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Dalaguete is an affluent neighborhood with spectacular beaches and historic colonial landmarks. Explore the picturesque natural features surrounding the town.
Relax on the stretch of white sand of Dalaguete Beach on the eastern coast. Its public beach is renowned for its cleanliness and amenities. Small private resorts feature swimming pools and panoramic views of the sea. Rent deck chairs and bungalows at the public beach to sunbathe in style.
Visit the Dalaguete Church (San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church) in the town center for its Baroque and Rococo designs with black-and-white tiles and coral slabs inside the religious structure. The church played an important role in the town’s history as a refuge for the Spanish settlers during attacks by indigenous Moro peoples.
Explore the vicinity’s marvelous natural features, such as Osmena Peak. Hike along trails of the Mantalungon range of jagged hills. Climb to the 3,300-foot (1,000-meter) peak to gaze across the lush foliage. Dalaguete is known as the Vegetable Basket of Cebu for its productive agricultural economy.
Swim in milky blue-green water at the scenic Obong Spring at the beach’s southern end. Enjoy the idyllic sight of tropical vegetation encroaching the borders of a secluded lagoon. Nearby, a man-made pool has been built to retain the waters of Gakub Spring.
The town takes its name from the area’s dalakit trees. One origin story tells of Spanish settlers asking a local woman the area’s name. She misunderstood, instead revealing the name of the trees. Visit the town in early February for the annual Utanon Festival devoted to San Guillermo, a lively celebration of dance, music and food.
The town is on the eastern shore of Cebu Island in southeastern Philippines. It is about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south along the coast from Cebu. Catch a bus at Cebu South Bus Terminal and get around within the city via a taxi or jeepney.
Enjoy Dalaguete’s intriguing history and stunning scenery. Expect tropical weather year-round.
Accommodation in Dalaguete
Because there are only limited Expedia-listed accommodation in Dalaguete and surroundings, you should book early if you are intent on staying the night.
Located in Dalaguete, this beachfront resort is in a provincial park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Dalaguete Church, Dalaguete Beach, and San Roque Chapel. Kawasan Falls and Osmena Peak are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Situated in Dalaguete, this resort is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Dalaguete Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dalaguete Church and San Roque Chapel. Bugasok Falls and Argao Hall of Justice are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Panglao Island resort is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Doljo Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Momo Beach. Alona Beach and Hinagdanan Cave are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Panglao Island resort is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Doljo Beach and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Momo Beach. Alona Beach and Hinagdanan Cave are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Panglao Island hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Doljo Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Momo Beach. Alona Beach and Hinagdanan Cave are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Boljoon bed & breakfast is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from San Patrocinio de Maria Church and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Eli Rock. Oslob Beach and Oslob Church are also within 9 mi (15 km).
This Panglao Island resort is on the beach, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Doljo Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Momo Beach and Alona Beach. Tagbilaran Wharf and Hinagdanan Cave are also within 12 mi (20 km).