Hapa-Hapa Beach: Beautiful 5-Peso destination in Daanbantayan

Who said beach trips had to be expensive? For a meager entrance fee, you get to enjoy the soft sand, the warm sun, and an enthralling view of the endless sea!

Hapa-Hapa Beach is a popular destination in Daanbantayan. The beach features light brown sand that’s soft and powdery. At some areas the sand is a bright white color, making the beach a pretty destination that is in no means expensive or inaccessible.

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The beach lays in front of a line of different tropical and palm trees, giving you relaxing shade while you admire the views. Smooth sea pebbles and coral bits also get washed onto the shore, an enticing feature for seashell and sea debris collectors!

The beachfront faces open ocean that runs unobscured into the horizon. Even though the beach isn’t the widest or the longest, the endless expanse of water makes the place feel much bigger.

The beach may seem bound to the Tapilon shore to the right and the coast of Agujo to the left, but the wide boundless sea in front invites a certain feeling of freedom and adventure!

Photo by Baguio Ancajas John Christopher
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The location of the beach also makes it a prime spot for both sunrise and sunset viewing. You can witness the sun rise over the island in the east, and watch the sun set into the sea in the west.

In the evenings the beach becomes quiet, the silence broken only by the unending chatter of the waves and the occasional conversations in the households around. If you choose to settle in for the night, there are affordable and accommodating beach resorts around where you can get cozy and rest overnight.

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Photo by Russel Apas Cabahug
Photo by James Lyle

If you’re planning on beach-hopping or touring up north, Hapa-Hapa Beach deserves to be on the list!


  • Entrance Fee: ₱5 per person.
  • Tent pitching is allowed.
  • Caution is advised as there is no lifeguard on duty.


Exact location: Agujo, Daanbantayan, Northern Cebu – 3.5 to 4 hours from Cebu City

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Air Beach Resort” or “Skip’s Beach Resort” in Daanbantayan, Cebu.

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