From white sand beaches and seas to waterfalls, caves, and mountains, southern Cebu hosts a varied mix of pristine natural marvels.
The southern town of Argao, in particular, serves as home to such unspoiled nature sites as Bugasok Falls, Balay sa Agta (House of the Ogre) cave, Mahayahay Beach as well as ancient churches, houses, and monuments built so well, they have been able to withstand the ravages in time.
The El Pueblo Hispano Antiguo de Argao, which translates to old Spanish town of Argao, or simply Cabecera de Argao (town center of Argao) is a blueprint for Spain’s settlement in the colonies and a well-preserved memorial to life in colonial times.
Within the cabecera is the Casa Real, oldest Spanish-period munisipyo (Municipal Hall) still in use today, and St. Michael the Archangel Church, which distinguishes itself from similar Spanish period structures in Cebu by the rich religious symbolism and high artistic quality of its masonry.
Built alongside Argao’s aquamarine seas in Barangay Suba, the development features two-storey houses, bungalows, townhouses, and condominium units.
Faith Gabrielle Ytang, a businesswoman and an Argao Royal Palms homeowner, loves her beachside home in Argao. “I am a beach lover and I love to travel. Argao Royal Palms is the perfect place for me to unwind and relax,” she added, citing the exceptional house designs and subdivision amenities.
Just at the back of the Argao Royal Palms subdivision is a sandbar that straddles the Argao River and the sea, making it a good spot for swimming or simply relaxing with the wide vista of the southern mountains and Bohol.
From the comforts of your own residence or weekend home in Argao Royal Palms or vacation condo unit at Tropical Flats, it is also a short trip to many natural and heritage attractions in Argao and the rest of southern Cebu.
Southern Cebu attractions
From Argao, it is an easy journey to so many other waterfalls in Southern Cebu, including Oslob’s Tumalog Falls, Barili’s Mantayupan Falls, Badian’s Kawasan Falls, and Samboan’s Aguinid Falls. The long stretch of white sand beaches of Tingko in Alcoy, Lambug in Badian, and Basdaku in Moalboal are less than an hour away.
For some years now, whale sharks have flocked to the neighboring town of Oslob. This has made whale shark watching or swimming with the whale sharks (for the daring) quite such a sought after attraction that visitors line up at wee hours in the morning to be accommodated in the activity.
A house in Argao Royal Palms allows you unparalleled access to Oslob’s whale sharks and much more besides: skimboarding at Mahayahay, scaling Cebu’s highest Osmeña Peak, spelunking at Balay sa Agta, river cruising in Aloguinsan, snorkelling or scuba diving in Moalboal.
If you envision a home that allows you to take a break from the city’s hectic lifestyle, you have it at Argao Royal Palms. Primary Homes allows you to choose from five houses or a condo unit with contemporary Asian design themes on a 2.2-hectare property.
Located within Argao Royal Palms, the Tropical Flats is a three-floor walk-up condominium by the beachfront for those who prefer a cozy unit.
With its oceanfront clubhouse, infinity pool, fitness gym, aqua golf range, jogging trail, sauna and jacuzzi, Argao Royal Palms is by itself a complete destination.
(This article is published under a brand partnership with Primary Homes.)