I recently visited Alta Cebu Village Garden Resort and Conference Center in Tugbungan, Pilipog, Cordova, Cebu, Philippines. It is one of only a few resorts on mainland Cordova island. Alta Cebu was specifically designed not only for vacationers but more importantly for events. When I first got to Alta Cebu, I explored around the place to find out more about what they can offer.
Alta Features and Amenities
Conventions and Conferences
There are five (5) air conditioned function rooms at Alta Cebu, at least four (4) open air activity halls, and at least two (2) outdoor activity areas. Live-in and live-out seminar packages are readily available when you inquire. All the air conditioned function rooms have wifi connections available.
There are a lot of sports facilities to enjoy at Alta Cebu. They have facilities and equipment for billiards, darts, badminton, table tennis or ping pong, beach volleyball, wall climbing, and swimming. One can also shoot basketballs in makeshift outdoor shooting arcades. A traditional Filipino game of sungka can also be enjoyed at the lobby.
Rest and Relaxation
For those who wish to just relax, they can find peace at the Zen-inspired Kaanindot Garden while listening to the rhythm of flowing water and breathing fresh air. The Tranquility Center is a spa where one can have a good massage or organic beauty treatments.
There's also a lot of entertainment options at Alta Cebu. A videoke room awaits music junkies. Swings and a merry-go-round bench are also available in some places at the resort. Board games can also be borrowed at the front desk while a wide selection of more than 300 movies are available at the DVD movie library. Sometimes, live bands, dance presentation, fire breathers, and other events are scheduled to add to Alta Cebu's entertainment value.
La Regatta Restaurant by the front desk is the main dining place at Alta Cebu while cocktails are served at Pink Panther's Jungle Bar beside the main swimming pool. The cool thing about La Regatta Restaurant is you can ask to talk to the chef when you want something that is not on the menu. A 20% surcharge will be added for in-room dining. Romantic dinners with an option for live serenade can be arranged at the garden area or at Alta Bay.
Alta can arrange for guests' varying transport needs such as airport pick-up and drop-ff, tour needs, and pick-up and drop-off to specific places. A free service is a resort shuttle that leaves at 9 a.m. to drop off guests at beaches or local malls.
Alta Cebu has Alta Tours to help arrange tour itineraries for guests. Popular tours are whale shark interaction in Oslob, island hopping and snorkeling trips, scuba diving trips, water sports, waterfall tour, night tours, city tours, and Bohol tours.
One can request for a personal butler to arrange for just about everything that a guest needs: events planning, tour arrangements, appointment setting, nanny service, and a lot more.
The regular price for a standard room at Alta Cebu is PHP 4,826.32, superior room is at PHP 5,555.88, while a deluxe room costs PHP 6,556.04. Get up to as much as 30% discount for longer stays. All rooms come with a complimentary American or Filipino breakfast. (Rates as of July 2015)
Day Use Rate
Day use rate at Alta Cebu is at PHP 450 per adult and PHP 225 per kid between 3 to 7 years old. The day use fee is inclusive of lunch, use of swimming pool, and use of sports facilities and equipment.
Location and How To Get There
Alta Cebu Village Garden Resort and Convention Center is located at Sitio Tugbungan, Barangay Pilipog, Cordova town, Cebu, Philippines. For the exact location on Google Maps, click here. For commuters, one can ride a jeepney bound for Cordova at A.C. Cortes Avenue. Another option is to take the ferry boat bound for Opon at Cebu City's Pier 3. Cordova-bound jeepneys pass through the road in between the church and the Muelle Osmena wharf. Alta Cebu is located shortly after the bridge that connects Cordova and Mactan Islands on the western side.
Telephone Numbers: (032) 496 7812 | (032) 496 7399 | (032) 496 7052 | (032) 496 7881 | (032) 513 2088 | (032) 496 7200
Mobile Numbers: 0932 867 1968 or 0917 308 2105 (Joy Umali) | 0923 746 7215 (Christine Malait) | 0923 736 9805 (Mike Laurente)
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