Question: Why travel around Southern Cebu?
Answer: I love to explore Southern Cebu. The natural attractions in the area amaze me most and its historical significance interests me.
1 City. 9 Towns. 2 Days.
My first destination is Carcar, the "Heritage City of Cebu."
-- Rizal Monument
-- Carcar City Museum
-- Heritage structures and houses
-- Kiosk and Rotunda
-- Carcar Public Market
-- Carcar's delicacies: ampao, bucarillo, chicharon
|Befriending some pupils of Upland Elementary School.|
It is home to the oldest existing town hall in the entire province of Cebu.
-- Casa Real
-- Unity Plaza
-- Puerta Marina (Watchtower ruins)
-- Argao's delicacy: torta
-- Argao Nature Park
|At the beautiful cabecera.|
The town got its name from the dalakit tree which is still found in Obong Spring. Dalaguete is also known as the "Vegetable Basket of Cebu" and the "Summer Capital of Cebu."
-- Museo sa Dalaguete
-- Obong Spring
-- Obong Watchtower ruins
|Obong Watchtower ruins|
Historically, Alcoy got its name from a city in Spain named Alcoi.
-- Tingko Beach
|Valentine's Day celebration in Tingko Beach.|
This town is one of Cebu's Heritage Frontiers and is also considered as "The Only Postcard Town in the Entire Province of Cebu."
-- Plaza Bermejo
-- Boljoon Church Archaeological Site
-- Heritage Walk
-- El Grande Baluarte (Watchtower ruins)
|Background: The El Grande Baluarte|
Though much famous now because of the whale-shark watching in Brgy. Tan-awan, Oslob has so much to offer-- a hot spring, a paradise island, a breathtaking waterfalls, and historic structures.
-- Baluarte (Watchtower ruins)
-- Municipal Heritage Park
-- Church Wall ruins
Quick stop-over. Now bound for the southwest part of Cebu.
A 5th class town in the southwestern tip of Cebu, Samboan is also a heritage town blessed with many natural attractions.
-- Town center
-- Museo de Samboan
-- Escala de Jacob (Jacob's Ladder)
-- Campanario de Antigua (Belltower / Watchtower ruins)
|At the Jacob's Ladder leading up to the Watchtower ruins.|
This town is the place where you can explore the 3-level Inambakan Falls in Brgy. Calabawan.
-- Heritage houses
-- Bantayan sa Hari (Watchtower ruins)
-- Inambakan Falls
-- Millenium Park
The last town in my itinerary, Moalboal is a haven for tourists and backpackers. It is also widely known as the "Diving Paradise of Cebu." You'll notice that I have not been to Panagsama Beach (Basdiot) or White Beach (Basdako). I skipped these beaches due to the very bad weather by the time I arrived there.
-- Town Center
|Photo Credit: www.cebuwatch.com|
Next post: Travel Expenses of my 2-Day Backpacking Trip Around Southern Cebu
You can also check out my previous posts of Southern Cebu:
-- Santander: Cebu's Southernmost Tip
-- Save the “Gentle Giants” in Oslob, Cebu
-- Discover the Beauty of Tumalog Falls in Cebu
-- 12 Reasons Why You Should Explore Boljoon, Cebu
-- Snapshots of Dalaguete, Cebu
-- Snapshots of Argao, Cebu
-- Twilight Snapshots of Carcar, Cebu
-- Scaled: Osmeña Peak in Cebu
-- Why I Love Kawasan Falls in Cebu
-- Travel Guide: Mantayupan Falls, Cebu