Hermit’s Cove, Aloguinsan

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. DSC02155_Fotor_Fotor

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.

DSC02164_Fotor_FotorFinally 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. 🙂

DSC02170_Fotor_FotorThis 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. 

DSC02175_Fotor_FotorSince 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. 🙂


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    October 24, 2016 at 6:48 am

    I actually visited this place with my cousins because of your blog. It was worth it! I’m a fan of your blogs. ????

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      October 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Thanks, Lors!

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    Kareen Liez
    September 23, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Lovely place! Seeing all the greens will surely make anyone feel relaxed. I always wanted to visit places like this. I will be adding this to my bucket list of places to visit. Your pictures are beautiful!

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      September 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Hermit’s cove is indeed a chill vibe place; supper relaxing I must say. 🙂

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      September 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thanks, Kareen!

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    john rodgers
    September 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    This is such a beautiful place. I am not sure how far it is from Manila. We will be there from October 1st though the 17th for the Travel Bloggers Exchange Workshop at he convention center. We have been told how beautiful the country is and now we will get the chance to find out ourselves. Any other things we should see please lest us know.

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      September 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Hope you’ll have a great time! 🙂

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    September 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I had never heard of Hermit’s cove. But from what I see, I love it. The beach looks great and the color of the water is amazing. Would love to do some snorkling there. I love that. I did snorkeling on Key West. It must be beautiful here as well.

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      September 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Hermit’s cove is like a hidden beach but snorkeling is one of the recommended activities there. 🙂

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      October 6, 2016 at 5:08 am

      If you’re into snorkeling, you’ll enjoy there. 🙂

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    April 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    how much cottages and entrance?

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Hi krystellegene. Do you have any idea where can you park for those willing to stay overnight?
    Nice shots. planning to visit this february.

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      January 21, 2016 at 5:25 am

      Hi Jb! Once you arrived to the cove, they have this wide space intended for parking just in front of the hermit’s cove sign. I’m not sure if there would be someone who will guard the vehicles at night though.

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    January 12, 2016 at 7:03 am

    wow I love those angles and shoots. I wish we could made quick stop over there. Here is my experience there too.

    cheers from

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      January 19, 2016 at 3:01 am

      Thanks! your shots are great too! worth a thumbs up! 🙂

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