Adventurous Things You Can Do in Dalaguete, Cebu
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From the beach to the mountain, the southern town of Dalaguete in Cebu certainly has a lot to offer for visitors who love history, the water and great hikes.
If you are looking for something adventurous during your next visit to Cebu, don’t forget to visit this famous place (since it is home to the highest peak in the island) and do these recommended activities.
Get to know its history
When you visit a new place, the best way to start your tour is to learn more about its history and its people. Visit Museo sa Dalaguete and discover the rich heritage of the municipality. The museum is located at the second floor of the Municipio, a heritage structure built in 1832 which has been the center of government during the Spanish times.
You can also try and visit the numerous heritage houses found within the municipality.
Visit the Obong Watchtower
The Baluarte, or watchtower, is located near the sea since it was used as an early warning system against Moro raiders and pirates. You might not do a lot here but you will definitely feel like you have been transported back in time.
Chill at the public park
Dalaguete is packed with a lot of things to do so before you jump to those adrenaline-pumping activities, hang out at the public park and enjoy the swings and see-saw like a little kid.
Hang out at the beach
Another way to prepare yourself for your upcoming adventures is to chill by the beach and maybe camp overnight to get fully energized. The Dalaguete Beach Park is one of the best choices for campers and backpackers but you could also try out other resorts such as Dakong Bato Beach and Leisure Resort.
Visit the highest peak in the island
Surprisingly, the highest peak of Cebu, which stands at 1,013 MASL, is among the easiest trails to take. Osmeña Peak, named after former President Osmeña, is just 40-minutes away from the beach and only takes around 15 minutes to get to the peak from the foot of the mountain. Experience the chill and fog when you get to the top early morning or late afternoon.
Take a dip at Obong Spring
After your trek to Osmeña Peak, you can cool down this freshwater spring near the beach. Located in Barangay Balud, locals say that the salt water from the sea combines with the freshwater during high tide.
Taste their delicacies
A visit to any place is not complete without taking yourself into a gustatory adventure. Dalaguete is best known for delicacies such as torta, which looks like a mamon; bibingka; and tostado, which are biscuits that taste like barquillos. You can get them for snacks or pasalubong at the public market or roadside stalls and pair them off with black coffee.
To get to Dalaguete, take a plane ride to Cebu and make your way to the South Bus Terminal. From there, take a 3 to 4 hour bus ride to the southern town of Dalaguete.