Occasionally, my wife and I will head to town early in the day to take care of some business or do pick up supplies and we always make a stop that includes coffee and breakfast and Wi-Fi fix at a local coffee shop, Isla Cafe in Calbayog City. Upon arriving this day, we were told that their internet service was down and we would have to go eat breakfast somewhere else. Have you ever heard of a restaurant referring their customers to another restaurant? (Especially in the Philippines?) Well, we appreciated the fact that they told us before we even sat down so we took their advice and headed to a place they suggested and a place we rarely visit (mainly because of the cost and more distant location). But today we decided to head to the Ciriaco Hotel and Resort in Barangay Bagacay, just to the south of Calbayog City. There we found a breakfast buffet offered for only P220 (about $5.05) with unlimited coffee and Wi-Fi. So we indulged….and we indulged some more. Aside from many restaurants here not knowing how to keep buffet foods hot, this buffet was actually pretty good.
Because I happened to have my camera with me, I decided to take the opportunity to get some photos and shoot a little video. The Ciriaco Hotel and Resort is Calbayog’s most upscale hotel with rooms starting at around P1000 per night (about $23.00). The Hotel is very modern, clean and has some beautiful ocean views. About 5 minutes from downtown Calbayog, it’s just a short tricycle ride to town for about P10 to P15. Of course this is not the only place to stay, but it is the most upscale hotel in town.