statistics but stories, which are more long lasting, more intimate, and more unforgettable.

So if you’re staying in Costabella, these can be your possible tales:

The stately seafront suite gives you a perfect venue to daydream during sunrise or sunset, create fun memories with the kids, rekindle the lost passion with your partner, or even look forward to a new beginning.

You just don’t spend dinners at La Marina. You celebrate life and love, build a business, enhance your network, socialize with newly found or long-lost friends, propose to the one you love, satisfy your palate’s curiosity, and spend hours of laughter with your loved ones.

Costabella weddings are a testament of love and commitment, a time to find a soul mate, to believe in love, to cherish friendships, to welcome the new addition to the family, and to remember again that life becomes more meaningful when shared.

Relax at Lema Spa and rejuvenate your soul, learn to love yourself more, reward yourself for all the sacrifices you’ve made, soothe the pain, let go of your worries, and sleep yourself to wonderful dreams.

Costabella helps you believe in the good times, in the blessing of family and friends, in a beautiful life. Most of all, the tropical paradise within the city enriches your life with more beautiful stories.

Come now and make your own.

Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is located at Buyong, Mactan Island, 30 minutes away from Cebu City.


Hotel Number: 24/7 (+6332) 238-2700 / 495-1000

Reservations Number: Mon-Sat (8am-6pm) (+6332) 231-4244 / 416-2440




Plants vs Zombies Musical

Catch the entertaining musical of Plants vs Zombies on August 17 to 19, 2012, at Ayala Center-Cebu.

Yes, you read it right! There’s a Plant vs Zombies Musical, and it’s going to be held in Ayala Center-Cebu this August 17 to 19, 2012.

This fun show is open to everyone, even to those who don’t know anything about the game from which this is based (like me!). I am super-duper excited to find out how everything is going to work out, and I think you should too!

To get an ENTRY PASS, please make sure you can call 232-0380 or drop by Privileges Desk in Ayala Center-Cebu. If you’re an A-card or VIPinoy card holder, there’s an additional treat for you.

Don’t you ever miss this out!

There’s a New Township in Mactan

It may be hard for others to call a tour in the Mactan Newtown as an adventure, but that’s what it is to me. I’ve been living in the island for more than 20 years, and I’ve seen huge developments, but I’ve never really been this excited.

Looking at the master plan (below) makes me truly happy because it would mean plenty of opportunities not only for Lapu-Lapu residents but for the entire province as well. We are generally a residential area (as evident by the sprouting subdivisions), yet a grand complex such as this is truly a welcome and refreshing addition.


So what can we expect from the Mactan Newton? A lot! And we can begin with the debut of the biggest McDonald’s in Cebu Island this September 2012. Composed of 2 levels, the fast food may feature WIFI connection and, of course, the chance to visit the luxurious new township.

In the coming years, we’re going to see towers of homes and BPO offices, al fresco restaurants and cafes, bars, a terminal hub for commuters, a wellness center, a huge shopping mall with a Newport-style cinema, and an amazing view of the Hilutungan Channel and the Magellan Bay.

While on the third floor overlooking the wide Megaworld property, I asked Mr. Ronald Tiongson (senior assistant VP for business development and leasing division), “Why Mactan? This is a residential area.” He said, “We love to build something out of nothing.” With that, I smiled and thought, “Times are a-changin’, Mactan. Prepare for something REALLY good.”