Baluarte de Argao: A Historical Beach Resort with Sea Views

Argao is a go-to destination in Cebu when it comes to beaches and getaways. It has many attractions that are perfect for exciting activities such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities.

Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort serves as one of Argao’s greatest assets because aside from stunning seaside views and relaxing beach escapades, it is also home to a portion of the history of Argao. Its historical significance is already evident in the Spanish-style structure that greets the guests as they enter the resort.

Photo by Rio Oyangoren

Aside from its structure, there are also surrounding buildings such as the Saint Michael the Archangel Church which was established around October 16, 1733 – one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. The historical scenery of Baluarte de Argao is definitely something that fits the tranquil atmosphere of Argao.

The historical structure of Baluarte de Argao also serves as a quaint background in the front lawn especially during events. They host various events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, reunions, and more so event planners can include Baluarte de Argao in their list. Outside of events, Baluarte de Argao is just a regular seaside accommodation with a little twist from the past.

Photo from Onad Photography and Films 
Photo from Onad Photography and Films 

Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort wouldn’t be much of a beach resort if it wasn’t beside the sea. The beach is easily accessible from the rooms and guests could go back and forth without any problems. The rooms are just beside the actual Baluarte de Argao.

Its lower floor has been converted into a restaurant that gives a unique dining-in-the-past experience for the guests as it is surrounded by antiques and old decors.

A few steps away from the rooms is also a garden complete with chairs and tables where everyone can spend a relaxing time just enjoying the view of the beach and the ocean breeze.

Photo by Abbee Sungahid

For a relaxing getaway and little piece of the past, Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort is definitely the place to be.



  • Entrance fee: ₱100 per person, w/ cottage use
  • Swimming fee: P50 per person
  • No corkage fee


  • Air conditioned Room: ₱1,700 per night, good for 2 persons
  • Non-air conditioned Room: ₱1,000 per night, good for 2 persons
  • Family Room: ₱3,500 per night, good for 4 persons
  • Additional Persons: ₱250 per person


  • Rental: ₱3,500 for 50 persons
  • Electricity: ₱2,500
  • Additional Persons: ₱50 per person, 6 years old and above



Exact location: Suba, Poblacion, Argao, Southern Cebu — approx. 2 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Find your way to the Cebu South Bus Terminal. From the terminal, ride a bus bound for Bato via Oslob or any bus going to the south and will pass by Argao. Ask the driver to drop you off at Suba, Poblacion in Argao and ask the locals for directions going to the resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort” in Argao. Parking space is available upon arrival.

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