If Aloguinsan, Cebu isn’t in your list of must-visit places, you better think again. The town wouldn’t be tagged “Tropical Town, Jewel in the Midwest, My Place in the Sun and Ecotourism Capital of Cebu” for no apparent reason.
Aloguinsan, a municipality that belongs to the 3rd district, used to be just a small fishing village of Pinamungajan until it was officially recognized as a town in 1886. Every June, the town locals celebrate “Kinsan Festival” to commemorate how Aloguinsan came about. Aloguinsan was derived from the name Kinsan – a fish abundant in the southwestern waters.
Aloguinsan is made up of fifteen barangays namely: Angilan, Bojo, Bonbon, Esperanza, Kandingan, Kantabogon, Kawasan, Olango, Poblacion, Punay, Rosario, Saksak, Tampa-an, Toyokon and Zaragosa.
Now, here’s three attractions in Aloguinsan to convince you that this town is worth a visit!
1. Does Bojo River Cruise and Eco-Cultural Tour ring a bell? This famous attraction is more than just a drift in the river. More than the close encounter with the birds in the bird sanctuary and the panoramic view of the Bojo River and Tanon Strait, taking the tour would allow you to help boost tourism in the area. Eventually, you’d be able to aid in the development of the town.
2. True to its name, the Hidden Beach in Aloguinsan is a concealed oasis. However, this did not stop tourists and getaway-seekers to discover its beauty. This white sand beach is a must-visit because aside from its affordable entrance and cottage fees, it can be a perfect detour from Bojo River which is only a 20-minute ride away.
3. Want to know more of Aloguinsan during your visit? Take a stop in “The Aloguinsan Baluarte”. The Baluarte, situated at the top of a hill, is a witness of Aloguinsanons historic past as it served as a warning system against Moros decades ago.
Heading to Aloguinsan? Before you go, don’t forget to charge your camera and bring an extra battery just in case. We’re telling you: You’re up to an adventure-loaded day.