Thursday, July 31, 2014

Basilica del Santo Nino

Santo Nino devotees from far and wide come to pay their respect to the well loved shrine of the child Jesus... Celebration of the Santo Nino fiesta is one of the most attended and looked forward to...

Veneration at the Santo Nino Shrine

Preparing to kiss the Santo Nino

People wait in line for their turn

Another view of people patiently waiting in line

Garden of the Augustinian convent. The building behind is the convent.

Area where the Novena masses are held. This is usually full on Fridays and during the fiesta.

The church facade - a lot of local and foreign tourists milling around

Area where people light their candle offerings

Balloons for the kids

Garden Landscape

Pizzeria Michelangelo Banilad

This cute resto is located in Paseo Saturnino Maria Luisa Road in Banilad. The place is small and unassuming from the outside but cozy on the inside. For Italian food lovers, this place is worth visiting.  One of the best lasagna and pizza I have ever tasted.  I wouldn't mind returning again and again...  

My Sister with a big smile!

View of the outside from our table

Inside the resto



Robertino Pizza

Mural on the wall

Another Mural on the Wall

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Alegre Beach Resort

When we first inquired, all rooms have been reserved already. But their marketing officer suggested - the Day Tour. It is only 1500 Php per person, and you can enjoy the beach and pool from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. What's more it is also consumable (Food) 1000 Php. A great deal!

Actually we just took a taxi, bargained with the driver to wait for us for a number of hours to an equivalent amount - which luckily he agreed. And so the commute going to and from was easy for us. A bit more expensive though, but convenient, because it is not exactly along the road. You can also arrange transportation with the resort.

Their reception area was designed like a native house...

Beautiful orchids in their reception area.

A garden in the reception area

View of the Pool from the Reception

Beautifully manicured grounds of Alegre

Lounge chairs at the Pool

View of the sea from their Restaurant


Another angle of the restaurant

From where we sat, the view is fantastic!

Flowers and a Sofa Set

I fell in love with this view

The beach was empty for the moment

Restaurant at the beach

Stairs from the restaurant going to the cottages

A big jar of cool water to wash the sands from your feet

It was paradise for me...

Fine white sand...

There was a crab playing unmindful of us ...

I could gaze at the beauty forever...

Path going to the cottages...

Mango Cooler

My watermelon shake....

The pool was very much inviting too...
Lobby or Verandah of Alegre

Our only regret is that time flies so fast, we have to go home already. But it was worth every little cent we paid for.

Check Alegre Beach Resort here for their contact numbers. Or check this out below:

Calumboyan, Sogod, Island of Cebu, Philippines 6007
Tel.: +63 32 2549800
Mobile: +63 917 3068443

Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Telefax +63 32 4171226