Tingko Beach: Cebu’s famous white sand beach in Alcoy

This long stretch of tropical cliché in Alcoy, Cebu is a famous spot frequented and adored by locals and tourists alike.

Due to the long stretch of Tingko Beach, it is divided into four parts: Tingko Beach 1 & 2, Voda Krasna Resort, and a public beach.

Photo by Do Yan An

The public beach is the only one without fees but Tingko Beaches 1 & 2 have an entrance fees for maintenance costs.

Tingko Beach Resort is a great place for picnics and group activities but because most of it is also public, it tends to be packed on weekends and holidays.

The beach also lacks in accommodations but it has wooden cottages for those who wish to rent. For overnight stays, the locals have beach houses, apartments and beach resorts that are just a walking distance from the beach that range from P500 to P1,000 for small to big groups.

The powdery white sands and azure waters that hem the coastline extends into a shallow drop filled with corals and aquatic flora that is perfect for snorkeling and diving. Coconut palm trees and beach cottages sitting atop limestone rocks also line the shore and offer shade for those who prefer to stay on land.

During low tides, groups may rent boats and check out the sandbar and coral island of Mabad-on Reef hiding just across the beach or explore secluded spaces in secret places.

Snorkeling, swimming, and virtually any activity is allowed as long as it does not damage the island and/or disturb other visitors.



  • Tingko Beach 1 & 2: P20 per head
  • Public Beach: Free


  • Tent Space: P100 (some areas are free)
  • Cottage Fees: Ranges from P300 – P1000


  • Barangay Beach House: P600 per cottage
    • Duplex cottage w/ veranda
    • View of the sea
  • Antig Tingko Beach Cottages: Ranges from P900 to P1,000 per cottage
    • Barangay Beach House for rent
    • For groups of at least 6


Where to stay:


Exact location: Daanglungsod, Alcoy Town, Southern Cebu — approx. 3 hours away from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Find your way to Cebu South Bus Terminal (near E-Mall). Ride any bus bound for Oslob. Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Tingko Beach, Alcoy. Remember that Tingko Beach has multiple entrances. From Cebu City, Tingko 1 will appear first. The public resort is the easiest to spot.

BY V-HIRE/VAN: Find your way to the Cebu South Bus Terminal and ride a v-hire bound for Oslob. Ask the driver to drop you off at Tingko Beach, Alcoy. The trip costs around P90-P150.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Tingko Beach”.

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