TINGKO BEACH, CEBU: IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS

The south of Cebu is most recognizable for its diving sites, although some beaches offer shores more suited for lazing around in rather than serving as a jumping-off point for divers. Arguably one of the best white-sand beaches in Southern Cebu, Tingko Beach in Alcoy stretches along a lagoon for more than a mile, serving as a weekend getaway destination for the locals and foreign visitors alike.

How to Get There

Nearest Airport: Mactan Cebu International Airport (Cebu)

By Air
  1. Coming from Manila, this is the most convenient and fastest way to go to Cebu. It will take you around 1 hour to get to Mactan Cebu International Airport. Check your preferred airline company for the flight schedule and airfare.
  2. When you finally arrive in Cebu (either via air or sea), you can take a bus (aircon and non-aircon) or a v-hire bound for Oslob (P90-150) in the South Bus Terminal. Most buses have trips every 30 minutes or every hour.
  3. Get off at Tingko Beach in Alcoy. Travel time from Cebu City is around 2 to 3 hours.
By Sea
  1. It will take you around 20 to 34 hours from Manila to Cebu. Check ferry schedules of Manila North Harbor.
  2. When you finally arrive in Cebu (either via air or sea), you can take a bus (aircon and non-aircon) or a v-hire bound for Oslob (P90-150) in the South Bus Terminal. Most buses have trips every 30 minutes or every hour.
  3. Get off at Tingko Beach in Alcoy. Travel time from Cebu City is around 2 to 3 hours.

 


Entrance Fee and Other Charges

  • Entrance Fee: Varies from where you enter; some areas have no entrance fee, some range from P10-20
  • Camping Fee: Some areas are free, some have minimal fee of P100 (Exclusive of tent)
  • Cottage Rental Fee: Rates vary from one resort to another but usually range from P300 to P1000

Don’t Miss

  • Not far away from the beach proper is the old Spanish watch tower locally known as Bantayan sa Hari.

Don’t Forget

  • The whole stretch is divided into 4 areas: Tingko Beach 1, Voda Krasna Resort, Tingko Beach 2, and the public beach. If you want to enter without paying for the entrance fee, go to the public beach area.
  • Keep the place clean. Practice proper garbage disposal. Leave nothing but footprints.

If You Have More Time and Budget

  • You may rent a boat or join a group going to the sandbar and coral island, Mabad-on Reef, just across the beach. Enjoy the fine sand (during low tide) or be amazed at the underwater scenery while you snorkel around.

Where to Stay

Here are some of the recommended resorts that you can find in Alcoy, Cebu according to Agoda users (as of June 2017).

Photo was provided by the resort via Agoda.

For more options, search here: Cebu Hotels


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