6 Budget-Friendly Floating Cottages in Cebu for your next Summer Escapade

There are more ways to experience and have fun in Cebu this summer.

Floating cottage adventures are fast-rising and sought-after activity among many Cebuanos this summer. It’s one way of enjoying the saltwater while chilling, eating, and drinking above water with family and friends – anytime, you can just jump off and swim away.

Here are six (6) places with floating cottages you can try in Cebu:

1. DAPDAP’S FLOATING COTTAGE (BADIAN)

Photo from RBA 360

Nearby attractions: Kawasan Falls & Canyoneering, Lambug White Beach

Dapdap’s Floating Cottages is located in Badian Bay near Badian Island where a sandy private beach lies near Pescador Island – somewhere along the coastline of Brgy. Bugas. It is a simple yet unique tourist destination that can be found in the northern part of Badian.

RATES:

  • Entrance fee: P150 per head
    • Inclusions: Life vest, boat ride from/to mainland and floating cottage
    • For safety purposes, 5 y/o and below are NOT allowed.
  • Kayak Rental: P150 per kayak

COTTAGE RATES:

  • Small Cottage: P300, good for 6-10 persons
  • Medium Cottage: P500, good for 10-15 persons

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Sitio Dapdap, Brgy. Bugas, Badian, Southern Cebu — 3-4 hours away from the city.

BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Badian or Oslob. Inform the driver to drop you off at Sitio Dapdap’s waiting shed near the boundary of Badian and Moalboal. Bus fare is ₱150 (one-way, aircon bus).

2. OWAK FISHERMAN’S FLOATING COTTAGE (Asturias)

Photo from John Carl Dupal-ag

Located in Asturias, the Owak Fisherman’s Association’s newest floating cottage does not only allow you to have a panoramic view of the coastline, but also lets you see the wonders of the underwater.

For only 70 Pesos, you will get the chance to have the best of both worlds – feast your eyes of the beauty of the landscape of Asturias and be amazed by the wonders of the underworld.

Rates:

  • Floating cottage: P70 per head, good for 2 hours
  • Snorkeling: Bring your own snorkeling gears
  • Kayaking: P350 per hour
  • Dolphin Watching: P350 per head, good for 3hours (available at 6AM only)

OTHER INFORMATION:

Contact: Owak Fisherman’s Association 0970-234-5473 or 0970-234-5472.

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Inside Asturias Beach house in Brgy. Owak, Asturias, Cebu

Take a V-hire from the Ayala terminal going to Tuburan. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Barangay Hall of Brgy. Owak. Fare is ₱130 /head (one-way). From there, ask anyone how to head to the floating cottage.

3. AKEISH BEACH FLOATING COTTAGE (MEDELLIN)

Photo from Vivian Pacaña Masong

Dine and have a good time at a cottage at sea!

Akeish Beach Floating Cottage offers a combined experience of dining and boating. If boating is too extreme and you’re getting too comfortable with dining the usual way, the floating cottage may be the perfect thing for you.

DAY USE:

  • ₱200 per head
  • Open hours: depends on what time the customers arrive/start.

EXCLUSIVE USE (WHOLE COTTAGE)

  • ₱4,500 for 12 hours, good for 15 persons

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • All bookings must be made in advance; no walk-in. Bookings must be confirmed at least 2-3 days prior.
  • Corkage fee: None
  • Contact number: 0929-805-4888, 0966-819-0555
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook page: N/A

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location on Google maps: Kawit Public Market, Medellin, Northern Cebu — approx. 3 hours away from the city.

BY BUS: From the Cebu City North Bus Terminal, ride on a bus bound for Kawit. Once in Kawit, tell the driver to drop you off at Kawit Public Market. From there, you can ride a habal-habal or walk your way to Kawit Beach.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Kawit Public Market” in Medellin, Cebu.

4. LA RITA FLOATING COTTAGE (CORDOVA)

Photo from Karla Mae Renegado

Hop onboard and let your stresses drift away on La Rita’s refined take on a floating cottage! Their spacious cottage has a huge floor area and offers guests a lot of room to move about while bonding with friends or family at sea.

The cottage is almost as big as a house, and is comprised of a dining area, the deck, a pool, and a comfort room.

RATES:

  • Weekday day use: ₱2,500, good for 20 persons; 25 with kids
  • Weekend day use: ₱3,000, same inclusions
  • Available hours: 8AM to 5PM
  • Down payment required for reservations: ₱500, paid through GCash, BPI, Palawan Express, Cebuana Lhuillier, etc.

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location on Google maps: Bantayan Bay (near RoRo port), Sitio Bantayan, Poblacion, Cordova, Cebu – 40 minutes from the center of Cebu City

BY VAN: From SM City Cebu Van Terminal, ride a van going to Cordova. The van will drop you off at Gaisano Grand Mall Cordova and there, you may ride a tricycle or hail a taxi to Bantayan Bay.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Bantayan Port” in Cordova, Cebu.

5. TWIN FLOATING COTTAGE (CORDOVA)

Photo from Twin Floating Cottage Cordova Facebook Page

Serene floating cottages in Cordova are perfect for families and friends who want to unwind, relax, and enjoy.

This floating cottage in Cordova comes with a mini pool, hammocks, a grilling area, portable toilet, and more.

RATES:

  • Weekday Rates:
    • P2,500 (20-25 pax)
    • P3,500 (30-40 pax)
    • P5,000 (40-50 pax)
  • Weekend Rates:
    • P3,000 (20-25 pax)
    • P4,000 (30-40 pax)
    • P6,000 (40-50 pax)

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location on Google maps: Bantayan Bay (near RoRo port), Sitio Bantayan, Poblacion, Cordova, Cebu – 40 minutes from the center of Cebu City

BY VAN: From SM City Cebu Van Terminal, ride a van going to Cordova. The van will drop you off at Gaisano Grand Mall Cordova and there, you may ride a tricycle or hail a taxi to Bantayan Bay.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Bantayan Port” in Cordova, Cebu.

6. EL NERO FLOATING COTTAGE (CORDOVA)

Photo from El Nero Floating Cottage Cordova Facebook Page

Bantayan Bay, Cordova, Cebu is a perfect recreational destination for those seeking a day’s get-away from regular routines. Perfect for families, friends, and colleagues who just want a good day out.

El Nero is among the trusted floating cottages in Cordova. Their floating cottages come with a mini pool with safety net for kids, grilling area, free life vests, among others.

RATES:

  • Weekday day use: ₱2,500, good for 20 persons; 25 with kids
  • Weekend day use: ₱3,000, same inclusions
  • Opening hours: 8AM to 5PM

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Payment includes boat transfer from port to cottage and vice versa.
  • Capacity: 20-25 pax | 30-40 pax | 40-50 pax
  • Corkage fee: None
  • Contact number: 0922-312-5892 / 0977-062-3553
  • Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ElNeroFloatingCottage/

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location on Google maps: Bantayan Bay (near RoRo port), Sitio Bantayan, Poblacion, Cordova, Cebu – 40 minutes from the center of Cebu City

BY VAN: From SM City Cebu Van Terminal, ride a van going to Cordova. The van will drop you off at Gaisano Grand Mall Cordova and there, you may ride a tricycle or hail a taxi to Bantayan Bay.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Bantayan Port” in Cordova, Cebu.



Ram Mancelita
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