The Costabella Story

The Costabella Story

Tucked away in the island of Mactan, Cebu is Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, where sun-kissed skin, sandy toes, and spirits as light as a feather are guaranteed. This 1.7-hectare haven is embraced by a private white sand beach and surrounded by verdant greens that revitalize the soul.

We officially opened our doors to everyone on July 15, 1981, making us the longest operating resort in Mactan. The main restaurant, La Marina, used to be a beach house where friends and family of the founders Luis R. Alvarez and Merceditas Borromeo-Alvarez would gather on sunny Sundays to enjoy the beach and the sea breeze. As part of the founding group of Montebello Villa Hotel in Cebu City, Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez created Costabella as a day tour beach option for the guests of Montebello, which led to the construction of 16 family rooms. More than 3 decades later, the 16 rooms multiplied and expanded to a total of 156 rooms, 3 restaurants, and many other facilities that uphold the homey Costabella charm.

As an establishment steeped in rich history and tradition, we believe that home is where the heart is. We extend to our guests the experience of being welcomed into the Filipino home, an abundant place of warmth, comfort, and gastronomical delights courtesy of our three restaurants: La Marina, Brisa, and Luna. The overall design of our restaurants and rooms takes you on a cultural journey with its Asian tropical aesthetic with Filipino elements reflected in carved woodwork, vintage-inspired accent furniture, and local art pieces inspired by the glory days of the past.

Our proximity to the airport, as well as the metro, makes it ideal for a romantic weekend escapade, a family retreat, or for special celebrations and events, from company picnics to tropical weddings. Whether you want to have fun and explore water sports with your family or revel in a quiet evening with your significant other at the Boardwalk, life’s precious moments are made even more special and memorable at Costabella.

As a family-managed establishment, we continue to hold dear our tradition of genuine caring, old-fashioned hospitality, and world-class service.

Welcome to your home by the sea. We hope you leave with fuller hearts at the end of your stay.

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