Alta Cebu Resort: More than Just a MICE Resort in Cordova

I recently visited Alta Cebu Village Garden Resort and Conference Center in Tugbungan, Pilipog, Cordova, Cebu. It is one of only a few resorts on mainland Cordova island. Alta Cebu Resort was specifically designed not only for vacationers. More importantly, it was designed for meetings, incentives, conferences, and events or MICE. I explored around the place to find out more about what they can offer.

Alta Cebu Resort Features and Amenities

Alta Cebu Resort
Alta Cebu Resort

Conventions and Conferences

There are five air conditioned function rooms at Alta Cebu Resort, at least four  open air activity halls, and at least two outdoor activity areas. Live-in and live-out seminar packages are readily available for groups. All the air conditioned function rooms have wifi connections available.

Outdoor stage at Alta Cebu Resort
Outdoor stage

Function area at Alta Cebu Resort
Function area

Outdoor space at Alta Cebu Resort
Outdoor space


There are a lot of sports facilities to enjoy at Alta Resort 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.

Spider's web and ping pong table at Alta Cebu Resort

sungka at Alta Cebu Resort

swimming pool at Alta Cebu Resort
Swimming pool

wall climbing at Alta Cebu Resort
Wall climbing

basketball shooting arcade at Alta Cebu Resort
Basketball shooting arcade

billiards and darts at Alta Cebu Resort
Billiards and darts

Rest and Relaxation

For those who wish to just relax, they can find peace at the Zen-inspired Kaanindot Garden. They can do so 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.

Zen fountain at Alta Cebu Resort
Zen fountain

Kaanindot garden at Alta Cebu Resort
Kaanindot garden


There's also a lot of entertainment options at Alta Resort 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 be borrowed at the front desk. A wide selection of more than 300 movies are available at the DVD movie library. Sometimes, live bands, dance presentations, fire breathers, and other events are scheduled to add to Alta Resort Cebu's entertainment value.

swings at Alta Cebu Resort


La Regatta Restaurant by the front desk is the main dining place at Alta Resort Cebu. 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.

Pink Panther's Jungle Bar at Alta Cebu Resort
Pink Panther's Jungle Bar

Other Services


Alta can arrange for guests' varying transport needs such as airport pick-up and drop-off, tours, 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 Tours 

Alta Resort 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.

Butler Service

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.

Room Rates

The regular price for a standard room at Alta Resort 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 Resort 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. 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 Resort Cebu is located shortly after the bridge that connects Cordova and Mactan Islands on the western side.

Contact Information

Telephone Numbers: +6332 496 7812 | +6332 496 7399 | +6332 496 7052 | +6332 496 7881 | +6332 513 2088 | +6332 496 7200

Mobile Numbers: +63932 867 1968 or +63917 308 2105 (Joy Umali) | +63923 746 7215 (Christine Malait) | +63923 736 9805 (Mike Laurente) 

Have you attended an event at Alta Cebu Resort? We'd love to know about your experiences. You may share them in the comments below.