Hidden Beach Resort in Aloguinsan, Cebu
Looking for a natural white sand beach southwest of Cebu City? Want to stay in affordable rooms and cottages with a view of Tañon Strait while touring the town of Aloguinsan? Want to relax and rejuvenate at an eco-friendly resort away from the stress of city life?
The King of Sinulog is off to Hidden Beach Resort in Aloguinsan, a natural 1-kilometer stretch of fine white sand beach with crystal clear waters facing Negros Island hidden under the edge of a cliff in a remote barangay, located about 59 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.
Read on as I share with you why this resort is a backpacker’s paradise.
Only a 2-hour bus ride away from Cebu City
In my opinion, Hidden Beach is one of the best untouched white sand beaches in Cebu that is near and accessible from Cebu City.
A 2-hour bus journey is just equivalent to watching one movie on your iPad. From Cebu South Bus Terminal, you may hop on a yellow Sepo bus plying to Aloguinsan, tell the bus ticketer to drop you off at Aloguinsan Public Market, and pay about PHP80 for a 2-hour land trip.
From there, you can ride a motorcycle to Hidden Beach and pay about PHP30 per person for a 20-minute ride.
Everything is natural
Aside from the man-made bamboo and nipa cottages on the beach, nothing else is there but pure sand, the natural sea, and surrounding trees.
The resort’s concrete accommodations are constructed by the entrance on the cliff before descending down to the shore.
If you’re just planning to stay a few hours, bring a picnic blanket with you and just pay PHP15 per person for the entrance fee.
If you prefer using wooden tables and chairs, you could rent one out at PHP150. If you’re traveling with a big group, you could rent out open-air bamboo cottages for PHP300.
If you’re staying overnight, the cheapest option is to rent a tent at PHP300. If you could squeeze four people in the tent, then you only pay PHP75 each. Laughs.
You could also sleep inside the 4-person cottages at PHP600 a night which is a safer option since you can close its bamboo fence from within.
They also have simple and concrete 2-person blue rooms with an area of about 16 square meters for PHP600 a night. Pay PHP300 more if you choose the air-conditioned rooms.
There’s also a common shower area and toilet available for use of the guests with a fee.
You won’t need any umbrellas.
From what I have observed, Filipinos don’t enjoy bathing in the sun as much as Westerners. We prefer staying in the shadows to preserve our skin complexion. Laughs.
What I love about Hidden Beach is that it is full of coconut trees that provide a natural shade for the whole day. Friendly tip, bring a good book and a hammock with you. You’ll thank me later.
The resort is relatively safe and secure.
Because it is a private resort, it is surrounded by bamboo fences all around the beach property making it relatively safe from outsiders.
The proprietors are also living inside the resort by the entrance. The gates are only open from 6AM to 6PM. Because it is the only resort in the area, it is quiet and peaceful.
You can request the caretakers to cook a complete meal for you for a fee
However, you may also buy raw meat from the public market beforehand and cook them at designated grilling stations on the beach. The hassle-free option is to buy cooked food from eateries.
If you want your breakfast ready the next day, better inform the caretakers the night before. A friendly tip is to buy everything you need in one go at the public market since it is about 4 kilometers away from the resort. Bring a cooler with you so that you have cold drinks at the beach.
Overall, if you’re not a picky traveler who wants an affordable escape at an all-natural white sand beach, then Hidden Beach Resort in Aloguinsan is perfect for you. Better go there on a weekday to have the beach all to yourself.
Hidden Beach Resort
Address: Aloguinsan, Cebu
Telephone: 0928 870 4575