weekend wanders

Dalaguete Beach Park

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. dsc00673


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.

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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. 🙂

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    May 5, 2017 at 10:48 am

    are there any room accommodations for overnight stay?

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      May 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

      No dear, there were no room accommodations on the place yet. 🙁

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    October 26, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    You got a good review of the place. I haven’t been to Dalaguete but I always get to passed by there whenever I visit Cebu and vice versa. I didn’t know that the place comes with fine sands. I love your pictures featured. it is engaging me to visit the place.

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    October 24, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I’ve never been to this place and yet seeing these pics makes me feel like I’m home. Super nice!

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    October 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    oh my , I don’t know this existed. My family and I went on a roadtrip last December. We drove from Bacolod to Dumaguete and Cebu. We sure did Osmena Peak but this would have been a good stop as well. I just recently came from the states and I have come to appreciate our Philippine beaches more,

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      October 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Awwe! I can’t blame you though. This is not really along the road so I understand. I hope you can visit Cebu again. 🙂

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    October 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I seriously need to get myself to the Philippines. There looks to be so many things to do in and around Cebu. I just need to find a bargain flight now 🙂

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    October 22, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Cebu offers a lot of great beaches. They are just hours and even minutes away from the main city. I have been to Cebu once and the only waters I went into are for the purpose of whale shark viewing. I would definitely visit there again and I’ll include Dalaguete in my must-go list.

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      October 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      True! Hope you can visit again.

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    Punita Malhotra
    October 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Those trees are so lush green and that sand so white and soft. For beachy travellers, this seems like a great addition off the beaten track. A place to relax, lay back, put up one’s feet and just be immersed in nature. The resort seems nice too.

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    Arnav @ Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT
    October 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    A perfect destination for a relaxing weekend on the beach.Lets hope the beach doesn’t get over commercialized and results in environment degradation.

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    October 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Love the positivity. It is indeed nice to plan ahead. And my weekday has been filled already with commitments and school stuff. But yes, would want to visit a beach with the boys come two to.three weeks from now.

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    Jan Michael De Guzman
    October 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    This place is a stranger to me but i would love to visit this place when i travel to Cebu next year. The beach looks beautiful and not so crowded. I love it.

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    Nadine Smith (Scenes From Nadine)
    October 21, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! Awesome post! A beach for a 20-peso entrance fee?! Not bad at all! My hubby and I want to go to Cebu one day. I’ve been there before but he hasn’t so I’d like to show him what it’s like. Time to look for cheap airfare! 🙂

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    Milton Coyne
    October 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Ah if only I am one ride away from Cebu, I will surely put this beach park in one of the destinations I would love to visit next summer. The place looks so relaxing and to top it all, the entrance fee is just 20! Wow, i can bring my whole family without the need of spending much money yet you will be welcomed in this seemingly high quality resort!

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    Mommy Queenelizabeth
    October 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I got confused for a while. I thought it was Dumaguete coz it sounds like! Hahaha! So this is in Dalaguete Cebu, another interesting place! As always, beaches in Cebu never fails to entice me! 🙂

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    October 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve never been to Cebu but I’d love to go anytime soon. And it’s great that there’s still a beach like this (not yet commercialized) and for only Php 20.00? nice! Will definitely add this on my list of where-to in Cebu!

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    October 20, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I am hoping to go to the Philippines soon and I will put Cebu and this beach on my list. It looks so beautiful. I will also look into the trek that you did, as I love hiking 🙂

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      October 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Awwe! Hope you can visit real soon, Clare!

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    Tina and Jimmy
    October 20, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    DALAGUETE BEACH PARK looks amazing! If there is a beach, I’m there. No need to ask twice! I love how green the backdrop behind the beach really shine through with tropical feel. Its also nice when you can find pet friendly places!

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      October 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Cheers to all the dog lovers ang all the dog friendly establishments! 🙂

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    Diana - MVMT Blog
    October 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I wish my plans for the weekend involved going to Cebu! I’m actually going to SEA for the first time in March but won’t get a chance to visit the Philippines as it’s kind of far from the mainland countries. I will make it there eventually though. Is that puppy yours? It is the cutest 🙂

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      October 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Enjoy your travel, I hooe you can visit my country. The dogs not mine, saw one of the visitors that brought her pet and they gladly smile for a photo. 🙂

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    The Alternative Ways
    October 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    The Philippines and beaches go hand in hand. Have you ever made your way to Palawan? I heard that it rivaled with some of the nicest beaches in the world!

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      October 22, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Im planning to visit Coron this April of next year, can’t wait!

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    Jojo Vito
    October 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been to many parts of Cebu Island but never been here. The beach looks so good. Am I seeing a white sand? And the entrance fee is only PHP 20. Wow, you can bring the entire clan with you. It’s nice that there beautiful beaches in our country that are not so commercialized yet and super affordable to the many. I hope that I will be able to reach this place soon 🙂

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      October 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Yes, your Php20.00 to access the white sand beach. 🙂

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