Some Time Ago in a Beach Far, Far Away

Tell your friends about it!

After a 3-hour bus travel and a rough habal-habal ride, we were greeted with this beautiful view!

Welcome to The Hermit’s Cove in Aloguinsan, Cebu!

Upon entering, you have to pay an entrance fee of P50.

You can get there by taking a bus or a private vehicle. We took the bus since we didn’t know where the exact location of the place is. And because of the traffic in Minglanilla, the supposedly 2-hour bus ride turned into 3. The fare is only P80 for a non-aircon bus.

As you reach the public market, you will have to ride a habal-habal (motorcycle) going to Hermit’s Cove. The fare is only P50 going to the beach. However, going to Mantalungon (to ride a bus or v-hire going home) from the beach via habal-habal costs P150. So, make sure you bring enough money. I brought only Php 600 with me that day and I went home with P20 left. Haha!


I heard that the beach is called Hermit’s Cove because of the many hermit crabs that live there. Here are some of the crabs we found. We returned them safely to the sand, just so we’re clear. Haha.

One last thing. You can only stay until 5pm, so be sure to go there early to make the long trip really worth it!

Have you been to The Hermit’s Cove? Tell me about it! 🙂

xo Faith Mari


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