A regular climb to Aguinid Falls in Samboan, Cebu entails going up the pathway created by the flowing water as it makes its way down from the fifth level to the sea. Beyond the fifth tier, however, the falls go up three levels more. There, beyond the reach of the regular climbers, nature is raw,… Continue reading Beyond level 5, Aguinid Falls is unspoiled, green
It looks like a suman or budbod because of the way it is wrapped in leaves but that’s just one of two similarities the local delicacy known as palagsing shares with the more popular merienda mainstays. The palagsing is sweeter and offers a more intense flavor than the suman or budbod and, like the two, goes well with afternoon coffee, preferably black or brewed from roasted corn grits.
Going up Aguinid Falls was a climb of many thrills: wading in the flow or swimming where the water pools, stepping from rock to rock, climbing alongside that falling sheet of liquid or meeting it head-on, pausing to take a shower.
Once upon a long drive to Cebu’s southernmost towns of Santander and Samboan, we found ourselves stopping for lunch at the Bodos Bamboo Bar Resort in Alcoy. The BBB Resort in Alcoy has a restaurant on top of a hill that offers a panorama of sea, sky, and mountain. Since it is made of wooden… Continue reading Lunch at Bodos Bamboo Bar Resort, Alcoy
As one of the few towns located at the southernmost tip of Cebu, Samboan is an unspoiled gem of natural wonders and ancient stone monuments. It is home to rivers, springs, waterfalls, caves and clean coastlines as well as structures that are hundreds of years old and bear silent witness to Samboan’s early years. Here… Continue reading Samboan is home to natural, heritage attractions
If you’re planning a Cebu trip during the Holy Week break and feel that the holiday island of Bantayan will be too crowded, you might want to consider Boljoon and its neighboring towns in your travel itinerary. Many tourists now consider Boljoon as an alternative Cebu destination during the Lenten season, Mayor Merlou Derama said.… Continue reading Boljoon ready for tourists during Holy Week break