How do you describe the dream lifestyle you aspire to?

At the center of everything but still in touch with the traditional? Urban yet very near beach destinations and surrounded by a vibrant culture and heritage scene? If your answers are “yes,” the Queen City of the South is the right fit for you. In recent years, it has gained renown not only for its spectacular shorelines, but also for its colorful crop of artists, designers, and restaurateurs who have elevated the metropolis as a holistic city to thrive in.

Condo in Cebu

Condo for sale in Cebu

One Oasis Cebu

An Asian-Balinese-inspired condo enclave with a refreshing golf course view and dedicating over 60% to low-density environs, resort-style amenities, and lush open spaces

Location : Pres. Magsaysay Ext., Bgry. Kasambagan, Mabolo, Cebu City
Lot Area : 22.06 — 41.35 sqm±



Sanremo Oasis

An Italian-themed condo community that brings the best of seaside living and proximity to Cebu’s modern lifestyle district. Neighbors with Il Corso, Filinvest’s resort-style mall within City di Mare, where you can shop, dine, and relax by the sea.

Location : City di Mare, South Road Properties, Cebu City
Lot Area : 20.26 — 45.04 sqm±

Find more reasons below why it’s worth living the modern urban life here in Cebu.

A UNESCO Creative City of Design

Living in Cebu Sinulog

Sinulog Festival

When it comes to searching for the right city to nurture your creative muse and live an inspired life, look no further than the United Nations as your mark of excellence. This is because UNESCO, its cultural and educational arm, has designated the Queen City of the South as a Creative City of Design, joining other cities worldwide in the Creative Cities Network. The city was also designated a British Council Creative City of Design in 2008 and the ASEAN City of Culture in 2015.

UNESCO said that the city has always been very supportive of the arts – best epitomized by Sinulog, the country’s biggest and longest-running festival. The city also hosts Cebu Heritage Week, Cebu Arts Week, and Cebu Design Week. The latter provides Cebuanos the opportunity to create, collaborate, and develop long-term platforms for sustainable development in partnership with Cebu Business Month.

A major hub for furniture and fashion

Kenneth Cobonpue. Monique Lhuillier.

These are just some of the biggest names in the Cebuano design world. Both made their mark in the international furniture and fashion arenas, respectively, for their unrivaled elegance and creativity. Still, these two design icons only represent part of Cebu’s rising design scene.

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Woven chair and outdoor set by Kenneth Cobonpue
(Photo from Kenneth Cobonpue’s Instagram)

The metropolis itself represents a major cluster of the entire Philippines’ furniture industry. It dominates the country’s rattan exports since the 1980s and is home to other renowned labels such as Vito Selma and Obra Cebuana.

Cebuano fashion designers have also long been celebrated, including influential figures like Cary Santiago and Jun Escario, known for their classic take on glamour, and contemporary ones like Kiko Quintanar and Hanz Coquilla, who have put the Queen City on the map for their edgy yet equally romantic designs.

With such creative talent on display, it’s also no wonder that Cebu City is also home to fine shopping experiences in its largest malls, where these hometown heroes stand side by side with some of the world’s top fashion and furniture labels.

A haven for foodies

While Cebu is best known for its decadent lechon, dried mangoes, and otap, these beloved delicacies only scratch the surface of Cebu’s rich food offerings.

Lechon Cebu

Lechon Cebu

More premium and fine dining restaurants are popping up in the city, satisfying diverse palates thanks to their variety. These include Tavolata, which is known for serving the best pizza in Cebu; the Anzani New Mediterranean Restaurant, which boasts luxurious interiors, spectacular hillside views, and delectable Mediterranean fare.

Other Instagram-worthy spots in Cebu include the 50s diner-style Sprocketeer Cafe, the Louvre-inspired The Pyramid, and the gorgeously located Lantaw Floating Native Restaurant, where you can watch breathtaking sunsets while you feast on the freshest local seafood.

A mecca for beaches, hotels, and resorts

Cebu living Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island

Of course, living a vibrant life in Cebu wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of the many beaches and resorts near the city. For decades, beachgoers, divers, and nature lovers have flocked here to experience its pristine shores.

For instance, Moalboal has been a favorite among diving enthusiasts for its sardine runs, while Oslob is best known for whale shark watching. These are experiences that are undoubtedly captivating no matter how many times you witness them.

Cebu also offers some of the luxurious resorts in the country like Crimson Mactan. Further away from the city, luxurious lodgings, like the Badian Island Wellness Resort and Kandaya Resort, offer exquisite beachside locations and the ultimate privacy. Here, you can laze away like royalty amid world-class white sand views.

Live vibrantly in Cebu with Aspire by Filinvest

Condominium for sale One Oasis Cebu

One Oasis Cebu

You can do it with us. Consider getting your very own Aspire by Filinvest condo – either at One Oasis Cebu in Mabolo or Sanremo Oasis within City di Mare in South Road Properties. Both are very accessible to modern conveniences – designed with green and healthy comforts for a holistic lifestyle.

Interested? Learn more about having your condo in Cebu by calling us at (02) 8-850-0888 and (0917) 545-7788.

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