Gikapoy namos overrated and crowded nga dagat? Try these secret beaches in Cebu!

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Cebu is a beautiful island in the Philippines, famous for its stunning beaches and clear blue waters. While many people visit popular beaches like those in Moalboal, Malapascua, and Mactan, there are many hidden beaches that are just as beautiful but less crowded.

Carnaza Island

Photo by Jhynne Uy

Carnaza Island, a small and peaceful island off Cebu’s northern coast, is a haven for water enthusiasts. Its crystal-clear waters and stunning beach-side views make it a perfect spot for snorkeling, kayaking, and camping. The island is also home to the famous Carnaza Eco Park, where you can enjoy a leisurely picnic or a refreshing swim in the calm waters.

Photos by Rexter Gabica
Photo by Rexter GabicaPhotos by Rexter Gabica
Photos by Gan Robert Tiu
Photos by Rexter Gabica

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Carnaza Island Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines

By Commute: From Cebu City, head to the North Bus Terminal and take the route going to Maya Port in Daanbantayan. From there, hire a local boat going to Carnaza Island. Travel time is estimated between 2 to 3 hours.

By Car: Use navigation apps like Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Maya Port” in Daanbantayan. Follow the directions provided by the navigation app until you reach your destination

Aguinid Falls Beach Samboan

Photos from Joey Argawanon

Exact Location: Barangay Tangbo, Samboan

Aguinid Falls is known for its lovely waterfalls, but nearby there is also a hidden beach. This beach in the town of Samboan is perfect for relaxing after visiting the falls as it is a peaceful pleace to unwind and enjoy.

Photos from Joey Argawanon
Photos from Joey Argawanon
Photos from Joey Argawanon
Photos from Joey Argawanon

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Carnaza Island Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines

By Commute: Ride a bus from the South Bus Terminal going to Samboan and take a tricycle ride heading to Aguinid Falls. The beach is near the falls and can be reached via a short walk.

By Car: Use navigation apps like Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Aguinid Falls” in Samboan. Follow the directions provided by the navigation app until you reach your destination. 

Hermit Cove Aloguinsan & Hidden Beach, Aloguinsan

Photo by Leny Rose Baguio

Hermit’s Cove is a secluded beach located in the town of Aloguinsan, about 60 kilometers from Cebu City. The beach is hidden in a small cove, with soft white sand and clear blue water. The local community takes care of the area, keeping it clean and beautiful. Hermit’s Cove is a great spot for a day trip, offering a peaceful environment to relax. Also in Aloguinsan, Hidden Beach is another secret spot that lives up to its name. Surrounded by green trees and rock formations, this beach is perfect for those who want to escape the crowds. The clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and swimming, allowing visitors to explore the underwater world.

Photo by Leny Rose Baguio
Photo by Leny Rose Baguio
Photo by Leny Rose Baguio
Photo by Leny Rose Baguio

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Kantabogon, Aloguinsan, Cebu, Philippines

By Commute: Ride a bus from the South Bus Terminal going to Aloguinsan. It can take between 2 to 3 hours to reach the drop-off point. From there, hail a tricycle that will take you to the hidden beach. You can even negotiate with the driver to have him fetch you at a certain time after your beach adventure.

By Car: Use navigation apps like Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Hermit Cove” in Aloguinsan. Follow the directions provided by the navigation app until you reach your destination.

Langub Beach, Malapascua Island

Photo by Charlene Mae Abellana, Thomas Dietz

Malapascua Island is famous for diving and thresher sharks, but it also has a secret beach called ‘Langub Beach’ that you can reach by boat or by walking through a forest path. Langub Beach has fine white sand and calm, turquoise waters. It’s a wonderful place for some quiet time and enjoying nature.

Photo by Charlene Mae Abellana, Thomas Dietz
Photo by Charlene Mae Abellana, Thomas Dietz
Photo by Charlene Mae Abellana, Thomas Dietz

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Logon Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines

By Commute: From the North Bus Termination, take the route going to the Maya Port in Daanbantayan, then ride a boat going to Malapascua Island. The boat trip can take between 20 to 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, you can hire a motorcycle taxi to take you to Langub Beach.

Tingko Beach, Alcoy

Photo by JA M MY

Tingko Beach is located in the town of Alcoy. It is a long, sandy beach with shallow, clear waters. Although it is less known than other beaches, Tingko Beach is a great spot for swimming and relaxing. The peaceful setting and gentle waves make it a favorite among locals.

Photo by JA M MY
Photo by Ana Kristel Bonghanoy
Photo by JA M MY
Photo by JA M MY

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact Location: Tingko Alcoy, Cebu, Philippines

By Commute: Ride the bus bound for Oslob and inform the driver to drop you off at Tingko Beach, Alcoy. Remember that Tingko Beach has multiple entrances. From  Cebu City, Tingko 1 will appear first. On the other hand, you can also take the V-Hire bound to Oslob if you prefer a more comfortable seating.

By Car: Use navigation apps like Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Tingko Beach” in Alcoy. Follow the directions provided by the navigation app until you reach your destination.

Exploring Cebu’s secret beaches can give you a unique and peaceful experience, far from the busy tourist spots. Whether you want adventure or relaxation, these hidden gems offer the perfect escape for your next beach trip.


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