One of the many reasons why I love Cebu is you can always squeeze a weekend beach break, that we all need to have, once in a while. It’s easy to get a quick bus ride down South of Cebu, Phiippines and choose a pit stop to several beach locations that you may prefer.
Anyone who’s looking for an affordable beach in Dalaguete, Dalaguete Beach Park is a must-go for backpackers and easy travel goers. It’s very feasible for a side trip location. We visited this affordable paradise on our way home from our Osmeńa Peak trek.
Dalaguete Beach Park is located in Brgy. Casay, Dalaguete Cebu. For only 20php entrance fee (from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM), you can enjoy the long shoreline covered white fine white sand together with perfect crystal, bluish water where you can soak for hours as long as you have enough sunblock! Entrance after 5:00 PM will be charged for 500.00php. The location is managed by the Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority thus explaining why they charged less than the private resorts on the area.
You can either rent their cottages or prefer the natural shade of the trees and just have the table and chairs. There’s no question if you don’t want to rent any of the above mentioned, everyone’s allowed to set up their own picnic blankets if that’s your vibe.
One more thing I like here is that they would let you bring your pets as long as you take good care and take full responsibility of your fur babies.
How to get there:
On our case, we just asked our motorcycle driver from Osmeńa Peak to drive us to Dalaguete Beach Park for 150.00php, however, if you’re from Cebu city, just ride a bus to Dalaguete and you may ask the driver to drop you off the junction going to Dalaguete Beach Park. Bus fare is less than 150php. You’ll then have the option to walk from the main road which would be around 10-15 minutes depending on how fast you walk, of course, or you may ride a tricycle from the junction straight to the beach which would cost you 50.00php (costly, right?). We prefer walking on our case back to the main road.
Once in a while we all need an exit from the busy city life. Others prefer to stay home and sleep, some would indulge the long missed sport for the weekend and there are those like me that would like to chill and feel the beach vibe even for a while.
How about you? What’s your plan for the weekend? You might say it’s too early, but it’s better to plan ahead. 🙂