5 Must-Visit Spots in Aloguinsan
If you’re looking for the ultimate getaway, there’s one place we know you’ll surely love. Situated 60 kilometers from Cebu City, the town of Aloguinsan is just what you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Aloguinsan is quiet, laid-back, and unassuming, and its natural wonders will surely make you keep coming back for more. Check out these 5 amazing spots in Aloguinsan you really need to visit.
1. Municipal Hall and Public Market
The first thing you’ll notice as soon as you reach Aloguinsan proper is their unique town market and municipal grounds. Literally sitting right next to the main road, the town market doesn’t look like a town market at all. And aside from being a one-stop shop for all your needs, the town market also has a pretty decent row of karenderias. Behind the market is the municipal grounds which gives you an amazing view of the sea. Definitely a perfect spot for photo ops and selfies.
2. Baluarte Park
Just behind the Municipal Hall of Aloguinsan is the Baluarte Heritage Park. This ‘park on a hill’ houses the famous ruins of the Aloguinsan watchtower which is part of the town’s baluarte or stronghold during the Spanish era. The park is perfect for late afternoon strolls with loved ones or noontime chats over soda and budbud with good friends. And don’t forget about the fantastic view! The heritage park offers an amazing view of the beautiful Tañon Strait.
3. Hidden Beach
The Hidden Beach in Bonbon is one of Aloguinsan’s most prized treasures. Located just less than a mile from the main road, this hidden beach is perfect for those who want to enjoy the sun, the sea, and lots of fresh air. Minus the noisy, rowdy crowd, of course. If you want the whole place to yourself, be sure to come on a week day.
4. Bojo River
Want to experience an entirely different nature trip? Try the Bojo River Cruise. For only Php 300, you get to tour on a boat the beautiful Bojo River of Barangay Bojo. Of course, this very unique tour comes with a little crash course in Marine Biology and Ecology c/o the very well-trained english-speaking eco-tourism guides who were once (wait for it) fishermen.
5. Hermit’s Cove
Want to see something jaw-droppingly beautiful? Check out the Hermit’s Cove in Barangay Kantabogon. Only ten minutes away from Bojo River, the cove is situated around 5 kilometers from the main road. Considered one of the most secluded gems in Aloguinsan, the Hermit’s Cove is often raved about not only because of its white sand beach, but also because of its picturesque vista and polite, friendly locals.
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