Hotel on Spotlight: Arterra Hotel & Resort – Mactan, Cebu

Arterra Hotel and Resort is a seaside hotel in Mactan Island in Cebu. Strategically located just 20 minutes from the Mactan Cebu International Airport, this chic and well-designed hotel offers upscale quarters, high-quality amenities, and stunning views of the coast where guests can relax in comfort and privacy amid natural surroundings.


Located on the tip of Punta Engaño inside Discovery Bay on Mactan Island, the hotel offers unmatched views of Camotes Sea. The whole strip of Punta Engaño is known as a premium location in Cebu, home to some of the island’s top five-star hotels. The area is a famed diving destination, making the hotel a convenient jump-off point for those who want to explore Cebu’s underwater wonders.


This elegant hotel offers new and modern studios and bedrooms that provide everything for a restful stay. Airconditioned rooms come with en suite bathrooms, secure keycard access, flat screen televisions, telephones, safety deposit boxes, mini-bar, and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities including a Nespresso machine for morning coffee. Bathrobes and slippers, bath amenities, and toileties are provided as well.

Special suite rooms have their own kitchenettes and dining areas while some units on the higher floors have balconies with stunning city and sea views.

Art Bistro Restaurant

Complimentary breakfast is served in the hotel’s in-house restaurant and bar. The restaurant offers a variety of breakfast buffet options, set menus, theme nights, and a la carte menu, specializing in Asian and continental cuisine.

La Vie Lounge and Art Bistro are open daily offering a variety of local and international brand drinks, as well as an “a la carte” snack menu featuring local craft beer from Cebu Beer Factory.

Fitness facilities

For those who want to squeeze in a little workout during their vacation, the hotel has its own fitness gym, indoor convertible basketball court, and dance studio. Recharge in the hotel’s sauna or get pampered with massage services.

Art Pool Bar

Guests can also make use of the outdoor swimming and lap pool surrounded by landscaped gardens. The pool area also features a cozy poolside lounge, jacuzzi, and Art Pool Bar.

Other amenities

Front desk, concierge, and housekeeping services are available round the clock. The property also houses a business center, function rooms, and facilities for events and meetings. A small gift shop is located on site for last-minute purchases and sundries.

Airport shuttle services and car rentals can be arranged for guests who want easy access to explore the city. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Mactan Island boasts of a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions. The coral island offers some of the best diving, snorkeling, island hopping, jet ski, sailing, and cultural activities in the area.

A notable landmark to visit near the hotel is the Lapu-Lapu Monument, a 20-meter bronze statue built in honor of Lapu-Lapu, a native leader who defeated Spanish soldiers led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in the 1521 Battle of Mactan.

For family-friendly dining nearby, guests can head to Fiesta Bay Asian Seafood Restaurant, which offers casual Filipino, Asian, and fusion dishes. Leisure travelers can also dine in Giuseppe Pizzeria & Sicilian Roast Mactan, which dishes out generous servings of traditional Italian dishes (best paired with wine).

Next time you’re in Cebu, experience a slice of laid-back island living with easy access to creature comforts and quality service in this nature-inspired property.

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