5 Reasons to Visit Badian All Year Round

/ Monday, December 24, 2012 /


1. Before you wholeheartedly declare that you’ve completed your Cebu to-visit list,  you might want to double check if you have actually trekked,  took the plunge, and soaked in the cold waters of Kawasan Falls. As Badian’s flagship tourist destination, this three-leveled water wonder is a testament to grandeur and elegance in nature combined.  Recent efforts of the provincial government to maintain and restore the spot’s original top notch state before it went too “commercial” lead to its closing down which officially begun April this year. Rooms and cottages for overnight stays were demolished and completely wiped out.

But worry not! After a brief hiatus, Kawasan is now re-opened for tourists and locals alike. Entrance fee is currently pegged at 10 pesos. If you wish not to shell out such amount, you can come in through the waterfall’s backdoor through a 6-7 hour traverse trek from Cebu’s highest, the Osmena Peak in Dalaguete.

2. Speaking of Osmena Peak, the province’s highest elevation can also be reached from Badian. Although Barangay Mantalongon in Dalaguete is the most common point of entry towards Cebu’s highest (either through a habal-habal ride or an hour or so of trekking)  Barangay Basak in Badian offers an alternative for those who wish to tackle a longer and more challenging trail.

3. Lambug Beach in Badian is akin to one of those secrets that you’d only tell a few of the people you know. This public beach has been dubbed as Little Boracay for its fine white sand. While it doesn’t really live up to what the genuine Boracay has in its package of sun, sea and sand,  you’ll surely congratulate yourself for discovering such fine beach. Entrance fees are non-existent this side of the ocean. You can choose to rent seaside rooms and cottages or simply pitch a tent when you choose to stay overnight.

Insider tip: When thinking about renting a room or a cozy cottage while in Lambug, look for Manang Virgie and go for those accommodations that she's looking after! She is one of the kindest and very accommodating caretakers around.

4. If you’re thinking about camping but can’t seem to get over the idea of being out there in the wild in the middle of the night -- defenseless and unsecured, Terra Manna Camping and Resort is an excellent alternative. This secured camping site sans the primitive element overlooks the shores of Lambug. The stunning views of Negros and Tañon Strait on the west and Badian-Dalaguete mountain ranges on the east will surely convince you that there’s more to life than spending hours in front of your PC, hopping from one Facebook profile to another.

The resort is also popular for their wedding and honeymoon packages. You can also arrange for activities such as diving, snorkeling and other island activities you might want to try while basking in the shores of Badian.

5. The food! It’s not just your usual run-of-the-mill food. We’re talking about the local food here -- from their puto sulot down to the ube maruya. You can find these native delicacies at the town’s public market together with other delish finds such as puto balanghoy ( steamed cassava cake)  and budbud (sticky rice).

An added bonus for your Badian trip would be the lovely accommodation options at Sima Pension House, conveniently situated right in the heart of the town. You will be surprised to find out that the quaint and cozy lodging rooms are reasonably priced for the frugal traveler in you. Room rates are pegged at 500php to 2000php. Get in touch with Cindy Nass at 09232982759 or 516-0557.

4 comments:

{ Mustachio } on: December 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM said...

Aha! A Lambug revelation! Hahahaha

{ Taraboomski } on: December 28, 2012 at 11:58 AM said...

like!!! :D The word spreads

{ Osang } on: December 29, 2012 at 12:59 AM said...

hahahah... and i thought no Lambug revelations... :P

{ lovelickspensiveness } on: January 7, 2013 at 10:34 PM said...

Kalami jud sa Cebu!

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