Cebu Trip: Badiang Gamay Beach in Tabogon

One thing I love about Cebu is, there are still a lot of unexplored or undiscovered gems in almost every corner of it. Being able to witness the rawness and untouched parts of nature will always be an amazing and refreshing experience for many people, most especially if there’s not much of a crowd.

Just recently, a reader has shared to us about Badiang Gamay Beach in Tabogon, an unfamiliar beach destination in the north where he associated it as the “budget version of Carnaza Island“. By the looks of it, though it resembles more to Kinatarcan Island for me, the place surely has some characteristics resembling to Carnaza — crystal clear water, surrounded by many trees, and it feels really refreshing. And the best part about this beach is, it has NO entrance fee!

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Photos by Christopher Batac.


Rates & Other Information

  • NO Entrance Fee as of this writing.
  • If you wish to stay overnight, you may book at Sea Turtle Lagoon.


How to get there?

Exact location: Tabogon, Bogo City, Cebu — approx. 3 hours away from the city.

BY BUS: From the North Bus Terminal, ride a bus going to Tabogon – just read the signs for Tabogon via Borbon — usually on the left side as you enter the terminal. Fare is ₱70 per person (one-way), while travel time is approx. 3 hours. Inform the driver to drop you off at Tabogon Proper.

From there, ride a motorbike or habal-habal and tell the driver you’re going to Sea Turtle Lagoon Resort, or ask about getting you directly to “Badiang Gamay Beach”. It is popular among the locals. Fare is ₱20-30 per head.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and search for “Sea Turtle Lagoon” in Tabogon. You need to park your car at the resort and walk from there. Parking fee may be imposed.

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Ram Mancelita
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  1. Hello,

    I wanna know if this is available right now? Planning to go to Badiang Gamay this weekend. Will this be open?

    Thanks in advanced!



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