June 1, 2012

A Meaningful Trip with Laagan na Cebuana

With Laagan na Cebuana at Sayaw Beach in Barili, Cebu.

I will never forget this day! It is because this is my first time to travel with a lady on my side. And that lady is Kareen of Laagan na Cebuana, a fellow travel blogger based in Cebu City. She invited me to go with her on a road trip to Barili and Carcar in Cebu, Philippines.

What makes this trip meaningful? It is Kareen's birthday! And she decided, to travel with me and celebrate it on the road! Quite unique, right?

We arrived in Barili at around 8:30 am after more than an hour bus ride from Cebu City. We immediately visited my cousin, ate our breakfast, and then, off we go!

First stop: Mantayupan Falls
One of the tallest waterfalls in the entire province of Cebu.

The first falls. Height- 98 meters.

The second falls. Height- 14 meters.

Next stop: Sayaw Beach and Rock Formations
A white-sand beach along the highway between the towns of Barili and Dumanjug. The beach is facing Negros Oriental. We did some swimming and boating. We discovered its impressive rock formations and mysterious cave.

Sayaw Beach

Sayaw Rock Formations

Last stop: Carcar, Cebu
A dinner and a quick tour around the Heritage City of Cebu, Carcar.

The famous Carcar Rotunda.

What a grand way to celebrate a birthday! A birthday full of fun, adventures, excitement, and surprises! I will also try this, for sure.

Wishing you more birthdays and travels to come, Kareen!


  1. Happy birthday bud! Can you give me an estimate on how much it'll cost you for that trip? And also what to transpo to take.


    1. Thanks Jenny for dropping by! Here are the estimated expenses:
      Cebu to Barili (Bus)- P75
      Barili Market to Mantayupan Falls - P20
      Entrance - P10
      Cottage and Chairs -P100 plus (maybe)
      Falls to Market - P20
      Market to Sayaw Beach (Multicab)- P7
      Sayaw Beach entrance - P10
      Sayaw Rock Formations (Boating) - P300/boat

      For more inquiries, email me at rokx_iphe@yahoo.com. Thank you! :)

  2. thanks for your response.. so a 500h-1kbudget will do for this trip..thank you thank you!! i might go there next weekend.

    1. Hello Leslee! Yup, it will do na! You can buy some food at the Barili market before going to Mantayupan Falls and Sayaw Beach. You can also go Moalboal, beach din! Budget travel lang! :)

  3. Ephz...and cute nung twin falls sa totoo lang...para silang couple! <3 :-D

    1. Hahaha Salamat Paula, actually tatlo yan sila, yong isa wala na..