Planning to travel to the south of Cebu? Then stop by at the place where waterfalls, mountains, and seas collide – Ginatilan, Cebu!

Let this list guide you on what you can do in Ginatilan:

Explore the baroque architecture of St. Gregory: The Great Parish Church

Photo from Parokya Ni San Gregorio Magno-Ginatilan, Cebu Official Facebook Page

This 195-year old church is built using coral stones and is one of the old heritage sites of the Queen City of the south. It is a symbol of the steadfast faith of the Ginatilan residents. As a way to celebrate their history and faith, the town will be holding a fiesta called the “Hinatdan Festival” which is usually held a week after the Holy Week of each year.

Take a leap at the Inambakan Falls

Photo from Trip Advisor

With its 100-foot height, this waterfall is second to the Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu. Inambakan Falls has turquoise blue waters which rushes to a natural pool at the bottom. There are 4 levels of the waterfall that you can enjoy. Nonetheless, always be sure to have a local guide with you or a professional for a safer and fun experience.

Photo from Trip Advisor

Snack on Ginatilan’s delicacy: Sinakol & Palagsing

Sinakol & Palagsing | Photos from Municipality of Ginatilan Official Website

Wrapped and smoked in fresh banana leaves, “sinakol” is a delicious mixture of coconut milk, corn drits, natok, and other local ingredients that makes it a go-to snack for the Ginatilan folks. Aside from that, there’s also the “palagsing” which is a moist and chewy dessert similar to suman.

Reconnect with nature at Ka Eling’s Beach House

Photo from Ka Eling’s Beach House Official Facebook Page

Ginatilan also has beautiful beaches, although not entirely a white sand beach, its seascape and views are worth the trip. The waters are also crystal clear, especially at Ka-Eling’s Beach House where Instagram-worthy photos can be taken when the sun sets. And the best part is that the resort is owned and managed by a family, so each member of the staff is extremely accommodating. Their rates are also reasonable, especially when you go with your barkada of 5 where you will only get to spend around Php 300.00 each for a night.

Photos from Ka Eling’s Beach House Official Facebook Page




Adult – Php 20.00 per pax

11 Years Old Below – Php 5.00 per pax


Non-aircon Room – Php 1,200.00, good for up to 5 pax

Aircon Room – Php 1,500.00, good for up to 3 pax

Double-decked Aircon Room – Php 1,500.00, good for up to 5 pax

Family Aircon Room – Php 1,600.00, good for up to 5 pax


Table – Php 200.00

Open-cottage – Php 500.00, overnight with 2 beds


Check-In & Check-Out Times: 2PM to 12 NN the next day

Contact Number: 0922-760-4458

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Exact Location: Ginatilan, Central Visayas, Philippines, Ginatilan, Philippines

BY CAR: Navigate via Waze or Google Maps and pin “Ka-Eling’s” as your destination.

Trek to Mt. Hambubuyog

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Longing for an adrenaline rush aside from jumping from the Inambakan Falls? Then Mt. Hambubuyog is for you! There are experienced guides who can take you up the mountain for you to make sure that you won’t get lost. Just a quick reminder to always be prepared for the uncertain weather especially since the summer season is coming and the Philippines can get extremely hot when the sun’s high.

What are you waiting for? Pack up and enjoy the beautiful seas, waterfalls, and mountains of Ginatilan, Cebu!

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