2023 Guide: 5 Budget Resorts in Carmen

January 22 marks the culmination of Sinulog sa Carmen 2023. With the anticipated festival celebration and powerful performances from contingents, people will definitely be flocking into town.

Aside from the Sinulog festival, Carmen is a town filled with different resorts you can stay in. What’s more relaxing than cooling down after a hot festival day. Here are 5 resorts in Carmen that have great amenities without breaking your wallets

1. Mt. Uruguay Spring Resort

Mt. Uruguay Spring Resort is home to Carmen’s natural spring pools. The resort is perfect for cooling down after a hot festival day with the natural waters from the spring.  You won’t even have to worry about the heat or Sun’s hot rays as the spring pools are covered with Lush trees.

The resort is also complete with cottages, kiosks, and rooms for overnight stays.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

FEES:

  • Entrance fee: ₱75 per adult; ₱50 per child

RENTALS:

  • Table with 4 chairs: ₱2,000 per night, good for 2 persons with breakfast
  • Table: ₱2,000 per night, good for 2 person
  • Family Cottage:  ₱800 per day
  • Single Cottage:  ₱500 per day

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Corkage fee: None
  • Contact numbers: 0915-625-7773
  • Email address: N/A
  • Facebook Page: N/A

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Corte, Carmen, Northern Cebu= just an hour away from Carman Public Market

BY BUS: From the Cebu North Bus Terminal, ride a bus bound for Carmen. Ask the bus driver to drop you off at the Carmen Public Market. Once you reach the market, ride a motorcycle going to the resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Mt. Uruguay Spring Resort” in Corte, Carmen. Parking space is available

2. Nemrac Resort

Another great and affordable resort in Carmen is Nemrac By The Sea. Nemrac By The Sea is not just a resort, it is also a restaurant with an amazing view of the ocean. You can even see Camotes Island from afar.  If you want a quiet and serene stay, Nemrac By The Sea is Perfect for you.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

Weekdays:

  • Entrance fee: ₱80 per adult; ₱40 per child
  • Opening hours: 10AM to 5PM daily

Weekends/Holidays:

  • ₱100 per adult; ₱50 per child

Overnight:

  • ₱150 per adult; ₱100 per child

ROOM RATES:

  • Family Room
    • ₱3,500 per night, good for 5 persons
    • ₱2,500 for day use (8AM – 5PM), good for 5 persons

INCLUSIONS

  • Free breakfast for 5
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private front patio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Standard Room
    • ₱1,800 per night, good for 2 persons
    • ₱1,500 for day use (8AM to 5PM), good for 5 persons

INCLUSIONS

  • Free breakfast for 2
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private front patio

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Puente, Carmen, Cebu; along the National Road – 1 to 1.5 hours from Cebu City.

BY BUS: N/A

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Nemrac Cebu” in Carmen. Parking is available.

3. Marick Beach Resort

Marick Beach Resort is definitely one of the most popular beach resorts in Carmen. The place is complete with cottages and rooms that ensure a comfortable stay, without breaking your wallet. They even have options for friends with their affordable barkadahan rooms. The resort is equipped with two pools where you and your family can take a dip and splash around all day.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: ₱150 per adult; ₱100 per child
  • Opening hours: 8AM to 5PM daily

OVERNIGHT USE:

  • Entrance Fee: ₱200 per adult; ₱150 per child

ROOM RATES: 

  • Deluxe Plus: ₱2,800
    • Queen bed
    • Cable TV
    • Fully Air-conditioned Room
    • Hot and Cold Shower
    • Beach and Pool View
    • Good for 3 persons
    • Breakfast for 3 persons
  • Deluxe Room: ₱2,500
    • Queen or Twin-single bed
    • Cable TV
    • Fully Air-conditioned Room
    • Hot and Cold Shower
    • Garden and Pool View
    • Good for 2 persons
    • Breakfast for 2 persons
  • Family Room Plus: ₱4,000
    • Queen Bed with Double Deck and Sofa Bed
    • Cable TV
    • Fully Airconditioned-Room
    • Hot and Cold Shower
    • Dining Table
    • Good for 6 persons
  • Family Room: ₱7,000
    • Queen Bed with double deck and sofa bed
    • Cable TV
    • Fully Airconditioned-Room
    • Hot and cold Shower
    • Dining table
    • Good for 7 persons
    • Breakfast for 7 persons
  • Nipa Villa: ₱1,800
    • Queen bed with Sala
    • Fan room
    • Common Toilet
    • Good for 2 people but can fit 9 pax
    • Entrance fee good for 2 persons
    • Breakfast for 2 persons
  • Barkadahan Room: ₱5,000 good for 6 persons; ₱5,500, good for 7 persons
    • Bunk beds
    • Fan room
    • Shared Bathroom

COTTAGE RATES:

  • Executive Cabanas: ₱1,200 Day time use; ₱1,400 night time use
  • Nipa Hut: ₱800; good for 9 people
  • Cottage 2-5: ₱600; good for 9 people

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Bantigue Street, Luyang, Carmen, Cebu — 2-3 hours away from Cebu City.

BY COMMUTE: Ride a van from SM City or you can head to the North Bus terminal and ride one going to Carmen Cebu. Tell the driver to drop you off at Luyang Elementary School. You can ride a habal-habal going to Marick Beach Resort.

BY CAR:  Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Marick Beach Resort” in Carmen. Parking is available.

4. Alegarbes Beach Resort

Known for its rock formations and “Inato” style resort, Alegarbes Beach Resort is perfect for those who love adventure and rock jumping. Climb up rocks through man-made stairs if you want to feel like a dare-devil for a day.

Of course, a beach day is not complete without taking a dip in the clear sea. You will even have a great view of the sunrise and sunset.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: ₱50 per head
  • Opening hours: Always open

ROOM RATES: (or COTTAGE FEES)

  • Standard Room: ₱1,500 per night, good for 2 persons

OTHER INFORMATION:

How to Get There?

Exact location: Puente, Carmen, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY CAR: Navigate Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Alegarbes Beach Resort” in Puente, Carmen, Cebu. Parking space is available.

5. BPC Beach Resort

Samgyup night is great, but eating Samgyup by the beach? That’s even better and Carmen’s BPC Beach Resort offers just that.

The resort offers unlimited Samgyupsal to patrons. And what’s even better is that diners have a beautiful view of the beach. Aside from samgyupsal, BPC Beach resort also offers a la carte meals. Of course, not only does the resort offer food, you will definitely have a comfortable experience with their cottages and rooms available.

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: P25 per person
  • Opening hours:
    • Resort: 8AM – 6PM
    • Restaurant: 8AM – 8PM
    • Samgyeopsal: 3PM – 9PM (Friday, Saturday, Sunday only)

COTTAGE RATES:

  • Entrance fee: P25 per head
  • Tables: P300 (good for 3-6 persons)
  • Open Cottages: P400 (good for 6-10 persons)
  • Center Cottage: P1500 (good for 10-15 persons) inclusive of entrance fee

ROOM RATES:

  • Aircon New Room: P1,300/night (good for 2 persons); P500/3hrs (good for 2 persons)
  • Aircon Regular Room: P1,100/night (good for 2 persons); P450/3hrs (good for 2 persons)

SAMGYEOPSAL RATE:

  • Unli Samgyeopsal: P199 per person, P100 (kids 4-8 years old)
    • Unli pork samgyeop strips
    • Unli chicken strips
    • Unli hangjeongsal
    • Unli kasim cut
    • Unli belly cut
    • Kimchi fried rice
    • Garlic longanisa
    • Unli french fries
    • Unli hotdog
    • Unli longanisa
    • Unli fishballs
    • Unli rice
    • Kimchi
    • Samjang
    • White onions
    • Green long chili
    • Chinese white cabbage (pechay)
  • Add-ons
    • Ramyeon: P80
    • Ramyeon w/egg: P95
    • Unli iced tea: P35
    • Unli pineapple Juice: P35
    • Softdrinks 8oz: P20
  • Rules
    • No sharing Policy
    • Leftovers will be charged P100

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Luyang, Carmen, Northern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: From the Cebu North Bus Terminal ride a bus going to North. Ask the driver to drop you at Luyang Carmen. At the drop off point, you may ride a tricycle going to BPC Resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “BPC Beach Resort” in Carmen. Parking space is available.



Patricia Cruz
Patricia Cruz


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