Aloguinsan is well known for their secluded beaches and you shouldn’t miss visiting Hermit’s Cove if you get the chance to visit the place. It’s secluded, and you have to go through a long bumpy ride up the cliff to go down again on a stair around 87 steps — it’s quite inconvenient to listen (or to read?) but wait until you see the place. For me, it’s heaven on Earth! We went straight to this place after visiting Bojo river.
That’s a part of the long, and bumpy road we took to get to the cove. The view up ahead makes you want to get there fast but we need to be careful since the road is not that promising, not one of my favorite routes to take.
I just need to stop and took some selfies on this spot. That’s the Tañon Strait behind me which separates the islands of Cebu and Negros.
Finally we got to the end of the cliff — the cove! You may wonder why it’s called “The Hermit’s Cove”, locals said there was once a hermit who used to live in the cove a hundred of years ago. Is it myth or real? No one knows — you decide. 🙂
This is the part where you get to go down a stair for you to get to the beach. Lucky enough their local government provided one, for the tourist’s convenience. Entrance fee is only 50php/head for day tour and 100/head if you want to stay overnight. There are some limited cottages, and you can also bring your own tent. You may also bring your own food but there are some locals willing to cook for you down the beach.
Since the secluded bay is facing Tañon Strait, — which is a marine wildlife reserve, you get to have the chance to do snorkelling even at 4 ft deep. It’s best to bring a footwear since the ocean bed is full of corals. I’m no good swimmer, or shall I say I don’t know how to swim so I get to enjoy beaches with fine sand than having to float to avoid the corals. — but believe me, I still enjoy the view and the fast dip. 🙂