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Danao’s Hidden Gem


Another very interesting resort I discovered recently is the Intosan Resort in Danao City. Unlike the El Salvador beach resort, Intosan is a few kilometers from the main road. So, people who visit the resort are those who’ve tried it or those who know how to get there. But just follow the small signs along the way and you’ll get there in no time.

The resort is awesome. It does not have a sound system and people are not allowed to play loud music. According to the woman who accommodated us, the regulars of Intosan are city-dwellers who want peace and quiet.

The resort has very nice rooms with huge beds. They have many interconnected pools, awesome slides, and other cool stuff one can find in waterparks.

The resort charges Php120 per person [entrance]. But, if you get a room, you [number of persons for the type of room] won’t have to pay the entrance fee. The place is awesome. Check it out.


The awesome pools. 

Ahh! Water!

Squirting seahorse.

This leads to the slide and the ‘upper pool’.

Pretty neat cottages.

Another view of the pool.

Infinity pool and the slide.

Area for a huge group.

The slide.

The resort has a website. Google it! I’ll post the room rates later.


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151 responses to “Danao’s Hidden Gem

  1. ianne October 22, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Fabulous Resort! Definitely a place to go to.=)

  2. Victoria October 22, 2007 at 4:05 am

    what a beautiful place. thanks for posting.

  3. tikboy October 22, 2007 at 8:16 am

    holly. . holy molly, what a site!. Is this own by the “Duranao’ family?

    • ayen July 15, 2009 at 6:04 am

      no, absolutely not, there are elite people in Danao apart from Duranos,,, I’ve been there, really nice…but the lining of the pool and the pavement pain were coming off, hope they weii sort them out.

  4. jenny October 22, 2007 at 9:04 am

    i heard about this resort.. i’ll check it out next time i go home.

  5. Brownie October 22, 2007 at 11:53 am

    nice … a 5-star view!

  6. wing October 22, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Its a fab place, thanks for the info… we’ve been to plantation bay.. thru pics this resorts is kids friendly..wont have boring kids around.. for sure the next place to go … for our next coming home… thanks

  7. ofw_cebu October 22, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    thanks for posting…nindot ni dah, the only resort I knew in Danao is El Salvador, at least naa pod diay lain option and most of all, pwede pod for a change, nindot pod nang relaxing scene with no loud music around…..

  8. Inday Myrna October 26, 2007 at 6:01 pm

    Hala!!! kanindot ba diay diha.
    Thanx Ley,

  9. maria October 28, 2007 at 2:06 am

    hi leyland ive heared about intusan way back l997 but ive never been there well maybe this coming jan during my holiday, hope to see you land on Sinulog, Pet Senyor.

  10. camilleeee October 28, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    nindot lagi ni.. du-ol ra ni sa el salvador?

  11. riggy October 28, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    the place looks really nice, leylan.

    pero whenever we have team outings, they have second thoughts of having it done in intusan. there was a team who spent their outing there. ana sila na kada lihok, naay bayad.

  12. leylander October 29, 2007 at 12:28 am

    mao lagi riggs. mahal kaayo. dayun dili daw pwede ang sound system… pangrelax2x ra man ni sila sa mga datu. hehehe

  13. riggy November 4, 2007 at 12:41 am

    moadto ko dnha para magrelax2x kay datu man ko. hahaha.

  14. saira November 17, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    hello the place is really really nice. i want to go there but the problem is i have to save money first before going to that beautiful place. If it’s ok i would like to ask if how much would the room rates be? and the entrance and if possible i would also like to ask how much are the cottages.

    thank you. And for you posting the very nice place. Good job!

  15. ofw_cebu November 17, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    try calling the resort for details.

    Intosan Resort Hotel & Restaurant
    Danao City
    Tel. (63-32) 200-3476

  16. john November 30, 2007 at 9:12 am

    wow , danao is really gettng better now … ive been there 1998 , heehhe that was a long time ago .

  17. Dec January 5, 2008 at 2:45 am

    I will be holidaying with my family in August
    Please send be information on rates, room types, accomodation, facilities
    discount for long stay, photos etc

  18. care March 20, 2008 at 9:29 am

    we’d love to go … but we cant find any number to contact them.

  19. winner2008 March 23, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    mag vacation gani ko sa camotes maghapit me diha

  20. elvie April 29, 2008 at 11:08 am

    wow..nice kaayo ang place…nahan jud ko mo adto…i will proposed this to barkadas adto me mag-outing…how much is the room rates?

  21. john May 5, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    pila rooms dri? thanks daan! :)

  22. leylander May 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    i cant remember exactly. but the rates are ok ra. dili gyud kaayo mahal.

  23. Inday Myrna May 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    oh my son Alex wants to visit this place on our next holiday. he loves what he sees in the photo’s. his been to Aroma Mountain Resort in Catmon last January. he enjoy swimming there too.

    thanks ley

  24. jayson June 3, 2008 at 2:28 am

    have you tried Imelda Aroma Mountain Paradise… it’s also cool….

  25. beanbug June 11, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    This place is nice especially if namo kids. Its a good place for them ..My son enjoyed a lot when we went there the last time..

  26. amber June 18, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    POOR SERVICE i would say… we stayed here a year ago and we really experienced a bad service as in really really bad… the front desk was not accommodating at all (and i think the front desk was the owner?!!) … she didn’t even greet us and she has that frowning face! we’ve waited for an hour before we finally get our room numbers to think we already have a reservation a week ago. They are not organized! the place is nice but their facilities are not plus mosquitoes are flying around so itchy!!

  27. vangie June 21, 2008 at 10:53 am

    ngik!ngik! sure? ai..but infairness nice iya view..i like it! but if the service is not good…wag nalang! kakainis pag super pagong ang service..

  28. rai July 1, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    pila ang entrance? payter lagi ni lugara…

  29. ceanne July 18, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    nice kaayo ang place…thank you for posting!!!..pwede maka0evernyt dri?…tagpila double room, deluxe!!!…tnx!!

  30. levy July 22, 2008 at 12:17 am

    the views are so nice,but can u try to post the prices of the cottages.

  31. Mao September 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    The place is good and nice pools… before, we went there way back 2006 i’ve met a wonderful staff there namely Sir Anton and Gaga I thinbk they are the operational officer we have a party then, but when we came back last year those people I like are not around anymore.. so disgusting kasi yung may ari, parang walang alam regarding hospitaluity Industry, sana mag close nalang sila kung wala silang ma hire kagaya nung mga days na maganda ang service nila…

    Pumunta nalang kayo sa El salvador maganda pa dun at talagang ma feel mo na hotel pero sa Intosan para kang kinulong what a boring place,.,.

    • DISAPPOINTED GIRL June 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm


  32. ryan October 17, 2008 at 9:33 am

    mga gi atay ka bati

  33. rey bokingo October 17, 2008 at 9:35 am

    sus way au…mura tag naa sa fishpond…ahak

  34. leylander October 17, 2008 at 10:16 am

    aw… bati diay didto? hehe

  35. watermark November 4, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    hey.. can sam1 pls give me a hint on how to get there from cebu city.. pls.. and how much is the room for 2..? thanx guyz

  36. shiaou November 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    the place was nice..ive been there in the present year,and its affordable..but something missing with their facilities.the room was nice but theirs a little problem which is, there shower didnt function i found difficulties in taking a bath….oh gush..and wish they could have more deeper swimming pools…only kids will enjoy to there pools..mabaw raman gud.

  37. shiaou November 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

    WATERMARK….the cost of the room for two is (1000.00)
    how to get there?anha lang ka sa sm terminal naa dghan v-hire dha for danao and when u get in danao terminal..pag taxi nlng padong sa intusan…naa man cguro taxi padong didto or tricycle..not familiar with the rides man gd…lisod kung mag commute..or for your convenience just ride in your own car

  38. adelle November 19, 2008 at 9:22 am

    naa man direct line sa intosan its 519-7394, for inquiries hala try to call this number

  39. boopie November 27, 2008 at 11:06 am

    We stayed here for a few days. The staff treated us well. It was like having our own private resort with exclusive service. But the room needed mass improvement. The towels were thin and scarce- weird esp. for a waterpark. There was no bathtub and the tiled floors were slippery and got dirty so easily.
    The bed was foam over wood and we got one thin blanket per person. That was topped off with massive amounts of mosquitos. Overall we had an okay stay but the distance from the city, the bugs and the rooms would make me think twice about staying here again.

  40. riddler December 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Bad things about Intosan:

    1) Food is very unreasonably expensive. Plus, they don’t taste good at all. They add too many vegetables to the dish that look like meat so that it will look plentyful of meat where in fact it’s only a crumb. For me this is some form of deception to their customers.

    2) Most of their crew are not hospitable. They only care about the money. They don’t care too much about the comfort and satisfaction of the customer.

    3) The environement is full of mosquitos.

    4) Their air conditioner is defective. We checked in around 12 nn and it was not working properly. It was checked by their technicians around 6 pm already. From 12nn to 6 pm, we suffered a lot from discomfort of hot room. When it was finally fixed after a lot of time, it was already nighttime and since we had to open the door for some air, mosquitoes came inside the room. So after it was fixed, there were significant quantity of mosquitoes already inside.

    5) They advertise that their room has cable TV. They even confirmed this when we had our reservation but when we arrive there, the only channel received was ABS-CBN. It was not cable TV and the reception of the only channel was nowhere close to clear.

    6) What their internet site adertises about the price of their rooms was a bit conservative of the actual price.

    Good things about Intosan:

    If there were, I probably had not seen this due to the numerous bad things it had.

  41. Hazel December 15, 2008 at 5:40 am

    i think this is better than those other resorts in Danao.

  42. yellow December 30, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    maglagot ko sa intosan kay one time nabilin ako money didto unya gna.tawagan namo ky dako2x pd bya ang worth. Taz wala jd nauli na dapat ilaha tna ng responsibility ky gitawagan bya namo daun tas ingon jd nila nga wala. ako ninyo ayaw mo ligo intosan kay mga maro kau, bati pa jd kau ilang resort.

  43. DisappointedGuest January 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I have to say the pool is great for kids. But the service is the worst I have ever encountered in Cebu. Bad customer service i mean really bad. Some guy in the front I think his name was Joel or Roel.. whatever! Does not have a clue about hospitality or customer service. He should be cleaning toilets instead having anything to do with Guest related duties. So I share the same sentiments as those who said negative things about the resort.

    I also had the same problem with the Cable TV. I had complained about it and I got bad looks and the attendant said : “ambot lang uroy, wala koy labot ana!”

    Since it was outdoor I expected some mosquito’s .. But there was a lot, I had to run to Gaisano Danao to buy mosquito lotion for my kids.

    Anyways I figured since it was the first time maybe most of the staff just had a bad day or something.. So I decided to take my kids again last month. This time around was worst!!! That I decided to get the F**K out of there and looked for other resort. We ended up in El Salvador. I have to admit the pool were not as great as Intusan, But the kids had the same fun, and thats important to me.

    • princess_nice2007 March 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

      sory but i disagree about wat u said.bcoz as i experience intosan is a great place ive ever see its a hidden paradise 4 me in my family.ur just a stupid costumer whoo didnt appreciate the beauty of the resort and the warmth accomodation of the staff.the staff will not act lyk wat youve said if they will see that ur approaching them nicely.ur just making bad image in intosan resort

      • lou January 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

        it’s true nga nice ila pools, the best in danao…but the service is really bad…mga parente og kaila man gud ang gi hire nga attendants, they are not well trained customer service employees…big rooms but lagom nang paints sa wall murag cave ang feeling and linens are so old…wala ko nang daot, ive been there twice and i got bad services on the two occasions…

  44. Jade Ibarbia January 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Mingaw nako aning lugara oi! Nice ayo dire. Suwayi sad Ley ug adto sa Camotes Island kay daghan sad nindot nga views didto labi na sa Buho Beach nila ug Mc Arthur Cave. Ug ang nice villa sa mga Rama.

  45. rosemarie March 25, 2009 at 4:29 am

    hi! i never knew all of these until i saw your blog,good work. amazingly great places of cebu my home!

  46. dy April 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    if nahan mu pa reserve sa intosan adto mu sa jasmine pensione sa capitol luyo sa jovens grill kay mao rana ang tag-iya sa intosan beach resort kay doctor tomboc.or call jasmie pensione 0322542686, nindot jud sa intosan pang bata kayo or pamilya kayo.

  47. Pejama April 11, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Ay, ambot ninyo, basta may kwarta ka lang wala jud bati, kanang mga hinawayon mao na ang walay kwarta kay mangayo lang na og discount…….

    • tj May 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm

      korek! double check!

      • jojit November 29, 2009 at 9:13 pm

        Hala…nindot man didto..sus wa lang jud mo kabalo ai. Bati sya sa pangbata. NIndot sya pang dagko. Tapos ang mga empleyado pa jud hospitable au..grabe lagi. . . ang naka nidot kay wa jud lamot. . . unya condition kaau ilang aircon tanan…

        heeh paita…

    • lou January 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      binayran siguro ka sa intosan para mo post og nindot diri….okay raman nang mo comment of negative…para ma aware ang management and ma correct nila ang diperensya…ang uban ganing resorts tagaan gyod kag paper to write your comments so they can improve their services…sa intosan if pangitaon natong mnager kay naa tay ireklamo sus moingon lang nag leave kay molikay sa reklamo…ahhhh ka tming gud, nya way mo take over sa iya position diay for that day?

  48. zilceb April 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    wow!!!! very nice ds place,,, how much is the rate??? lagot lng ko mg tan aw sa mnga foriegner ngbasa ko sa ilaha na blogg matod pa nila pobre ang pinas dghan ok2 mga turista sila na inot poyo lng ug tabi2 dayon ingun pobre!!!!! ako jud giingnan wa moy budjet sa mga nndot na lugar..he he example 5 star hotel,, like ds ka nindot ani proud kaau ko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss Sweden “Zilceb” from Agnobis,Ubec////////

  49. mabel May 1, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    batch 85 of ANHS enjoyed the place during our reunion today, we all have the fun and laughter, about the place its amazing naman. although talagang low tide sila kasi mga bata lang ang nag enjoy sa pool, pero as a whole okay naman sya compared to other resorts i know

  50. Gian May 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Spectacular place!

    Pero mao gyud ni akong pangutana: if the government or business entrepreneurs want to promote these places, why are they always “hidden”? The “Hidden” Gem of Danao? Moalboal’s “Best Kept Secret”? The “Hidden” Paradise of Carbon?

  51. tj May 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    it is certainly because … all beautiful things should be hidden!!!! so it’s worth discovering for… ano ba!!! isn’t it obvious!!!!!! oh la la!

  52. tj May 19, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    it is certainly because … all beautiful things should be hidden!!!! so it’s worth discovering for… ano ba!!! isn’t it obvious!!!!!! oh la la!

    close gani imong eyes mag kiss kay beautiful things are not seen.. aw! may ganun!!!?? sagdi lang gud!!

  53. Arjay May 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    i’ve visit danao place sometimes.. but i didn’t found out that.. there’s a hidden Gem to hang out with friends..

    thanks for the information boss

  54. in-in June 2, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    hey! i’ve been to intosan last sunday night with friends. damn! i hate the customer service! they are so disorganized. we paid the reservation 2 weeks ahead for our convnience upon going there. but heck, they gave it someone else! and the front desk staff that was there didn’t even know either. we asked refund for our reservation but dugay pa jud kaayo mi na-accomodate. the owner’s phone was hanged up. sus! usik2x lng mi gasolina. super bati jud! i swear. nanguli nlng mi.

  55. girl next door June 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    The staff should take Customer service 101 coz wala pa gani mi nakaadto nawala na ako gana. Yes, I saw all the nice pictures and as in welcoming kau but pagtawag pa lang nako to check out for the room rates, hala ka, maldita kau ang nakanswer sa phone as in, di masikmura. Sa website 10 am ang check out time so I asked if pwede ba late check out like 12 noon lang and she told me “bayad na ka for another day ana.” as in ang tone take note pinabundak so, I told her mao bitaw nagkig arrange ko daan kay 9 am pa mag open ang pool, better yet mag day use na lang mi. She was so rude that I asked for her name and asked for another rep, nagsumbong pa with me on the line na nasuko daw ko because dili na malingaw ang mga bata …. the nerve … LIAR jud. Grabe.. i changed my mind, over the phone pa lang gani makasuka ka sa kabati sa customer service. The owners should take a look into this.

  56. temy quinio June 25, 2009 at 6:47 am

    nindot lugar nila! pero dili well organize mga empleyado nila to entertain sa ila mga customer? daghan kaayo ni reklamo…

  57. ana August 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    how much the cheapest stndrd fan room?…. with internet access …. the cheapest one ….. where i can view ur room ?

  58. janz August 27, 2009 at 12:26 am

    ya, we’ve went there twice and we really like the place..

  59. janz August 27, 2009 at 12:40 am

    if u want to go and visit intosan, i think it would be best to go there on weekdays coz they usually give 40-50% discount..i think, some of the reactions are exagerrated like customer service.. we’ve been there twice and the employees there are really ok..i think, i could say that the reps are ok because im not expecting too much of their customer service since we went there for fun and not really for their welcoming service..

  60. superoyee September 18, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    we were at intosan resort on our 2nd wedding anniversary. we got a room overnight. rate is only Php 1,000/night. It had aircondition room, cable TV, although the bed are 3 single beds put together to make up a family bed. anyway it was a nice experience.

  61. cinnamon October 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    pila ang entrance ani? diri ta ko mag celebrate sku birthday dis october 22.. :D reply nia pls :D

  62. bless orillo October 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    please send me your website… i am very much interested in your beautiful resurt… please send me your room rates….beacuase we are planning to have vacation for two months… you can contact me 505-22-78

  63. kayla October 25, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    heey. :) pwde ask? how much na yung entrance fee ngayun sa intosan? 120 pa rin?

  64. drb0ts0y December 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Good day!

    I would like to share an incident — a robbery “pagpang-lungkab” inside Intosan Report Danao City last December 5, 2009 ( Saturday ).

    This is what happened…

    We are a group of 10 people going to have a little getaway from work to Intosan Report Danao City.

    We arrived at the said resort at around 6:30pm – 7pm. After we put our things to our assigned
    rooms we then do some grills ( sugba-sugba ) for our dinner.

    After sugba-sugba I told my girlfriend to put our digicam back to our room and then we settled
    ourselves in the table near the pool. We’ve asked two employees if is it ok to set up our tables there and eat
    and then they said it’s fine so we eat our dinner there.

    After dinner the rest of our group went somewhere and only four of us were left in the table.
    We chatted there for like 30-40mins. My girlfriend has a bad feeling on our room as we talked. She had
    a feeling that something was pushing / telling her to go back to the room to get her jacket but she let it passed.
    Eventually, she can’t take it anymore she decided to go to the room to take a leak ( mangihi ).

    When she’s on the main door of the room it was still locked so she took out the key and opened it.
    WHen she was in she can’t find any of our bags on top of the bed ( this is we left our bags ).
    She looked underneath the beds and still nothing until she find some ceiling debris on the floor and then she found out that the ceiling
    has a hole in it already ( gi-bangagan ang kisami ).

    She screamed like hell while approaching back to our table. She said, “baby, wala na atong mga bags sa room”!

    We ran ahead to our room and saw what’s inside the room ( Absolutely No bags ).

    We asked assistance from the management but only one security guard went there to check.

    We can’t find those two guyz (employees) that we talked before we sat for dinner. Na kit-an namo sila
    ug balik siguro one hour after the incident.

    We went on searching the bags ‘coz the phones that was in there keeps on ringing.

    Ang among ka-uban mostly during the search was only the 3 brgy tanods and some policemens who responded in the incident.

    We can’t find a “thorough” help from the management. Kami pa ang naning-kamot na makit-an ang mga bags namo. Kami pa ang
    nag su-ot2x didto sa kalibunan para lang makit-an among mga bags.

    They ONLY HAVE TWO(2) flashlights and dili pajud kaayo mo siga( that means it is of no help ).

    There’s one time na wala najud mey flashlights so I’ve decided to look for one so I went to their counter
    and I found out na naa sila tanan ( employees ) didto nag tapok ug nag tabi. I told them
    “ambi nang flashlight niyo beh! naa man hinu-on mo tanan dinhi nag tabi instead na inyo meng tabangan ug
    pangita sa among mga bags!”

    The tanods keep on telling us na willing sila (tanods) mo tabang ug pangita as long as naa silay ma gamit na mga flashlights
    but unluckily walay ma hatag ang management.

    Nagpa kuyog mi sa guard n mo duty anang gabhi-una didto sa luyo kay namasin mi n makit-an pa namo
    among mga bags but unluckily wala jud namo nakit-an. We’ve decided na balikan nalang pagka buntag ang area sa likod.

    After sa incident wala jud gani dayun mi taga-e ug another room sa mgmnt. Mga 10pm+ pami nataga-an
    ug lain na room. Ni ana gani ang guard na “wala pa diay mo na taga-an ug lain na room”. Ang guard pa ang nag request
    sa front desk na taga-an mi ug room ( Ingon ana mo lihok ilang management didto ).

    Pag mata namo sa buntag mga 6-6:30am. Among gi balikan ang area likod hoping na makit-an pa namo
    among mga bags ‘coz our phones were still ringing.

    Minutes after sa among pagpangita na palong na dayun among mga phones — All four of our phones were down.

    Gi try ug contact sa among kauban iyang phone ( ‘coz 3 jud mi ang nakawatan ) then suddenly gi tubag
    iyang phone and we try ug hangyu niya na e bilin lang sa usa ka lugar among mga papers ( mga butang
    na dili nila ma puslan ) kay amo lang kuha-on but he said, “amo nang gi sunog dong”. After that conversation with the kawatan
    the phone was down and we can’t contact it anymore. Bisan kinsa ang pasulti-on — “This is an INSIDE JOB” tungod sa ka pas-pas
    sa pang hitabo. Mga minutes lang gud after mi na human ug kaon na wala na dayun among mga bags sa “Sulod sa among room”.

    Ang among concerns are:

    1.) Kulang ug Securty features ang resort. They only have one guard and naa ra ni siya sa atubangan.
    How about sa likod na ma-oy pinaka dilikado na part sa resort?
    2.) Walay “thorough” assistance from the management about the incident ( ‘coz
    until now dili jud daw japun ma contact ang owner sa resort ma-oy sulti sa OIC nila )
    3.) Walay initiative ang management kung unsay buhaton sa situations like this
    4.) Ni mismo flashlights wala jud mey ma gamit. Naa tu-od silay flashlights pero dili mang siga.
    Wala man lang gani search light sila sa likod.
    5.) Ingon nila na naka balo na ang OIC nila sa incident anang gabii pero wala man lang
    gani siya mi adto dayun sa resort para tan-awon ang panghitabo.

    – We want justice to what happened to us ‘coz we lost a Lot of valuables because of what happened.
    – Gusto namo mahibalo-an sa tanan kung unsa ka “Weak” ilang Resort.
    – We don’t want this to happen to anyone again.
    – Gusto namo ma imbestigaran ang mga employees nila sa resort ‘coz we suspected that this was
    an “INSIDE JOB”.

    Please share this info and this is legitimate…

  65. drb0ts0y December 9, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Yes it is. They have the dumbest management I’ve ever known. No initiative at all!

  66. inday myrna December 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    OMG! so its true what i heard and read about this resort. Kuyawa bah!
    How about for a day out, is it safe? I just want to shout the kids there as they been already to Aroma Resort in Catmon, El Salvador in Danao @ Uragay in Carmen.

    • drb0ts0y December 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

      i don’t know for a day out but I advise you not to go there ‘coz if something will happen to your kids there the management is not willing to help you out. This info is legit and I had the chance to talk to the grandfather of the kid.

  67. ianne December 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    State your complaints on their website, so others will be aware of the negative side of the resort. It’s not safe anywhere you go anymore. So, be vigilant & listen to your own intuition, like that lady who was robbed, but unfortunately, it was too late for her & her friends, but others can learn from the incident that they experienced there. Good luck!

  68. ianne December 9, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    @drOTsOy. I’m very sorry to hear about the robbery incident that happened to you & your friends at the resort. I’m sure it’s an inside job. What did the authority do? Why not write a complaint letter to the owner? This incident shouldn’t have happened at all! Take care.

  69. ianne December 9, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    @dy said that Dr. Tomboc is the owner of the resort. You can contact Jasmine Pensione at 0322542686. You can locate her also in Capitol, at the back of Joven’s Grill. Good luck!

  70. drb0ts0y December 10, 2009 at 6:06 am

    They said that they’ve been contacting Dr. Tomboc and can’t get hold of him until now. I’m now thinking that they’re just making alibi to escape from their responsibility. BTW, who’s that Jasmine Pensione?

  71. Rex December 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Oh, Just as I was being enthralled by the beauty of the resort, the report by Dr. Botsoy of the robbery and the nonchalant attitude of the resort employees took away all my interest. The worst thing that can happen during a vacation is being a victim of a crime. It’s sort of anti-climax. Being victimized is a bad experience in itself, but it becomes even worst given the expectation of enjoyment and thrill on expects out of that vacation.

    Dr. Botsoy must report the incident to the police, so that a thorough investigation can be done. If it is an inside job, it would be easy to interview employees. The police tactics applied on them could yield to some confessions, and to do fingerprinting and lie detection Also, a case for damages must be filed against the resort. They should be held liable for the loss of the property as well as the anxieties caused by the incident.

    • drb0ts0y December 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

      A police blotter was already filed minutes after the incident and the Policemen said that they’ll be doing an investigation on the resort’s employees.

      We have a plan already regarding the damages. I’ve also emailed the story to Bobby Nalzaro but no response from him yet ( I don’t know if it’s his correct email address ). We want to show it to them that they are not dealing with “little kids” here.

      I want this info to be shared to Everybody ‘coz i believe this is not the Only time it happened.

      We are playing “hard ball” this time with them. >:/

    • Rex December 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

      And the investigation should start with the employee during check-in and the one who ushered them to the room. I imagine ilang gitan-aw daan ang inyong mga mahalon nga dala, dayon nagtext sa mga tulisan or sila mismo ang nagbuhat. In a few minutes, lungkab dayon through the ceiling aron ingnon dili inside job. Nawala sila during the discovery kay nagbahin seguro. Then, wala motabang ninyo sa search kay kahibalo sila naa ra sulod ang loot ug wala nay silbi ang search. This is a challenging police assignment.

  72. drb0ts0y December 10, 2009 at 9:26 am

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  73. zine December 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    good day..

    im a regular goer of INTOSAN,so far i don’t have any bad experience fairness they were good and accomodating to me,but inspite of that i still symphatize on you because i know how you felt for what you have lost..maybe next time you should take a lot of care to your belonging because it can happen anywhere.wherever you maybe if things are bound to happen it will happen.goodluck for your plans..

    • drb0ts0y December 16, 2009 at 7:02 am

      I understand on what you’ve said in taking care of all my stuff but the thing is if their management gave us their “Full” cooperation at that time maybe we can still recover some/all of our things.

      Now, I’ll ask you what will you feel if you’ll see all their crews “talking” in the counter INSTEAD of helping you out in finding your LOST items?

      Think about that… >:/

  74. Chris Balaga December 30, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I had been to this place 2 times… I think thus people that are complaining are the people who are rude to thus people in the resort.. Honestly I am so meticulous in terms of resort. but I have seen and been to this place it is very nice… what their problem is they havent clean very well on their pool. Dusty ilawon sa tubig… but the price is very reasonable. The food is what paid is you can get more 20% taste of his price… Where you can find a P120.00 of gud for 2 or 3 person per serving on the food. If you want to know more about my great experience and tips and tricks to have a good stay on this place. feel free to contact me at 0905.2279656.

  75. mers January 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    i was so surprised bout all d negative comment i have read….just cant believe it all happen..but wat i know in those resort was it was awesome…i been thereb b4 d fud wer gret….

  76. drb0ts0y January 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Just would like everybody to know that I’m not seeking for sympathy here. Just sharing our bad experiences on this resort. If you had a good one then that’s nice. This will serve as a “Legit” warning to all of you and if you find it offensive then I can’t do anything about it. Enjoy your New Year everyone!

  77. mean January 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    i think noh.knahanglan jd usbon ang pamaagi sa resort ky nindot au ang place unya bati man kaau pgkadala sa owner murag krn pah.tan aw nku dugay2 naman ang resort… sayang vhaaa….imbes magplanu sa resort mg stay atras nlang…

  78. dahil January 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    tama jud wui nice jud ang place sayang lang way klaro ang owner

  79. Hannah January 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

    nice…. i been there last 2004

  80. psoriasis ointment January 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    thanks for posting. is danao near cebu city?

    sana you can post the contact/website. thanks!

  81. drb0ts0y February 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Cebu City -> Mandaue City -> then -> Danao City

  82. princess February 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    im really surprised also about bad comments of intosan resort, coz b4 im also part of intosan resort…. i work thre 4 almost 3 years b4 i go abroad… sorry 4 wat happen to you thre….

  83. mae afryl March 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    how much is the entrance fee?

    the cottages?


  84. bonnie March 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    hala…patay ! nag pareserve na raba mi para karon april 24, ahak..talawan raba ko inana dah..should i cancel my reservation? mahadlok na nuon ko..

  85. ggg April 22, 2010 at 12:18 am

    nakavisit ko aning lugara last april 9, 2010. nice kaayo nga lugar lingaw kaayo akong anak. sa akong naka experience ang staff accommodating man and very friendly basin pud tingali ang uban dili maayo ang pag-approach. grupo mi 21 kabuok pero ang problema ra nga among na experience kay guba ang toilet. amo gitawag ang staff dali ra man pud mi response. sa among grupo kay gidivide na ang tasks naay magluto, naay magbantay sa butang ug naa pud magwatch sa safety sa mga bata. wa ko kahibalo kon pila na ni sila ka years but give them time to improve the services basin diay with our comments diri maka awaken nila to improve the service and the place.

  86. bewAY June 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    thanks for sharing ur bad and nice experience….we’re planning pa naman to go there this month before the classes start with the kidz….i mean d ghapon ko maenjoy k magbantay ra d i ko ug cge sa amo things? wala koy yaya, 2 na ako bantayan kids ug things? what the use of the key f dli d i japun ta secure?…..fait! d na nuon ko nahan adto……dr botsoy, i dont want that to happen to my family….bugno cguro ang result…..hahaha……btaw maybe dili cla ana ka hospitable k ila employee cguro wala pud tawn unsa na customer service ang ila lang cguro na makadawat ug sweldo……bad management s a result of poor costumer service…….

    • drb0ts0y June 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

      If that’s how you feel bewAY then good for you… All I can say is it’s not a secure place to enjoy and I can say it ‘coz I’ve experienced the hassle and until now everything is still fresh in my memory. Find somewhere else to enjoy…

  87. zine June 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    nindot jud ang INTOSAN bsan unsaon..ana lang..ok jud kaau ang akong pag-adto…suwayi na lang ninyo..salamat…:>)

  88. donny June 24, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Wow guess this story changes out plans to stay there in December. Any other suggestions?

    • drb0ts0y June 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

      Good for you donny… Just don’t risk especially if you have a lot of things to attend to. You can’t just watch your things all the time right? So that means you won’t enjoy your escapade.

      Just like what happened to us, “An escapade which turns out to be the WORST NIGHTMARE OF OUR LIVES”…

  89. donny June 24, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Lookng for secluded beach with cheap rates. Just AC is required

  90. inday myrna June 25, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Newly open beach at Danao,
    Danao Coco Palms Resort
    ph: 512-2132 or

  91. Donny June 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Does Coco Palms have a web site? Thank you

  92. inday myrna June 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    @Don try this,
    Danao Coco Palms Resort
    +6332 512 2132

  93. zine June 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    as far as i know Intosan has the cheapest rate when it comes to accomodation,and they also had bigger rooms compare to other resort cause i’ve already tried those other resort in danao.just try to find for yourself.this is only a suggestion.last say would still come from you not from anyone,right?:>)

  94. princess August 1, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    yeah i agree you zine…. intosan has the lowest rates among all the resort in danao…. other resort addtl prson 150 1nd 180 bt intosan is only 120 wd extra bed not a folding bed lyk others…

  95. junieann September 12, 2010 at 1:05 am

    nindo kaau diring lame jud ibalik diri nice pajud akong room

  96. rosal guanzon October 3, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    very nice kau…how much man ang ila cottages and the entrance…ill leave my number for im eager to visit here …09185217716 thanks and more power

  97. zine October 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    hi not sure now about there price,just feel free to call there landline number 200-3476 or 5167394,and look for Alyn or Nita for more info.i will assure you that you will have a good and splashing stay in INTOSAN…:)

  98. zelmarq October 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    its nice here, i want to visit

  99. zine October 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

    hi there just want to let you know that the landline # of Intosan which is 200-3476 is not functionable right now,because DANAOTEL has a can contact the resort with there other # 5167394 or call there Cebu office..thanks..

  100. HGC October 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Sa akng na experience sa intusan na twice a year mi mo stay didto… ok raman pero nagka dugay nagka “strikto”. ky naa koy bisita ato nga ni apas ky naa lng sya ihatod nko wla jd nla pasudla kng dli mo hatag ug 120 nga entrance…. bsan ni hangyo gud tawn nga kadiot ra kaayo wa jd sla mo sugot! bsan ila lng unta gpa kuyogan sa ila mga staff wa jd!! wla raba sla intercom na maka contact sa ila mga rooms o mga customer maka contact nla sa frontdsk… maka ingon pako na mas maayo pa ang 5star hotel ky maka suroy2x paka sa ilang pool bsan wla ka nka chck in, dli pariha nla nga walang ka star2x mag ingon ana pa jd!!.. ALANG SA TANANG GANAHAN MO ADTO SA INTUSAN LISOD JD SABTON ANG MGA BATASAN SA MGA STAFF RN DIDTO… MGA WALA MAN CGURO MGA GRADO PWERA LNG SA NAKAHUMAN…HEHEHE PERO KASAGARAN JD!! FOR SHORT MURA RA UG MGA “MAID” BA!!!.. BSAN DAGHAN NA SLA UG CUSTOMER WA GHAPON SLA KAKUHA UG MGA “H.R.M.” GRADUATE…. kita nalay sabot ky ang tag.iya tihik maldita pa jd!! tiguwang naman unta… hehehehehehe

    pero madala raman ug smile… :D

    pero kng magpa dala mo sa tama sa tag iya ug sa mga staff ma “highBLOOD” mo…..

    • zine October 25, 2010 at 1:32 pm’s not fair to underestimate those people that you don’t even know,they are just following the rules set by the owner.maybe the staff are too busy to attend your visitor,or maybe its just a matter of miscommunication.i was once there and everything were ok.its just a matter on how you approach a simple request.good day!

  101. Messy December 7, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Muanha me dha pagka dec 19!!!

  102. zine December 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    You must try how Intosan a Lovely Place to stay and unwind.i was there last week and its so awesome.Enjoy and have a splashing day!!!

  103. mharggie January 5, 2011 at 3:29 am

    naa rana sa taw ui kng magpaaffect mu sa mga staff. me i had a very nice experience in intusan. be responsible to ur belongings and dnt leave ur rooms w/ out any person nga imong kuyog. remember thats ur day off for the day and u choose to go there then so just relax and have fun… though naa jud mga staff nga mga attitude prob, smile lang…

  104. joebany January 5, 2011 at 3:35 am

    2nd time na naku nakaanha sa intusan. we have our youth summit there instead kami muy maglabad ang ulo sa mga attitude prob nga mga staff, sila ang naglabad namu kay amung kyog nga mga batan.on mga badlongon cge lng ug syagit dn bsag past 12 na ngcge ug pasopaso sa pool..heheheeheh..never mind the staff kay taga bukid na.

  105. tonton January 5, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    nice resort

  106. Cebu City Tour May 28, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Maayo ni nga resort… Naa ko pud na blog ani regarding sa rates.. :)

  107. stephen October 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Hello everyone,
    I am looking at taking my family there in 3 weeks time & i was curious if that would be a good or bad idea ?Can anyone who has been there lately tell me if they think that it is safe to leave valuables in our room or should we take them with us when we go out ?Or just find somewhere else to stay like the cocopalms resort perhaps ?
    Thank you Mr Balmer.

  108. mokix December 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    That place suckssss…. They are going to tell you there room is good only for 2 but actually its for four so they called take some more money out of you’re pocket. Seriously overprice canteen product! Cant go to the pool without a ticket even though you are check-in. Needs to have an entrance even though, again, you are already check in. Ohh yeah!!! children are not exempted from the entrance fee.

    • inday myrna December 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      @ mokix, as a check in u should be free ito use the pool. But maybe the owner dont know about the overcharge by the information desk person @ hide it in their own pocket. I should try that place but not now.

  109. ♥hana banana♥ January 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    pila man ang bayad if group of 25 peeps??? pls pls tell me huhuhu..i really need the info ^^

  110. Jose January 23, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I spent several days at Intosan Resort… and was unimpressed. I was so surprised to find the front desk employees doing business by hand… check in… reservations… payments,,, and filling out all these little note books and receipts with carbon copies. I thought I had stepped back in time 30 years. Don’t they know about computer systems and the Internet… The room was OK… nothing special to write home about. The food in the canteen… took a long time to prepare… and I was the only one there… if was not really that tasty. The place had a haunting empty feeling about it. For me it was basically just a place to sleep. The water park looks really good in photos… but in real life it’s another story. It seemed run down and neglected. What I really did not like was the fact that there were no lounge benches next to the pools to relax on… all they had were those cheap white plastic picnic chairs made in China. I had no where to relax out by the pools… so I choose not to use the pool area at all. I was also concerned with the purity of the water. If a resort is skimping on basic services… it’s a pretty good indicator that they are skimping on important water filtration systems and water chemical to keep the water in the pools clean and healthy. There were kids in the pool… and we all know what kids do in pools. I chose not to find out for myself and avoided using them all together. If this resort is going to be successful… they really need to change the way they do things.

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    mao jud bati jud ug batasan ang tag iya sweldo pa empleyado gamay pa kaayo nag labi ang kasaba.hejhehe

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