Cebu is really blessed to have pristine and white sand beaches and I believed that this what made Cebu a popular tourist destination. Bantayan Is, Malapascua, Moalboal, Mactan Is, and Camotes Is were the mecca of beach bummers coming to Cebu.
Those places I mentioned above were located either in northern part of Cebu or in the southern part, except Mactan Is, requiring atleast 3 to 4 hours trip. Since we were only planning to have a day trip, I suggested to try El Salvador Beach Resort which is located in Sabang, Danao - approximately an hour drive from the City.
The resort is not difficult to find because it is located along the national road. Plus the facade of the resort is very noticeable and once you are in Danao proper, everyone knows where El Salvador Beach Resort is.
What I like about El Salvador is that their pools were surrounded by trees so getting exposed to scorching heat of the sun is not a problem especially for the kids. In addition, they also have a small playground for children.
Bringing of foods is allowed as long as it is ready to eat. However, they're collecting corkage fee for the beverages. 200 pesos per case for the soft drinks and 400 pesos per case for the alcoholic beverages. There is a restaurant inside the resort where you can buy foods in case you find bringing of foods and drinks as a hassle.
El Salvador Beach Resort Rates (day use)
Entrance fee for adults 11 years old and above is 150 during weekdays and 175 on weekends and holidays.
For children 4 to 10 years: 125 on weekdays and 150 on weekends and holidays. 3 years old and below is free of charge. Their cottages is P495 with 20% off on weekdays except on holidays.
For Overnight Use the rates were as follows:
Aircon rooms with free plated breakfast good for 2 pax:
El Salvador Suite: P3195
El Salvador Suite Family (good for 3 pax): P3625
Residential Suite (with mini kitchen): P3195
Poolside Suite Family (good for 3 pax): P3175
Poolside Deluxe: P2450
Garden View Standard: P1895
Garden View Economy: P1750
Extra Person with Bed: P400