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Next to Visit: 7 Amazing Attractions in Aloguinsan

There’s no other place that can pamper you better than Aloguinsan.

Over the years, it has become one of the top tourist destinations in Cebu. And why not? The town wouldn’t be tagged “Tropical Town, Jewel in the Midwest, My Place in the Sun and Ecotourism Capital of Cebu” for no apparent reason.

Sit back and relax as we take you to the seven key tourist attractions in Aloguinsan that you should never miss out when planning a travel soon.

1. The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan

Exact Location: few hundred meters away from the Aloguinsan public market

The Farmhouse gives you a unique showcase of agri-tourism and natural farming principles. Here, you will see healthy and organic vegetables including tomatoes, eggplants and some flowering plants like the bougainvillea. A culinary adventure tour assisted by the Cultural Heritage for Aloguinsan Tourism (CHAT) includes a walk around vermiculture and fishpond areas. Guests are also treated with puso-making (hanging rice) and banig weaving demonstration.

This tour ends with a sumptuous meal featuring organic and classic Filipino snacks and dishes like boiled sweet potato, biko, budbud, tinolang manok, grilled fish, lumpia, and a lot more.

The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan Tour can be taken in a package tour with other Aloguinsan tourist destinations like Bojo River and Hermit’s Cove.

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal, ride a bus that travels to Aloguinsan. Ask the conductor to drop you off by the Aloguinsan Public Market. Bus fare is ₱80 and travel time is 2 to 3 hours. From there, ask the locals where the farm is. It should be a walking distance from the market.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan”. There’s a parking space available in the area.

2. Bojo River

Exact Location: Bojo, Aloguinsan, Cebu

Bojo River has never failed anyone who comes to witness its grandiose display of beauty in Aloguinsan.  As you traverse the long 1.4 km stretch of the Bojo River, you will also be enchanted by the panoramic view of the mangroves that are home to about 60 bird species.

The Bojo River Tour (also known as the Aloguinsan River Eco-Cultural Tour) is ran by a community-based association so expect that the guides really earn for themselves as half of the fee you paid goes to them.

Ready for the cruise? Your 3-hour tour comes with a ride on a boat with a member of Bojo Aloguinsan Ecotourism Association (BAETAS) who is well-trained about the history of Aloguinsan and some environmental lessons.

Packages Rates:

  • Walk-in Rate Bojo River Cruise: P400/pax (excluding meal)
  • Advanced Booking (at least 2 days): P650/pax min. of 5 persons (inclusive of tour, lunch, snacks at the Farmhouse, and complementary goodies)
  • Student Package: P850/pax min of 5 persons. This includes a welcome lei, welcome drinks, lunch at The Farmhouse, snacks along the Bojo River, handicraft demo, river cruise, swimming, and a tour of heritage sites such as the Baluarte (Heritage Park), Old Stone Church, and Parola.

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal, ride a minibus going to Pinamungajan. Ask the conductor to drop you in front of The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan. Bus fare is ₱80 and travel time is 2 to 3 hours. Another option is to take a Toledo-bound bus and transfer to a minibus or jeepney to Aloguinsan.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Bojo River Aloguinsan”. There’s a parking space available in the area.

3. Hermit’s Cove

Exact Location: Brgy. Kantabogon, Aloguinsan, Cebu

Of course, our trip to Aloguinsan shouldn’t end without taking a good plunge into crystal clear waters. Hermit’s Cove is such a perfect spot.  This beautiful cove is tucked below the cliff overlooking the blue sea towards the Tanon Strait.

The beach is adorned with white sand and lined with coconut trees and other plants. There are no nearby eateries or restaurants, so it is advisable that you bring your own food, but there are grilling stalls where you can cook the fresh catch seafood from the locals around.

It is being managed by local eco-tourism association and under the local municipality tourism office of Aloguinsan. Overnight camping isn’t allowed and strictly, clean as you go.

Hermit’s Cove is oftentimes included in a package tour together with the Bojo River Tour. You can always contact Aloguinsan Tourism Office for the rates.

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee/Tourism fee: P100 (inclusive of cottage)
  • Opening hours: 7AM to 5PM daily
  • Corkage fee: None

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: From Cebu City, you can take a bus at Cebu South Bus Terminal and get off at Aloguinsan Town where you can take a motorbike to the Cove.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Hermit’s Cove Aloguinsan”. There’s a parking space available in the area. Heads up, roads going to Hermit’s Cove are not concrete.

4. Baluarte Park

Exact Location: Aloguinsan Proper – just behind Aloguinsan Municipal Hall.

Up for some historical experience? The Baluarte Park in Aloguinsan is home of the remnants of a Spanish era watchtower or baluarte that was built to warn residents of the presence of pirates in the area. Just opposite the baluarte is a small fort where watchers or soldiers would most probably sleep, eat or take a nap during their duty. This fort is also built with coral stones and only visible of what remains of it.

While the place is rich in history, a stroll in the park is also relaxing as it is covered with trees and green lawns spreading everywhere. Gazebos are also built at strategic areas within the park that serve as viewing decks for those who wish to take a view of the magnificent blue sea surrounding the island.

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: None
  • Opening hours: N/A

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: Head for the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Aloguinsan Public Market. You can walk from the market to the Park which is located just behind Aloguinsan Municipal Hall.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Baluarte Park” in Aloguinsan. There’s a parking space available in the area.

5. Lunhaw Farm Resort

Exact Location: Aloguinsan, Cebu – 5-minute ride from Aloguinsan Public Market

Forget about your dream destinations in Bali, start packing your things up and head to Lunhaw Farm Resort for an exquisite, relaxing, and Bali-like experience. This place is a hidden treasure in Aloguinsan as it prides itself with villas perched on a hill overlooking the Bojo River and a dream-like view of the sunset over Tanon Strait. After lazing around, you can indulge yourself with their mouth-watering Filipino culinary dishes.

Craving for a meal served in basket while dipping in the swimming pool?  Lunhaw Farm Resort lets you take a satisfying meal as you soak in its infinity pool facing a mountainous green view – so refreshing.

The resort offers terrific and perfect facilities for your comfortable farm stay. It has three air-conditioned villas at your disposal, a dining place that can function as an event hall, a kitchen with its utensils, an open bar, a pool, and a parking area.

ROOM RATES:

  • Couple’s Villa: P6000/night (inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons)
  • Family’s Villa: P10000/night (max of 4 persons, inclusive of breakfast for 4)

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: Go to the South Bus Terminal, pick the bus that will pass by Aloguinsan then get off at the public market. Get in a habal-habal to reach Lunhaw Farm Resort.

BY CAR: If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Lunhaw Farm Resort” in Aloguinsan. There’s a parking space available in the area.

6. Curbada dela Maria Resort

Exact Location: Brgy. Kawasan, Aloguinsan, Cebu — 1 hour and 30-minute drive away from Cebu City.

Family weekend gatherings have been so vibrant in Aloguinsan with the rise of Curbada dela Maria Resort. Opened last 2018, the resort is relatively a new one, but it has been already swarmed with excited Cebuanos coming from different parts of Cebu. It features a big swimming pool, a kiddie pool and playground, a bonfire place, and colorful cottages and rooms for your overnight stays.

The place has a restaurant too that’s serves good food at a friendly price – the Maravilloso Restaurant. Also, very important for most of the family visitors, the place has no corkage fee except for liquor.

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: P150 per adult; P100 per kid 10 y/o and below
  • Opening hours: 7AM – 9PM

ROOM RATES:

  • P3,500 – Good for 6 persons (Air-conditioned)
  • P2,500 – Good for 4 persons (Air-conditioned)
  • P1,500 – Good for 2 persons (Air-conditioned)
  • P1,000 – Good for 2 persons (Non-aircon)

RENTAL FEES:

  • Tables and Chairs – P250 (1 table, 4 chairs)
  • Gazebo – P600 (1 table, 6 chairs)
  • Gazebo Espacio – P2500 (3 tables, 18 chairs)
  • Videoke Room – P200 (1 hour)
  • Private Mini Spa – P1500 per day

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: From the South Bus Terminal, ride a JRK bus or any bus with Carcar-Aloguinsan route. Fare is only P60/person for aircon and P50 non-aircon. The landmark is Gaisano Grand Carcar. From there, you will arrive in the resort in 20-30 minutes. The resort is located just along the road. You may also navigate via Waze to be sure.

BY CAR: You can navigate the resort via Waze, just search for “Curbada dela Maria”.

7. Hidden Beach Resort

Exact Location: Bonbon, Aloguinsan, Cebu

Aloguinsan is never short of pristine white sand beaches. Hidden Beach Resort is indeed a hidden unspoiled piece of nature.  It stretches a kilometer of white sand shoreline in the southwestern part of Cebu. The resort is full of coconut trees that provide a natural shade for the whole day.

Although it doesn’t offer anything luxurious, the place can be a good spot to reconnect with friends or contemplate about life with your loved ones. You can choose to either stay in their rooms or set up a tent and bask in the wonders of the starlight above as you get through the night. Because it is a private resort, it is surrounded by bamboo fences all around the beach property making it relatively safe from outsiders.

An important note: For now, overnights are only allowed for those who booked a room accommodation.

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee:
    • Adult: P50/head (P70/head for night use)
    • Child (7-10 y/o) and Senior Citizen: P25/head (P35/head for night use)
  • Opening hours: 6AM – 6PM

COTTAGE FEES:

  • Day Use: P500
  • Nighttime Use: P700
  • Table Rentals (Day Use Only): P150/piece
  • Tent Rental: P300 (day use); P500 (nighttime use)
  • Tent Area: P150 (day use); P300 (nighttime use)

ROOM RATES:

  • Non-airconditioned room (2 pax): P800
  • Airconditioned rooms (2 pax): P1,500 (w/breakfast)
  • Airconditioned Room (6 pax): P3,500 (w/breakfast)
  • Airconditioned Room (8 pax): P4,000
  • Airconditioned Room (10 pax): P5,000

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

BY BUS: From Cebu South Bus Terminal, you may hop on a yellow Sepo bus plying to Aloguinsan, tell the bus ticketer to drop you off at eskina Hidden Beach. Fare is P80 with 2 hours travel time. From there, you can ride a motorcycle to Hidden Beach.

BY CAR: You can navigate the resort via Waze, just search for “Hidden Beach Resort” in Aloguinsan.

Aloguinsan Tour

The local government has initiated a local tour program called the Aloguinsan River Eco-Cultural Tour. Here are the packages you can avail:

Regular Package:

  • ₱650 per person – Inclusive of tour, lunch, snacks at the Farmhouse, and complementary goodies. Based on advance booking (at least 2 days), minimum of 5pax.

Student Package:

  • STUDENT PACKAGE: ₱850 per head for a minimum of five persons. This includes a welcome lei, welcome drinks, lunch at The Farmhouse, snacks along the Bojo River, handicraft demo, river cruise, swimming, and a tour of heritage sites such as the baluarte (heritage park), old stone church, and parola.

Other information

How to get there?

Exact location: Aloguinsan, Southern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

From the South Bus Terminal in N. Bacalso Ave., ride a minibus going to bound for Pinamungajan. Ask the conductor to drop you in front of The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan. Bus fare is ₱80 and travel time is 2 to 3 hours.

Another option is to take a Toledo-bound bus and transfer to a minibus or jeepney to Aloguinsan.

If you’re bringing your own vehicle, just navigate with Waze and search for “Bojo River Aloguinsan”. There’s a parking space available in the area.

You deserve a treat from yourself for keeping that positive spirit in these crazy times. And while binge-watching Netflix series, eating your fave food, and a day in spa are good ways to pamper oneself, travelling to new places can be rewarding too. When it is already safe to travel, why not visit Aloguinsan for a change?



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