Island vibes at Estaca South Beach in Barili

A good time at the beach isn’t complete without a hearty feast of luscious food, right? Admit it, Filipinos have an insatiable mania of beaches and food and just the thought of these two together makes us jump out of our beds and head to the nearest beach in town.

With the easing community restrictions, more and more tourist spots and resorts have opened its doors to guests who have longed for a breath of fresh air for the longest time now. One of the newest attractions that are now accepting guests is the Estaca South Beach in Barili – a few hours drive away from Cebu City.

Estaca South Beach is indeed the kind of refreshment that we all need. The place greets its guests with delicious typical Filipino food and a cold bath in the waters embracing the area.

This house used to be a private place owned by the Bacalso-Sacan family in Barili but people are asking if they can come and enjoy the sea for a fee. Due to public demand, Estaca South Beach is now slowly opening its gates to public use.

Though the place doesn’t offer anything grand and luxurious yet, you and your family and friends would still enjoy spending the day in their bamboo cottages that seem to perch on top of the waters – giving you a superb overlooking view of the sea and the wide horizon.

Due to the pandemic, processing of the necessary business permits did not come easy but soon, showers, bathrooms and other amenities will also be up.

Their home-cooked meals are available everyday but if you have your own set of food to binge on, it’s perfectly fine. The resort doesn’t charge any corkage fee, just pay for the cottage if you bring your own food. No charges for the table though if you order food from them.

 As part of the health protocols in Barili, alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed yet and everyone is encouraged to wear face masks and face shields when visiting the place.

MENU:

  • Monday to Friday
    • Pochero
    • Sizzling Sisig
    • Barbecue (fish, pork, chicken, hotdog, chorizo)
    • Bottled water
    • Soda
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Kaldereta ala Diggy
    • Paklay
    • Lechon (roast pig) and Puso (hanging rice)

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

  • Entrance fee: None
  • Opening hours: 9AM to 9PM daily

FEES:

  • Cottage: P500
  • Shower: P20
  • Toilet: P10

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Sitio Estaca, Brgy. ​Minolos, Barili, southern Cebu — approx. 2.5 hours away from Cebu City

BY BUS: From Cebu South Bus Terminal, ride a bus heading to Barili in the South of Cebu and alight at Shamrock Terminal in Barili. From there, ride a motorcycle for hire that will take you to Estaca South Beach in Minolos, Barili.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Minolos Barangay Hall” in Minolos, Barili. From there, ask around how to get to Estaca South Beach in Sitio Estaca.



Mark Maylan
Mark Maylan
"Bringing Cebu wherever I go."

Writer | Tisa, Cebu City

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