Dalaguete: The Vegetable Basket of Cebu

Dalaguete is a first income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines, located 84 kilometer(52 mi) from Cebu City. It is bounded by Argao on the north, Alcoy on the south, municipalities of  Badian and Alegria on the west, and Bohol strait on the east.

Apart from its wonderful tourist destinations, Dalaguete is also visited during “Utanon Festival” which is celebrated every 9 and 10 of February. Like Sinulog, there will be street dancing and showdown competition. Dalaguetenons celebrate  the annual town fiesta in honor of Patron Saint Guillermo as a form of thanksgiving for all the blessings and graces that they received and for giving them the place rich in agriculture and music. Dalaguete is not only considered as the “Vegetable Basket of the province of Cebu” but also the “Music Capital of the Island” as well.  Source: Wikipedia

Places to Explore:

  • Municial Hall
  • Baluarte(watchtower)
  • Heritage Structures
  • Obong spring

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  • Osmeña Peak

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  • Rock Formation in Lagsangan, brgy. Tabon

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  • Dakong Bato

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  • Mantalongon Highlands

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  • Kulabyaw Cave

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  • Breeding Ground of Flying Foxes in brgy. Malones-Lanao

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  • Dingayop waterfalls, cave, and spring

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I tagged along with my friend and his colleagues to visit Dalaguete and take some time to unwind and momentarily escape the busy life in the City. One of his colleague’s Grandmother is living there; good thing we didn’t have to find a beach resort to stay overnight.

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Never miss the boodle fight at the beach. One good way to pamper the tummy.

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Beach Park or formerly known as Argao Beach club. It might not be as white as the other white beaches and the water is not as clear as the sea in Sumilon but this place is absolutely a perfect venue to unwind and relax.

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Here comes my favorite scene. There’s nothing more quaint than a picture-perfect moonrise at the beach.

Apart from Osmeña Peak and Bandera Peak, here you can find Katampuko hill where you can see the entire facade of Dalaguete. Katampuko is approximately 1.5 – 2 kilometers, 1 hour, away from the place where we stayed. We woke up and started to trek at 5am and got to the peak about 6am, just in time to see the sunrise.

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I saw the moon rose at the beach and now i see it about to set behind the mountain.

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The view from the top of the hill. On the right of the hill, you will have a glimpse of the Osmeña Peak.

 

After we descended from the summit, we took a rest for couple of hours and then headed to Tingko, Alcoy public beach to dip in to azure but crystal clear seawater.

 

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