Cebu is an island province
of the Philippines in the central part of the country, north of Malaysia.
Cebu is one of the most
economically developed provinces in the country, and offers a perfect balance
between urban life and nature trips, with a wealth of tropical beaches, breezy
hills, historical sites, and one of the best opportunities to experience the
diversity of Philippine culture.
Most foreign visitors do
not need visas for stays of less than 21 days. Three-month visas can be
obtained in advance and cost around USD 35.
The official website of Bureau of Immigration, Philippines
The national currency of
the Philippines is the Philippine peso
Coins come in denominations
of 5, 10 and 25 centavos, 1, 5 and 10
pesos; and 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
A 12% VAT tax applies to
all food, shopping and hotel purchases in the Philippines. In addition, a 0.75%
local government tax applies to purchases in Lapu-Lapu City.
Local government taxes vary
A service charge of 10% is
usually added to hotel and restaurant bills. If not, a 10% tip is appropriate
9am - 3pm, Monday through Friday
8am -5pm, Monday through Friday (Government)
9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday
9am - 1pm, Saturday (Commercial)
10am - 8pm, Monday through Sunday
A health certificate is not
required for entry into the Philippines. Medical services in Cebu are of
international standards and are readily available.
The resort recommends drinking bottled water during your stay. Bottled water
will be provided in your room free of charge.
A lightweight t-shirt and
shorts or jeans are appropriate for daily wear. Light jackets or windbreakers
are good to have during rain storms or on occasional cool period.
For formal occasions, men
wear coat and tie or a traditional Barong
Tagalog, tailored slacks and leather shoes. Women often wear cocktail
dresses with a light shawl.
Cebu is tropically warm year-around. Temperature ranges from 22°C (72°F) to 33°C (92°F). The rainy season is from July to October.
Rain and drizzle, breezy, then a shower
Cloudy with a couple of showers
LanguageTagalog and Visayan; English is widely spoken
Time ZoneGMT +8 hours
Voltage220 / 250 volts
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015, Philippines
T:(63 32) 231 0288
F:(63 32) 231 1688
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