2018 really is Daanbantayan’s year. It’s the home of many underrated yet interesting resorts and the gateway to newly discovered northern gems like the Carnaza Island and Kinatarcan Island. And I believe Daanbantayan will continuously surprise us with its breathtaking jewels over time.
Not too many people know about this public beach in Daanbantayan, one of the reasons why it’s called the “hidden beach paradise”. But this is also surely worth the spotlight. Introducing, the Maya Beach Paradise or Sandoval Beach Resort in Maya, Daanbantayan – a public beach flaunting white sand beach and crystal clear waters.
Surprisingly, as of this writing, it has NO ENTRANCE FEE! The entrance fee has skyrocketed to ₱150 per adult, ₱70 per kid for “maintenance purposes”.
- ₱212 per head – Bus fare (one-way)
- ₱20 per head – Habal-habal (motorbike) fare (one-way), minimum of 2 persons or pay ₱40
₱300₱400 cottage fee
- Entrance fee:
Free ₱20 ₱50₱150 per adult, ₱10 ₱20₱70 per kid
- Tent Charge: ₱200 per tent (bring your own tent)
- Parking fee: ₱30 motorcycle/tricycle; ₱50 car; ₱75 SUV; ₱150 bus
How to get there?
Exact location: Sitio Suba, Brgy. Maya, Daanbantayan, Northern Cebu — approx. 4 hours away from the city.
From the North Bus Terminal in Mandaue City, ride a bus bound for Maya-Bagay Daanbantayan, or you can simply ask and conductor around the bus terminal and tell them that you’re going to Maya Daanbantayan. Travel time is around 4 hours and fare is ₱212 per head per way (airconditioned bus). Tell the driver to drop you off at Maya Public Market where you can also buy some food and stuff.
From there, ride a habal-habal or tricycle going to Sandoval Beach Resort. This is a popular destination among the locals. Fare is ₱20 per person.
If you’re riding your own vehicle, simply navigate on Waze and search for “Sandoval Beach Resort”. Parking space is available.